Do something else that’s environmentally friendly during your shower, besides, uh, peeing in it. Today, beauty company Lush launches a do-gooder initiative with a few new products that can help save the rainforest. More specifically, the goal is to fight against destructive palm oil plantations, which are often responsible for mass deforestation. (Lush has developed a non-palm base for its soaps). Proceeds from the green “Jungle Soap,” which launches today, will help the Rainforest Foundation protect tribal homes, while 100 percent of the retail proceeds from The Charity Pot hand and body lotion will go to Orangutan protection societies (as these animals are endangered in the area).
You might want to start taking a closer look at the ingredients in your bath products, and see if you’re consuming a lot of palm oil. If so, you can introduce yourself to the world of non-palm soaps with a special sampler of nine different Lush fragrances, allowing you to clean your body and conscience. [Lush] Keep reading »
This week, I got a letter from a woman who’s worried she doesn’t know her own strength:
“I’m finally seeing a new guy regularly and he’s great, but we’re having a major issue in the bedroom department. I’ve always had glowing reviews before, and this new guy and I are definitely compatible, but sometimes we have to stop because somehow I’ve … bent his penis? The last time it happened, I had already orgasmed, but he was telling me he might not be able to (another really frustrating problem, but a more manageable one — he said he was tired). Anyway, he pulled out too far mid-thrust and then instead of going straight back in there, he got off track and ended up smushing himself against me and hurting himself! This has happened before but I thought it was due to dryness, so we added lube and things were fine for a while, but it’s happened since and dryness was not to blame. I’m not sure if I’m doing something wrong or what, but I’m starting to get concerned and I don’t want him to be disappointed and writhing in pain every time we have sex! It doesn’t happen every single time, but it’s enough that it’s a problem. Please help me!”
Oh girl, this is an emergency! Here’s how you can play doctor.
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Cheap is clearly the new chic! Revolve clothing, the hip online store, has joined the growing number of e-tailers with sites that sell discounted designer duds. They’ve launched Rewind, an invitation-only site, which allows members to cherry pick from a laundry list of labels, including Cheap Monday, Diesel, Paige Premium Denim and James Perse. From denim to shoes and handbags, Rewind offers a large variety of merchandise for girls and guys. If that doesn’t impress you, their shopping policy should! They have a super relaxed return policy and offer a $5 flat shipping fee no matter where you are in the U.S. Of course, they have good reason to pull out all the stops: Gilt Group and Net-a-porter have both launched discount sites, Gilt Fuse (next week!) and Outnet respectively. The transformation from fashionista to recessionista keeps getting easier. [Racked] Keep reading »
In India, people think having their baby dropped off a roof and onto a sheet 50-feet below will bring good luck and health to the kid’s family. It’s pretty terrifying and also quite dangerous, considering that babies are carried up a steep wall in sacks dangling from some dude’s back. [DailyMail UK]
But this isn’t the only crazy ritual involving children out there. Keep reading »
Sadness: we lost another titan of pop culture this week. John Hughes, who wrote/directed “Sixteen Candles,” “The Breakfast Club,” and “Pretty In Pink” passed away on Thursday at the age of 59. We haven’t been this bummed since, well, Michael and Farrah passed.
We’re going to affect our most Molly Ringwald-esque pout and cry into our beers tonight. But in the meantime, why don’t you catch up on what you missed on The Frisky this week: Keep reading »