August 21, 2014
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A Powerful Video That Will Make You Want To Always Wear Sunscreen


Artist Thomas Leveritt set up a ultraviolet camera and viewing monitor in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park to show people what their skin looks like in ultraviolet light. This is “how the sun sees you.” The revealed freckles and lurking age spots are the not-yet-visible results of skin damage from sun exposure.

The real magic (and science!) of this video happens when we see what sunscreen looks like in UV light. Like a visible forcefield of UV-blocking black cream, it’s an impressive demonstration of how sunscreen protects our skin from the sun’s damaging rays, and why it’s important to wear it daily.

August 20, 2014
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Protect Your Shades With This Simple DIY Linen Sunglasses Case

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Got sunglasses? Why not make your own sunglasses case to go with them? We teamed up with Sophie Monet to show you how to customize your own linen case – inexpensive, creative and simple!

Here’s how you make it:

1. Lay out your fabric, then measure & mark two 4 x 8 inch rectangles then cut out.
2. With your fabric pens, create a design.
3. Thread a needle, fold over one side and sew along the edge of each piece (this will be the opening).
4. Sandwich pieces together, patterned side down.
5. Sew along 3 edges, leaving one short side for opening.
6. Protect!