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Comparing Sunscreens - 07/07/14

When it comes to sunscreen, there are more options than ever.  Labels can be confusing but three things to consider when buying are brand, price, and ingredients.

There's a big movement toward natural or organic sunscreens with a lot of people worried about chemicals found in the traditional types.  The question, though, is whether the natural products work as well. 

Dr. Jeffery Dover, president of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery says they do.

If you're looking for sunscreen without some chemicals that have been linked to health problems, avoid anything that ends in -ate, -one, and -ene.

Natural or organic sunscreens can be more expensive but if you do some comparison shopping, you can save a good bit.

Here are a couple of links that can help you compare products, ingredients and prices.

http://www.prevention.com/beauty/beauty/how-find-best-natural-sunscreen

http://www.skincancer.org/prevention/sun-protection/sunscreen/sunscreens-explained

http://safemama.com/cheatsheets/sunscreen/

 

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WINTRY WEATHER-SKIING

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The winter storm that hit much of the East made it tough for Thanksgiving travelers. But it's good news to New England ski areas. Dave Meeker of Mount Snow in Vermont says it's a "dream come true." The resort opens for the season today. Noelle Tuttle, spokeswoman for Maine's Sugarloaf, says even the rumor of snow generates a lot of excitement. Area ski resorts say the early storm is getting people to think about skiing for their Christmas vacation.

BREWERS BARE IT

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) -- These brewers are baring more than their beer. Brawny beer makers are stripping for charity. The 2015 Brew Men Calendar features 11 brewing pros from the Sheboygan, Wisconsin, area. Not too surprisingly, the idea was hatched over some beers. But the brew men don't expose too much. Strategically placed pieces of beer making equipment protect their modesty. Sheboygan Press Media reports the calendars cost 20 bucks each, with the proceeds going to local charities.

SANTA BANK ROBBER

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Say it ain't so Santa! The FBI is looking for Santa Claus in a San Diego County bank robbery. Actually, Ol' Saint Nick isn't the suspect. Authorities are on the hunt for a robber who was wearing sunglasses, a fake beard and a Santa Claus hat. This evil elf was armed with a gun and demanded large bills from a teller at a Chase bank branch. Officials say no one was hurt and the gunman escaped with an undisclosed amount of money.

ANIMAL MASSAGE

UNDATED (AP) -- Dog lovers want their best friends rubbed the right way. Shelah Barr is a San Francisco dog massage therapist. She says massage can give the four-legged members of the family "a high quality of life." But don't expect incense burning around the massage table. Barr says she'll often give her patients a bone to chew on. On Barr's Happy Hounds Massage website, an initial house call is listed at $90. Follow-up visits are 75 bucks.

 
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