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Night vision goggles might seem like the stuff of serious combat and cinema, but since the technology’s arrival during the WWII era (and its mass proliferation during the Vietnam War) the United States military has unleashed night vision's power upon the civilian consumer market. Today, hobbyists and professionals from...
Peacoat? In July? Summer is in full swing right now in the Northern Hemisphere, but in the spirit of solidarity with our global society (and also the spirit of finding a great deal) consider planning your staples for the next season. Since the pandemic scrambled the world and time...
The honeymoon days glow hot and bothered, draped in lace and dripping sweat, but truly great relationships take work. In other news, feeling good requires healthy food, and learning requires reading and studying. Saving money means spending less. Maybe you see where I’m going. Everything worth having in life...
Americas best eyeglasses were once a marvel of science, but these practical accessories have grown into garments of their own, able to amend eyesight and entire outfits in one fell swoop. Today, glasses are more than a practicality. Switching on a sleek pair alters an entire look in seconds....
Healing someone might be the most human act. For a medical patient, there’s usually nothing more comforting than the assistance of a capable nurse. Beyond their very crucial expertise, nurses provide a personal service to patients, simply by caring for them. This humanity attracts many nurses to their profession...
Certain timeless pieces simply evoke a sense of sophistication. The quilted jacket proves a classic staple every human person ought to own in their wardrobe. Given the elegance its silhouette connotes, the rich history of quilting as a craft comes as no surprise. However, the quilted jacket as we...
Growing up, I loved gas stations—rare breaks from the road filled with aisle after aisle of vibrant artificial pleasures all vying for my attention. I still love them. There are nuances between a Chevron and a Love’s and a Sheetz, the institution native to the place where I grew...
I’ve been known to pontificate at length on the magic of music in our modern era, the incredible abilities we possess at this moment in history to entirely curate our soundscape. However, with great power comes great responsibility. When I was younger, my anxiety-prone grandmother vigorously warned me against...
“A million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute, and the number will jump another 20% by 2021,” reported the Guardian exactly four years ago. This staggering plastic waste never decays, and it’s always increasing faster and faster at a rate that feels infinite. Meanwhile, our planet,...
Anyone who’s ever had a stuffy nose understands the human capacity to take our physical faculties for granted. Something about choking down tasteless meals and struggling to sleep really inspires admiration for the relief of free, unrestricted breath. Hands are nearly as essential as air to our human identity....