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After 75 years, it’s time to clean Bikini – Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

A nuclear weapon test by the US military at Bikini Atoll in 1946. Credit: US Defense Department image via Wikimedia Commons, licensed with PD-USGov-Military.

Due to their remote location in the Northern Marshall Islands, the people of Bikini Atoll were spared the worst of the mid-Pacific fighting between the American and Japanese armies in the final years of World War II. Their millennia-old culture and sustainable way of life ended abruptly when, in early 1946, Commodore Ben Wyatt, a representative of the occupying United States Navy, informed King Juda and other Bikini residents that the US would begin to test nuclear weapons near their homes. Wyatt asked the Bikinians to move elsewhere, stating that the temporary move was for “the good of mankind and to end all wars.” Though Wyatt may have believed his words to be true, the show of might by the US that followed neither ended all conflict, nor was the exodus short-lived. Seventy-five years later, Bikinians have yet to return. read more

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4 Clean Beauty Brands We Love

The term “clean beauty” has become more than just a trend – it’s a full blown movement among makeup and skincare fanatics, and it seems that it’s here to stay. Thanks to social media, beauty consumers are more educated on product ingredients than ever before, seeking clean beauty products with formulas that are cruelty free, paraben free, and more. 

Avid skincare fans ourselves, we were thrilled to launch our beauty department last year. Stocked with a carefully curated assortment of independent and clean beauty brands, we know you’ll love each one as much as we do.  read more

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