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“The woman that I am today, came on purpose. The woman that I am becoming, is coming on purpose. At some point you realize that life is too short to continue living by trial and error. You eventually begin to do and become on purpose.” –Selena J
KINGS OF THE MIC TOUR SATURDAY JUNE 1st!
Kings of The Mic Tour featuring Ice Cube, Public Enemy, and De La Soul, June 1st at Scottrade Center. Tickets on sale Friday, March 22nd at 10am. Tickets available at the Scottrade Center box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.
BRUNO MARS THURSDAY AUGUST 8TH!
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Bruno Mars has announced the dates for his anticipated world tour, “The Moonshine Jungle World Tour.”
The Date for St. Louis is Thursday, August 8 at Scottrade center, with pop artist Ellie Goulding as the opening act.
A new study warns that wearing makeup may result in more than just a flawless face. Chemicals in makeup, plastics and household cleaners -- phthalates -- could actually cause women to go through menopause earlier than their peers. Previous research has also linked early menopause with higher rates of bone loss, heart problems and strokes in women.
In the study, levels of phthalates were examined in the blood or urine of 5,700 women. Those with the highest amounts were found to have gone through menopause an average of 2.3 years before the others. Menopause typically occurs in women around the age of 51, so those exposed to the highest levels of phthalates were going through it at around age 49.
"Early menopause has a lot of impact on your health," said Dr. Natalia Grindler, an obstetrician-gynecologist at Washington University's School of Medicine and one of the authors of the study, at this week's American Society of Reproductive Medicine conference in San Diego. "We absolutely think these chemicals have the potential to affect ovarian function and human reproduction."
Researchers at Washington University emphasized that the studies are still in its early stages and that final results of won't be released for months, noting that they "don't want to scare people."
"There's a lot that we don't know at this point,” Dr. Grindler said. “Our research is still preliminary, but it's enough to suggest it is having a detrimental impact in the long term."
You can find out about the ingredients in the cosmetic you use by checking the manufacturer’s website for an ingredient list available to view, or by contacting the company directly to ask if their products are free of phthalates.
To read more about the study, click Here.