Did You Know?

Nomophobia

Cambridge Dictionary’s 2018 word of the year, and means “a fear or worry at the idea of being without your mobile phone or unable to use it.”

$16 Billion

The current valuation of Juul, the company making a product that delivers nicotine like a cigarette.

More Than 50%

More than 50% of your body is not human, say scientists. Human cells make up only 43%; the rest are microscopic colonists.

Phubbing

Snubbing someone you’re talking to to look at a cell phone. A phenomenon that’s hurting your relationships.

27 Days

The amount of days a year Brits spend worrying about “micro-stresses.” What’s your number?

Froideur

Coolness or extreme reserve in manner. Also in the top 10 foreign words that are now in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary.

Youthquake

Oxford Dictionaries 2017 word of the year meaning “a significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people”.

50%

America has 4.4% of the world’s population, but almost half of the civilian-owned guns around the world.

Ikigai

The Japanese concept that offers a new perspective on finding happiness, roughly meaning ‘a reason to live’, or ‘the happiness of being always busy’.

1/5

The ratio of male fish that are now transgender due to chemicals from contraceptive pills being flushed down household drains.