You shouldn’t need an infographic to tell you sleep is awesome and you probably don’t but how is it that we manage to not get enough of it on a regular basis? It helps us lose weight, think straight and avoid cancer! Well, maybe this infographic will help convince you (and me) to make it more of a priority. Continue reading
“‘Occupy All Streets’ is our way of reminding people that there is change to be made everywhere, not just on Wall Street. At this time we have not made an official commitment to monetarily support the movement.” – A Rocawear spokesperson as told to Business Insider
If you’ve read the About page here you’ve seen that I do not care for Jiggahov and the Mrs. and in the past I have also been critical of Kanye West. So when I found out Jay-Z’s clothing company Rocawear was selling “Occupy All Streets” shirts with zero proceeds going to Occupy Wall Street or any of the Occupy movements I wasn’t surprised but I was still disgusted. Maybe more like revolted. Jay-Z has made a living off of rhyming about selling crack, destroying his community and being better than you. After releasing an album with Kanye West called Watch The Throne he has attempted to appropriate and capitalize on the Occupy movement which has as one of its main features a democratic assembly. Perhaps the correct thing to do would have been Continue reading
When we Americans think of dingy factories where ten year olds toil for fifty cents a day, we think of places far from here. But we’d be wrong. The recent documentary The Harvest/La Cosecha by Enrique Lopetegui exposes child labor right here at home.
The Harvest/La Cosecha is produced by Shine Global, a non-profit, whose mission: is: “ending the abuse and exploitation of children worldwide through films that raise awareness, promote action and inspire political change.” Continue reading
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What are carcinogens?
Carcinogens are substances or exposures that cause or aggravate cancer.
Where can I find them?
Carcinogens can be found in foods, beauty products, or even cell phones. It was also recently reported that carcinogens were being found in Brazilian blowouts, a popular salon hair straightening process.
Do carcinogens cause cancer immediately?
Generally, no. But different carcinogens have different cancer-causing potential. Some may cause cancer quickly while others require more prolonged exposure.
What are some known carcinogens?
- Naphthalene, found in tanning beds, mothballs, and coal tars.
- Formaldehyde, found in many beauty products.
- Aspartame, found in soft drinks as an artificial sweetener.
- o-Nitrotoluene, found in dyes.
- Aluminum, found in antiperspirants.
For a full list, check out Cancer.org.
What can I do to limit my exposure?
Eat organic foods and choose organic or natural hair products. Read ingredient labels and become educated about what you’re putting on and into your body.