Our scalps are one of the most porous parts of our bodies, and are easily penetrated by the products we lather onto them—Shampoos and conditioners are both loaded with unfriendly ingredients that dry out our locks, necessitating more products.
Lake Magadi, Kenya: Tata Chemicals’ manufacturing facility at Lake Magadi produces soda ash, used in glassmaking and laundry detergent. The company has proposed a massive expansion into adjoining Lake Natron, the breeding ground for three-quarters of the world’s nearly endangered Lesser Flamingoes.
Valley of 10,000 Smokes, Alaska, U.S.: In 1912, the Novarupta volcano erupted, spewing 100 times more ash than Mount St. Helens did in its unforgettable 1980 eruption, and covering 40 square miles of the glacial valley in 700 feet of ash.
In 2011, JCPenney’s “I’m Too Pretty to Do Homework…” shirt employed some good old-fashioned, traditional sexist drivel to drive home the important lesson that women are mindless objects. Irate moms blew up the Internet in a furious flurry of e-complaints, and JCPenney discontinued the shirts shortly thereafter The online marketing blurb read: “Who has time for homework when there’s a new Justin Bieber album out?” Fair question, I guess.