Improve Your Skin’s All-Year Round Appearance with Avon’s New ANEW Clinical Skinvincible



As children return to school and memories of summer vacations fade, a new nationwide online survey conducted by Harris Interactive, Inc.[1] for the Personal Care Products Council ( shows that many Americans around the country are still vastly uninformed about sun protection, regardless of the season. According to the survey, nearly 40% of Americans believe that sunscreen is only needed on sunny days. What experts have known for years however, is that even on cloudy days, up to 80% of the sun’s harmful UV rays can penetrate skin to cause damage. Extensive research has proven that daily sun exposure is the real culprit behind some of the most noticeable signs of aging, such as: winkles, fine lines, sagging skin, dullness, dehydration, and age spots. They also are unaware of the risks of sun exposure and who is at risk for sun damage.  In fact, 90 percent of skin aging is caused by everyday sun exposure that occurs throughout the year, not just at the beach.

Avon ANEW Clinical Skinvincible Multi-Shield SPF 50 Lotion and Deep Recovery Cream

Avon ANEW Clinical Skinvincible Multi-Shield SPF 50 Lotion and Deep Recovery Cream

In addition, unprotected sun exposure also contributes to: Pre-cancerous (actinic keratosis) and cancerous (basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma) skin lesions – caused by loss of the skin’s immune function; Benign tumors and Telangiectasias (the stretching or enlargement of small blood vessels under the skin)

The American public is still not in a place where they are sun smart every time they step out of their door,” said Farah K. Ahmed, Chair, Personal Care Products Council Sunscreen Committee.

Unfortunately, the American public still has a long way to go before we treat sunscreen the way we treat seatbelts,” added Ahmed.  “Every time you step out of your door, you should automatically apply sunscreen – rain or shine, summer or winter – as well as wear protective clothing and seek shade whenever possible.”

Based in Washington, D.C., the Personal Care Products Council is the leading national trade association representing the global cosmetic and personal care products industry. Founded in 1894, the Council’s more than 600 member companies manufacture, distribute, and supply the vast majority of finished personal care products marketed in the U.S.  As the makers of a diverse range of products millions of consumers rely on every day, from sunscreens, toothpaste and shampoo to moisturizer, lipstick and fragrance, personal care products companies are global leaders committed to product safety, quality and innovation. Continue reading

Zendure’s New External Battery Can Recharge A Smartphone Or Laptop

Sports Extreme Durability and Host of Other Helpful Features.

Zendure (, a new electronics company based in East Palo Alto, has been turning heads on the internet with an unusual demonstration for its namesake smartphone battery: the founders ran over the battery several times with a Volvo and posted the video online. To view this video on YouTube, please visit:

ZENDURE BATTERY STACK: Left to right: Zendure A3 (9,000 mAh), Zendure A4 (12,000 mAh), and Zendure A5 (15,000 mAh). Zendure aslo offers a 17,000 mAh external battery with glow-in-the-dark accents.  (PRNewsFoto/Zendure)

ZENDURE BATTERY STACK: Left to right: Zendure A3 (9,000 mAh), Zendure A4 (12,000 mAh), and Zendure A5 (15,000 mAh). Zendure aslo offers a 17,000 mAh external battery with glow-in-the-dark accents. (PRNewsFoto/Zendure)

“We wanted [to build] a battery that could keep your phone or tablet charged in just about any situation, whether you’re camping, rock climbing, skydiving or just traveling,” said Zendure co-founder Tom Haflinger. “While we don’t think anyone is going to want to repeat our test at home, the demo clearly shows the quality construction of our product. You can take it pretty much anywhere.”

One independent reviewer who tried the new battery for one week said it was “built like a freaking tank“.

In addition to durability, the Zendure has several other key features people look for in an external battery. It has two USB ports, a power-saving automatic standby mode, and the ability to charge smartphones and tablets while the Zendure battery itself is being charged.

Tom and I really did our homework with this battery,” said Zendure CEO Bryan Liu. “All of the functionality and features were selected based on extensive research. This is absolutely the best battery available.”

The Zendure batteries are currently available for pre-order until October 9 on with prices starting at $45, and the company offers free shipping on orders within the United States. Prices are expected to rise by as much as $20 after the Kickstarter campaign ends. Over 1,000 customers have already pre-ordered a Zendure battery. Their Kickstarter page includes a video of the car demonstration.

Las Vegas Casts A Spell This Fall With Terror-ific Halloween Celebrations – Part II


Eat, drink and be scary during Las Vegas’ Third Annual Howl-O-Week

Las Vegas is the ultimate destination for a monstrous good time this Halloween. As the paranormal takes over, visitors can expect everything except the ordinary throughout October, culminating with the annual Las Vegas Howl-O-Week Experience Oct. 25-Nov. 3. The always anticipated Howl-O-Week festivities consist of 10 days filled with haunted ghost tours, parades, parties, costume contests and more. In addition to the Halloween festivities mentioned in a previous posting, the following events are sure to make your visit to Las Vegas that more special and spook-a-licious.



Fright Dome returns to The Adventuredome at Circus Circus Las Vegas. For more than a decade, Fright Dome has been one of the nation’s top-ranked Halloween attractions. Created by “hauntrepreneur” Jason Egan, Fright Dome is 250,000 “scare” feet with six new haunted houses, four scare zones, 25 rides and attractions, nightly live shows and much more. Fright Dome commenced October 3rd and will continue throughout the month from 7 p.m.-midnight.


The Haunted Ghost Tours at Bonnie Springs Ranch gives ghost enthusiasts an authentic paranormal investigation experience. Participants have the opportunity to receive hands-on training with the same equipment featured in popular reality television shows and use it during a live investigation at Bonnie Springs. Bonnie Springs is located near Red Rock Canyon and was featured on Travel Channel’s popular show “Ghost Adventures.” Investigations happen the last Saturday of every month with an early adventure 7-10 p.m. and a late-night opportunity 10:30 p.m.-midnight. Returning to Bonnie Springs Ranch October 10-31 is Bonnie Screams Wicked West Haunted Ghost Town. The event is complete with haunted houses, urban legends, film fests and more. Continue reading

Four-time GRAMMY Award® Winner Keith Urban to Debut Exclusive “URBAN™ Guitar Collection” On HSN November 3rd, 2013

KEITH URBAN and HSNi Cares to Donate a Portion of the Proceeds and Guitars to MR. HOLLAND’S OPUS FOUNDATION® and THE GRAMMY FOUNDATION®


I developed a passion for the guitar when I was six and over the years it’s only grown stronger. I feel so blessed that in this life, I get to be a guitar player.” Keith Urban

Four-time GRAMMY Award winner and American Idol® judge Keith Urban, long committed to numerous music education programs, today announced that he has teamed with leading interactive lifestyle retailer HSN to offer an affordable line of guitars to as many aspiring musicians as possible, as well as to those seeking to learn how to play. The URBAN™ Guitar Collection, which includes two one-hour instructional DVDs and his first custom created, limited-edition acoustic and electric guitar line, will become available for sale exclusively on HSN, and via HSN Mobile on Sunday, November 3rd, 2013 at 12:01 A.M. (ET).

Keith Urban Announces The World Premiere Of The URBAN Guitar Collection Debuting Live On HSN November 3rd.  (PRNewsFoto/HSN)

Keith Urban Announces The World Premiere Of The URBAN Guitar Collection Debuting Live On HSN November 3rd. (PRNewsFoto/HSN)

The URBAN Guitar Collection features two versions of the “Phoenix Edition” guitar – electric and acoustic/electric – and will be available in Brazilian Burst, Emerald Brazilian Burst, Rich Black and Vintage Natural Ivory.  It is part of a 21-piece set that includes a custom amplifier, coated guitar strings, embroidered guitar strap, guitar picks and more. A portion of the proceeds from the URBAN™ Guitar Collection, as well as guitar packages, will go to Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation ( and The GRAMMY Foundation (

I’ve watched some of the greatest guitarists in the world perform and I’ve seen people just learning how to play,” said Urban.  “The looks on their faces are almost always the same and the connection with the instrument is genuine.”

Urban recently released his seventh studio album FUSE, which marked the first time that ANY country artist has simultaneously debuted at #1 on the all-genre charts in the United States, Canada and Australia. He is currently on the road for his “Light The Fuse Tour“.  At each show, Keith uses the standard Phoenix guitar – the same guitar that will be available at HSN – and then signs it and gives it away to one lucky fan in the audience.

We are thrilled to welcome Keith Urban to HSN,” said Joy Mangano, President of Ingenious Designs, an affiliate of HSN.  “Great stories and great storytelling are at the heart of everything we do, and I can’t think of a better guitarist and storyteller than Keith.  His guitar-playing skills are legendary, and the passion he has for music will surely inspire our viewers to pick up a guitar and play when Keith makes his debut in November.”

Urban has sold more than 15 million albums, won four GRAMMY Awards and was the first artist to win the Country Music Association’s Horizon Award®, for best new artist, and go on to win Best Male Vocalist, a title he’s captured three times, as well as the coveted Entertainer of the Year Award. He’s won five Academy of Country Music® Awards, an American Music Award® and People’s Choice Award®.  He’s had 15 No. 1 singles and five consecutive platinum or multi-platinum albums.


FOLK COUTURE: FOLK ART AND FASHION will explore the polemical yet fascinating ways in which fashion engages with art. Conceived as an encounter between two worlds of creative endeavor, “Folk Couture” will feature the work of thirteen established and emerging designers (John Bartlett , Michael Bastian, Chadwick Bell, Fabio Costa (NotEqual), Creatures of the Wind, Gary Graham, Catherine Malandrino, Bibhu Mohapatra, Ronaldus Shamask, Yeohlee Teng, threeASFOUR, Koos van den Akker and Jean Yu) who will create an original ensemble based on a selection of paintings, sculptures, photographs, quilts, and furniture chosen from the museum’s outstanding collection. The designers have selected approximately thirty artworks, drawn from every time period and in every medium considered by the museum, not only for their potential fashionability and capacity to inspire new styles of clothing but also for their background stories that inject powerful notes of intimacy and authenticity. The original couture and the works of art from the museum’s collection will be exhibited together in juxtapositions that promise to be both stunning and provocative.


FOLK COUTURE: FOLK ART AND FASHION will be curated by Alexis Carreño, guest curator and Stacy C. Hollander, chief curator and director of exhibitions at the America Museum of Folk Art.

The exhibition is supported in part by Joyce Berger Cowin, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Ford Foundation, and the David Davies and Jack Weeden Fund for Exhibitions. Lectures and symposia are supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.


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HSNi Cares Partners With U.S. Fund For UNICEF To Support 63rd Annual Trick-or-Treat For UNICEF Campaign



Interactive multichannel retailer HSN, Inc. (HOME SHOPPING NETWORK) and its family of leading lifestyle brands including HSN, Grandin Road and Chasing Fireflies, are giving back this Halloween season.  In its first ever partnership with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, HSNi, through its philanthropic arm HSNi Cares, will help raise awareness and funds as a national sponsor for the 63rd annual Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign.

HSNi Logo.  (PRNewsFoto/HSN, Inc.)

HSNi Logo. (PRNewsFoto/HSN, Inc.)

“We have a responsibility to protect the future of our children locally, nationally and globally,” said Mindy Grossman, CEO of HSN, Inc. and U.S. Fund for UNICEF board member.  “I am passionate about the tremendous impact that Caryl Stern and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF are having on the lives of children and families all over the world.  At HSNi, we strive to cultivate a culture of generosity.  Our people are not only creative and passionate about what they do, but also about giving back and we are honored to be partnering with UNICEF for their 63rd annual Trick-or-Treat campaign.”

Special Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF online stores have been established on, and where consumers can purchase all of their Halloween essentials and decorating accessories for any Fall entertaining occasion. When customers purchase items found in one of the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF stores, HSNi will donate a minimum of 10% of the purchase price to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.

Halloween-themed products featured in the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF store include: special crafting items from Martha Stewart; beautiful table top products from Colin Cowie; an “I Put a Spell On You” mini nail lacquer set from Deborah Lippmann; a collection of Halloween-themed jewelry by designer Heidi Daus; and a specially-designed Halloween tote by renowned interior designer Vern Yip.  Chasing Fireflies and Grandin Road will also offer exclusive Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF bags and t-shirts to benefit the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, in addition to their traditional array of Halloween costumes for adults and kids and unique specialty decor.’s Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF store will not only feature an impressive assortment of Halloween-themed products, but also compelling videos with additional insight into how UNICEF helps children help other children.

Mindy and HSNi are such wonderful partners, and their dedication to the world’s children has just blown me away,” said Stern.  “I know that together, HSNi and UNICEF can really make a difference.”

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) works in 190 countries and territories to save and improve children’s lives, providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF supports UNICEF’s work through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States. Together, UNICEF and U.S. Fund for UNICEF are working toward the day when ZERO children die from preventable causes and every child has a safe and healthy childhood. HSNi Cares will be donating funds to support UNICEF’s work for children, providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief, and more.  Since 1950, when girls and boys across the nation first collected coins to aid children still affected by World War II, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF has enabled Americans to help create a better world for kids everywhere. For more information, visit For more information on HSNi and its family of lifestyle brands, visit and join the conversation @HSN, #BooCrew on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

Movado Sponsors Variety’s 5th Annual Power of Women Luncheon and Celebrates Hollywood’s Most Philanthropic and Inspiring Women

Movado was proud to serve as a premier sponsor of Variety’s 5th annual Power of Women Luncheon held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on October 4, 2013. Presented by Lifetime, the exclusive event hosted 450 guests, a list comprised of Hollywood insiders who came to celebrate, support and pay tribute to Hollywood’s seven most philanthropic women.

Amy Poehler.  (PRNewsFoto/Movado Group, Inc.)

Amy Poehler. (PRNewsFoto/Movado Group, Inc.)

Since its founding in 1881, Movado has built a proud Swiss heritage of design excellence and innovation. A brand long identified with Modernism and closely associated with the performing arts, Movado has been a major supporter of New York City Ballet, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. In addition, Movado has supported the Miami International Film Festival, Miami City Ballet, The Joffrey Ballet, Ballet Pacifica, and the Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum.

Jennifer Hudson.  (PRNewsFoto/Movado Group, Inc.)

Jennifer Hudson. (PRNewsFoto/Movado Group, Inc.)

This year’s honorees included long-time Movado global ambassador and Emmy Award nominee Kerry Washington (President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities), Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee Amy Poehler (Worldwide Orphans Foundation), and Co-Chairman of Sony Pictures, Amy Pascal (Teen Line). A special Go Red For Women Award was given to actress Elizabeth Banks by the American heart Association’s Go Red For Women and the Samsung Galaxy Impact Award was given to Academy-Award winner Jennifer Hudson for her work with the Julian D. King Gift Foundation. Continue reading