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Young Inventors Changing the World

Young Inventors Changing the World

July 02, 2020 3 min read

There is no age limit for being interested in science and wanting to make a difference. These three young inventors started creating solutions to change the world when they were teenagers and continue to do so today.
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Industry Updates

Industry Updates

July 02, 2020 1 min read

The desire for “clean beauty” is on the rise and consumers are demanding more information from their favorite brands on how “clean” their products truly are. A recent survey of 24,000 women (conducted by Influenster and Bazaarvoice) found that the majority of women want their beauty products to be transparent in their labeling. 60% of women believe that beauty brands that claim to be clean don’t explain why.
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What’s Inside? Beauty Ingredient Breakdown

What’s Inside? Beauty Ingredient Breakdown

July 02, 2020 1 min read

There has been a large movement by beauty companies to create products that don’t use harmful ingredients, including 10 major ones that are commonly found in cosmetic products, such as tar and parabens. These chemicals are hazardous to people’s health and can negatively affect much more than just skin. They can cause nausea and headaches, and can even harm the kidneys and immune system.
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Black Women Invent: Household Staples Courtesy of the 1800s

Black Women Invent: Household Staples Courtesy of the 1800s

July 02, 2020 2 min read

In our daily lives, we benefit from the ideas and innovation of the past, but we often don’t know their origin. We are highlighting three household staples that originated in the 1800s and were invented by Black women, to recognize their work and how they have impacted our everyday lives. 

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Spotlight: Q&A with Dr. Joanne Kamens

Spotlight: Q&A with Dr. Joanne Kamens

July 02, 2020 4 min read

Dr. Joanne Kamens’ interest in science goes back to childhood and her inquisitive nature about how the world worked. From here, Dr. Kamens went on to study biology at the University of Pennsylvania and then earned her Ph.D. in genetics from Harvard University.
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