”—These gorgeous lines from a very interesting article about former environmentalists embracing that nature is doomed. Similar but perhaps betterarticle from the NYT’s The Stone blog about how hope (in its political and perhaps religious senses) leads to suffering (if you read any of them, read this one.) And one last one here that I posted awhile back on accepting that the world will probably be a very different one and how we must not continue to think that civilization and people will always be the same or be here at all.
Trying to figure out what I’ll pack for my trip to Rome next week is going to be difficult. I’ve been referring to sneaker street style for inspiration, because lord knows all of my outfits need to be based around sensible shoes (no Paris repeats here, people.)
Alriiiiiiight! It’s been one month since I switched over to natural beauty products (again - not with my makeup since I use it so infrequently), and I feel like I can do some reviews. Some good, some bad. Let’s start with hair.
Dr. Bronner’s 18-in-1 Hemp Rose Castille Soap - I cannot speak highly enough of this stuff. First of all it smells so good, but if you don’t like rose, there are a lot of different scent options. I use this as my shampoo and body wash. I only have to wash my hair every 2-3 days with this stuff (whereas with my Herbal Essences I had to wash every day to avoid greasiness), and my hair has never been so soft. I was worried it would be drying so I got an Aloe conditioner (see below), but so far no flaking or dryness (maybe bc of the conditioner.) You can apparently use this as a face wash too, but I am scared it will be drying, and currently I don’t have a good moisturizer to combat that. Have you used Dr. Bronner’s as a face wash and if so, how has it worked for you?
Click for more product reviews (including Acure face wash, MyChelle moisturizer, Dr. Hauschka Eye Cream…)
Republicans told the working class that its hard-earned tax dollars were being siphoned off to pay for “welfare queens” (as Ronald Reagan decorously dubbed a black single woman on welfare) and other nefarious loafers. The poor were “them” — lazy, dependent on government handouts, and overwhelmingly black — in sharp contrast to “us,” who were working ever harder, proudly independent (even sending wives and mothers to work, in order to prop up family incomes dragged down by shrinking male paychecks), and white…
This new face of poverty — a face that’s both poor, near-poor, and precarious working middle, and that’s simultaneously black, Latino, and white — renders the old Republican divide-and-conquer strategy obsolete. Most people are now on the same losing side of the divide. Since the start of the recovery, 95 percent of the economy’s gains have gone to the top 1 percent.