Did You Know?

$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.

10,000

The supposed number of steps to take in a day… is an arbitrary number made up in a 1960s Japanese study?

Otherkin

Denoting or relating to people who identify as non-human. One of 300 words that has just been added to the English Dictionary!

CRISPR

The gene editing technique that could help eradicate health conditions and bring back the woolly mammoth!