July 22, 2019 — Archer Farms-brand egg salad, Archer Farms-brand deviled egg sandwiches and Fresket-brand egg salad, tuna salad and Thai lobster salad have been recalled across the United States due to possible listeria contamination, Elevations Foods has announced.
The recall is for the following products made on June 18, 2019.
Archer Farms-brand Egg Salad in a 12-ounce clear, square plastic container, Lot Number W1906042A, Use By 12AUG2019, UPC 085239018682. Archer Farms Deviled Egg Sandwich Half Sandwich with Bacon, UPC 220505000002. Archer Farms Deviled Egg Sandwich on Multigrain, UPC 498780203566.
Fresket Egg Salad in a 32-ounce clear, square plastic container, Lot Number W1906042, Use By 12AUG2019A. Fresket Tuna Salad in a 5-pound white, round plastic container, Lot Number W1906054, Use By 02AUG2019A . Fresket Thai Lobster Salad in a 5-pound white, round plastic container, Lot Number W1906041, Use By 02AUG2019A.
Consumers with the recalled products should return them to the place of purchase for a full refund, and can call 866-761-9566 for more information, the company said.
Listeria infection can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems, and can cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.
In healthy people, listeria infection can cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.
This week Who What Wear UK columnist Marissa Cox posted a picture on Instagram of her in the French Riviera in the perfect black swimsuit. It has thick straps, a scoop neckline and a high cut on the leg (but not overly so in a Love Island way). Despite its simplicity, I had assumed that this would be a luxury find—however, this swimsuit is actually only £20 from H&M.
Swimwear experts have been telling me for several years that H&M and & Other Stories is the best place to find quality, expensive-looking bikinis and one-pieces on a tighter budget. Marisa’s one-piece doesn’t only come in black—it’s also available in a yellow-and-white stripe (very Amalfi coast) and a black-and-white stripe print.
Swimwear trends come and go each year, however the one constant is a black swimsuit—as these are always an elegant choice. Keep scrolling to see—and shop—the H&M swimsuit.
June 10, 2019 — Significant changes in how kidney disease is treated in the United States are outlined in an executive order expected to be signed Wednesday by President Donald Trump.
The objective is to switch from a system that emphasizes costly, time-consuming dialysis in large centers to at-home dialysis or transplants that can lengthen patients lives, the Associated Press reported.
There’s a severe organ shortage, which could impede the push for more transplants. In order to tackle that problem, the administration wants to ease financial challenges for living donors.
The executive order also includes measures to help groups that collect organs from deceased donors. Officials pointed to a study suggesting that in the long term, it may be possible to find 17,000 more kidneys and 11,000 other organs from deceased donors for transplant every year, the AP reported.
Another goal is to improve prevention of kidney disease.
The moves could save lives and millions in Medicare spending, the AP reported.
So Short Girl with bag (Γυναικεία Τσάντα) in Fashion has always been based on the obvious. The small girl. The actual smallest girl in my year – I know this because when they lined us up on our photo day in year 11, I was right at the end. Being short has its pros and cons. But today, I’m feeling like a positive-prin whilst writing this on my lunch in work.
I was never going to be tall. My gorgeous parental’s are small too, so the genes were never there for me to have long legs like a gazelle. My middle sister – there’s 3 of us – is the tallest, and her body to legs ratio makes me SUPER jealous. She has the legs of the family. Me and the oldest sis, we’re just tiny and always will be. But getting this list together was surprisingly easy for me…
Over the years I’ve loved and hated being “the small one” – but more often than not, it’s been positive. And I want to share with you WHY I think being a petite gal is a trait that I can be proud of… I mean I’m going to have to face up to it – I ain’t changing any time soon!
1. Most boys are taller than you
This is true. I’ve been with my boyfriend for 6 years, and yes I’m only 22. Gasp, do whatever – but we’re still together guys! And he is WELL taller than me, and that’s one thing that I love! Being small means your fella is more than likely going to be taller. Being a tall girl, and a small lad… okay, it works for some people and sorry to offend – but that ain’t for me.
2. You can buy kids trainees
I have bought Converse, Nike, Adidas – you name it. All around half the price of the adults because I have itty-bitty feet that match my small body. I always get, “Ahhh your feet are tiny!” But I don’t think huge clown feet would suit me, do you? The same goes with my bags! I prefer backpacksand not big handbags.
3. Lots of leg room and get comfy in small spaces
When I go on holiday with the family, or driving and I’m the passenger, curling up in a ball is always my favourite thing. I can get comfy in some of the most bizarre positions, while people with longs legs argue with their limbs.
4. You look younger – which will always work better when you’re thrifty at fifty
How many times have I been stopped going into town… too many to count. But this young face of mine is going to look young even when I’m older. I might hate it now – YES I’M 22 – but when I’m 50, by GOD I’m going to look a right sight better. So this is my response when people do a shocked face at my age – “Well, when you’ve got wrinkles, I’ll still have my baby face” … along with a smug smile that usually changes the topic.
5. You can wear heels and still not be taller than your fella
I know this is sort of mentioned above, but this is a different matter. Some girls are happy because every day, they are right height ratio in a couple. Bravo! BUT, when it comes to a night out and you’ve gotta’ decide whether to wear your platformsor not, it’s a decision that needs to be made for two people. I don’t have that problem!
6. Cute by default
It’s just a given. And you can get away with MURDER, especially being the youngest and the smallest in my family. Winning!
7. Can be lazy and get people to grab things off tall shelves
I worked in a shop that was quite tall, so when those bags (Γυναικεία Τσάντα) needed filling up and the cards needed a quick shuffle, there would always be friendly chap or gal to help me with the short girl problems. But this makes me happy, thanks guys!
8. Last to know when it rains
It’s just a cute one. Last to know when it rains, and can easily fit under an umbrella with whoever is holding it. It’s the little things!
9. Hair to height ratio means longer hair
It’s just science!!! Small body, and short hair looks longer on me, just because I’m on the petite side of life. It’s logic!
10. A memorable trait
A memorable trait that my friends and family know me for. I’m the little one of the group, that stands at the end in photos because it just doesn’t work with my friends with me floating about in the middle. It’s something that comes and goes as good and bad – but today, being the Short Girl with the Bag (Γυναικεία Τσάντα) in Fashion makes me happy!
Victoria and David Beckham attended the wedding of footballer Sergio Ramos and Pilar Rubio in Seville, Spain this weekend. VB’s wedding guest outfit sounds like a bold rule-breaking choice, as she wore a white midi dress with a pair of neon shoes. White is traditionally considered a no-no for guests, however Victoria shows how you can wear it in a respectful way—as long as you opt for a silhouette and fabric that isn’t too bridal and wear a print, this colour is a viable option for guests.
Victoria wore a knot-print sleeved dress with a scarf detail at the neckline from her upcoming autumn winter 2019 collection. This knot motif was a key theme for her next collection, as everything from jumpers to blouses feature this nautical detail. Victoria paired her maritime dress with a pair of bright pink neon pumps, which she has been wearing non-stop this summer. The stilettos from her own label are available in both a neon green and pink, and she’s worn them to every event in her calendar from a football match at Old Trafford to a night with the Duchess of Cambridge.
Keep scrolling to see VB’s wedding guest outfit, and the other times she has worn neon shoes.
Rather than a wealth of great options for consumers, this explosion — which experts say has only just begun — has really only created more confusion around what CBD does, if anything, and whether or not it really belongs in every single thing we consume or put on our skin.
“You invest in founders, you invest in their vision,” Gavigan tells me over coffee with Assaf in Los Angeles, where Prima is based. “Their excitement for us and our vision and belief in the science, coupled with our brand-building expertise that we have, and then the consumer demand [for CBD] — all that triangulates into a lot of great possibility.”
It did take some convincing, though. “It really required us decoupling marijuana from hemp, because these investors, they didn’t know they could even legally invest in such a thing,” explains Assaf.
Like The Honest Company, Prima purports to only use “clean, safe, nontoxic” ingredients. Everything is claimed to be gluten-free, cruelty-free, vegan, clinically and dermatologically tested and doctor-formulated. And in the interest of transparency — and also perhaps to reassure those who now associate The Honest Company with false ingredient claims — Prima has made third-party test results for all of its products available to the public. There’s even a QR code on the packaging that leads smartphone users to a batch report. “What we say on the label is really what’s inside,” assures Gavigan.
“We feel the responsibility to set new standards for the industry because there’s no regulatory body yet overseeing the safety, the potency, the purity of these products; you’re finding that when products are being taken off the shelf for third-party testing, they aren’t what they say they are,” adds Assaf. “Everything we’ve done is to be that trusted source.” Prima is also registered as a Public Benefit Corporation, which formally institutionalizes the brand’s commitment to drive social and environmental impact in addition to profit, and has pending B-Corp status.
Prima products use broad-spectrum hemp extract — meaning it contains CBD along with all other cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, except for THC — and a lot of the founders’ time and resources have been spent locating the best sources of hemp (they landed on a farm in Oregon) and delivery methods and quantities so that customers really feel the benefits. Assaf says that, with CBD at large, the factor that brands aren’t taking into consideration enough, and that consumers are largely misinformed about, is bioavailability — or the proportion of the substance that is actually absorbed into the bloodstream, and thus able to have an effect. According to her, with most CBD tinctures — one of the most common delivery methods for the ingredient — we can only absorb around 10% of the cannabinoids present, maximum.
“The efficacy depends on the surrounding ingredients and the carrier ingredient,” explains Assaf. “If you’re putting a carrier extract in oil and you’re charging all this money for it and [the customer is] only absorbing 10%, max, of the CBD, you’re not going to feel anything and you’re going to give up. That’s a huge risk for us. Because of the lack of innovation and sophistication, a lot of people aren’t absorbing what they think they are.”
But that does not answer the larger question of: Say it is in a bioavailable format with synergistic ingredients, what does that CBD in general, and specifically in supplements and topicals like those Prima is selling, actually do? The answer is…complex.
Fundamentally, the founders of Prima believe — and there is research that shows — that the body already has an endocannabinoid system that, for many of us, is depleted; and that ingesting or applying cannabinoids can return the body to something of a state of equilibrium — and that could apply to everything from your skin to your stress or pain level. (For more background, I’d recommend this New York Times Magazine article and this perhaps more digestible Bustle article.)
Specifically, they’re focusing on three categories: beauty, body and supplementation. To begin with, supplementation includes The Daily, a vegan softgel blend they see as a modern answer to the multivitamin. It is meant to be taken every day. It’s $45 for a 30-day supply. “I like taking it every day because I feel like it takes my edges off; it focuses me, it calms me, it brings me to a greater state of balance,” says Gavigan. Adds Assaf, “We believe that, with cannabinoids, the benefits are cumulative so we believe it is beneficial to take it every day.” In addition to helping with stress, pain and anxiety, the founders believe it can also boost the immune system when taken regularly.
“It was an opportunity for us to create what we think is the best facial oil in the market and then add cannabinoids to drive the efficacy,” says Gavigan.
Skin care is the area in which, at least for me, CBD is most confusing. The therapeutic claims brands put on their labels are often purposefully vague, in part because making specific ones could still violate FDA regulations. The issues Gavigan would recommend Prima’s products to treat are redness, irritation and dehydration.
“Skin issues are a function of the balance of the skin and so the underlying root cause is an imbalance at the cellular level; the CBD is coming in and balancing at the cellular level,” he explains. “If you balance the cells then the body can go in to heal and detoxify and really do its functions.”
“We want to open up the market; we want to reach the audience that doesn’t feel like cannabinoids are for them yet,” explains Gavigan. “So much of that is the normalization of product on shelves next to other brands they know and love and what that does from a validation and credibility perspective.”
He says he’s gotten inbound requests from retailers, and is in talks with them. As it expands, he and Assaf see Prima as sitting at the intersection of beauty, wellness and healthcare. “We’re taking this small misunderstood hemp category and move it into the health section — that’s what it is, combining beauty with the efficacy of health care and the allure of wellness,” says Assaf.
Promotional duties for films often require actresses to have multiple outfit changes in a day as they dart from premieres to photocalls to interviews. Jennifer Lawrence is currently doing the press rounds for her new release Dark Phoenix, and yesterday she wore three outfits which can only be described as phenomenal. Jennifer Lawrence often makes sexy choices for the red carpet, leaning on slinky silhouettes and plunging necklines. To the premiere last night she wore a black sleeved Dior gown with a full skirt, belt at the waist and wide sleeves, but the demure dress was spiced up with an open neckline down to her belly button. For the after party she wore a champagne-coloured sequin slip dress with an open back and 90s spaghetti straps so thin they look like floss. But the outfit that really got our attention was her white cropped T-shirt that she wore with a chilly-red leather midi skirt with a slight pleat. She paired it with a number of chain necklaces, her trusty circular Ray-Bans and a pair of ankle strap leather black sandals.