Topic: safety

CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg Writes Letter Urging Designers To Take Charge Of Factory Safety

CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg Writes Letter Urging Designers To Take Charge Of Factory Safety

It has not been a month of good publicity for the fashion industry. First, a factory supplying many major brands had one of the worst industrial accidents of all time, killing more than 1,000 people. Then, the industry was unable to come together on an agreement to ensure better safety regulations be put into place. Now, CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg has written a letter urging the designers themselves to pay better attention to what’s going on in the factories where their clothes are made. More »

Sex (Re)Ed: 5 Ways That Otherwise Smart People Use Condoms Incorrectly

Sex (Re)Ed: 5 Ways That Otherwise Smart People Use Condoms Incorrectly

This is a post from our sister site, Blisstree.

Yesterday, I wrote a breakdown of some of the many options that women and men have to prevent pregnancy and stop the spread of STIs. Over and over, I noted that while many birth control options are effective, they must be used consistently and correctly to work. Which is how everyone assumes they’ve been doing it, especially when it comes to condoms. But even smart people make dumb mistakes when it comes to wrapping it up.

Condoms (which it turns out, men don’t actually hate) are one of the few methods of birth control that not only prevent pregnancy, but also protect the users from disease. They’re also really cheap, easy to get, and simple to use. But unfortunately, the margin for error when using a condom is pretty high. There are plenty of ways that people can reduce the effectiveness of a condom, without even realizing they’re doing anything wrong. Here are 5 ways that condom users can improve their form (and reduce their risk). More »