Healthy Children Equals Happy Children

Happiness, they say, is a state of mind. But the mind of a child is like a clean slate, and they are open to experiences. Healthy children equals happy children when they are free to do as they please, within limits. They become even happier when their needs are met....
Black Teeth: A Thing of the Past

Black Teeth: A Thing of the Past

Japanese women used to blacken their teeth and shave off their eye brows post marriage, prior to the mid nineteenth century. Ohagaru was practiced up until the Meiji era. It is interesting to view this custom through the lens of our current 21C obsession with very...