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Brits are going nuts for coconut oil. Jonathan Newman, founder of Chi, which produces coconut products, launched a coconut oil in August 2013.

Brits are going nuts for coconut oil

This year, the company is selling 11,000 units a month at £9.99 a bottle, and will generate £1m in sales from the oil product alone. Why India Mahdavi Is a Designer to Know Now. India Mahdavi is the reigning queen of color.

Why India Mahdavi Is a Designer to Know Now

“It’s the best way to bring sunshine into a space,” says the Paris-based interior designer. Forbes Welcome. Plastic microbeads to be banned by 2017, UK government pledges. Image copyright Thinkstock The UK government has announced plans to ban microbeads used in cosmetics and cleaning products by 2017.

Plastic microbeads to be banned by 2017, UK government pledges

Plastic microbeads to be banned by 2017, UK government pledges. 8 June, World Oceans Day - The oceans are drowning in waste. Over the coming days, there will be increasing focus on the deadly deluge of plastic waste in the world’s oceans.

8 June, World Oceans Day - The oceans are drowning in waste

The United Nations declared the 8th of June the “World Oceans Day”. And from June 13th to 17th experts at the UN Headquarters in New York will deal with marine debris, plastics and microplastics. Ocean conservation organisation OceanCare, based in Wädenswil and holding Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations since 2011, takes the opportunity of the World Oceans Day and its theme “Healthy oceans, healthy planet” to once again point to a threat that we humans have brought about and that we can get under control only in a joint effort. Eating for Your Health. Filling your plate with meat, dairy products, and eggs could be a recipe for heart disease, obesity, cancer, diabetes, and even impotence.

Eating for Your Health

Leading health experts agree that going vegan is the single best thing we can do for ourselves and our families. Healthy vegan diets support a lifetime of good health and provide protection against numerous diseases, including some of our country’s biggest killers: heart disease, cancer, and strokes. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics states that vegetarians and vegans enjoy a lower risk of death from ischemic heart disease, lower blood cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure, lower rates of hypertension and type 2 diabetes, and lower body mass indexes, as well as lower overall cancer rates.

The ADA concludes that vegetarian or vegan diets “are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases. Top ten cosmetic industry trends to look out for in 2016. How Pollution Is Affecting Your Skin—And How to Fix It. How Pollution Harms Your Skin We know the toll it takes on the environment, but lesser known—until now—are its adverse effects on your skin.

How Pollution Is Affecting Your Skin—And How to Fix It

"Pollution can cause uneven skin tone, accelerated aging and even skin cancer," says Doris Day, M.D., clinical associate professor of dermatology at New York University Langone Medical Center. A landmark study in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology compared women living in urban and rural environments over 24 years and found that those exposed to increased pollution had more dark spots and wrinkling. The rise of the conscious consumer: why businesses need to open up. British households fail to recycle a 'staggering' 16m plastic bottles a day.

British households are failing to recycle as many as 16m plastic bottles every day – a “staggering” number and nearly half the total of more than 35m which are used and discarded daily – according to new research.

British households fail to recycle a 'staggering' 16m plastic bottles a day

Based on the data published on Saturday, the Recycle Now campaign group suggests that the number of bottles evading recycling in the UK could reach 29bn by the end of 2020, putting huge pressure on landfill and with dire consequences for marine life. Every year the average UK household uses 480 plastic bottles, but only recycles 270 of them, meaning nearly half (44%) are not put into recycling facilities, according to Recycle Now, a campaign group funded by the government’s waste advisory group Wrap.

UK women still far adrift on salary and promotion as gender pay gap remains a gulf. Women earn 18% less than men on average, according to new research that highlights the challenge facing Theresa May in closing Britain’s stubbornly wide gender pay gap.

UK women still far adrift on salary and promotion as gender pay gap remains a gulf

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) also found that the gap balloons after women have children, raising the prospect that mothers are missing out on pay rises and promotions. That is echoed by a separate report on Tuesday suggesting that male managers are 40% more likely than female managers to be promoted. May highlighted the gulf between men’s and women’s earnings in her first statement as prime minister when she vowed to create a “Britain that works for everyone”. But underscoring the struggle her government will face in closing the gender pay gap, the IFS study hints at an entrenched penalty for those women who have children. More than four decades after the Equal Pay Act, there is some encouraging news in the report.

Roadmap 2050 by Rem Koolhaas's OMA. I well remember my interview for a place at architecture school.

Roadmap 2050 by Rem Koolhaas's OMA

As a kindly tutor leafed through my cobbled-together portfolio, on the wall I noticed a photo of a trapezoidal cabin with a whirly helical thing on top. Dsignedby creates space-saving kitchen unit for millenials. Dezeen promotion: Serbian brand Dsignedby has packed all the appliances needed for cooking into this space-saving wooden kitchen island.

Dsignedby creates space-saving kitchen unit for millenials

The Kitch'T cabinet is designed with young people in mind. Nike's new store in New York City is loaded with tech. "John Pawson said children love minimalist spaces. And he's right" 10 Reasons Why Minimalism is Growing. The Feminist Makeup Culture: Reconsidering Cosmetics. 2015 Beauty Takeback: Feminism and the Beauty Industry  Let’s make 2015 the year we take back our beauty. Why? Because only 4 percent of women consider themselves beautiful and it is time for us to raise that number. In our culture, we are told that we are supposed to look a certain way in order to be beautiful. How 'Free the Nipple' became summer's biggest fashion trend.

Women in France strike to protest gender pay gap. Women in France yesterday staged a mass workplace walkout in protest against the country’s gender pay gap. How Brexit may affect the British fashion industry. Slow Fashion Shows Consumers What It's Made Of. Stella McCartney: Fashion And Sustainability. Stella Mccartney Sustainable Bailey boo Bag in faux pitton. The Ocean Cleanup aims to strip plastic from the sea. Adidas unveils sports shoes made from recycled ocean waste. Patricia Urquiola designs Hotel Il Sereno on the shores of Lake Como. Sass pedestals MPBMB Souda Ettore Sottsass tabletop. Anagrama creates oversized bead maze for Kindo.

2016: The Biggest Ever Year for Vegans? Pelle opens lighting and furniture showroom in Manhattan. Masquespacio designs toadstool-shaped furniture for Missana. Postmodernism is back. Welcome to Dezeen's Pomo Summer.