Healthy hair promotes confidence, and this serum promotes healthy hair
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It’s not vain to be concerned about thinning hair. Studies have shown that women, in particular, connect their confidence with the condition of their hair, and the recent Oscars fracas surrounding a cruel joke about Jada Pinkett-Smith’s hair loss reminds us that social judgement is both real and painful. And yet, for many of us, thinning hair is a fact of life - but it doesn’t have to be. Combining advances in the biological understanding of hair loss with progress in the scientific exploration of natural ingredients, Monpure London’s Follicle Boost Hair Density Serum offers a safe, cruelty-free, and natural option for people dealing with hair loss or thinning hair.

This pioneering formula stars a special pumpkin seed extract that’s scientifically proven to help block an enzyme called 5-alpha reductase, which produces the chemical that causes hair loss. The chemical is called DHT, and it decreases hair’s anagen (growth) phase, causing it to enter its telogen (shedding) phase prematurely.



Another key ingredient in the serum is lactic acid (which, despite the name, is not milk-based), an AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) commonly used to exfoliate and even out the skin. It can do the same to your scalp, helping to decongest hair follicles and promote healthy cell renewal, creating the perfect environment for healthy hair growth. These AHAs also lower the skin’s pH level from 5.5 to 3, which sends a message to the lower layers of the scalp (the dermis) to kickstart the production of healthy new cells. What’s more, lactic acid is gentle on the scalp skin.

Then there’s retinol, one of the most sought-after ingredients in skincare due to its ability to promote skin cell turnover. It promotes new hair growth and helps your scalp absorb other powerful ingredients - such as pumpkin seed extract - that reduce thinning.

The Monpure Follicle Boost Hair Density Serum is vegan and cruelty-free. That’s important to Monpure, a certified B-Corp, which means they are legally committed to high standards, transparency, and accountability regarding environmental impact, ethics, and employee treatment. Monpure’s core values ensure that their products, like the Follicle Boost Hair Density Serum, are safe for people and the Earth.

It’s also completely pregnancy and breastfeeding safe. The formula is designed to be effective for color-treated, chemically-treated, and relaxed hair. It is an effective solution for people with fine, straight, wavy, curly, and oily hair.

Best of all, it delivers results. In an independent user trial with 100 men and women with self-diagnosed hair loss testing the Follicle Boost Hair Density Serum for a four-week period, 76 percent of participants said their hair felt thicker, 75 percent agreed that it boosted growth, while84 percent said the serum would become an integral part of their hair care routine. These statistics show just how well the Monpure Follicle Boost Hair Density Serum worked for them.

The serum is a winner of the 2020 Natural Health Beauty Awards and is recommended by magazines like GQ and Grazia. Dermatologically tested and scientifically proven, with no parabens, sulfates, or silicones, Monpure’s Follicle Boost Hair Density Serum is a simple, daily treatment that can minimize the thinning of hair and can promote thicker, healthier hair growth.

Keep your confidence and keep your hair by making the Monpure Follicle Boost Hair Density Serum a part of your daily hair care regime.

Moricz was banned from speaking up about LGBTQ topics. He found a brilliant workaround.

Senior class president Zander Moricz was given a fair warning: If he used his graduation speech to criticize the “Don’t Say Gay” law, then his microphone would be shut off immediately.

Moricz had been receiving a lot of attention for his LGBTQ activism prior to the ceremony. Moricz, an openly gay student at Pine View School for the Gifted in Florida, also organized student walkouts in protest and is the youngest public plaintiff in the state suing over the law formally known as the Parental Rights in Education law, which prohibits the discussion of sexual orientation or gender identity in grades K-3.

Though well beyond third grade, Moricz nevertheless was also banned from speaking up about the law, gender or sexuality. The 18-year-old tweeted, “I am the first openly-gay Class President in my school’s history–this censorship seems to show that they want me to be the last.”

However, during his speech, Moricz still delivered a powerful message about identity. Even if he did have to use a clever metaphor to do it.

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Matthew McConaughey in 2019.

Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey made a heartfelt plea for Americans to “do better” on Tuesday after a gunman murdered 19 children and 2 adults at Robb Elementary School in his hometown of Uvalde, Texas.

Uvalde is a small town of about 16,000 residents approximately 85 miles west of San Antonio. The actor grew up in Uvalde until he was 11 years old when his family moved to Longview, 430 miles away.

The suspected murderer, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, was killed by law enforcement at the scene of the crime. Before the rampage, Ramos allegedly shot his grandmother after a disagreement.

“As you all are aware there was another mass shooting today, this time in my home town of Uvalde, Texas,” McConaughey wrote in a statement shared on Twitter. “Once again, we have tragically proven that we are failing to be responsible for the rights our freedoms grant us.”

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50-years ago they trade a grilled cheese for a painting. Now it's worth a small fortune.

Irene and Tony Demas regularly traded food at their restaurant in exchange for crafts. It paid off big time.

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Painting traded for grilled cheese worth thousands.

The grilled cheese at Irene and Tony Demas’ restaurant was truly something special. The combination of freshly baked artisan bread and 5-year-old cheddar was enough to make anyone’s mouth water, but no one was nearly as devoted to the item as the restaurant’s regular, John Kinnear.

Kinnear loved the London, Ontario restaurant's grilled cheese so much that he ordered it every single day, though he wouldn’t always pay for it in cash. The Demases were well known for bartering their food in exchange for odds and ends from local craftspeople and merchants.

“Everyone supported everyone back then,” Irene told the Guardian, saying that the couple would often trade free soup and a sandwich for fresh flowers. Two different kinds of nourishment, you might say.

And so, in the 1970s the Demases made a deal with Kinnear that he could pay them for his grilled cheese sandwiches with artwork. Being a painter himself and part of an art community, Kinnear would never run out of that currency.

Little did Kinnear—or anyone—know, eventually he would give the Demases a painting worth an entire lifetime's supply of grilled cheeses. And then some.

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