June 27, 2016
Wouldn't it be nice to be able to apply sunscreen or body lotion without having to get your hands all gooey? Where there's a want, there's a product begging to be born, and so it is with the BlokRok, a refillable lotion bottle with a roll-on applicator top. The empty UV-resistant plastic squeeze bottle holds 5.2 ounces of your chosen lotion (it works better with pourable lotions than thick gels). Just pry off the applicator top, fill 'er up, pop on the top, squeeze to pump, and roll 'em. The rolling applicator top has a flip-off protective cap. If you would rather leave your lotion in its original container, opt for the Bottle Rok-It, a roll-on applicator top (also with a flip-off cap)
March 26, 2016 |
Full of roadside-sold soft pretzels, we'd zoom past pine trees, hand-painted antiques sale signs and Jersey tomato stands. From the backseat - the way-way-back - we sucked hard on plastic juice-box straws and fogged windows to play tic-tac-toe. Then, about 30 minutes past when pop music turned to static, we'd sense it. Crawling over lumpy suitcases, boogie boards, and grocery bags, we'd strain for the window crank, roll it down, and let the salt air pour into our lungs. When I reflect on the Shore of my youth, I'm lying in my underwear on a twin bed. It's 5 o'clock and the sun is just starting to dip outside the window next to me, a light breeze lifts the lace curtains, chills my sunburned skin.
July 6, 2015 |
I'm trying to understand when suntan lotion got weird. I remember the days when baby oil and vinegar counted as suntan lotion. Yes, you read that correctly. The Flying Scottolines used to go to the Jersey Shore for two weeks every summer, and Mother Mary would mix baby oil and red wine vinegar in a bottle before we left for a day at the beach. I have no idea where she got the recipe. Maybe the Mayo Clinic. Or the Mayonnaise Clinic. Anyway, we would slather on baby oil and vinegar, dressing ourselves like a salad.
May 17, 2013
1Kyocera Hydro mobile phone This Android 4.0 device is waterproof. Our review unit fielded clear calls on the Boost network, loaded apps and pages quickly, and took good pictures and videos, especially outdoors. $85 with pay-as-you-go service. 2Audio Technica Sonic Sport Active Fit headphones Music makers sound terrific, and stay firmly in place. Dunk 'em under the tap to rinse off sweat and suntan lotion. Certified waterproof for low-pressure water spray. Get them for $63.93 at amazon.com.
November 5, 2012
Many food-allergic kids are bullied, teased - by adults, too Research shows that many kids with food allergies report being bullied or teased about the condition. About 8 percent of U.S. children are allergic to at least one food, and many of them have multiple food allergies, studies show. The foods most likely to cause reactions in children include peanuts, tree nuts (such as cashews and walnuts), milk, shellfish, and eggs. A 2010 survey of more than 350 parents of food-allergic kids found that 35 percent of children 5 and older were bullied, teased, or harassed because of the allergy, and 86 percent of those reported it happening more than once.
June 1, 2008 |
Last winter, I made a vow to keep my feet perfect. The goal was to slide into summer with toes painted in the season's hot pinks and coral shades and show off smooth ankles. So I made a personal promise to get winter pedicures every three weeks - sometimes every two. At first I treated just my feet, but then my hands started to feel left out. They work hard, too, typing day in and day out. And maybe, just maybe, if I kept the polish on my nails, they'd eventually grow out even.
October 16, 2007
I LOVE Marion Jones. Always did and always will. But it seems her charismatic, crooked little smile wasn't the only thing that was crooked. But why did this champion admit to being a "chumpion" now? I mean, she's not competing anymore. What did they threaten her with to make an already broke, withering, once-wonder-woman come clean now? (Or is it come clear?) Len Barry, Philadelphia
September 17, 2007 |
If you want cosmetics that remove cellulite, reduce wrinkles, combat acne, moisturize skin, improve skin elasticity, prevent oxidant damage, and so much more, just kelp yourself. Sorry. Puns are hard to resist when talking about the growing wave of "marine" cosmetics - products containing extracts of seaweed, sea mud, and other things you'd probably consider icky at the shore. "Nature's beauty seacret!" puns an advertisement for SeaAllure, a new anti-wrinkle face patch made by Bio Med Sciences of Allentown.
August 11, 2006 |
The trip to Disney World with her husband, Kevin, four children and nanny was "a total blast" for Karen Stillwell of Gilbert, Ariz. The trip home was anything but. "We're going to need another vacation," Kevin Stillwell said. The Stillwells were victims of the air travel upheaval that affected scores of passengers yesterday inside Philadelphia International Airport. There, travelers were forced to chuck lip gloss and suntan lotion into garbage bags already bulging with toiletries.
May 20, 2006 |
Novavax Inc. said yesterday that it has an agreement with Esprit Pharma Inc. to develop and sell a testosterone medicine to treat women who suffer from a disorder that diminishes sexual desire. Novavax, a small Malvern company that also is developing a vaccine against avian flu, said its lotion therapy is in mid-stage Phase 2 clinical development for women afflicted by hypoactive sexual desire disorder, known as HSDD. About 25 percent of women in the United States suffer from the disorder, the company said.