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These Eco-Friendly Shoes Are Supposed To Save The Planet. Will They?

Photo illustration by Ji Sub Jeong/HuffPost. Photos: Getty Images, Rothy's. Recycled plastic has become the material du jour for the fashion industry. But one area in which plastic has really taken off is footwear. Brands like Adidas, Rothy’s and Veja are just a few that are incorporating materials made of recycled plastic in their shoes. Plastic isn’t great…

Facebook Reportedly Paid For Smear Campaign Against George Soros

In an effort to muffle criticism of how it handled Russian interference and disinformation, Facebook reportedly carried out a campaign to discredit dissenters that included targeted attacks on Jewish billionaire philanthropist George Soros. A New York Times investigation, published Wednesday, delves into the social media giant’s handling of the controversy and chaos following the discovery of targeted disinformation…

It’s Still Not That Easy To Buy Naloxone At Pharmacies

STAT News In states where selling the overdose reversal drug naloxone is permitted, many pharmacists told researchers posing as customers that the drug wasn't available by prescription, or that their store didn't stock it. Despite laws in the majority of states allowing pharmacies to dispense the opioid overdose reversal antidote naloxone without a prescription, as…

Japan’s New Cybersecurity Minister Admits He Doesn’t Actually Use Computers

No experience was obviously necessary for this important government job.Japan’s new minister in charge of cybersecurity made a startling admission on Wednesday: he doesn’t actually use computers.“Since I was 25, I have been in a position of authority where secretaries and employees handle such tasks for me,” Yoshitaka Sakurada, 68, told a Lower House cabinet committee…

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Michelle Obama Zings Trump’s Inauguration Crowd Size On ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’

Michelle Obama summed up her assessment of President Donald Trump’s oft-debated inauguration crowd size this week with a few choice words and a nod. The former first lady visited “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Thursday to promote her new memoir, Becoming. When DeGeneres asked her how many inauguration ceremonies she’d attended in her lifetime, Obama slyly replied, “Two…

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It’s Still Not That Easy To Buy Naloxone At Pharmacies

STAT News In states where selling the overdose reversal drug naloxone is permitted, many pharmacists told researchers posing as customers that the drug wasn’t available by prescription, or that their store didn’t stock it. Despite laws in the majority of states allowing pharmacies to dispense the opioid overdose reversal antidote naloxone without a prescription, as…

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FDA Moves To Ban Menthol Cigarettes And Flavored Cigars, Restrict Vaping

The Food and Drug Administration announced plans Thursday to greatly restrict the sales of flavored tobacco products, proposing to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars entirely and to limit the sales of flavored e-cigarettes by certain retailers.Under the proposed rules, retailers selling flavored e-cigarettes would have to display them in a section of the store that’s…

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Facebook Reportedly Paid For Smear Campaign Against George Soros

In an effort to muffle criticism of how it handled Russian interference and disinformation, Facebook reportedly carried out a campaign to discredit dissenters that included targeted attacks on Jewish billionaire philanthropist George Soros. A New York Times investigation, published Wednesday, delves into the social media giant’s handling of the controversy and chaos following the discovery of targeted disinformation…

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You’ll Relate To This If All You Do In Your Relationship Is Binge-Watch Shows

Love Illustrated is a HuffPost comic series that captures the realities of modern love.It’s science: Binge-watching shows or movies with bae all weekend long is actually pretty good for your relationship.A study published last year in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships suggested that the more hours couples spent watching TV together, the closer…

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