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NPR
2 min read
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
Bloomberg Businessweek
5 min read
Politics

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
Bloomberg Businessweek
8 min read

Savile Row Arrives Stateside

Zachary Peck steps into a gently burbling cocktail party at the Huntsman tailoring headquarters in New York wearing a button-front shirt and Irish linen trousers. Tall and lean, with narrow shoulders and scrubby blond hair, the Angeleno looks every bit the 25-year-old part-time model that he is—a handsome illustration of nonchalance. It takes only a moment, though, before a neatly suited Huntsman employee speeds forward to slip a beautifully cut, bright blue single-breasted silk-and-linen blazer over his shoulders. Immediately elegant, the young gentleman is recognizable as someone else: the