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Dascha Polanco On Inclusive Fashion, Her Hashtag #selflovery And Redefining Beauty Standards

From calling out luxury designers who seem to have no interest in dressing her to speaking about having to hide her Afro-Latina features, Dascha Polanco tells Mic she is just trying to be as real as she can be. We sat down with the Orange Is the New Black actress Wednesday afternoon at Rookie USA’s back-to-school shop day presented by Haddad Brands, where outfits were being donated to the DREAM Project, an organization close to Polanco’s heart. Here, she talks to Mic about why she believes fashion should be created for all, her hashtag #selflovery and how she has learned to define beauty for
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Fashion & Beauty

More Health Problems Reported With Hair And Skin Care Products

We rub, pour, sprinkle and spray them all over our bodies, so you'd hope cosmetics would undergo serious safety oversight before they get into our hands. But in fact, the cosmetics industry is largely self-regulated, with no requirements for approval before going on the market. And once on the market, there are few systems in place by to monitor the safety of personal care products. "You can start making a cosmetic and start selling it the next day without any kind of permission from the FDA," says Steve Xu, a resident physician in dermatology at the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern Univer
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The Asian Jobs Ladder Is Broken

Thirty minutes by car into the scrubby desert outside Korla, in China’s remote Xinjiang region, a textile manufacturer owned by Jinsheng Group is building its latest factory complex. Inside the 16 billion-yuan ($2.4 billion) facility—a collection of stark white warehouses surrounded by an enormous expanse of pristine artificial grass—are rows of huge cotton spools, more than a million bright red and blue spindles, and almost no people. A few German engineers wander around, making sure the equipment runs at peak efficiency. This is the depopulated future of an industry that’s lifted millions of