Category Archives: Hygiene

When was the greatest time in history to be alive? Ask the Harappans

Hi, I was recently asked in an interview when in history was the greatest time to be alive? It’s a very difficult question to answer, so I rambled on a bit, but – when pushed – I thought a person would have had a good shot of a decent life in Bronze Age India, during the time…

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How Did Women In The Past Deal With Their Periods? The History of Menstruation

Hi! Before you start reading my blog on the history of periods, I’m excited to say that my funny history book A MILLION YEARS IN A DAY : A CURIOUS HISTORY OF DAILY LIFE, FROM THE STONE AGE TO THE PHONE AGE is available around the world in 10 languages. Check out the reviews on Amazon or GoodReads to…

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The Surprising History of Your Morning Routine

One day in the future, when we are wizened and grey, we may look back on our lives and regale our great-grandkids with the Kodak moments that shone like beacons in our own personal biography – our nervous first kiss, our first passionate love affair, the excitement of passing the driving test, the joy of…

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