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What You Need to Know When Buying Glasses Online

If you’re shopping for a new pair of eyeglasses, you may get sticker shock when you pick up a pair of frames at your local optician. It certainly doesn’t help that vision insurance doesn’t always cover glasses—and when it does, it may not cover the whole cost. Another option is to take your shopping to the internet, where you’ll find a better selection and lower prices.This post originally appeared on DealNews.Here are six things to know when buying glasses online.Your Prescription...

Study Finds That Wine Glass Size Grew by 531 Percent Since 1700

For some, the holiday season goes hand-in-hand with drinking, and no beverage captures the wintry spirit more than red wine — well, maybe egg nog, but it’s gross. In any case, a new study finds wine glasses have grown substantially over the last 300 years in the UK — and a scientist tells Inverse why.“Several factors likely lead people to drink more during the holidays in Western countries,” Theresa Marteau, Director of the Behaviour and Health Research Unit at the University of Cambridge,...

How Safe Is That Painted Drinking Glass?

UK study</a>&nbsp;found that some painted glasses, both new and secondhand, contained harmful levels of toxic metals.The study, published online in the journal Science of the Total Environment, found that a significant portion of the painted drinkware tested contained high levels of the heavy metals lead and cadmium—which are sometimes added to paint to create vibrant colors. (Lead may be used to glaze the enamel paint as well.)&nbsp;It also showed that bits of paint could come...