Cosmetic threaten our health

Nowadays, with the development of society, people’s lives become more rich and colorful than before. In order to meet the increasing various needs of women, cosmetic gradually take a large part in women’s lives. As recorded by TODAY and AOL, women spend an average of 55 minutes everyday for priming. And many merchants find business opportunities from the nature of women. As a result, different kinds of cosmetic brands start to appear in emporium such as Nordstrom. What’s more, there are also some stores especially for selling cosmetics like Sephora. However, a question has been asked by someone about whether makeup is dangerous to our health or not?

We always can see some news report about some harmful substance found in cosmetics. Actually, many studies have demonstrate this point is true. For example, in this scientific article or this link a study has been done about the association between the health effects and using a mercury-containing beauty cream. Not surprisingly, scientists found that the urine mercury level of women who use this beauty cream exceed the average mercury level of ordinary people. As you can expect, neuropsychiatric symptoms were among those women use on a daily basis most frequently reported. Although, there are no major abnormalities were noted on physical examination, still minor abnormalities are found. We can draw a conclusion that some cosmetics do harm to our body.


The picture above is a screenshot from a popular video website. In this video website, cosmetic ads as a “push” media showed to audience. What’s more, there are also some ads about makeup as a “pull” media just like the picture in the right, which is also a screenshot form another video website. Cross-production is another good strategy of commercials for big company to make a progress in Cosmetics area. For instance, the well-known French brand, Saint Laurent Paris launched ysl cosmetics under its brand, which now become prevalent all around the world.

There are also some popular sources’ article also mention the point about cosmetic use and health. No one would deny that using so many chemical ingredients a day definitely risks our health in many aspects. Many chemical ingredients will not remain on the surface of skin, instead they penetrate the skin to influence the deep fat of our body. However, many people don’t recognize the dangerous of makeup but also expose those cosmetics to their children which is harmful to their health.

By Ruitao Zhang

If the scientific article cannot open you can search the citation from:

Weldon, Minda M, Smolinski, Mark S, Maroufi, Azarnoush, Hasty, Brian W, Gilliss, Debra L, Boulanger, L Lucy, Balluz, Lina S, Dutton, Ronald J, and Davis, Larry E. “Mercury Poisoning Associated with a Mexican Beauty Cream.” The Western Journal of Medicine 173.1 (2000): 15. Web.



The “red blood” outside our body

IN Wine, the most popular drink around the world, has very long story, old enough that you cannot imagine. The first wine vessel was found in Khramis Didi Gora, Marnculi, which can be traced back about 8000 years ago. What’s more, in the modern society,  people’s enthusiasm to wine not decrease a little, but become more crazy than before. Many chateaus, vineyards and wineries are built in every corner of the globe. People at every social classes like wine.  what factors make the wine so long standing in human history? Just because of its taste? There are many benefits wines have to our health which is also the technique commercials use to advertise their products mainly towards to women.

In this video, it mainly talks about 5 things that wine help people especially women to improve their health indicators. The first one is Resveratrol, a substance found in wine, which is believed to help prevent damage to blood vessels, reduce cholesterol and prevent blood clots. The second benefit is that wine has anti-inflammatory functions which can aid many conditions from joint aches to asthma. Thirdly, resveratrol in red wine has a similar properties to estrogen. It can help with conditions such as menopause and breast cancer. What’s more, it also mentioned that red wine is better than white wine because the majority of those beneficial substances are found in the skin of grapes.

Towards to men, the commercials strategies are changed completely but still effective for their wine sales. For example, in this commercial ads about Changyu wines, by using a typical kind of pull media let audience immerse themselves in, which showed almost all the attractors to men such as world, elegance, long historical, experts and famous. Those factors will satisfy men’s vanity by drinking wine, especially those expensive wines. Moreover, earned media also play an important role in the distribution of wine. As you can imagine, we drink wine in family dinner, see hundreds of wines in front desk of a bar, even put wine in our home as decoration. There is no reason for wine not popular worldwide.

However, though drinking wine is good for our health, still it is essential to control the quantity of wine we drink per day. Because drinking lots of wine will harm to our bodies. No matter what benefits wine has, it is alcohol. As long as it is alcohol, drinking to much will definitely dangerous to people’s health. According to this article, it mentions that drinking too much red wine can increase risk for coronary heart disease and stroke and increase our fat for the liver first decompose the alcohol in the red wine not the fat in our body.

-By Ruitao Zhang


The inner influence of animation

Animation, as an unique type of media, influences human beings in many aspects such as personalities, cognitive and emotional development, and many other perspectives of mental health. Nowadays, our lives are filled with many different kinds of animations, such as western animation which can be presented by Disney, and Japanese animation. These two typical types of animations play an important role in forming the basic personalities and emotional health of children even many adults. Because of the prevalence of animation, many new third industries start to appear as a result of cross-promotion, cross-production and across-advertising.

Disney, one of the biggest animation company in the world, accompanies with the growth of 80% of children in US. Which now covers many areas including movies, TV shows, theme park, toys and books. By reading this post, we know that what roles Disney animations play among children. For example, Snow White, Ariel, Belle and Cinderella are all the princess of Disney animation. No one would deny that these princesses have strong influence on girls at very young age. Princess, the symbol of graceful, gorgeous, good mannered, has all the good qualities of human beings and admired by most of girls in the world. In every young girl’s dream, being a princess must be the first place. Under this condition, animation subconsciously influence young girls in their mental health, in order to be a better person. What’s more, animation can also strengthen communications between kids. Because they all have the same interests and watch the same animation, they must have better communication with each other which will benefit their mental health.

Anime, also called Japanese animation, is now become one of primary source of entertainment. Japanese animation is a new form of animation which is aimed for all age people because it includes both children elements and some realistic social factors. Excellent anime always can express their emotions to audience and these emotions sometimes can affect the believes of audience in a large sense. For example, City of Sky, as a well-known Miyazaki movie, influence generations of people in Japan. In this anime movie, it describes a city in the sky which represent the dream of human and also express the most beautiful and naive emotion between two main characters. It is this feeling of human and the hope of people that have positive influence on no matter kids and adults. Which is good for our mental health. we can see these advantages in this post. Furthermore, for the development of anime, there are also many new anime companies emerge, and grow by vertical integration which includes writing script, finding actors to dub and making the whole anime.

However, as long as something has advantages, it must have disadvantages too. According to this post, watching animation can be addicted to some children. They spend much time on watching animation even don’t study and do the homework. What’s more, Japanese animation have more serious effects on people. Because it contains some dreams and unrealistic hopes, these factors will cause people escape from the reality.

By Ruitao Zhang



“Pokemon go” goes into our life

No one would deny that “Pokemon go” has become one of the most popular game of top games category in app store. As long as you walk on the street, you can see groups of people using their fingers point the screen of their smart phone to throw a pokemon ball in order to catch a pokemon. One important reason to cause the fashion of “Pokemon Go” is the media. And the unpaid media mainly through ordinary people is the major distribution of this game distributed by Facebook, Instagram, even from your friends. But the most significant reason why everyone is playing “Pokemon Go” is because “Pokemon Go” itself is a media which goes into our real life and influence our health in a large sense.Charmander

Firstly, in physical health aspects, the most attracting point of “Pokémon go” is that we can find Pokemon in our real environment, such as streets, lakes, rivers even on mountains, by using a device called “pokemon go plus” which is promoted by Pokémon company through cross-promotion strategy. Which can lead players to explore every pokemon through walking, running and riding bikes. It is this setting that stimulates people to exercise more in order to get more pokemon. There is also a hatching system which needs you to walk many kilometers to hatch an egg, stimulating exercising. And these kinds of exercise definitely good for a healthy life, which shows vivid in this video.

On the other hand, playing “Pokemon go” also plays an important role in benefits our mental health. This game helps people to interact with others in a positive way which definitely good for communications and interactions among players. For example, once you go out to find pokemon, you walk to a park and see many people here to catch pokemon. It is ordinary for you to meet someone who first ask what team you belong to because there is a team system in the game. You said red and that person will give you a hug and say “I’m red too”. “Pokemon go” attributes to especially teens’ mental health by letting them communicate with others and making more friends.

Unfortunately, according to this post there are also some dangers “Pokeomon go” have on people. Just like some news reported, many car accidents occurred because of some people tend to catch pokemon during driving, which is extremely dangerous to their lives. What’s more, robbery also happened in the world of “Pokemon go”. Because there are many “pokemon stops” in the game which connects to our real environment. Offenders often stay close to those stops and waiting for people to make a criminal.

As a result, though “Pokemon go” brings us reasons to get exercise and keep a healthy life, still it has potential dangers which will harm our real lives.

By Ruitao Zhang