Your Lashes Are the Length Nature Intended
Slapping on mascara to get those luscious lashes wasn't nature's intention. Your lashes serve a purpose, and their length shouldn't be tampered with.
Most makeup commercials push the idea that fuller lips, rosier cheeks, and longer lashes will up your sex appeal. Indeed, you may become more desired and beautiful. But science says you shouldn't play with what nature might consider perfection — the length of your lashes, they're the size they're supposed to be.
Isha Aran from Fusion writes that luscious lashes may be the envy of some women, but, according to science, your eyelashes shouldn't be meddled with. Recent research has found that mammals' eyelashes are supposed to be one-third the width of the eye. After looking into various animals from armadillos to snow leopards, the researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology found that all had lashes that were one-third the width of their eyes. They report this is the optimal length in order to keep tiny particles out, and control airflow and hydration.
In addition to their field studies, the researchers built an artificial eye in a small wind tunnel — meant to mimic similar conditions. They found that a lash that was one-third the width of the eye was able to divert dust and particles most effectively than other lengths.
So, rather than buying yet another product to help with your dry eyes after days of wearing mascara, consider ditching both. If science is right, a few days without the mascara could help clear up those dry eyes.
Read more at Fusion.
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Meteorologists propose a stunning new explanation for the mysterious events in the Bermuda Triangle.
One of life's great mysteries, the Bermuda Triangle might have finally found an explanation. This strange region, that lies in the North Atlantic Ocean between Bermuda, Miami and San Juan, Puerto Rico, has been the presumed cause of dozens and dozens of mind-boggling disappearances of ships and planes.
Nazi supporters held huge rallies and summer camps for kids throughout the United States in the 1930s.
- During the 1930s, thousands of Americans sympathized with the Nazis, holding huge rallies.
- The rallies were organized by the American German Bund, which wanted to spread Nazi ideology.
- Nazi supporters also organized summer camps for kids to teach them their values.
A Bund parade in New York, October 30, 1939.
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Tea and coffee have known health benefits, but now we know they can work together.
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- A new study finds drinking large amounts of coffee and tea lowers the risk of death in some adults by nearly two thirds.
- This is the first study to suggest the known benefits of these drinks are additive.
- The findings are great, but only directly apply to certain people.