A Sunny MythAsk someone when most sun exposure takes place, and odds are youll be nodding your head at the statement that 80% of lifetime happens before age 18. Sounds legit, as well as an added incentive to use sunscreen on your kid. But the fact of the matter is: most sun exposure takes place in men between ages of 40 and 50. No joke. Sure, any age is a ripe age to start wrinkling and hatch skin cancer, but the key point here is that any age is the right age to protect yourself from the sun. And now that the hail and crazy T-storm weather is calming, you'll need sunscreen more than ever. So here's what to keep in mind: A T-shirt provides an SPF of about 8 and blocks 90% of UVB rays. SPF 15 blocks 93%. SPF 30 blocks 97% SPF 50 about 98% The keys to proper use include using enough- a palmful per application. Adult body= adult palm. Kid body = kid palm. And that application works best if allowed to penetrate the skin by applying 20-30 minutes before heading out. Re-apply every 2 hours. Don't pay attention to "waterproof" labels--- re-apply every 2 hours if minimum if you take a dip. And last but not least, wear good shades while outside. Not only are we seeing more and more skin cancer at younger ages, we're seeing more and more cataracts as well. I'm talking age 40 here-- and the sun is to blame.
Twenty-time Grammy winner Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will play the 54th Annual Grammy Awards February 12th. The show will air on CBS. The Recording Academy announced this morning that Springsteen and company will make the Grammys the first stop on their upcoming Wrecking Ball tour.
The Boss joins a list of Grammy performers this year that includes Paul McCartney, Adele, Foo Fighters, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, and Bruno Mars. The Grammys are known for high-profile collaborations and this year will see Coldplay with Rihanna; Glen Campbell and Blake Shelton together with The Band Perry; and Kelly Clarkson will duet with Jason Aldean.
Newly announced stars presenting Grammys this year include actor and recording artist Jack Black, six-time GRAMMY winner and current three-time nominee Fergie, three-time GRAMMY winner and current nominee Amir “?uestlove” Thompson of the Roots, and nine-time Grammy winner Ringo Starr. They join previously announced presenters Dierks Bentley, Drake, Miranda Lambert, and Gwyneth Paltrow.
LL Cool J will be hosting the Grammys for the first time. He’s been hosting The Grammy Nominations Concert since it started in 2008. He’ll be the first official host in seven years, replacing a system of rotating presenters acting as master of ceremonies. The Grammys will be shown live Sunday February 12th.