BOSTON (AP) — Companies that refuse to digitally alter the skin tone and body size of advertising models would get a financial boost under a bill filed by Massachusetts lawmakers.
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Matthew Coggon, University of Colorado
Have you ever considered your makeup to be dangerous? I don’t mean in the sense that you could fall on your mascara and poke your eye out. I’m talking about all the chemicals found in makeup.
Michigan woman creates free stockpile of personal care items
MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — While the nation was absorbed with the seeds of hatred sown by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, Adriana Flores was plotting to grow a tiny bit of love in her community.
Flores launched a twist on the 'free little library' craze. That's where small cupboards are stationed by sidewalks and offer free books to passers-by.
Instead of books, Flores it stocking hers with tampons, pads and other personal care items free for the taking.
NEW MILFORD — Princess Factory is not your typical spa or nail salon.
The new business at 132 Danbury Road in New Milford caters to girls aged 3 to 15 and offers services as manicures, pedicures, glitter tattoos, hair tinsel and makeup application. Princess Factory is also available for birthday parties and mother-daughter, or “queen and princess” visits.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Susan Grenon makes sure her son is lathered with sunscreen before he leaves for school in the morning, but the fair-skinned 10-year-old can't bring a bottle to reapply it without a doctor's note.
Many school systems categorize sunscreen as an over-the-counter medication requiring special paperwork, but several states have been pushing to loosen restrictions to make it easier for kids to protect themselves from skin cancer.
Lee Blaney, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Personal care rate hike will help but won’t solve worker shortage, advocates say
Karen Foxgrover, who uses a wheelchair and lives on her own, relies on personal-care workers to help her get up, bathe, dress, eat, use the bathroom and go to bed.
Five workers, all UW-Madison students, fill four shifts seven days a week. Four of them will leave soon, so Foxgrover is training other people to replace them.
Finding help is a never-ending struggle that sometimes leads her to go to the Dane County Farmer’s Market and hand out her card.
Featured in countless magazine spreads, television commercials and in the aisles of drug stores, the U.S. beauty and cosmetics industry is the largest in the world.
According to Statista, it produced upward of $62 billion in revenue in 2016 — nearly $20 billion more than just 10 years before.
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