My “after shower ritual” consists of the same thing; after drying up, I mosturize…from head to toe. So you can imagine my concern after reading about a new study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, which stated that some skin moisturizers may increase the chances of getting a type of skin cancer called squaumous cell carcimona. Scientist suspect mineral oil and sodium laurel sulphate, two common additives in moisturizers are the culprit. Ugh…guess it’s time to start reading labels.
On the plus side, researchers from the Monell Center used a machine called gas chromatography-mass spectrometry to identify the precise chemical composition of a common form of skin cancer. What that means is that basal cell carcinomas could be diagnosed, using this machine, by the distinctive chemical “scent” it gives off. Interesting!
Congratulations to Ellen Degeneres and Portia De Rossi, who have made it legal! Ellen posted the following on her blog:
You may notice something different about the way I’m writing…it’s fancy. This is the font I type in now that I’m MARRIED! I do a lot of things differently now …I say, “I do” a lot. For example: Who wants to do pilates? I do. Would you like a Mountain Dew? I do. Do you know why I pulled you over? I do. And that was just this morning.
Congratulations to the happy couple!
In related news, a non-profit organization called Let Freedom Ring, released a new commercial that doesn’t mention Proposition 8, at all. In fact, “it puts viewers in the shoes of so many gay and lesbian couples who want to marry the person they love.” I dare you to watch the commercial and have dry eyes by the end of it.
On a side note, I would like to apologize if I’ve covered news that has already been covered. I’ve been away for a little bit and haven’t caught up on my MT reading!
So, what have I missed? What’s up with you?