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These Are 4 Proven Ways That Vaccines Cause Autism

Stock up on those essential oils.


Let's just start with the first (and main) point.

1. They don't.

Susan in your anti-vax group is not a scholarly source (despite her hours and hours of Google research).

2. But in case you still believe Susan...

Maybe you'll believe Autism Speaks who says, "Scientists have conducted extensive research over the last two decades to determine whether there is any link between childhood vaccinations and autism. The results of this research is clear: Vaccines do not cause autism."

3. And if Autism Speaks still didn't convince you...

Feel free to take a look at this comprehensive list of studies that all say that there is no relationship between vaccines such as the MMR vaccination and the development of autism.

4. But here's what you should know...

There have been a few studies lately that have shown that autism develops in utero aka before a baby is even born AND before a baby can even receive vaccinations.

Vaccinations have prevented COUNTLESS deaths and illnesses. Vaccination rates are continuing to fall and do you know what that means? Measles will make its way back. Whooping cough will come back. Rubella, mumps, and polio will come back and there will be no way to stop it.

So, now that you know that vaccines do not cause autism, you're welcome to go tell Susan from your anti-vax group that as well as tell her that the Earth isn't flat. But, don't forget to mention it to her that her essential oils and organic foods are not keeping her children safe from the measles or tuberculosis.

Vaccinate your children. And, besides, even IF vaccinations caused autism, wouldn't you rather have a child with a developmental disorder rather than a child who died from the measles?

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Your Skincare Routine Should Involve More Than Drinking Water And An Apricot Scrub

Your skin deserves better.


Yes, I said it. Your apricot scrub is trash. Why are we still using them in 2019? In fact, all of the "exfoliating" scrubs you're using for your face are extremely bad for your skin and should be tossed immediately. Do it before you read any further because I'm about to hurt your feelings.

A lot of what you see on social media is beautiful people with acne-free skin and glowy cheekbones. We all envy their entire existence as they get to walk around this earth never having to pop a pimple and get away with no dark spots.

Their secret, they say: just drink water. But you could be drinking gallons and gallons of water and still see no results. There's more to it than just that.

I've spent copious amounts of time on skincare Twitter to know that my own skincare routine was flawed. But I'm working on it, as should you.

Starting fresh with a brand new routines starts off with knowing what kind of skin you have. Do you have sensitive skin? Or maybe oily skin, dry skin, or a combination of all of these?

It's also best to treat your skin one problem at a time. Trying to find one product to magically fix all the tears and hyperpigmentation in one use is just not realistic. And not safe, either. Drinking water can help, but your skin is the last part of your body to absorb all of that hydration you're giving it.

I mentioned throwing away your exfoliating scrubs earlier. And I meant that.

Sure, the scrub may make your face look clean and clear, but the prolonged use of scrubs and the microbeads in them can cause micro-tears in the skin. Using these scrubs makes your skin sensitive and "post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation will come eventually with consistent usage" according to esthetician and makeup artist Tiara (@MakeupForWOC on all social media platforms).

Tiara does not recommend the use of physical scrubs when it comes to exfoliating. You're better off using a chemical peel that gently exfoliates the skin after consistent use. But make sure you do your research when it comes to chemical peels. Tiara also takes clients at her Connecticut spa in Stamford, which you should definitely book her if you're in the area!

Another key thing I'd like to highlight is the amount of time you're using to cleanse your face. Champion esthetician Nayamka Roberts-Smith, also known as @LABeautyologist, says "cleansing your face (with your fingers) for 60 seconds allows the ingredients in the cleanser to actually work. Most people wash their face for like 15 seconds max."

Using your fingers "softens the skin and dissolves sebum blockages better. Texture & overall evenness improves."

Skincare can be scary, and sometimes expensive too. But once you start fresh and do the proper research, your skin will thank you. And hopefully, you'll thank me, too.

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The 5 Types of Retail Customers

A run-down on the many forms of customers you either encounter as a retail employee or are guilty of being.


We all get summer jobs or seasonal jobs at some place to get that extra cash when we find ourselves broke after spending $300+ on Ubers/Lyfts in under a month (possibly speaking from personal experience). This in turn led me to broaden my job searching horizons and led me to work at a fast food chain that goes by the name of 'Salsaritas' (ironic since my nickname is Salsa, also was not intentional) and currently a retail store at a local mall. So, I guess it's safe to say that I have come across a lot of different people with a whole lot of personality. Working in these types of industries, it can sometimes be really hard and pretty interesting. So voila, here we go:

1. The Always Angry Customer

This is the customer that is constantly angry. They walk in pissed off and they want everyone else to know that they are pissed off. This type of customer also uses at least one of these following sentences: "Let me talk to your manager. Who's your manager?" or the "How long have you been working here for?" Honestly, there's not much you can do to help them other than try to just do what they ask for and get them the hell out of there as quickly as possible.

2. The Messy Customer

Easily one of the most annoying types of customers (sorry). This person will walk and run their hands through an entire counter or rack full of perfectly folded clothes, unfold them, and then just leave them on the counter or on the floor. They also have the "it's fine, it's their job to fold them" mentality. Honestly though, how hard is it to put a jacket or shirt back on a hanger? And if you're this type of customer please, please, please, put what you found back where it came from. Sincerely, every retail employee ever.

3. The Super Nice Customer

This customer is god-send and thank god that they exist. They are the ones who you can just tell are genuinely good people. New at work and don't know how the hell to ring up a customer at a register? No worries, they'll wait there patiently, smile at you, and occasionally tell you that "you're doing great sweetie." They treat you like you're not just a retail employee and at the end of the day, you just wanna give them a hug for making your day feel less shitty.

4. The Talkative Customer

There's two parts to this one. This type of customer is either talking on the phone while you're ringing them up at the register or is just trying to get to know literally everything there is to know about you. If they're on the phone, it's impossible to know if they're responding to you or to the person who they're on the phone with. The worst part is when they hold up one finger to signal to you that they'll be just a minute and leave you to just awkwardly stand in front of them while trying not to listen to their entire conversation. The other part is when they just want to get to know you which is cute and all until they're just trying to analyze your entire background, where you're from, what you're studying, etc. Luckily if you're like me who wasn't born in the U.S. with a very ethnic name, you just scored yourself a talkative customer. Well done and good luck getting out of the conversation!

5. The Last Minute Customer

Imagine that you just did an 8 hour shift and right when you're about to clock out and head out to go home, you see a customer walking in literally a minute or two before the whole mall is about to close. They'll probably ask you if you're about to close even though they can see that there's not a single person inside there other than you. They'll also probably tell you that they know exactly what they're looking for. It's never true and get ready for that OT. But hey, on the bright-side, you'll get a fat pay-check.

So, the next time you find yourself at a mall...Remind yourself to pick up something you might've accidentally dropped, keep in mind that workers are human beings too, and kindness goes a long way because at the end of the day, that employee could be one of your loved ones.

Until next time,


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