7 For All Mankind, a division of VF Contemporary Brands
Burberry
US iTunes, App Store, iBookstore, and Mac App Store
7 For All Mankind, a division of VF Contemporary Brands
Rebecca Taylor
7 For All Mankind, a division of VF Contemporary Brands
Saks Fifth Avenue
New July 2013

Giggs ‘confident’ ahead of Bayern tie

Thumbnail

Man Utd do not see themselves as “underdogs” for Tuesday’s game against Bayern Munich, says player-coach Ryan Giggs.

Continue reading Giggs ‘confident’ ahead of Bayern tie

Koreas trade fire across sea border

North and South Korea exchange fire into the sea across the disputed western sea border, South Korea says, as Pyongyang holds military drills.

Continue reading Koreas trade fire across sea border

Ask Umbra: So even BPA-free plastic is poisonous now?

Thumbnail

Send your question to Umbra! Q. In light of recent BPA-free-wait-this-stuff-is-worse confusion, what kind of water bottles can I drink from? I don’t trust myself with a glass Nalgene. Thanks, Hannah W. Cleveland, Ohio A. Dearest Hannah, Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water bottle … Out comes disturbing new research saying our new, safer plastics aren’t necessarily all that safe after all. So where can we turn to fulfill our hydration needs now? First, for those of you who don’t have a Google Alert on BPA, a.k.a. bisphenol A: The Center for Environmental Health recently released a study that looked at chemicals in several brands of BPA-free kids’ sippy cups. Nine of the 35 cups tested contained significant amounts of estrogenic chemicals similar to BPA – seven of which actually measured higher for estrogenic activity than products with BPA. This joins a 2011 study finding that most plastics leach synthetic estrogens, even those labeled BPA-free, and even without exposure to stressors like microwaving, dishwashers, or UV light. What gives? Didn’t we solve this dangerous-hormones issue a few years back, when the FDA banned BPA in baby bottles and kids’ cups and manufacturers switched en masse to BPA-free plastics? It seems we owe this out-of-the-frying-pan-into-the-fire situation to the fact that legally, chemicals are considered safe until proven otherwise. With BPA out, companies may have turned to untested replacements – some of which are now coming up positive for hormonal activity. I don’t blame you for wanting to chuck all your plastics, Hannah. The FDA’s official position may be that low levels of BPA are OK, but plenty of other scientists dispute the agency’s recent research. Given the health issues implicated with synthetic hormone exposure, I think the time-tested “better safe than sorry” plan is a prudent one. Luckily, I do have a few solutions for you. One, you could tote a stainless steel bottle, long a favorite option for the plastic-wary because they’re durable and recyclable. Though breakable, a glass water bottle is also a good, nontoxic bet, and you can slip a silicone sleeve over it to guard against butterfinger moments. A third option might be an aluminum bottle with a BPA- and phthalate-free liner, but given the choice, I’d still opt for steel. As long as you’re ditching plastic for all on-the-go drinking needs, I think you’re in good shape. Hydratedly, UmbraFiled under: Article, Living

Continue reading Ask Umbra: So even BPA-free plastic is poisonous now?

Arsenal in title race – Pellegrini

Thumbnail

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says Arsenal can still win this season’s Premier League title.

Continue reading Arsenal in title race – Pellegrini

Music Review: On Stage, Lady Gaga’s Artistry Endures

Though her “Artpop” album was considered a commercial flop, her audience seemed to embrace her on the first night of her “artRAVE: the ARTPOP ball” tour at Roseland Ballroom.

Continue reading Music Review: On Stage, Lady Gaga’s Artistry Endures

Marriage equality law takes effect in England and Wales

Gay couples across England and Wales said “I do” on Friday night as a law legalising same-sex marriage came into effect at midnight, the final stage in a long fight for equality. Prime Minister David Cameron hailed what he said was an “important moment for our country”, and…

Continue reading Marriage equality law takes effect in England and Wales

SC Lt. Gov. upset that NAACP fails to ‘mutually respect’ the valor of slave-owning Confederates

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), South Carolina Lieutenant Governor — and incoming president of the College of Charleston — Glenn McConnell has made a career capitalizing on the legacy of the Confederacy. In 2007, for example, he appeared on a white nationalist radio…

Continue reading SC Lt. Gov. upset that NAACP fails to ‘mutually respect’ the valor of slave-owning Confederates

Missing Nida’s family told of body

Thumbnail

The family of missing teenager Nida Naseer are told police have found a body which has yet to be identified at a wetland site in Newport.

Continue reading Missing Nida’s family told of body

Tymoshenko Says She Will Run for President of Ukraine

The polarizing former prime minister, who has long harbored presidential ambitions, will be the most widely-known contender in elections this May.

Continue reading Tymoshenko Says She Will Run for President of Ukraine

Acid attack victim ‘is homeless’

A London woman left scarred for life after her so-called friend threw acid in her face says she is homeless.

Continue reading Acid attack victim ‘is homeless’

The Candy Crush IPO Is a Nasty Popcorn Jellybean

Thumbnail

Surprise: launching a public company on the back of a single addictive iPhone game you play on the toilet is proving to not be a stock market powerhouse. The IPO debut of King, which created Candy Crush, is a big disappointment so far.Read more…

Continue reading The Candy Crush IPO Is a Nasty Popcorn Jellybean

The White Tiger Who Attacked Roy (And Saved His Life) Is Dead

Thumbnail

Siegfried and Roy, Masters of the Impossible and Owners of Several Lions and Tigers, are mourning the loss of Mantecore, the white tiger who both attacked Roy on stage and once saved his life.Read more…

Continue reading The White Tiger Who Attacked Roy (And Saved His Life) Is Dead

New Satellite Images Said to Be ‘Credible Lead’ in Jet Search

Malaysia’s defense minister said satellite images taken Sunday showed 122 objects floating southwest of Australia.

Continue reading New Satellite Images Said to Be ‘Credible Lead’ in Jet Search

America, Inc. at it’s Finest

Saks Fifth Avenue
7 For All Mankind, a division of VF Contemporary Brands
Bren-Books.com, Modern first editions and collectible fiction<

bren-books.com, Modern first editions and collectible fiction

Almost Naked Elite Brief
US iTunes, App Store, iBookstore, and Mac App Store
Chocolate Artisan Truffles by Just Chocolate

just chocolate truffles
justchocolate.biz

J&R Computer/Music World
Burberry
New July 2013