N arrow, flat, hooked, button, straight, or none of the above, the human nose comes in myriad shapes and sizes. But no matter how noses look, they all share at least one common function: to warm and humidify air on its way to the lungs. Like a wind tunnel, the nasal passages cause turbulence in inspired air, allowing it to touch the inner walls of the nose and draw moisture and heat from our mucosa and blood vessels. The shape of the human nose has been sculpted in part by climate. Butaric and her colleagues recently determined that in Alaskan Inuit and Siberian Buryat populations, a longer, narrower nasal cavity is associated with large maxillary sinuses, and in sub-Saharan African populations, the wider nasal cavity is accompanied by smaller maxillary sinuses Am J Phys Anthropol , , The relationship between sinus and nasal cavity shape has historically created a paradox for anthropologists when it comes to archaic human species.
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Fashion blogger Victoria Hui is frequently photographed in all different pairs of shades on her website TheLustListt. Emily Men, one of the lifestyle bloggers behind The Wardrobes , had similar issues to Hui's, and has often had to hack the pairs she's owned. At the time, Mic called the name stupid and suggested it was simply a marketing tactic. That most sunglasses frames sold in America are designed to be "one shape fits all" played a large role in the term's making waves — but is also testament to why such a specification was necessary. As evidenced by the need for Oakley's line, Hui and Men are hardly the only people of Asian descent that have faced difficulty when looking for the perfect pair of glasses. Back in , comedian Margaret Cho penned an essay on her website about this very subject asking why she, an Asian-American woman, wasn't able to find glasses that were both functional and fit her face without sliding down. Still — paralleling a recent outcry about the lack of Asian actors in film — quality glasses remain elusive.
By Tracy You For Mailonline. Women in East Asia are putting tiny pegs into their nostrils so their nose could look more European. The beauty trend apparently started from South Korea about two years ago and has spread to Japan , mainland China and Taiwan, where women with a pointier European nose are considered more attractive. The beauty trend, however, has sparked serious health concerns.
I visit it regularly, and what I find there never fails to shock me. The place is the comic-book section of the street-side newsstand. I have been addicted to such kiosks for 30 years, and in Asia, the message they offer differs greatly from the commonly accepted line on race. This is a pet interest of mine, for two reasons.