Sunday, January 29, 2017

Basics to Buy From American Apparel's Epic Goodbye Sale

Oh my, oh my! American Apparel, the sweatshop-free made in America store, is closing its doors forever. And American Apparel is right now running an epic sale with everything 40% off (including already reduced prices) and some sale items in the Factory Store that are ridiculously cheap. As the law of finders keepers prevails, skip the lines and shop directly online these 5 basics that you must have in your wardrobe before they're gone forever.

1. Bodysuits

Although the most popular models are gone for good, I found this cotton spandex deep V cutout bodysuit reduced to a mere $15. It's still available in sizes M-L in black and red. RUN!

2. Catsuits

Whether you're an accomplished dancer or a Zumba project, catsuits are the most comfortable workout clothes ever. This gorrrgeous cotton spandex jersey unitard number can also be paired up with a skirt for a quick and fun winter look. Use code TAKE40 to get an excellent price ($24 after the rebate) before they fly off the e-shelves.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Mr. Gotham's Review: Lootcrate January 2017

Screenwriters know too well that in order to click with a hero or villain capable of reach international success and earning the love of millions of fans a good origin story is needed. Sometimes, on the other hand, a star is born in the most unexpected way. Who would have thought that that chubby plumber, created just because his creator didn't acquire the rights for Popeye, will become the biggest video game character ever?
Every legend has a past, every journey a first step, and in the case of some of the most beloved pop culture characters this same beginnings are an indispensable part of its core.
This month, Lootcrate welcomes 2017 paying tribute to the first steps of some of those icons that, so many years after their conception, continue to be an important part of our lives.

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Mr Gotham's Review: Lootcrate Enero 2017

Todo guionista sabe que para que un buen héroe o villano alcance la fama internacional y termine conquistando a millones de personas es necesario dotarle de una atractiva historia que nos cuente sus orígenes. En otros casos, sin embargo, el nacimiento de una estrella es completamente inesperado. ¿Quién hubiera imaginado que un gordito fontanero, creado por necesidad al no poder contar con la licencia de Popeye, terminaría convirtiéndose en la mayor estrella del mundo del videojuego? Toda leyenda tiene un pasado y todo viaje  un primer paso, y en el caso de algunos de los más exitosos personajes de la cultura popular estos comienzos forman parte indisoluble de su misma esencia. Este mes, Lootcrate da la bienvenida al 2017 rindiendo tributo a los primeros pasos de algunos de los iconos que, tantos años después, continúan formando parte de nuestras vidas.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

How To Find A Natural and Organic Deodorant That Works For You

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There is such a thing as natural and non-toxic deodorants and, fortunately, they are not that hard to find nowadays. If you're transitioning to a green beauty routine, deodorant is the first beauty item you should put on your priority list. A European research group finally found the link between aluminum salts and breast cancer (you can read all about it here.) Aluminum compounds are present in virtually every synthetic deodorant commercially available and, to me, that's a good enough reason to make the switch to a natural deodorant.

Switching from a commercial formula to a natural deodorant is a process that takes a few weeks. Please note that natural deodorants won't clog your pores as aluminum does, and thus won't stop you from sweating, but will rather attack the bacteria that cause your sweat to stink. Also, you'll find that not all natural deodorants are created equally. For some reason, and depending on your pH and how you sweat, some of them might work for you better than others.

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Please note that by natural deodorant I mean any formula that is made using only natural ingredients, as Mother Nature intended them to be, and a handful of naturally-derived ingredients. A commercial deodorant with a flower illustration and some hip marketing verbiage doesn't qualify as natural, as it will very likely be yet another greenwashing attempt. Please make sure to check the ingredients, and if you are unsure don't hesitate to use the EWG app to understand what is in the formula.

Finding the right natural deodorant for you will take a bit of patience, but to help you get started I've personally tested three natural and aluminum-free deodorants by Erbaviva, Rustic Maka and Dr. Hauschka to jumpstart your green adventure. Believe me, your pits will thank you for reading this article!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Mr Gotham's Review: Lootcrate Diciembre 2016

¡Viva la Revolución! Las historias de revueltas contra gobiernos corruptos, rebeliones ante regímenes tiránicos, ciberataques a sistemas autoritarios y en general, cualquier intento por revertir el statu quo mediante la resistencia y la insumisión nos han dado algunas de las mejores historias del mundo del cine, los cómics, la televisión y el ocio electrónico. Desde la Alianza Rebelde de Star Wars a los hackers de Mr. Robot, del guerrillero de V de Vendetta a la tripulación de la Serenity, los revolucionaros se encuentran en esa franja intermedia a medio camino entre el héroe y el villano que tanto nos cautiva y atrae con historias de valentía, arrojo y lucha contra la injusticia. Despedimos el año con la cabeza alta y las armas cargadas...¡llega la hora de rebelarse!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Mr Gotham's Review: Lootcrate December 2016

¡Viva la Revolución! Tales of revolt against corrupt governments, rebellions that defy tyrannical regimes, cyber attacks into the deep, cold heart of alienated authoritarian societies and, in general terms, any attempt to subdue the current statu quo via resistance and sabotage have brought us some of the best movies, comic books, video games and TV shows ever. From the Rebel Alliance to Mr. Robot's hackers, from V's libertarian fighter to the Serenity's crew, revolutionary soldiers live in that captivating fringe halfway between the hero and the villain that we love, with epic stories filled with bravery and fight against the injustice in all its forms. We say good riddance to 2016 with the chin up, a proud heart and the weapons lock and's time rebel!

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