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No More Toxic Tub

The products that tested positive for 1,4-dioxane include:

* American Girl Hopes and Dreams Glistening Shower and Bath Wash
* American Girl Real Beauty Inside and Out Shower Gel–Apple Blossom (three samples)
* American Girl Real Beauty Inside and Out Shower Gel–Sunny Orange
* Aveeno Baby Soothing Relief Creamy Wash (three samples)
* Baby Magic “Soft Baby Scent” Baby Lotion
* Barbie Berry Sweet Bubble Bath
* CVS Baby Shampoo
* CVS Kids Body Wash–Blueberry Blast
* Dora the Explorer Bubble Bath
* Equate Tearless Baby Wash
* Gentle Naturals Eczema Baby Wash
* Grins & Giggles Milk & Honey Baby Wash
* Hot Wheels Berry Blast Bubble Bath
* Huggies Naturally Refreshing Cucumber & Green Tea Baby Wash
* Johnson’s Baby Shampoo
* Johnson’s Moisture Care Baby Wash
* Johnson’s Oatmeal Baby Wash–Vanilla
* L’Oreal Kids Extra Gentle 2-in-1 Fast Dry Shampoo–Burst of Cool Melon
* Mustela Baby Shampoo
* Mustela Dermo-Cleansing Gel for Hair and Body Newborn/Baby
* Mustela Multi-Sensory Bubble Bath
* Night-time Bath Baby Wash
* No-Ad Sun Pals SPF 45 UVA/UVB Sun Protection
* Pampers Kandoo Foaming Handsoap – Magic Melon
* Sesame Street Bubble Bath – Orange Mango Tango
* Soft & Beautiful Just for Me! No-Lye Conditioning Creme Relaxer, Children’s Super
* Suave Kids 2-in-1 Shampoo – Wild Watermelon
* Tinker Bell Scented Bubble Bath

The products that tested positive for formaldehyde include:

* American Girl Hopes and Dreams Shimmer Body Lotion
* American Girl Real Beauty Inside and Out Shower Gel–Apple Blossom (three samples)
* Baby Magic “Soft Baby Scent” Baby Lotion (three samples)
* Barbie Berry Sweet Bubble Bath
* CVS Baby Shampoo
* CVS Kids Body Wash–Blueberry Blast
* Dora the Explorer Bubble Bath
* Equate Tearless Baby Wash
* Grins & Giggles Milk & Honey Baby Wash
* Hot Wheels Berry Blast Bubble Bath
* Huggies Naturally Refreshing Cucumber & Green Tea Baby Wash
* Huggies Soft Skin–Shea Butter
* Johnson’s Baby Shampoo (two samples)
* L’Oreal Kids Extra Gentle 2-in-1 Fast Dry Shampoo–Burst of Cool Melon
* Pampers Kandoo Foaming Handsoap–Magic Melon
* Sesame Street Bubble Bath–Orange Mango Tango
* Tinker Bell Body Lotion
* Tinker Bell Scented Bubble Bath

None of the baby bath products tested in the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics’ new report list formldehyde and 1,4-dioxane on their labels, since they’re formed as manufacturuing byproducts and aren’t added intentionally. The group says consumers can look out for ingredients that are likely to contain either of the chemicals, though, including: peg-100 stearate, sodium laureth sulfate, polyethylene and ceteareth-20, quaternium-15, DMDM hydantoin, imidazolidinyl urea, diazolidinyl urea and sodium hydroxymethoylglycinate.

http://safecosmetics.org

Blonde Joke )

A blond, wanting to earn some money, decided to hire herself out as a handyman-type and started canvassing a wealthy neighborhood. She went to the front door of the first house and asked the owner if he had any jobs for her to do.

“Well, you can paint my porch. How much will you charge?”

The blond said, “How about 50 dollars?” The man agreed and told her that the paint and ladders that she might need were in the garage. The man’s wife, inside the house, heard the conversation and said to her husband, “Does she realize that the porch goes all the way around the house?”

The man replied, “She should. She was standing on the porch.”

A short time later, the blonde came to the door to collect her money.

“You’re finished already?” he asked. “Yes,” the blonde answered, “and I had paint left over, so I gave it two coats. “Impressed, the man reached in his pocket for the $50. “And by the way,” the blonde added, “that’s not a Porch, it’s a Ferrari.”

Any Marines?

I’m looking for anyone who has the experience of being a Marine to offer me friendly advice. I’m thinking about becoming a Marine, but I have a few simple questions. Does stealing happen often on bases, should I keep my good clothing at home? What’s a typical day look like once you get stationed somewhere, the recruiter didn’t bother to go in depth all I was told is that it starts at 7:30 and ends at 4:30? How good are the combat sports, or just recreational activities on bases? Do people usually end up with the top picks of the jobs they want? Thank you.

Regular Expression Syntax

. Matches any character

\( This marks the start of a region for tagging a match.

\) This marks the end of a tagged region.

\n Where n is 1 through 9 refers to the first through ninth
tagged region when replacing. For example, if the search
string was Fred\([1-9]\)XXX and the replace string was
Sam\1YYY, when applied to Fred2XXX this would generate
Sam2YYY.

\< This matches the start of a word. \> This matches the end of a word.

\x This allows you to use a character x that would otherwise
have a special meaning. For example, \[ would be interpreted
as [ and not as the start of a character set.

[…] This indicates a set of characters, for example, [abc] means
any of the characters a, b or c. You can also use ranges, for
example [a-z] for any lower case character.

[^…] The complement of the characters in the set. For example,
[^A-Za-z] means any character except an alphabetic character.

^ This matches the start of a line (unless used inside a set,
see above).

$ This matches the end of a line.

* This matches 0 or more times. For example, Sa*m matches Sm,
Sam, Saam, Saaam and so on.

+ This matches 1 or more times. For example, Sa+m matches Sam,
Saam, Saaam and so on.

—–> Examples (don’t use quotes)
– Quote lines: find “^” replace with “> ”
– Unquote lines: find “^> ” replace with “”
– Remove line numbers: find “^[0-9]+” replace with “”
– Convert tabs to double spaces: find “\t” replace with ” “

Maybe One of the Most Ridicules Questions

Is it possible to suggest that some open source software may include some back-end slip up / hush hush code which is intended on spying or phishing or in some way used by hackers or even worse terrorists?

I am hoping that I am just too stupid to understand how software writing done and that there is no way in hell that what ever I am suggesting is possible. But is it ??

TV Harms Reading and Academic Performance

Excessive television-watching harms reading skills both by displacing them from our daily lives and, according to some experts, by affecting the physical structure of the brain.

Researcher Susan B. Neuman of the University of Lowell put it succinctly more than a decade ago reading scores diminished sharply for those students watching more than four hours a day and today’s data continue to support her conclusion. In 1998, 52 percent of 12th-graders who watched an hour or less of TV a day achieved proficiency on reading tests, whereas only 14 percent of those who watched more than six hours did. Only 27 percent of those who watched four to five hours read proficiently.

Tips for Handling Telemarketers

Three Little Words That Work!!

(1)The three little words are: ‘Hold On, Please…’

Saying this, while putting down your phone and walking off (instead of hanging-up immediately) would make each telemarketing call so much more time-consuming that boiler room sales would grind to a halt.

Then when you eventually hear the phone company’s ‘beep-beep-beep’ tone, you know it’s time to go back and hang up your handset, which has efficiently completed its task.

These three little words will help eliminate telephone soliciting..

(2) Do you ever get those annoying phone calls with no one on the other end?

This is a telemarketing technique where a machine makes phone calls and records the time of day when a person answers the phone.

This technique is used to determine the best time of day for a ‘real’ sales person to call back and get someone at home.

What you can do after answering, if you notice there is no one there, is to immediately start hitting your # button on the phone, 6 or 7 times as quickly as possible. This confuses the machine that dialed the call, and it kicks your number out of their system. Gosh, what a shame not to have your name in their system any longer!!!

(3) Junk Mail Help:

When you get ‘ads’ enclosed with your phone or utility bill, return these ‘ads’ with your payment. Let the sending companies throw their own junk mail away.

When you get those ‘pre-approved’ letters in the mail for everything from credit cards to 2nd mortgages and similar type junk, do not throw away the return envelope.

Most of these come with postage-paid return envelopes, right? It costs them more than the regular 44 cents postage, ‘IF’ and when they receive them back.

It costs them nothing if you throw them away! The postage was around 50 cents before the last increase and it is according to the weight. In that case, why not get rid of some of your other junk mail and put it in these cool little, postage-paid return envelopes.

One of Andy Rooney ‘s (60 minutes) ideas.

Send an ad for your local chimney cleaner to American Express. Send a pizza coupon to Citibank. If you didn’t get anything else that day, then just send them their blank application back!
If you want to remain anonymous, just make sure your name isn’t on anything you send them.

You can even send the envelope back empty if you want to just to keep them guessing! It still costs them 44 cents.

The banks and credit card companies are currently getting a lot of their own junk back in the mail, but folks, we need to OVERWHELM them. Let’s let them know what it’s like to get lots of junk mail, and best of all they’re paying for it…Twice!

Let’s help keep our postal service busy since they are saying that e-mail is cutting into their business profits, and that’s why they need to increase postage costs again. You get the idea!

If enough people follow these tips, it will work —- I have been doing this for years, and I get very little junk mail anymore.