…Give a Little

Welcome to daylight saving time. Today we may lose an hour but we gain a wealth of sass and snark from those struggling with the time change. A few will grumble as they reprogram their microwave, oven, and coffee makers. Some will channel their rage at Benjamin Franklin (as they should). Others will pull out…

…Reduce the Glare

Summer is in full swing, which means it’s officially sunglass season. Just in case you aren’t already rocking you shades, National Sunglasses Day is here to remind you to protect your peepers. Yes, that’s right. More than a fashion accessory, shades are first and foremost a shield against UV rays.

…Seek Shade

Happy first day of summer! To those checking your calendars because this hellscape of a season couldn’t possibly just be starting, you have my utmost sympathy. Heat waves and climate change aside, this sunny season does have its advantages, right?

…Let the Sun Shine

Happy summer solstice! Today marks the first official day of summer, and is one of the longest, sunniest day of the year. Okay, so summer doesn’t technically start until this evening, and if you’re on the east coast it’s not until tomorrow. Which means west coast, mountain, and central time zones get to start summer…

…get some color

Today I journey into territory usually covered by Zer–the world of sun protection. Wish me luck. Scottish researchers working for a Swedish company (suncare, an international affair) have created a new form of sun protection–a disposable bracelet that changes from yellow to pink when your skin has had enough. Basically, it’s like an egg timer,…

…Even Things Out

Bad news sun worshipers, there’s another argument against your year round summer glow. Sure we’ve tried to dissuade you with threats of skin cancer and wrinkles, but now we’re taking a more practical approach. The truth is that whole body, even glow you’re after isn’t possible. It turns out that different parts of your body…