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A Bizarre Bath Salts PSA Courtesy Of The U.S. Navy

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"Bath Salts: It's not a fad …It's a NIGHTMARE"

I’m not even sure what to say about the U.S. Navy’s new PSA “Bath Salts: It’s not a fad …It’s a NIGHTMARE,” warning against the dangers of the drug, which has been growing in popularity with sailors. If they were trying to scare people, it worked … in a super low budget horror movie kind of way. The video depicts  a sailor snorting bath salts and then hallucinating that his girlfriend is a demon and punching her in the face in the bowling alley. Interesting choice. It ends with the sailor in the hospital getting treated for a bath salts overdose. Lt. George Loeffler, a Psychiatry Resident at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, closes out the PSA with information about the drug:

“When people are using bath salts, they’re not their normal selves. They’re angrier. They’re erratic. They’re violent and they’re unpredictable…. People will start seeing things that aren’t there, believing things that aren’t true … Bath salts, will not only jack up your family and your career, they’ll jack up your mind and your body too.”

I have a much deeper understanding of that string of bath salts/ flesh-eating incidents. [ABC]

All-Female Team Builds Barracks In Record Time

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A group of Seabees, the U.S. Navy’s specially trained construction force, just went down in the military history books for being the first all-female team to finish a construction job start to finish. Russell Stewart, a Seabees spokesperson, said, “Unlike most times Seabees show up to a new location, this team was welcomed with rolling eyes and comments on the order of, ‘Really, a group of girls?’” The team quickly answered that question with a resounding, “Yes, really!” Their mission — to build four barracks in the freezing mountains of Afghanistan — certainly wasn’t an easy one. But the team of eight women didn’t stop there: they doubled their workload by adding a gym and an operations center onto the original building plan. And they managed to finish the job,  electricity and utilities included, a full week ahead of schedule. Now that’s girl power! [LA Times]

Shopping Guide: In The Navy

As you might have noticed, my navy blue cardigan from Anthropologie is pretty much a staple for me. Navy is a great alternative to boring black, but is neutral enough that you can pair it with virtually anything. As such, I resolve to add more navy to my wardrobe in 2012 — and I think you should, too. Mix a few of these skirts, shirts and dresses — and a cardigan, of course, too — into your basics collection.

Get The Look: In The Navy

With all of the trends that last five whole seconds, it’s nice to see a designer working with classic color and creating something totally fresh. Giorgio Armani’s Spring/Summer 2011 collection was a sea of navy in many different shades and textures. He mixed chiffon and lace with patent leather, crochet, satin and twill. It is such a wonderfully refined way to subtly play with silhouette that we decided to use one of his looks as inspiration for an outfit you can wear this season. A great thing about a look like this is all of the pieces are ones that can be worn in a myriad of ways. Plus, you probably have half of these garments in your closet already so it will be really easy to reproduce. Don’t like navy? Try this styling idea in browns or grays, using texture and opacity to create interest.

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Today’s Lady News: Navy Will Allow Women On Submarines

  • The Navy announced today that women will be allowed to serve on submarines for the first time ever beginning in 2012. Twenty-four women — for guided-missile attack subs and ballistic-missile subs at bases — will begin training to be sub officers this summer. “We’re going to look back on this four or five years from now, shrug our shoulders and say, ‘What was everybody worrying about?’” said Rear Admiral Barry Bruner. [AP]
  • President Barack Obama ordered flags at the White House and at military posts around the world to fly at half-mast today out of respect for civil rights and women’s rights crusader Dorothy Height, who passed away last week at age 98. She was laid to rest this morning at the Washington National Cathedral. [Essence]
  • A record number of Republican women are running for seats in the House of Representatives in 2012 and the overall number of women running for office will be the highest ever. So far, 239 women will run for the House and 31 will run for the Senate, beating 1992′s “Year Of The Woman” record (when 222 women ran for the House and 29 for the Senate). [Washington Post]

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Should Women Be Allowed To Serve On Submarines With Men?

Today on “The View,” the women discussed how the Navy is considering letting women serve on submarines for the first time. Whoopi, Sherri, Joy, and guest co-host Kara DioGuardi got into a heated debate about whether they’d be concerned about a significant other living on a submarine for 90 days in veryclose quarters with members of the opposite sex (lots of brushing up against one another as people pass in the narrow hallways). Is it a question of trust, or does it go beyond that? Keep reading »

Navy Women Can Now Wear Permanent Makeup

Recently, the U.S. Navy changed a few of its rules regarding dress. There are new rules for pins, boots, and, for women, makeup. Permanent makeup, that is. Starting November 1, women in the Navy are permitted to wear permanent makeup. Permanent eyebrows, eyeliner, lip liner, and lipstick — administered by a specialist with a needle like a tattoo — will all be allowed if permission is granted by superiors. Why the change? Some women have been barred from enlisting because they’ve had the procedures done. Now, permanent eyeliner won’t be a roadblock to serving one’s country. Of course, officials don’t want the ladies to take it too far. Procedures should be “conservative,” say Navy officials. So, no permanent neon eyeshadow, lady sailors. [Navy Times] Keep reading »

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