Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Rodan + Fields Announces Major Changes to Business Model

~ Rodan + Fields Dermatologists moves away from direct marketing to new business model ~

 



“Throughout R+F’s history, our brand has never stood still, embracing new ways to create visible results and provide confidence to millions through our award-winning, breakthrough products and new ways to share those products to make an impact.”

 Skincare giants Rodan + Fields Dermatologists has announced a new direction to its business model “to unlock growth and reach new customers.”

As announced today in a letter sent to consultants, the new changes, will be effective September 1, 2024. Beginning on  Sept. 1, the existing R+F Compensation Plan and multi-level marketing plan will be discontinued, and the skincare company will move away from direct selling to “reach more people with our unique products while providing a meaningful and modern earning opportunity for this incredible community.” 

As part of this update, Consultants will earn through a new compensation program that provides a more “frictionless experience” while still offering a meaningful earning opportunity to sell the brand’s unique, award-winning products. 

According to Rodan + Fields, the new business model “will be supported by a broader array of marketing and advertising across traditional channels and social media to complement consultants’ advocacy, will better position R+F to meet customers where they are discovering and buying beauty products.”

The company says they plan to continue offering existing consultants rewarding earning opportunities designed for today and the future

If you have any questions about the Rodan + Fields brand of products, please leave me a comment or message me  



Sunday, July 14, 2024

Attempted Assassination of Former President Trump & Mental Health

 


News broke July 13 that an assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump was thwarted by law enforcement. The incident raised several questions about  the potential consequences of extreme polarization and the role of mental illness in the assassination attempt. 

The attempted assassination took place on July 13 at a political rally in Pennsylvania. According to law enforcement officials, one attendee was killed, two people were seriously injured, President Trump was shot in the ear, and the gunman was shot and killed. 

While the suspect's motives remain under investigation, the incident has sparked a nationwide conversation about the role of mental health in acts of violence and in our society. 


The attempted assassination of former President Trump is a sobering reminder of the potential consequences of mental health issues. It serves a reminder that is our responsibility to work towards a more open and respectful political environment, promoting civil discourse and understanding mental illness in the face of our differences. We also must stop mainstreaming people with mental disorders and stop telling the mentally ill that their delusions are right and normal. 


We live in an age when the mentally ill are encouraged to scream and cry on TikTok for likes and affirmation: where men are told they can dress as women, pretend to have periods and insist on being called women; and where confused children are being encouraged to try to live as the opposite sex. We have normalized things that until recently were known mental disorders, including violence. Just look at the riots that burned cities that were labeled “mostly peaceful” by the media. We honor criminals with a history of drug abuse and violence with statues and murals. 


Where do we draw the line?


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Thursday, July 11, 2024

Ninth Circuit Court Reveals Truth About COVID Shots

~ The Ninth Circuit Court Reveals the TRUTH about COVID Shots  ~

According to America’s Frontline Doctors (AFLD), the  Ninth Circuit Court EXPOSED THE TRUTH in an important decision that will have profound legal ramifications for COVID-19 shots and beyond. AFLD sent out a statement about the groundbreaking decision  

Ninth Circuit Court Reveals Truth About COVID Vaccinations 


“The Ninth Circuit ruled that because the COVID shots do not stop the spread of disease, they cannot be classified as vaccines

 

“This means it was completely illegal for the US Government and its various tyrannical health agencies to force anyone to take these shots.”



America’s Frontline Doctors sued Kaiser on behalf of 4,000 employees based on this argument. These experimental therapeutics  did not stop transmission - they were not vaccines as the word had been historically defined, and therefore our government had no legal standing to mandate them. They were the first to present this legal theory, and this pivotal ruling is a direct result.


Ultimately, this decision challenges Big Pharma's unlimited liability protection and may hold them responsible for producing dangerous COVID-19 treatments. —AFLD 


The compromised mainstream media has done its best to depict AFLD as right-wing conspiracy theorists. Therefore, it might come as a surprise to discover they have been proven right in their medical assessments time and time again.


Donate to AFLD here









Thursday, June 27, 2024

The Tanning Pills Trend Has Taken Over TikTok  But what’s in them & are they safe?


 July is Ultraviolet Awareness Month

For some reason, tanning is still in vogue. It isn’t healthy, it isn’t safe, and many people no longer think it looks attractive Be that as it may, people still make pilgrimages to the beach, lake, or their own back yard in search of the sun to bask in its rays and get a golden tan. To assist in that endeavor, there are tanning sprays, foams, lotions and now tanning pills.

According to Mary McGeever, tanning pills are the rage all over social sites like TikTok. These pills allegedly work because they contain canthaxanthin, a synthetic color additive similar to beta-carotene, the substance that gives carrots their orange color 

Once swallowed, the additives in the pills are then deposited throughout the body, especially the skin, giving it a sun-kissed hue.These pills are often marketed as a way to enhance a tan but not without some concern say dermatologists.

“One potential hazard is that the ingredients in these pills offer no protection from the sun’s damaging rays,” says Dr. Alexis Young, dermatologist with Hackensack University Medical Center. “The ingredients can actually make your skin even more sensitive to sunlight, making you more susceptible to sunburn and potential skin cancers.” 

See Why Should You Wear Sunscreen? Everything You Wanted to Know about Sun Protection

Dr. Young also warns of other potential health concerns including a build up of  canthaxanthin in the liver which may result in damage to the organ as well as an accumulation in the retina, potentially causing vision problems. 

“Of all the tanning options available, I do not recommend tanning pills,” says Dr. Young. “I suggest choosing a tanning lotion with DHA (dihydroxyacetone), which is a safe and effective ingredient that reacts with the skin's amino acids to produce a brown pigment.”

This July, UV Awareness Month, Dr. Young reminds everyone that the sun emits ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which can damage your skin and lead to sunburn, premature aging, and skin cancer. To protect yourself, apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, even on cloudy days. Apply sunscreen liberally and evenly to all exposed skin 15 minutes before going outside, and reapply every two hours, or more often if you are sweating or swimming.


For more information contact mary.mcgeever@hmhn.org

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Thursday, May 23, 2024

2024’s Worst States for Tick-Borne Illnesses

Speaking of bugs,  Summer is here and so are the ticks. Ticks are almost everywhere. Are they bad in your area? Here are the worst places for tick-borne illnesses.

Also see   2024’s Worst Cities for Bed Bug Infestations

 Where should hikers, parents, and pet lovers be on the lookout for ticks?

To mark May as National Lyme Disease Awareness Month, Pest Gnome ranked 2024’s Worst States for Tick-Borne Illnesses. 

How did Tennessee rank? Tennessee came in at # 32 close to a couple of other of our southern neighbors. 


Lyme disease is most prevalent in states like New York (No. 1), Pennsylvania (No. 2), and New Jersey (No. 30). New York recorded the highest number of Lyme disease cases in 2022, with around 16,800Rhode Island (No. 11) claimed the highest rate of Lyme disease cases, 212 per 100,000 residents annuall

Find out the 5 most at-risk (and 5 least risky) states for contracting tick-borne illnesses, followed by key takeaways. (Don’t see your state below? Check out the full ranking.)


 Most Vulnerable States for Tick-Borne Illnesses
RankState
1New York
2Pennsylvania
3Texas
4California
5Wisconsin

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

2024’s Worst Cities for Bed Bug Infestations

 

Where in the U.S. are bed bugs most likely to hitch a ride on your luggage or pre-loved furniture?

Marking Bed Bug Awareness Week starting June 2, Pest Gnome ranked 2024’s Worst Cities for Bed Bug Infestations.

They compared the 500 biggest U.S. cities based on 3 categories, looking at the number of accommodations, multi-unit residential buildings, and population density. They also considered access to exterminators, among 6 total metrics. 


How Does Tennessee Rank?


Nashville was in the top 30 worst cities at #28, followed by Memphis at #77, Clarksville at #300, Chattanooga at #312, Franklin at #321 and Murfreesboro at #347. 



See the 10 worst (and 10 best) cities for bed bugs below, followed by key takeaways. (Don’t see your city below? 
Check out the full ranking.)
 Most At-Risk for Bed Bug Infestations
RankCity
1New York, NY
2Los Angeles, CA
3Houston, TX
4Chicago, IL
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San Francisco, CA
Miami Beach, FL
Boston, MA
San Diego, CA
Washington, DC
Jersey City, NJ

Friday, March 15, 2024

2024’s Best Cities to Walk Your Dog


 

Where can you find impressive trails and safe conditions for dog walking?

To mark National Walk Your Dog Day on Feb. 22, LawnStarter ranked 2024's Best Cities to Walk Your Dog.

We compared nearly 480 of the biggest U.S. cities based on 4 categories. We looked at access to dog-friendly trails and off-leash parks with paw-sitive ratings, dog walking services, and safety, among 17 total metrics.

See the 10 best (and 10 worst) cities to walk your dog below, followed by key takeaways. (Don’t see your city below? Check out the full ranking.)
Best Cities to Walk Your Dog
RankCity
1Colorado Springs, CO
2San Francisco, CA
3Phoenix, AZ
4Boulder, CO
5New York, NY
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Portland, OR
Boise, ID
Oakland, CA
Las Vegas, NV
Burbank, CA

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Going to the Dogs: 2022’s Best Dog Park Cities  | Christian Activities



Going to the Dogs: 2022’s Best Dog Park Cities  | Christian Activities

~LawnStarter ranks the best and worst dog park cities, including Nashville~

 Walking your dog is good for health and fitness. Dog walking provides many benefits. It not only gets you up and moving, but the act of caring for a pet has mental health benefits as well. In addition, walking your dog can be a social experience as you pass or meet other walkers. Dog parks are another way to give your pet some exercise while socializing with other dog lovers and moving your body, throwing a ball or otherwise playing with your pet. 

Where are the best places to take Fido to the dog park? LawnStarter has come up with their list of recommendations.