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Little Known Facts about Common T-shirts

There are a few iconic t-shirts that people have worn for years and continue to. Though they may be presented in different styles and patterns, the saying or symbol remains the same. Many will happily wear these t-shirts but do not know the history behind them. Below are a few little known facts about some of the most common t-shirt designs.

 The “Keep Calm and Carry On” phrase has seen a large serge in t-shirts as well as on other items and even social media posts. This saying was initially printed upon posters by the British government during World War II after King George VI stated it in an inspirational speech. Another inspirational quote was derived from not-so inspirational circumstances. The Nike slogan, “Just Do It,” though popularized by the iconic Michael Jordan, was actually derived from the last words of Gary Gilmore, a convict who was executed by a firing squad. Some might also be shocked to learn that the peace sign, now known as a universal sign of harmony was actually derived by a Roman emperor as an “Anti-Christian” symbol.

 These are just a taste of the unique backgrounds associated with some of the most iconic t-shirts that are commonly circulated. To learn more interesting facts about the aforementioned phrases and symbols, as well as other well known ones, check out the infographic below.

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The Unknown Facts About Hair Loss

Hair loss is something that nobody likes the thought of, particularly because there is a lot that is assumed about the condition rather than actually known. There are a variety of triggers for hair loss, including hormone changes and hereditary but, whatever the initial cause, hair loss is a result of the failing follicles that produce the hair. Certain women will produce larger amounts of Dihydrotestoterone (DHT) which can build up around their hair follicles and, over time, will eventually kill that follicle. Below are some other unknown facts about hair loss.

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You Can Fix It

Hair loss does not have to be the be all and end all; there are actually many affordable solutions around that can treat hair loss. Unfortunately, many people are under the impression that hair replacement therapies are not a legitimate solution. In response to this, companies such as Transitions Hair are doing everything they can to provide the best quality treatments for hair loss for women, as well as men, offering solutions that include transplants, thickening products, and laser therapy.

Shampooing Is Not a Cause

A common myth about hair loss in women is that they have used too much shampoo and washed their hair too often. Shampooing does not cause hair loss. The hair coming out in the shower is the standard amount you are meant to lose each day. Not shampooing will only mean the daily hair you’re meant to lose will build up, and will all be washed away the next time you shampoo – making it appear as though you’re losing more hair.

It’s Common

When you think of going bald, your immediate thoughts turn to men, as most people see it as a rare occurrence in women. So if you are a woman experiencing hair loss, you might be feeling like you’re the only one – but you’re not! Hair loss in women is actually extremely common. Women just tend to be better at styling their hair around it than men. It is estimated that up to 40% of women will experience gradual hair thinning or loss at some point in their lives.

It Won’t Be Chunky

Many people are under the impression that, when you start to lose your hair, you will simply be losing larger amounts each day than the average person. Your hair should not be coming out in chunks. How hair loss works is that, instead of losing large amounts daily, your follicles are actually producing thinner strands of hair until eventually individual follicles will stop producing hair at all. This is why when experiencing pattern baldness your overall hair will first take on a thin appearance before patches start to become apparent.

Hair loss can be a scary process, and when you’re feeling overwhelmed by something, you will worry about facts and myths that you actually don’t need to worry about at all. When going through a physical and emotional change like this, make sure you talk to a professional who can walk you through what is happening to your body and help you to move forward.

What are some of the biggest myths you have discovered about hair loss? Leave your answers in the space below.

How To Get Started Creating the Ultimate Punk Rock Playlist

Nothing captures the DIY-spirit of punk rock music better than creating a playlist of your favorite songs. Playlists provide a great way for you to share the music you like. They are also a powerful document of personal history as your selections reflect your thoughts and feelings. Here are some initial steps that will help you put together the ultimate punk rock playlist.

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Start Local
Your neighborhood record store is the ideal place begin. Independent shops like Angry, Young and Poor of Lancaster, Pennsylvania remain a vital part of punk music and culture. A walk through your local store is like a brainstorming session and will fill your head with songs to include on your playlist. Even if you don’t live close to an independent shop, many have a website that you can browse.

Chose an Emotion
Inside the fast riffs and energized vocals of punk, there lives a core of unfiltered emotion: existential angst, euphoria, rebellion, and more. One way to ensure a coherent playlist is to chose one of these emotions and use it as an underlying theme when selecting songs. Or, if anarchy is what you’re after, then select as many emotions as you dare.

Putting together a playlist presents an unforgettable way to interact with the music you love the most. These first two steps will allow you to get the most out of the experience and will also help you make a playlist that rocks!