Not Just a Pretty Face

The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry

Author: Stacy Malkan

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 0865715742

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

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Lead in lipstick? 1,4 dioxane in baby soap? Coal tar in shampoo? How is this possible? Simple. The $35 billion cosmetics industry is so powerful that they've kept themselves unregulated for decades. Not one cosmetic product has to be approved by the US Food and Drug Administration before hitting the market. Incredible? Consider this: The European Union has banned more than 1,100 chemicals from cosmetics. The United States has banned just 10. Only 11% of chemicals used in cosmetics in the US have been assessed for health and safety - leaving a staggering 89% with unknown or undisclosed effects. More than 70% of all personal care products may contain phthalates, which are linked to birth defects and infertility. Many baby soaps are contaminated with the cancer-causing chemical 1,4 dioxane. It's not just women who are affected by this chemists' brew. Shampoo, deodorant, face lotion and other products used daily by men, women and children contain hazardous chemicals that the industry claims are "within acceptable limits." But there's nothing acceptable about daily multiple exposures to carcinogenic chemicals -- from products that are supposed to make us feel healthy and beautiful. Not Just a Pretty Face delves deeply into the dark side of the beauty industry, and looks to hopeful solutions for a healthier future. This scathing investigation peels away less-than-lovely layers to expose an industry in dire need of an extreme makeover. 15 percent of the purchase price of each book sold benefits the national Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, administered by the Breast Cancer Fund, through December 31, 2012.
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Beauty by God

Inside-Out Secrets for Every Woman

Author: Shelly Ballestero

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 1441224580

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

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Some Christian women believe they must downplay their appearance in order to be godly, but looking your best doesn't have to mean maintaining a supermodel image. Women can be creative with their appearance and enhance God's gift of beauty without feeling guilty. Women face the world each day under pressure to look their best. How can they balance the desire to uncover and maintain God-given outer beauty with inner beauty arising from their faith? Beauty coach Shelly Ballestero helps women navigate pressure from the world to meet unrealistic standards of outer perfection and inspires them to discover the true beauty God designed in them, inside and out! Beauty by God offers the reader both spiritual principles to develop inner beauty and practical tips for caring for her God-given body.
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The Honest Life

Living Naturally and True to You

Author: Jessica Alba

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 1609619110

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

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The Golden Globe-nominated actress and the co-founder of The Honest Company counsels busy moms on how to make affordable and healthy choices for their families without sacrificing style, sharing a variety of family-friendly recipes, eco-friendly decorating tips and natural beauty-care advice. Original. 150,000 first printing.
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The Honest Life (Enhanced Edition)

Living Naturally and True to You

Author: Jessica Alba

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1623360226

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

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Enhanced Edition includes exclusive videos featuring a candid look at Jessica Alba's Honest Life. As a new mom, Jessica Alba wanted to create the safest, healthiest environment for her family. But she was frustrated by the lack of trustworthy information on how to live healthier and cleaner--delivered in a way that a busy mom could act on without going to extremes. In 2012, with serial entrepreneur Brian Lee and environmental advocate Christopher Gavigan, she launched The Honest Company, a brand where parents can find reliable information and products that are safe, stylish, and affordable. The Honest Life shares the insights and strategies she gathered along the way. The Honest Life recounts Alba's personal journey of discovery and reveals her tips for making healthy living fun, real, and stylish, while offering a candid look inside her home and daily life. She shares strategies for maintaining a clean diet (with favorite family-friendly recipes) and embraces nontoxic choices at home and provides eco-friendly decor tips to fit any budget. Alba also discusses cultivating a daily eco beauty routine, finding one's personal style without resorting to yoga pants, and engaging in fun, hands-on activities with kids. Her solutions are easy, chic, and down-to-earth: they're honest. And discovering everyday ways to live naturally and authentically--true to you--could be honestly life-changing.
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The Science and Pseudoscience of Children's Mental Health: Cutting Edge Research and Treatment

Cutting Edge Research and Treatment

Author: Sharna Olfman

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440830843

Category: Psychology

Page: 189

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This book explains how studies in brain development and epigenetics—the inextricable interplay of genes and environments—have led to breakthroughs in the understanding of children's psychological disturbances and serve to discredit the scientifically unsupported "chemical imbalance theory" of mental illness. • Presents a new paradigm for understanding the cause and treatment of children's psychological disturbances based in cutting edge research on the developing brain and epigenetics • Addresses the latest groundbreaking research on the treatment of concussion syndromes as well as on the cause and treatment of autism spectrum disorders • Offers strategies that promote healthy brain development and protect against childhood psychological disturbances • Explains how 21st-century parents' excessive use of cell phones and other mobile devices undermines the quality of attachment and places children at risk for compromised brain development and psychological disturbance
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Sociologists in Action on Inequalities

Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality

Author: Shelley K. White,Jonathan M. White,Kathleen Odell Korgen

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483322297

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Sociologists in Action on Inequalities: Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality, by Shelley K. White, Jonathan M. White, and Kathleen Korgen, is a brief anthology of original readings that are perfect for Race and Ethnicity; Race, Class, and Gender; Introduction to Sociology; Social Problems; Social Inequality; Senior Capstone and other courses taught through the central lens of diversity. Like its companion Sociologists in Action volume, on social change and social justice, this collection brings together dozens of accounts of sociologists who are using their sociology to make a positive impact on society. Each of the 30 selections describe, through firsthand experience, how sociology can be used to address enduring problems of prejudice and discrimination based on race, nationality, class, gender, and sexuality. Discussion questions and suggested readings and resources at the end of every chapter will provide students with opportunities to delve further into the topics covered and help create full and nuanced discussions, grounded in the "real world" work of public and applied sociologists.
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Chasing Molecules

Poisonous Products, Human Health, and the Promise of Green Chemistry

Author: Elizabeth Grossman

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610911571

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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Each day, headlines warn that baby bottles are leaching dangerous chemicals, nonstick pans are causing infertility, and plastic containers are making us fat. What if green chemistry could change all that? What if rather than toxics, our economy ran on harmless, environmentally-friendly materials? Elizabeth Grossman, an acclaimed journalist who brought national attention to the contaminants hidden in computers and other high tech electronics, now tackles the hazards of ordinary consumer products. She shows that for the sake of convenience, efficiency, and short-term safety, we have created synthetic chemicals that fundamentally change, at a molecular level, the way our bodies work. The consequences range from diabetes to cancer, reproductive and neurological disorders. Yet it’s hard to imagine life without the creature comforts current materials provide—and Grossman argues we do not have to. A scientific revolution is introducing products that are “benign by design,” developing manufacturing processes that consider health impacts at every stage, and is creating new compounds that mimic rather than disrupt natural systems. Through interviews with leading researchers, Grossman gives us a first look at this radical transformation. Green chemistry is just getting underway, but it offers hope that we can indeed create products that benefit health, the environment, and industry.
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Women's Lives: Multicultural Perspectives

Author: Gwyn Kirk,Margo Okazawa-Rey

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 704

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This interdisciplinary, multicultural text-reader provides an introduction to women's studies by examining U.S. women's lives in a global context and across categories of race-ethnicity, class, sexuality, disability, and age. Substantial chapter introductions provide updated statistical information and explanations of key concepts and ideas as a context for the readings. Each chapter includes "Questions to Frame Your Reading" and "Suggestions for Taking Action" to help students link their knowledge and understanding to their own lives and to apply it to the world around them.
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