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The Chemicals In Sunscreen Seep Into Your Vein After Just One Day

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A recent study found that certain sunscreen chemicals exceeded the recommended threshold.
The chemicals in sunscreen don't just sit on top of the skin, they absorb in the bloodstream, according to new research.
A study published found that several active ingredients in different sunscreens enter the bloodstream at levels that far exceed the recommended threshold without a government safety inspection.
“However, sunscreens have not been subjected to standard drug safety testing, and clinicians and consumers lack data on systemic drug levels despite decades of widespread use," the study.
The 24 participants in the study were instructed to apply one of four different kinds of sunscreen spray, lotion or cream four times per day for four days on all areas that wouldn’t be covered by a swimsuit.
Soak up the sun this summer, just remember to bring your SPF smarts!
Researchers then measured the concentration of four different active ingredients in the participants’ blood: avobenzone…

Ceeze Has Created A YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 For The Home

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The ultimate hype candle holder.

If you’ve ever displayed your proud collection of YEEZYs at home but wanted to wear them out too, you now have the perfect solution: New York City-based sneaker designer Ceeze has designed a full-scale YEEZY home decor sculpture for the sneaker enthusiasts.

The new releases follow from the success of Ceeze’s first design — a gold ceramic YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 — and come in two colorways: rose gold and pewter. Both sculptures are detail-accurate replicas of the 350 V2, complete with a full-sized YEEZY-style pull-out box. The sculpture cleverly doubles as a candle holder, and the whole package comes with four spare candles.

If you’re interested in copping one to style up your home, both the pewter and rose gold models are currently available over at Ceeze’s site for $150 USD each.

And for more design goodness, check out IKEA’s recreation of these iconic TV-show living rooms.

Ceeze Ev için YEEZY BOOST 350 V2'yi Yarattı

Nihai yutturmaca mumluk.

Gururlu YE…

The Tyde Table

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The Tyde Table from Switzerland’s Vitra is a new generation of height-adjustable tables where the technology required for adjustment has been seamlessly integrated by using electric power to alternate between 65 cm and 125 cm. Playing into the notion that up to 40% of one’s workday should be spent standing – even if you find yourself parked in front of a computer screen – Tyde achieves this by not only being a stand-up/sit-down concept, but also transforms into a conference table as well for larger endeavors. Expect to see the Tyde Table at select design stores throughout the world.

Tyde Masa

İsviçre'deki Vitra'dan Tyde Table, 65 cm ile 125 cm arasında değişen elektrik gücü kullanılarak ayarlama için gerekli teknolojinin sorunsuz bir şekilde entegre edildiği yeni nesil bir yükseklik ayarlı masadır. Bir iş gününün% 40'ının ayakta durması gerektiği fikrini oynamak - kendinizi bir bilgisayar ekranının önüne park etmiş olsanız bile - Tyde, bunu yalnızca bir stand-up / oturma k…

Do Hair Skin And Nail Supplements Work?

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STORY AT-A-GLANCE
Healthy hair, skin and nails depend on three main structural proteins: solubilized keratin, collagen peptides and elastin, but there are other plant-based supplements that benefit these areas for more vibrant healthOther integrative interventions include extracts from the herb Polypodium leucotomos, a plant-based supplement for sensitive skin, nicotinamide (aka niacinamide) for skin cancer protection and phytoceramides (plant-derived lipids)Factors that cause problems for your hair, skin and nails fall into two categories: intrinsic factors, such as the aging process, and fluctuating hormone levelsA combination of specific supplements can help strengthen your hair, skin and nails from the inside out Shiny hair and fingernails (and toenails) that are smooth and uniform in color, and soft, glowing skin are typically viewed as some of the more visible signs of health. Most children have all of the above, but often with factors like stress hormones, oxidative stress and a…

Humans Eat 5 Grams Of Plastic Per Week

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Plastic is in water.
An average person could be eating about 250 grams of plastic a year.
It is the equivalent of eating 5g of plastic a week — the weight of a credit card.
This amount is the same as ingesting as many as 1,900 plastic particles a week from sources such as tap and bottled water, shellfish, beer and salt.
The total amount translates to more than 100,000 particles a year.
Eating plastic could be worse
The microplastic contamination of staple foods such as milk, rice, wheat, corn, bread, pasta and oils has yet to be studied.
The new research took data from 52 studies, of which 33 looked at plastic consumption through food and beverage.
Water has most plastic
The report found that drinking water is the “single, largest source of plastic ingestion”.
Plastic was found in groundwater, surface water, tap water and bottled water all over the world.
Shellfish contains plastic
Shellfish was also cited by the report as contributing to plastic ingestion.
It accounted for as much as 0…

Chlorella: What Are Its Benefits and Uses?

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STORY AT-A-GLANCE Chlorella is one of the many types of algae known today. It is sourced from a single-celled freshwater algae called Chlorella vulgaris that’s processed to break down the plant’s cell wallsFind out where chlorella comes from, how it differs from spirulina and what its possible uses and health benefits are When you hear the word "algae," you'll likely think of seaweed. Keep reading this page to learn more about what chlorella is, how you can use it to your advantage and the side effects to watch out for.
What Is Chlorella in a Supplement Form? Chlorella is sourced  from a single-celled freshwater algae called Chlorella vulgaris  that's processed to break down the plant's cell walls. The water-soluble chlorella extract features a combination of substances dubbed the "chlorella growth factor" – it includes amino acids, peptides, proteins, vitamins, minerals, sugars and nucleic acids, all of which may have various benefits for your health.3 Chl…

The Bacteria-Riddled Item You're Using

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Be honest: How often do you wash your sheets? For the majority of people, it’s not often enough. One survey found that 55% of single men between the ages 18 and 25 reported changing their sheets only four times a year. Yep — you read that right. If the thought makes you cringe, it should. Considering that you shed around 15 million skin cells each night, washing your sheets four times a year is nowhere near enough to keep them clean and fresh. One item in particular you should be washing regularly: your pillow.
Your pillow comes into direct contact with your skin each night, so it can quickly become a breeding ground for bacteria. The longer you go without washing your sheets, the greater the chances that dust mites will procreate and multiply. 15 million skin cells each night, remember? Just think of all the food you’re providing these little creatures by skipping wash cycles. In no time at all, you can end up sharing your bed with hundreds of thousands of the microscopic spider-like …

Why Dermatologists Don't Use Loofahs—And You Shouldn't Either

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Taking a shower rids the body of surface level germs and bacteria. The squeaky-clean feeling, however, isn’t thanks to harsh loofahs. In fact, most dermatologists don’t recommend them—and would definitely not use them on their face.
Loofahs are harsh on your skin
If you’re making the mistake of washing your face in the shower, you might not know that loofahs aren’t the best option for clean skin. “You should avoid rubbing with a loofah or washcloth as these are too irritating and will damage the skin,” says Benjamin Garden, MD, a dermatologist practicing in Chicago. “Gently use your fingers to rub the face wash on and gently wash off.” Over-washing depletes the skin of the natural lipids that are an important part of its protective barrier, which is why Peter O’Neil, MD, the Chief of the Division of Dermatology at NYU Winthrop Hospital on Long Island, also suggests using gentle cleansers and avoiding vigorous scrubbing.
Loofahs and bacteria go hand-in-hand On a germier note, Joel Schle…

Things Mosquitoes Don’t Want You To Know

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Read these things about mosquitoes.

We love beer
There’s nothing like an ice cold beer on a hot summer night—just make sure to drink up inside. Why? A study by Japanese researchers uncovered that drinking a single beer increases mosquito attraction. Mosquito specialist Grayson Brown, PhD, director of the Public Health Entomology Laboratory in the Department of Entomology at the University of Kentucky, tells CBS News that “CO2 comes bubbling out of a beer when it’s opened. C02 is going to attract mosquitoes that feed mostly on mammals. We know that mosquitoes use CO2 to get close to the mammals.”
Leggings are our favorite accessory
You might think covering up in tight clothes is a smart idea since the pesky bugs won’t be able to attack your bare skin, right? Wrong. A study published in the Journal of Insect Science maintains the popular pants are a fashion don’t! “Spandex is very mosquito-friendly,” says study author Stacy Rodriguez in a press release. “They bite through it.” You’re bet…

Best Ear Plugs for Swimming in 2019

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Confused about what kind of ear plugs are best for swimming? Here’s what you need to know about choosing the best pair to keep your ears dry.
Over years and years of laps (good grief I’m old) I’ve had the distinct pleasure (?) of having tried every single type of swimming ear plugs imaginable.
Ear plugs were a necessity from almost day one of my swimming career, and the long line of debilitating earaches I suffered through high school were a constant and painful reminder.
During this time I tried just about every set of ear plug for swimming I could get my hands on. When it came to keeping water out of my ears when swimming, I would try anything.
As a young age grouper my parents dropped a couple hundred dollars on a set of custom-fitted earplugs. And through it all, there’s been one pair of ear plugs that has stood the test of time, from my earliest days as an 8-year old to this morning’s lap session at the local pool.
Here’s a breakdown of what you need to know about earplugs for s…

Why Octopuses Might Be The Next Lab Rats

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Move over, fruit flies, rats and zebrafish. Squid and octopuses have elaborate brains and behaviors, and scientists say studying them in the laboratory could yield important biological insights.
There's a room filled with burbling aquariums. A lot of them have lids weighed down with big rocks. "Octopuses are notorious for being able to, kind of, escape out of their enclosures," says a manager of cephalopod operations — cephalopods being squid, cuttlefish and octopuses.
He's part of a team that's trying to figure out the best ways to raise these sea creatures in captivity, so that scientists can investigate their genes and learn the secrets of their strange, almost alien ways.
For decades, much of the basic research in biology has focused on just a few, well-studied model organisms like mice, fruit flies, worms and zebrafish.
That's because these critters are easy to keep in the laboratory, and scientists have worked out how to routinely alter their genes, le…

Tick-Borne Diseases Are On The Rise. Here's What You Need To Know.

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There are new concerns about previously rare types of tick-borne diseases being seen more frequently.
The weather is changing. Climate is changing and there are more mice, there are more food for the ticks. As reforestation happens, as climate change happens, different areas of the country are getting more of these.
Though there were about 60,000 cases of tick-borne diseases reported last year.
Some ways you can avoid tick-borne disease when spending time outdoors is to wear insect repellent, avoid tall grass, shower immediately after being outside and have someone check your body. If you get one though, time is of the essence, doctors said.
Take a straight tweezers, pull straight out and put the tick into alcohol. The quicker you remove it the better, cause it takes time before it can eject its saliva into you. The saliva is what contains the  bacteria and the virus.
While most diseases like Lyme are treatable, there have been some cases of the powassan virus. It is not treatable.
I…

Sleeping With The TV On Can Make You Gain Weight

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Dozing off to late-night TV or sleeping with other lights on may mix up your metabolism and lead to weight gain and even obesity, a research suggests.

A study published Monday isn’t proof, but it bolsters evidence suggesting that too much exposure to light at night could pose health risks.
“Evolutionarily we are supposed to be sleeping at night, in a dark place,” said scientists. “It’s much more important than people realize for a whole variety of health reasons.”
Daily exposure to light and darkness helps maintain our 24-hour body clock, which regulates metabolism, sleep-promoting hormones, blood pressure, and other bodily functions.
Women in the study had medical exams and filled out health and lifestyle questionnaires when they enrolled and periodically after. Those who reported sleeping at night in a room with a television on or a light were more likely to gain at least 11 pounds over about five years than those who slept in darkness. They were also about 30 percent more likely t…

Popular Weight Loss Pills And Supplements: Do They Work?

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Excess weight, and the more severe form, obesity, is a worldwide epidemic as it has become a major health problem.
Usually persons become overweight if they are consuming more calories (from food) than they are burning.
The body converts the excess calories into fat which is stored as adipose tissue. BMI is Body mass index commonly used to classify overweight and obesity. It is defined as a person’s weight in kilograms (or pounds) divided by the square of his height in meters (kg/m2).
The excess of body weight is a risk factor for many chronic diseases including Type 2 diabetes, heart diseases, cancers and endocrine illnesses.(study)
In addition to the health risk attributed to overweight, many industries (fashion, cosmetic, performing arts and sports) have placed a high emphasis on body image. The industry standard has put a lot of pressure on individuals to be slim.
There are various methods to deal with body fat and overweight. The rule of thumb is to burn more calories than you a…