Douching monthly could add a chemical found in cigarette smoke and rubber to your blood

Douches, or devices that spray scented water into the vagina, promise to leave users feeling fresh and clean down below. In reality, they can be dangerous for your genitals and overall health. A new study found women who used vaginal douches once monthly had higher levels of the chemical ethylbenzene in their blood than women who reported never douching. High ethylbenzene levels in blood have been linked to reproductive problems in animals. Visit Insider’s homepage for more. Douches, or devices that spray scented water into the vagina, can be found in drugstore aisles promising to make users feel “clean and fresh” down below. But in reality, the products can be… Read More

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Here are the holiday return policies for 31 popular retailers, including Best Buy, Apple, and Amazon

Holiday shopping is hectic enough as is, and that’s not even considering the returns you’ll eventually have to make. Luckily, many retailers extend their return windows come holiday time to make the process a little easier. To help keep your holiday gift-giving and getting stress-free, we’ve put together a list of the return policies from 30+ retailers that Insider Picks readers love. While not all the brands offer holiday-specific policies, many offer generous returns all year-round and are great spots to pick up gifts. We’ll update this list as we hear of more special holiday return policies. Check out all of our 2019 holiday gift ideas here. Whether they’re being… Read More

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Amy Roloff Poses at Mother’s Grave, Remains in Mourning

Amy Roloff still has a lot to say about her mother. The Little People, Big World matriarch has posted in detail on numerous occasions over the past few weeks, using the time and space to pay tribute to her late mother, Patricia. The latter sadly passed away at the age of 86 on September 24. That was over a month ago, of course, but the pain is still very much raw for Amy. She and her loved ones laid Patricia to rest a few days ago and Amy is posing above at her mom’s grave. “Went to my Mon’s gravesite today,” wrote Roloff as her latest caption, explaining in heartbreaking… Read More

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Rob Kardashian Leaves the House! Steps Out With New Girlfriend!

Folks, you might want to take whatever plans you have the next decade, and put them on hold for a few years. Because it’s looking more and more like the 2020s are gonna belong to Rob Kardashian. Rob has spent the past several months away from the spotlight, and usually that means the Reclusive Kardashian is in a bad place. And it sounds like that’s how Rob’s most recent time away from the spotlight began. “No one ever sees him,” a source close to the former reality star recently told Radar Online. “He just hangs out at his house all the time.” Sadly it sounds as though the 32-year-old spends… Read More

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A YouTuber with little-to-no makeup experience is about to rake in millions with his new beauty collection, showing the power of viral fame

YouTubers Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star are poised to make “millions” off their Conspiracy collection makeup launch on Friday, which is already inciting long lines at malls across the country. Star commands a major makeup line, but Dawson is the other face of the project, driving its popularity with his mega-popular YouTube series – and Dawson isn’t even a beauty guru. He self-admittedly doesn’t really know how to do eyeshadow yet. The makeup industry has evolved into a viral fame-driven moneymaker for influencers, and the Conspiracy collection is the prime example of what drives young audiences to buy expensive makeup products. Dawson is capitalizing off his YouTube strategy that he’s… Read More

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USWNT costumes were popular this year from kids of all ages and genders

Halloween costumes inspired by sports icons are common each year, but stars from the US Women’s National Team (USWNT) were a particularly popular choice for 2019. From boys with pink hair dressed as Megan Rapinoe and tiny Alex Morgans to a little Julie Ertz with a zombie twist, kids across the country strapped up their boots to personify their favorite World Cup champions. Check out some of the best photos below: Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Halloween costumes inspired by sports icons are common each year, but stars from the US Women’s National Team (USWNT) were a particularly popular choice for 2019. From boys with pink hair dressed… Read More

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