A Thursday roundup

Photo by Samantha Lynch

– Why SPF doesn’t really matter and other sunscreen facts

Julia Belluz, Vox’s senior health correspondent, has become one of my most trusted resources, and this article clearly explains SPF, UVB and UVA light, and other important facts about sunscreen. (Note that Beautycounter’s sunscreens protect against both UVB and UVA rays, and they’re included on EWG’s list of Best Beach and Sport Sunscreens.)

– How serums, oils, moisturizers, and balms can improve your skin

This post from the Asterisk clearly explains how each of these product types serves a specific purpose and when to use them.

Off topic

The Hamilton Mixtape: Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)


Beautiful, free photos. Gifted by the world’s most generous community of photographers. (I feature their photos often.)

‘Jaws’ is ridiculous, say kids who owe everything to ‘Jaws’

My new favorite pasta salad

Slow-roasted grape tomatoes, toasted pine nuts, oregano dressing, and crumbled cheese (I used queso fresco) … make it!

What is Cheerwine and how do I get my hands on some?

And finally …

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