How Happiness Could Be Killing You

November 14, 2019 Julianne Bonnet

Have you ever hugged a friend or loved one, caught a whiff of whatever shampoo or fragrance was wafting off of them and breathed deeply? Have you ever stepped up to the perfume or cologne section at a shop and sampled each fragrance to find which one might be the most "you"? Have you ever taken warm sheets out of the dryer, put them up to your nose and inhaled the smell of hot, fresh linen combined with the clean scent of your laundry detergent?

Illinois Was The First in the World to Ban This!

June 23, 2014 Julianne Bonnet

Illinois made news and history recently by being the first municipality in the world to ban products containing exfoliating microbeads, which are typically made from plastic. Four other states are expected to follow suit. The sale of facial exfoliators, hand sanitizers, toothpaste and body scrubs containing these plastic pollutants will be prohibited in Illinois by 2019. While environmentalists are encouraged that these bans are swiftly making their way through state legislatures, they are concerned by Illinois' far off deadline. The microbeads, which range in size from 0.0004 to 1.24 mm, are too tiny to be filtered out in waste water...