Cheerios Stands by TV Ad Showing Mixed-Race Family

I love this commercial! I thought it was cute!

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NEW YORK (AP) — A mom sits at her kitchen table writing something down when her grade schooler saunters up with a big box of Cheerios.

“Mom,” says the girl. “Yes, honey?” mom responds. “Dad told me Cheerios is good for your heart. Is that true?”

Mom glances at the box, noting that it says the whole-grain oats inside are “heart healthy.”

Cut to dad napping on the living room couch. He stirs and starts to sit up, sending a pile of Cheerios on his upper chest (where his heart is) crunchily cascading to cushions and floor.

The message is in line with the company’s long-running Heart Healthy campaign, except this 30-second ad features a black dad, white mom and biracial child and produced enough vitriol on YouTube last week that Cheerios requested the comments section be turned off.

This week, the company is standing by the fictitious family…

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Zoey Saldana Bares It All For Allure Magazine

Check out the cover girl for this month's issue of Allure Magazine -- Miss Zoe Saldana! She held nothing back - literally, in the photo spread and the interview. She even dished on her sexuality: "[I might] end up raising my child with a woman, raising my children….That’s how androgynous I am." Wow! Sounds like …

D.I.Y Oil Scalp Treatment

Natural Ingredients For Natural Beauty

If you’ve ever been to a salon, you know probably know what a scalp treatment is. You also might know that it costs a few extra bucks to get one of those treatments in addition with the regular price of getting your hair washed and dried. If you don’t go to the salon as much, a scalp treatment is usually a mixture of hair products that helps nourish the hair as well as remove any buildup in the roots. As always, I have another experiment for you to try at home, this time it’s a D.I.Y scalp treatment.

You’ll need

  • a scalp treatment brush, like the one in the picture above (these can be found at your local beauty supply store),
  • a regular hair brush
  •  4 tablespoons of coconut oil (or any oil of your choice)
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of grapefruit juice

Mix the ingredients and…

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Jada Pinkett-Smith Talks Open Marriage Rumors, Cyberbullying, What It’s Like Being Married to Her & More

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