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Can We Safely Use Sunscreen From Last Year?
Warm weather is almost here, so it’s time to start soaking up the sun and that means you’ll need to break out your sunscreen again. But if you have leftovers from last year, are they still safe to use? Here’s how you can tell.
Check the expiration date - The general rule is that sunscreens start to be less effective after three years, even if the package hasn’t ever been opened. Most of them come with an expiration date on the bottom of the container, but if you’re in doubt, throw it out because it might not be as potent and you don’t want to risk a sunburn.
Beware of open containers - If your sunscreen was only used once last summer and isn’t expired, it’s safe. But if it’s been stored in the hot trunk of your car for months, dump it because heat can degrade ingredients. Also toss it if it’s yellowish or has a clumpy or watery consistency.
Get organized - When you get your new SPF stash, store bottles in a cool, dark spot - so NOT in the bathroom where temperatures vary with hot showers.
Use it! - Sunscreen can’t protect you if you don’t wear it, so apply it and make sure you’re using enough for full coverage. That means an ounce of lotion for your body - that’s the size of a shot glass - and if you’re using a spray, apply until your skin glistens. And don’t forget the SPF lip balms!
The New Confusing Dating Trend? Being “Zombied”
Back in the old days of dating, which wasn’t actually all that long ago, there really was only one way to get dumped by someone you were dating. But thanks to technology, social media, and dating apps, there are endless ways to be blown off, broken up with, or jilted.
Singles today have probably been ‘ghosted’, ‘bread-crumbed’, and/or ‘benched.’ But one of the newest terms in the world of dating today is being “zombied.” And it’s basically like being ghosted - where someone cuts you out of their life out of the blue - except in this case, the ghoster comes back around weeks or months down the road. Like just when you’re finally not thinking of them all the time anymore.
So you’ll suddenly get a breezy text from your zombie, acting like nothing happened and no time has passed since they ghosted you. Or it could come in the form of a Facebook friend request. No matter the approach, the zombie just seems to appear out of nowhere.
So should we ignore the zombie when they try to reconnect? Dating coach Francesca Hogi says we should be less cynical and give them a chance instead. And if you’re the zombie, she suggests doing it “respectfully and like a grown up.” Which is how we should all be acting all the time anyway, especially when dating.
Waffle House Fight
WARNING: Video contains violence
In a Waffle House in Auburn, Alabama two employees began to fight and customer Robert Payne got the whole thing on camera. After Robert posted the video to his Facebook, the video went viral. (Fox5Atlanta)
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