Generally speaking, Japan seems to be very effective about skillfully combining functionality and design. In recent years, people all around the world have praised products from the “Land of the Rising Sun” for both performance and style.
In fact, there are a lot of things from Japan that could turn our lives around. Here are 24 of them.
1. Braille on the top of drink cans.
2. Protect floors from scratches with these knitted socks for chair legs.
3. Real milk can be easily found with the help of a small notch on a packaging.
4. The back doors of taxis open automatically, making it a lot easier for passengers carrying heavy bags.
5. Cooling band-aids for fevers or the summer heat and warmers for cold winters.
6. A Christmas tree that can be installed in a second.
7. Single-use underwear and deodorizing wipes for when you need to spend the night at your office.
8. Giant cups of noodles.
9. You have to prove to the police that you have a free parking spot in order to buy a car.
10. Gummies with an anti-aging effect. It contains a large amount of collagen and hyaluronic acid.
11. When the weather is good, people air out their futons to prevent mold.
12. Before winter comes, the branches of old trees are tied to protect them from heavy snow.
13. Felt balls instead of air fresheners.
14. Public transport stops are shielded from the road.
15. In autumn, people eat fried maple leaves. In spring, they eat sugared cherry blossoms – and they eat lotus all year round.
16. Hotel room vending machines.
17. A giant toothbrush for house cleaning.
18. There may be more than 24 hours.
19. Parents buy safe and ecologically clean toys instead of plastic and potentially toxic ones.
20. Wet umbrellas are put in special cases that absorb moisture.
21. Free toilet paper and printed information for those who like to spend some time in the toilet.
22. Jackets with shoulder straps.
23. Shower nozzles with tablets that remove chlorine from water and turn your home into a spa.
24. Inflatable bathtubs and pillows for kids.
Muslim Buyers Criticize Nike For ‘Writing Allah’ on Shoe’s Sole
“This is disrespectful and extremely offensive to Muslims and insulting to Islam,” one woman wrote.
After the recent Marks & Spencer controversy accusing them of printing the name of Allah in their toilet paper, it looks like Nike is the next company to receive hatred from the Muslim community. In fact, thousands of Muslim consumers are demanding that the popular sports brand recall their Air Max sneakers.
The alleged offense, you ask? Well it's the same issue as with Marks & Spencer all over again! According to some people, Nike should recall their products for "insulting Islam" by "writing Allah" in Arabic on the shoe's sole.
Ainon claims Nike are selling trainers which clearly have “Allah” written in Arabic.
3 Reasons Why You Should Expose Your Kids To Wordless Books
Not all great stories have words!
Countless experts have often reminded parents about the value of reading. According to them, exposing children to good books at an early age can be beneficial for their development.
One common misconception, however, is that when we talk about reading, it's exclusively about books with words. This is definitely not the case because wordless picture books are actually highly recommended as well.
In an educational blog post by Common Sense Media, we see some of the benefits of "reading" wordless books, particularly for toddlers and preschoolers.
#1. Wordless books can help children learn "how a book works."
25 Perfectly Timed Shots That Show A Rush Of Emotion
#21 is too adorable!
A popular saying states that “a picture is worth a thousand words.” While that sounded pretty complex, it is actually true. A picture tells a story just as well as, if not better than, a lot of written words.
Photographs are still shots so we won’t be able to hear the subject’s comments or reaction at the time. However, most snaps don’t need any explanation as the message could already be understood by the emotions shown in the picture. Here are 25 perfectly timed shots that show a rush of emotion.
1. And her parents just wanted a cute photo.
2. If you haven't seen a husky dance, here you go.