Go Green with Lush this Spring

Godiva Shampoo Bar – at LUSH, over 60% of products are “naked” (or free from packaging), including our solid shampoo bars. One bar lasts for up to 70 washes and is equivalent to three 8oz bottles of liquid shampoo. Consider this…if the entire population of the UK used LUSH’s solid shampoo bars, then the waste of producing and recycling 22 million bottles would be prevented and 6 million metric tons of preserved shampoo would be saved from entering the environment.

Charity Pot – retailing for $20.95, every penny (excluding taxes) from the sale of each pot goes directly into a fund to be donated to handpicked grass root charities and non-violent direct action groups close to LUSH’s heart. The main areas we seek to support are animal protection, environmental conservation, and humanitarian causes. To date, we have donated over a million dollars to worthy causes.

Vanilla in the Mist soap – a first in the beauty industry, LUSH is proud to announce that all of our soaps are made with a palm oil-free base. Global demand for palm oil, a main ingredient in processed foods as well as soap and cosmetics, is causing the clearing of ancient rainforests, forcing indigenous people off their land and pushing orangutans to the brink of extinction to make room for more palm oil plantations. With demand for palm oil increasing and the problem worsening, LUSH decided that the only responsible thing to do was to reformulate its products to no longer contain palm oil. LUSH worked for the past three years to develop a soap base that does not contain palm oil, and now all LUSH soaps are made with this palm-free base. The switch to a palm-free soap base has meant that LUSH has reduced the amount of palm oil they use by 133,000 pounds each year. Small amounts of palm oil still exist in some LUSH products but our inventors have committed to finding creative ways to remove the oil from our products altogether.

Find out more at www.lushusa.com.

Eat Your Colors

Filling your plate with a variety of “colors” does much more than brighten up your table. Foods that are deep blue, purple, red, green or orange contain high levels of antioxidants and phytochemicals, the white-hat compounds that capture damage-causing free radicals and protect the body from numerous diseases. Colorful foods also pack lots of nutrients that boost immunity and enhance overall health. So if you want to increase the odds of living a long and healthy life, make the following colors a regular part of your diet:

• Broccoli, kale, spinach, cabbage, peas, avocado, collards

• Red tomatoes (particularly cooked), red peppers, red/pink grapefruit, watermelon, red grapes, beets, red cabbage, apples, strawberries, cherries, raspberries, cranberries

• Squash, carrots, sweet potatoes, yams, pumpkin, cantaloupe, mangoes, oranges, papaya, nectarines

• Plums, blueberries, blackberries, purple grapes, eggplant (with skin)

Tell me this answer: Freerice.com

Dismantle means: announce, take apart, revert, inquire

This is just one of the questions on Freerice.com, which is a free, educational Internet game where every right answer helps feed one more mouth around the world.

For every right answer you give, 10 grains of rice are donated to the UN world food program.

It takes about 20,000 grains of rice to provide an adult with two meals a day (in combination with vegetables, fruit, and protein). Playing the vocabulary and trivia games at FreeRice, which pose increasingly difficult questions, can easily generate several hundred grains of rice in a few minutes, and most users come away having learned new words and fun facts about history, science, and the arts.