Health, Fitness and Style
Whether as warming layers that comfort us during sleep, decorative furnishings on our walls and floors that enhance our waking hours, or shields providing protection from the elements or evil spirits, textiles are present throughout all moments of our lives. more »
Julia Sneden writes: With older women and men all across the country doing water aerobics and swimming laps, wouldn’t you think the bathing suit manufacturers would twig to the idea that there’s a huge market out here? Not only do we seniors buy suits; we buy suits more often than even the teenagers do, because we’re harder on them. No clean surf ‘n sand for us, no lying still on a beach blanket for hours, or languidly standing around the lifeguard’s chair. No, we are up to our clavicles in health club pools full of chemicals, stretching our suits (and our bodies) to all sorts of outrageous extremes, sweating inside them even though the water is cool. more »
Life's Little Mysteries Such As: Why do Ads and Commercials for Medicines Always Advise Us to "Call Your Doctor"?
Rose Madeline Mula writes: Why are restaurant tips calculated as a percentage of the total bill? Is it harder for a waiter to serve a fifty-dollar fillet than a five-buck burger? Do today's tech-savvy kids really believe in Santa Claus ... the tooth fairy ... the Easter bunny? You don't think they've Googled them all? I saw my first bikini on a beach in Nice during my first trip to Europe, back in the ‘60s. I couldn't believe how brazen its wearer was! Today that bikini would look positively Victorian. more »
High use of these makeup products could result in potential overexposure to aluminum, cadmium and manganese as well. Over time, exposure to high concentrations of manganese has been linked to toxicity in the nervous system. The study authors say that for most adults, there is no reason to toss the lip gloss in the trash, but the amount of metals found do signal the need for more oversight by health regulators. At present, there are no US standards for metal content in cosmetics. Latest News Categories » Events Sports Multimedia » Media Relations » Poison lips? Troubling levels of toxic metals found in cosmetics By Sarah Yang, Media Relations | May 2, 2013 BERKELEY — A new analysis of the contents of lipst… more »