Who Started Dry Cleaning?

Dry cleaning dates back to ancient civilizations, notably the Romans. Archaeological findings in Pompeii, devastated by Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, reveal the existence of early dry cleaners. Roman fullers used substances like fuller’s earth, lye, and ammonia derived from urine to cleanse clothing. This mixture effectively removed dirt and […]

Balancing Costs of SA’s Lifestyle Diseases

Over the past two decades, as economies have progressed, there’s been a significant shift in the primary health concerns in low- and middle-income countries. Historically, these nations grappled with infectious diseases like HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, pneumonia, and diarrhea. Now, a new set of challenges has emerged, predominantly linked to lifestyle choices. […]

A Shopper’s Guide To Outsmarting Online Pricing

most of us are accustomed to the straightforward pricing models of brick-and-mortar stores. Items are displayed with clear price tags, and discounts are often available through coupons, memberships, or group-specific deals like student or AARP discounts. These discounts are typically well-publicized, allowing equal access to all shoppers. However, the transition […]