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Reading In Dim Light Won’t Actually Damage Your Eyesight

Enjoying a book in the dark doesn’t have to lead to nearsightedness!


All bookworms have gone through this dilemma: You want to read one more chapter of a new book but your parents keep telling you that it’s time for bed. Mom also makes sure to warn you not to read in the dark because it will ruin your eyes. But is reading in dim light really bad for your eyesight?

Reading in dim light is certainly difficult but it isn’t necessarily damaging to your eyesight. The worst that could happen to you when you read in the dark is some extra eyestrain that can be remedied when you rest your eyes. After all, people were already reading by candlelight before Benjamin Franklin discovered electricity. Interestingly, none of them actually complained about diminishing eyesight.

But can reading in the dark actually cause myopia or near-sightedness?

So far, there have been no scientific studies that could connect the activity with the condition. On the other hand, researchers have found that people who spend too much time peering at their computer screen regardless of lighting are more likely to develop myopia.

So when exactly did people start believing that enjoying a book in dim light can cause nearsightedness? Once again, this might stem from parents warning children about reading in the dark. The belief has been passed down to every generation since then.

Excessive reading can strain your eyes no matter how dark or bright your light.

Excessive browsing on the internet (or reading a particularly engaging book) are certainly likely to cause myopia since it forces the eyes to focus on something for a long time. This can be prevented by taking a break from the activity and allowing the eyes to rest in between websites (or chapters).

Give your eyes a break so you don’t develop nearsightedness.

You can give your eyes a break by closing them for a few minutes before resuming the activity. People are also advised to step away from the book, laptop, or tablet and focus on faraway objects to avoid eyestrain.

We can’t tell you to stop reading in dim light but it is still better to find a sufficient light source when you want to sit down with your book. When your eyes are healthy, you’ll be able to enjoy more novels in your future.


Mother Of Six Reveals Why All Unwanted Pregnancies Should Be Blamed On Men

“In theory, a man could cause 1000+ unwanted pregnancies in just one year.”

There is little doubt that abortion is already a controversial topic. However, one woman has sparked new debates with her viral rant about who is to blame for making the procedure necessary. The mother of six explained why men are responsible for all unwanted pregnancies.

Gabrielle Blair is an author and a blogger who is currently raising six children. Being a Mormon, she is against abortion. However, Blair is interested in making sure people are aware why it is sometimes necessary and can easily be prevented. How does Blair propose to stop unwanted pregnancies from happening? By making men aware that they are "100% responsible" for it in the first place.

Blair took Twitter by storm with her blistering rant about unwanted pregnancies.

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A Festival for Cats is Returning to London this 2019

Love cats? This IS the festival for you!

A festival dedicated to cats? It sounds totally crazy...unless you're a crazy cat lover. There is nothing that a feline lover wouldn't do and this June 29, the ultimate cat appreciation will be held in London's Beckenham Place Park.

Simply called CatFest 2019, the festival will have live music, lots of food and booze, and of course, lots and lots of cats.

All eyes on the kitties this June in London.

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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Star Rami Malek Wins Best Actor In Golden Globe Awards 2019

He deserves every bit of recognition!

“Bohemian Rhapsody” was released in October last year, and it immediately met a lot of criticisms. However, fans couldn’t help but be in awe of Rami Malek who impersonated Freddie Mercury and brought Queen’s 1985 Live Aid performance back to life.

Now, Malek won the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The actor nabbed the title from his very talented contenders, Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”), Willem Dafoe (“At Eternity’s Gate”), Lucas Hedges (“Boy Erased”), and John David Washington (“BlacKkKlansman”).

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