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This Is Your Face On Sun

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You’d think the picture of this 69-year-old man had somehow been digitally altered, but no. This is an actual guy, who shows signs of extreme aging and sun damage on one side of his face. That’s because he spent 28 years as a truck driver, exposing the left side of his face to the sun while he drove. The right side received far less exposure, and accrued far less damage. It’s a wild, true life example of why you should put some goddamn sunblock on already. [NEJM]

Why You Should Be Using European Sunscreen

Oh, Europe: Land of health care, sexy accents, and skinny people. Another thing they’ve got going for them that we don’t? Superior sunscreen. Apparently, many sun protection products sold in the United States only guard the skin from ultraviolet B rays (UVB). When you’re browsing lotions for a high SPF, do you actually know what that means? Here in the States, it stands for sun protection factor, which gauges a product’s effectiveness only against these UVB rays (which can be responsible for skin cancer and wrinkles), but might not tell you how well it protects the skin from UVA rays, reports The New York Times. In Europe, many sunscreens contain a UVA-blocking ingredient called Tinosorb M, which is unapproved in America. Keep reading »

Quickies!: 10 Sex Toys In Disguise

  • Here are 10 sex toys you don’t have to hide in the nightstand. [Tango]
  • According to some people, if you staple the upper cartilage of your pinna, the visible part of the ear, and then rub the staple three times a day, you will lose weight. Yeah, right! [College Candy]
  • Post-It notes are so out. Now, technology affects the way we breakup. [Tango]
  • Please use sunblock. Number nine is especially scary and gross. [Asylum]
  • Q&A with fashion designer Anna Sui. [Glam]
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    Three Reasons To Wear Sunblock

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