Each week, we find 5 fun, quirky or even useful links. And share them with you. Because we find the internet pretty distracting.
- Blue Screens of Death: Our backlit screens and LEDs emit light that's primarily on the blue spectrum and are distrupting our biochemistry—which could be pretty bad. Seems as if our bodies just haven't caught up with our technological advances.
- 100 Years of Beauty in One Minute: [VIDEO] Cut Video has a YouTube series showing different hair and make-up styles of women in the US, Iran and Korea from 1910 to 2010. While I *love* the style of the 20s to the 40s, it's fascinating to watch the hijab retreat and then return. (The hijab was initially banned in Iran in 1936, but made mandatory in 1979.) And the difference in Korea beginning in the 50s is pretty stark: South Korea looks to the US and Japan for fashion trends, whereas North Korea's styles reflect communist ideals.
- And since we're looking back 100 years, here are the most fashionable body shapes, by decade.
- Using Venom as Medicine: Dr. Christie Wilcox tells the story of Ellie Lobel who suffered for years from undiagnosed and untreated Lyme disease. Only when she was preparing to die did she finally get help from a surprising source: Bees.
- Lolcat, Al Desko and Permadeath: The blessing or curse of a living language is that it's always changing. New words, phrases and slang terms are added to the Oxford Dictionaries every few months, mainly due to the rapid changes day-to-day English is undergoing due to the rise of social media. Ever wonder how they decide which words to add? Wonder no more. [VIDEO]