Wednesday, September 16, 2009

fight prostate cancer: with Anthony Logistics

When my dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer just before his 60th birthday, our family was devastated. Prostate cancer is the third most common form of death from cancer for men of all ages; one in six men in America are diagnosed with the disease. My dad opted for surgery and overcame it, but we continue to support prostate cancer research programs and studies to further prevention and treatment for the disease.

Anthony Logistics For Men shares our passion. Anthony Sosnick, the founder of Anthony Logistics, has made prostate cancer awareness his cause since launching the brand in 2000, and has become a vocal advocate, encouraging the men that he meets giving skincare consultations all over the country to get PSA tests.

This month, the company announces the launch of an oversized (32 oz) Sea Salt Body Scrub ($15) created to support the fight against Prostate Cancer during Prostate Cancer Month. The Sea Salt Body Scrub is an Anthony Logistics favorite – sea salt exfoliates, sea kelp extract nourishes, aloe vera gel soothes, nutmeg oil tones and vitamin C nourishes. The result: Smooth skin you're proud to show off. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this product will be donated to the Aureon Protocol Study at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City for its Prostate Cancer Research program.

To pick up a Sea Salt Body Scrub for the man in your life or learn more about the company, go to

Sunday, September 13, 2009

book it!

You read to your kids every night before bed. But here's your chance to really celebrate books and create a positive vibe around reading. On Saturday, September 26th, the Library of Congress will host the 2009 National Book Festival. Held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., between 7th and 14th streets from 10 AM to 5:30 PM, the festival will feature more than 70 authors and writers and is open to the public.

At the Teens and Children's pavilion, expect some of your kids' favorite writers. Children's authors include Mary Brigid Barrett, Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi, Kate DiCamillo, Shannon Hale, Nikki Grimes, Megan McDonald and Mo Willems. Teen and children authors include Judy Blume, Sharon Creech, Paula Deen, Liz Kessler, James Patterson, Rick Riordan, James > Swanson and Jacqueline Woodson, among others. The event is sponsored primarily by Target, in conjunction with other kid-friendly companies like PBS Kids Raising Readers, The Washington Post and Scholastic, Inc.

If you can't get to the DC area, get updates on the festival via the Library's new social media pages on Twitter, Facebook and iTunes, or through free podcasts featuring interviews with festival authors. Book lovers will also enjoy the launch of the website, an accessible platform for readers of all ages.

Go to for more info on this amazing event, then get to the Mall to spend a very special day with your family.

in the clear

Going back to school is tough enough. Don't let your pre-teen or teen bring their acne breakouts with them. Check out Mario Badescu's newly launched Acne Resource Center. The renowned skincare specialist created this special area of their website to offer great advice, helpful solutions and award-winning products to those who need them. Mario Badescu Drying Lotion ($17), made with a blend of Calamine and Salicylic Acid helps clear up whiteheads and heal pimples quickly. The Acne Facial Cleanser ($15) is a deep exfoliating cleanser with acne-fighting salicylic acid as well as aloe vera and chamomile to soothe skin. The Drying Mask ($18) heals acne flareups, controls oily buildup and soothes irritated skin. The best part: Log onto to read answers to frequently asked acne-related questions or ask one of your own. MB experts will provide professional advice to suit your specific needs.