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News of the Day:
+ It looks like a new Paramore album may be on the way. After pulling Zac Farro out of hiatus to cover Radiohead's "House of Cards" earlier this month, the band updated all of their profile pictures to what fans believe could be a teaser for an upcoming album cover. There's been no official word of new music on the way, but we're hoping the rumors are true.
+ In what could possibly be an attempt to lessen tourist travel to Hawaii, the state legislature has introduced a new bill that would ban two frequent ingredients in sunscreen. Chemicals in the sunscreen reportedly "awaken coral viruses" causing the coral reefs to weaken and fade in color. Thankfully, there are safe alternatives that are sea life-friendly, including organic sunscreens and reef-friendly sunscreens. Find out more here.
+ Alabama-native band Waxahatchee announced their forthcoming album with the release of their latest single and video, "Silver." Out In The Storm is a ten-track reaction to, what Katie Crutchfield describes as, "a romantic and professional relationship that fell apart," while the new track is a ballad that reminds you that life, in fact, does goes on. Check it out, below.
+ Two senators are petitioning for the FDA to restrict the use of a possible cancer-causing chemical in household products. After discovering that 1,4 dioxane, a chemical found in shampoos and body washes, is potentially harmful, Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand pushed to speed up the risk evaluation test. Until that happens, the possible carcinogen will remain in many sudsy products. For now, your best bet is to go organic, as companies aren't required to label the product on its ingredient labels. Scary!
+ Pangea Organics and One Tree Planted are teaming up to rebuild a Boulder, Colorado, mountain. The 100-acre area is part of the four miles that were destroyed in a 2010 forest fire, one of the most disastrous in Boulder's recorded history. One Tree Planted plans to reverse the damage this Earth Day (April 22) with their latest reforestation project. The goal is to raise $20,000 in order to plant 20,000 trees. One dollar donation equals one tree planted. You can donate and read more about the movement here.
Deal of the Day:
Also just in time for Earth Day, Seek Collective is debuting their Overdye initiative. The already super-green clothing line has come up with a way to be even greener. With the option of two colors, soft black and berry, you can give any of your old garments from the brand a makeover with a recoloring process. Simply order your color preference, send your garment, and get it back with a brand-new flavor.
Advice of the Day:
"See every opportunity as golden and keep your eyes on the prize—yours, not anybody else's." —Roberta Flack
Gif of the Day: