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Memphis Sun Safety: Protecting Your Skin

Sunscreen vs Sunblock – The weather can be misleading and, despite the lower than normal temperatures this year, you should always remember UV is present even when it is cloudy and cold. Many weather forecasts provide a UV index which is an indicator to the level of UV penetration. There are two kinds of UV, UV-A and UV-B. All sunscreens protect against UV-B, however they don’t all protect against UV-A. Using a broad-spectrum sunscreen that is at least SPF 15 is recommended whenever you will be outside. Sunscreens do not provide immediate protection and should be applied 30 minutes before … Continue reading

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10 Fun Easter Facts

Easter Eggs are associated with Easter because eggs are a symbol of starting new life. It’s believed that eggs have been given to celebrate the spring equinox for more than 2 millennia. The World’s Largest Easter Egg, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, was just over 25-ft high and was made of chocolate and marshmallow. The egg is said to have weighed in at a whopping 8,968 pounds. and was supported by an internal steel frame. Chocolate Eggs were first made in Europe in the early part of the 19th century and remain one of the most popular … Continue reading

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Fun Facts: 4th of July, Independence Day.

2.5 million – The estimated number of people living in the newly independent nation in July 1776. 311.7 million – The nation’s estimated population on this July 4th. Projected to be 313.7 million by the end of 2013. $190.7 million – The value of fireworks imported from China in 2010, representing the bulk of all U.S. fireworks imported ($197.3 million). U.S. exports of fireworks, by comparison, came to just $37.0 million in 2010, with Japan purchasing more than any other country ($6.3 million). $3.2 million – In 2010, the dollar value of U.S. imports of American flags. The vast majority of this amount ($2.8 … Continue reading

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