California’s Toxic Free Cosmetic Act – A First Domino?

It's downright scary that legislation on personal care products has not been updated in over 80 years! Especially when you realize that the people who use more personal care products are women, which includes pregnant women. As more and more research is showing that what is put on the skin does absorb through into the rest of the body, it is becoming more crucial that we know what is in the personal care products we use. Continue reading

Prop 65 Warning On Your Supplements: Should You Be Concerned?

As laws change to allow health conscious consumers more knowledge about what's in consumer products, so do the unintended consequences, such as with California's Prop 65 warning requirements. Prop 65 started with good intentions, but as with many other things in the marketplace, has gotten turned upside down, resulting in some unexpected and unfortunate outcomes, especially for supplement manufacturers. Continue reading

Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation by Steven Johnson

Book review with synopsis: Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation by Steven Johnson. Anyone who is involved in any field of productive creativity, from business, to science, to engineering, to art, has probably asked themselves the question "where do good ideas come from?" This book attempts to answer that question with a twist: Continue reading