June 25, 2013

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1 Coat of Men’s Chest Hair Used to Sell Milk

A coat made entirely of discarded, woven men’s chest hair is being used to promote the UK company Aria’s new range of milk. The coat, made of more than one million strands of men’s chest hair, took more than 200 hours to make and is being used to advertise Wingo-Co chocolate milk, a product that contains 40 percent more protein than other milks, is marketed as “the manly chocolate milk for men with added man,” and is a product aimed at the male market. In fairness, the coat is the latest in a series of parody advertisements titled Lait d’homme. Aria says it’s a statement against the “manning down” of the British male. The coat, which is supposedly for sale - although that may be part of the parody - retails for about $3,860 dollars. Any takers?

More at Www.adelaidenow.com | Posted 4 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Organic Milk Gets More Natural

Tags: Coat Made of Men's Chest Hair, Selling Milk to Men, Lait D'Homme, Wingo-Co Chocolate Milk, Aria

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Tall Is More

2 Starbucks Raised Prices Today

Prices went up on some drinks today at Starbucks. Bloomberg reports that prices at Starbucks have risen nationally an average of 1 percent. The prices may vary from region to region, and spokesman Jim Olson notes that this is the first price increase in some areas in up to two years. Less than a third of the beverages will be affected by the increase. It's unclear exactly which beverages were affected, but grande and venti sizes, as well as frappuccinos and refreshers, appear to be protected from the increase in most stores. CNN Money reports that Olson says the price of a tall brewed coffee has increased by about a dime.

More at Bloomberg | Hat tip to CNN Money | Posted 4 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Coffee Most Expensive in 34 Years

Tags: Starbucks Price Hike, Starbucks Raises Prices, Price of Tall Coffee, Jim Olson

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SSRIs May Double Risk

3 Antidepressants Pose Heart Dangers in Womb

Antidepressants (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or SSRIs) taken during early pregnancy can double the risk of a baby being born with a heart defect, warns Stephen Pilling, an expert adviser to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). According to Pilling, evidence suggests that taking antidepressants for mild or moderate depression during pregnancy isn't worth the risk. He tells the BBC that any baby's risk for being born with a heart defect is about two in 100, but when the mother took an SSRI during early pregnancy, that risk increases to around four in 100. Women should not stop taking a prescribed medication without discussing it first with their doctors.

More at BBC | Posted 4 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Antidepressants Increase Miscarriage Risk

Tags: Antidepressant Heart Complications, Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy, Antidepressant Warnings, SSRIs Heart Defect

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