How to choose (and use) the best lip balm with SPF

Go big on SPF: Choose lip balms that are SPF 15 or higher (the higher the better), says Dr. Shainhouse. If you decide on a lip balm that contains zinc oxide or titanium dioxide as the sunscreen, be sure to reapply frequently. “These ingredients sit on top of the skin, so they wipe off very easily with eating, drinking, licking, and talking,” says Dr. Shainhouse.

Look for emollients: Your lip sunscreen should contain two types of moisturizing ingredients, known as humectants (think: hyaluronic acid, glycerin, honey) and emollients (petrolatum, coconut oil, shea butter), says New York-based board-certified dermatologist Hadley King, MD. Humectants draw moisture into the top layers of your lips, and emollients lock the moisture into place—without emollients, the moisture will evaporate and your lips will be left drier than they were before.

Avoid drying ingredients: Steer clear of menthol, camphor, and phenol as lip balm ingredients, as they can have a drying effect. Same goes for salicylic acid: “It’s sometimes added as an exfoliant to help remove dry, flaky skin from your lips, but repeated use will likely lead to irritation,” says Dr. King.

Save lip gloss for date night: If going out in the sun for long periods, avoid glossy lip balms, which can attract UV rays to the lips, says Dr. Shainhouse.

Check for beeswax: “If you have sensitive skin and are prone to reactions, I would avoid lip balms made with beeswax, which contains propolis (the glue made by honeybees), an increasingly common cause of allergic contact dermatitis,” says Elizabeth Geddes-Bruce, MD, board-certified dermatologist at Westlake Dermatology in Austin, Texas. Your lips may become red, itchy, painful, or blistered when using the lip balm.

But no matter which lip balm with SPF you choose, make sure you reapply it every two hours (sooner if your lips get wet). Below, dermatologist-approved picks to keep your lips plump and protected.

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The Dark and Bright Sides of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Development

Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly becoming a part of our day-to-day lives. Technological innovations are adopted even in traditional industries such as the oil and gas sector. 

Computers, virtual assistants, as well as cars and navigation are now being driven by AI and related technologies. AI capabilities are developing rapidly, and bots are now gradually replacing humans. For the continued evolution of AI, it is critical that developers continue their efforts in terms of research and development. 

AI devices and bots are now able to work on decision trees and think in a manner similar to humans. Also, these AI devices can work on a range of applications compared to humans who have limited capabilities. As is the case with the development of any new technology, AI development has its bright as well as dark sides.

First, let’s look at the bright side of AI development. Any developer working on AI technology sees this as a great opportunity since AI has multiple uses in the daily lives of humans. to read more, click here

Not Getting Any Feedback at Work? Here’s How to Seek it Out

Are you the kind of employee who gives 110% to a work project and expects your supervising managers will notice and acknowledge your effort? Or are you the kind who needed additional resources to complete a project and wondered why your VP did not come to you with a recommendation of how she could provide the needed assistance? If you said yes then you are probably also the kind who will quit without having the situation resolved.  Gallup reported that voluntary turnover (read: employees who quit) can cost U.S. companies 1 trillion dollars.

One trillion dollars saved could finance a lot of resources for a lot of new projects and probably stop a lot of existing employees from leaving.  If 52% of “the exiting employees say their manager or organization could have done something to prevent them from leaving,” it is time to find out what that “something” is and make it a part of a manager’s performance criteria.  For that to happen managers and leaders need to do better at inquiring about an employees’ job satisfaction throughout the course of a year.  

Leaders of all forms need to stop using the ‘garbage can approach’ to annual reviews, using one time a year to cover all the good, the bad and the ugly.  Informal, but consistent, casual conversations focused on an employee’s personal satisfaction and well-being about their job and the organization may go a long way in reducing unwanted employee exits.  When only 51% of existing employees had such a conversation in the 3 months before they left, there is a lot of room for leadership improvement. 

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It’s Happening: Sony Is Slowly Pulling Out Of The Smartphone Sector

If you’ve followed smartphone trends over the past half decade, you must have noticed the nose dive Sony products have taken, to an almost non-existent state. Sony has quietly slid out of consumers’ consideration sets, and the effects of that are now showing up.

Sony’s smartphone division has been struggling, with a less than 1% market share globally, as of press time. In hopes to scale back, they decided to merge the smartphone division with the TV, camera and audio divisions, thus forming Sony Electronics Products and Solutions. Not just that, they are also looking to halve their workforce from the current strength of over 4,000 employees. These layoffs will take place by March 2020. They hope that this move will help them cut down on operating overheads, and avoid losses for the fourth straight year.

This is not the first time we are seeing Sony take extreme steps to stay afloat, with around, a thousand employees from the mobile division being laid off in 2014 as well. Few Japanese employees will be transferred to other teams, while the Chinese and European staff will be offered voluntary retirement.

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Match Party Dress At Summer for Women

Tobecharming: How to match Party Dresses & Summer Dresses for women.

Tobecharming: the latest fashion Party Dresses & Summer Dresses online for women.

With the continuous development of modern society, in the beginning of 2014, the people’s daily outfit, the dresses has also set off a new round of fashion trends in worldwide.

In the daily work and entertainment, a suitable dress collocation can show their personality and naturally increase women’s charm.

There are a variety of styles dresses and skirt at Tobecharming: Dresses, Midi Dresses, Skater Dresses, Bodycon Dresses, Mini Dresses, Sweater Dresses, Evening Dresses, Peplum Dresses, Maxi Dresses, Print Dresses, A skirt, high waist skirt package hip skirt, floral skirts, pencil skirts, skirts and so on.
Dresses/Skirt colors principles:
Shallow depths : a dark shirt with light-colored skirt
Light under the dark : light-colored shirt with a dark skirt
In addition, the white color is wild, take it with any color phase will have a good effect, it depends on your preference.

Common skirt style with principles:

A word skirt, a green shirt easily with a sexy and noble temperament, coupled with a pair of PU leather high-heeled boots, a perfect city beauty, out of sheer international fan.
Floral dress, beautiful and generous, cool and comfortable, unique floral style design, elastic waist, perfect to show your charming lines matched with a simple white T-shirt, perfect for the whole summer full of youthful breath of life ! 

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Scrum Nation Has Arrived For All You Rugby Players Looking for Apparel

Scrum Nation is a rugby apparel company dedicated to releasing designs for rugby players and fans. Our goal is to promote the sport and its unparalleled camaraderie.
At Scrum Nation we pride ourselves in creating designs that Rugby players will be proud to wear with pride. We don’t design products for football, soccer, baseball, or any other sport. Rugby is the fastest growing sport in the United States. Anyone who has ever played the game doesn’t have to think twice as to why this is true. The game of rugby as fast paced, physical, and the ultimate team sport. 15 players on each team with one objective; to physically dominate their opponent, and leave the pitch with pride, and hopefully with the highest score.

Some of our most recent designs include; Give Blood Play Rugby, Beautifully Brutal, a Love rugby design for women, and many more. Most of these designs can be applied to multiple products. We have T-shirts, hoodies, tank tops, gym bags, coffee mugs, and steins. These products are all of the highest quality and produced in the United States.