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• The reason we have armpit hair is because the hairs act like wicks, moving moisture away from the skin and keeping it dry. Dry skin is healthier than moist skin. However, hair adds plenty of extra surface area for skin bacteria to cling to. Shaving cuts that area down.

• Mankind through history has worked to combat body odor. Early Egyptians applied perfumed oils to the armpit, and regularly removed their underarm hair. The Greeks and the Romans followed suit, but until 1888 the only remedy for B.O. was to mask the odor with perfume and spices.

• In 1888, a Philadelphia inventor stumbled on the fact that zinc prevents body odor. Zinc, like aluminum, prevents sweat from coming out of the pores, but it was decades before anyone understood why. He invented a zincbased cream called Mum, patented it, and sold it widely. Bristol-Myers later bought him out, and Mum is still produced today, being marketed mainly in Britain. In 1902, a new antiperspirant called Ever-Dry hit the market; it was the first to use aluminum chloride. It was followed in 1908 by Hush. Unfortunately all of these early brands of antiperspirant were sticky, slow drying, and irritating to the skin. Ever-Dry was so acidic it would eat right through the fabric of a shirt. • In 1916, an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association discussed a study that showed a 25 percent solution of aluminum chloride in distilled water would reduce excessive sweating if applied to the underarm every two or three days. However, such a solution tended to cause the skin to burn,

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): It isn’t necessary Tidbits Penticton-Summerland to strive to fit in when you are given a chance to stand out. You can just be yourself without artifice or restraint. Welcome praise and appreciation in the upcoming week without guilt. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): No one else can decide what is right or wrong for you. Listen to the little voice inside that cheers you on in the week ahead. This will counterbalance any doubts and negativity that others voice. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Meditate on the wisdom of your actions. Sometimes in the week ahead, you may be so consumed by making progress that you forget to enjoy whatever you progressed to. Enjoy the fruits of your labors. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Make a list of your own personal greatest hits. Play them over and over again in your mind. Improve your confidence and bolster spirits in the week ahead by reminding yourself of all your DEODORANTS (continued) triumphs. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Both pleasure and sting, and itch because aluminum chloride is pain serve a purpose. You can’t appreciate corrosive, having a very low pH value. one without the other. It is possible to form a lasting connection early this week. This might • There was a break-through in 1919 with the unveiling of a brash new antiperspirant take the form of a new friendship or group association. called Odo-Ro-No. In ads in newspapers and VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Think outside the magazines, Odo-Ro-No proudly declared box unless you can figure out a way to make that it banished “B.O.” B.O., an abbreviation a new, improved box. Use originality and for ‘body odor’, was a scandalous term. creativity to your advantage in the upcoming Previously, such products had euphemistically week. Understanding brightens your love life. claimed that they kept a person “clean, sweet, LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Cheer them and dainty” so to admit that people actually on. An honest compliment can turn sweat— and to further state that sweat smelled someone’s life around. In the week ahead, be straightforward. Remember that everyone bad— made for a shocking advertisement. needs encouragement - and that most people “Take the Armhole Odor Test!” challenged the can detect insincerity. ads, hinting at social disasters that might ensue SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): It would be wise if one failed the test. Sales soared. to get your most important tasks completed in the early part of the week. You might be • A new product called Arrid Cream was burdened by extra duties late in the week and introduced in the 1930s which contained not have as much time to meet a deadline on aluminum sulfate instead of aluminum time. chloride. This was much easier on the skin and SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): No harm, the product sold well. The next advancement no foul. You may have been rebuffed in the past in deodorant didn’t come along until 1947 or felt excluded from a group, but in the week when Stoppette Spray Deodorant became the to come you may be given an opportunity to first deodorant that could be applied without try again. Expect a warm welcome. the fingers having to contact the solution. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Put a halt to hesitation. You will be more disappointed by It came in a spritzing squeeze tube. In 1952, the things that you didn’t do than by the ones Bristol-Myers (producers of Mum) came out you did. Grab every chance to embrace new with the first roll-on, invented by a company experiences in the first half of the week. researcher named Helen Barnett Diserens who AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Turnabout is was inspired by the newly invented ballpoint fair play. You might be called upon to pinch hit pen. They named the product Ban, and it is still or take over for someone else. An ability to get one of the top selling deodorants today. along with people from diverse backgrounds is a decided asset during the week ahead. • While scientists were trying to figure out how to PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Open the get a man to the moon, the Gillette corporation floodgates. Once you put your heart on the was trying to figure out how to get deodorant line with a romantic partner or commit to a into a can. It was a tough problem because the creative project, the feelings come rushing Fully Licensed - Freshly Made Dailyor- Free Delivery to Penticton spray nozzle keptSushi corroding the deodorant though. Let your heart be your guide in the week ahead. would crystallize inside the can. In 1965 they

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• The FDA classifies deodorants as cosmetics. However, antiperspirants are classified as drugs. Why the difference? Because antiperspirants technically alter the natural functions of your body. • Aluminum chloride discolors clothing and is famous for turning T-shirts yellow. Blame the antiperspirant for the armpit stains, not your sweat.

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DEODORANTS (continued)

The Mennen Company, which produced the deodorant, wouldn’t say whether the song caused sales to spike, but six months after the single debuted, Colgate bought the company for $670 million.

• In 2008, actor Matthew McConaughey mentioned in an interview that he never uses deodorant or antiperspirant. The next day, he received a year’s supply of deodorant body spray from the Axe Company, along with a note on why he might want to start. • The Service Shirts Corporation once invented a bowling shirt that had deodorant injected right into the fabric of the shirt.

“Many people overlook the potential distraction that a pet can be, especially if they are loose in your vehicle,” saysAchiel Goossens, the senior manager of auto claims with Aviva Canada. “They can distract you from the road, impair your vision, and even attempt to climb on you while driving. This is why pet safety in cars is so important. Properly securing your pet will ensure both you and your pet are safe.” There are a number tips that drivers can follow to ensure their pet is safe and secure when they go for a ride in the car. They include: • Don’t let your pets run loose in the car. • Don’t let your dog hang its head outside the window. • Secure your pets using a pet friendly seat belt or safety harness. • Small pets should be crated at all times. • Avoid letting your pets sit on your lap when driving. • Never leave your animal in the car unattended, especially in the summer months. • Consider installing a dog barrier in your vehicle if you have a hatchback, van or SUV.

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“GANGSTER SQUAD’’: The empire of mobster Mickey Cohen (played by Sean Penn in top surly, snarling form) is targeted by an elite team of 1940s Los Angeles cops in this stylishly staged saga. Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling play the lawmen selected by the city’s police chief (Nick Nolte) to lead the crusade, with Anthony Mackie, Michael Pena (``End of Watch’’) and Giovanni Ribisi among the officers who join them. Emma Stone and Mireille Enos (``The Killing’’) also star for director Ruben Fleischer (``Zombieland’’). DVD extra: ``making-of ’’ documentary. ***

“THE IMPOSSIBLE’’: Naomi Watts gives a wrenching, appropriately Oscar-nominated performance in this fact-inspired drama about a vacationing family separated by the tsunami that devastated Thailand in 2004. Watts plays the mother fiercely trying to protect one of her sons (Tom Holland, also doing affecting work) as she struggles to survive, keeping the desperate hope of reuniting with her husband (Ewan McGregor) and other children at the forefront of her thoughts. Geraldine Chaplin also is featured. DVD extras: two ``making-of ’’ documentaries; audio commentary by director Juan Antonio Bayona, writers Sergio Sanchez and Maria Belon, and producer Belen Atienza; deleted scenes. *** “PROMISED LAND’’: Much as he had Ben Affleck as a colleague in both writing and acting in the Oscar-winning ``Good Will Hunting,’’ Matt Damon has a similar peer in John Krasinski (``The Office’’) in this drama about fracking, the effort to find and market natural gas from underground. Damon plays an energy-company rep who arrives in a struggling Pennsylvania town to buy the rights to drill for such gas reserves, with Krasinski as an environmentalist who opposes his efforts. Damon reteams here with ``Good Will Hunting’’ director Gus Van Sant; Frances McDormand, Rosemarie DeWitt, Scoot McNairy (of Affleck’s ``Argo’’) and Hal Holbrook also are in the cast. DVD extras: ``making-of ’’ documentary; extended scene. *** “MASTERPIECE: MR. SELFRIDGE’’: Arguably best-known as manic Hollywood agent Ari Gold on ``Entourage,’’ multiple Emmy winner Jeremy Piven departs considerably from that persona to play the mogul behind a legendary London department store in this drama series from writer Andrew Davies (``Pride and Prejudice’’) ... which makes its home video debut several weeks before its PBS telecast ends. Hailing from Chicago, Harry Gordon Selfridge was something of a showman as well as a business mastermind, and those traits often collided in his quest for success. Frances O’Connor portrays his wife. *** “ANY DAY NOW’’: Alan Cumming shows his excellence weekly on CBS’ ``The Good Wife,’’ and he does so in another way in this intensely emotional, true story. He and Garret Dillahunt (``Raising Hope’’) play a gay couple who try to adopt an abandoned Down syndrome youth (Isaac Leyva), only to run into miles of red tape when their lifestyle is questioned in court. Frances Fisher, Gregg Henry (``Scandal’’) and Michael Nouri also appear. DVD extras: theatrical trailer; two ``making-of ’’ documentaries; audition footage. *** “A HAUNTED HOUSE’’: Members of the Wayans family sent up all sorts of screen shockers in the ``Scary Movie’’ series, and they’re back at it as Marlon Wayans serves as co-writer, co-producer and star of this only mildly amusing parody of pictures in the ``Paranormal Activity’’ vein. He and Essence Atkins play a couple who move into a house that soon seems to have additional occupants of the supernatural kind. Cedric the Entertainer plays a supposed clergyman who tries to help the new homeowners cleanse their dwelling of evil spirits. DVD extra: ``How to Share a Paranormal Presence’’ featurette. **


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Remembering those whose birthday “presence” made a difference By Hal Malehorn, PhD On April 24, 1743, Edmund Cartwright was born in England. His invention of a machine for weaving cotton implemented the Industrial Revolution. Born to a respectable British family, Edmund attended prestigious Oxford University and studied theology. He began adult life as a country parson. One day Cartwright toured the factory of Richard Arkwright, who had invented a machine for spinning cotton. Cartwright realized that, with huge quantities of cotton being spun, cottage weavers converting it into cloth on hand looms would be overwhelmed. And so, without ever having seen plans for a mechanical loom, Cartwright invented one. It was bulky, clumsy, powered by an ox– and unsuccessful. Undeterred, and ignoring scoffers, Cartwright continued improving the device. Although the machine worked, since he lacked business sense, his enterprise failed. Cartwright also saw the need for a mechanical means of carding wool, laying fibers straight to be spun into yarn. Here again he made a successful machine, but his business failed. Fearing competition from power looms, local weavers burned down one of Cartwright’s mills. But Cartwright was convinced that the higher quality of cloth manufactured at cheaper prices would create more jobs– in factories, not in homes. And history proved him right. Others continued improving mechanical looms, and in 1823, the year of Cartwright’s death, 10,000 looms were operating in Manchester alone. By then Cartwright, the inventor-clergyman, had come full circle: he had begun as a man of the cloth, and had ended as a man making cloth.

QUICK QUIRK QUIZ Procter & Gamble produced a bar soap called White Soap, selling for ten cents a bar. It was used as a laundry soap and also as a bath bar. White Soap sank in the bathtub just like every other soap on the market. According to the legend, in 1879 a Procter & Gamble factory worker went to lunch and forgot to turn off the soap-mixing machine. When he returned, he found the vat of soap frothy and bubbling. Mr. Procter himself came to look over the situation, and decided the soap had not been harmed. The soap was processed as usual and sent out on the market in the hopes that no one would notice the difference. But people did notice the difference. Not long afterward, the company started receiving letters from consumers asking for more of that ‘floating soap.’ It was handy not to have to fish around in the bottom of the bathtub, sink, or bucket in search of the bar of soap, and the new soap popped to the surface no matter how many times it was dropped in the water. Once they realized what had happened, they decided to beat extra air into all their soap, making it lighter than water. Although it results in giving the consumer less soap for their money, the move proved to be popular. The fact that it floated was added to all their advertising, and it was renamed. It’s still produced today. What’s it called?

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