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The Honest Life: Living Naturally and True to You, by Jessica Alba

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The Honest Life: Living Naturally and True to You, by Jessica Alba

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Fortunately there's at least one celebrity self help author who claims to have a message but a little more honest and you're about to tell me where living by aren't you honestly i am because i'm minds her and i'm greenberg and this is by the book soon in each episode of by the book we choose a different self. Help book to live by. Follow it to the letter and weigh in on whether or not it actually changed our lives and for this hour eighth season of by the book we are living exclusively by self help guides written by celebrities. And today we're tackling the honest life living naturally and true to you by jessica alba jessica. Alba is an actor activist and founder of the honest company. Born in california. She was raised in her words in a very conservative traditional catholic latin american family but considers herself a very liberal feminist. After graduating high school at age sixteen she studied at the atlantic theater company in new york aka joe lettuce former place of employment then quickly rose to international fame at one thousand nine hundred playing the lead role on. James cameron's show dark angel. A prolific film career followed as did activism for causes like voter registration child protection and women's health in two thousand eight. After having her first child alba became passionate about product safety when she struggled to find baby products. That were eco friendly affordable and the actually got the job done. She learned that there were more than eighty thousand chemicals on the market. That had not been fully studied for toxicity. She also learned that. The european union had banned over eleven hundred chemicals. They considered unsafe while the us had banned only five and so in two thousand eleven she lobbied for the safe chemicals act in two thousand twelve. She launched the honest company which makes nontoxic personal care and home cleaning products and in two thousand thirteen. She released her new york times bestseller. Honest life living naturally and true to you. In the honest life album shares or experiences creating a natural nontoxic life for her family and offer suggestions for other people wanting to do the same. The book includes lists of topics that ingredients to look out for strategies. She swears by and honest. Confessions of the not so natural compromises. She makes when she's too busy or can't find an eco friendly option that works for her role in writing it to create a fun practical eco-friendly handbook. That's free of lectures judgement and guilt so her readers can live a more organized healthy and honest life. That's true to them. Here's how you do it. Step one honest. Food aim for organic local seasonal whole foods. Ideally made with love at home. Avoid processed or packaged food unpronounceable ingredients. Gmo's and counting calories even mostly plant-based diet but the mindful of certain vehicle in products as many are packaged or processed in ways. That are bad for the environment. Wash all your produce. Don't microwave food and plastic as you could be leaking. Epa's into your food. And don't get to obsessive. Start slow have fun and just do the best. You can stop to honest. Clean aim for products that are gentle plant based nontoxic avoid strong fragrances. Petrochemicals parabens and products. That are two-term phobic. Behind full of words. Like hypoallergenic and natural as these terms aren't actually regulated by the government. Wash your face every night to remove pollutants and moisturizes. Consider going no poo and wearing your hair natural and be honest with yourself about what products you just can't part with that might still be toxic in all husband's case it's three dollars drugstore soap and in hers it is rutten. All's step three honest. Beauty aim for clean uncomplicated products. Don't fret over every line in blemish of white towel lead ballads acrylic nails carrington harrison and tanning beds invest in quality brushes and applicators put on a tinted moisturizer or sunscreen every morning with a minimum of thirty. Spf apply blush or bronze or only were. You'd naturally flusher tan other than that. There aren't any hard or fast rules. Just have fun. Try to be safe and don't feel bad. If you need to put makeup performance over purity at times step four honest style focus on quality not care about fit and comfort not size experiment embrace vintage where closed that make you feel good on the inside have closed that can flexibly go from dade evening and bags that are actually functional. Avoid disposable clothes. Don't fall victim to every trend or get obsessed with every brand name. Don't overdo the dry cleaning and don't forget your hats. Scarves and sunglasses for sheikh looks and sun production step five honest home aim for natural materials secondhand decor and furnishings. That are easy to clean. Check for existing festus mold and lead paint hazards avoid vinyl shower. Curtains furniture with flame retardants and pvc citing. Keep your house cleaned by taking off your shoes. Leading in some fresh air and sunshine growing plants to clean the air and aiming for one great nontoxic all purpose cleaner as opposed to a whole cupboard full of products and bleaches. And if you're not doing it already air dry close. No there's also a section on natural babycare and child rearing but alba says to ignore it if you don't have babies so that's what we did. That's what the book says. And so that's what we did for two weeks. Straight brass did lease. Tell me about your first week of living by the honest life by jessica alba. Did you lie well jolanta. I'll be honest with you. Nope no more of those jokes have her again. Li i cannot help it. get it misleads. It's easy but seriously seriously dean. And i already do most of the things jessica alba says to do on this book to some degree or another. There were a few things that you know. We knew we could do better. And so. I decided to dive in with one of the big ones via step. Two step two is honest. Clean yes and for this. I decided i would try going no pool. That means no liquid shampoos. No shampoo bars. Nothing in my hair that could be considered a cleanser for the occasional water and that is following the most extreme. Nope poo method. Just to be clear a right people have various ways they do but the original purist method is to use no cleansers only water. So i'm like. I'm going to go with the original. Why not yes kristin. I love it. That is the purest way to do. Who has someone who's experimented with many ways. I'm very impressed. You went like the full lag hardcore way. How did it go for you while rather than tell you i'll let you listen so honey. Did you notice anything different about me in the past few days. New t-shirt the whole no. It's not a new t shirt. I've had this golden girls t shirt for years now. Where did you do something with your hair or go to. Jakarta banks didn't notice. Sorry i cut my bangs like four weeks ago. No they looked great for weeks. You're end today. Thank you know but you're getting closer. It is about my hair. Oh using a new project some kind of product does it look some different. No no but what are you getting at. Well it's just it's definitely looks kind of sleek on top bit kinda wilder the bottom preston. That is very cute Look i'll be real dean lonzo and things. You're a gorgeous beautiful vision no matter what but i saw you in week one during a zoo when we were reporting a mini episode and your hair looked wet. Yeah it's bad. I feel like the top of your face also started looking. Went as the grease travel down. And this isn't like you're not unique. I have met like. I have very dry hair but i have many a friend who are like. I washed my bangs three times a day. Otherwise my face. Oil pit. And i break out everywhere and my bangs are way. Yes but you look wet. Yeah i looked very greasy. And i looked bad and jolanta. You're not the only person who thought. I looked bad fronts. Who ran into me. I look bad and brandon. Our beloved producer just smiled and nodded. When we were talking about how bad i looked. He's polite he kept his mouth shut. But even brando's i looked terrible right now either actually does it noda's slash caraway. Look like or is a really good liar What did you do after you got greasy. Honest clean. i did what. I considered the next logical. Step step three and that is honest beauty. Yes and for the step. I looked at all my beauty products. And i realized that while most of my makeup items are what jessica alba would call ford honest some of them. Including my mascara. Lipstick and sunscreen are filled with chemicals. You do like that lipstick. That is like also superglue or a lack of lack hermanez in ways that i've never experienced in in the natural world. Yeah it's like so. What did you do about those less honest beauty products. Well i mostly went makeup free. And i switched over to a barrier method. Sunscreen rather than a chemical method sunscreen and As you know dilemma. I'm a super. Spf like a person. I always between sixty and one hundred. Spf i'm hardcore about it. And unfortunately with some of these barrier sunscreens specifically the zinc. One that i got they can look at very very katie But i put some on. I rubbed in the best i could and then i met up with my friend sam at an outdoor neighborhood bar on a hot humid evening for a glass of jessica alba approved local. Biodynamic wine. And this is what happened. Do you mind if i take off my mask our drinks. They'll be here soon. Anyway all right you have served on your face. I can't quite tell what it is here yet. But it's kind of all over here. Yeah i have a mirror in bag. I think you might want. Just just look. Oh god it looks like me. He's been seeing sunscreen. Oh my god yeah. That stuff doesn't work. Does it not work or does it. Just look stupid. Actually don't know the answer to that. Maybe just makes you look so stupid that you don't go in the sun anymore. Maybe i i. You're like one of those old-timey beach movies with the person that has like zinc knows. Oh god but it was my whole face and yeah. I'm just warning everyone else out there. You're putting on a bunch of zinc sunscreen. The mask makes it worse. I believe in mass game. But i mean breathing heavily into your mask on a hot day when that mask comes off i really did look like i had just made out with. It was not good right and it is like truly less breathable. It's a barrier on your skin. Likely like stays there as the barrier. Yeah absolutely did you take any photos. Just out of curiosity from you put on instagram. Did your friend. Sam snap any obviously no look next time. Please for the graham do. It's it's for work mine. Say what did you do after not taking photos of your zinc face. I decided that. Maybe i should stop focusing on my own appearance and maybe focus on my house instead so. I jumped ahead to stop five. I yes the honest home. Yes and for this being the opposite of a housekeeper. I figured the best and easiest things i could do. Were to throw open the windows like all the says bring some fresh air and sunlight and also bring in some local flowers from the great outdoors. And before you know it. This was happening your eyes. Oh god white surf under your nose in is my son. Sorry oh my tears in mucous are look creamy again. Oh maybe maybe you should take a shower tom. No pulling you can never shower no show without putin i. I've been skipping showers altogether. Didn't you notice of afraid that. If i shower i'll get soap in my hair accident. You need to watch the pollen off like we are. In the middle of policies in your entire body is reacting to the pollen and there flowers all over our house you covered in pollen. You need to take shower. Can you think. I looked terrible. No you look amazing. Honey please take shower please. My god kristen. Come on this hour the sopo getting your hair accidentally yes. It's because i do things like wash my face. You know in the shower but come on. It's not like there's a police year. Jessica elvis to have fun and let go easy on yourself as well as being clean but i also understand the sheer disappointment of being like this will make by house beautiful and then being and it's making me sick immediately in my case often it'll all have spent money on it. Oh god but like jessica alba's right. I think when it comes to sense As well as allergens slake maybe you need to stick to like rowing non flowering plants that you know you're okay with as opposed to bring implants sin. Yeah from from. And they're blossoms and during like allergy paul linney season but like it. Sounds like you're fucking mass housing just not wetter and wetter out week. One actually it was really really bad but fortunately that was also the first week right there and that means we can all sit back now we can forget about my greasy had and we can hear about your first week. Joe went to of living by the honest life. By jessica alba. How did it start out. Be honest with me. Honestly i'm gonna freak out. We make jokes like that. But i will tell you none the less as you mentioned in the end I have to start with some honest disclosure. I two studied at the atlantic avenue school in new york. We were not there at the same time. She was also not there when i worked there Technically i believe if i remember correctly. She only did their six week summer. Program not to have your conservatory. Nearly that doesn't matter because she's a famous actor. And i am not your famous. We by that book jolanta not an actor that was discovered in nineteen once. Put it that way. It was still in regular college not even add atlantic at nine gene anyway. Just just thought. I needed to put it out there. Yes yes it's always good for us to point out. Do we have a connection with the author. If we do we should just be honest honestly. Honestly let's move on. So how did you start off. Living by jessica alba's book. I started with honest beauty. that is step three I started with this one because it seemed easy for me christon. There's a list. That's very involved. Lots of ingredients. You should avoid sunscreen rules. But you know i'm a lot like jessica alba's we already established only be go to the same acting but over the past i'd say year and change. I have had to become obsessed with replacing all of my beauty products Before i knew. I had lupus. All i did know is that my skin was a mess eating itself alive. I didn't know. And i basically spent months with doctors and dermatologists telling me doctors are dermatologists. Basically i spent months with lots of doctors telling me to eliminate every possible allergy in in my beauty products aka. Just avoid all the shit that's listed in the books. I've literally replaced everything quite recently So i basically did a kristen where i'm like. I already do this. But i can do. More i can up the ante. So i didn't quit showering though i just replace all makeup rushes because mine are old and from a billion places. I don't know if they like were made you know cleanly away way. That's good for the environment. Krahn sleep honestly. I didn't know So i bought a makeup brush sat from echo tools which is album recommends in the book. It was surprisingly affordable I really liked the brushes. They are very soft. They come in good shape. Lots of a variety. They don't shed which i love and the packaging was super minimal recyclable and included a surprise. He's woo by surprise. Well take a less said to me showing the surprise to my partner. Brad i got these makeup oceans that jessica alba says to get these tools look at it has a little thing on it. That says plant me. Okay so where should we plant this. This is a piece of paper. No their seeds in it. See the little dots dot dot hookah jessica homeland five degradable paper packaging with the seeded sticker into the swail. It's gotta be good she. She told us We have a little pot actually right outside the window. It needs some. There's some soil limit. Miami's seats right now. Plus we have all these measures. They've you need an angled foundation breath. I've been eating blurring brush because mine totally fell apart. What i do without cica. Oh my gosh. While i am on harvesting plants from the wild you are planting new life on your balkany jolanta. That is beautiful. I love it from a makeup brush on but so much. And basically i think when i planted that seed pack. I had started doing step. Five right ooh stop five. That is the honest home His does galveston not lance aram. Hopefully those seats will grow something you ask but to keep the stop five lives. Go away. I decided to get honest about our current household needs which have changed a lot since quarantine started like like everyone's but we did make most of those major changes you know at the beginning of warranty and not as it's sort of winding down But while i was sitting on the toilet one day by drugged of struck with an idea. Let's hear hey question. What would you think Compost isn't getting picked up right. What would you think if. I made the bathroom compost paper. Recycling bathroom paper is summer. Because like i know. I've got lazy about langman. I like take products out of their boxes. Or whatever unlinked the toilet paper rolls. So alex look like let's just make it easier to recycle. Waters compost move harpist review. I'm gonna play the toilet paper roll in minute paper recycling. 'cause there's literally nothing in it right now. Oh nice making use of your benz. But i just got to tell you. Most of the local gardens are composting. Now including in a block from you so you can go back to it now also full like. Don't worry we still have our kitchen. Composts oh god is a permanent thing that has not changed good. This is just the little bathroom section. I mostly it's because like i haven't been shedding a lot of hair which is mostly what that was god at got the empty unless brag trims his beard once in a while hot it so i it made it into recycling but we do still compass over all good worry. Good good. Glad glad to hear that makes me feel so much better. Oh my gosh original lente after that. So after that. Since i was spending so much time in the bathroom i decided to do step to please. Not number two. Yeah you caught me joel until you knew i was going to make. That joke is just do it. At this point it's illness to is honest clean and not unlike honest beauty. I do on his clean very very well. Yeah is do it so well. It's basically another job of mine Has like not only. Did i have to eliminate all the allergens in my beauty products when we were figuring out. What was wrong with me. Before i knew i had lupus. We basically had to eliminate every single allergen. I could possibly come in contact. With from like soaps and detergents and floor clinging aaronson vacuums and frigging everything like different fibers leg. I even have made my own apple cider hair. Rents and avocado hair mask very similar recipes to was in her book to the point. Where i'm like good out of my head jessica. Oh my god yes. I you use avocados for that. Are you sure that you didn't actually write the stolen to you. And jessica alba are the same person. Maybe i wrote this. We've found the same shit through research and doctors in my case don't have on hers But as you always like president we can do more we can. We can do mom. So i did more for someone else and i threw out. Brad's motion. Who oh my god. Joe lente. But he has face lotion. That is so honest clean. It is honestly talk sic. It is shitty although from a stocking from like a billion christmas no basically only made of like sulfur impair events or whatever. Oh my god. I would be so mad if dean throughout my lotions. I would be so so mad. Please please say you replace this lotion. Yes of course. I am not a monster Christon i introduced to the joys of sierra metabolism. it's it's paraphrase favorite mineral oil petroleum free silicon free cruelty free. Not sleep free on. The dog is very easy to the dog. Yeah seriously you'll being don't eat at. Were exceeding their okay right anyway. I agree above your mustache. Yeah the feels the angel cool cool need it feels cool to the touch is not feel like the semi. A cool person does know yet like cooling sensation jolanta. I got to say. I love serums. I was really late to the game. I only really got into them in the last few years. But oh my god. They are soothing. their wonder zeros right. Nice not days. Radin nice like very natural very clean blue tans against using serum and he has never looked back love it. And what did you do after that. After that i hit up step for that is honest style And honestly sense. We live by the curated clause this like what a few seasons ago i said honestly not even meaning to. You can't hope on now. I can't help it back to where i was when we live by the curator klaus at not too long ago. I thought i was very good to know. I've been very satisfied with my wardrobe. Ever since but the more. I look at stop them where i was like shit. A lot of my clothes no longer meet my needs. And what do you mean by that. I mean mainly my summer and spring. Wardrobes don't meet my needs Once i got diagnosed with lupus it was made very clear to me by like every single doctor. I've seen that direct exposure to sunlight is not good for me. I am now a vampire. One of my doctor is even said. Like i need you to think great gatsby. Like light lay long slowing things that cover all your body and like a parasol so I don't know if you remember when i dress like in the summer and spring. But i don't do much greg big ads the i do pretty much. Let like most of us do hoang york summers which is like as little as possible but still like professional. Oh yeah usually have those cute highways little tiny shorts. You wear that off your cute legs. Oh my god yeah you were. Yeah it's hot in new york. It's like being inside a person's mouth on some days. And yeah it's yucky. But i did need some more full coverage close so i found a shop that offers a variety of like pretty affordable non fast fashion Like full coverage garments and. I got a few summer dress. Nice nice and i gotta say this is the right time to do it. The sister wife prairie look is very hot true. Yeah and how did your new dresses were out for ya. Well i did get some prairie look dresses because they are quite poll coverage and and made of light fabric and i did a little fashion show for brad. Take a listen very them. It's very cool. I think it's really cool. i would not take. Should you ever picking you liked it. If i pick out you does not mean. I'd be like wait. You maintain what he's trying to make. What what are you trying to tell me yet. Flowers my service like this. Because i mean i like it enough and it's like a my i can't wear the summer of things to wear with so light yes in needs to be more full coverage and i guess this is happening through sexy house. Crispin would love that loves fairy. That's right oh my god i love it. I do a little house on the prairie. I am wearing a gingham maxi dress right now. Check it out. my gosh. I am wearing a potato sack. That's striped Well i got to say. I think that sounds like a success. Even though you don't sound super confident in that kind of look. I mean an the dresses staying. It was on clearance. It has non-returnable. So i'm gonna make it work. Plus it does literally meet my needs and look fine on me will put a picture on instagram. I'm sure everyone would be like it's fine. What are you complaining about but it just. It just didn't feel quite natural if i'm being honest Well it doesn't sound like the best note to end week one on. Hopefully things will get better in week. Two i don't wanna give anything away. So i'm just gonna say let's take a break and you'll find out later. Yes but before we do. Have you lived by the honest life. Did it work for you. 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What did you do to raise yourself from that. Like sad wet hell. I took a shower. Thank oh my gosh. Did it help your allergies date your hair except water or did it beat off like a duck. It was crazy yes on all of the above. I guess i will say this. I think dean was right. There was a ton of pollen collecting in my hair and on my skin and stuck between my victory. Strands of my pollen everywhere. And you know. I do want to make clear. Though when i took the shower. I still did not use any sudden anything near my hair. As a matter of fact. I only kind of washed the bottom half of my face because i was afraid so would get near my hair so You know i still was no poo shaking my head shaking my head but i stuck with it. I stuck with it. Welcome to creston nothing. I can say how she read the book Great rate What do you do after that shower. I did step one okay. And that is honest food indeed and for this. I did an assessment of all the food in our house in the fridge in the pantry. And i realize that the only things that were really and truly and organic were produce items are wild. Rice is from a reservation in minnesota are pasta is from a factory in northbrook. Illinois are vegetarian. Meats are shipped in from seattle. But i wanted to do the book all the way. And that meant i essentially had to put us on an all produce diet. So i made soups. I made a salads. I made us more salads. I made us more salads but partway through the week. Dean revolted any you you made weenie roll ups but did you make peace with these. I guess i mean is that tells break. don't but that's made with ingredients that are not local organic. And that's what we've been talking all this week. We're making my own dr. I said i would make dinner tonight. Three zero do not dinner. Mate by tired of eighteen trees are put colesberg krizan dr around away and baked it and it's going to be delicious you don't have to eat. I know you're living by this book. I can't do it. Can't do it tonight tonight. i need something else. I mean creston. I don't blame dean. This is a very narrow view of local foods. Yeah dare are there are rices and pastas that that are made in new york that you could get and cheeses and all sorts of things that are beyond fruits and vegetables granted. I think things manufactured in the us kind of camp cow. What's say they count jessica. Alba does not live as extremely as you. But i know that you need to be extreme. If i'm going to do what. I'm gonna do it all the way. okay. That's what i'm gonna do except maybe i did cave eat that weenie. Roll up all. I either do not are like the ultimate snack. Yeah who does. I don't care that we're not plant. Mace no no. I will say this. We use a vegetarian weenies. Most of the time in our house so it was plant. Based burkini was seattle it was a vegetarian seattle weenie but come on kristen. You're you're making the book not fun when it's your week. Ho am i to judge. Just tell me what you did next sir. I moved ahead to step four. Okay that is on a style indeed. It is and for this stop. I decided i was gonna ditch that zinc oxide sunscreen was using and instead kind of do the same thing you were i was going to cover myself instead with a maxi dress. A giant hat. A scarf and sunglasses the way jessica alba suggests in that fashion section in her book and of course since we're still masking against cova in new york that meant i was covered head to toe including the mask and totally protected from the sun. But when i ran into a friend this happened that hello hello. Well adviser christen. Don't you here let me take off my sunglasses. see you. you look just like a beekeeper. Why thank you now note. This happened more than once to me. While i was wearing this. Get up. I also ran into our old music director. Casey holford and his brand new baby girl in street and he did not out to babies and cases and your wife joanna charlotte. Doing us very cool. Yeah she is but yeah. Pc didn't recognize me. Either he was actually scared. Because i kind of came up behind. Timothy was pushing a stroller. Que se. Oh i mean. I think it's awesome. I love the invisible person. Look doing all the time brought. Always jokes he like. I can't tell if you're hiding or a celebrity war one. And i'm like thank you. I want to never see people. I know or say hi diverge so like added bonus s like i just found out one of my good college friends lives half a block away from me and she's like why haven't i seen you on like probably 'cause y'all can't see me 'cause i'm an invisible woman yes So i love that one. But i can understand how you would be troubled by scaring your friend see. I don't want to scare people. Just want to say hi to them. When i see all right. So how did you end your week than well. My friend lives invite be out for dinner to a restaurant that claims to source most of their food locally. And i gotta say the food was great but unfortunately there was one topic that she could not stop laughing about. Are you laughing arrogant. My god looks better than it did a couple of days ago. Okay was that a week ago. It's now been Tomorrow it'll be a full two weeks with out championing. Yes okay so would say that. It looks better than it did a week. I really would love to shampoo and not a hairdresser. Less terrible looks less terrible wearing a beanie part of the night. I think because you were not loving. Look yeah and ends are still drying very very dry on the bottom and on the top still. Yeah it's really hasn't changed the like it's just insistence of your hair. It's just as bad as it was a week ago except without the beanie. Imprint is what you're saying. Yeah i mean. I think jessica alba doesn't wash your own hair. She has others to it. So the reason lashes like wash your hair like no i would say overall. The back looks worse than i have to say. Christon i do know there is something about like purging period where your scalp hostile like reacclimated to itself and like. It's not like you're almost there. Maybe i also think you fully bastardize Not washing your hair for two weeks because most people say like do it once a week twice a week. Nope not the purest. I was going for the huge. You're not a purist because you weren't having fun and hated it verdict. So did someone shampoo your hair for you. You know what that would be the perfect arc for my story right to end with me. Getting my hair shampooed but no. That's not what i did. And as of today jolanta brandon listeners. It has now been almost three weeks since i last shampooed my hair. And you're about to get a treat my friend you'll want to because i am going to take my hair down now so you can see what it looks like and maybe we can even do a screen. Grab and put it on instagram. So you can see how terrible i look on his. It looks it looks better than the first week one hundred percent. I'm serious the first week. It was really bad though. Let's be real but it looks way better. Those are great. You look really good the screen. I'll take another. I just took one spring. I'll take another but it looks good. You look around and do you know what just happened. When i took my to linda i caught a whiff of it and it smells terrible. Hair hair is like a fabric like it holds and so many smells only go. Your hair will smell like a campfire for a week. If you that's true so true holds in a lot of it does it. Smells really really bad right now. Okay so. I took a picture for the world and for the instagram honestly. It looks pretty good right. I don't think you think you pushed all the way through. And your scalp is reacclimated. And you're thinking you. Oh well that's very sweet of you to say we'll see what the listeners say when they see the photo but enough about me and my hair celente. I need to hear all about your second week of living. By the honest life by jessica alba when we left off. You were dressed as a little house on the prairie character. Sexy one though the sexy low prairie girl i yeah. I'll be out of a hint disappointed with my my new look but i was like you know what never disappoints me. The yes and food. Honest food is stop one in the book so we try to eat whole foods. We try to eat local foods. I'm not a strict about local. As creston i consider like the region or like the united states that enough. I know it still travels to me. I'm sorry i don't have. A car cannot equal out my carbon footprint. So i was like. We're pretty good on food. But i started noticing. Something about the fruit. Brad would prepare me when i asked him for like a little quick snack. Hey brian these are delightful man. Did you rent them. Know jessica alba's you always have to rinse fruit. Also told you that for a while now to just like it's not that hard. I will do it because you want me to. But the that jessica alba makes like wants to make me makes me want to not do one thing my orders from her. Oh my god. Brad does not take orders from jessica alba and i gotta tell you joe. Linda neither does dean. He doesn't believe in washing produce. I put this. is this a dude thing. No and it's not like i like brunswick or to build your immune system. Whatever i'm like. We did not grow this ourselves on our smart with our fertilizer at like we're building immune system because local pollens and shit like you know. He doesn't always buy organic even if he tells me he does. I swear an like you. Rinse off the garbage and like the detritus from travel like an getting there and other people touching it with like poop on their hands at the store anyway and like for what is worth brad. Dustin orders from jessica alba because he for years has not rinse fruit. When i've asked him to but he started doing it in the second week so orders from her nice. I'm glad to hear that. Nice but i have to say the next day. Brad prepared more fruit for me and it got worse not better. What listen suggest galvez says. We should be eating whole foods as much as possible and like wow on-line no fruit loops has the word fruit emmett like to family size. Things of fruit loops is not what we're none for one. You can just get one without giving the other. I mean you could but you wanna be on sale them. I'm just saying that's for you know it's for you frills added. Why would they because it seems like. What's donors would eat. Well i'm a whole foods. Downer the leave news licenses. It makes no sense but clearly a grad wanted to throw me under the bus. I think a little bit with both fruitless and the stoner comment Yeah i smoke a lot of weed as of late vest because of lupus and also we'd is what a whole food at a honest clean like. It's just a alba proofed in my opinion. So it's not like. I stopped smoking recreationally in the evenings while we live by this book. Well there are a lot of dispensaries that are local. I will say that. I've mentioned on the show before. There's one two blocks from my house. I know i need to go there so local that is local right there So while brad was clearly fucking with me with fruit loops and then sang. I was a stoner when i was trying to record for work. His comment dead. Remind me of one more thing i could do before my second week ended and it was revisiting step five step five reminder. Everyone that is honest home and what does that have to do with being a store owner. Okay so jessica. Alba talks about loving labels and how they help. Keep her honest home organized. So i've labeled some very important things that have not been very organized since you think. I'm such a stunner jessica. Alba says that you should leave every thing and i thought like a label. These organizers salau. It's says gardening tools an herb garden. And it's like you see his in. You know my antique vintage if you see a tucked in like what is that like. Oh this is like we're rolling. Gabriel but this is where like the actual product really improving your life throughout well done jolanta turning joke into one last silly stop. That is a great way to end your second week. Thank you thank you. And i use. Antique colored pencil. Transmit storage box only got anti. They're just repurpose anti all right. Well i guess that means its verdict time but not quite yet because we need to take a break but before we do reminder we love it when you rate envious apple podcasts and stitcher and spotify wherever you listen to the show. Just be honest about how you feel about us as long as you honestly want us. If you're around in the nineties jolanta and i were you remember. Hooked on phonics commercials. It's a brand you grew up with or maybe even used to learn to read thirty five years later. 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But of course being kristen minds right the opposite of that But you know dean. And i felt we had to because we were already doing most of the things she said so the only thing we could think to do was to go extreme as oh yeah. So that's what we did. We went extreme. And of course going. Extreme means i looked hideous and i felt terrible. Dean can't live on just vegetables. He's just not that guy and as we discovered. My hair smells terrible. I smell awful. Right now But i didn't dislike the advice in the book. I really didn't and i'm sure if you were just starting out with a lot of these things would be a good way to do it. It doesn't feel stressful in the same way. That zero waste home does where i know. A lot of people who zero waste home. Start freaking out this way too much. This is a more gentle easy way to get into it. So i think it's going to work for a lot of people but i do want to point out something that my friend lives said toward the end of my week to she said you know jessica alba a reliable source. She can tell us not to shampoo our own hair because she probably doesn't shampoo on hair she probably has a staff. That does that when she's on a movie set. People are probably doing that for her and she does not work in an honest industry. Let's be real. The film industry is one of the most wasteful industries in the whole world. So to listen to somebody who is in you know environmentally hostile industry. Tell us how to be equal friendly. If sometimes kind of feels disingenuous. But at the same time i can also see what she's doing trying to get people to do the best they can with what they have and right in in one sense. I think that's great. It might bring people on board who are reluctant to be equal friendly but on the flip side. I also think that maybe it's a little too forgiving. Some things and overlooks certain things that she's very much a part of yeah. Yeah totally You remind me of when. I was reading the book and she was talking about makeup. And like sometimes you have to pick performance over like cleanliness. Only i wonder if she has any idea half the stuff that people put on her face like for work. Oh there's no way she's keeping tabs on that so it's easier to be like at home when i like. Put nothing on. Because i'm naturally obscenely beautiful. like sure. yeah anyway. yeah. I mean overall. I'm still going to recommend the book though. Because i think a lot of people it will be an easy way to like dip your toe in the waters. If this is what you wanna do it it is easy. It's not intimidating it's not scary But i also think that maybe if you wanna do more than dip your toe in the water. This is not the book for you. Yeah yeah but what about you. Joe went to. What is your verdict on. The honest life by jessica alba well my verdict It starts similar to yours. Yeah like it's very pleasant read. It has lots of good information. Like perhaps too much in. Burmese owns a lot of lists of chemical. Who is going to say just the list. I found a bit overwhelming. Especially like the cam make gold list. They're listed the interview chapter. Where it's like sort of do's and don'ts but then at the end of the book where it's like very involved. Avoid all of this. And it's like i'd have to destroy my house to get rid of all of this. Oh yeah i guess. My is a bit opposite from you. Where i feel like. It's nice advice but also you can't take it all in less. Your life is very much geared around health. I'm like clean Leg the reason. I've done so much of these steps is because i had to not because i wanted to and like i would not be as strict about what goes into my body and home and laundry like health hadn't been rapidly declining in the past year and a half And like it's hard to live this. Lean world is not geared around sustainability yet or long term health like it revolves around things that are faster and easier and and cheaper to make and cheaper to buy and leg. We often choose you now. Want to t- over craftsmanship and quality and like it takes being obsessed with this shit and like making it almost not fun to do it all the way so. I just found her advice. Tubby a little like not hypocritical. But just like you when you have fun with it means. You're not taking the advice. Kind of what. I mean which is like have fun with it. Meaning you don't have to do it all but it's like if you want to do it all we can't And this book. I feel like she makes. It seem like you almost can if you just like trial little harder but like you can't. Maybe i'm just jaded because i feel like i think about this shit so much. Or maybe you just live in the world and the systems that are in place for manufacturing to government regulation. Just aren't what they should be like it. Be this hard to live clean or to live by this advice but it is in the real world and it's like frustrating so what is your verdict pendulum to. Who's gonna say personally. Even though i do a lot of what she doesn't smoke. And i liked looking at it. I think i would like i feel like i have trouble trusting the advice like your friend lives said like you have to consider the source and if i hadn't found all of these things on my own or with the help of like many doctors dealing with me personally i would not be making apple cider. Vinegar scalp rinses and like i don't think if i saw it in a book i would trust it without talking to my doctors. Ooh a mixed verdict from the two of us this week. Jolanta very mixed you go. And that's it for this episode of by the book huge. Thanks to our fabulous production team hat stitcher brandon next aaron wallace and daisy rosario and our engineer andy kristen's thanks also to nate whiter who composed our theme song ended the reasons for performing it in touch with us. Let us know what you think of the honest life. You live by the honest life are you on. Its are you on liar. How hard is it for you to live clean lean. I've changed her life and make it all he. Do you only buy pasta. Made in your state or city tile us. You can email us at kristen. Linda gmail.com plead at us at gillette to g and kristen minds or at find the book on human up on instagram. At at the book yes at too many times old lady yes definitely gonna instance you can see how great jolanta looks in her prairie dress and how shiny i am i am so freaking shiny and please rate and review us an apple podcasts or stitcher. 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Jessica Alba Reveals One of Their Kids Walked In on Them While Being Intimate

On Air with Ryan Seacrest: The Post Show

03:03 min | 3 weeks ago

Jessica Alba Reveals One of Their Kids Walked In on Them While Being Intimate

"Harry styles mellon sugar fm. So i don't know where this goes. Britannia said have we ever we as adults have we ever walked in on our parents intimacy. Yes i'm gonna. I'm gonna hold that. But why are you asking us. Because this celebrity couple had one of their kids walk in on them. Yeah not great to it. Happened to me as child. And i'll never forget it. I think i was eight or nine years old and as a parent as it happened no has not happened. No no no but as a kit it has happened in. I'm an adult in my mid thirties. And i still. I will not forget them. Yelling at me saying get out. Get out and i didn't see anything but it was. That was that was all it was. It was nighttime broker and a tendency to get up and go from there. When i was still very much old enough to knock doing that. Don't do it after ten. Are tiny tell us more okay. The topic literally makes me. I would literally crawl out of my skin and just pass out of the thought of doing this to my parents walking in on my parents but it happened to jessica alba and cash warren and we were just talking about them how much we love them and they were on her youtube show getting honest and they were talking about the awkward moment that they're nine and a half year old haven walked in on them having intimate moment in the bedroom he said it was the worst. We spent five minutes in our bedroom laughing and being like. I can't believe we just ruined our daughter. We just ruined our daughter. And i say this because they basically said now. She doesn't walk into the room without knocking so she'll knock scarred for life. Yeah but i mean mainly. I is knee and patty. I was gonna ask as a parent. How do you prevent this from happening. Because i mean they tell you not to lock your door right. Remember that say. Remember the club. You spit on your steering wheel back in the day that put that on the door is the. What's the solution city We locked the door. So yeah i. I'm not taking any chances that so happens. You just say like hold on to lock the door. Yeah yeah soon as it starts getting. Don't you want door tanya. no. I don't even have locks on my doors. Oh my gosh my my parents may show up anytime you never know. You may knock on the door to. I'm watching something. We're not watching something and hey we're here so yeah always forget. What if you're in the mood and don't when you have kids you don't forget an automobile kids will tell you that i do not just like get in the mood and not secure everything in the house. Turn lights on. I'm very unromantic in that moment. Oh totally you can have like the back door to the backyard. Check out the burt in your brain in a fine. It's responsible all right. Listen coming up next eight. Two hundred fifty dollars. Cash card from live with kelly and ryan next kiss.

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Jessica Alba Reveals How She Overcame 'Imposter Syndrome'

On Air with Ryan Seacrest: The Post Show

04:25 min | 5 months ago

Jessica Alba Reveals How She Overcame 'Imposter Syndrome'

"That is you broke me. I just wanna throw something out there. Because we're gonna do ryan's roses in a minute. They took seven hundred couples and they brought him into this. This study and these couples had a had it with each other. Maybe that's a situation. You're in but they were ready to split up. They found out that two thirds of those couples who stayed married. Were happy five years later so some gave up but those who stayed together happiness five years later so now what do you do now. You're about to split up. Do you stay in for five more. Is it five more misery. right. He's if i'm more of unhappiness before you have the breakthrough like marriage is tough. You can't just give up after fight. Well yeah but two-thirds making it work. It's a big number of those who are done with each other You're talking about just got but the business mogul who built it. All famous actress turned entrepreneur. Yeah i mean. She's advocate actor. Mother mobile. I mean you name it. She's everything goals. I feel like everybody. Every woman i know. Looks up to jessica alba. But she opened up about her struggle with something that i talk about all the time. The i really struggle with and that's imposter syndrome. And so she said. I've always had this impostor syndrome thing and i always felt like i didn't deserve to be here And she was talking about building her business she said i always felt like it was god and magic that got me here but i think being with my husband over these years he let me know. Hey it's all the hard work that you've always put in. You deserve to be here as much as anybody else and over time. I guess i've sort of let that sink in and marinade and so. I just love this because you know. She founded the honest company in two thousand twelve. Which kind of. She became the leader in the natural baby. Category and honestly a trailblazer clean products. Because in two thousand fifteen she came out with the beauty line and that's when forbes named her company a billion dollar company. And i just feel like for me when i was reading this to see that somebody like jessica alba. Who just has it all together and is doing amazing Has she's also suffered from something like imposter syndrome and she had a lot of self doubt just made me feel really seen and then i also felt like hearing her talk about cash. Her husband and how he helped her. You know. build this confidence and it really just kind of sunk in. I was just like that is such a testimony to picking the right life partner because i feel like what a beautiful thing that he helped her overcome. This feeling and the impostor syndrome is what pretending to like. Have to feel like you are your it's massive self-doubt like i don't deserve to be here. I'm not qualified to be here not qualified to be doing this. There's much more qualified people out there. I have that feeling often as well. And it's with anyone who has graduated college right. Because i dropped out so when people sit around and chastain and talk about you know where. They went to school where they graduated. I become embarrassed in a way. Because i left at nineteen to come try and do this. So i feel an inadequacy in in those conversations and see that in inadequacy in their relationship. They have with their schools and their the things that they learn by the way the things that they learned that i never learned. There's a lot of stuff that i never learned. I still no. I think that's what was happening with. Jessica alba it's like. She was an actress and she was in this one lane and then she tried to start building a business and she had probably have that same feeling. She's surrounded by people that went to these amazing schools and she was just kind of like. What am i doing here. I'll tell you what i do when i get into a conversation with someone and i am out of intelligence. I simply shifted to anything about food. You watch me do it. you'll watch me do it. I because i can talk about that for days. This me the history of a foreign nation about that country. I love their. What is that indigenous food. Yes i love that food. Whatever you make them say it was sometimes but i change it to a category that i can actually speak on smart. Actually ryan's roses next on kiss.

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 Ep. 275: Jessica Alba Gets Honest With Us

Fat Mascara

52:03 min | 4 months ago

Ep. 275: Jessica Alba Gets Honest With Us

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This is our sponsor that is making a one hundred percent biodegradable beauty sponge. This is honestly the first time any company has ever done this. It's crazy rich us this. I didn't even know this thing. This is possible. So this is a sponge as patented shape in his four unique edges. Yes i said a makeup sponge to his four edges. You wet it. I just dab into a little foundation or even lately a little tinted moisturizer balancing face. And i use edges to get around. You know the little crooks around the nostrils nostril has a really good sign for that good cyber our and then right above the chin trench in right under there. It's great and then it just gives a nice soft blurred look and it looks like a filter on zoom. And you would not know it's biodegradable. So this is the thing you can compost it. If you have a compost bin bring it to a community compost bin. It's going to disappear they say degrade fine but it's like it disappears in one hundred and eighty days is just. That's insane to me. You guys can shop. For the ecotools bio blender at your local retailers like ulta walgreens target walmart amazon grocery stores. Cvs and you can learn more at ecotools.com low everyone and welcome to fat mascara. It's jen and it's just jen. So as we told you last week jess is taking the month of february off to focus on some other work projects. So it's just me. And i figured i'd try and give you an even better sound quality. I'm sitting in my tiny brooklyn closet. I hope this sounds good And i'm here to introduce an amazing guest. Jessica alba before i tell you about her in case you don't know who she is I just wanna say she was recording with us so this was like maybe two weeks ago from her home she has a home office set up. We actually talk about that But actually in her living room. So there's any sound issues that's why honestly we're doing our best and hoping that we will be in a studio someday in the future but for now how cool that we can bring you an interview with jessica alba that. Everybody did it home so on that note. Listen you probably know this name. Because she's an actress. Jessica got her start at age thirteen. We actually talked quite a bit in this interview about her childhood. The trajectory of her acting career which was she was very strategic about the choices. She means you probably know her. I mean she's been in so many so many shows and films the dark angel the fantastic four series her latest show l. a.'s finest Which i believe is net flicks. Now when we spoke to her was actually one of the top ten shows on netflix. But of course the reason we wanted to have her on fat mascara is the honest company which he co founded in two thousand twelve and then in two thousand fifteen. It spun off the subsidiary. Part of the honest company honest beauty. Now jessica has been a big proponent of the clean beauty movement. We wanted to talk to her about that We wanted to talk about what if anything that word means. These days and clearly does still mean a lot to her. And you know we've talked about this on the show and we loved it. She really gave us some insight into the way she thinks about formulation personally but also how her company handles it Especially now that so. Many brands do claim to be cleaned beauty. So that's something. I think you guys will find really interesting. We talked. we also talked about The behind the scenes business of beauty. This is like business class. Wanna one if you wanna know how beauty company really works. I personally found that fascinating. I know jested to our jeff jazz. Matlin not just alba. So hopefully you'll enjoy that and now without further ado. Let's talk to jessica alba. Okay here's jessica alba. If you say your name to somebody over thirty five they'd probably be like. Oh max from dark angel or you know actress but someone who's twenty might just be like. Oh yeah the company founder. Like you've lived. Multiple lives and as a gut reaction and putting you on the spot. I question what word or like occupation do you identify with the most these days i made. I kinda i kinda feel like. I can be multi hyphen it all out okay. I sure. Founder of a company activists and sometimes they play dress up for a living. So yeah the on the plane dress up like just thinking about your acting career. Is there anything like when you were going from show to show always auditioning in all that. Is there anything you don't miss about that life any of it. You don't miss it at all. Not side of it. No i i sort of have gone back into it in a way but Not in a typical way that I guess that i was in in it before like now. I'm more excited about being a producer. You know yeah And being able to have to shape the stories. That i wanna tell. And and to be editing room and and things like that so you just have a little bit more of that that seat at the table instead of just being you kind of feel like gumby or something you know. You're it's like you have this performance right. You had this idea of this character. You work on it. You bring it to life to the best of your ability but at the end of the day. It's how the producers in the editors and the Studio wants to shape the story based off of some you know inside that they have that they want appealed to this demographic this waivers that way and And when you have like a lot of people who are making a decision it often just feels really watered down. And i think that the most interesting stories that we see in that. You're entertained buyer usually when someone is in a great collaboration with create of the person driving the story forward and i think it's the same with like even building. Products are being an entrepreneur like anything in life when you have like a committee who making a decision bursts when you have like an individual end site is just going to be that much more. Authentic the approach right and it's just feel better at the end of the day And have that personal touch. I don't miss. I guess Of course auditioning is is the absolute worst thing ever so brutal because it has nothing to do talent. It just has to do with the mood of the room. Ninety nine point nine percent of the time and and the idea. That committee has on whether you fit the bill for the character and then I would say that after starting accompanying instrument laughter becoming a parents. I guess it's just like you don't have time for for stuff that just doesn't fill you up in the right way like it is just that whole thing of like you. Stop giving so many fox the in the truest sense of itself like you don't care people like you know they are trying to be mean or robes like. Hey maybe i'm not your cup of tea next moving on an dwelling on it Opposite of auditioning out of either cup of tea every time trying to convince them that they need to fall in love with you and believe that you are this character in it's nearly impossible. Because what what i realize now also so many years later is they already have a pretty clear idea about who they want. And usually most of the time they've offered it to at least a dozen people and the only reason why it got to this point because those people fell out now for you it was you mentioned it was after he became a parent is like for you as after he became apparent that you decided like i don't need to do this anymore like when was what was the parenthood part of that equation. It was you know. I think after i became apparent mike. Pirates just shifted. I started acting when i was twelve and it really was for me away to essentially like i think it was it was. It was definitely helpful for my mental i was very sick kid and And came from very humble. You know sort of background. My parents are living paycheck to paycheck. And and and Had multiple jobs each and I was second in the hospital a lot. So i didn't have a ton of friends. And i was socially awkward and so for me like a gave me financial independence which was great It also allowed me. I was always a little different Really well into my family. And i didn't really fit socially with with my peers And so it kind of like i would say hollywood is a place. It's almost like the modern circus. It's like we're on the freaks and weirdoes. Go and i am. I felt i felt like i was home for the first time on a stat with a bunch of you. Know people like me that the didn't fit inside of the box of their community or earn our culture And so that. That was nice but on the flip side. I guess there's also the the hard part of it. Which is you're only as good as your last job. And there's absolutely no You're not rewarded for showing up and being good awarded for Being present and being professional you're rewarded for Ah boxoffice opening. that has nothing to do with you. The biggest stick onset but if that money is like cool great you know and i would say that like as a woman we get so few chances in guys get ten shots at bat right we get maybe two one a noser the top top top and then to be a woman of color on top of that you. Now it's it's just it's it's a brutal industry because it promotes I guess everything that's out of your control Like ageism And the idea of what is desirable. And it's always in people's hands that at the end of the day have no connection to you or your personal story or wire there even audience is like you. Oh god i love. I wish we could talk specifics. But i am not dumb enough to your own that but i think we're all thinking of our own examples and you know people in incidents so i mean you were smart enough to think broader than okay just hollywood just television and you thought about beauty but why did you think about beauty. I mean did you have a relationship to beauty. Like i was like face of a couple of Global beauty brands From age eighteen I think that was the first time i signed a contract with the beauty brand And i just learned. I actually learned a lot about marketing. And that's where. I feel like i got a lot of my Marketing and i guess marketing acumen Along with learning about marketing demographics and psycho graphics all of that with just opening moves in different territories in the way the appeal to this audience that audience. And then to tell you that or like in board rooms or they say okay like jessica. So this movie's gonna open in this country. Are you just listening now. I would ask the question. Like how can i make this accessible in germany. Like what does that mean in. Okay how can i make successful As we open in mexico city in wirewood choosing that city to do our premier right and you know the london premiere. What does success look like in the uk verse in spain or italy now. And so i would ask the question. So all actresses do that or december them get on the plane. I i probably was different. Because i was very strategic. Yeah always on. That's kind of how. I always approached my career even in entertainment because i needed it to be successful because then dot i knew would then allow me to have more. You know a day longer in this business for long. Because it's funny you were saying the thing about You know working hard in. Hollywood is not necessarily rewarded like combat behavior can be rewarded. And it's like it's. It's not like school you know it's not like work hard get a it. Oh go onto the next thing. Get a degree. Yeah it's kind of like it's not You know based on merit but you were it. Sounds like you're. I mean i wasn't there but it kind of sounds like you're treating this almost like okay. I'm gonna learn things. I'm going to study out and that it's going to be great. Well i think i was. I was trying to figure out how to have a little bit more stability. Yeah and so. I love that given that i had absolutely nothing at no family members them you know there are every the the best looking people from all over the world coming to this tiny little town and they all wanna be a star you know a and they all are very talented and i and i don't even know i know is definitely not the best looking and wasn't the most talented. So what else did i have. You know it's like. I just had to i hustle man out grind denied Strategize early on and just just figured it out and and tried to be better. Tried to to learn as i was going to have to be better and to create as much of a solid foundation as possibly good. Yeah yeah yeah so okay. I interrupt you. Because i'm just i so curious about your journey and there's so many things to ask you about men we got to kind of get to the beauty stuff so you you're paying attention. You had beauty contracts. You're like okay you know Contracts were. Of course i was like. How do you get renewed. And they're like wallets if the stock performs are not And when i when there was a connection to a stock performance or whether there's you know your item seller not And then i was like okay. And then i put into my my contract that i got to have creative control of my campaigns and what was awesome is trusting mike guy instincts of how women wanna be spoken to it worked. My campaigns did really well. Yeah and the products did really well in so that again. It gave me like a nut. More assurance validated. I guess my mind in jewish. And even though i didn't have an mba harvard. You know you could. At least i'm in my ear to the ground. I know how. I wanted to be communicated to Just always had that consumer lens. Right in everything that i did. Even when i was opening movies are. I was on a talk show. I was like if i'm sitting on the couch watching this person for two minutes. Talk about something. But i wanna get from this experience. What what is the best case scenario. You're real azam. Yeah and so. I always thought through that like consumer lens than i guess. When i went to to decide that you know there was an opportunity in the marketplace for a clean line that had a a holistic point of view when it comes to consciousness and everything that dies it was it was a very aspirational idea. Concept pushback. You know a lot of naysayers would say well if if it was so easy other people do it and i'm like well no. It's not easy but it should be done and in it's the right thing to do and everyone's just like well. Good luck like that one I think that's just. And then i guess the more people told me every reason why it. I couldn't happen. It just made me more determined to make it happen. And and i think you know my husband he had. He's a serial entrepreneur and And he had sold a couple of of small businesses that he had started on in the digital space and was pretty early to that that space than so Cutting out the middleman in direct to consumer comstock and What he just consistently said is like. It sounds too complicated. Like you just have to make it easy for me to understand. Like you have to distill something complex into something. That's just like easy to get right away. Like what's your elevator speech essentially And and that was something that was really hard for me. Because of course i wanted to. I wanted honest to stanford everything all the time. And sometimes you're you have to know your audience and you have to pitch a grass right now so when you when you decide if you want to create what you wanted secre honest and you were telling people about it. What teed like your appear say. You're kind of hollywood. Yes yeah i I didn't have a lot of friends in the business I wasn't again always socially awkward. i wasn't. I wasn't the actress it came to hollywood. That was my own. I got maine's it should be a star. I came to hollywood. Definitely want to be anybody else. And i was like. I don't wanna be sick kid. I don't wanna be someone who you know isn't accepted by this culture that culture. I don't wanna be any of the stuff that i was born in two. I wanna be a frigging superhero. Like i want to be harris important. Star wars thing. I wanna be that man in. I wanna be a bad ass. I want to crack jokes. Arowana like to gas. And i just love being able to to be somebody else and sow. I think that was like a just a different spin on it. I don't know the reason. Why the reason why i asked the reason i asked about the hollywood thing because you are one of the first people to really spin out and become an onshore. A you know a lifestyle entrepreneur. I am and you know at the time maybe consummate. Oh well that's not in her wheelhouse. She's an actress but now so many other actresses some of which we've even had on the show. This is now what you do. You are an asset slash. Yeah so you really started the trend. So that's why. I'm curious what people said i think you know. I think it's interesting. 'cause yeah i've definitely advised a lot of different people who are in entertainment and and have tried to figure out how to like do something else with their with their platform but for me it was like a natural evolution of justice my myself and and i guess you know and just thinking of what's what mattered to me and my priorities. It just being saved enough money where i was living beyond my needs so a lot of why i was even in hollywood it what it turned into just like i wanna be poor and i didn't wanna to paycheck and i didn't want to struggle so for me about financial stability stability a lot of my decision making in the business. I got to a point where i was comfortable and i had saved enough money so that i could like the okay And then it was kind of like our what. What is my purpose you know. I'm looking at the person that i have to keep alive and thinking about like this world that she was born into and i'm like how can i try. Make a difference. So that. When i'm done here she's better off and and i and i really i guess had i went on that journey and i did a lot of. I'd always done nonprofit. Were in charity. Work since i was like fourteen or fifteen. Just what i always have done. But i really start to really think about the purpose in the impact and And how can i leverage. Platform that i have to make the most impact and then when i learned about how many people How people's health is affected by exposure to all these chemicals unknowingly and it's this sort of like thing that's just kind of thing. There's not really an awareness you know because you distrust like pick it up by local star it must be okay Than when i learned that it's not. It's not okay and and it can screw up over time and having exposure to all these different chemicals overtime could lead to a really terrible outcome outside. Hell no like someone's going to do something about this but it was so convoluted. It was so scum so complicated in also just the way that the market dealt with it was just bury. It wasn't easy in the communication of the chemicals in the way that it was brought into the marketplace and the no real process around testing chemicals for safety and then it's like then it's about the percentage of the chemical in the product and not being tested for safety under says so much that goes. There's so much nuance right. And and i was like. I can't i can't There's no easy answer. And i lobbied on capitol hill for chemical reform and it turned into like a hardest an issue and it wasn't really about human health and safety and as much as you want to believe the government is there for basic human health and safety and of course that should be important. It's not it's it's really about your party alignment And a popularity contest. A lot of ways. And i was just like okay. Well i do i. I knew enough. That like i live in a country where even though i was not born into a certain class of family and even though i don't have access to i didn't have access to the certain group of people even though i'm a woman of color i can still make something of myself. I mean that is the american dream. And i can still have an idea and if i pull roll up my sleeves i deserve. My parents actually feel like i deserved to fulfill that dream and And so at least i can have a shot at it and so then i was like how do i create a for profit business model around this nonprofit value our charity you know and so that's and also it's sort of like when i was looking i worked with red Were yano and I learned a lot about his work with With red and that initiative hamas being able to support a nonprofit initiative so this model has existed. But it's been more avert in homs Blake tom shoes. It's moreover i just wanted the mission of what we do too. If we were successful. I felt like we would tell the marketplace that there is a desire for these values and that the if the trend with that way they would not be able to continue to operate as a had and they would be forced to be more ethical because that is what the consumers are going to shoes and at the end of the consumers are voting with their pocketbooks. And it's more real now than ever because it's so easy to shop through social media platforms you know and it is so easy to have that one click shopping experience and uc warren war Keep alert choosing. Not necessarily what they get at a store. They are choosing with brands that are connecting with their values and one of those values being the honesty thing you said. It's a super complicated and nuanced thing to talk about chemicals but you started using the word clean before a lot of companies. Do remember how and why you made that decision and the meaning changed for you over the years. Yeah i remember. Even being the first to say the word nontoxic. I know harsh chemicals and living husband is like making elevator pitch simple but isn't really so it isn't and so i guess clean was like my it was the evolution of a very complex idea in that you know people think organic or natural is going to be the best option for you. Actually not really you know. There's a lot of things that are out in nature and there are some things that you don't want to be exposed to that could have an adverse effect on your health and similarly with synthetic things And it is leveraging science and having a regulatory team in house something that we had to invest in and then also we created our labs and have ms and an rnd team in supply chain. That can actually even take these formulas that were creating unnamed source a raw materials. That's how i figured out over the years that i can truly stand by what the values that we set out to achieve will invest in it like. Is it something you mean. Like you had to sort of evolve or yet. Because when i when i first launched the company i made it was like we weren't even we weren't profitable for many many years and it was more onset. Do people even care about a company that stands for this. But then when you look at the checks and balances system more and more. I realize you don't necessarily need to own a chemical company the from day one. You don't need to own even the The manufacturing company. Or what have you but having chemists regulatory team in supply chain ops team. Yes that is sort of like the only way we can really stand behind what we wanna do what we're trying to achieve and not be a me too company. Yeah but that word has gotten used a lot. And i'm wondering like you will use chemicals like if we're talking pure science of course is a chemical exactly so i love you. Say that and there are companies out there like if you can't read it on the label. It shouldn't be a simple fight so much. Have you and your team ever talked about like should we now give more information as people are becoming more educated. Do we give them more the back end of like this but only in this percentage because of immigrant disrupt you know how detailed do worry about how detailed to get. I think at the end of the day like if anybody wanted to know more they wanted to do a deep dive. We have a team that can talk it out with you. Why you invested in the team. Right right But at the end of the day like people aren't going to want to be like jess. But yeah but like on a weekend. Toxicologist right and a lot of the most vocal sort of green bloggers that are publishing this off. Like what are you talking about like. Where are you getting this idea like. There's there's good and bad things even about like the systems that rate products as clean or not clean. You know if you think of something like iron and it is like you need iron in your prenatal but if you get too much iron you could die could kill you so slag percentages matter and you can't just say that everything is bad but and you have to consider the percentage and you also have to have some mechanism of testing Or having some data behind it but even that is convoluted or messed up in the way that that's even tested because only certain chemicals or even put through the test and then they never test anything that's derived from that that chemical is banned if zana chemical way and they're like it's Whatever pvc fray and this free in that fray and then you find out that the next three the the three ingredients and are all derivatives of those chemicals that are banned that you're saying you don't have in it. I don't think you're ever going to be at a place. Where on a speedy you know doesn't get a an email at customer service or at mention where like with somebody you know who's maybe not happy that day. Just think that it's you know clean living. Yeah i don't think it's you know. I think it's honest beauty. I just mean everyone. Yeah i would say to be honest with you We've had more. Like i would say like love. Mail and positively and people deciding like winnie writing. Accompany about anything like how much time for that. We've had so we'll reach out and just rytas and people. It's usually people who have compromised. Immune system of young people who have gone through. Chemotherapy is people who suffer from You know send skin sensitivities. And they're literally. I couldn't find any other company out. There met the performance of conventional but then didn't use in a we we ban twenty five hundred chemicals in our products One of the most stringent lists of chemicals that we won't use a any company out there but yet i'm like adamant that they need to perform at least on the level of conventional or better yet you know and that's pretty unheard of for a company that stands for the values that we have. If you're meeting both of those marks. how do you decide. When to expand into a new product category skew rented like sit out a trend or launch cycle. It's really i mean a lot. It's it's like this some perfect. I would say there's like a perfect processor system but i would say it's the perfect storm of all the right things lining up the end up being a you know what we choose to do. I would say it's looking at the white space in the market. Ripe for certain categories of products. It's looking at all the options out there when it comes to conventional and then the options when it comes to clean or better for sale and then usually when you look at cleaner better for you it's like is it just cleaned perceived or are organic perceived. Or is it actually. There's a lot of washing out there. and then when you mix in the performance a lot of times those fog superstore on performance and so. That's that's how we look at it. And then we look at the sides of the business. And then i also look at the amount of incoming calls from sumer. 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And it's like. I don't know just kind of looks good an it's pretty And then i put a stack some of my leg. My elect coffee table books than i put my computer there. And then i have like a little chair and in the corner and then i set up a little corner And that's in my closet. Now mind you. It is a nice closet. I imagine room that i can hurt you. A closet 'cause connected to our main bedroom okay. It would be weird to get down with my husband and for there to be like door right. Aaron some listening like what ago. Naturally it needed to be closet. I understand you have your walk in closet situation. You're working from home. What is the kind of most surreal. I can't believe this is part of my job. Now what is the you know the kind of most difficult challenging. We'd can't believe that. This is part of jessica alba's business day and i don't know i guess so. Is there like a my my new show that you deal with or is there something wild like well. I would say that. Like when i was in actress right i was always pretty like Strategic in the way that i approached everything so everything matter Looked under the hood. And i would unpack things like Talked about that sense like you really were logged in that same way you know. I had to unpack. What makes a successful business. So i had to learn about supply chain operation and cogs s. Johnny your s. Gna what is that. It's basically The cost of all of your employees and all their expenses and everything that goes into running and operating your business bursts like you're even or like what comes out the other end you know after all the costs are put in an what what comes out the other end. Who is what you have dovers forbid did you learn all this stuff on the job. It really is pretty simple when you think of like your home expenses okay. I can give them the same way like cake when you look at my your monthly expenses on just like live and then how much it costs for what you make at the end of the day and then what's leftover. It's very similar to that. Pretty simple but i did have to learn about it and i think you know one of the things are all. The hidden costs like marketing trade. Spend like You know you have to allot. I didn't know that you had to ally. And there's like best business practices on allotting a certain amount of the investment. Or or the money that you plan on making a certain category to put back into the system to shoot a sixty dollar lip gloss in my mind. This is is so fascinating. I'm asking you this stuff. You could not because of my crew run. I said are supposedly come out wrong. I don't mean like you. I i think this is so fascinating. Learn as you go meeting and firing. It's really inspiring. I literally was like sitting in meetings and it was like wait a minute. I thought this thing was gonna kostas much and it was like it was like five cents ten cents or whatever right and it's like oh well if you're going to sell this thing for one dollar. Ns costs shooters to make it between your packaging. Roy allies in all of that How much does it cost to ship it. One lands if you did it made somewhere else or made here steve to consider the transportation of that and then you have to endure labels of how much is that or is that included in the cost. And then if you go to a target or you go to your own director consumer okay. How much does that cost two to pack it up in the palate. The way the target one said they had their machines versus nordstrom has different machines to pack it differently depending on the distributor. So that there's a cost that goes to in there and then if you want to sell it target. They have these programs where every month or every two months you have to. It's like skin care week. Had all you have to be part of that program or why are you on the show. Now did you. When you're learning are you thriving in your loving you like. Oh jeez you know. can we just like doing. I was the face of no. It's it's more. Like i feel like i have to be an investigator reporter. Yes there's always like way we win whenever talked about slotting costs like what it's like a cost to like put the thing on the near and make sure that the stickers read and scan and lines up with the code that's on the product and in the code that's in the back and then how many items are they going to stock. Is it going to be three items deep. And then when do they. If they sell through winter they going to replenish. And who's gonna keep track of that way up in the middle of the night and think about all of that. That is that i have to say. This is not glamorous stuff but this this is the kind of stuff that would keep me up in the middle. I had night slept well. And so i thought it was my kids at night but it's really just it's slow. Yeah no this is fascinating. I am so impressed mean. You said you didn't go to harvard business school. But i feel like you're going right now. Yeah like in real life like in practice yet. I guess it's sort of the same way. I i learned how to do. You know hollywood I didn't actually do one of the few But but you know i navigated hollywood figured it out just i i learned i go and i guess i'm always curious. I think i'm always a student. I wanna get better I'm not so I guess if if you want to be successful you have to know what you don't now when you have to surround yourself sleeper. Who are much better at things. New are and so i would say that nick. Blockhouse might c. e. o. and hardener. She's been incredible because at a lot of like. I was capturing a lot of this information but i didn't know what any of it and i didn't know how to save through it and so nick was like right. Yeah that cost is called this and that cost is called that and this is how you think through it in. This is a business model that most cpg companies runoff versus a business model that most companies run off oven. You know getting three to five x valuation is one thing getting five to ten x your valuation in this is how the market looks at it in the public sector and then in the private sector. it just really depends on your growth trajectory and the multiple state. You can hopefully validate Which i knew that from right raising money gave you the guy he gave me. Yeah he'd helped me. You're gonna do that from raising money for what you know from the seas. So i understood how the multiples worked when it came to valuations with bc's And it was really really based off of a growth model versa. A profit margin model and growth which in the public sector. It's more your profit margin and your growth numbers. Okay jesse what you. Yes quick quick stress other quick speed round ready so fat mascara five just first comes to your mind super easy. What is the first product you remember falling in love with mac. Spice lunar liner. Okay what quality do you meyer. most in others authenticity. If there is one rule you wish everyone would follow. What would it be Cheat others how you'd wanna treat your people treat you good. What is the most played song on your playlist right now. You have to give. The real odds are not the cool answer. I know. i'm trying to luck. Probably i killing my kids. i Ella fitzgerald playlist the play all weekend. In when i'm cooking and so it's just a classic jazz like nina simone in allah stalled in baker and stuff. So if there would be a movie made of your life who would narrate it. Oh my kids. Oh that's cute. I like that. I was wondering. Oh my gosh. She's gonna pick like another actress. Then that's kind of weird. But i like them as people kid but the kids. That's great great. 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Epilogue: The Honest Life: Living Naturally and True to You, by Jessica Alba

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Epilogue: The Honest Life: Living Naturally and True to You, by Jessica Alba

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Podcasts contains barnyard language and some adult content so maybe listen headphones if you're at work or around small children now. Here's a shout hagia. Linda yes kristin. It has been week since we lived by the honest life. And you know what that means honestly. It is time for another by the book. Minneapolis news. that's right. It's time for another by the epilogue this week. We're looking at the aftermath of living by the honest life. Living naturally and true to you by jessica alba so shall we start off with some feedback from folks who've read the honest. Yes i think that is a very good place to start with the source material. Yes ama- has this to say. I read the honest a few years ago. When i was first dabbling with efforts to be more eco friendly. I liked that jessica alba was very non-judgmental in admitted that she also wasn't perfect. I think if. I've read a more hardcore echo guide. I would have felt it was impossible but thanks to her. I made some changes. Not big shattering ones. But i do try to use more earth friendly cleaners and consume less plastic than i used to. Oh that makes me happy to hear. I mean the way. I feel about it. Anything that makes us cut down on plastic usage and be a little kinder to the earth. You know that that is a good verdict. So am i really glad it worked for you. But not everyone that the advice jessica alba makes that much sense kristen. Yeah marley had this to say. I try to live with as little environmental impact as i can. However i have some issues with instructions like those given by jessica alba and the clean living movement. I hate the tactic of. Don't use products with ingredients. You can't pronounce if you break down anything into basic chemical ingredients because see it with me. Everything is a chemical most people can't pronounce them and it's absolutely a fear mongering technique when common named ingredients are put on ingredient lists it leaves room for ambiguity and it doesn't mean that it's actually cleaner than an ingredient listed by the chemical name. I find that the clean living movement has caused a mistrust of science in an incredibly dangerous way in an attempt to be natural and stay away from chemicals. People are doing things that are actually dangerous like ingesting essential oils instead of seeing a doctor or taking actual medicine or getting backseat. That pronunciation as a hard and fast rule is not a good one. Because i always thought like more of the chemical name was listed on the back of bottles like four specificity so you could see like which way this natural plant product was. Broken down. And then put into your. You know thing you're eating are putting on your face so yeah it gets messy. Yeah there's this thing. I'm ingesting right now. Jolanta called hydrogen hydrogen oxygen h two o. Well below that is off. Water is yeah yeah. That's that's what it is right or is that an element. whatever it is. It sounds like it might not be pronounced. If you're not used to those words right right right and also yes to the suspicion of science like i agree with that anything that leads people to be overly suspicious of science folks. Don't be suspicious of science joelinton arab. So happy were vaccinated and we're so happy. We have access to medicine agreed k. Rights into say. I have an issue with cruelty free branding. It is a gimmick. I have done animal research and have worked in lab. Animal care and i can say confidently that is so hypocritical to demand product safety and then turn around and also demand products not be tested on animals. How do you think products are tested for safety products. That aren't tested on animals directly use ingredients known to be safe from. You guessed it previous animal testing personally. I think this is a huge dishonour to the animals. That did contribute to our knowledge of the safety of these ingredients. I have to say. I have a dear friend who works in medical research and she very much shares this opinion that it sort of sweeping Like the service under the rug and like blissful ignorance about like. Ed scroll free because like other people are cruel. Yeah so yeah. It is a chicken egg situation not to make light of animals. But like it's a tough one. It's a fucking tough one because we all want animals to be treated well but we all wanna make sure doing safe things and we don't wanna test on us. I don't want to. you're absolutely right. I don't think any of us want animals to be treated with cruelty in any way. But we've all benefited from animal testing and it. It sucks. the animals have been tested on but it also is like a racing. It like kay said and then putting a label on your package that implies no animals wherever tested on for your product. It's it's not true because animals were previously whether it was two years ago or ten years ago years ago they were tested on so that we know that that chemical can go on your eyelid or whatnot. Yeah we rely on it more than we think. Now you take issue. Not just with jessica alba's philosophy but her company itself for example jury says i just eat the name ernest company. When i hear name like that it makes me wonder what kinds of heinous they are hiding. I have to agree all we just when when a company has like a hard strong name. I always just start wondering about the opposite. You know what i mean. It's just what what a lot of our minds do. Krista says i used to use on us products with my first baby because of my concern about the chemicals. I like jessica alba enough but in the end. I realize. She's just the face of a giant corporation hawking their products just like any other company. They even started suing other companies to use the name honest claiming that the word was trademarked. For example they sued the honest toddler. Blog and the blog is from the point of view of a very sarcastic child. The woman who ran the blog had to go to court to defend her livelihood against a huge corporation. I stopped using the honest companies products. At that point it is strange. Sometimes what words get trademarked. And what should be trademark. I mean years ago. I had a friend who worked for emma's on books. The first lesbian bookstore in america right in my hometown of minneapolis minnesota ray small indie bookstore. That had been there for my entire life and there was this other company. Also named amazon. That you may have heard of this tiny little bookstore got sued. So i yeah. Yeah it's it's crazy. What words can be trademarked and I can't help but wonder people who live in the amazon. How they feel about the speaking trademark. Yes seem with honest. Yeah i'm guessing. There are a lot of things that might have the word honest in the title. Yeah i'm sure and you know at risk of being sued. Kristen are there are more listeners. Who wrote in about trying to live in an honest way. We could read their mail. But i'm afraid like our use of the word honest to spend so liberal it anyway. let's do it anyway. Yes let's do because a lot of you guys are trying to live more honestly. Yes kira says for me trying to reduce my dependency on consumerism. Single use fast. Fashion is a big home goal. I try to thrift anything. I absolutely need to buy and make as many homemade things as i can like all purpose spray and hand sanitizer when i do buy something new. I look for high quality products from companies that are transparent about their materials and their sustainability goals. This is all aspirational. I'm not perfect. I just do my best. I have to say cara. I have just started getting into making more of my own Like cleaners and such. And i really have tried to look at it from our crafting lens. And it really sort of helps motivate me. That's neither here nor there but it's what helps me sort of push myself selfishly. Be like i'm crafty. Cow craft some like windex. some clean wind windex. I love that you do that joel. Unfortunately some of you wish you could do that and feel bad that you don't do more it's true. Karen wrote in to say. I try but don't have a lot of oaths to give between caring disabled spouse working job that hasn't given the raise in five years dreaming of the day when i'll have the emotional energy to apply for other jobs and doing at least the bare minimum to keep the house habitable. I can't afford a lot of time or money on things that may or may not work. I try cheap homemade option. Here are there. When i'm feeling spunky but if it doesn't work i buy something i know will work and get on with it. Karen feel like that's what we have to do. And i definitely think brad Either identifies with you deeply. Because he's caring for disabled spouse or he went under cover and wrote this letter because there are times where he'll be doing something from me you're not gonna do it like this five extra stoplights and maybe be a little cleaner. And he's like. I can't i have worked calling me and that is real. Let alone if we had kids and some of you wanted to point out something that both you and i are aware of but we failed to mention in our episode specifically alley. Says like the two of you. I'm also trying to use more eco friendly organic and local products. Something that wasn't mentioned in the episode was how expensive these products can be. I live in. New york's hudson valley or have access to local and organic farms bakeries breweries wineries dairy farms and yes kristin even pasta makers however buying these products can get very expensive. Also buying more eco. Friendly products may save money in the long term but requires a high investment. This lifestyle is not feasible for everyone. I'm sure you're both well aware of this. But is the author right. That's very true and we definitely didn't talk about that this much in this episode but there are times when i'm like i'm going to start making all these cleaners and it does mean i have to buy a few jars or bottles or whatnot and link those add up and i always think like wow good thing i have some disposable income a smidge of it to throw at this because it isn't cheap even when you have a wealth of resources or things to purchase you still have to have money for those resources and they aren't cheap yes One last thing we want to mention before we get to our first break all lot of you. Lots and lots and lots of you wrote in to say you. Just find the whole book. Suspicious because if jessica alba is telling us to live honestly and has a company that schilling products that she wants us to buy should. We really trust her right. Is that just a book. Length add it just might be thinking about that while we take a break by the book. 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So many people have thoughts about me going. No poo Darcy road into say. Oh kristen. I sincerely hope that jessica alba didn't tell you to issue all hair cleaners and your efforts to be no poo cleansers are totally fine. When you're no pooing as long as they don't have sulfates sulfites parabens etc. I personally use a co wash. Which is a conditioning hair. Cleanser and it works like a dream. But not all of you agree with darcy. Jane says i'm a w ono poop jurist that means water only and i'm so impressed. That kristen tried to go all in with her. Nope who experiment no judgment here but most people i know who claim to be no poo still use cleansers of some sort like shampoo bars dry shampoos. Nonsense zing hair washes all of which come with packaging. Waste as someone who i pursued the no poo path to be more eco friendly. I didn't wanna swap one kind of waste for another and so the water only method was what i went with but unlike kristen i massage my scalp and hair underwater way more than once a week and many of you wrote in to say you use home remedies to be low. Who are no poo. Debbie says i've found that it takes a little tweaking to find what works best for your hair and scalp. I have thin straight hair and an oily scalp. So i add a little bit of whole milk to baking soda and wash my hair with that about every four days or so renting with lemon juice and water acts like my conditioner. Diluted vinegar works the same way but you might smell like a pickle. I love pickles with that. One could total aphrodisiac for the way she just said. I love pickles like ooh. I love the goals like it was deep. Yes pickles. I love you and i have to say a lot of you wrote in to say you hate the idea of no pooing outright. Mary said the new trend reminds me. Of what i hate about self help. In general some people naturally take the advice because it jibes with what they wanted to do. Anyway the rest of us are miserable trying to follow it and feel like we're doing it wrong because we feel awful honestly. I can't believe there's a trend out there that tells women it's always women that by cleaning our hair. Where doing it wrong on the hair type. Yeah but everybody's type is different even if it looks the same. I mean one thing. I wanna point out because a lot of people wrote to me and said kristen. You're asian of course it's not gonna work on you well. It's a very popular thing to be no poo in korea and my friend paul. Who's also asian. American is water. Only no poo. And i was trying to follow his guidance when i did that. His hair is perfect looking mine. Not so much even though we have the same hair texture and everything. I have many korean friends. So don't have harris hurley as you kristen eck or like that are way thicker. It doesn't matter we're all different. Yes and i also have different skin and my sculptures made out of skin so maybe like my hair textures in the whole thing. Maybe it's also like the you know oil production or the seditious glands on my scope to that are contributing to whether or not it works for me right. Don't get me started on those lands. As is a lot of scar tissue right now. I have my own battles but let's shut forever about hair wash. Everybody just do what works for you. Okay we love you. We love your hair. We love your hair regimen. We kristen took it too far. I agree other people. Said i didn't take it far enough seriously. We talk. they wanna do though right. You're right you enough about hair washing. Can we please talk about food washing. Yes yes. I just want to remind everybody in this episode. Jolanta was quite unhappy to find out. That brad does not wash the prude. Produce before serving it to joe wente. And i try to say teen doesn't do it either. Jesse wrote into say. My male partner is very serious about washing produce so not washing pro. Seems like brad and dean issue. Not a more general dudes issue. Thank you jesse and jenny. I'm just going to say it. Sounds like a lady name. I could be wrong but jenny is pretty much backing up. Jesse here by saying. I never wash my produce. But i'm in the u. k. and the e. u.'s. Regulations on what chemicals can be used on. Food are quite djamil. Says i wash my produce every time because i picture the guy who is in the produce section five minutes before me who didn't wash his hands after using the bathroom touching every apple i mean. How many times have i had to stop my own eager. Children from touching every apple. That's why i'm coming from. I don't trust us in the near vicinity. I don't even. I can't even get my brain wrapped around the chemicals that probably touched my produce leg. I also just don't trust like the bag brad. Put it in. That is ben in our closet for how long that who knows what's going. Yeah also remember when we were first starting to mask at the beginning of cove and those stats came out about like the average person touches. Their face like fifty times an hour. It's like how many gooey things that my touching on my face and then touching produce or somebody else's touching you know Wiping my eyes or scratching my nose or god knows what's going for my face to the stuff that i'm touching in the grocery store. I want everyone else out there to wash their produce. Because i might be touching it. Not just as the grossest thing down there touched. I touched gross. Yes how gross i am. I can only assume you're half as gross and we should all just rinse a fucking ample us please. I let's move on something a little bit. Sunnier yeah oh joe. Linda listen to. This is one of those moments when brad if we were in private would say you've been hanging out with kristen too long to that is your way of saying though that we talk about sun production. A lot of you wanted to share your own tips on eco-friendly sun. Production for example. Maya says this is where masks have been so great for me. I can run around looking like a covert celebrity in my hooded jacket. Sunglasses and mask and be completely covered with no lotion or potion. Which i mostly allergic to anyway. Yeah the masks are great. I second that maya masks. I i was actually thinking over the weekend. I'm like i wonder how the next generation of kids is gonna look no sun damage because they've been wearing masks for so long a my. Gosh you're right. Yeah they're going to look beautiful. There's going to have no damage. They're gonna age they're going to be ageless. Yes let's see. Times says when i got married years ago i didn't wanna bouquets so i bought a fancy parasol instead. I've started to use it on regular walks when the sun is too hot for even the highest spf to protect my nearly transparent white skin. It actually feels a bit cooler under there too. Oh i love the mirasol against the sun. When i lived in india years and years and years ago long time ago. We all carried parasols. When i lived in japan for a bet that was like a big way to protect against the sun in the summer. Yeah it was great. I loved my parasol. Also when i lived in india was monsoon season. Was there at just the right four months so when it wasn't raining down. Uv rays like ten degrees. It was raining down actual rain so those umbrellas were great loved. I feel like that would work very well in the springtime here in new york when we get those sort of rolling storms. Yes and all about pretty umbrellas. Oh my god. Dan got me one very recently. That has a pattern designed by a new zealand artist. It's floral it's beautiful. It's got birds on it. Yeah have have a pretty umbrella. Carry it around. I love leopard print. One that my mom recently installed. Oh my gosh. does it match kane das. Oh my gosh. it's a different. They're they're like they are not the same kind of print but like honestly if i wore them together they'd work nice. You need to do that. Went to sport that look Says it might sound dorky. But i bring a sheet with me to the beach and lay under it. I like the sound of the waves but the sun or i also use sensitive skin formula sunscreen and hats especially when hiking so you bring a sheet instead of just like fashioning a layer of whatever close people have left around you over you off but some of you are more worried about the sun than sunscreen. Jessica says we know the sun will give us game cancer. We wonder suspect of sunscreen. Well i'll take my chances and deal with the chemicals and my sunscreen. I will to. Except when i am swimming in coral reefs and other areas with endangered species and animals and i think most coral reefs nowadays actually do have signed saying no sunscreen allowed because chemical sunscreens do tend to kill the coral reefs. But yeah for my own body. Ooh i'm gonna use a mix between the two going forward. Yeah that's a good car now. A few of you had this question you wanted to ask. Joe lente sarah. Jane says i just finished listening to the honest life episode. And i have to say. I'm a bit confused by your verdict. Jolanta you say that doctors and your own research have shown that a lot of what jessica alba advises is true. But you wouldn't believe it just from the book. Is there a reason is jessica. Alba's writing style really childish or something or is it because we know her as a pretty actress. Can you please explain jolanta. i would say Mainly my my initial thought is because the book doesn't give that many resources as to where she got the information and i'm fine with someone like collecting information and presenting it to me but i wanna know like the source material and i you know in reading like medical research and talking to my doctors have found a lot of her advice does work for me but i would say the way she lays it out as often just like book camels right leg my friend. Who's a doctor says. Like avoid the ones you can and like. That's it's very vague. And you know. I know we give a hard time to people who over right their books with like too much supporting evidence but this one had not enough for me and i would say that is why when you're talking about ingredients chemicals. It helps to get like a hint more specific for me to trust you so even though she was saying the same things. Your doctors have told you you trust your doctors because you know that they've done their research And i know like if i can say why they can be like well if you see in these like studies that like really interest like this thing keeps coming up more and more. We're just gal by like when the book lake once she goes into a why. It's more just like i heard this. They're like my research did that. And it's like i need a hint more than my research. Especially because you're coming to me from a non research background and as someone who went to the same school as this pretty actress. I can saying i know. Her background is not in chemical research. And you know i guess. I'm not giving her any harder. Time than i would give myself so or someone i went to acting school with and i would be like. Where can i have a few more sources. Maybe i'm being bech. i dunno. I don't think you're being a badge. I do think that there is a risk taking scientific advice from an actress. Anne unless the actress or actor for that matter. Is ken jeong who was already a doctor. I write more. They're going into medicine now. I'd be like did you hear that in your in your class and you're talking about medic medicine digging myself into more and more of a whole probably so can we take another break christa. Let's take another break and when we come back we'll talk about further. I wrapped in dough. And of course we'll announce next week's book if you're around in the nineties jolanta and i were you remember hooked on phonics commercials. It's a brand you grew up with or maybe even used to learn to read thirty five years later. Hooked on phonics is still the leader in teaching children to read. I gotta say as an anti and an honorary auntie. I know and love many children who are hooked on hooked on phonics hooked on phonics the learn to read curriculum. That uniquely combines an amazing app with hands on learning materials shipped to your home every month with hooked on phonics you get unlimited access to their powerful reading app along with workbooks that give your child essential hands on practice to reinforce the skills. They're building in the app. Plus you get storybooks written specifically to build your child's confidence and discussion questions to increase reading comprehension watson's take only twenty minutes or less and the curriculum is guaranteed to help your child learn to read. Give your child. The confidence that reading brings with hooked on phonics visit hooked on phonics dot com slash. Btv and receive your first month for just one dollar. That's hooked on p. h. o. n. i s. dot com slash. Btv to get your first month of hooked on phonics for one dollar hooked on phonics dot com slash. Be off all right. We are back. And a lot of you. Wrote in with thoughts on the delicacy. That dean made while revolting against his all vegetable all local honest life. Meal plan Dean called them. Weiner roll-ups if you'd recall in christians audio diary. Most of us myself included had never heard that term. We put survey to ask all of you. What you would call a hotdog wrapped in some type of crescent perhaps a pillsbury crescent here where some of the contenders crescent dogs sausage rolls kalash dogs moses in a blanket sausage and addressing and mummy dogs of the nearly one thousand respondents over eighty percent said they called this delicacy pigs in a blanket. I mean come on no dogs. What is this halloween year round. I'm sorry to whoever has grown up with mommy dogs. I'm probably just jealous. I and you know what. I understand why people call it pigs in a blanket but i guess i have an aversion to that partly because for the same reason when i walk by a restaurant and the animal that i'm supposed to be eating dressed in a cute costume so like there's this chicken restaurant in our neighborhood and it's this picture of a chicken wearing acute chef's hat and holding skillet and i'm like you're so cute i don't wanna think about you and i may remind the follow animal. Yeah sure babe in a blanket right you know. So maybe we nee- roll up sir. I don't know i'm eating vegetarian ones for that matter. We usually we usually use budget. -tarian weenies in our house. Also i don't know maybe at some point maybe i'm over thinking it. I think you're over thinking it. But i feel like we also didn't get to the part. Where only two percent of the people who voted said weenie roll. Ups is what they call them. So dean i'm going to start calling him jean-yves roll up hats off by the way to those two percent because they were also minnesotans and that's what they call them on our school lunch menu whenever they. I'll have to ask my mom what she calls them and report back at a later date. Oh yes yes. Because your mom's minnesotan as well. yeah. I'll be curious me. I've got served some similar lunches to you. Yes i'm guessing Huge thank you to everyone who wrote in everyone who shared their thoughts on facebook reminder to those of you who wanna call in but for god you can leave us a voicemail at three zero two four nine books. That's three zero. Two four nine two six six five seven and if you want to hop onto our facebook community and you're not already there you can find it at facebook dot com slash groups slash bt pod and now jolanta. It's that time it's the time when we announced next week's hook and our next book is but how to be a bad bitch by amber rose. 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Orioles data person wealth girl scouts. Cookies and chips. Ahoy and milanez combined now the marketing strategy salesforce of girls that mark banney off would sell one million. Scouts hit the streets day in day out every spring. They're working and they're not looking at the click through right. They're looking at the number of doors knocked on today. That's the key. Kpi back checking out the kpi here. The average scout is celena. Eight hundred dollars of calories curious if they have pricing power they jack up prices of cookies by thirty percent in two thousand seventeen and customers bought. Laura the cookie. He says they're innovative juice. In girl scouts of america jack. I'm so glad you ask. Well notice that. They're testing delivery via drone of girl scout cookies. This year in. Virginia the thin meant monopoly. That tag along term halts knackers lead three-star daily. We gotta get some rain. Food said candy. They don't reflect the views of her family informational just so recommending any security. It's not a research report or investment advice offer or sale of of security snacks digestive business news video from financial. Llc member fame births. Less sipc googlers gross bookings just hit get this get this their highest point ever. There's some good some bad in this stock report let. The stock fell nine percent because of missed expectation. I mean jacqueline half the jump like right here to the headline comeback hero number. That people are talking about uber's total bookings hit a record twenty billion dollars last quarter snags punt the whiteboard. We got out of the food delivery. Orders yadda thuraya walkway with twenty billion dollars worth of tacos and trip. And that's a record. Despite the pandemic now on the revenue side with little more complicated rides fell by sixty five percent compared to a year but each jack. Can you tell us how uber's eats food delivery business did more than tripled aka two hundred. Thirty percent grow jagai. Don't say it as often. But i'm gonna have to say shut up not even fair. Oh staggers ubereats. Their food delivery business. The side-hustle of uber a few years ago is now sixty percent of movers revenue. That's right that means there's two pad thai's for everyone patrick thompson waiting for you on the corner. So we're going to put this out there please. People stop calling ride zuber's core business. Don't do it's been number two for four straight quarters bindi. It has but snappers. We should talk about this. You may have just taken your first uber. I did unit. I have was more expensive than you expected them. A little bit more expensive. You like twenty eight bucks. This used to be like twenty two. It's going to brunch. I got to walk everywhere. Well we learned from left snacks two days ago. That nearly one million. Riders took a lift ride in the first quarter compared to the year before as riders are coming back to lift the funny thing. We're noticing here is that drivers are not. You're getting an imbalanced. There's more riders coming onto lift than there are drivers coming onto left now. What happens in vegas stays in vegas and what happens to lift happens to uber. So the result of having more riders drivers right now is like slow motion surge pricing. Jack i love the way you just put you. And that means nick had to pay polly more for riding his previous. Yeah who's favorite brunch than the year before because uber wanted to get polly back in that prius. So jack what is the takeaway our buddies overdue but platforms or like cradles choir constant attention and rocking and a baby mongoose takeaway hits close to home. Maybe now last quarter smackers uber. They didn't focus on the writer side of their platform instead. They focused on the driver's side of their platform. Co dara khosrowshahi. Yesterday we're going to put up our capital. I do better to bring more onto our platform. So ultimately to make riders. Happy uber's gotta make the drivers happy for and that's why they recently announced a one time. Two hundred fifty million dollar driver stimulus denies tempt drivers back to wheel. Okay so radin all this up not only did huber just increased fares on us which is good for drivers it also interestingly cut the percentage that it takes out of those fares basically what they call the take cutting the take rate is also good for dr. Jack jumped in snack style. We noticed that uber take decreased from twenty two point seven percent to twenty one point five percent so that drivers can keep more mon- drivers to keep an eighty nine percent instead of eighty eight percent last year platforms. They require constant attention to both sides. So uber's cradling the driver's side right now for our second story. The honest company it's stock surged on. Its ipo this week but honest. Companies greatest asset is also at greatest risk. It is now. I feel jack. Can we sum up on his company here. Goop and target had a labrador. Senate unprofitable baby. You don't have to set it up for me. I have a castle of baby wipes get x. running a wet wipes fulfillment center around the pods. Yes and i can tell. It's a direct to consumer. No harmful ingredients consumer packaged goods company. Likely to there because there are a lot of acronyms we could use. But you didn't use them all out the stock. Those snack is the stock for honesty. Jumped forty four percent on its first day of trading digital yesterday but still big ipo up and honest worth two billion dollars based on. Today's twenty dollar share stock price. Now we did cover when they dropped their ipo paperwork month ago. On april nineteenth and here was our highlight. That honest company has a anchor product diapers. They called it their strategic business. Acquisition to the highlight here was something called a diaper cake. Which is a ninety nine dollars stack of diapers. That baby shower should have. It's shaped in the shape of a wedding cake. It's like three layers. it's a great gift. Life regret. I didn't send you one of these now. Fifty percent of first time customers honest are drawn in by diaper. Now that's keep. That's half their customers. But then ninety percent of those first time diaper buyers end of tossing and detergent and lotion and shampoo on their second or much. Like a baby. You start with the diaper and then you move on and need a lot. more things. Abors are an anchor product. Now an honest. Ipo earlier this week we noticed that all the attention was really going to jessica alba the founder. She was here she was there. She was everywhere she was. She's a new york times bestselling author from the fantastic four. She was also in some alex mack and she's got some corporate titles. Well she's the founder. The chief creative officer and the chair of the board of directors of the company and. She's a great mom and entrepreneur and has a whopping thirty nine million followers across all her social. And that is how honest company has achieved twenty five percent. Unaided brand awareness right now in america staggers. Let that wild stat sank in because it means when a whole bunch of random americans were surveyed. A quarter of them knew about the honest company brand. That's very impressive. And page twenty seven of this companies ipo paperwork. It says that the success of our brand depends on ongoing affiliation with jessica. Okay depend is like a really strong word. So jack and i got curious jumped in snacks out and we kept on reading. This includes a likeness agree as it does in other words. Honest right to use jessica's name and face in their market but there's a pretty big problem because then we also noticed that miss jessica alba terminate this likeness agreement at anytime. She can leave honest at anytime. And what happens if she goes row. Oh my god jessica alba going rogue. This is like something out of fantastic for. Let's say she starts pushing a movement that babies shouldn't be wearing diapers at all basically the hash tag. Free the fanny move. Well honest bread also depends on a positive image and positive public popularity of jessica alba against snacks. These are honest. Companies words that they are completely dependent on jessica alba in every if jessica alba hash tag. Free the fanny. That could sink the staff. So jack what's the takeaway for our buddies over. At the honest governor influence or marketing has become the greatest asset and greatest risk. We jumped in further snacks out to this. Ipo pork they mentioned the word influence or a whopping eighteen times. Because he got every single day. Thousands of influencers hawking on stipe and that is really important for honest because fifty five percent of honest company. Sales happen online. You're not discovering honest diapers and i'll seven. You're discovering them on the seventh post in your instrument so honest need social media influence. But they can't control the content of influencers. They literally list at as a risk because influencers. They can say whatever they want. Julie can tell her fifty thousand followers that moisturizing cream makes your baby smarter and honest could get sued for that. Misleading pose that their branded. All because we should clarify moisturizer probably is not going to make you. Smart honest depends on one. Huge influence. There jessica alba and an army of smaller flint but it also could be crushed by its one you influencers and its army of smaller influencers for our third and final story to send you into the weekend madera now they just dropped earnings but the bigger story was. They may lose their patents. We're going to tell you how wall street is handling the potential end. Yeah covid vaccine profits for this one. We're gonna sprinkle a context here. Johnson johnson making the solid zero dollars of profit on every vaccine. Visors making twenty cents. A profit for every dollar vaccine sat right. We spoke about that earlier this week. They're doing the the first and fancy strategy. That's worked out. Well we just learned. Yesterday that madonna is making seventy one cents a prophet for every dollar vaccine sales. That's inappropriate no one should be making that kind of profit on anything. There's a pandemic and you have the cure. You shouldn't be making that much. I mean is this like a software company that marc andreessen. Do something with these guys. What's going on here. Naturally but dern adviser stocks are at record high levels right now they marginally because of vaccines house which when this like at a nowhere thing dropped. Yesterday from president biden in the oval office is supports a temporary waiver of patent protections for the pfizer moderna and johnson and johnson. Boxy moderna hard. Because that would mean having to reveal its secret vaccine recipes for the whole world to say and let any pharmaceutical factory used that recipe to make vaccine themselves with no fear of getting sued for violating a pat. Anyone with an italian grandmother knows that when you ask for the eggplant parm recipe. You're only going to get three out of the four ingredients that are actually in that and she never tells you the whole you get the whole thing. Yeah if this plan goes through and the goal is to let developing nations brew up their own vaccines in their own kitsch again. All of grandmas eggplant parm. Now this actually isn't joe biden's decision to make. It's the world trade organization's decision but what we're thinking that with biden's blessing this more likely to actually happen now a waiver of a patent as valuable as it covert vaccine patent. This is unprecedented so unprecedented. This would mean a huge break in the promise of capitalism kind of unprecedented the promise of capitalism. If you invent something awesome and you get that thing patented or it is your thing to make money on and only yours coca cola. Run with it. Copycat protection is a huge reason. Why companies invest years and billions of dollars into research and development especially in pharmaceutical patent. Protection is the ultimate competitive advantage. You're the only what you get your own little monopoly feroce fun. i mean. they can't do what you get to do. And now the vaccine companies are worried that their prophet puppy recipe that they worked so hard for. we'll get mass copy and paste it in factories across the world. Now moderna actually says it's okay because way more orders to the vaccine. Come in and they can even supply investor said. It's not okay. We're going to dump this doc. Sixteen percent because every neighborhood could start brewing up their own backseat. so jack. what's the takeaway for our buddies madeira. And all of capital is when the government's involved prophets may not be snacker is the pharmaceutical industry and investors vaccine companies. They were pretty dismayed when they heard this the other day if the government breaks are promised this time with this patent then the next pandemic pharmaceutical companies will be less motivated to save the neck. Well here's the thing. There's like a funky wrinkle here the. Us government technically invested. Nearly six billion dollars in grants to develop the co vaccine in the first place that was recipes based on and they invested another six billion in preorders for the vaccine before they were even approved to guarantee sales for those pharmaceutical companies. Working on now little adjusted astros here pfizer. We should say did develop its vaccine zone. Did not get government support not the case with madeira. Proponents of this patent waiver. That joe biden supports. They say the vaccines are a product of taxpayer investment. When the government's involved prophets may not be jack. Could you whip up the takeaways force before the weekend. People are hailing more than ever to the pandemic uber. It's coddling the drivers right now. 'cause he gotta connell a platform for a second story. Honest company had a great. Ipo jessica alba biggest strength biggest risk. But darren his vaccine is ludicrously profit absurd that could change its recipe gets open source to the whole world by jack. The missing ingredient for my grandmother was put the parmesan in the sauce that she was making. She made her own sauce. She never told us. And no breading. Just egg on the punches egg on the that sounds delicious now. Time for snack back to the day. This one sent in by david cruzi over in lovely des moines iowa outside of louisville kentucky on i two sixty five or at highway highway signs use the metric system weird. The exit isn't a quarter mile away. It's actually point four kilometers away. Well the reason is because in the seventies there was a big push in the us to switch to the metric system. Barely kentucky's governor golic so excited about this. He put together a task force and they changed some of the science now in fairness the metric system way more sense than whatever system where he isn't thirty two degrees freezing two hundred. Sixty degrees boiling. Yeah those are pretty random numbers. We'll take the ladder snappers. You look fantastic this week. Jack week three with the baby. Actually mother's day is wilders. One month birthday. Wilde works on so many levels smackers this week and ask them h h. Why have you had your snacks. That's how we grow if you know you know and before we go happy birthday to brooklyn the boston. Birthday girl and unicorn investor skirl. Leon docket fantast yes. A lot of rain boards. A lot of unicorns regrets lord yet. Gran eleven marathons eleven months based in san francisco and running with the aladdin theme ben street eleven year anniversary of the kidney transplant. Congratulations benefa- happy. Birthday to avi shah and happy. Wedding anniversary over in anaheim hills. You go happy birthday. Oklahoma city jason persinger happy birthday in charlotte north carolina. Anti caitlyn coon down in los angeles. and vincent. In new york city eric rockall sent down syracuse and grant conan in tempe arizona. Happy birthday doubt. Win down the street in san francisco. Happy for year adopt. Diverse sary aka. Gotcha day to leo. The dog did dubai. Elliot's got the new job over tiktok in los angeles nuts too. Shabby eliot hit. Hit us louise in christina. Five congrats on the baby. Girl in san juan puerto rico. I shit tamara. John for getting married and jason and jake both graduating from grad school and melinda hill nuture. Happy first mother's day to wilders bomb. I wife alexander alex. You're glowing celebrate the win. The robin hood snacks podcast. You just heard reflects the opinions of the host who are associated persons of robinhood financial llc and does not reflect the views of robinhood markets inc. Her any its subsidiaries or affiliates. The podcast is for informational purposes. Only and is not intended to serve as a recommendation to buy or sell any security and is not an offer or sale of security. The podcast is also not a research report and is not intended to serve as the basis of any investment decision robinhood financial llc member finra sipc.

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Dow Hits New High as Concerns of Interest-Rate Hike Ease

WSJ Minute Briefing

01:54 min | Last month

Dow Hits New High as Concerns of Interest-Rate Hike Ease

"How can companies accelerate it transformation. It starts with choosing the right partner. That's why companies call naveh site modern. It services for modern it needs visit naveh site dot com slash go. Here's your closing bill. Brief for wednesday may fifth. I'm jr waylon for the wall street journal. A new record for the dow jones industrial average which rose ninety seven points to close at thirty four thousand to thirty the s. and p. five hundred closed about three points higher but the nasdaq fell fifty one points. Investors pushed the down s and p five hundred higher after treasury secretary. Janet yellen clarified yesterday. That she was neither predicting newark amending at the federal reserve raise interest rates general motors shares rose four percent after the company said that strong pricing and brisk new vehicle demand will help offset the financial impact of the global chip shortage pfizer shares inched higher. After canadian health officials authorized the covid nineteen vaccine developed with biontech for children aged twelve fifteen shares of the honest company. At the eco friendly consumer goods business co founded by actress. Jessica alba jumped nearly forty four percent in their first day of trading peleton shares fell. Nearly fifteen percent of the company said would recall its treadmills due to safety concerns and a mixed earnings report from uber. After the bell the company said bookings from its uber eats food delivery division more than doubled from a year ago. But it's rides business declined thirty eight percent over the same period well of a lot more coverage of the day's news the wsj's what's news podcast. You can add to your playlist and you're smart speaker or listen and subscribe wherever you're podcasts. How can companies accelerate it transformation. It starts with choosing the right partner. That's why companies call naveh site modern. It services for modern it needs visit naveh site dot com slash go.

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Episode 46: Cash Warren  Film Producer, Entrepreneur (Pair of Thieves Clothing)

Habits and Hustle

1:03:00 hr | 1 year ago

Episode 46: Cash Warren Film Producer, Entrepreneur (Pair of Thieves Clothing)

"It to the habits and Hustle podcast a podcast and uncovers the rituals unspoken habits and mindsets extraordinary people podcast powered by habit nest. Now here's your host Jennifer Cohen. So we we have a really cool guest on habits and Hustle. Today we have cash Warren Cash. Worn is an entrepreneur. And he's also so the husband to this little person you may have heard of Jessica Alba and but you know slow to myself. You know yourself either. You've got some some great credits behind you thank you thank you for having me. Thanks for inviting endure. I onto the treadmill. Hey listen I'm happy to have you and and I actually am surprised to hear that you're not like a big workout person. I thought you were going to be better at that than I am. I really like my dad and But I just started getting back into it which I'm excited about. My energy levels are picking up. Good is awesome. I I started to feel a little bit lackadaisical lethargic and so I was like maybe the eighteen months off was the best thing for me. Take the eighteen months off laziness. Oh okay leads. The three kids company you know very like my dislike happens and that became less of a priority but now it's moved back on the charts. Well that's really good. That's what happens though one day turns into eighteen months and quickly next thing you know right you you're huffing and puffing at one mile and therefore you it's not to say you are worse but feeling my heart rate is. I've moved into one point five. I've tried to keep up. That's good. There's always these handlebars to if you if you need them. Just giving you some option. I mean that's all so let's talk about your career so you know you're you're impressive. UNC Yale right you ever right and you're also in the music in the film business for a year so I yeah I grew up in Los Angeles. I went to a crossroads high school in Santa Santa Monica hospitals and then I went to Yale back in new haven which was an amazing experience for me but I couldn't hack that weather so as soon as I graduated I moved back home to L. A.. And have been added. Ever since I first graduated worked at William Morris Talent Agency so I started out as an assistant and a talent agency now in the mail room as a trainee and and had a blast. But I knew being an agent wasn't really for me And how long were tate. How long were you in a Senator William Moore's for about a year And I worked without. I worked for really powerful person. They're telling it is named Jim Wives. Who's the CEO and Chairman of William? Moore's at the time and I was his assistant sitting inside of his office and a funny story everyday around around eleven o'clock. There's this apartment building on Charleville. Right across the street from William Morris and around eleven. This guy would come outside with his hair all tasseled coffee stains ain't on his white t shirt and his boxer shorts and you'd stand outside and smoke a cigarette without a care in the world and I would see the way Jim would look at this guy with like envy because he was like look like basically kind of thinking like how simple of life is that how wonderful it was at my seat. I'm like wait. Everyone in this building wants to be you. Jim and you WANNA be that that guy I don't want to. I need to get off this hamster wheel and so that's a really interesting story because it's true. People never really know what goes on behind closed doors right and people glad over glamorize or over glamorized. Hollywood right yes. I liked that story very helpful for me so I took off from there and I started working with this director. Tim Story who is an up and coming director he had just had a movie called barbershop. And so a young kid from La Young Guy from La. And I started tired of working with him and I was his assistant. Slash Director of development opened find new projects. And and so that took me out of the office out of William Morris and I got go on location and start making movies which was a black well. You know it's first of all working for Jim Wyatt. who was like a huge powerhouse? Tim Story everyone knows that is both people people would know. How were you able to get for people who are not working in Hollywood? Those are coveted position. So how did you even get those opportunities. Unity's so I I got an interview at William Morris like if you apply putting sending your resume when you're first graduating you have no work experience. So they're really looking for words. You go to school and do you have any relationships with the agency which I didn't but I got an interview. Probably because the Yale thing started out in the mail our with about fifty other trainees and there was one thing I did that for. Some reason allowed me to get promoted over everybody else pretty quickly to Jim's desk. which when you get when when you're in the mail room you district delivering mail and delivering packages from one office to the next? And Jim's off has asked me to go Fedex something for them. And so I took the package went and Fedex it and then all I did was xerox the tracking code and bring that back to the office. They could track their package and they flipped dowd like no one has done this year promoted and so in two days I got promoted to Jim. Wyatt's desk and I was just the simple thing of following following up. I guess but also you went. You went that extra little mild maybe the other people. The show is something about your character about your. You know your work ethic. I think that makes that would make sense. I think we look for the in all the young talent. Yeah that that were hiring and stuff is somebody that just does that little something that separates rid some from the pack and Tim Story was a client of the agency. And so when I was when I knew I didn't want to be in agent. I wanted to leave I. I asked all the agents in the building. Do you have any young clients. That would be nice for me to go partner up with and worked for and so I interviewed with a bunch of different people and I. I was fortunate that I got to meet him at the right time right place. But he wasn't as big at that point. You know right. He had that one movie Uvi man and so everyone was like wait. You're leaving Jim. Wyatt's office to go work for this underlying director and I was like yeah. He's awesome and so he only had barber shop at the time but then when I jumped on board. That's fantastic four directed. Which is when I met Jessica and it's now about onto do I think I read some MM staff the other day that he has more franchises to his credit than any other director in the history of Hollywood or something along really? It's like him Spielberg I want to say. It's like crazy that level you will. I mean yes. Franchises movies of his that have been turned into sequels goals or the the third installment into fantastic four. He had barber shop. I don't I can't even think I can't remember and that's how you met your wife. That's how I met my wife in Vancouver. Yes I'm Canadian. So yeah we're in candidate we'll have you heard of Winnipeg you have don't say I love what you say yes. Of course you're you're you'd be surprised. Most people know what are your h. l.. Winnipeg jets jets. Yes yeah good. Yeah so from and then lived in Toronto for most of my adult life by most of my tweet will when I was eighteen. Until O'Gara Gra but or seventy three. Anyway the point is I'm Canadian so Vancouver I get so much time there in Vancouver. Yes I have family there. I've been there few times but there's a very different vibe Vancouver is kind of like the La you know of of Canada And Toronto's very much like New York East Coast and I won't have been there but I should say that Toronto Montreal we all like that side is much more like my thing. Yeah we'll because my family's all there and like yeah I think I think beautiful scored I love it. I love everyone from La. I guess it makes sense that I felt at home there. I Love Vancouver. Lived there for about six months straight and and we just had. We locked out that it was a June to December. So we've got random summer fall and then didn't really have too much cold toward the end. But wow they barely even I mean for for I grew up. It's like minus forty. Can you plug in your car if you want to drive the next day. Can you imagine heated heated. You can't it's like you would not like to keep an eye on but if you don't plug it in it won't start that cools. whoa yeah isn't going to places in the car you wouldn't you wouldn't have to know in La? I mean it's a whole whole different thing in fact actually when I moved to La you know over time your your blood. Whoops your blood sins? It doesn't Matter Your Blunt thins because you become like not used to that weather anymore. Yeah and so yeah the why. What made you go to Yale from? La Yeah I was really excited to try some none of my friends from high school. We're going there I was really excited to try something new. Try some different Meet New People and not reinvent myself but in high school I was a jock played sports known as like an athlete and no one really five. Ah Man and they can see you now. Now it's on a fifteen incline. Oh exact well well. Well we'll say and nobody knew I got straight A.'s. In High School I just kind of book I just did my books and but I played sports and so I was excited to go to a school where I can kind of rebrand myself and and and I didn't play sports in college so I just and so. I don't know I was just excited to try something different. How was it growing up here? I mean what was your experience because I think that down with an actor right so you erase surrounded by this type of data detainment world. Yes I I loved growing up here I think. La's incredibly notably diverse city and there's a lot to offer you a lot of nature. You'll see aside from the traffic which is progressively gotten worse. As I've gotten an older but I really I loved. I loved growing up here. My Dad was an athlete I at. Ucla play basketball for legendary coach coach. John Wooden John. What end yeah yeah he plays for? He's he's my. My Dad wouldn't favorite or favourite favor player or he calls him the smartest Mary ever coached. Or you see that's a compliment. Your very close. They and they growing up. They still eat breakfast weekly. I would would have breakfast and coach wooden and my dad can. We're very very close before he passed before wouldn't pass wow And so then he was an actor. Television actor Hillstreet. Blues Right Hillstreet. Blues Homework did. FRESH WAR AIn't Kale. Yeah yeah but I loved it here. I thought there was just a there was something for everyone and there was enough to keep still make sure you are well. Rounded founded hopefully right and my mom lives in France and so she moved to France six six years old so I split. I Live with my dad here and I would spend vacations in front in France with her so like five months a year. I was over there and so that gave me like a really cool perspective on America like a little bit outside outside or look back for five months of the year year in France in France. My homework obviously was not that good because I did not know that yes grow from six years the whole till I was thirteen. Spend that much time and then thirteen eighteen one month a year. Maybe something like because of school and sports started taking over okay. Is that why you stayed in the US when you with a split is only with the mom right. It was weird. I was so young that I don't really remember how it all shook out like. My mom would ask me. Do you want to me. I would say yes and my dad rast me and I would say yes. And so fortunately As adults they were able to figure out some amicable solution. And you just kind of split your time. Jeff Wow that makes you very worldly though and cultured looking bag going through. It was really difficult. Just not having both parents there but looking back it was a credit for a lot of WHO I am today. And like why Y.. Yeah so very fortunate for it now. Inside that's amazing. And Wow so then. How did you go and ricochet from now? You're with working with Tim Story doing all these great movies and then kind of move past all that entertainment South into being a successful entrepreneur who are like. What was the path like that so at maybe I was like twenty five years old? I've been working with him for a couple of years and a good friend of mine that I grew up with name Baron Davis WHO's an NBA basketball player and he reached out to music. I need I need some help them. Financing these movies and I don't know where are they are and he just wanted some some like a buddy of his to help him out kind of producing and so I sat down with him and we chatted about what we would do together and we kind of formulated. This plan that we would love to tell stories that we were passionate about things that we grew up kind of curious about and that you know there was a real opportunity for us to do something somewhat disruptive in the entertainment space so we partnered up. I left him. It was very sad but I left him and Barron and I partnered up and we started our production company and we then started doing documentaries like bloods and crips made in America. The Christian so a documentary is a legendary skater. The we the closing up for an emmy or when we got shortlisted for an academy the award. I think we got nominated for. News and DOC is in Dhaka Emmy and and it was really well received received. We're in a bunch of film festivals with it. We took it Sundance and the film festival and the coolest part about it. A company ended up securing securing the rights to it where they built curriculum around it. And it's it's now in colleges about that 'cause it's really the history of the bloods and the crips and how the bloods crips came to be. And it's it's kind of like a definitive peace on the history of the blood in Los Angeles and so it's now being taught in curriculum in colleges and which is really exciting. Now I I wish I could out because I even very fascinated when you even when I moved La. I knew then what a huge which thing that is right the whole thing and I like to I would like to know that the history and the back end of how it all kind of evolved. I mean simply you know black people back then couldn't join the boy a boy scouts. There were there. Weren't these clubs outlets for for young. Black Kids Ed's boys because racism and segregation and all these other things and so they formed their own clubs and that morphed into over time what we now is the bloods and the crips but originally was because there was no other structural structured outlet right for youth in the inner city in La and so they had to they create something create something that they thought was reflection of what they were looking at right not knowing that it would morph into what it has today it was. It's really fascinating it was very eye-opening And it was specifically are particularly interesting Barron and I because bearing in south central I grew up in Westwood and at a very young age. We kind of were made aware of kind of different. The value that's placed on human life just based on where you're born and shit you. I have no control over. It's really just kind of luck of the draw that right play in my family and him in is and so. We really wanted like those kind of that intersection section or that kind of the that. That was really the driving force why we wanted to make that drain particular and then I think it strikes a lot of course though because I think people see that a lot of it is like luck of the draw like where you were born versus somewhere else changes the trajectory of Your Life Path right and sometimes you don't get the opportunities we were like. Oh Yeah it's not just hustle hustle sometimes even given those opportunities based on such arbitrary. Things are ninety nine wrong right absolutely and it's like how fragile life is and how you're always forced to choose path or choose pat be and and not knowing that that's the path that you're going to continue and so it's so true like it sliding doors you know like you just do a little bit and then takes a whole new thing doors open new opportunities open. I always talk about how life's a lot like just about momentum and so a lot of people get stuck in. I don't have the thing that I'm passionate about her. I don't know what I love and I don't know what I meant to do. And my advice is always like just take that first step because you never ever know what opportunities it will open new doors. It's just amount. It's like a nursing and some momentum first of all cash it's very. It's like very serendipitous that you say that undoing a Tedtalk on Sunday okay and my whole talk about that a moment. Yup and that's it's all about like people wait to life is all momentum and that's how things kind of keep on going and pilot but you can't sit and ponder and deliberate because there's no inertia and yes yeah. Nothing's nothing's ever perfect not don't over think it because if you do it still won't be perfect until Dion Lewis to just put it out there vulnerable. You know it was one hundred percent like that's exactly like there is no such thing as perfection and sometimes the imperfection is what's perfect you know and I'm doug to garden I around Atlanta. Yeah congratulations. Oh we could talk about the beyond beyond here right now. I cut the day short because I have to practice in the very end. It's exciting. It's all but like spreading teaching people certain thing and it's it's a big platform and it's just them nervous can lie. I'm not I mean it's exciting but anyway this is about you. This is okay. So let's let's continue so then. Okay now you have this. You did all these docs s and then how did it go from from that too. Well we're at your. Did you have a sock and a sock and underwear company. You've had a lot of successes beef between that documentary and to the company so I guess the end of entertainment for me was I started to feel like zone a hamster wheel and that every process. That's interesting I did. I was lucky but it still felt like I was learning. I wasn't growing that every project that I was starting. It was starting from scratch and it was just could spend six years on a documentary and when it comes out nobody really cares about it and it was just like it was difficult for me and so just like I just wasn't that motivated to continue. I I started a youtube channel. Hannele called the knock. I sold that to vice and it became vice sports And and that kind of gave me a moment where I was like. What else would I wanNA WANNA do it? I'd always been passionate about products and building brands and wanting to build a brand. I'd never done it though so I figured like this was a good time to do it. And so Reached out to another kid I went to crossroads with Allan Stewart and I was like. Hey I want to start a sock grant at the time. All men's dress socks really really thin. Nylon like dress socks. That like your shoe. You would like slipping in your shoes all over and so I found myself always wearing nike drive hyphen running socks underneath those nylon and to make them more comfortable and I was like Alan like I don't understand why we can't make a dress sock. That's also really comfortable. And he's like I agree so we he's created much like myself and so we spent about a year coming up with brand names and brand creative and all this stuff that we would do with a brand grandba- who didn't know how to make anything. We did not manufacture products. But you're not gonNA make it. He said now goes. I went to Carl. I went to UCLA. With this David Ehrenberg. He's spent in his whole career in manufacturing and sales Why don't we reach out to them and see if he can be of any help and so reach out David and met with David and sure enough? The three of us and partnered up and within a couple months David said. Here's we got a flight. This part in China. Let's go meet with these people. Let's go figure out a way and so we had our products and the it felt like the train was moving a little bit. Well what year was this that you're talking like in two thousand and thirteen two thousand twelve two thousand thousand thirteen okay. So that's like six six or so years ago. Yes yes about seven years ago years ago. Yeah Two thousand twelve. So seven years ago and David other business he had he worked with target already. He was manufacturing bike helmets and sporting goods and wiffle balls also for target and he said I'm Flying Minneapolis to me with them about the other companies. Should I try to meet the sock buyer and this is an example of kind of like I'd rather have like a mediocre idea with great timing then like a great idea with bad timing because the buyer at target gave him five minutes in the lobby she was like in between meetings he he just had a deck. He showed her the first two slides and shoes. Like this is so great. This is exactly what I've been mandated to find. Why don't I give you a test? Run in two hundred seventy seventy stores in the spring of two thousand. This is two thousand fourteen and we're sick. David calls as twenty minutes later he goes. I've never had this happen. But she just gave us a test. Run in two hundred seventy stores and we're like oh my gosh so now huge tests which has a huge test run and so we we did it. The cool thing about pair of the one of the is that I was also really tired of raising capital. I was tired of being beholden to investors. I tired of board meetings for for no reason. I was tired of kind of needing to project what this was gonNA turn into before. It actually did so I wanted to start a business that I could sell fun that we could self fund with very little capital up front and if it works great if it doesn't no harm no foul haven't lost a bunch of money for other other people which does not feel good feels terrible. I hear that a lot of people out of entrepreneur. Say That right like it's it's exhausting number one and it's like that's really one Rondos burnout because you have the pressure constantly on like basically like if you're going to if you're going to lose somebody else's millions of dollars so you do you sell you guys all cells on this. We each put in twenty six hundred dollars. That's it yeah. And so we started twenty six hundred dollars and we made our first samples also and we got our first order and we have somewhat so you guys put in two thousand six hundred as you go. Get your samples. Have this meeting with the target woman. She gives us contest or a good timing. Timing timing is very important and now you have some momentum behind you right and then you then you gotta make a huge run. That's it's two hundred seventy store. Yes how many are you now with the volume on that. So that was a big first order for a company that funded and so what you have to do get clever you have to be clever so we were able to You know favorable terms that are manufacturer because when you have a company like targets like a purchase disorder from a company. Like that you'll get you can get credit fairly easily. Because it's they're they're not going under and so we're able to cut favorable terms that are manufacturers and suppliers and then we're simply put we're able to cut nets thirty deals with our manufacturers and suppliers net sixty deals with target and or an the other way around thirty target and that sixty with our manufacturers and so that enables us to then take the money from target to then just pay our manufacturing in fact we didn't have to come out of pocket. How many pairs did they order? The first order wasn't too big because we only had sixteen styles we've got end in caps sixteen styles. I WanNa say the first order was maybe seventy grand or a hundred grand or something like that and so's is relevant. It was still pretty big. A big like seventy grand seventy thousand Saux or seventy thousand in rat in the mound. A purchase order was like seventeen okay and then we launched in spring of two thousand fourteen. Fortunately did really well. And so. By the fall of two thousand fourteen fourteen we expanded to all eighteen hundred stores eighteen hundred targets and this is a time when we're running the business completely remote. We have no employees. He's no office. No overhead David was living in Santiago Chile Allen was living in Portland Oregon and I was in Los Angeles and so we would fly to Minneapolis. Pretend we're this well oiled machine like let's give that to our head of developing. Let's give that tour lead designer and it was just doing everything. So how oh you selling all these socks and what was the marketing behind it. Like what how did you get the word out all social so we didn't have marketing budgets. We didn't have any. Did you just go couple of story match me here. Okay good right now. I'm at point one client. That's the only go to this speed you got I'm at like Gutu incline or one. Six one eight at what inclines burn points. I've gone point seven eight seven eight. Lamar me two point. Seven nine one six or eight. Okay now I'm not at one eight ish okay. So now what was I saying you also mediate. You said social. So what did you did did host and Jessica polls and you're to France. Did you get a lot of your friends who have a lot of big falling. Suppose Yeah and then we have and we started gifting product out to varies influencers. And the whole thing they would post just the whole thing that everyone does and so you think so what so. What are your thoughts on that like? How could companies literally like? You've seen it yourself right like you can actually like legitimately carry a business based on the marketing of the power of social media. You know I think that we benefited a lot from and we continue to the foot. Traffic and a target store. Brick and mortar is. The is traffic that we don't have to pay for is. Are you know people that were not. We're not pushing that traffic frank target and so the amount of eyeballs that go onto your product inside of a store like that or are substantial is advertising budgets. You have to put in place on the. I'm not social media but like mainstream advertising to him so yeah I like to target to make a deal with you guys or who puts puts the money in to guess promote the products in that right because these big stores are such giants they can also like they can crush shoe. If you don't sell product right can they can return it. Yes right yes. So how are they like how. You're lucky you cure. There's no no way my way around right now. We got totally lucky. Ourself throughs where we're and they worked really well and so we weren't. We didn't have to handle discounts and buybacks margin guarantor. All this stuff that can buy in the acid the Anita we got we got fortunate that are super strong and we were really going after white space on their floor. Meaning we identify there. 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Yes so we so the goal was always to After getting getting off the ground target we wanted to elevate the brand and create more value for that customer but also elevate the brand and so using our website pair of thieves dot com and then starting to work with urban outfitters Anthropology Infra Policy and Pac Sun and opening ceremony was one of the second retailer which was we only did one program program with him but it was really influential boutique in action space and so Opening ceremony let us go into their stores which was awesome Selfridge's in the UK and we've been working with for four or five years. We have about thirty different retailers that we work with with pair of thieves nordstroms was always kind of like our holy grail rail. That was always like we want to figure out a way to get into Nordstrom's we nordstrom's that would be so awesome. Say That you know. They have great customer Regulations Relations Clean Aesthetic and they get they get and so working with them as kind of a stamp of approval. It's like whole foods for food. Would I guess right totally absolute and we got an which is exciting. We just launched this month. Thieves gold with Nordstrom so it it just went into stores like in central saying Grove and everything which is a thank you so much they told us no for two years and we just we always. I think we takeoff yet. I'm so stay that stayed at. We're it finally paid off. That's one thing that was starting business. You have to have thick skin because you hear no more then. Even though the the luck of how we started pair of thieves. We've heard no more than we've heard. Yes along the way but you just got to roll with it. And if you're really if you're if you're steadfast ED fast and if you're determined to make something happen you can find a way to make it happen. You just have to get creative. A good examples are blackout wideout. Actually so that's a multi Deepak of white Sox multi-track black socks that we sell news. I don't have them over here but those are nice. They're great and so it's just multi packs of white and black socks walks we. I picked that program to target. They said No. You're a fashion brand and we don't need more white socks. They have a ton of them and we knew. ooh That's where all the most of the sales are in solids. Most of the sales are in basically every day kind of things and so we looked the landscape and we were like we have to make cool and we have to figure out a way instead of just we call it a blackout wide out. We attached to give back components for every pack. Doc we sell. We donate three pairs of socks. The homeless like Bomba's we love what they're doing. Yeah we're champions of the give back movement and so that's a big one right now. I feel a lot of brands are doing that. It's necessary it's necessary. Yeah I've done a lot of charity and nonprofit and fundraising for that is a nightmare. You're always raising money to support your cause if you can create for profit business models that also help. That is the only way to build sustainability. Oh my gosh I tell you now. I started breast cancer. Charity called Babes for boobs. And it's the bane of my existence. I hate to say because I star. It's very is hard to raise money and to get people to do that stuff. So this is exactly that gives us then donate some breast cancer. What what Babes for boobs and they auctioned off eligible men in all the money we raised me and my best friend started it just for fun and to give back and all the money we raised we give to breast cancer? Wow auction off eligible men so like if you weren't married to Jessica like haranguing you to be part of my auction because you're perfect for it like we look for people who are eligible successful attractive nice smart all that and then we auction them off for dinner dates but but it's more for fun like no one's ever expecting you like you know whatever it most people even go in the dates to be honest broker and and we get ten thousand dollars a day. Five thousand depending ending on who it is and then all that money used to give away to breast cancer. Yeah and we do an event every year and this was coming up December fifth. So they don't actually do anything. Why do they have to be eligible? Well they don't really a whole other story You know like they. They don't why shouldn't say some of them go output. No one's expecting bearish proposals. It's more for like it's more to have fun. It's more for like a different spin than just going for a run walk. You know you're not that was wide but so 'cause it's for a good cause exactly exactly but what we saying about now back to your hair. The hair thieves the Germs many went to narrow. Like how many stories did they take We're launching with thirty stores so we're just doing doing a test with them so it's really important that we do well out so we're just in thirty stores to start but there they've been amazing partners thus far we're doing some really cool stuff with them in their sales teams that floor salesmen and women and we'll see like there because we're only in thirty stores because small testers not a whole lot we can do on our end but we're doing our best and fortunately the team has grown considerably since it's just the three of right when we started here and so employees you have now now. We have thirty five employees report forty employees With maybe ten more getting onboard in the next six six months or so. And so what do you look at. What's your strengths here? Like his obviously like I've seen you've had like a lot of success. Says this is not just like we all talk about luck but you're also not a one hit wonder right had success by even with that little piece of Xerox paper. You know photocopying being that or the patient with the gym Wyatt and then Tim get success there. Then you've had your documentaries had the vice sports I mean there is like there's there's a through line and the line is you write are no well. It's the truth. So what are those things about you besides like attention to detail with that photocopy thing that you think makes you makes you success. I don't know I will say that you know everything everything that I do. I look for teammates. I looked to surround myself with people with skill sets that complement mine. I'm really honest about what I'm not good at I'm I'm more humble or I'm honest about what I am good at and so I make sure that I'm part I've had bad partnerships where we both do the same thing and if you're both doing the same thing you both want your I recognize that I'm that I'm not the complete pipe. The era and so I needed business partners that brought different skill sets to the table and I think in my successful partnerships. Those are the relationships that I've had complimentary skill sets. I think that's a big one. I think when you have two people doing the same thing or same strengths. An imbalance and a lot of times. It works where because we're we become friends and we're friends because we liked him or the we have similar personalities and we like doing the same thing and you know talking turns into an idea idea that turns into a company and you look up and you're like shit like we're missing somebody that understands operations missing. Someone understands finances we're missing. Someone understands marketing. Whatever it is right and so what I've tried to do is get ahead of that a bit and kind of identify my weaknesses and look for the people that have those strength? So what are your strengths. Then and what are your weaknesses. So my strengths are like vision. Ideas creative creative content to marketing and sales would be kind of and then company culture and stuff like that but externally those or for them and so with David. WHO's one of my partners? We overlap on sales but he handles operations and finance. And then we overlap on Biz Biz. Dev Mhm Allen is good is decent finance so him and David overlap a little bit on finance and Alan is real. He's designer and so he's great at designing and website and he understands. Coding understands the whole DC world and marketing. He comes from an agency background. And so Alan I- overlap a tiny bit on creative and marketing. But there's so between the three of us we cover all all of the basic things that you would need in order to start an apparel company right and then but besides the apparel company with sports and what was there I partnered up with two amazing guys or dear friends of Mine John Hirsch and Ron Yassin they produced the SP's Speiss and they have made some beautiful films along the way they created a lot of stuff. So Ron is a great director super creative. Him and I could overlap on the creative but he was more director. I was a packaging producer. Meaning I can take an idea and bring in the talent that we need to go make it happen but I. It wasn't a line producer. I was in a physical producer. which is what Hersh John Hirsch could do? He was the one who knew had managed the the budget he. We knew all the vendor relationships all of the union stuff like he can handle a lot of the back office support as well as the on the ground production and so the three of us together were able to then create A network sold device. You sounds to me that you're really league. Good at picking really strong teams to put them together. Well like you're making is for that like okay. You know you're good at this and that you're getting really strong team to be able to execute really well. Yes yeah girl overcomplicated like I I try to keep things simple and I try to win even in making being socks. It's amazing how complicated things can get. So you always have a step back and remind yourself like what was our objective again and kind of don't get too. I try not to get caught too much in the weeds because I worked better when I'm lowered. Clear minded yeah. I know someone said to me. One time who is another gas came on and he. He said that his whole thing is like the five percent rule. He focuses solely on the five percent. He knows what he's good at and he spends that's basically the five percent of his time on and he delegates it's everything else and the truth is that's how you can be really successful that way because you can get really and I do this to get caught up in the weeds very easily and then next thing you know like days weeks months go by and you see no progress not right. It's very easy to do that. So drives me nuts. It's really important to know where you're good at and like stay in your lane when you know I've always pushed. I don't like treading water. I never liked you like I'm running. And so now except on a treadmill at Ab- sweating glistening. Got It thank you. Yeah so when I when whenever hit those laws or I feel like I look up in six months and I feel like I'm in the same exact spot that I was in mentally emotionally. Usually I try to find a way to shake it up like I try to find something that will help propel me forward momentum it's all momentum it's an and I feel you on that so even with like honest when it was starting you're kind of involved at the beginning right. Yeah Jessica was pregnant with our first child. This is art art honors eleven now so this twelve over twelve years ago. usually been married. We've been married twelve years so we got married right before honor was born. We've been together fifteen years ears and so your kit your kids but you were yelling. Very young man. Look at your wedding photos now. I now pregnant and I knew nothing about chemicals in products that know much about what she in bed shoes. Shoe's always talking to me about you. Know the the world that you create for our daughter and in our house and that she's having such a hard time finding cleaning meaning products and diapers and she was really buying stuff from Europe and all these different brands to kind of make. And she's like there's a need here to do the same thing. I didn't understand it but I knew she was passionate about it and so we would talk and kept talking and eventually it just like well. Let's let's put together a plan. A business plan that kind of articulates what. We're just talking about bad so I helped her work on that and then similar to the way I approach businesses. What AH conveyed to her? which was you need a partner? You need someone who knows how to do this. That can help you kind of execute your vision vision and a dear friend of ours. A guy named Bryan Lee who was really out successful dazzled was his shoe dazzle and legalzoom does zoom. He's like a monster. That night amazed. Yeah and mazing he was. I was friendly with him. We get together and brainstorming rainstorm and kick ideas around so as we need to bring this to Brian and see if he would jump on board. I rented an office next door to shoot dazzle so he could on his brakes aches. Walked down to my office and hang out and slowly but surely were we were able to convince him to jump on board and partner up with us and go do it and so that's an unsafe. Spur started working out of my office. And I'll never forget that. So I had this beautiful office big and died no need for like the Ping Pong tables down there. It was like this next thing you know honest has moved in. I go away for like a week for something and I come back. Jessica's moved into my office. Bryant moved into my like my desk was I got kicked out on my own office in like three months as they scale very quickly. That's amazing but yeah super proud. Honest is such an interesting like right around the time that we were launching that or she was launching that the I started reading all these announcements in the paper. Like I think it was like coke agrees to take melda hide out of power aid or or and so you're starting to see all of these consumer products and brands the company's removing these really harsh chemicals out of you're like I don't even know multiplied in power like crazy and so I think the world was waking up at the same time and so honest I was really fortunate to kind of back to timing say able to ride that wave of. It's amazing though time but your luck and timing but you you sound like you're very I mean you should have this whole other business for you. I think you should start a consulting firm. Connect people who you think are like good matches to the bill businesses. Very good at it. But I'm telling you seem to have like home runs NOCCO. I don't no no. Well listen I don't know how you guys are doing financially. But I'm saying you at least are your at your your everywhere you're all over norstroms. And targeting targeting a thirty and Healthy it's really help exactly and I. I don't think it just happened by accident. I think that there is something nothing to say about like the people behind it putting like certain things effort into it So what are your habits every day like. What do you do every day? Besides not workout. I'll give you like really enjoying this treadmill this by the way I would way. It's amazing I would recommend the one that you don't need. This is the one that you this was the action is called the forefront when it does both. So it's it's actually a treadmill that you can just walk improperly like this but the shock absorption by the slides is very different than any other treadmill and then you can also there's a mode here where you can just like you know. Basically they do a lot of resistance. I feel like a commercial the parachute like bruises. And kind of like where you can. If you want to put it on like dynamic braking mode here era you would you would basically use your own body weight with resistance to push yourself off guard. Yeah yeah this is this is. This is like a crazy machine. We'll look at that. I hope they gave it to you. Yeah well they definitely. I didn't pay for this one thankfully but I did pay for another one in my gym. This is like my a favorite treadmill all this whole brand so I keep getting sidetracked notes right saying Oh yes oh wait you don't work out but rituals so with the kids so we have three kids. We have an eleven year old daughter named honor. We have an eight year old daughter named haven and then a one and a half after old name. Hayes is a great. WHO's thinking of these names? Not Us. Russo can be seen when she was pregnant with our first child. Jessica's manager at the time had two boys and him and his wife. We're really good friends with and they said if we were having any more kids a name that we always love for a girl was honor. You're in we were like. Oh my Gosh we love that name anything. And so we name our first child honor and then when Jessica was pregnant with our second child girl who worked worked with me that I I grew up with. She came in the office one day and she goes my sister. Just gave me the name your second kid and I was like really what they said she said haven and I was like. Oh my Gosh I love haven that's like intimate named him Yale's in new haven. There was like so many connections. I just loved the name and so when Jessica was pregnant with a third with these two age names were like Dan that like. We didn't do that intentionally. But now like we have the third so we have our girls that should we name the little boy with an h name or can we come up with something different. They said he'll feel left out if he doesn't have an age name so we tried our hardest to find something that we were hacking. We actually named him something. Different on the birth certificate of I like Hawking walking or something. I really don't like that name. And so I had to like chase down the nurse in the hospital. Can we change the name. Please really yeah. Yeah sure. I'd never changed the name on a birth able to do that. They did it because we hadn't left the hospital. Okay so if you would have walked out they wouldn't have been able to. I don't know oh I don't know but it was like nervous as I hope I didn't even Hawking Malaria's what'd you name your fourth child. Oh man you tell me I have no clue. Oh my God never having four. I don't know if he every time I turn around. You guys are having another baby. I don't no more no more. I don't think so. I think we're done. I mean I. I love kids the pregnancy she. It's hard to be pregnant. I mean like I couldn't imagine and it's also when you're work. It's hard to be pregnant for sure. Then you pile on being a working and then all the other things. I can't imagine how how well and she seems to have it all together. Jessica she seems like she is like doing well at work doing well as a mom all the other things that ancillary things I mean. She's soups says she's doing. Just fine of shoes yeah. She's not a huge fan of being pregnant for ten months. I'm not awful. It's awful I. I don't know how people say pregnancy honestly I don't get it but you know more power to them so okay your habits no size and uh-huh eat pretty healthy that you're falling hab. I do love Soup Breakfast with my kids. Okay so big graduate sky diving beginning. Wake up around six between six thirty and seven. Okay yeah six thirty probably Breakfast the kids for school And on the weekends I like we do breakfast as well. I love cooking breakfast for them. are are quiet time and we have a blast. So breakfast is a ritual watching sports on my couch and I won't give up. That's a good habit and it's also an honest habit guy who says they don't do that. I don't believe him now. I need it I I like quiet I like me time. I'm and some quiet time so that reading I love to read I got into fiction like not too long ago I always wear a nonfiction in my whole life. I was GONNA say well. I'm reading right now. What's your favorite book of Recent Times? It's an old book but because I just discovered fiction or is the Glass Castle Castle and the light and the light between two oceans. I love all this. Yeah start reading fiction which I totally. Okay I got into podcast. I've started to get into last year as well but I wouldn't say that to have it. What is that's a habit you like how? How often are you listening to podcasts? And now that this is your favorite podcast. I on my drive into work. Okay drive home to go to sleep at tonight. I like to listen to podcast. Oh which ones that. I like to listen to like murder stuff like that's fine. Yeah and so popular right now like puts me to sleep so that's true crime. She always like. Why do you listen to murder to go to bed makes me so happy? It's not as not you. Cases Aces so happy perfect but by the way. Also the voices on those podcasts or so like mentally colleague like it can put you down. I was listening into one of them. I was getting my eyelash is done. And I'm like ten minutes like five minutes. I was out in your chest forty seven times and it's like it's like a lullaby those voices it sounds like they're just like taking a walk in the park brutally getting raped and murdered so crazy. Enter with another one Showers I love shower and shower to showers day. Use Your Clean Godber. Do you use on his products. Yeah you you did okay. I mean I would assume you what yes I. I like all the by wash. The lotions like all the face lotions Russians face wash. You should have done. I know you're brought me so many of these pair of thieves which I love but my kids. I always use on his products on my kids. You could've could've brought me a box of that will okay Jessica does this. Oh yes good. You'RE GONNA get your wife to do this. That's came to the honest okay. Well no says beauty and I've yes I'd like to try it. What was the Foundation Foundation? It all right to your promised me. I'M GONNA GET JESSICA I'm next and I also love to have that Lee Bill Ryan Lee and raising this kind of quiet though so you got to like okay. You're no orange I I'll I'll find that spot. That gets him going on all right so exercise food. You're not doing any crazy. Dieting intermittent key. He does the Atkins. Mentoring you've just eating healthy. I just eat a salad at lunch And and you know salad and a steak or protein and a salad for dinner right and that's the way I've always been able to keep relatively of like the same figure. Eight or need clothes is because you look great. You're just eating my portion control and just just not eighty percent of it's feeding the exercises twenty percent maybe even less. So that's basically all the all the habits want do meditate. Do you know okay. Hey what's your favorite part sometimes. Count my breasts to calm myself down. Breath work yeah. Golf is my favorite sport. Now because whole Soccer Basketball and then reading to my kids at night Other thing that Redo regularly. Yeah that's I don't really buy lives like about breaking patterns. They Dr Bags not very ritualistic. Not yet because you want because you said earlier. It's a once you get to like in the two comfortable. That's between shake things up. I do yeah I like to and that makes sense. And what's that last. Stay kind of nonfiction book that you read. What are some of your habits teach me? I'm yeah well you know. This is a podcast about you. But I'm more than happy to. I had the same breakfast every day and every single day every single day for boundary twenty. I'm like Steve Jobs because I like to have as many things on autopilot on autopilot as possible so like if I need to think about when I'm eating all the time ah takes up too much brainpower to be like okay. What am I going to have today because I love food? Mike a person that actually likes to eat not someone that's like. Oh yeah I forgot to eat. I've I've never forgotten in my whole life to eat a meal. Okay not happening. I'm never forgot didn't have lunch today because I'm thinking like seven in the morning when I'm going to have for for lunch. Yeah breakfast I just having which is what. which is eggs cheese? And I have peppermint tea and I have cold brew. Coffee got got it. Got It or God and that a grapefruit ogre and a great fruit and then And then my other one is exercise. I think that's a major one for cognitive fund. I don't do it for physical at this point. I don't care like I'm not trying to get like a ten pack but I am trying to like make sure that I'm as clear and focused and alert as possible and if I don't exercise then it doesn't happen were I grew until at once. You start doing your stuff again. You'll see like if you just couldn't get past that of like fuck. I don't WanNa do this. And you start getting into the groove. You're really going to like it before I think and and you're working out now that you started. How many times a week or are you going to do it through? I started okay. Because it's an amount that can hit you can hit yet in our won't always feel bad that I missed it and so three days a week I'm doing and then okay. I'll ramp up to five pretty quickly to start hitting three and I wanNA find some success. They're going to be a superstar. You'RE GONNA be like you're going to be like probably like teaching a course pretty soon with not not your your personality as you'd like I can get this. I'll get so sort of run it and I'll go someone to do that. I will be like perfect while it was a delight. Having you know you got to wrap up you have an appointment to go to but this was really fun. You were a great guest and we learned a lot of stuff and for people people who are listening where can they pick wolf para thieves. They can pick them up at target. Hair thieves you can find a target and you can find a pair of thieves dot com and then our our new elevated assortment is called thieves gold and you can find that at Nordstrom or you can find that feeds dot gold perfect. And how do we find you you can find out the thing. I'm most active on. I should say I even active on it though or I'm not a two active but I post once in a while but you're that's not really. Yeah okay but I enjoy it and I you know so instagram mm-hmm is at cash underscore. Warren that's where I got screwed. Then there's score you underscore it. Well thank you and I hope to see you again and I hope tat chat like I best of luck with the new line. Thank you and thank you so much for having me here I loved having one point seven mile check. How many calories press that eight button? The white one. How many calories you burn one hundred sixty seven good with a one hundred ninety? That's not much more and still the burnt another that you wouldn't have normally done if you like. Yeah well basically. That's the way more than a glass of water but this is something like inlets. Let's if we just sat down done anything right all right. It's smart. I'm surprised I'm not out of you'll you hear all my heavy breathing. No you're not. You're actually not even not even sweating very mild pace. I'M WE'RE GONNA do intervals ago. We're going to an inner voice roaming and then yeah and we're GONNA dynamic world this is going to be so I'm all about hit training but we'll tell you that that will figure okay. 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We Get Momsplained on Pool Safety and Jessica Alba Reads Your Confessions

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We Get Momsplained on Pool Safety and Jessica Alba Reads Your Confessions

"Let's get give summer to the creeps though just let the baby's run free never get another opportunity unless there are nudist and they go to nude beaches scary scary. Mommy speaks hey. Everyone welcome is scary. Mommy speaks the show for women who are owning owning motherhood and all it's glory pain and play dates. I'm Ashley. I'm Kerry if you're new to scary. Mommy were the number one source of Info and entertainment for MOMS across the country. We tell it like it is no sugar coating and no impossibly perfect standards. This is the real deal. How was your week my friend? Oh my goodness I feel like like so much has happened so my kid has become a fully entire human being like in the last two weeks she's talking and she has like three different kinds of waves leaves. She's like using the sign language that we taught her like not. All the time teaching your child Simelane yes yes well my step mom's a deaf interpreter so okay but also like Yeah Buji teaching my kids brokers yes but anyway so as she gets bigger and does more things it occurs to me. How much time has elapsed apps since I had her just as time passes them? I get more like proud of all the things she's doing. The opposite happens to how I feel about myself. <hes> bring doing this to my point. We're how my week was Sebastian. Turn to on Sunday and I finally feel like things are settled and like life is never going to be the way it was before. I had a kid but life is finally something I I get it this. This is it I'm present. This is my life and I'm okay with it so my point in saying this isn't like my life is so much better light at the end of the tunnel yeah. I hope I start to feel settled like a will to you. Will it's going to take a little while but you will. You will feel back to normal and that's going to be a rag day. Yeah I remember at four months. I started to feel like I wasn't drowning and then that sort of I was so thankful that at that so I guess there's just these like stepping stones where you just get higher and higher above the water was like oh now. Let's Y'all better all right so we're going to start off strong this week. This is like our girl power episode and I love it. We we have a story called why I gave my daughter permission to kick your son in the balls. <hes> I love the story sounds like my in my entire childhood. I did a lot of ball kicking being a little girl soccer balls but not all testicle got it. We're also going to talk about how long are babies. Our babies are toddlers. Toddlers lers et Cetera toddler phase and I feel like I'm never getting out of here. Well isn't that what you also said about the baby yes yes also. We have an amazing gassed. You probably know where he you might know her. She is the host of scary. Mommy's popular web series MOMS leaned. She's giving us all the Info on water safety. I mean at some of baby and pink tells off the Naysayer. Oh she's always telling the less she nays the naysayers and that's why she gets crushing it. Cram stick around to also your Special Special Celebrity Gas Jessica Alba read our confession Oh. I can't wait to hear that but before you hear that you need to hear this carry all right. I I love lady sweet lady sweet. Is that a special all women's hotel or like a girl group. Oh no my friend it is a rejuvenating botanical oil for intimate commits skin intimate skin like between your armpits. Oh No no no I am talking vulva hero that kind of intimate. It's amazing you put a little on your fingers. You spread it around and it helps things like dryness razor. Burn ingrown chafing itchiness redness you name it. That's a lot of things is there anything lady sweet doesn't do you know what I honestly don't think check out lady sweet on shopped at Scary Mommy Dot Com and while you're doing that don't forget to put in Promo. Code speaks fifteen for fifteen percent off. It's time for crashing it crowd that crashing it crowds cloud. We are ready to to do some crowning. Am Not in the baby coming out of your vagina kind of crowning. Go No no no we mean in crushing at Crown kind of way. I'm excited to hand out this week's crown every week we hand out a crown to a mom and sometimes a dad who is crushing at it's all about strong parenting moment and this week it goes to Pink Pink Pink is always crushing it when it comes to handling Internet trolls who parent shame her which happens all the time I know and this time I mean she's not disappointing us. No she never does really really but in fact she posted a hilarious caption which actually covers her daughter's face. Her daughter is running through water sprinklers and the caption says here's a picture of my child running through water. It wasn't even filtered. What a waste of Water God? It's funny because it's true you know someone's definitely going to be the jerk. Could we live in California and there's a water yeah like waters. Evaluate Drought Drought Yeah I just I just think pink is such a bad ass. I like I really admire the stance. She takes on all of this while while this particular post may not have been the way I would think I would go about it just because I feel like she's giving more importance to these people who dog on her they usually she reacts back instead of just like straight out like making it like a troll frame. There is something to be said about like not feeding into it but I also you know we're not in a situation and where you're constantly being judged publicly about your parenting and it's just because pre babies. She had all the success and still currently she. She has all this success so people just feel like they got to put their judgment on how she parents. I also think that people think that she's like an unconventional parent has you you know she looks the way she does which is bad ass and her husband's like a pro skiing maxine F._B._i.. Maxima said Skateboarder B._M._X.. Her and I think that they think she's an unconventional parent. Yeah Eh actually I've found most stuff to be pretty on target. There's nothing like weird about it. At all. Italy and it's true I mean you have to hate so hard on the trolls calls to stop posting but I mean people had said that about that but I feel like people have come to expect her to say something yeah. They look to her to set a standard. She's kind of like the anti mom mom right and so I feel like maybe she feels that she has to post to set like some troll rule yeah <hes> Oh my God I love that pack. I just had a flashback back of jumping through the sprinklers that used to go like back and forth like a like that some Jersey hid shed. I know I loved it like Oh. That's my favorite well. Pink is like the the best she can doodo around for managers really love. I agree with you. There are a lot of comments on this but we just WanNa say we love our being love you pink. Kate says she's awesome. I love love her parenting style. Let kids be kids. Run free through the sprinklers. Yes Catherine says love it. She's awesome. Take no shit from anyone attitude test lane says. I wish I had the energy to care what people thought. Oh maybe I would if I was famous or maybe that's why she's so incredibly talented because she likes feels things Hashtag. I'm dead inside aw Ta bring you in here and just give you a big Old House O.. M. Says she is the best anti-trump person alive I just. I love her theoretic for this one. Nourish Lia says wait. I thought after the diaper incident she threatened to not poster kids anymore can't stop seeking the attention came they. She likes the publicity. Even if it's negative oh heater raise someone the hater Ray said it once I'm GonNa say it again. MOMS are way way too hard on one another. We're all in this like very complicated time of our lives and instead of supporting each other other we just a Lotta Times just turn on each other and are so vici- we don't have all of our brains all of our sleeper all the nutrition uncle by saying. I think we're all just trying to get through this life. Thing and most of us are trying our best as parents you know no human being is perfect in any way and a lot of us are just trying to it continue to be who we were pre baby work towards those goals in accomplishments and stuff well. I'm sure we'll hear more from pink bashing her Internet trolls roles. I mean somebody's got to do it. Thank God for paying okay so there's this story that was on scary. Mommy that talks about about this little girl who is on the playground and these kids were bullying her. We boys these boys cracked and we will get more into that later and she she came home and she was obviously very upset and her mother told her to stick up for herself to kick those So we'll get more into the details of the story but I feel like it's really timely because with the weather being I live right across the street from a park so even though my kids really small I'm taking her to the park every day so yeah playground ground anteks. I'm watching it all the time and this article went viral of course the titles has it all why I gave permission to my daughter to kick your son in the balls. Kick them where it hurts. I mean my question is. Do you really need a reason why well I mean this girl had plenty. A boy at school is grabbing her but Ooh and when she told him to stop. He said she was fat. She is only six away well. I feel like in this instance. It's a kick punch in twist. It's true this. This is like very timely with the metoo generation yeah so I say Yes to the story. I mean something I worry about all the time. Having a daughter and I love how how when this little girl said she's going to just hide at recess like that. was her original plan her mom's says don't you let anyone take away your free time time when I read that I actually cried because I really need it and I was like no take away my free time I mean I think we all need to hear that now. I know this important. Thanks thinks that mom yeah for reminding me but you know not. Everyone agrees with this. Mom your mom of a boy. How would you feel if a girl you know kicked on the balls? Yes so for me. I I totally agree with us. Mom also I think <hes> in this particular instance the story is boiling it down to it being about boys versus girls but really this is respecting bodies. This is just respecting each other in general <hes> and respecting each other's personal space ace <hes>. I was bullied as a little kid <hes> from a young age until I was I don't know probably an eighth grade things kind of switched for me and then I became the bully okay I think I got so tired of being picked on <hes> but my mom always told me you know if it comes to blows and it needs to go there. You need to stand up for yourself and I have your back. Yeah and I think the thing we need to remember. Is that the things that we're teaching our kids now. Although there in these small little microcosm causalities is basically teaching them for the rest of their life that book everything I need to know about life I learned in kindergarten right exactly and it you need your kids need to know that they need to stand up for themselves. They need to be respectful for one another and if they can stand up for other people and for what's right they should absolutely be doing that when Luna when when Lear I come come in like really close to give Luna Cass and she's not having it. She pushes US away like Lee. Don't get mad at her for that. I actually am okay with that. I think it's I think it's she's respecting her needs in her space. I totally get that. I agree with you but I force that little that little butterball of mine to give kids sometimes he doesn't feel like it and I just grabbing uh-huh like you're GonNa kiss me. I'm GonNa love you forever and this is GonNa Happen. These come Pearl Brady says keep your hands to yourself self or you might get a need of the balls is one hundred percent a lesson. I'll be teaching my son good for you. Well Fallon says yes as a mom as a boy mom. Please please do have your daughter Neom in their junk if they touch them without permission they damn well better know they are raised respect people's boundary us so far the MOMS are raising boys or like yeah yeah I it. They're they're really they're really great. <HES> Damaris says none of my boys are getting kicked in the balls by any girl they will know to keep their hands to their sides or a whip third ashes my Damn Self Hashtag. I'm raising general all right now. It's which well I agree. She's raising issues like I'll do it myself so don't worry vic. She's saying like I'M TEACHING THEM TO BE Gentlemen Norman. It won't ever come to right right right. <hes> Johnny says I'm so torn with this headline. It's not okay for either gender to touch without consent. I`Ma boy mom so I'd be horrified horrified if my babies were attacked I mean I feel you. I get it Oh there's more oh however I'm raising two gentlemen. Thank you and to be kind and understanding understand in practice consent. I also believe that women have power and should not put up with harassment any kind but a physical attack on boys. I'm not sure folks kind of a hard scenario scenario and then she does like a sad sad angry face at the same time tough situation all around. I wish everyone would just understand that no means now. She doesn't want her kids kicked. I mean I get it yeah what she she say. I don't agree with her but I get it so hard to imagine like if your kid's little getting kicked but I can imagine like if I was a boy Mon Mike he was a teenager be like yeah he might be a deck sometimes also if I found out Sebastian was going around grabbing little girls in there like personal area and then being like well you're fat anyway. Shut that shit down real. That's true that extra fat I mean it's just a way of him not being able to deal with his emotions and taking it out on something else but that's how he's reacting to it so molly. Molly says do no harm but take no shit. Did you see what no harm says. Take no shit on the battle does yeah timely and that says identify eh boy for pulling my hair. I did get a tissue to wipe up the bloody nose. That's nice. You're kind of tough and she's a lady yeah. You know my number. One takeaway is the importance of teaching our kids that you you just don't get to touch anybody. I also think the the lesson of for every action there busy reaction that is that is a very important thing for our kids to learn so hopefully they don't resort anything physical. Yes agreed Carey. I I need to know. Did you do something different to your hair. Even your face just looks different. Oh me actually yes. I can't believe you even notice sooner guy. How did you go on like <hes>? What are your weird meditation retreats? You look very refreshed not this time although I have before I do love a weird meditation retreats. I we started using seen hair care products. Have you heard of them. Yeah amazing. They have shampoo conditioner. Blow out cream and it's not just good on your hair. It's really good for your face. 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That's speaks fifteen yet that discount girl by mobs playing blame all right so we have with us today the host of Scary Mommy's very popular series mom explained a series that shares unfiltered tips on how to tackle everything motherhood sends your way while <unk> welcome by high. What what do we call you? MS MOMS planed MOMS Planer Right. It's like Superhero Terminator. Yes it's the MOMS plane fixer more necessary than than the terminator. It's true and my opinion so I I love new say girl by you've been mom SPLAINE. Can you do that for me right now. Oh Girl of course grow by Uber. MOMS blame my way. My phone rang I. I love that okay so last episode we had O._G.. Mom On and she was talking about her kids getting hurt two boys. There's a lot of those stories. We talked a little a bit about a story of her kid almost drowning. Yes scary if you haven't heard it yet. Check it out. It's episode for so we have you here for some water safety tips. I mean we all need them. It is the season I think the most like basic question and all of this is what age should you start to worry about water safety not with kids so we think one important statistic just to keep in mind is that drowning is the number one cause of death for kids under age four. Oh really it is the number one cause of accidental death that is one hundred percent preventable. Wow we hear about his mom's we hear about screen time and how many hours sedation or could be watching TV and is there B._p._a.. In that bottle by the organic milk you need the Omega threes. When have you ever heard from your pediatrician the attrition the word drowning so yeah there have been some recent high profile cases where women right swimmer and and some moms who one mom who had a tragic logic accident with her son her husband was a doctor there was actually they were at at home and there was a drowning multiple doctors in the family and save this child and this woman has now now gone on a real activism campaign to really make moms aware that this is the number one cause of death and we need to be educated at informed and Well you know it's a scary topic. I think they're really tangible simple things that we can all do as MOMS to be educated and aware and to really raise safe swimmers and have a fun Summer Mirror Oblast anytime you're around water. It doesn't have to be all nervous in scary. We just need to be smart about it. Yeah well also like that. You know there's there's different ways to kind of talk about the subject one of which is the fearmongering very very scary way or there's you know your way which is very proactive and like this is how we can easily. We solve this issue totally yeah. I mean it just a little bit of background on me. <hes> through college and high school. I was a swimming instructor with the Red Cross and a life life. That's why we have those good arms swimming arm not as good as it used to be. <hes> yes so. I you know I did this was back in the days. Don't WanNa beat myself but when Baywatch was in his heyday that's when I was a lifeguard. lifeguarding was like a real like really cool profession back then <hes> but <hes> you know the the basic principles are the same when you asked about what age <hes> should you be starting to think about it. I mean six months old swimming lessons there her programs that are called you know water babies or Mommy or parent and child where you go in the water with the baby. Yeah those are great. <hes> you know and there are some parents who've had <hes> water related phobias or scary incidents who them they themselves are not comfortable in water and that passes on to that lead so if you yourself feel like you know you'd like to be maybe a stronger swimmer. It's also good idea to consider you know swimming lessons for yourself yeah <hes> could you jump in and save your kid if your kid needed to be pulled out of the pool you know these are all things is to think about. My pediatrician told me about this program. That's like in my neighborhood where they I guess it's obviously once they're one or whatever where they purposely pushed the kid into the pool fully clothed and teach them how to roll over on their back and float even when they're fully clothed so it's like the survivor of you've swim lessons. I was like I'm down for that really yes. Fashion is he's been in swim lessons for almost three months now and they have <hes> this thing that they call survival week week once or twice a year and they encourage you to bring like shark week but maybe that's too on the nose don't die week but they have your kids come coming in full clothes and shoes and they don't teach them the regular stuff they just teach them like if you were to fall in the pool how're you. GonNa get through this with the weight of your clothes and all this other stuff which I think is usually what happens. Is these kids fall in the pool. Yeah most kids drown during non swimming time so it's the time when they see <hes> really cool you know pizza shaped floaty floating in the pool and they climb over the fence or you know nobody's nobody's watching everyone that the barbecue eating dinner and you know the little one decides to go for a swim without an adult so close on definitely. I mean there are very simple. Things is an you know. Swimming lessons are expensive. Not everyone yeah for them but there are simple tips that any parent can can teach their kid out the pool on the weekend or you're out of friends place as things like teaching them how to blow bubbles can even do that in the bath yeah getting their face wet so that's something you can practice. Every time you wash your baby's hair. <hes> I always I would wash my hair with the shower sprayer and I would always get it all over their face. They like mom and I'm it's like you're training them for that feeling of water splashing on your face freak out the minute you get them in the pool once you get them in there and babies are great because babies can't talk back so yeah like literally dumped on baby and they don't know what's hitting them but then if you oh you one two three under a backup big smiles and the babies will be done but the more you do it. They'll get used to the feeling of being submerged in water so in addition to blowing bubbles you and teacher child how to float on their back so even if they're teeny even if they're like a year old lion back let them look up at the sky and see if you can like. Oh for a couple of seconds just have their full body relax. Fox and they'll float to talk about the the floating thing not that I'm an expert by any means but <hes> in fashion swim class they have them do blast off which is essentially the floating thing and you know he was under two when he started and they they have you lay on your back. The parent is holding them. Kinda they start with their head on your shoulder and you just put your cheek against against them and slowly throughout time it's move towards like he's he's essentially floating exactly he's in the bathtub that you can transition to the same same thing on their front where they're like a starfish and they blowing bubbles with the face in and what you really want to aim for is the ability to flip from your front to your back as a float. That's like the most the basic thing and anybody can teach too. They're just super lacks starfish on the front flip like a pancake onto your back and back and forth because then if they ever fall in they're able to to navigate between which way's up so that's a great thing to teach them. Can we talk about the safety briefing. I thought that was a really cool tip and idea for for parents yeah I mean I think it's great for <hes> for parents to have a conversation with their kid about kind of the ground rules for anytime you're at a pool and you know depending on your your lifestyle. You may be at Grandma's house. That has a pool or you may be on vacation and you might be at the Y._M._C._a.. And your own neighborhood and all of those different spaces may have different deep ends they may have different rules <hes> so you know ground rules about when you can go and water ground rules about depth are also important because does you know different. Pools have different depths having the strategies to keep your kids in yourself safe. It's just a great way to be empowered and to be able to enjoy the water and love water her too. It's like they just love love love it. So how do we feel about bear baby bottoms at the beach that was bare baby bottoms baby about I mean do we keep our babies. Abe's bonds covered or like sons out buns out. I don't care I don't see a problem with it. I think baby butts are the cutest thing in the entire world. I don't love is that you can't can't control any Weirdo perverts that are around there or just being creepers but Sebastian's naked. If you saw the color my child you would just want to. She's like powder like that movie POW. She must've Ashen deeper way yeah. She's like ginger. I'm not sure how that happened and her skin is translucent. Green is so maybe you don't want to like her but I have full rash guard but I would be okay with leaving it up with the sun scares me with her. I told you Sebastian this weekend at his birthday was running around planning is underway. Who's playing in the backyard so I I'm all for the BBC nudity. We'll scary. Mommy's called in about this and here's what you said I was a psychopath geico path about my daughter when put sunscreen on her until she was a certain age all that kind of stuff and then I wanted to with my son who's two months old <hes> we just took him out on the beach and he got wind burnt <laughter>. I put sunscreen on his ass. <hes> you know just crazy stuff well. I almost might my partner and I got like in the biggest like little fight right after we had the baby because he wanted to go to Puerto Henrico and I had read all of these articles about how you're not supposed to put sunscreen or bug spray on your kid before a certain age and I was like go to Puerto Rico. This mosquitoes soon learn how to protect our baby so eventually we we had like mid ground where we waited like one extra month and I did put the suns during the bugs. Brown are ahead of time when she was fine N._p._S.. Oh you were did your husband mentioned that drownings actually more than your sunscreen drama the EXCI- will and I just and too afraid of my my my kids poor delicate little baby but getting totally burnt and <hes> and for that reason alone I can't I can't do do it. I just call me paranoid but it's just too much of a risk. I don't take realistically someone's Waking Up to go to the beach and being like commando. All J little johnny like packing being exude for you. I feel like it's more of a you know we start out in our suit with our S._p._F.. Are Rash Guard our hat all of that stuff and then maybe maybe at four o'clock after the diaper comes off or the swim diapers just like gross saying you'll let them run around half an hour on the beach in his butt and it's fine specifically typically say about the sun. I mean we send up but I think it's I hope maybe they'll be an answer about this. I think it's more about like crossbows. The only reason why I would maybe cover up my kids would be crowded beach. <hes> where there were lots of people potentially people that might not have the greatest intentions <hes> there's a lot of people out there as we hear <hes> that are clips and maybe maybe I would cover up my child for that reason <hes> for their own protection Mary doll let's not let's not give summer to the creeps though they just let the baby's run free. Kalisz up worrying about the perversions never get another opportunity unless they're nudists and they go to nude beaches but like as normal human beings are not going to get another five. You didn't feel good and selfish shirt and you know my mind. Creeps hates on like vampires so they're just inside anyway. We can all be more proactive now in an absolutely so thank you so much mom s- Planer thank you. It was a pleasure to be here and you know what Ashleigh yes girl by. Hi Mom bye okay so I guess it's time to turn to something a little bit more sentimental mantle so we posted a meme about the time line of your children's lives this <hes> meam was made by nine three six pennies Aaron Lynam author and speaker. The first thing was that this mean made me do so much math I was like there's this many seven days this many weeks I mean it was sad math it all mathis Autho side to me in general but this is extra. I feel like that Barbie from the nineties. It said math is hard. Do you remember that Barbie. I had it anyway. This is very truly depressing math here. It is how it goes. You have a newborn for seven weeks. been there done that you have an infant for fifty one weeks sounds about right a toddler for one hundred and eight weeks a child for five hundred six weeks just say eternity and a teenager for two hundred and sixty four weeks roy teenager think they mean giant pain in the ass not looking forward to that stage I pretty much was a giant hand. The teenager will the the caption says and somehow will be the longest shortest weeks of your life. You know what I say. Screw this a model and bull yeah well I get the point is to like really encourage us to live each moment appreciate this time. It makes me sad and you know what I don't need this kind of negativity activity in my life so thank you. I'M GONNA I'm GonNA MOMS play and say girl by. I had this like weird reaction. We've talked about it on the show before where I'm like kind of a one and done same kind of lady yeah but I read that and I was like I've wasted one summer with my kid. I need to have another kid and not waste the fest summer and I'm like what does this mean doing to me. We let me tell you something. You want to have another baby. Even though almost I almost died having the first one at about two this is part of what I was saying at the top of the show with feeling settled at two years as you stop feeling that baby and I'm like Oh so cute. Here's your mommy go back now. But by you know had a baby okay the comments on this post ranged from sentimental demanded digest Dang on us <hes> okay so here's the first one Vicky says loved every moment of raising kids but really loved my adult children. They're amazing. This is how I feel feel. My adult child is two years. You can see it coming. Also my soon to be thirty six year. Old Adult Child Vicky Turner says they grow up far too quickly treasure every moment x-x she's not wrong no but I can't deal with the lake. Everything's roses all the time. Heather says the years go by fast but the days crawl by I was just saying that it's so true but treasure every moment is one of those statements of parenthood that drives me insane gas girl. I'm not treasuring every moment. Every moment isn't great up my kids are eight and ten now and neither slip through the night until there are four to five. Oh please don't tell me that I was wandering through a sleep deprived fog for at least four years treasure might treasure my children but not always is the moment. I feel like I'm team has her. I know me too. How do you want to be your friend? Karen says that would be right. The longest and toughest is having a teenager hard work. We Caitlyn says added up and you'll have an a-hole for nine hundred thirty six weeks that you love to death yet. Kaelin would also be our press. Nadia says I'm pretty sure I have had a teenager for a billion weeks based on my age progression Nadia. We need a night cream for you. Girl who's got so dark so quickly now. What is the saying the days go by <unk> but the years are short is like the the mommy equivalent of live laugh love both of which I don't want hanging in my how tattooed on your body to people get left loves to yes makes me want to enjoy the good moments before dealing with the terrible? Ones you know I mean maybe that's the message just blake. Try to remember the good ones enjoy much because there's GonNa be some shit. One's coming your way exactly that's the message you just get through it and you enjoy as much as you can and try to be present and speaking of enjoying thing confession time Sh- passions. It's that time again it's time for for confession. Oh God you know by the time we get to this point. Part of me is like really ready to feel free and the other part of me is so scared. I know I feel like half. My family is going to disown join me from a very Catholic of me. Oh my God okay so mine is pretty serious as we I feel like today was like my serious day <hes> so I've become kind of meeting okay like I'm mean to the people I love not to strangers and the the thing is it's my problem. It's not like people alert. Being crappy demands on being mean back. I'm just kind of biting. I and I think it's partially because I'm struggling with my own identity. The if like who I am now it's weird because like in one way I don't fully identify as a mother like I see other people like older MOMS. I'm like Oh wait a second. I'm a mom I'm like I forgot and other ways. I'm totally was even a mother before I was a mother <hes> but I think this internal struggle makes me like mad and sad and confused confused and I guess I mean and I'm only mean to the people unfortunately like my partner who is amazing. He so amazing <hes> because I know he'll love me still so I'm sorry to everyone. I've been meaning to primarily my partner early. I love you. I'm sorry and like random family members and friends that I've just been shit too that was so nice that was a beautiful confession aired. Oh God I'm usually like a nice snarky. Confection keeps me safe emotionally. Yeah you ready for it. Oh God before before I say this. No it didn't happen okay. Just all of you know that this did not happen but I did consider pudding Sebastian in a dog crate for time out that was a true listen a true thought of mine we have terrible thoughts all the time all the time totally okay to have a terrible parable terrible thought and not act on it. Yes we just you and I have verbal diarrhea so that we just totally now. It's you guys it's your turn scary. MOMMY DOT COM has paid completely anonymous confession. Go on it and do what we do. Just let it all out. I promise you you will feel better for it this week. We have the Lovely Jessica Alba Kayla getaway jess album and here are your scary mommy confessions. I served serve cupcakes from a box Max at a dinner party. All my friends are asking for the recipe and I'm avoiding them. Because I'm ashamed to say water was the only ingredient who are your friends and why are they so uptight. 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Believe in YourBrilliance: Danyel Surrency Jones of POWERHANDZ

Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

33:23 min | 3 weeks ago

Believe in YourBrilliance: Danyel Surrency Jones of POWERHANDZ

"Hello hello. I am so excited if you have gotten a copy of fearless or if you've enjoyed a little bit of the snippets of audio i've given you for the book. That comes out on june fifteenth. I want to invite you to a live event. June fifteen at twelve pm eastern standard time. I have some incredible guest speakers those. Msa john who you've heard on my podcast jessica alba amanda kloots. These women are incredibly inspiring. Resilient and courageous so if you've purchased a book or if you want to purchase a book head over to wherever you buy books. Amazon read fearless dot com. Sent me the receipt to fearless at rebecca dot com. And i will send you an invitation. To this event. I hope to see their capital. One business has partnered with my podcast on this episode to encourage a conversation about the experiences a female entrepreneurs in working with capital one. I've personally seen how passionate and dedicated. The company is to supporting and celebrating. Women owned businesses. Hey everyone you're listening to superwomen. Today's guest is the incredible. Daniel jones the founder and ceo of power hands. Danielle's are jones is a proclaimed vision chaser which i'm excited to get into business. Strategists and philanthropist with two decades of executive leadership and sales and marketing experience as a ceo and business strategist. Danielle has the unique ability. To create an articulate. A clear vision while crafting the next steps to best in class execution plans. Welcome to the podcast. And i'm so glad. You're here with me while i am so glad to join you. Rebecca thank you so much for having me. So first and foremost. I thought you could tell it better than i ever could an intro. What is power hands. Oh absolutely and it is. It is my pleasure right You know this is something that i eat sleep injury all day so i appreciate that. Power hands is a global athletic training and rehabilitation product tech company so we basically design innovation that helps improve overall performance. War the kid. That's trying to make the team who's playing multiple sports to the professional athlete all the way to the fitness enthusiasts. The mom. Who is recovering from you. Know having her baby so getting back in shape in exercising all the way to know someone who is doing boxing or cross Or you know some really hard. Core of fitness training As well as you know we create innovation that plays a role in the recovery process. If you haven't upper extremity injury we have designed this innovation for the last almost seven years in have just been humbled by the fact that we've been able to a scale in over eighty seven countries. We have some of the most renown and fitness enthusiasts and celebrities that Use our products. But really the ability to serve and to have a kid who said hey. You've helped me compete better improve my overall performance and gain a competitive edge is why we do what we do every single day. I love that. So what gave you this idea. And how did you get started like a lot of entrepreneurs right we we have a. There's a decision that needs to be made. Either we wake up one morning. We're like oh. I'm going to be an entrepreneur right. I've been trained to be an entrepreneur my entire life. I don't wanna go work with anyone or for anyone well. That wasn't the case with me right. I thought my journey was going to be the ceo of a fortune. Five hundred medical device company. I had you know a little bit of sports background Coming from jacksonville. Florida everything from track to to ballet right of was the ultimate competitor And then a little bit of a nerd so from an academic standpoint I have an nba and award marketing leadership a degree but i spent almost two decades in the medical device arena a gaining experience in taking stretch roles in sales marketing operations integrated marketing communications product development inside the us outside the us. And what i realized while. I did not jump to be an entrepreneur. I realized that it was time for me to push past my fears into do my own thing. I had to be developing a lot of these skills. That i have these talents that i have along the way that when i was in corporate america you know rebecca. I was told that you're to innovative. Right something. That is broken or danya because i grew up in a time where it was very male dominated in my field There was a lot of times my idea. Even if i had an idea it was said by me and instead what by someone else who is a male it sounded greater coming out of their their mouths so now i realized through all of that experience through all of the times when i was crying like why in the world right. Aren't my ideas being embraced. Why can i go from this table to the next. It was time for me to build my own and power hands came when after i got married in two thousand thirteen My co-founder darnell jones who has background play professional. Sports came and talked about one of our first patented products which is an anti grip waited basketball glove and we took that one product in the basketball market realized that there was a gap for overall skill development innovation and we didn't scale that one patent now into four different patents five patent-pending products and twelve products in our collection. That again we have been able to scale in to five different sports. So i would love to hear about that moment where you said alright. I'm not necessarily satisfied in corporate america. I'm gonna go off and be that entrepreneur. Talk me through the emotions. You felt there. And what gave you the courage to do that at that time in your life. Oh the very top motion was you know i was. I was very nervous about. Is the grass greener on the other side. Right what am i doing. Should i stay in a situation where i know the industry. I'm very comfortable very comfortable with my saleh's doing very well. As an executive within a fortune five hundred company the only african american women top directors in that industry and now going over to another industry where. I'm going to have to fight my way as a woman in sports in fitness in. You know what. I didn't come from playing in the wnba right or wasn't an olympic track athlete. So i was. I was very nervous. And what i realized is danielle the same brilliant that you have developed in medical device it has nothing to do with the industry it's the same brilliance in the core competencies. That are transferable in anything that you do you can take in a simple thought in turn that into the most world class marketing strategy for any single sport or industry that you're involved in and not only. Can you do that for someone else's company you're gonna have a lot more passion about building your own and truly established wealth so that fear was in broken down into. Try it like this. Is your one time to do something. Really really great and to teach your kids beyond yourself that you can have your own innovation. You hint have patents. You can build your own company outside of just working within someone else's environment in a blueprint that they had given you. What were some of the biggest shocks once. You took that leap in that risks. You might have thought to yourself. Maybe you didn't at all like oh was this mistake. What were some of the early moments in interesting that you say that you know early moments continue throughout the an entrepreneur and i tell a mini entrepreneurs that exact same thing because you think you know after you get past the five your heart right it gets easier no because your your dreams your strategies and your ability to serve gets larger and you have to continue to scale Sustain along the way. So for me. I still have that same gut of. Oh my gosh. I'm not biggest competition with overcoming the fear of dreaming bigger than where i am today and i'm also my biggest cheerleader. Because being an entrepreneur is lonely right you have these wild in a dacians ideas in things that you wanna do in the world and if you really sat down and you talk to the family about what you wanna do my parents right. I i still think they think i'm crazy for leaving a very comfortable position In in corporate america. Never forget the first time i told him right to become an entrepreneur and building my own so the again you have to be your biggest cheerleader also realized that your biggest competition is yourself. The other the other thing is You know the moment is definitely dreaming beyond the original vision. I had no clue when we put our business land together when we did our perform that we were going to be a global company. It wasn't until we started looking at our analytics to really understand that we were serving in australia. Reserving you know in multiple parts of europe in africa in the philippines in that sports and fitness is an international language so really not being afraid to dream and reach beyond our borders is another thing that i wish i had realized very early on and the last that will say is. I could sit in create in my pajamas all day long. And just be really a geek about designing and in learning different things as an entrepreneur. You have to be a subject matter expert. That doesn't mean you have to be a subject matter expert in everything. But you really. You're gonna convince someone else to be a part of your dream and that you're going to really fulfil get in. You need to make sure that you've really understanding the people that you serve and how you can really help them in their lives. Get better so that that piece. I knew early on but At six almost seven years into this. I'm really really diving into the mission of what we do. Every day than focusing on the profitability of the revenue. I love how you keep saying. Serve you know most most entrepreneurs and even myself will say i sell talk me through the mindset of your idea that you are serving someone and thank you for recognising that that word in nomenclature is culture of what we do from our customer service department to the conversations that i have with partners I don't want you as a partner if you don't understand that my mission is deeper than selling. My mission is about serving a community and bridging a gap within that community when we think about health and wellness right I'm not creating innovation in products and technology for you to use in your household in the gym excetera for the point of you just purchasing our products. I am trying to improve the health and wellness of our community and a for our entire country to decrease the disparities that are existing. When i put together a she is why And i think about you know the inequalities that exist for women in sports. I'm only getting them involved in our innovation. But i'm also really trying to knock down the barriers of why they don't have strategic partnerships while they don't really understand that philanthropy is abridged. Helping them get to you know the next level etc so everything that we do. I focus from day one and it's really something that is imbedded in my soul. It comes from. I'm going to do something in life that is always greater than me. My purpose for life is not about me. My true purpose is how can i make someone else's life easier in. I know that my creator is going to help take care of me in sustain me along the way to be able to fulfill that mission. I'm so glad you touch on the fact about doing something that's just beyond you. Feel like people can get so focused and narrow on their own immediate life so self absorbed with it that they forget that there is so much to be gained from serving others from helping others from helping out people. That are less privileged. So it's it's so nice to hear another founder talk about that because you know anytime. I might be bemoaning my situation. You know someone that loves me. Just casually reminds me. You know how much other people are suffering. And could i do anything to help them. Isn't that something rebecca. I mean when. I think about my vitamin in the morning. It's really waking up feeling so grateful that i woke up that i had a bed to sleep in thinking about all those little things that we take for granted that fill. My heart was the attitude that i pray. It doesn't allow space of selfishness right to enter into my heart and so as an entrepreneur. It's very hard 'cause you hear so many nos. I mean out of the one hundred opportunities that you have probably maybe ninety five percent of those if not ninety nine will be a no and so you have to figure out how to sustain yourself through that in order to get to that yes that will truly change the trajectory and the only way that i know how to do that is to be so mission driven in so connected to the vision of why i started this in order to to sustain me through those moments i think you you bring up a great point about having the passion and the love for what you do sustaining you. Because those lows that we experience can be so low that unless you have that passion there you might throw in the towel. Oh boy so many times and in. That's the transparency and that's what i love right about what you do. Every single day in your team does with every interaction. That i have. It's very transparent. We we need to help each other understand. That feeling is a commonplace. And that feeling doesn't go away with a money that feeling doesn't go away with accolades. That feeling doesn't go away with certifications. That feeling is there. Because there's always going to be on something on the other side of the why right so you're why and why not. Why can't i quit in. Why won't it work so you gotta make sure that win. You're thinking through that process that we're we're we're always eliminating the voice that is in our head is says it won't work. I cannot because we were created to be great and as long as we couple things one key people around us that our breathing life in oxygen Into that message is is absolutely huge that we are connected to our vision in our purpose and we're doing the work right. That doesn't mean that we can just say. Oh i'm connected to my vision and purpose and i don't have to understand my pl or i don't have to. I have a new strategy in. I'm gonna skip the work on a business plan or go to market plan. I've just done a goal. No you have to have order in purpose in your life to make sure that ibm were. We're serving going in the right trajectory. So what have you learned through the business through yourself in this journey that you didn't expect a while that's a. That's a really good question. I think what i've learned. Is you know. When i was in corporate america i started to doubt my creativity. I started to doubt my ability to be a business strategist because while i did receive lots accolade too. Don't get me wrong. I was the first woman president of our diversity equity inclusion group for all of our sales team again for this multi billion dollar organization. There were many accolades but in the same token didn't really understand my work. I didn't believe in my brilliant idea today. And when you are you know put in a home for instance and it's on fire either you're going to burn or you're gonna feed hat save yourself and as an entrepreneur you've had a figure out how to save yourself or you're going to absolutely burn and so now i understand my strength. I building businesses. And i love building businesses but it is dependent upon how healthy mindset is around if i can do this if i can sustain if i can bring the right. Brilliant in people in human capital on board. Helped me do this. If i can help get others to buy in to what my innovation is all about that it will help their issues in their pain points but it starts with me so that's the one one area that i is a true aha moment that i really understand my strength and again it's not about me. My strength doesn't come for me. It was certainly a gifts gifts that i've been given and i understand how to channel those in a servant leadership way than i never did before when i was in corporate america. I think there's a level of strength. I mean i guess i'm biased that you only know as an entrepreneur when you are faced with holding the bag yourself or you're faced with As what happened to us i guess. It's a year ago a year ago. We asked our business shearing off a cliff and having to rebuild your entire company. And i think that strength is what's beautiful about it and what you just explained as your story is. Sometimes you learn through these deep incredible failures but then once you know you have. That is almost like alright. Something might fail. But you never know you'll never be taken down in. Here's what i love. This is another aha moment. I have learned that my pain has manifested my passion. I never really connected the two right. When i think about the things that i'm really really passionate about like what i'm very passionate about business and building business while when i think about my journey in corporate america for twenty years i was building under someone else's umbrella following their rules right and so now i can create my own culture acting create my own innovation and i really understand that i love building business. I'm very passionate about women Passionate my ted talk of the black hills in the room that i gave january at twenty. Twenty my gosh. I had no clue that that ted talk going to manifest itself route rested twenty twenty when i was focusing on. How do we make sure that. We knocked down the inequalities for women for entrepreneurs the don't come from a privilege or pedigree And small businesses am passionate about those things based on my own journey. And i wanna make sure that piece. I want people to embrace when we are in the fire. And we're experiencing pain to take some deep breaths lift through journal about it because that's gonna give us the most intense passion and strategies to help others lift through a and for us to get to the next level in whatever we do. Hi everybody. I wanna tell you a little bit about the platform i use to distribute this podcast. It's called anchor. It is the easiest way to make a podcast and it gives you everything you need in one place for free. Which is what you can use right now from your phone or your computer and it allows you to record. Edit your podcast. So it sounds great. They're also distribute your podcasts for us who can be heard anywhere on spotify apple. Podcasts google podcasts and so many more and then guess what you can make money with no minimum listenership which i can tell you is a game changer. So download the anchor app or go to anchor dot. Fm to get started with you did a whole tedtalk about the black elephant in the room. Can we dive into that a little bit. I'd love to in rebecca. I'll tell you. I sit back. Sometimes i smile. I smile not myself. But i'm really smiling at our creator. And how clear of lyon he is right. I'll i'll never forget when i was asked to you it. I was really struggling on what my message was gonna be because i was being coached to really talk about power hands right. This is your opportunity to talk about power hands. The spread your platform to talk about our to give and just was not feeling it. I said that is that is not. There's something so much greater than me talking about what i do right. That's not me being a servant leader. In when i had that moment where it was really jotting down my thoughts. My thoughts were around in yell. You were made for this moment from the time. My mother took me to kindergarten with her. And i spent k. Through five with her when she was the first african american woman to move into a school that was after the war versus brown of education. And so she was african american teacher with an all white classroom and she loved it and everyone loved her. And i would say it was multicultural because we come from a base community as well with the military and i learned to embrace everyone for who they are learned to address certain questions on why other people look like this in you look like this and why do you speak this. Way your thoughts with this way right and then growing up i you know i was always the person if the it was a new student that was sitting at a table. I wanted to go and ask them to come join our table. Our would pull up in Pull up at their table and ask them questions about where they came from. I am the person that loves young. Sonke row i love representing the underrepresented and the black elephant was a way to help people understand that we need to unpack our own fears and figure out a way to unite our community by really setting a cy. Our conversation about gender our conversation about race our conversation about religion and politics and really had that courageous conversation. That says why am i freight to get to know you. Why am i afraid to have a conversation with you about how you feel about a certain situation. Why my afraid to address this black elephant in. I use it as a way of saying. Don't judge me by the fact that i have called my elephant of black elephant in thinks that i'm calling else in a black elephant because i'm a black woman. I'm just simply choose to call my elephant of black elephant. Because i do love black and the fact that i am a black woman. But it's okay to do that. Let's have those courageous conversations because it's so to unpack that and Addressing the women addressing the fact that there needs to be more women horse that are having that are. Ceo's are women that are on paid boards Were women of course from a small business perspective. How important to them and give the resources and the small businesses. How do large businesses leaning was small businesses shared a blueprint in help our overall economy rise. That was the premise of message. And to see that message evolve into twenty twenty beyond where i have large fortune. Five hundred businesses leaning into power hands in our foundation to say. How can i help you where we see more women of course getting an opportunity to rise and shine in show the brilliant and we see stats that show that win. A company is diverse. they outperform. I think you touched on the foundation and before we wrap i would love for you to just touch on the work you've been doing a people can feel like i don't have enough money for my own self. How am i supposed to give to something else. But you've made it truly part of your mission and almost built that into the company so we'd love to touch on that. Thank you rebecca. We have on day one. We sat with our friends and family. Investors in we said you know not only will power hands of course proved to be a profitable company. But we're also gonna do good in the community through our power to give foundation and at that time we could make it a five. Oh one c. Three because we were pouring money money into our four prophets. I which was power hands But that did not stop us from day. One when we launch having eighty kids from the boys and girls club there. We hosted a clinic for them. Working with professional athletes. Where we were teaching them skill development. They were asking courageous. Taking pitches with those in from that moment to see the smiles on their face got greyhound to support us in transporting there. We then made that a part of our mission so we have just done. Incredible things from working with nancy lieberman charities in building courts were who with. Nba cares with the nfl pa serving during covid. When you've got a mother that said on the front lines every day and my child is at home. I would love for them to have your innovation to work out at home. But i haven't. I don't have the money for it in so being able to give in serve individually Has been huge so Our our parents foundation is the core of who we are and we will never choose between making profits doing good community. How do you celebrate your success. I last rebecca When i knew you were gonna ask me this question because i. I don't think i celebrate my success. Well and i. I think it's so awesome when you can really just sit back in talk about things that you don't do well and i don't i. I'm more focused on the to do than celebrating the success in so i. I truly think that. I miss a moment And i miss a moment with team on from a cultural standpoint because my mind is so focused on the huge huge huge prize that is celebrating the milestones along the way. It sounds like oxymoron. When i just told you how grateful. I am when i wake up in the morning but when it comes to business and celebrating those milestones. I don't do the job of that so thinking about that question right. I wanna make sure that you know. I don't categorize a success as a to do. And i do a better job with really celebrating it along the way because i think one. It's going to allow the universe to trust me better that i'm appreciative of the mouth. Oh and then to. it's gonna from cultural standpoint. It's gonna allow team to help them understand that. I do trust in and that i celebrate them along the way as we're getting to that very very huge prize and complement incredible. You have such an incredible huge heart. And i'm sure that all of these kids are benefiting so much from what you're doing so i'm giving you a thank you even though i'm not that kid Q. before we wrap. I like to ask of all my guests. What is one thing we'd be surprised to know about. You could be a weird habit. A quirk something humorous. And then my second question would be. What is a piece of advice that you'd like to rela- to the women listening that you either learn the hard way or that someone gave you. That's proven invaluable. Oh two great questions. so Something that while i'll i'll i'll give something funny because the first that comes to mind. I love to sing. I can't sing. And so one of the enjoyable moments that i have with my husband or with them in the car by myself i call it car club in so i literally like singing to the top of my lungs Times i'll i don't get a chance to listen to music into my my. My husband is a lyricist And so will like listen to certain that i think is like edgier cool mike. Urban arap or something like that in literally having car club in the car and just completely being mindless in having such an amazing time and that is so different than what i do every single day. Because i don't go to the clubs anymore so we have. We have this amazing car club and it is. It is such a mental health moment. That's why mitchell that two people. I encourage you to do something. That is so goofy. That is so outside of your arm and just chill. Relax have fun so that something that maybe people don't know about me. And what advice would i give to women than has been the the best advice that i've heard of. Wow there's been. There's been so much advice but i would say The best advice is not self. In be treated. I self in push for with your brilliance. According to dine sell right really dig in to know who you are embrace who you are. 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Scary Mommy Navigates Tough Times, and Jessica Alba Shares Her New Skincare Line

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Scary Mommy Navigates Tough Times, and Jessica Alba Shares Her New Skincare Line

"I mean i sometimes even wear bathing cap. Could i gotta keep this expensive bathing. Hold on hold on time out. You wear a bathing. I have an old fashioned bathing cap that aware when i'm going to go under the water okay little flowers on it. You just rocks my world scary scary. Mommy speaks hey everyone welcome to scary. Mommy speaks the show for women who are owning motherhood and all it's glory pain and play cleats. I'm ashley and i'm kerry and if you're new to scary mommy we're the number one source of info and entertainment for moms across the country. We tell it like it is no sugar coating and no impossibly perfect standards. This is the real deal <hes> high big week big big big milestone helmi okay we moved luna out of our room and into her her own room slash hallway slash bedroom slash office. That's a lot of slashes well. We live in new york so the two bedroom and the second bedrooms got to be a lot of things anyway. I really leeann disappointing that was going to be hard because i've gotten really used to like looking over and seeing her sleeping and are you coast. Were you co sleeping so she was in a crib that was i was like right next to my face and she started doing this really cute thing where she would like wake up and wave it was just like so cute but for the last week and a half i have not been sleeping. I mean you know this. I told you this yeah so this weekend. We put her in the hallway and she's been sleeping like a baby. She has a baby. She's leaving and i've been like vividly dreaming again. I haven't been dreaming and the first night she was in there. I had like these crazy dreams like oh. This is what draws what real sleep is yeah. I mean honestly we would have done it sooner but our hallway full of crap now so yeah yeah yeah yeah okay. So how was your weak ass. <hes> my week was fine. <hes> it's been interesting interesting so we've been trying to potty train sebastian for some time now but so we bought him like the little potty we it's super q we keep it in the downstairs bathroom often which is where we are most of the time and he'll sit on it with his pants and his pull ups on but he has no interest in like taking his pants off so we finally got him to take his pants off. He we write him. An elmo goes potty book. He did a p._c._p. In the potty we gave him a lollipop but he won't do it again. He i was just that what s like if i pull his pants down he's crying and then i feel really bad like i'm doing. I'm violating him and say which i really don't wanna do you were like their stories about traumatizing your kid with potty training late really yeah. I'm not gonna read those stories so i'm gonna. I'm gonna do this scary. Mommy's listening please. If you have have recommendations about potty training boys specifically i would love any boy tips. <hes> i know about the cheerio they aim for the cheerio. I know all that any other the new information please send it our way at speaks at scary mommy dot com. I need all the help. I can get okay so we have a great show up ahead. We've got some postpartum pride in our crushing at crown segment. I really love that one. I can't wait to hand out this week's crown and also on the table to bathe aid or not today we are discussing whether our kids need a bath after they've taken a dip in a chlorine filled pool. <hes> does that include two p or not p chlorine leaned fills pool. If i'm in it it's definitely p honesty but i'm about to pee my pants though because we have a huge interview coming so huge the biggest all right our guest today is the one and only jessica alba. She's giving us the low down on her soothing. Therapy line of skin product addicts not just for sweet baby skin for everyone. It's great stuff and you don't wanna miss that but i have i got the thing for you a body scrub that you will go nuts for you know. I love a good body. It's coffee body scrub in indulgent creme brulee or invigorating meant and it's by s._d. I love coffee. Ed rub it all over my body so that sounds amazing. What is b. A. s. t. a. weird coffee shop downtown no but i like where your head is b. S. d. creates gates organic plant based cruelty free products that work with what your mama already gave lia my insecurities well no in fact be i._s._d. Products addicts will make you feel great. They're lotions washes and scribes celebrate and nurse all bodies so you can show the world who you are and be confident in your own skin carry. I'm i'm in your fan. I get it. Do i have to go downtown. Nope all you have to do is go on shop dot scary mommy dot com and don't forget to put in codes speaks fifteen for fifteen percent off <music> so actually you probably know by now that i can make almost anything funny. I one of my strongest points is that i a terrible situation. That's happened to me. I can somehow find the humor in <hes> but this is fascinating seatbelts. This is some heavy news as we have this weekend so our listeners are moms and i think it's an important conversation that we're all having anyway. There have been horrific. Nick mass shootings in el paso and then in dayton ohio and then only a few days prior to these was in gilroy california as well at the garlic festival yup this this is just too much. <hes> these shootings are all so so difficult for me to wrap my head around as i'm sure for everybody. It has a human being there horrifying. I think thinking about these things started happening before. I was a mother and they were horrible affected me but i think now that i'm a mother i have discussions with matt all the time about it. I would talk about it a lot and i just ended up crying and being like this is the world's our son is in and this is our reality. I almost didn't have kids. It was very serious question. Yeah you know apparently you at the walmart. <hes> in el paso was extra crowded the weekend that weekend because parents were trying to prepare their kids <hes> for the coming school year i mean can you even imagine going back to school shopping. No which was my favorite thing to do. Oh the best the best thing in the world and then now it's not safe to do so. They're even there's. There's i saw somewhere that on <unk> school's back to school lists like what you should buy. They some of them have included bulletproof backpacks which who even knew that was a thing hit or that kids should have to even wrap their brain around that <hes> some of the people. This is truly truly devastating to me. Some of the people wounded in el. Paso also avoided did seeking medical attention because they were not u._s. Citizens and they feared they would be deported which adds a whole other layer to this horrible horrible situation scary. Mommy reported that hope border institute a border refugee assistance fund is offering assistance to el paso immigrants in need of care so i just wanna say if anyone out here is listening to this and didn't know about this and you know somebody who needs assistance. Please please go check out. Hope border institute. Those glimmers of kindness is the thing that i think that we have to hold onto and that it's so helpful to hear when your brain gene is just trying to process something so overwhelmingly large and tragic and horrible <hes> we need to focus on on at least a little bit of the positive at all yeah and not to go in the opposite direction but there was that harley bittersweet story of jordan and andre on chanda who gave their lives <hes> to shield their their infant's on and left behind two other children now and then just a point about the dayton shooting <hes> you know the dayton shooting at lisa's as as i understand it it was in a busy bar district and it just starting to feel oh like i mean not starting at pro. It's been feeling like this for a little while <hes> that you just can't go to any public place. I mean my mother. My mother says to me. She's like don't i. I don't want you to go to concerts. I my also my mother when i have said oh you know matt and i are going to a concert tonight. Always i are reality is i don't go in a public place and not look for the quickest way to x._m. That's the opposite of freedom. This is not what this is not what our country was founded on. <hes> so here are a few comments on jordan andre story. Heather says this is is a headline. I expect from syria or afghanistan. Not the u._s. shouldn't be in any headline really know. Christie says i'm sorry to hear that their children will have to grow up parentless and for all the other families having to bury their loved ones. This has just got to stop. What will it take for lawmakers to wake up and do something beautiful family destroyed. You know what it's gonna take. It's gonna take take a politicians not accepting money from lobbyists the unfortunate reality. Is that <hes> whatever whatever situation we've gotten to in in our country the person that doesn't accept the money then there's some there's someone behind them or or they'll just replace that candidate with another candidate that that will i it's. I i think even has to go even deeper. I don't even know i don't even know how deep but it starts for sure there i mean i just think i think if you have a candidate. Who's not willing to accept that money. Yes they can be replaced but all of us come behind. I mean you know we've also seen that. There's voting fraud. We've seen other countries tree's getting involved in our voting system. This is such it's so it's like a seven layer dip that i just don't want. It's just crazy that we have some tainted needed lettuce and the entire country yeah polls lettuce yes. Did you see that tweet yup or the measles epidemic which we had episode about that but that there was there is law made within weeks of a measles outbreak about how now schools are making it. Just it's just crazy that needles and lettuce lettuce literally. I think lettuce is the most effective tweet for me but let's get back to the comments. <hes> winnie says no more our thoughts and prayers. Go out to the families. Find your moral and ethical balls and act. I can't even put my actual feelings into this comment. I mean i hear you winnie <hes> for me. Hearing about small actions i can take is helpful and i want to mention <hes>. I posted this on instagram. You can <hes> taxed the number six four four three three. You can text checks writing a check to that number again at six four four three three <hes> that will automatically send you a link that takes you to the everytown website every town in you know they're in the same as moms demand action russian and it basically you put in your information and it sends <hes> an email to your local representatives and mitch mcconnell and tells them that you want to take action on this and i don't know about everybody else out there but i feel helpless and i feel powerless. You know something that <hes> scary scary mommy's been doing. It's really helpful at least for me. <hes> is there. They're offering some ways in which to try to even start varta conversation <hes> with your children about some of these topics that are even hard for us to talk about with each other. Let alone you talking about with your kids. There was a mom's blamed video with some tips about how to talk to your kids about scary subjects and the one thing i know and i've heard that is suggested is to have <hes> kids get involved by writing to first responders and this can be a great way to help them process their feelings in a a proactive way and on the first responders hand have them <hes> get some deep appreciation yeah children that's and that's that also teaches your children kindness and it teaches them to kind of funnel that that helplessness into a positive way and i think that is so important <hes> it also says says at limiting our exposure to news coverage is also a great tip for kids and adults. We all need to a break to regroup and check emotionally and mentally <hes> talking kemah kids and giving them space to air their concerns is also important. You know you and i are not at that point right now because our children are so small they you know. I don't think they even even understand what's happening <hes> but it is scary i mean i can't i i haven't i'm still trying to process that. We live in this world. I don't even know how to talk to my son about it but i would like to mention that very famous. Mr rogers quote look for the helpers yeah whenever something he said something along the lines i'm <hes> i don't know it verbatim but his mother used to tell him that every time there was tragedy she would say look for the helpers and if that's not the most beautiful thing in the world i don't know what i love that quote ashley and you know <hes> i think moving forward into something something that is more uplifting <hes>. Let's move towards our crushing at crown. It's time for us trashing it crown rush. The <hes>. I'm so excited to hand out are crushing at crown today. It is so well deserved. If you don't already know every week we had out of crown to a mom who is crushing it. It's all about strong parenting moments and this week it goes to jasmine martin a mama five who posted on her instagram picture of herself three months postpartum so in the caption of her instagram picture jasmine says i just posted my baby's three-month picture yesterday but why not my own. This is me three months postpartum. I could've sucked my stomach and but for what that wouldn't be real. She goes on to talk about the shame she was feeling for not getting her body back right after having a baby and how she's been exercising a and really hasn't lost a pound and how that has her in tears upset about it. Yeah you know what i found interesting was that she mentioned that people were messaging her pretending to check in and then just like throwing in a pitch about like losing their young or i'm sorry joining their team. I guess like their fitness. T._m.'s off losing weight and i wanna lose their team. Yeah honestly i would too. I'm guessing these were not friends but you know actual social media people. She's a popular blog called raising the martin's. Can you imagine getting all these comments from strangers out your kind of naked body. I mean i wasn't naked but she was exposed. Yeah no then she says. Has this which i loved. I am getting my body back. Yeah you heard it right. I'm getting my body back from the media from the magazines from the people in my inbox telling me i can lose weight and a week on their our products most of all. I'm getting my body back for my own inner critic and that last part that's the most important is the inner critic because all you know all those other influences. Come join us kind of form that inner critic but that's the one that you have to fight the hardest. She's so strong and inspiring and that is why she gets the crown this week and we weren't the only ones who who were inspired by her. Her post resonated with so many women here are some of the comments susannah says you look beautiful and your messages spot on perfect catherine author and says i saw this instantly thought that woman is so stunning you are fiercely courageous since as you're glowing with positively keep up the good work it shows on your face beautiful marquess simply said amen you know it's not too often that all the commentators come together to like. Hold the hands and support one another and i this. This is very moving. I love this. I think we place so much emphasis on our kids milestones like i did the monthly picture picture. I keep forgetting the word. That's like the only thing i've done. I haven't kept to be book. That's been kind of my way of doing it major props to this woman. I think what she did is amazing and this is why on sebastian's second birthday i made sure to celebrate myself just a little bit in my head macabre yali being that moment it was flake. I'm so happy that he's too but also go me right kept a being alive yes he's well adjusted and like he might be a maniac act but he's okay. We're okay. I mean who's to say your not amini one hundred percent totally it makes total sense. I'm like tearing up right now. Just anticipating eating what i'm gonna say so you know. I really cried. I cried seeing this meme. Because the day i saw them was also the day like right before that i had gone to my therapist and my entire session was about how see see how i'm having a really hard time with my post-partum body and what i said to my therapist was like i want my confidence back. I wanna feel good about myself. Regardless of the weight like yes. I'd love to also lose the weight but most importantly like you said. I just just one like my mojo. I just want my confidence back. Whether i'm the weight that i am now or whether i'm the weight anywhere in between now and what i was before so i really really felt for this. I mean i was like thank you for this. I have this really vivid memory. <hes> years ago of watching like entertainment tonight or one of those kinds of shows us entertainment news shows and they were talking about heidi clue and how she had just had a baby and i think like a month later was walking the victoria's toria secret fashion show. I hope she was not being herself because i was still paying myself walking every i mean maybe she had a little. I think he ing the peeing issue. I definitely would walk down a victorious ago. Rodway fuck no sorry. I think that word applies here absolutely absolutely not i would not do it. I wouldn't do it right now <hes> but i was such a lasting memory in my head that i remember it all these as years later because of that before you were pregnant. This was years ago. This had to be at least ten years ago played in your head as you are yeah. I remember telling matt hey. What do you think about me getting a like while. I'm in the hospital recovering. Just getting tommy talk right like what do you feel about that and he was like well. If you really wanna do and then i thought about. I don't really want to do surgery but one hundred percent. It was a real thought in my head. I really wanted to bounce back as quickly as possible because i thought that's honor like i feel like women. Hold that as a badge edge of honor like i just bounced back yes. There's no bouncing. No there is even if there is great. That's amazing good for you and i'm happy for you and i <unk> at truly good for you know no malice but it's unfair for us for all of us women to sit here and think that that is what we have after you you'll pretty or good or accepted by society and that's the issue and should just have like more realistic expectations of each other. Yes i love dressing my son. I just got him the cutest being by scuttle bomb. I love a bean. I've been putting the cutest outfits by scuttled on luna. I'm dressing in her for as long as i can until she puts up a plate. You know if you buy scuttle bum clothing. Your kid will never put up a fight. They have dresses leggings onesies shirts you name it. They've got it. You're right. They have a ton of variety. I mean i would like to wear clothing. They have this little retro rainbow romper that i wish i could squeeze into as you can't well. I'm pretty sure i'm not a site six months anymore. Sixteen state okay good point anyway. Where can we get more scuttle bump clothing. My friends having her baby's first birthday party and i just want to get just the right outfit. Just go to shop dot scary. Mom dot com the scary. Mommy shop has everything you need from clothing hair and skin care products and even my favorite wine get that scary mommy swag. I'm getting it right now in these rainbow dummies so cute and the heather gray sleeper. I wanna be a b b again man. I need those hashtag pants. Oh and don't forget to put in the code speaks fifteen eighteen for fifteen percent off. Are you ready for this. We have with us jessica sokaia alba. You know her as an actress but she is doing so much more than that yes. She is gonna talk to us about her. New soothing therapy skin product line plus she he is so inspiring as a mom in our conversation. We're focusing on skin products which she started because their kids have eczema as moms so many of us struggle with that i do my child child is already have some skin stops into so let's get right to it. Let's do it. I'm jessica alba and i'm a scary mommy. Thank you so much for joining us on scary. Mommy speaks jessica and having me we've been dying to talk to you. I have an eight month old and the two year old so taking care of our kids like a huge priority for rest. Obviously so what exactly makes your eggs malign different than anything else well. The eggs malign that we're launching is different because it doesn't have steroids aids and it and it also doesn't have a petro based chemicals which a lot of the things that doctors and dermatologists recommend for people who have eczema flare upstate have steroids on a lot of them have petroleum these ingredients so arts don't have either is this line appropriate for dry skin as well yeah you can use it for scan adults babies elderly anyone that has dry skin or dry patchy skin. There's a wash and a bone. We also have the gently nourishing online which is nice as well 'cause. My son has these like really large patches of dry skin on his thighs and so we use the gently nourishing the lotion actually has a good twenty four hour moisture <hes> claim yeah we did testing and to be able to have like more plant based ingredients. Lo hsien with with the twin it really is quite groundbreaking and we get to do in our lab right down the hall my office. That's my tank so i go in there and i. I'm playing a lot lots trying different fragrances different things <hes> essential oils of course nothing synthetic and i'm always like adding. Mike and i'm like what if he had a little mike and i do. I do play a lot in the lab in your opinion how often moisturizing our baby's skin every day in your own skin to yes. We suit every day though okay so just go. Where can we find the new line and in general the honest products you can find everything honest dot com and you can also find our products with our retail partners like amazon and target. Thank you so much for all this information on this thing therapy line. I'm like very excited to use it. I know i can't wait to get my hands on that long because literally my hands are super dry. Ah we love hearing what you guys have to say. Every time you call and it feels like we're talking to real oh people and not just each other so we wanna know which summer blockbuster best describes your sex life lessons. It'd be good so please leave a voicemail at at six four six three six zero zero one eight nine to be featured on our podcast. Do you wanna know what mine is. What it stars your favorite person my sex life life would be the fast and so there was a team that got a lot of traction. It was originally posted by close to classy see and it says give a kid a bath. They'll be clean for a day. Give them a pool and they'll be clean all summer. People really took this seriously. I read it and then i was like <hes> hello and then i remembered that my kid hasn't bathed in five days. That's an ill. I know that's right. It's hard week. I e the sebastian every day. That's i i had high aspirations. Do that just doesn't happen. People took this really seriously. I mean true. I read it and was like you but then i remembered that my child hasn't been five days so so growth. You were doing a lot of traveling. Bedtime was all messed up like you know. How often do you usually be there. Every two days i give her like a little a little. I'll wash wash your crotch. Watcher failed tops and bottoms with the baby white but not like a full immersion well. She's still at the age where she's not filthy all the time sebastian's disgusting gusting between like his own bodily stuff. He now does this thing where he runs over and spits food into your hand. He's like he's got crawl over. He's just like a dirty law. There's just way dirty. Blast knees thirty feet in their little fingers is always so black the ear cheese and we've talked about orgy such ear wax so much iraq. What is that for. Why does that happen. Oh i don't understand anyway. I'm itchy thinking about all <music> dirt all this chlorine. It's like an o._c._d. Nightmare up in here here are reader comments. Nancy said honestly this is cringe-worthy where they yet anti a swimming pool is not equivalent to a shower. It doesn't involve soap scrubbing renting shampooing swim but jeepers creepers have a shower it to love that she's jeepers creepers cre- <hes> bailey says also a soapy slipping slide totally counts as if you rinse off the grass and mud at the end. I do think that that's a a very valid point. You put soap in their slippers. Doesn't everyone know firstly. I've never actually put together a slip inside but from what is open there because it's bubble from what i've heard you always is put soap or is it oil. I it so something to make it slick. No put something else. I never put soap in any way. Okay you know what billy if you put soap good for you and i agree. Tiffany says eighties and nineties kids lived by this rule best time yeah but we didn't have car seats and we barely made it through anyway. Yeah yeah pretty much. Megan says poole lake hose water balloon slip inside with five kids blitz in my house. Sometimes you just gotta let go you do you bill oh kid list. I like headless. Still an thanks meghan. Kristen says my philosophy is soap and water or chlorine. Pick one and i'm happy hour wealthy <hes> i._d. We know people actually do this. This is a really good comment section about korean considering where we're talking about. Jessica alba's eggs maligned because that is what i would get yeah if i was not washing after the poll sebastian if i don't give him a bath right after <hes> his swim class he always his exit right behind. His arms gets really really bad. I mean all of this is just making me skeeve h._a. Rashy pleurisy makes my hair. I'm a blonde so chlorine well. I used to be applauded him now. You're blonde yeah but not naturally naturally it makes my hair turn green so i'm like an immediate shower after the pool or sometimes even wear bathing cap. Could i gotta keep. Does you know expensive bathing cap. Hold on hold on time out. You wear a beating. I have an old fashioned bathing cap that i wear when i'm going to go under the water does is it okay. It has little flowers on it. You just rocked my world firstly. You'll love those old baby caps with the flowers on its that makes this robber one not the fabric one but it looks like i'm in one of those old fashioned like synchronized swimming movies. I cannot express how much joy joy this visual confession time cashew. It's time for confessions every week. We tell our deepest darkest secrets to literally everybody literally. Why why don't you start my friend. Kerry okay okay so for the first time in my whole life. I wish that my dog dog was not here. Let me explain before everyone starts sending me hate mail yeah. He's my baby and i treat them as such as my first kid. I always say that so. He has had this disease for like the last four four years. He's on lots of medication. That's very expensive. He has to go to the vet all the time for blood tests anyway baby. No one expected him to live this long so when they put him on all this medication medication they're like this is so he gets another year with you but no one expected them live four years so the medicine is now the thing that's kind of killing him which we knew you but it's making him kind of crazy. He's picking fights with my mom's dogs and he is food aggressive and he started rallying in nipping at luna. Oh now now. I literally don't know what to do. I've been like crying about this for so long. I i've been thinking like i just hope. He passes soon so that it's like peaceful. We don't have to worry about at this. I just feel like a horrible person for saying that about my best friend it just i'm really afraid that something is going to happen and i'm going to have to make a really ah terrible decision. I mean here's here's the thing this is a really hard situation. I understand it. I'm a dog lover. Also i have my babies and that's a that's shitty situation. Being this is hard. I don't really think there's a win. <hes> you're ready for my get ready listener. I refuse to let fashion. Watch pepe pig or thomas because i hate british television. I love british till i. I hate it so much. I just don't like get. I don't get it. I don't get their sense of humor. I was gonna say you don't like british. Sons inc member also the pace is a little bit slow and then like pepper is so rude. No i hate kyw you can you is such a wide. I don't even know what that is such a whiner. I'm glad you brought some levity to the year four and now it's your turn scary. Mommy's tell us this your deepest and darkest except you got to do it anonymously unlike us scaring mommy dot com as a page for completely anonymous confessions go on it. You've always wanted to say so your feel liberated. 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Jessica Alba & The Honest Company; Gary Vee & His NFT VeeFriends

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Jessica Alba & The Honest Company; Gary Vee & His NFT VeeFriends

"Cnbc's daily podcast. Squawk pod is up for a webby and we're asking you to vote for the people's voice award go to cnbc dot com slash. Vote squawk pod to link right. Our category voting is open. Until may six. We'd love your support. This is squawk pod. I'm cnbc producer. Katie kramer today on our podcast. It's a big deal. Honest the honest companies debut with none other than its founder. Jessica alba now. Everyone is aware of how they can live a better life and they do care about safety and health sustainability diversity and inclusion something that gen z cares about and a whole new world of big deals and fte's with the lever entrepreneur and media guru. Gary chuck this internet nineteen ninety nine height on the overall technology way too many people grabbing going for cash the blockchain. And i believe non. Fungible tokens are a much much bigger thing plus janet yellen cooling down some straight talk. And how do you take your crispy cream. If they're glazed. I can do a dozen today but with butter and maybe ice cream and maybe maybe even some syrup or something. it's wednesday may fifth twenty twenty one. Happy cinco de maya squad. Pod begins right now. good morning everybody. Welcome to squawk box here on cnbc. I'm becky quick along with joe. Kernan and andrew. Ross sorkin and happy. Cinco de mayo may fifth little party later. Today do is having a party right. Now there's a a lime slice at salt shaker and something in a shot. Glass that Party in your pants a. I'm sorry i'm sorry. I'm sorry i'm sorry. So one six my first up today on the podcast. The markets recuperating from a quick turnaround on tuesday prompted by comments from treasury secretary. Janet yellen at an economy summit hosted by the atlantic. The former fed chair and current treasury secretary. janet yellen suggested a move for interest rates. Which is no longer in her job purview. It may be that interest rates will have to rise somewhat to make sure was. Our economy doesn't overheat. Now just remind you. The federal reserve has kept interest rates angered at near zero for over a year even though the us economy is growing at its fastest rate in nearly four decades because of this and all the stimulus spending from the pandemic more and more concerns about inflation have surfaced current fed chair. Jerome powell addressed these concerns in his last press conference just a week ago. If contrary to expectations inflation were to move persistently and materially above two percent in a manner that threatened to move in long-term inflation expectations materially above two percent. We would use our tools to bring inflation expectations down to mended consistent levels yesterday after her comments prompted a dip in the stock market. Janet yellen clarified her remarks and basically echoed the guy. Who's in charge of all of this now. Jay powell who you just heard this time yellen spoke to the wall street journal. I don't anticipate that inflation is going to be a problem but it is something that we're watching very carefully and if it does if it if it is a problem which i don't expect there certainly tools available yellen also clarified that she wasn't recommending or suggesting any rise to interest rates as. That's not her role not anymore since she used to be in charge of monetary policy at the fed. It's not unusual for wall street to hear yellen comment on things like inflation and interest rates. But now that she's a white house official a cabinet secretary however it could be a little strange. The independence of the federal reserve is critical to our economies mechanics and basically until the trump administration. The white house has stayed out of the way on fed decision making boy. Is that a mouthful. You have a treasury secretary who happens to have been the former fed chairman who was going through saying some of these things that she walked that back. Pretty quickly Dow did closed higher yesterday but it was the lone one of the three major indexes was higher. S&p was down a little bit and then the nasdaq was really down pretty significantly. Yesterday it was a drop of over two hundred and sixty points. It was about one point nine percent of a decline and it was the biggest down day we've seen since march twenty. Four th for the nasdaq. Let's check out the crypto currencies because doj coin is the one to watch actually saw news reports. Yesterday guys speculating. That the reason it's up right now is because elon. Musk is going to be on saturday. Night live on saturday. So that's happening. Coin up seventeen percent and by the way does coin which was about half of a penny just a few months ago now. Sitting at sixty six cents does coins. Market cap is now eighty six billion dollars. I think there's some at stuff happening with those going. It reminds me of the whole game stop frenzy. I mean this is. That's a that's unbelievable. How about yellen when she says something. I'm like oh my god yellen said. Oh yeah yeah. She's she's treasury secretary. Now she's not but it still still got the jo of the head of the fed. You know it's it's good to start ahead of the fed and then go to treasury 'cause it still like yellen yellen and but she's not you know it's not j. paul saying it so i mean we used to do mnuchin. What he said was important. But i think that gives her and it's like an added. She reminded me of mnuchin and the comments he made at the dollar remember very early on in his tenure when we spoke to him at davos and he kind of said something about yeah never made it again and i think that's the thing for treasury officials for for the new treasury secretary. It takes a little time to work into this and remember that people. Hang on your every word on things like this and i. I'm sure she never meant to imply that she was giving directives or trying to tell the fed what to do. She answered honestly what she was thinking about. Something and realized you can't always do that when you're the treasury each need to rise if the economy gets hot i mean that seems like it's not that big a stretch fairly obvious. President biden announcing some new goals in the fight against covert including getty seventy percent of us adults to receive at least one dose of a vaccine by july fourth the administration also targeting one hundred sixty million adults fully vaccinated by independence day. The president said if the country can hit those goals in the next two months. We're going to have to take take a serious step towards a return to normal the administration also reallocating vaccine doses from states. That aren't using them to. Others and president will direct thousands of local pharmacies to provide walking vaccinations to people without appointments. Fema it's gonna plan to support pop up in mobile clinics aimed at people who might have trouble reaching vaccination sites as of yesterday forty point eight percent of us adults were fully vaccinated in one fifty six percent had received at least one dose crispy cream my favorite set to return to the public market. Five years after he was taken private. Who was bought by. J. beholding zephyr one point three billion back in two thousand sixteen. The donut chain has filed confidentially for an ipo to take advantage of a record boom in capital raising and guys national donut. Day happens to be on june eighth. I just want to put it out there for you. Because you know my interest in in doughnuts and i'm hoping maybe they'll tell you they're going to see if you can eat a dozen in one day i i've done a dozen only if they're glazed if they're glazed. I can do a dozen. I but if you start to fillings and it's gets harder with with butter and maybe ice cream and maybe maybe even some syrup or something but what was it c. k. r. m. e. was the because it was maybe it was k r e m. I don't remember because it was public five years ago. Wasn't that a time flies. Say hair me. But i yes do you. Where do you get the free. Donut every day. If you've got the vaccine it can't you do that too. If you take advantage of that. I am not taken advantage. I have my you know. I have my qr code and my vaccine. My my vaccine ready to go. I should walk in there. And do that i i. I'm trying to be good. I'm trying to be as i build up to june eighth big day. So i try to get all my own at them. One day. i mean they make mountain dew. That you're fly off the walls you eat twelve those donuts. You're going to be soaring. I didn't. I don't know if that's a that's a lot of. There's a crash to joe. There's a crash there is a. I've watched three nine and you know it it. It's the sugar high but the crash that comes afterwards comes pretty fast. Remember those ones. We have here that. There's some good ones here that have like bacon on them and stuff. they're really. There was a great company. A philadelphia company sent them to us. That were amazing. remember that was national. Donut day you couldn't say anywhere. Because it would just whatever's on this would spread out on the newspapers but They were good an interesting story on the front page of today's wall street journal on a stock with the price. That's just too damn high berkshire hathaway class. A shares are trading at more than four hundred. Twenty one thousand dollars. The price is actually grown. So high that it's approaching the maximum number that can be stored in some exchange computers. Yesterday nasdaq temporarily suspended. Broadcasting prices of those shares over several popular data feeds its computers use a digital format. That can't count higher than four hundred twenty nine thousand and change. It's a thirty two bit measure old time computers. The nasdaq is actually rushing to finish an upgrade. Later this month that would fix the problem but exchange operator i x has also reported the same limitation of course. This is a problem that's unique to berkshire because the us stock with the second. Highest price is home. Builder n vr. It's trading only at about fifty one hundred dollars a share. Warren buffett as famously refused to execute a stock split signing birthday cards. To friends with the message. May you live until berkshire spritz but andrew. This is a little bit of a y. Two k problem that is specific only to berkshire at this point. I love that. May you live until the stocks. What's i'd point right after you've signed that -actly that's like no pick where or when you're gonna talk right. Just go there. So don't ever split the stock and you'll live forever. I guess new the stock version of hell is gonna freeze over coming up a huge lineup today among the highlights really the honest company. Ceo plus co founder. Jessica alba. here. I think it'd be in the nasdaq and you guys think that she's a fan. Do you think she's going to want to come out on the set and say i. I'd really like to meet job autograph. Probably not but before we get to that interview internet and marketing entrepreneur. Gary check his new project. With non fungible tokens and the bright new pixeleted future. Find it toward press for any business in the world to not issue an nfc t for everything they do because it's own to make logical sense the way having social and having website week logical sense. It's a trip in more ways than one. I'm pretty sure. I'm gonna live in the metaverse in. Vr put on my headset and walk around garage sales and find. Nfp's all coming up on scott. Welcome back disqualified entrepreneur. Gary vasicek has a lot of jobs. That book say right now is not every person was destined. He runs an advertising digital branding company. He was an early youtuber with his wine. Tv videos a decade ago from new jersey wind chop and he hosted us for preview of his newest project. I'm gary and this is what i'm doing. I'm rolling by. Nfc project which is focusing on human traits admire in character form focusing on access community creativity and really trying to create a blueprint of projects. That will work both for the people buying it and the people cre- the friends is an nfc collection launching today. One of a kind digital art backed by specific blockchain technology. Think of it as a collectible and think of it as a token that can create access so far most people have been focusing on the art. Part right you've seen the big headlines people sixty nine million dollars thing things of that nature. Alternative investments are why sotheby's and christie's existed for two hundred years antiques. I just think this generation twenty thirty forty year olds are not interested in buying a teacup from sixteen forty seven old europe. I think they're more interested in buying pop culture. Gary was in a house in california overlooking the ocean and heads down on drawing cartoon after cartoon tigers bulls snakes goats all sorts of animal doodles to make ten thousand plus tokens the actual art that are for sale as part of the v. friends and if t collection i an entire ecosystem of characters for example. Hang out hawk. One hundred twenty five of these are going to be individuals who are able to be part of a hangout. A zoom whatever. I put the video. Technology layer on top of. Is this the next big digital innovation ownership but with extras ownership but on the blockchain not in a frame on the wall. Why does everybody under care about how many followers they have. And that's a whole insecurity thing that we gotta talk about. But why why will it matter. Because digital assets and ftc's will become the currency of communication. Gary vein check is great at looking forward. He was an early investor in a few little companies like facebook. Twitter uber coin base and with that track record. He says this is it. Non fungible tokens have staying power. I'm pretty sure. I'm gonna live in the metaverse in. Vr put on my headset and walk around garage sales and find nfc's he spoke to. Joe kernan andrew. Ross sorkin and becky quick on our tv broadcast today. Joe. we'll take it away beyond. That sounds kind of wacky at first blush right can you. Can you start at the beginning and go over at fourth air vini anytime smart. People think something i'm doing is wacky on first blush. I know i'm doing something really important to break down. First and foremost it is a a platform that as a smart contract underneath it. It gives every single kherson of the ten thousand two hundred fifty five token holders eight ticket to a three or super conference that also announcing called be con- think of it as south by southwest meets. Domino's means rolling loud comic con a huge conference so where where people been missing. An app teas and continue to. Miss is smart contract. This isn't about me putting out a piece of art. Even though i've been doodling for a long time even though this is also the beginning of me standing up an intellectual property that i'm going to be building the rest of my career. What i'm trying to be was bringing enormous value underneath the contract including five hundred fifty five gift goats my brand that actually when you buy that can registered to the site and a minimum of six times a year over three years. You're getting a surprise physical gift in the mail. What i've done is pretty rigorous tremendous off chain value. While using the on chain dynamics the ethereal is involved. That's the with a non-custodial wallet. That's how you can do it. There's gonna be a dutch auction for most of these and you have any idea what one of these would cost for stars. Can you just estimate it and where it could go You know the the majority of tokens are going started. Re in dutch option down two point. Five and one of the chapter. Because right now there's frenzy and hysteria. We have way too many people putting out projects and overspending. I think we're seeing a lot of dynamics of the market and seventeen definitely this crowd if they remember. This is so easy for this crowd. This internet nineteen ninety nine breezy high on the overall technology way too many people grabbing going for chance loom. It's marked an april two thousand. This crowd watching knows collapsed but meanwhile in that lapsed was ebay amazon and multiple when people said oh the internet is a bad left the sector. That was the time to double down. It was the beginning of the most important change in technology and our history. The blockchain and i believe non. Fungible tokens are a much bigger thing than a jay pag. that's a piece of artwork. Money it's the underlining contracts and the things that it can do offline and it was important for me to put this out. Because i i appreciate you said. I've got a career at this point where people are going to look at it and my plan. Is i want bruns today. And every celebrity influence pacemaker steps back now cancelled their meetings. Today gets together and says the rap art and we're going to put out next week for a couple of bucks. Let's spend three months out something meaningful to our community is a bay win. We went in terms of a gary being a futurist. I mean you've been right. I don't know if you've if you miscalculated anywhere At this point so to say that this is not going to come to pass. I would be crazy to say that the communities and and i guess is it about monetize celebrity to some people gary his equitable beers. It's not all about helping community helping people actually get into the new age. That isn't the only reason that someone would do this. I mean you could if your you know an angel an ideologist i mean i think i think every rate rammed every great business the number one way to be selfish is to be selfless ron. I mean if you're able to provide more value than you know than you charged or you know you're always going to win. I mean it's not a super complicated game. I think the problem with you know the wall street dynamic or the entrepreneurs that just want to buy a boat is everyone's in a vicious cycle of short-term economics. Everybody wants it now now. now. I i believe that an f. t. screen legible infrastructure rans intellectual property and individuals to create very meaningful monetization for themselves over time. And don't forget it's ins become things that the audience are able to transact on with people are thoughtful Patient and really really execute something of value. They haven't read or two need to have a win win situation which does happen in business in life. Gary can you just explain. Because i have to admit i'm still confused. A little bit about how this is going to work so so each of these drawings gopher up effectively nine thousand dollars right now close to ten thousand dollars based on on what ether is priced. At right you said it's capped at three three thursday right. The ninety four hundred tokens the farmer. Giardi or admission tokens they range. Ten and three theory. All the way down two point five or three dutch auctioning and if they don't go off and go to that floor. There's a whole level of tokens. That are the big part of the project. Called access tokens where people are able to get mentorship sessions of me dinners. Hang out sessions. There's even portside cat organ which is a rear token that. Let's go sent right there courtside at madison square garden. Which me you so the realities that there was a whole access layer and as you can imagine if no joke mitch's watching the wait a minute instead of just a photo the digital makes a me. Why don't i put a contract that allows people to play in this with me. You start creating that economy of access which is really the most limited thing in the world and you could start seeing how this layers this is going to be. How membership for this is going to be. How artists launch album and free cell of the album The five best tokens are actually access to go in studio while worked the album. This is a layer of smart contract that people have wrapped around and let me make this point. Because i liked being right that i like slipping this in seven years in whenever the social platform of the day is when we get into public wallets when the way we look each other's instagram the way we google each other after we meet each other. See somebody on this great program thousand. What does are looking at everybody's wallets and see. What tokens they have. These are gonna become collectible derivatives going to become assets and they're definitely gonna be marketing material would mean a place as costs drive down beings projects from a text. The point where you're gonna find presper any business in the world to not issued an nfc for everything they do because it's going to make logical sense the way having social media and having a website week logical sense and in terms of cost to you. So how do you think about that. You said for example. There might be six gifts a year that you get with the token if i'm sitting next to you at the garden that seat cost you money. The ten thousand dollars shopping spree wine library and my dad's store wine shopping spree. Woodshop look for that one My accountants draw hit the ground when they understood. The war of the athenian price at the project went well. And i'm explaining to them how we have to start thinking about a loss on the business and they just couldn't wrap their head around it is gals. There's a your conference directly attached to this. I am better throw a monster. Multimillion dollar production. When i see how well we're not well. This does when i want here. Hopefully tonight The auction. I'm going to have to throw a conference disproportionately impacts and does well so if everyone pays nine thousand dollars you said you can imagine. I'm amortizing a three thousand dollar four day ticket months looking at every single conference pricing. If i'm able to overdeliver and bring a five seven ten thousand dollar experienced that we can. Because i'm disproportionately overpaying the best speakers in the world the ilan's the ba- rocks that the chinese wherever you're going to go with well then you can imagine that that becomes incredibly interesting. You know i'm gonna bleed the rest of this year to make to ones beacon twenty two. The single must see event go to bent every year which creates an incredible opportunity for the people that jumped in and that it's become twenty twenty-three demand cycles that i don't think people are anticipating so for me. This is about building the intellectual property this is about building. My barney might harry potter. And you'll see that. It's around the things i talk about as jerry be lost and i don't wanna be the front band come off to work around patients and candor chat things a barrier. Yes i just want to make sure. I understand this. This is you're buying it and then you're gonna lineup the guests and figure out what the conferences and right. Now theorems running hot. If something happens that it drops or you don't get the demand you were anticipating. Does that mean a lesser conference. You just figure it out based on what you sell because dollars come in to me. I deliver on what people are in. Add an overdeliver. I'm building economy in interest in demand and rand and most of all my reputation online. This is this a project to work on unstoppingly to over deliver on not to mention. I'm also trying again to build. You know hannah. More bureau disney characters. Things that i'm going to launch some modest expectations. Yeah but listen. You know everything. I've done when i want empathy. I when i watched this agency. I was a wine. Retailer and a lot of people laughed. I built one of the largest independent ad agencies of all time. I wanna lose expectations. Here's why wouldn't i. I'm also willing to admit defeat if i don't do it. Why not go for the jugular gary v. You gotta come back. Got gotta go over some of this again for me. Maybe not everybody. But i mean i'm blown away in fascinated by it because i never thought of it. I always said what's next after twitter. What are we gonna do. What's going to be the next big thing and it's like i had no idea that something like this would an all built on blockchain. I know just enough about to be dangerous. V thank you. We'll have you back and good luck. Thank you just send me one of those and you want to pay for your best ones and three of us. All three joe we can always get your digital copy without the nfc attached. That's the big contract join. I want to smart. Just you know both next. On squawk todd lifestyle brands the honest company and its four hundred million dollar market debut building a clean business with founder jessica alba. This is the moment where we really dig into this. Next phase of growth. This is really the beginning farrah's and a lot of ways. Cnbc's daily podcast squawk pod up for a and we're asking you to vote for the people's voice award go to cnbc dot com slash votes squawk pod to link right. Our category voting is open until may six. We'd love your support. You're listening to squawk pod. Here's joe kernan. Let's talk about this. Big ipo jessica alba. The honest company set to go public. Leslie picker joins us with more on the growing a consumer goods company. You have you done some of the products and stuff leslie. You're familiar with that. i haven't i have. I should have brought props but no i am familiar. I've used some of their baby products as well as some of their skin care products. And it's been quite the journey for this company and a volatile few years to get to the public markets but today the banker of the baby and beauty products is looking to make its debut on his priced its shares its ipo at sixteen dollars. Each a dollar below the top of the range. It had been marketing to investors that level implies of one point four billion dollars valuation. That's shy of the one point. Seven billion dollar valuation honest notched in a private funding round six years ago now that fundraising took place just prior. If you guys recall to those voluntary recall there were some ingredient. Labelling issues in class action lawsuits caused the company to take a reputational hit and sales to slow now. Honest actually lost its unicorn. Status in twenty seventeen raising capital below a billion dollar valuation but after several changes in the c. suite and a pandemic that refocus consumers to be more health conscious and internet savvy. Honest has regained its footing. Sales grew twenty eight percent last year. To three hundred million dollars. Net losses were cut in half and later today. Wall street will have its say when shares begin trading on his company's listening. We'll be on the nasdaq under the symbol h. n. s. t. guys each in state. Well eight ten esti. There's a lot of commotion. That's all i'm gonna say there are there is i. I saw one guy i know. He's one of our big security guys in about five other ones and i was thinking. Wow these guys are really I guess my you know. I'm getting known far and wide. And they're all out there but no it wasn't me leslie. It was Alves who who is here celebrity for the other If she's in a list we need to go to even the greek letters we may need to pass to get to k. less 'cause alba and kernan k. lists south ever all right leslie picker joining right now. Is jessica alba. Honest set company founder and chief creative officer also the company's ceo nicolaos. Good morning to both of you. Congratulations i know. This is a big day. And i was thinking back just to go. We spoke back at at dealbook in two thousand fourteen in the midst of this journey of yours. And i'm curious if you think about what that journey has looked like a sort of sort of how you pin. What's happened between then. And now you know i really feels like i have three kids but this really feels like my fourth child and i feel like just every stage and every milestone feels a lot like raising a kid. You know you're you You go through the motions you guide and love and put your heart and soul into just you know making sure that there's the best outcome and so i. I'm just thrilled that i'm here today. I'm talking to you with nikola. He's been my partner over the last four years and this is really a pinch me moment of. Let's talk about the stock a little bit at least evaluation. I think there's lots of questions about how investors should be thinking about this company and in particular thinking about the growth You had a close to thirty percent growth over the last year a lot of investors. I think wonder how much of that was pandemic induced and whether that's sustainable and how they should think about that we're mission driven business role about in sparring consumers to live a more conscious lifestyle. You look at the numbers and you know since two thousand and eighteen you look at our core. Businesses actually grew about nineteen percent. And then this past year we accelerated growing at twenty eight percent but the key there is also expanding our margins since two thousand and eighteen we've picked up about eleven hundred basis points of gross margin this past year. Roughly four hundred basis points of gross margin so a lot of momentum on the business from a top line perspective from a margin perspective. And we've got a really bright future in terms of the mix of businesses diapers and wipes the kids business jet. You talked about having kids. I have three kids got the kids. That's a huge part of the business. That's about sixty three percent of the business right now and then personal care. Products represented about twenty six percent of the business. How do you want that. Mix to look if we had this conversation a couple of years from now. Well i think we will continue to drive our personal care. Business are home business and it's just exciting. Because when i first started the company it was definitely A more focused around certain types of consumer but now everyone is aware of how they can live a better life than they do care about safety and health. They really wanna care. Also about sustainability diversity and inclusion all of these core pillars on a stance for is something that even the gen z cares about So it really spans across a huge demographic and people that care about on us and so we will continue to drive all the categories that reach people at every touch point in their life in terms of distribution channels. And i do a lot of business with amazon. How do you think about private label versus some of the the other branded products versus others. That are that are getting into the space in terms of the competitive landscape. And how much of it is ultimately should be a dc business if you will verses versus leveraging some of the other distribution platforms there. You look at the business right now. In about fifty. Five percent of our businesses digital about forty five percent is retail and we're the consumer continues to gravitate more and more is through that e commerce lens so we love the fact that we're an omni channel business because we're very consumer oriented. We wanna make sure that we're accessible to work. Consumers want to shop and that's really a shift versus the historical kind of conventional models from a business perspective. We're really building this modern consumer business. Where the future. Because we've got the consumer front and center when you look at private label and you look at some of these other brands. What we see from the data is as you look out over the next few years but natural kind of clean categories that we compete in our forecast to grow between nine and ten percent. Conventional players within those same categories are forecast to grow between one and two percent so there's momentum acceleration we have tailwinds from a consumer perspective. We've got that modern brand because not only do we deliver against clean safe effectiveness in our products. We make them accessible. Where consumers are shopping. He just got. I'm curious how you've thought about the ipo process. I asked i remember talking to you about whether you thought you'd never sell to a bigger company like proctor and gamble or whether you'd go independent obviously now there's a become a huge vehicle for this. How have you thought about this whole process. I mean i don't know if you could ever really wrap your head around it until you're in it and nick and i have been in it for the last almost six months and it's you know it's wild. It's it's like. I guess i bring everything back to having children. It's sort of like you're pregnant for a long time. And then you have you know the baby is born but then the real work starts once the baby is born. Wh where you're actually raising the child. And i feel like this is the moment where we really dig into this next phase of growth and this is really the beginning for us in a lot of ways. How do you feel about being the face of this brand. I mean you've actually turned this brand into. That's i would argue far beyond you personally yet when you go through. The perspective is one of the risk factors. Jessica his you. It's it's you it's your it's your social media presence at your ability to get the word out and and by the way you spend a lot of tie you i because i follow you on all of these things. You spent an inordinate amount of time on social media. I'm you know. Social media has been a strategic marketing channel for us. It is where we build community and and from day one having that engagement with the community is core to our one of our values and what we're building and it is a very different different tactic. I would say than more traditional Companies out there so we will continue to be innovative and how we build community and we will be everywhere. The consumer is okay. Well jessica nick we want to wish you a lotta luck with it. We hope you come on back and follow your progress and high. She'd tell you. Joe kernan is downstairs. I don't know. I hope joe's right there. Joe you say hello from failure down. I feel your presence. It's good thank you for coming on. 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Jennie Garth & Tori Spelling

On with Mario Interviews

11:20 min | 7 months ago

Jennie Garth & Tori Spelling

"I gone with mario lopez up your own. Mario lopez joining me right now. Some friends of mine tori spelling and jennie garth great to see you ladies. You look wonderful. How are you emails now. This is cool. You've launched this podcast together. Nine hundred two. Omg clever title. And you're basically re watching the entire series right and commenting as you go along you. Posited how does it work. So i mean we initially were best friends in real life and we want it to do Of you know we wanted to work together. We love being prints in real life. We raise our families together. We just want to keep working together. It's the podcast generation. Is you know so we just wanted to do kind of a girlfriends one on kind of how you know. Our journey together and going through every aspect in decade applies together and then we decided to blend that through the fans with re watching it which we both have done since we made the show after watching the you have a favorite episode. We haven't watched yet. You have done it yet. Started signing early. Do it with the fans and got it. So does you're watching with them interesting. Okay and then we'll talk about during that episode. What happened behind the seats. All gone. okay. So do you have a favorite episode before you start watching them and then we'll see if it matches later the thing with me is i don't remember much init- ally but No i'm the same way. I have a hard time remembering what happened last week. So here was zedek So we're excited to just start beginning and watch I think it's going to be a fun ride. Just because i've never done that. I don't know we've never sat down and watched it. I've never been one to wash my own work. My own shows or whatever. Sure so we're going to do it and that the gun far enough removed in age that it'll be okay. Yeah it's going to be a fine. It's going to be a fun experience. I'm sure there's going to be a lot. Oh my god. Oh my god look at that outfit. We'll be a lot of that. Hey what was up with jessica alba claiming the no i contact thing you guys you guys kind of put her in check or what was it. What was the whole deal. Did i miss here that we are surprised to hear it about it. Yeah it came left field to I think that. I think i think what have i don't know who knows i wasn't there so i have no idea what that was about. We we actually would love to find out his. It's actually bothering us because we felt right. It's bothering me okay. Here's the deal. So mario when. I was on saved by the bell. I was a guest star and bickerstaff. Yes he will. Great went out of your way to make everyone feel welcome and that set me up for what i did nine when i was like. It's really hard on a hit show coming in. So i never wanted to be that girl. We always were welcome to our guest stars. Walk me so it was kind of shocking for night to hear that she felt that way didn't come from us. But we're like maybe someone you know an ad or someone had mentioned that to her but were horrified stuck with her all these years and we'd love to get to the bottom of and knowing you girls for for so many years i- hundred percent no wasn't youtube in front of the cazenove casserole very cool. To sometimes these things take on like little urban legends of their own and someone hears something something else speeding on say by the have quick question. Mario told us that he took you on. A date wants to universal and he lost his car we sell it found it. Do you know where it is. I can't believe you brought that up and can't punch you later so embarrassing. Sell them but jenny heard about it for the first time. I'm about to choke you. Wanna date and mario remember you know what's funny story. I remember the movies that we were debating watching back then. Sure you don't remember. It's like a romantic. We'll we're working together. So i took her out took it was done. Streets no loved jetty. Come on. This is far backwards. You know what movies you know what the movies were as he knows my husband. No we were teenagers. Justify it just got in my car. I picked you up. Maybe you weren't driving. That's how you pick me. I forgot about the favor report. Didn't even know how to get to the valley right. I was living in studio city universal parked car. I don't remember what movie we saw. But we could find the car afterwards. And i think someone did they find it or no. I think my mom's security guard had to come pick you up so impact. So you're a so-called sorry but it was so embarrassing. The reason i remember the movies. And maybe this is. Why wasn't it wasn't like super romantic everything. Because i'm gonna tell you why i remember this. I don't know why the movies that came out that week were ghost and die hard and i was like come on tori. Let's see die hard. Because if i was really trying want to see ghosts right of dyer and i was like you really try because you were. Maybe we just work together. I was trying to be a gentleman. You know respectful respectful brought dammit. We should of did ghost. Sc frazier go there. I was seven. Remember that story. And i was so embarrassed. I'm like you know people are like dates. Gone wrong i was like. Oh my god. I just got my license. I couldn't remember where i parked couldn't get up like embarrassed. I should remember. I was in berry has told us that story. I was so embarrassed. He says that france take the responsibility. I don't even think about putting on you. You should not be embarrassed at all. You pick me up that right there a busy. Although although i do kinda wanna know what did you think of die hard so stupid i can't. He was really cute. Because i would never turn into the best interview back to you guys. That was fun. The deviate back to you guys. Well we all have kids and obviously during this pandemic they have been able to go to school. Have you been handling the home schooling thing. And how they've been handling it. I'm lucky my girls are all older. So that's right. Take care of themselves and do their school independently. And i can't imagine what it must be like for a tour and for everybody else. Had these young kids will accept before. You're welcome to come over anytime. Anti danny gans and school them. It's hard i mean you know. I mean you're working a lot like coordinate has to deal with it it's just like it's madness and my three year old's not in school but the other four. They're like no distractions. Please go to a separate room. Well that's not always the case. And then the second to second youngest like the eight nine year old. They need health. And if i'm working it's hard to be there. I'm i'm failing is what's happened the work that they're doing. I don't do that. no exactly. well thank you. It's comforting to know when they changed math. They just mocks this. It's it's awful our lady everything you computer google everything before i let you go. I'm gonna put you on the spot with some quick questions. Quick answers okay. We'll just go back and forth here favorite thanksgiving side dish we celebrate. Thanks so do you really. What was that agreeing. What god green bean bundles that. I have everything for thanksgiving. And she comes over and it. Never seth is cooked. We go either way you and your what needs to be cooked ingredients. Food comes over with a youth. It's going to be on time. That's awesome that's awesome favorite. Tv show you've been during quarantine at nine hundred. Eighty eight say all. But when i watched a darcy stacey you watch your they have their own show mason boo. I can't believe you watch it. Like she does not like the types of shows. She's watching them lately. So i'm very proud of her very prouty jenny. Last one to midnight snack is hers is oh so disgusting applesauce with peanut butter mixed into ooh ooh. I don't wanna knock. It might be about like brad or the apple gone. Oh also it's just a different version. I even know what yours are. What doritos roman concern right. Yeah magma baggage arenas in my tv. That's a good night. But no i wouldn't. That's awesome together for a while. And i got to be the late night snacking first hand like results of it the next day or the next week. We bowl sitting around days. I've learned a lot makes you it devolve so on the show like we've been best friends for thirty years but we've never lived together. Sure on the show. We were roommates at the beach. Apartment for cpa all season a lot of seasons of nine. Oh two one oh so it was our first time during be h nance when last summer that we actually did live together in real life and we saw a whole different side to each other but still worked out. We still love each other. She's like i think. I left the the things around the bother you because you're so. Ocd about cleaning little odd couple situation. I like it. I like it hundred percent or you've now got me very for the podcast. I'm sure it's going to be highly entertaining. So nice to catch up with the girls. And congratulations in tori. I apologize yet again. Both from my producer and for not being able to find your car three years ago. That was out to all go. Viral with frazier is now like i forgot about it but now that we've talked about it now. It's like i'm like. How could i have done that date differently. I know i could've. We could've watch ghost. Water probably would have gotten naughty afterwards. All romantic and everything could have done it differently. You shouldn't driven. Because i couldn't remember where our way exact young were. Oh my god are so old all right you. Checkout journey guards tori spelling's podcast nine. Oh two one. Omg right now on iheartradio or wherever you stream your podcast. Love your girls. Thanks for checking. In your view. On with mario lopez.

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Episode 118 - Good Luck Chuck (2007)

They Called This a Movie

1:25:38 hr | 4 months ago

Episode 118 - Good Luck Chuck (2007)

"I like to propose a toast to charlie women. Call him that charlie. Charlie good luck chuck term. You have sex with someone and then they find their true love. Isn't that how it works. Everybody lost their minds. That's ridiculous chat six before or after dinner dinner plans. Buddy you got the tickets to the big show your have a hundred and eight messages man. This is lally any danielle. Stacey spa just hear me out. But now i'm charlie fess up about this sean quite scam. No it's not me. People believe whatever they want to what seems like a blessing cams zone. What makes you think on kissing. You also feels like curse if you sleep with her. He's gonna marry the next guy. She dates true. Started calling on your taxes. They're married it's real. You gotta go. You look great a good time to get the girl of his dreams. Jock will do anything with the curse to the test with anyone. Eleanor scalpels chick. Aimed at getting married. Actually thought that maybe we could the fiscal. I'm going to rat you to you this summer. True love not. now where do i get. This has never been so hard some over want to. I just don't think that we should receive pictures. Dane cook jessica. Good luck chuck. What sex without love. Welcome to they call some movie testing the strength of friendships. One terrible movie at a time. Subscribe to the podcast and itunes podcast services by searching. They call us a movie. We are part of the main network. That's fine more from us. Check the website. The main on our on twitter facebook instagram. At the main namie. We are also a proud member geek. Fives nation you can find them in. Gb nation dot com look. They calls movie. This is anthony video with me. As always is dan. Acquaint landmark myers say. Hello gentlemen going before we get started hot stock tip for you game. Stop by now when it goes to the moon between now and there's the you guys will know that that's still has my favorite the best team to come out of. That was the the daddy. Musk don't know why man but just the just those two words put together are just so disturbing yeah. We don't need to get into the whole elon. Musk colts but this week. Before we get into this week's movie gentlemen. What are you watching. I actually had a question. I i watched a ton of movies. And i don't remember any of them I had a question for you guys because of who the the main character in our movie that we watched this week was abysmal. If you had to do around mount rushmore of just bad actors who do you put up there. I know i'm kind of springing it on you guys if you had to if maybe we could all come together to create our own mount rushmore of horrible actors. Not ones that. We enjoy watching exactly. Yeah and not like malibu who yes. He's a bad actor but we enjoy seeing him. And as this spurred on by dane. Cook or jessica alba dane cook visit. Alba has shown glimpses of being a good actor depending on what searches wearing. No no no. Don't go putting words in my mouth. This is she has done some decent work here and there but it's again few and far between but still she's better than dane cook sore. I will give you that mark. You got any Yeah so dr butler. Now i think i i wonder if That actually be bad for some reason. The first thing they came to my head was hating christianson. Okay that's not a bad pick. Yeah yeah yeah. Because there's a whole bunch that ran in my head when it was people we enjoy. You know whittle this down but thinking about who don't enjoy and maybe just the last taste in my mouth of hating christianson was the movie. I'm gonna leave that. In their eyes move was the movie with nick. Gage outcasts alkhast. Yeah you know so. I haven't seen him I remember being the worst part of jumper. Yeah that movie yeah So yeah. I think he's a good starting point I don't know there's obvious. Ones like carrot top but he was in one movie Chairman of the board carrot top chairman endured. It's amazon prime guys. Don't be don't worry. I'm well aware of mcdonald's. Coated o'brien thing. What about you dan. What i'm trying to think right now. Are you going to say you. No i actually have a pretty good one. And you guys will know Jay courtney yes you hate courtney courtney jack courtney is the who. I don't think he's abe lincoln. I wouldn't give him abe lincoln status. He jefferson yeah. I think i got to put him there because he's not bad ass enough to be teddy. Jefferson was kinda us there. He was cool. I forgot i forgot. We're doing a mount rushmore. Where's he going with. This is not the mount rush-. That's what i'm connecting bounding pick. I'm trying to think of some bad actresses out there. I mean it did multiple movies like a model that they'd want movie. Yeah i'm gonna like. I've never been a big fan of bill. Pullman really asking yeah okay between the bills. Paxton far superior. Yeah that's true. We know who. I'm gonna pick on the pick stephen baldwin. That's a good one. Yeah that's because there's just there's one line reading from the usual suspects that like cuts through me like a knife it's when they find Benicio del toro's body and on the beach And then he's like really emotional about it and then he's like we got bury them and i think it's like gabriel byrne. Who's like well how the fuck we're going to do that. And then he's like with our hands like really emotional for some that scene just sticks out with me of a movie that i don't think he's all that good It's a c plus movie with eight-plus ending. That's right everyone talks about the ending. That's not for this epa this podcast but Yeah baldwin paulie shore if we're going baldwin right polish or yeah you do. I'm struggling with actresses i. There's not a whole lot of actresses. That i gotta be someone because we respect women. Yeah i i think. They're all great in their own way. Yeah i'm struggling with those leaning. Like i don't like it's efficient a barrel. Yeah and i've watched five seasons of girls so it's not like me just being she's gross. I watched all of that. So i know right. I mean if we're if we're going off of their movies. I i love emilia. Clarke in game of thrones but in her movies not great. But i don't think she's mount rushmore worthy. You know no. That's like something's like i love of growing up and probably still do had the biggest crush on natalie portman out good jennifer love you. It not a great actress but she was like my first crush. Here's mark i'm sorry. No no no. No i was. I was gonna say one. But then i i don't. I don't know jennifer. Lopez popped in my head. But then i remembered some good roles and then it was like you know but that would be the closest i can think of. Maybe maggie gyllenhaal. Okay she would be my pick if we knew in katie holmes for sticking with the rachel dawes okay. Yes as as as you would. She was better than Katie holmes that's for sure but anytime i see maggie jalen hall. I'm jake jake gyllenhaal here. Spader joan tone hall secretary bail diving out to save joan hall in the dark night but the reason why i was thinking about it was i watched this movie and then i watched for some god awful reason another dane cook movie. My goodness yeah. I don't know why but cincinnati in it. Yeah she probably go up there. The only other cook movie. I know and i was hoping it was a third well it. It's funny because you know. I don't like to admit these things to many people but i was dane cook fan oh i saw tourism Concert at penn state. So did i. Not at penn state. But i saw at Think i started at the garden. My ass. I'm so glad this is my badge of honor for this episode. I had the opportunity to go to that. Same penn state dane cook show. And i did not go to it. So you snobby. I've never seen dane cook in concert. And i'm gonna put that on my headstone. I think your life. I never saw cooking. We'll say that you're the eulogy. One thing about ant never saw dane cook man. I saw tracy morgan though when he came great tracy morgan's great. I'll tell people that all the time looking back on it. I was in high school towards the end of highschool when he his rise came about dane. Cook not tracy morgan And i would listen to his comedy albums and like no one else laughed so to me. I thought it was like well. It's the children who were wrong. It's not me. I know funny. Funny guy But no one else thought so. And i stopped liking him after i saw waiting because I don't know how many people remember that movie waiting. I love waiting to be they. They put in the coming attractions. They kind of built up dane. Cook's worst part of that movie. He is easily the worst part of that movie and they were. They were basically bankrolling. Oh he's hot right now so we'll just put him in the coming attractions and heat may be has three lines and that includes caitlyn bubble debut is barely a character not moving the. It's i left that theater. And i just like this guy's not me an actor gotta go look up who i just rolled with it because i thought both one girlfriend in that move but yet the Man he's got so many people. I can't stand. Yeah basically just him and ryan ready just it along to throw him in there for good cast awaiting. That shows you how bad that could be easily the worst part gas. Yeah it was just disappointing at that point. I just realized you know. He's he's no longer my cup of tea. Ever seen weakening. i mean. I don't know what i grew out. Maybe it was after vicious circle for dane. Cook like getting excited. Oh he's new comedy special. And i saw and i was like yeah. This isn't i by not laughing at it. You know yeah a maybe. I've grown pass this. I think that might have been the time Because in at tourism time i was in at my sister bought me a dvd of the The hbo thing And all that stuff and went to thing but yet but looking back. I'm like you're you're an idiot. Look man i think i mean maybe it's just because that's where we came of age but two thousand. The two thousands were an awful time for pop culture. Yeah it's a black hole. Is i mean besides the emo music But like the rise of paris hilton and tmz. And all that stuff. It's in both can earn amount. It's an l. It's a decade of awful people becoming popular right. We were at a very strange. You know obviously you. We were kind of thrown through a loop as a nation Post post nine eleven man. You can blame it all on nine eleven. We were just latching on to anybody at that point and i. It really showed me on tom. Glenn what we did is we latched onto narcissists. That didn't care about nine eleven right. Eleven did not slow them down gravitated towards like we wanted to be those people we wanted. People didn't give a fuck be. I'm just hot. You know which was available to be honest with you looking back. You know teenagers pretty much like everybody was hot. Anyone who's a celebrity was ranked hot really and it was just like the super skinny. And then we will. Everyone was wearing low rise jeans and chunky highlights and fake tans and harmful awful when there's when we get go ahead l. afo video come to life. Yeah but like. We're looking out fifteen twenty years from now when they start making movies at take place in the two thousands. It's going to be ugly elegant. No one's going to be happy. Did you hear that thing that If they if the wonder years started today the if take place in two thousand one because don't give us today share make everyone feel. I can talk about how we are older than stacy's mom that's true yes gross. Well it i. I feel bad because you know we're here shitting on dane cook or preparing to do so And life is kinda done that or to him but he like fucking a seventeen year old not too long ago. Bradley like borderline right. she was like eighteen. Maybe the barely that is exactly a joke in the movie waiting but it but you know he. His brother stole from him his. He got accused of stealing jokes The the underage possibility. I was thinking about italy man. We're you know. Obviously if cook. Here's this. I'm sure he won't care. But what's one more right guys. What's more it. just walk away. i know. Does he can still do that. Is that still his thing. The the super finger. Yeah it's I have a picture of myself doing that. I'm not proud of it. Yeah oh yeah. Smell episode art ono. Yeah well we're going to get into this movie but before we do we're gonna take a break and listen to some ads so we can pay those bills so we will be right back and welcome back and this week's movie was dan's pit. Dan do you want to introduce this week's moving. Yes we got into for some reason. Good luck chuck with dane. Cook and jessica alba way. Why did you say by some reason when it was your choice. I'd i dunno. I a wheel i if you listen to the show. We usually have good reasons why we choose the movies we choose. I can't for the life of me. Remember why i chose this movie if i could shed some light yet. Gave me two options okay. One was good luck chuck and the other one was year one still it. I have no idea why. I chose this so you came. You came with violence this week. I chose violence. And i say i said of those two. I would pick good luck. Chuck if you're gonna do an episode. The my reason being good luck chuck seemed like from two thousand seven which as we discussed a cesspool of pop culture but it kind of Was a movie. That probably worked. Maybe worked at the time and most likely work. Now you're one to seem like it's bad because it's just kind of like a a dull misfire of people that have been in better. Things seemed like more of a disaster than to something that would wind up being kind of like it was just boring. You know people that we've seen be better just kind of like phoning it in more or less the reason why buying yeah it. None more evident than on. Dan fogler but Where are you coming from this. Have you seen this before. I had seen bits and pieces. And i just. I vaguely remember just being very unimpressed. Very just like just alba's integrate man. This is it didn't leave. It did it to me again. Because i i remember seeing it and it didn't leave an impression on me. I just watched it. I can't remember why i watched it. So that's that's really that should have been on the poster for the movie. Why did we watch this. What about you mark. Have you ever seen this feels like a movie. I should have seen when i was still doing. Dvd's for net flicks Like especially with the talk that we had about How much cook fan. I was back then But no is not seen this before Yeah i we had another movie earlier like maybe sometime last year. That like if felt like. I should have seen that movie but did not The whole time of watching this. I'm white this. This thing's not very good but when it seemed like one of the dumb things i put it in there to you know When i was watching a whole lot more movies than i do now But yeah it was. I didn't have any high hopes going in. And it somehow Went below those expectations With a lot of the stuff that ties into the reason why. I don't cook anymore. You know It seems like maybe. I've outgrown the humor of this movie. Sure i'm for the most part and The only part of it was. There's a little kernel of something in there but they turned it into completely unwatchable and not really funny of a movie It just felt like an excuse for dane. Cook to be around naked women for weeks on end. And i'm surprised we haven't seen this because not only were you a big dane cook fan. Apparently you're huge jessica alba fan which i mean idle hands and Sin city can we forget about honey so okay first of all. Let's backtrack for the audience. we put up. I put up a poll today. Basically asking the question that was all the rage in the mid two thousand once again. We're the pool. Pop culture rain It's two thousand five. And wh- pick your jessica jessica biel or jessica alba damp jessica. Thought he would said just album. I don't know why he just felt like an all all the guy for me. And then i assumed because i know markelle very long time and i know a few things about him. He loves the cw or did love the cw. He loves varsity blues and he loves summer. Catch now two of those things. Have jessica biel in it so. I assumed that mark was going to be a huge bill fan. I have never heard mark ever talk about idle hands city and now honey. Well i'll admit to said to dan that i didn't have a good movie reason. Tobacco my thing. Just between the two them. I prefer alba So i think the two most random movies that i knew would get a reaction out of you this despite the fact that i do like both of those movies to be honest to her at the time when i watched i like both so but i don't know it was clear factor that she was the reason But the to be honest. The whole reason i like summer catches. I'm a sucker for baseball movies More than the women in it That might be the reason and you completely misread that. I never watched seven. So you know that whole thing. That was completely understandable with my love of cw wb teen dramas at the time but Didn't watch much seventh heaven to get You know attached to just could be that way And didn't watch any dark angel which you were about the fight me. If that was the reason why. I think over just deal I just felt like dell if you if you give me the choice based on you know a back then seeing one of them on the poster or something i would lean alba more than deal mark. I one hundred percent agree with you gun to my head. I would pick jessica alba over. Just i go the movie reason for that. It's just like ever been huge on either of them but like they're objectively gorgeous both obviously but they were never my first picks like this the hottest woman in hollywood or whatever but it just it blows my mind got to say and i said it just got. I think the biggest reason for your thing was your misread of the. Cw shows that. I've watched maybe and after watching this movie. I completely understand why. You completely turned off by jessica alba because i hate her in this as her acting. It's what she does throughout the entire movie. She's i dislike so much. I never seen before. I've never seen this movie before once again. Put that on my tombstone but also didn't watch good luck chuck until i had do it for a podcast Yeah i this movie was unpleasant about it. Yeah we're we're getting back to our roots man. i'm. I'm really digging it The the one thing. I think that three off at Mark tolmie the reason. He likes summer. Catches brian denny. That's that's what gets him going. Watch much just bill. who never. I'm sorry grand boat as i blood dick. If we're being nitpicky yeah. I'm glad that i did that. We kind of we We pick this one Because it's if anything it it's problematic af yes you're tyrod y'all yeah and again this is i think a lot of actors will look back on this. And say yeah. We couldn't get away with this. And i hope no one else watches this movie because they could. Some things could definitely be cancelled here. Oh yeah they're according to our letterbox review. There are at least four rapes in this movie. I counted three but You know. I'll i'll leave it to that person. I'm sure i'm missing one of them now. Is it chuck doing it or being. So now i i think i think he gets raped at least twice. Well i think the his his receptionists rapes him for the most part the girl in the beginning of the movie attempts rape him. Okay does the cop. No the cop is consensual. She doesn't want to kiss them right. And i know. Stu sexually harasses every woman. He comes across That's an attempted rape to rape of false pretense correct. He's he's pretending to be chuck get. It's weird because dan fogler He was in the fantastic beasts moving. He's actually pretty good in that movie every like the most part about those movies. Yeah everything else. It's just like how who decided that he could be in movies. You know it's like yeah you look like you could be a- leaving star it kind of. He's one of those guys. He's like clint howard in that he gives everyone else. Hope it's kind of like this. Is this is sort of like the zach alphabetic role in playing over access this is supposed to put him into stratosphere right this like. It's always the the supporting role in a in a edgy comedy. Where that guy gets the stars in the next movie right. Yeah but that that role does not does not hold up man under twenty one microscope. I yeah but. I don't even know if it holds up two thousand seven microscope. Yeesh man sweet. And even even the even the very beginning. And i only found this after. I m b b because i didn't notice it at first but The the fact that the beginning is would now rather everybody knows that he was on the goldbergs. More than this movie. probably gonna. That wasn't me completely different. No stakes were made not being that movie But yeah about this movie Who is like you said. I'm like i felt uncomfortable watching most of it. I think the most a slightly nine uncomfortable scenes were whenever the brother character would be. They're not jimmy fallon. Yes yes just because it was like something that wasn't about sex when he was on screen you know it was about weed but mckay good this is. There might be a funny joke here. Never never was but is at least a little bit of hope but every time anything that You know stupid in this movie which just like how. How past anybody that reads these things like in terms of scripture. The net were network The studio or like was it just. They didn't care they were trying to do was appetite stuff out at this point it lands up. Yeah yeah and just didn't know why is stuff worked back then. It was the same year. The problem is the writers of this movie Josh stolberg steve glen they. They chose like certain they chose certain things that they thought would be good character traits but it doesn't flesh out the character all so just alba's brother is a stoner but he has nothing beyond being donor Jessica alba is clumsy. There's nothing beyond her. Being clumsy again. Stu dan full a vogler. He's a pervert and that's that's it you know there's nothing beyond those traits. There's no good character building. Yeah i i think one of the big things about as like so. I guess we were. I guess we're a little spoiled with. But i'm sure that you know there's things of american pie than we are now questionable recording someone. That doesn't know they're being recorded But like you know. That was our coming of age movie right for us. Came up ninety nine. And i guess this is Sort of arou- short. Probably some group of teens. That was like this is the first time i saw boobs in a movie this is. This movie is awesome. I've i've never seen a sex comedy. That just makes the act of sex seem so miserable yet. Senior so uninviting because it's it's it's always a chore in this movie. It's really as if he's kind of slave to it. It's clinical to. Yeah it's incredible. How like packed it with boobs. Which is second movie in a row or are we just like up past eleven when it comes to the boob rating But yeah this was less sexy them savage beach to say the least and yes. I mentioned as i mentioned earlier there is. There's like these smallest of nuggets of a probably This feels like a movie. That was like a bunch of people in front of a whiteboard or probably a cork board at this point. We're just throwing out ideas on the kernel of the idea of. Hey what if a guy Every person that he sleeps with the next person Get is like they get married to that person you know. And but they didn't know what to do with that so they just build a sex comedy around that and tried to connect to it at never really connected like you said it made everything Clinical because they tried to make it a comedy drama. Maybe it works better not within cook but you know just using that idea and it just it just felt like it was just a bunch of young. I'm going to assume there were no women in writers for this For what you guys sitting around just like the cork board putting up index cards of funny situations or moments are lines and trying to push him into a movie. 'cause it never. It never felt like there was no development of any characters even dane. Cook's character you know what would make this a way. More interesting story is if it's the complete opposite that happens every time. That dane cook has sex with a woman like something bad happens to them so now it's like he's trying to find true love but everyone is terrified of him hard. Yes so much better as our movie. Yeah and you yeah you could be. Maybe he becomes jaded more and more it happens. It's just. I think you can kind of pull off a better. You can even pull a better love story that way. Because now you're jessica alba is willing to sacrifice whatever and you can make it cartoony. The that happen to people. You can make it serious if we wanted to go horror but final destination. Sure yeah someone listen. I'm going to sit here and tell you that dane cook's ugly guy no. He's he's a pretty good looking guy although hd does him no favours in foreseen. Louis ah his blowjob face you know. You're a complex not great but makeup artists him no favours now but again. He's to me. He's an above average looking guy. I don't think there's any complaints about that. I don't think so and saying oh you know dane cook the comedian guy right so yeah you can even have it as a revenge story right. He was picked on at school. Or whatever you know. And then he's just he goes on a rampage banging these girls and they all suffer horrible fates and then and then we get to the point in the other thing that does not work. As as aunt mentioned the little bit earlier is that their way of making jessica alba not just the good looking Model type is like the rest of the women in the movie is to make clumsy. Yeah that was the that was the choice. For how do we make her not seem as fake and phony as the rest of the girls in this movie and it was a poor choice and a poor job of acting by by oneness alba. It's so grading just to be like the slapstick is just awful. A this is for christmases yes. Slapstick is the same for christmas shadow. John i see you see what gets you laughing. I think slamming their faces into fake icebergs. I think the problem there is just got alba's too beautiful to really care about if she's clumsy a who gives a shit you know you're you're of course you're going to be willing to put up with someone who trips over their own feet if it's jessica alba that whatever but if you're taking a normal person than it might be like this is a little strange I don't know if i'm willing to be with someone who's constantly you know what murphy's law right anything that's going to happen will happen That's a little more understanding but people are in the two thousands people were willing to probably cut off their left arm to be with just albuque- so i mean it doesn't. It's not believable where it's like. Oh okay well. That's her quirk. It could be literally it's it's also not a thing in real life. That's that's what. I have such a like a who have a hard time in. It's like nobody. Is that accident prone this a. Is that a real character flaw. If you're trying to get this to be if try some other way to make her relatable. I mean honestly if you're trying to make him fall for someone that's relatable you probably shouldn't have cast jessica to be honest with you shall find somebody that is like you know still pretty good looking. Obviously but maybe you know do. The rachel cook thing could give her ponytail and some glasses and some Suspenders or whatever. The overalls jennifer. How effect yeah. She's very she's very plain jane but she's still very pretty yes so she she toes the line there but someone someone just you know constantly just being accident prone. That's not a thing. Not go ahead. Mark yes i was gonna say the the main thing that they and a lot of this stuff wasn't even like clumsy being it it was you know. Absent minded is probably closer to it. You know the locking keys in the car leaving the lights on. Like and then i guarantee you the when that guaranteed god does with these people were doing writer's room but That the idea for her character came at at whole thing. That brother called her murphy. Because of murphy's law let's build the character from that And built character and then went to the casting or guard. Who should we put next day and cook for. Why don't we get jessica alba l. She doesn't really fit the kind of character we're doing here and it just it just complete mets from the jump With all this was in a movie where they do every kind of phobic that you can think of hit that I'm surprised they didn't go step here and do something that would have been see. Nowadays is something you know problematic now with her. Can i ask you fellows Yes very important Say you have this power right and a friend of yours. It's kind of like the receptionist. Her husband died. She wants to find love. Do you just give out this power willy. Nilly or do you tell them. Hey i'm not doing this for you. Because i am not You know i'm not just a piece of meat. I get paid so you will get paid for it. Oh yeah okay mark. Would you sir kindness out of your heart. Yeah i mean they get paid. Part is for everybody that i think the receptionist would be the exception. I might do that for free to. She's a good person in you. Know husband died and all that sort of pro bono work for ninety nine percent of it is going to be i it it would be a completely different moving sim tv commercials and going through it. But yeah i would. Probably i would assume i would get to the point that he got to in that it just like what. What am i doing Either i had to raise my rates or rich. Needs needs to be something like chasing that high Sorta thing because at some point like he said he just become like like nothing. Just lays there you know. Sort of thing is unfulfilling. So yeah you guys would become male escorts essential. No we're paying for our matchmaking service. That's okay look. Tax forms will say right so i would help nobody. I would hoard like it was king. Solomon's i would. I would give to nobody. So you're being celebrate. Yeah i would do the exact opposite really raw but also they really needed it. I would say no. I think i think me and marker on the morally right side of this chore. Even though we're getting paid for it. I mean you know if you're good at something never do it for free is it's not for sale like that. Wow yeah if if my using amazing turn. I did not expect this if a good friend of mine was saying. Hey i'm having trouble getting a life partner I need that. Dick like look elsewhere sweetheart. Not here closed those for business. So good luck chuck from two thousand and seven directed by marquel frick who only directed an episode of bones and the pilot prison break but he is brett. Ratner's editor choice including editing. Rush hours one through three x. men the last stand red dragon as well as the to jumanji singles four christmases and many more stars. Dane cook jessica alba. Dan fogler jalen. Simmons elliott english lonny. Ross very small cast-list in terms of like people that actually have speaking roles. I am to be score. Five point six and a rotten tomatoes score of five percent budgets. Twenty five million dollars box office thirty five million dollars so made made its money back. But i don't i. I feel like people forgot about this movie and good riddance honest with you but apparently people. That's what i. I totally forgot that there was a third rush hour movie. It's only thought there was too but we learned a little something today. This feels like that whole time period where people like dane cook and they were trying to make johnny knoxville movie star and just that whole segment of movies completely out of your mind. Oh yeah sean. William scott liked like leave scott. I mean he's the lesser of three evils. He could actually act. And he's he's better support role. Be the movie star. Yeah just the j. Just jason bateman. Now not jason bateman. Name the fucking kid from american pie. The pie fucker aches. Jason big s. Yeah because he's in. He's in a dane. Cook movie my best friends girl friends girl that was also terrible. Yeah that win. Looks from what i remember. Look even worse than this that actually that reminds me For some reason. I got my best friend's girl. And what was the movie with owen wilson. And i can't remember. He like moves in with his his best friend. The guy from something about mary oh right. It's it's not drill. But taylor right. That's the one. That's what i watched. Drill bit taylor. This week and i guess there was like a chain of will all right so i watched good luck. Chuck employee of the month. Let me because. I thought are you doing with your life. You go back to watching the league of extraordinary gentlemen Give you this is what you watch. When you're not watching that movie go watch it. I yeah i i don't know what you mean debris so that's what i thought. Drill taylor was which i thought was my best friend's girl. Oh man to man. We're just proving that the two thousands are awful. Yeah yeah lots should get shot into space if we shoot decade into this as it should be the two thousand i was just saying we should all come together as a civilization and just say listen from two thousand and one two thousand nine now happened you know but mark before you say anything you know who directed you me and dupree. That's neider other side the russo brothers. Get here kids do not. Oh my goodness what is going on began to start somewhere. Check reminded me of the which is why brought up. Johnny knoxville of the movie the ringer and god wire. We're just before this podcast is done to us. We have have to relive this shit. Yeah i blame it on. 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Seven has more eighty s music than wonder woman. Nineteen eighty-four cyclic. W we're gonna party in nineteen eighty-five with a whole bunch of ten to twelve year olds playing seven minutes in heaven. We meet stew and charlie. Charlie is nervous. Stu acts like he knows it all. But it's more or less clueless. Charlie hopes to get to go in with one girl but some goth girl given him the is. Stu gets to go into the closet with a girl who is that pleased to say the least and then shows himself to be pleat creep. Basically threatening spread rumors about the girl who doesn't even want to kiss him. Charlie goes in the closet with goth girl who then attempts to rape charlie and then when he resists she heck's his him and that he'll never be happy and then we cut to present day. Where charlie has sex with a girl on. The beach. Starts off shirtless genes. Which is a weird look for. Just about anyone and close up with like. How much longer is this going on for. Yeah we're forced to see dane. Cook's blowjob face. Hd is not kind to it and then his girl says she loves him. And charlie refuses to say back and then she leaves then he confides in his friend. Stu and question for you guys. Has stu had consensual sex. That he hasn't paid for one hundred percent he has. Yes i think so. I'm on the fence because with his profession. i think he probably gave out some favors. Okay so like. Hey doc if you help me out here i'll take you for. I spin and stews. Not saying no to that okay. So you think he's bartered plastic surgery for sex one hundred percent. Yes okay so so maybe consensual and not paid for but still kind of not particularly Moral right like he's not like he met a girl at a bar hit it off went on a couple dates and then they seal the deal now. I think it's essentially. Hey listen i if you give me some money off of this. I'll help you out. That's fine okay. They talk about a wedding. Charlie is inexplicably invited to an ex- we find out stew as a plastic surgeon and charlie is a dentist and stews. Maybe the most reprehensible person in any comedy ever. I'm wondering why stu got invited. It stinks plus one plus one. Because that's the cold conversation he's like of course i want to go in. Then he's like you know how easy it is to get laid after wedding or whatever. It's never easy by the way. I know why well the other thing i. I kind of hated about the the two thousands comedies anytime. there's a dentist. They always always always always make the joke that they're not a real doctor Always it's one hundred percent guarantee if there's a dentist in the movie that's like a a main character. It will be dropped that they are not a real doctor. I at least the one line in cook's character as this movie is at least a truthful line like she says why dentists. 'cause i couldn't make it a medical school you don't want to write right just saying he's not a real doctor. Just you know. I get your point. It's always you know. Dentists are real doctors. Yeah i think a dentist salary. Any day we i was just gonna say if you wanna if you want to disrespect me that way and i'm making dentist pay. I'm all for heard. Don't call me a doctor. I give a shit making six figures i know. I know he jokes later in the movie. But i i have serious. Doubts that Stu as a medical license. That'd be he should lose it yet many times. Losing it there's no way. I mean it's especially in this day and age. There's no way he doesn't get outed for sexual harassment. He literally allows. Jane cooked a walk into a like an exam a breast exam. There's got to be some type of a hippocratic oath right. We're just common. Decency really must be an awful human being which which flew once again in two thousand seven. You can get away with being complete shit. It's just the way it was who practice their dan. Who who is the gentleman who directed the joker taught phillips. Todd phillips it. This was todd phillips. Favorite time period. Yeah yup oh you joke about whatever now. you can't joke about anything anymore like no. It's what you joked about in the two thousands not good. It's not funny now. You actually have to work to be funny is making prestige pictures like joker and then in twenty seconds we get to stereotypes. We get a sassy black woman who's plays they're those a receptionist. And then we transitioned to the wedding. There's an asian guys singing karaoke. And he's the only gauging guy there and he's the only person we see you sing karaoke. And the bride gives a toast. Thanks charlie for being a lucky charm. And then all the girls of the wedding gossip about charlie who's confused and he sees jessica alba be klutzy because it's the lazy way to explain why she single i was expecting to bomb the drop. We get us moving way too much credit which is one of my character flaws that it was going to be something like her last Relationship the person died of disease cancer or something you know. And that's why think they were going to drop the cancer bomb and good luck. Chuck the answer. I thought that was gonna be the thing you know when like later on when when chuck an galvez brother of conversation. It was going to be like man. Don't you know her last relationship. The person died as all expecting that. 'cause the everything was atropine. This would have been latrobe that if i'm chuck. That doesn't make me horny. Her her ex boyfriend got torn to pieces by polar bears. And that's why she's obsessed with penguins because they're on the other side of the world arnaud polar bears. That's why i also paid the fact that she studies penguins. There's so much fucking penguins talking. None of its interest. I like penguins. They're cute but this movie makes it just unbearable and then they have ginger jiangkou or whatever and then they have some mail conversation about nonsense until she spill something on him. And stu arrives just in time to point out that it looks like he came in his pants. Then they're gonna bouquet toss it hits dove and then falls into the hands of the girl. That just broke up with charlie. The next day at the office waiting room was filled with girls from the wedding. Who are happy to see check. They're ready to get laid at the dentist office. Because that's where you gotta get laid such a romantic setting and then chuck goes the stews office and do brings him into the back right into an appointment. Where woman's topless like. I said how does do even have a job. Still so chuck confides and students as everything's being really weird. A lot of pretty women have been going to his office. So they walk and talk by the weirdness in the office and then they see the girl the caught. The bouquet is now trying on a wedding dress the very day after she met somebody. And she says that charlie is her lucky charm. Chuck goes home as answering. Machine is full of messages for women. He's never met before asking for dates by the way. That is the biggest invasion of privacy in this movie. That whoever advertise if he could charm put got he puts his home telephone number on his business cards or business ads. Unless it's the emergency line. I don't know true. That's true but also two thousand seven phone books still exists. It's true those were thing. Can you imagine if this were. If this movie was set in today's period where you have like tinder and bubble and all that he would never get any sleep. Yeah he's probably has dds on his On his name too. It's probably charles. It's probably is really easy to find him. that's true. yeah you'd be seen like a type of guy that put that in this phone book entry. Yeah let's do that. I think that's one of the reasons. Why i never really got into dane. Cook is that because he always acts like he's the funniest guy in the room right. No humiliated you humility him. I think that's also the reason why. I don't really like ryan reynolds either. The same reason and he also acts like the. Aw shucks kinda guy. Yeah it's like. He's the most grounded person ever when he's really not that's the reason why he just kind of me the wrong way. Yeah he's he's definitely danko is definitely a poor man's ryan reynolds. Yeah meanwhile jessica alba cam as her name is works with penguins and she does her klutzy thing and falls into a pool. Gyping her to partially because of her brother. Not jimmy fallon chose a date with a girl who just jumps him as soon as you get into the car. And she gives him the lowdown. He's supposed to be lucky charm. Any girl that has sex with him will find their true love immediately afterwards before they have sex cam calls him and asks him if he can do an emergency dentist appointment and he agrees so. He fixes her to have some more conversation about penguins and chuck's charity work. And then she winds up flinging sharp instruments into his back. I don't really know why he needed those for that appointment. I totally forgot about the charity. Work never comes up again and it's like they really pointed alley. Oh yeah. I go to haiti or he goes to a village. That's not well off. Yeah and he. He helps the children there. What does it really nice very sweet and you would think that this would play some role later in the movie. Like oh you know. Things didn't work out. Jessica alba. I'm gonna go to again. I'm i'm gonna go to haiti and help the kids there. And that's where we find him later. Nope it's never brought up again. I think it's trying to show him that he's the opposite of stu is thick. It's trying to do yeah. I mean it's really the show that he's a nice guy yup but again it's really that's something that's kind of you think is important. No sir writing. Yeah so he asks to take her dinner and then she turns him down and she leaves then she comes back immediately because her car won't start so he gives her a jump and then she'll at electric. It's him because she doesn't listen to him and then she locks her in the car so used to drive her home and this is a long sequence of events turns out that she left her house-key in the car too so she winds up having to break her own window eventually. He brings her back to her car and she her Her skirt gets closed. The car roofs offers skirt and then she still will not have dinner with him. Charlie goes home in his receptionist has been waiting for him at his apartment and rapes him the next day. There's no other way to explain that. He relents but he he never really wants to. So that's right and the next day checking stooges just kinda hang out at. The park is the only two single guys. They're among a bunch of families which is found on and three a frisbee back and forth. Yeah stu explains to chuck that regardless of whether or not shook his a lucky charm. This means that chuck and now has access to a whole bunch of quote unquote trim question because he just popped in my head. If they would've been throwing the football with this had been like the room had been great. Mike well not. They're not inform aware. That would have been the kind of transcended their right. You can throw the frisbee around. Would you have to be in like some sort of formal wear absolutely and then we get a really long montage of fucking was basically the same montage from wedding crashers and winds up transphobic at at the end. Yeah yeah that was rough. Seen the my only thought in this entire sequence was did they shoot this in a day or two or did thank them. Stretch it out over a week just kept messing it up yet. I think we need a couple more girls. I don't think we've got enough for the montage now. Now another question how many because there's no real they don't show that the length of time that's going on here in a day. How much is chuck helping out. These women I'm gonna say between. I want to say on like weekend. He's probably doing six two a day. Okay that's not a lot of time for turnaround. That is a lot though right or is he going to their place. Are they going to his place. It's not it's not really specified right. Yeah let's cabinet four. have out. Yeah because there's a lot of time for traveling cleaning up a factory period and these thirty five. Let's let's be honest. He's thirty five in this movie. You know he's not he's not eighteen right. yeah he can't just keep going and going and going. He's not the energizer bunny really or the impromptu one with police officers the palm over pride. Yeah you have to leave time for the impromptu sex sessions at the grocery store all of a sudden you're getting a handy or something. I don't know it for chuck is just happening. It's only it almost feels like a constant right at one time. It just like that futurama episode where the soul is willing but the flesh is weak bright. Yeah it's like they're gotta be a point where he just you know what i really am not in the mood to have sex for the rest of the day right. He has to work. So he's getting he's borderline. No sleep probably i. I'm assuming he's having sex once their once a day during the week And he's turning on the weekend. And this i feel like it spans months then but this is happening right. I would say maybe a month maybe a month maybe a month. Yeah okay three or four weeks. I would say okay. I think that seems fair because in that montage they just. There's a ridiculous amount of women that they show and so if we if we're capping it at one a day. Yeah you're probably looking at a month or two. Yeah i mean he is. He's a dentist so he's probably. He's probably working ten hour days. Yeah then twelve hours and weekends possibly right emergency calls. Yeah sure he should have set up a system system. The dentist system yes He should've had his secretary kind of like you know. Keep my women in here like all right you. Have you have an appointment at this time. In this time that would have been fun to see just cheating on it too. She knows exactly alike. He's got to keep it secret from her. It was like the deal is lady so essentially like all right. I'll help you here but at the same time you have to help me. Let his personal assistant right. Imagine like these women just coming to his house and the the receptionist is there to tell you earlier. So stu and chuck hang out and chuck tells him that all. The sexes become unfulfilling whilst do tells him that he fucked a grapefruit laughing at the scene laughing. At the way you delivered it had to find a way to one apply. Yeah that's a good point. Marc it's very. We'll show those guys check season penguins on tv so he decides to go talk to cam and we get along seen of him trying to convince her to go out with him and eventually she relents and they go out on a date and there's more fucking talking about penguins afterwards. Chuck tells do that. He's basically giving up this charm deal in order to date cam. And stu shows off his pamela anderson implants he bought at auction stew is reprehensible he so over the top with it man. It's i wish they gave. It seems to breathe without terrible. He is because you could always right. He's terrible but you only see him every so often. That's fine but he's in a large portion of this movie. Yeah this movie. This movie is essentially shallow. Hal and he's essentially the jason alexander character. Yes and the problem with both of these movies. Those guys both get what are essentially happy happy endings at the movie at the end. I don't mean that as a euphemism that are unearned. neither of them deserve happiness is. They're both really bad people. I think cama chuck on another date and they go back to her place sir making out and moves bedroom. But then stu calls to tell chuck. He's done research and he says that every girl chuck has ever slept with varied the very next guy that they've met so chuck afraid that he's going to have sex with cam and she's gonna find somebody else. You leaves and hopes to undo the curse before. He sleeps with her chocolates. Do sit out. Test occurs by having chuck sleep with the most reprehensible i and they could find some stereotypically large woman by the name of eleanor. Who is Has a terrible personality to go with it and got less. I say up to sequence of events the better yet again. That was two thousand comedy right there yet and then cameras at work. Said that chuck hasn't called. And she sat about it and then he calls saying he's been sick so then we get another montage of chuckled cam. Falling love all social distancing because chuck is still pretending. He's sick and stubai another grapefruit. Fuck which brought my question to this was what was the to- the sex toy situation. Two and seven were flashlights. Not invented yet That's a good question. I would think that if they were he would have multiples of them because he had more than enough money. Yeah oh yet. Stu is loaded if he's a plastic surgeon in la all places. Yeah he's probably gonna milionaire right. Yeah he's making seven year. Okay yeah so they at least had the blowup dolls right. Probably not real dolls. No we we. Don't have those futuristic ones. Now but i i. I'm not sure i don't wanna give myself away here. Grapefruit was in your food of choice. You'll have you'll have to re dan's vice article about what's better to stick your dick in a grapefruit or flesh flashlight. It's my tech in cantaloupes. A man's journey underrated honeybees the money. Mellon band those that splurge and buy into we call it you dan myself away. It was only a matter of talking really. I've always tip toed around it the mo the montage ends and chuck six stew on the reprehensible chick that he fucked in order to see if the charm works. Then i'm talking the phone while they're both in tubs. Which is it's weird to me when people are in tubs doing chuck seen They did stupid thing opponents friend card. Oh yeah roll. My eyes really. Art a mime actually pulling the card our debt. Yeah i just think it's really weird. That people are in tubs. I don't think that's the thing. And then she initiates phone sex and sends him a naked picture which was probably like two hundred pixels at best ally that flip phone. Those things were gold. When you got them. I'll tell you those things were that was like the pinnacle. Let's yeah. I was a fan those minutes all that. If only if only i could go back and in tell my dad what was happening you know because i would always get in trouble if you if you receive pictures or text messages. You know. they didn't have the plans that we do now. That was a lie. You got on a lot of trouble for receiving and sending text messages. I i have a vivid memory of being at a party. At penn state nice still had my nokia brick phone thing in like oh three and four and a guy next to us just yelling about being able to see naked chicks. On his phone number phony ad i think he have like the razor sidekick or something i one photos do look look at titties on my own photos on their phone. That's probably really small screen man. Little did we know. And that's what really drives technology. It is the best way we could be bubis on. That's why i started to get bigger again. We need better-quality. Anyone who tells you differently is lying a little tip when a girl sends you a naked picture. Keep that to yourself. That's and that's the gentlemanly thing to do. Share don't share with anybody else that she didn't send it for. That's that's a barstool move. If you lutely and girls don't trust guys 'cause riser awful. Yeah uh-huh yeah we are. We're the epitome of the worst. This is been your life pro tip of the day and back to the but then stoop calls and said that he fucked the reprehensible chicken that he's not marrying her so it doesn't look like the charm is actually real so check is in the clear to go fuck cam and they do and she might be sexually attracted the penguins. One hundred percent attracted to pangkor right. Find a the. Oh god the worst mid credits ever he But in in the morning chuck watches cam. Sleep then goes to make your coffee and he sees a news report that has that reprehensible chicken love with some other guy so he calls stu and stu admits that he didn't have sex with her because he didn't want to risk it and rightfully so the only good decisions through makes the. That's actually made me chuckle a little bit because of how nonchalant stew is when he's talking on the phone. Oh god i have done that. Because that's that's over extending the friend card like oh but please fall in love like have sex with her so that you have to marry this girl right i do. I need you to fall on the sword for me. But that's not a real friends do and she has no redeeming qualities whatsoever. No none if one of you guys asked me to do that. I would just beat the shit out of you weekend. I need you to go date that. That woman just swift uppercut coming here way. And then check out. The deep end becoming the clingy person of all time keeps calling her buzzer unhealthy amount of flowers and balloons and a barbershop quartet. Eventually he jumps out of a big president dressed as a penguin and tells him to leave after work is praise her in her car and she asks him to leave. Immediately chuck goes to work the next day in stores pretending to be chuck in order to have sex with one of the patients. That's fun it's well. It's illegal he as it is. That's another rape scene. Yeah that's a revenge of the nerds style. Stooge tells chuck that he has to let her go. He's got he's got to let cam go so he does the exact opposite and goes to her work with intentions to propose winds up attacking a penguin expert by the name of what he thinks george. He tries to go talk to cam and falls into the penguin pool and gets bitten the dick so all he's getting arrested. He finds out the big date with george he saw on her counter. Which isn't something i mentioned. Because it's who cares was a hair appointment that she had and wasn't the guy at at the Penguin exhibit so. So we know the whole point. Is that when chuck sleeps with the woman. The next person they date is going to marry them right. Why cannot just date her right like like all right. He sleeps with her and he goes immediately. Hey listen i really like you. I think we should be a thing. Doesn't that does that circumvent the curse. I would think so because the girl on the beach. I think they were together for long enough time for her to say that she was that she loved him. Right yes and then he been that way. Yeah because he's a child and you know The the whole trope of orchids. I love you because i have commitment issues. Which is not really explored outside of that first woman. Nope so no one grows here. That's always good. That's the important message. It was all just one big waste of time. it's an ending so in a depressive state. Chuck realizes that he has to find the girl that put a hex on him to reverse it. And then he walks in on stu fucking a grapefruit once again with a grapefruit responses cana- man masturbate zone home Valid questions fair. It is fair. Yeah he just walks in. he's not. He's not given permission to enter the domicile. Right he's not giving the he's not given the heads up text. Hey i'm outside. Yeah i mean. We're not here to king. Shame stu they disliked lean on it a lot the grapefruit we see him buying a grapefruit. We see him. Like decoy korean grapefruit. It's like we get it. He spree fruits. Yes he's a fan. Yeah and then cam starts feeling bad about how it went with chuck and sorta gets victim blamed by her brother because she didn't want to be around a super possessive person. That may have worn. Her skin Chuck fines initia- the goth girl's house. She's now normal looking mom with husband she makes them realize that there was no heck's in reality. He decided that he has to set cam. Free check goes home and sets up a date between cam and the handsome penguin expert. Howard that she said that she was going to meet at a conference and they seem to hit it off. Jack is sad and spends all day playing xbox. Stoop comes over and tells him that he's engaged and it was one of the girls that chuck had sex. That was self conscious better chest it turns out she has three breasts meaning. She's perfect for stu. The one character that does not deserve a happy ending absolutely. They also tell. Chuck that cam going to an with penguin expert so we have a mad dash to the airport seen piece for two first class tickets for like twenty thousand dollars and deals with nonsense it security and then he gets on the plane but it's not the right ones. We have to go to the other one. And he has long speech about getting back together. Turns out howard. The an expert has a wife the whole time he her a pebble because penguins again these fucking penguins and then the kiss on the plane turns out the gut was actually a real witch. Put a hex on him this whole time. And he decides to de heck's his Voodoo doll that she had of him and then we flash forward to one year later and they're still together and they make out in front of penguins of their tongues to get together and then that's the end and then we get the worst mid credits scene ever where the three boob chicken stew. Watch a video of chuck pretending he's going down on a stuffed animal penguin and then credits is one of the first movies that showed the act of eating ass and a movie and lingus at least on a plush toy. Yeah the that may credits thing should have been to. Just show the three boobs in show that they did in credit scene. They save that for the mid credits scene. Yeah marvan whole point of that. The whole the whole video thing in my opinion in the would make better section of that thing would benefit was like some kind of wholesome video like not not anything sexual at all that would have been even worse for stew right because then it turns them off. Yeah even the mood. No not really. Because they're both terrible people penguins video. Yes this movie is god awful it. It has no redeeming qualities aagh. That's coming for me for those of you. That have wisened in his bond gas before it's interesting. It says nothing outside back cowboy. Looks pretty good in this movie. They're zero redeemable qualities And like i said. I think they hit every phobic. You know there's the transphobic there's fat-phobic you know. There's you know there's homophobic y'all we get the f bomb. Yes that's true. Yes it hits just about everything park. I think he says it right out of the office. Yeah when he says you know not gonna. I don't know if it's when he says he's not going to have sex with people because of the good luck charm more. Where did he's going to hold out for cam or something like that. Yeah one of the reasons of course do drops it but yeah i. It was just a movie that philly philly combination of trying to be What did you say trying too hard to be with. They thought the culture wanted at that point Or maybe that's just the looking back on it. 'cause it seemed like the the jokes and the force little slapstick comedy moments were forced and not as much of a part of it. I'm sure if we go back and watch some movies we'll see some of the same things But does felt like they weren't like a bunch of people that didn't know how to write comedy just sitting in a room going all right. Well we saw this in that one movie when he He it's an old lady with the frisbee and she takes the frisbee away. That's funny right you know. Like sorta like you know dump stuff like that or the stew- character is just reprehensible. That's funny you know. I it just you can't we would have to have a whole nother podcasts and completely rewrite this movie to try to do a how to make this better. I think the difference between appetite movies and this even if you go back and see knocked upper forty year old virgin if they're things that are some sort of questionable. There's always in the part of the movie before the character learns a lesson else. Like seth rogan and and knocked up. He's you know he's maybe he's not like homophobic or anything like that but he's lose it. He's a loser so eventually he learns to pick himself out of his loser them and you know put gets shit together. He's probably a little misogynistic beyond knocked up in a long time but probably But that's the po- that's what happens. When someone writes comedy well writes a script that has character arcs. They might be shitty in the beginning but then they turn it around and they are people that you end up rooting for this movie is. There's no one worth rooting for in this now. Not even jessica alba no and like yes. She's cute but like is she in this movie. Is that like when they say. What was the sexiest movie character of all time. This like her character and sin city would probably be one hundred times picked before this. Yeah because she's mysterious. You really know much about her. she's a dancer. But she's the affection of everybody in that city. Everyone loves this chick So you want to learn more about our here. You you learn. She's clumsy and penguin and that's really it you know it's that's not a good character trait at that doesn't really flesh you out. You know you could be clumsy and be something completely different. You know you could also be a genius. You could be good at sports it just anything that helps you build as a character. Yeah this movie just to me. I think they were just trying to make raunchy comedy and they were trying to capitalize on dane. Cook's stardom or rising stardom at that point again. He's just he wasn't meant to be and that's okay. If people fizzle out you know it's it is what it is but the it's a product of its time and it's not that long ago that this happened so we can kinda kinda look back and i can't believe the people allowed this so it can be used as a cautionary tale when writing but in order to make it better. I would probably switch it around a little bit. I would make chuck gross. He would be an ugly dude where no one wants to sleep with him and his power in has power. And it's kinda like well does. Just get maybe jessica alba is like the villain sort of you know she. She so badly wants to meet someone like. Oh well i gotta bank chuck. He's grows a truck like st bosomy or late. We said before you can make it into a horror right where chuck kind of goes off on this This killing spree where no one knows who he is. And then the twist at the end was. Oh you know truck was the guy. Everyone made fun of in highschool it. He changed his name or whatever. I don't know his real name is like mike. Whatever but Yeah it's an it's it turns out to be this. Final destination. sleeps with dies a gruesome death. That would be 'cause even no one has to learn anything in a horror movie really. That's true right. No one has to grow. As a character it's survive and maybe there were. There was a heck's that was put on almost like pumpkin head and the goal is to find the witch. Who put the heck's on charlie. I would love this movie. Started to lance henriksen. That'd be so great. So yeah like. He didn't trucked in bang the witch or whatever and the heck's was put on them and he was made fun of in highschool so he's just getting his revenge on all of these. You have the cheerleader. You have the you can have as a jock in their the popular girl. Just like any random Trope vets in high school And it's just like yeah. He works his way down. And i think that'd be pretty interesting at the very may not be good but it'd be a hell of a lot more interesting than this and you could kill off stew for no reason to get hit by a bus. The worst thing that you can think of happening to stu the worst thing would be his junk getting cut off. Sure the worst juicer. that'd be all areas last two and two together. What about he still in the In his profession right. He's a plastic surgeon. Maybe he gets gored with some of his tools or something like that but he gets his eye gouged out. I don't know what they use their in in the the office. But i'm assuming they're scalpels right. Yes probably like what about he. He gets his dick stuck in grapefruit and he was like. Oh this juicer here. Is i put the grapefruit juice. Loosens up the grapefruit. And then i'll be able to slide my dick out then go too far like like you know if you get your tie. Cotton like a paper sucks some in from the dick i. 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43: This Is Why Everyone's Talking About Fungal Acne

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43: This Is Why Everyone's Talking About Fungal Acne

"Hello and welcome to eyewitness beauty the podcast where we talk about the biggest stories in the beauty industry each week. I'm nick axelrod welk. And i'm any creek bomb. My show intel. Is i guess. More of an arts and culture moments so thank you any. Have you seen wall street. The mark wahlberg. Hbo miniseries now is it. New is new. It came out like maybe two weeks ago a week ago but all six episodes are on. Hbo max and i have so many things to say about it. And i don't know if we want to talk about it once you've seen it so we can compare notes or whether i just you want me to spoil it but it is so i'm not a huge mark wahlberg fan so this will not make more. It's a documentary series about mark. Wahlberg the entrepreneur. Oh and it's so it's cameras following him around produced by his own production company which is also featured in the documentary while he runs his various businesses. Okay like they don't show him acting. It's not about like that side of it. It's about everything else and it is insane. The confidence that this guy has he like is making these t shirts that he just puts the word metropolis. No it's something hold on. What is it municipal you nipple okay. So he has a fashion line called municipal. But it's only just t shirts with the word municipal on them and so by version of street where they put the word street and into the sorace related word generator in the talent. So he has a t shirt line called municipal. He has a gym franchise which just seems to be a gym that he went to a couple and then he has wall burgers which is probably his most famous chain. Which like if mark wahlberg can't get a fucking hamburger right like it's a hamburger get it right. Why is he having trouble getting the hamburger. Yes he's having trouble like the t. l. Dr seventy trouble with all of these businesses like cova happens during the filming of the documentary. Production is all screwed up for municipal and he has to close some of his wall burgers and he like goes to like philly till like shake hands and kiss babies for the opening of the wall. Burgers has to be like the last bastion walberg territory. He's famously a racist and homophobic and has been arrested for hate crimes. Yes and they just all decided. We don't care and kate. Moss came out after the fact after the marky. Mark calvin klein ads. And it's like it was really weird and he does not do himself any favors. I mean so number one. You have to remember when you're watching this that. The entire show is produced by his production company. So this is obviously what he thought he thought would make him look good and number two what he wanted to people to see about his struggles and it is so twisted. If you actually start to think about the fact that he is one of the richest celebrities in the entire world and yet he can't do a goddamn thing in one of his businesses like i am shocked by the fact that he can't make a hamburger and he thought this was good pr. I guess. I haven't finished the whole series but like midway through. Nothing seems to be going. Well he lives in a house that looks like he was on the real housewives new jersey like i want like one of those houses that like you know you look rich in and there's like fountains and shit i wanna room. That's like a study that has books on the show. It's like this enormous. Like queen of versailles like weird house. It's insane. it's insane that it's being released. In twenty twenty one a assists white straight male like with five failed businesses is like getting airtime like what and here. We are talking about it. I would have to say you might be part of the problem. I might you know what. I didn't think i had something to talk about. But this reminds me okay. Cancel mark wahlberg cancelled. Now i feel bad now. I don't know make your own choices about mark wahlberg but i just can't forget. His like very problematic past. Hollywood is so fun never forgiven. Mel gibson wasn't in like daddy daycare. Part five or something like recently and he made the passion of the side note. He's also working on a sequel. Anyway what's this equal any. I'm the ju- telling the christian but it's the resurrection hate to register you. He came out. Yeah three days later. The movie takes place three days later. I can imagine like the log line for this movie like three days later anyway. Okay so let's cancel mark wahlberg. I guess you yes made me feel better about that but justice for every other sist white male celebrities getting okay. This week a bunch of riot women have started releasing like dating videos where they wanna ben affleck but also chandler matthew perry really a girl yes so basically people on tiktok or on. Instagram are starting to release videos. That celebrities sent them all interacting with on dating website. So it's sort of like the evolution of screen shots of dm's with celebrities. That are sexier sketchy yet. Yeah it's an invasion of privacy. Especially with the ben affleck won because like he didn't do anything and neither did matthew. Perry in the creepiest part was like their friend was filming it to the side so they were having zoom hall or like facetime on her laptop and it's just so gross come on. Yeah the crazy thing about ben affleck and then i feel like this is only. We're only talking about celebrities that have nothing to do with the beauty industry. But the crazy thing about ben affleck is how the paparazzi are obsessed with him. Have you seen those pictures of. When he was dating anna arm they were literally taking a walk and there were seven paparazzi. All just like focusing their cameras on them either. He's in cahoots with the paparazzi. Or just ben affleck. Pictures are worth a lot of money. He's like iraq. I guess. I don't know i don't get it but everybody back. These women releasing these videos are gonna life my favorite take on. This was but he said the false narrative here is that it's like hard to fuck a celebrity. Which is true. Have you ever hooked up with the celebrity. Well the liberty. I would probably say. I've dated people that think. Don't they weren't search. The closest i got was. I made out with someone who is very famous in quebec star. He's not an american who's famous in quebec is like of quebec and incredibly famous in quebec. But if you're not in quebec you have no idea who he is. So low. Cost lab and micro influence if you will know. He's a legit. I remember asking. Him told me that he was famous in canada. And i was like well if you walk down the street like when people stop and stare like run and like scream and he was like yeah anybody listening to this who has been like an og like supporter of mine. I just wanna say it's moments like these that made me appreciate what you guys have done for me from genuinely the bottom of my heart. There have been times when i've been out with people that think that they're hot shit for whatever reason not just people i've dated but like friends and out of nowhere to leave his name out but i went to dinner in l. a. With some fancy you know be seen type restaurant the only this i would ever want to go to and we get heated by the hostess and this guy is looking around. He always thinks he's hot. Shit always like margiela or whatever else supposed to be like dresses like he thinks a famous person dresses and he's always with famous people. God love him but the hostess comes back to the table. The guys i got here we go and she's like sorry. Are you anne reading this stuff and this is not a lot but like enough times to where it made me feel good not only because it makes me feel nice that people like my rating but also leveled the playing field. Yes exactly anyway but now. I'm dating a supermodel. As you know there you go speaking of fans. I just wanted to shout out someone who is one of our readers who hollered at my dad in venice california who because he was wearing one of our baby merch pieces. That had like my daughter's name on it. My dad called me thinking. I'm literally the most famous person in the world he was like. I was just walking on lincoln boulevard and someone pulled over screens. Like are you nick. Axelrod's dad i was like yes. She was like oh. My god like i could tell from the t shirt and i was like Thank you for making me seem like a success. Now your dad walks around with his hat really low like aviators on. Who's like i just don't want to be recognized. This is really getting annoying. Should we do top stories. Yes where to begin. This week has been just one big story after another. I feel like the biggest story of the week. What would you say. Is i'd say jessica alba jessica alba took her company. The honest company public with an opening price that valued alba's roughly five percent stake in the company at approximately eight million dollars this according to the bloomberg billionaires index and she also has options stock options valued at about twenty one million dollars so she is really really rich by the time. You're listening to this jessica. Alba will be very rich and her husband cash no pun intended but is very wealthy to was very successful. So i mean. I imagine with the name like cash making this he went to yale. Heartache on ivy league schools is that now they're luxury brands. according to scott galloway host of pivot podcast. His argument is ivy league institutions. Are just selling you know a luxury brand education. They're not really offering a superior product just food for thought. Okay back to jessica alba very exciting for her. She has buried rags to riches story the way she tells it with very hard working parents health issues. When she was young and dot was impetus for wanting to start on his company. A brand like family baby products that are healthier for you and the environment. Which i appreciate here. I witnessed beauty also appreciate rich people rich famous people. It's been a little bit of a rocky road for the honest company with some valuations and funding round. That have been down. And i think this just goes to show that if you stay the course you can make it work. Also why do people call it. The dishonest company. There have been controversies. Because i feel like there is no one definition of what it means to be clean or aeko and so if you don't live up to somebody else's expectations are then suddenly. You're tough. that's a tough name for a company. it is isn't it well. They're honestly very very wealthy. Farfetched is the aggregate or of international luxury stores so that you can buy something in italy you know like some designer piece. And they'll send it to you overnight. They make it easy to buy from little boutiques around the world there in talks to acquire this according to the business of fashion. They're in talks to acquire violet gray which is interesting violet. Grey of course is the luxury beauty taylor. They used to have a store on melrose place. And is this very chic. Little hollywood jewel box of a brand. Founded by cassandra gray who is incredibly chic. And the widow of hollywood bigwig brad grey sound like. I'm reading a script but i'm not. This is just the truth. That's just the way people in hollywood talking seriously. So anyway farfetched is in talks to sort of i guess boost their beauty business through the acquisition of violet grey by the gray i think has been most successful according to me at really creating content around product launches and really like content defying so to speak like product launches. So my best memory of that is when they launched agustinus bader and they did like a really smart rollout where it was instagram stories in a video. That were like strung together. Kim kardashian like all these people talking about like oh did you hear about the new like this new crazy miracle cream. It created a lot of buzz and the thing about violet. Grey to is that because they have a committee of experts who approve every product that goes into the store to stamp of approval actually means quite a lot for brands and a lot of other retailers like a sephora or an ulta would maybe look towards violet gray and their assortment when they were looking at a new brands to take on. So it's like a trendsetting you taylor. It's a smart move. It depends on the price. I guess i don't get it though. I mean the idea that they're translating their catch all designer boutique type marketplace model to beauty. Don't understand beauty as ache with the exception of fast beauty which is not violet. Grays wheelhouse. I would say most of their products are evergreen. I just don't understand how far fetch makes sense. Not world will. Maybe it's more like a beauty contest. Play because the problem with stealing beauty on the internet is that sometimes you want to try it on or see how it feels and you can't return it so you know an interesting thing with like fulfilment and beauty products is that if you don't like something and you open it and then you can send it back that you can restock it and send it to someone else versus if it was a pair of pants. Beauty doesn't work like that so you really have to rely on content to tell the story of the products to ensure that the person who's getting it is getting what they expected and violet grey. Does that really well. So i could understand that. It'd be a leg up if they had that content machine. I don't know if you like. Farfetched was doing such a cool innovative things on the fashion side and they haven't even scratched the surface in terms of like circular fashion and really like being innovative when it comes to consume clothing from all around the world truly like what their name like far fetched finding hard to find designer even vintage clothing from all reaches of the earth and making it more accessible the beauty angle. Here just sounds to me like a bit of a dare. I say cash warren. Grab than something that feels like. It makes sense from a mission perspective. Other interesting news out of violet that they have hired sarah brown. Who is the former beauty director of vogue and sort of an og beauty writer in new york to be their new face of their editorial platform. So i think she's what she called executive director and she's also overseeing something called violet labs which is where they're incubating their own potential beauty products but also like they've been making a lot of merch recently like sweatshirts and little makeup bag so maybe they're also reading their own line of products. Interesting moves like violet. Grey is doing something right because they've been around for quite some time and i think pivoted smartly you know when it's been more about content or less about content or more about products like i've been pretty impressed with how they have moved around speaking of really incredible content and beauty products zara announced this past week that they are launching beauty in a big way. I guess in the past. They've done like a lipstick collection here. Fragrances there but now they have diane kendal who is again an og like dick page level. Makeup artists has done like all the runway shows for every important fashion fan. Yes you do. Alex wang like for a long time. She basically one of the makeup artists that really pioneered the grunge. Look in the nineties covent. Kline was a frequent collaborator dj. Actually designed calvin klein cosmetics remember that yeah sedan kindle but then also for the campaigns for the contents i have meisel marilyn minter meyer serenity. I believe mario the. Maybe i'm making that up all the big guys united so much money i think would also i found interesting. Is that the who are calling themselves clean and inclusive. That's their beauty positioning. Which is you. And i know our words that mean nothing. Want to show me that. Not tell me that at this point they have one hundred and thirty colors and the collection. But that's across all like lips is face nells. The price ranges. I would say inclusive eight to twenty six dollars and i actually like this line. And maybe i'm corny. Maybe off but there is no beauty on the bootees. The photos are as and another good. That's my shop small okay. I'm small exactly slow beauty. This is another piece of news out of business of fashion. Youtube is holding. Its first visual beauty festival. It will be free to tune into its on may fourteenth. And it's going to have celebrities like ferrall. And millie bobby brown and jessica alba as well as the most famous influencers on the platform. It sounds like it's going to be highly produced. I saw that they have the guy that invented the seventy three questions for vogue. He has one producing it. Impressive no it is completely impressive. I feel like what i like. And youtube is like the relea- diy feeling stuff. Like i'm in a room. I'm talking to a webcam versus highly produced lake award. Show vibe but i'm going to tune in to we live blogger when is it may fourteenth may fourteen to your table. No we can't even update instagram on a regular basis. We know i know. I know this was something that hit. Close to home A headline in women's wear daily. That said is building a head to toe fashion brand. This is something that honestly if they interviewed us we could've told them months ago. It sounds like they might be a listener. I think they probably are. We saw this coming from miles away. They did a collection with telfar. They're doing but else. The fluffy slides got shot in a major way in this call. Wizard nickname take issue with. Because it's the ultra-mini eggs that really changed the game for the brand and summer of twenty twenty the crazy thing about the website besides the fact that there is a dizzying amount of information. You could get lost for days on the website. But if you go to like the collaboration there slinging collaborations that you would never even know that they were doing one with someone named fang chen wang and it looks like they're kind of like tebas meat of which you can buy. There's a collaboration with someone named molly. Goddard you don't know about malaysia. Darter no he does those really voluminous tool net dresses that are roughly like pinafores style. Almost heritage uku looking. She's british. Celebs love her. Iran or one of addresses and then. Nobody could ever get enough after that. The actual they're gone. I was going to see if i could buy them because the fen chang wang one's really cool it's like an insight out back didn't you just buy some inside out. Ugh sandals yes. Yes i did so the fluffy as which are the like. How do you describe it. It's like a fluffy shower sandal with the mule. Sling back with a branded back. Yeah with branded sling back. They have so many colors. All the colors of the rainbow tied sweatpants. I'm just giving you a little sense of what they have right now. Mothers collection bathrobe. In a ed tau on my god. They have these. They're called the men's new most snap back and it's like a low top of with clip across sort of add little bit of like a sportswear element to the front makes it feel like masculine. There's some a lot of new things. Try to sort by new. Whenever you can on dot com the disco slide and tied. I is. It's like a closed toed unicorn bang fluffy a- and rainbow multi Discuss crazy. They have a photo for tie-dyed jacket which is green and purple and blue and it's one hundred and ninety eight dollars how the flesh sugar sandal is. Pretty intense to these people have lost. Their mind have found themselves. At the true there's one called the fluffy tail which is like the fluff. Yeah but instead of the sling back it has like another. Like a buckle over the top which is kinda cool is that a buckler is velcro. Long shaggy fair in velcro would mix but found a way we should have maybe just a segment. Where every once in a while. We check in on what they're offering right now. My favorite is there homeware section. Which is like. I didn't even know it's just like california neutral neutral colors cable. Knit throw pillows. I don't know okay and that's enough for today. Know what that's for today. Because you know what i got in the mail. Yesterday i got a little pair of baby sized from one any creek bomb so the three of us could match in our ultra-mini eggs thank you and other cozy comfy news. I got an email from better world House which is drake's candle company honestly. I forgot it's been. There's been a bit of lag time. It was like great who sold my email to accompany. I've never heard of before. Why am i getting spammed. And then i realized oh this is drake's candle line in they announced in this email that it is finally launching may night which is a sunday. On sunday that's so fulfillment centers open on sundays. So you're going to place an order out first thing monday morning but apparently that's not the move. I'm not the expert but you don't have launched on monday because the film and centers like pack everything up and ship it out. They need to be like warmed up from my new business. True let come in cold on a monday and not to learn how to like. Hack everything. I don't know if drink is worried about that. But creator of the ovidio empire out. I'm excited to smell them. Were not on the press list but we should try to. Finagle our way onto it so nick. You sent me this. Dm from the cut about goop end celebrity cruise lines picking back up. A collaboration and i thought it was the guana was hosting her own crews getaway like goop summit on a boat. She is no. That's what it is. I know i was to ship and goop cruise. It's happening again. They're curing programming and fitness kids to add. Oh they're curing cruise lines wellness experienced. So it's gonna to that. Maybe this isn't the most research i thought it was more like you get to go on a cruise gwyneth. Paltrow but really what you get to do is just maybe if you're on a cruise get like a gwyneth. Paltrow approved treatment right. It's like an add on experience for celebrity cruise clientele. I guess you can pay seven hundred and fifty bucks and you can get special programming and then like a fitness kit in your closet that you stand on a cruise. We'd have to pay me to go on a cruise. I don't trust a big boat after the titanic. I don't trust me. You can tell me that things have changed that they have better doppler. But for me once i don't make open water either. I'm right there with you. i don't trust it. It's more water on earth than people. You know what i mean. And that's a fact. We know more about space than we do about the ocean floor. Let me tell you that. I think we did it for the week. Anyone who has any comments about get at us diaz personally. We still would like to do a collaboration with hug. The offer is still stands. So if you're listening it those fluffy as a walk in to us. Okay so since everyone listening to this. Podcast is already like a beauty genius. We are not going to be the first ones to tell you about fungal acne. But i will say it's probably be newest beauty. Skin-care term to skyrocket into the mainstream discourse of skin issue in the past two years. And why is that. While it's in no small part to our guests. This week are first. Anonymous guest yes. I'm anonymous. He goes by f c. He is the founder of a website called simple skincare science. Which will talk about how he got into. Nbn but he now has his own line of products specifically for people that deal with fungal acne. Which again we'll get to this in the interview but apparently is not a real thing according to the man himself and he has his own line of products malaysia that he launched this year. Twenty twenty one completely bootstrapped by himself literally bought industrial machinery to make these things in a warehouse which sounds not legit. But i think you'll find as we did in talking to him that he's quite legit so yeah. This is our interview with f. c. v. clear. You're basically anonymous much and you always have been online. Yes oddly enough. I think if people look hard enough they can do so. I was actually happened a few times. Plenty enough but yeah things to other sixteen of gun anonymously as f c doesn't sixteen so that's when you pop the lid off of the fungal. Acne term retires now taken over any content involving skin care. Yeah i should probably purposes by saying a blog was launched in two hundred extinct. I actually didn't focus particularly on micro biology mouse micro-organism until as what is the what what what are you. What are you a scientist. Your sound very smart. But thank god is your passion within academia. This is actually fascinating question. So i actually don't have particular credentials around skin care. I was a biomedical engineer. Major for three years in college but for the sake of transparency actually changed majors Got a degree in something completely unrelated you understood. Like methodology of and could research paper. Yeah i took all the coursework in fact the only thing that was preventing me from getting my minor. Associate's degree in science was i didn't take. Pe course like literally that was. I wanted to get out of college. Sort of go mine waste so so. Yeah i do obviously studies that something i've been doing for the past five years religiously and also have the good fortune of working with brian. Scientists microbiologists keeton for for your brand. Yes simple as skin-care sciences the blog that was launched in two thousand sixteen. And what was the impetus of that. I had the terrible unfortunate or fortunate. However you decide to view because i wouldn't be here without it today but i had a lot of skin condition. I suffer with personally and to name some. Acne was probably the most severe also dealt with quote. Fungal or mouse Wanna use the actual medical term. Del barco matata or isis. Just a lot of things. I've just honest Pretty unfortunate would just conditions these run in your family just so honestly. My mom was blessed with the best genes ever never had acting in her life. I was like one gene away from having just awesome genetics. But my dad. yeah my dad had acne. He's actually also currently dealing with dermatitis to kind of has sort of man's attitude so he doesn't really want to do any skin care fix it. You had no help at home and addressing really. Yeah no so what happened. Simple snicker science y got started with just. I told myself when. I was dealing with a lot of these conditions. That if i were fortunate enough to figure out how the hell to control that oded to other people who may be in similar situations and so i did the terrible thing taking pictures you know my skin in like it's worst condition just like could have evidence because it's one thing now is me was beauty bloggers on had the worst ever been. I don't know they're still looks fine. Have nobody wanted to make sure you had really good before pictures. So that if the after it was really good people super. I haven't stopped like happy scarring and same with our microbiologist fun fact. She was on accutane five times before she was ever kind of figure out the molecular mechanisms behind the causation of Addressing with skincare. It really really cool stuff. But that's why simple. Skincare science started. It was like when. I finally figured out how to clear my schedule is like okay. I owe it to people. Let me go out there and write a blog and hopefully able find it useful and so your first post was about your journey. Was that post number one. Yeah it was the about page really just sharing my story sharing photos just a lot of documentation kind of letting people know who i am. And that's when. I was like oh as shy introverted. I didn't always in this weird peculiar position where i didn't wanna share my name Just call me f c. That's my initials odyssey. Didn't think much about it and in this first post did you also reveal. The solution obviously documented the problem. But how much of the solution did you give away on post. One not much. What i started. Actually focusing specifically on kind of evidence based ingredient breakdowns for example the first articles ever wrote about society. Gasset time google search. There's one article may be about it until i was like. Wow there's actually a lot of data including tons of vivo date particularly aren't humans show. this is fantastic. Agree for acne. Even those fda approved as rotation treatment right. So i wrote kind of all the reasons people should try Broke down the science. It's so funny because at this point as lake acid is like the trendy new acids has two solutions cody rigsby from peleton. Talked to a few weeks ago was like as lake acid. Change my skin really before your time pressure if you like our crtv dot org and he put in like simple sneaker science the guys article will be there probably as early as two thousand sixteen. Yeah how did you start to get an audience was it. Seo people just searching for fungal did they know what they were searching for until you kind of describe it as that. What's funny is when i wrote the fungal apnea article like if you actually look at the keyword data to see how much monthly searches at got. It was zero. It wasn't even turn people used. It was just organically. Like i never looked for a particular keyword. It was always kind of like well. Let's talk about the things that helped me. Why help me. I'll just get all compilers much science account this particular topic and publish it. And then i'll just try and find the keywords saying that are most relevant and traffic did grow vary across the end. I think i've shared only two or three times on ready. Which kind of gave me some initial traffic to the blog and so crazy. 'cause we both came from digital editorial nicholas on the traditional print side before that and just the idea of growing an audience that seems as large and engages when that you have just grow that with our any sort of paid help behind it paid marketing behind it like a huge social boost. You don't have any sort of celeb- interviews. It's just crazy to think that like you were able to really engage people. It's the same people coming back every week to read new post like new people coming into each article for different reasons. Or what are you finding. Well i it was just a mix of things to be completely transparent like i did not think that i was going to become the quote unquote fungal acne blogger. I really was nobody does nobody ever does. Yes it just honestly. It was my personal experience and also reading a lot of literature research. That kind of led me to that conclusion. And i just so happen to think that micro-biology did best help me out and it turns out that's also says situation for a lot of people. What is fungal acne like. Now it's this thing that everyone talks about What is it and what causes it. And what cures it. Sorry that was a lot of questions at once but wasn't seen fungal acne and your run of the mill acne. Nothing like this is actually. This is actually something that we hope to try and dispel as a brand. What most people don't understand this at all quote unquote regular acne has a fungal component in all quote unquote fungal. Acne also has a bacteria component. Sometimes there will be a predisposition of one microorganism proliferating versus another like for example. Cudi bacterium is what most people associate as acne causing bacteria. It turns out that could bacterium actually compete for limited resources. In the flicker contents of acne against mouse easy other adversaries in malaysia. Is the fungal exactly anytime. You have a microbiologist. Very bands methodology to examine the philippine or contents of acne. What they find is that one hundred percent of the time malasyia is present in the acne. Not only as a presence but the size of inflammation or the how big the pimple is directly correlates with the acne acne. It depends who you ask. Nowadays our opinion were simply acknowledging the fact that acne does have a fungal component that means that a fungus on your skin causes irritation and inflammation people will candidate this but in our opinion yes we think that mousy is actually one of the strongest organism of the main three usually found in acne lesions. Which by the way case anyone's wondering that's cudi bacterium staphylococcus and malaysia. Is that work cooties. Come from yeah for sure. So yeah in. Our opinion mouse season is actually the one that induces the strongest comey dome formation and the komi dome formation is the lesion. It's exactly like if our micro biologist on here she would tell you like okay it all starts with kinda the -til are two response is essentially these proteins found on sales kind of you know they initiate an immune response and then you get like twelve different steps in eventually you'll get inflammation of pimple but the long story short. Is that every single way. In which people see the melker evidence pointing to bacterium the inflammatory casket malices does identically. At a faster rate the way that it initiates an immune response in some ways is a hundred times greater than cudi bacteria and so are those three things always on the surface of human skin and they just become out of whack and not tell like acne happens or they introduced in other ways so yeah. All three of these are also commenced organisms so essentially. Everybody has so just for some individuals become opportunistic or pathogenic than like if you have a disruption in your skin barrier or something like that happened that than yet. that'll allow the cudi bacterium to infiltrate. Yeah that's one way. It's really a multi. Faceted issue can be from any number of reasons but what tends to happen is eventually someone will get a virulent of the micro organism that is pathogenic and so that kind of is what distinguishes. Why some people have acne another stump people like myself. Do you have acne. We essentially have overactive microorganisms. They get a little too excited like anxious. Or something you know. And then give us issues whereas other people through my quarries more chill now that you've identified. The fungus is a main component. Whether it's the biggest or it's next to the bacterium how do you treat fungus beyond the. I guess we've all seen at this point. The dandruff shampoo a trick for your body. Acne or said your face recommend that but okay okay so that was going to be. My question is how do you go about treating fungus then on your skin so our philosophy is you. Take into consideration all three microorganisms. And you kind of measure sort of their metabolic activity nutritional requirements and you formulate around that so as to essentially in this case kill three birds or microorganisms with one stone. I thought if we disturb the balance of nature were causing further harm to like our selves. So do we really want to kill all these things. We just want to like. Find a way to live in peace with them again. It will depend on. What variation of microorganisms. You have on your face some people yeah could bacterium cancer of some purposes mouths but others you want. It's like neck when the there's an overgrowth. I went where there's too many of them and they had they released predator. And so that's what it is that for some people they just get. Basically an overgrowth depends so when you look at the micro organisms you have different strains right among them. Family like analysis for examples lip microorganisms with fourteen different species Some people have for example more restrictive versus m guebuza ember stricter is actually negatively. Correlates ellison some studies with acne. So if you have that variation of the strain within species it's less problematic than if you have mouse Bosa which is that's the one that correlates more with acne so honestly pretty exciting but also complicated because each sometimes strains among species will have different nutritional requirements when you talk about nutritional requirements. You're saying like feeding the fungus. Yeah exactly or you cut off the food supply. And that's how you kill the fungus so even if you cut the spy could still use your sebnem. You have fatty acids all kinds of stuff. That mike orson can utilize in your Oils right whales but in our opinion that you don't want to add additional food sources. So what would those be like moisturizer based on oil gas so this was the entire premise of melesio. Our skincare brand. Because this means if you're going to avoid these grants or not devoid oils fatty acids with carbon channels between twelve and twenty. Four fatty alcohols. Polysorbates does say esters. I mean basically. This is found in ninety five percent of skin care products. Oh my god okay. Now i get it so what you're saying is basically like what you guys discovered essentially or at least like uncovered we can say. Is that if you're struggle with a certain type of acne ninety five ninety eight percents of skin care that sold is going to actually feed the microorganisms that caused the acne rather than stop them. Yeah and people will say arguably caused the act based on the molecular evidence. We do think or hope that scientists pushed forward and eventually we do have like say the holy grail double blinded placebo controlled trial examined different vehicles on acne outcomes etcetera. But in the meantime we do have mostly anecdote from thousands of people who say gravitate towards our blog in brand and also just the molecular evidence. So you had essentially a cult blog and then you said okay. Now i'm ready to formulate something that avoids th ingredients that arguably 'cause or correlate with whatever this is really exposing the fact that i did not take a biology class in college so you decided to launch your own brand as a way to sort of provide products to the people who need them. I assume because it sounds like you're not in it for like a cash. Grab just about to say that was not exactly correct. I didn't want to start a skincare brand. What ended up happening was when i first released article told everybody like. Hey these are the ingredients. You have to avoid blah blah blah kind of explained the concept everybody was. Can you give us product recommendations. At the time. I could find maybe like twenty. It was so limiting. Was like this is really. There's nothing really here and happening over. The years is the simple sneaker science community crowd the total of like a thousand five hundred products that all met this criteria that's still published on the blog and stuff but i was very curious to do basically like an n. Equals one study on myself and formulate some products that they had the problematic ingredients and others. That did it test on my face to see if this lead to any problems cutting sacrifice for this. Yes what happened is i are moisturizer. Was that's how it came to fruition. And i initially i was just like hey guys check us out gradients. I literally told somebody how to make it in the comments. You're like one of those coders who is into like open source hundred like more about like this should be free. The anonymous of skin carrier like hacking into agar. The julian assange curse. No you're not. But how big is your community like. You have this call community. I think you're sort of downplaying the fact that you have a huge audience for this blog like you have more comments on some of your articles like any article that we all curry. I guarantee you guys are way way bigger than i like. You know what it is. It's just the appearance with because i published articles like very infrequently so they're up for a long time and then people like evergreen content where people always can go back. It's relevant and they get another thing earlier. It's like you kind of don't do the things that apparently assisted grown audience publishing quite frequently is one of the ways you told to keep your audience engaged until they grow it. I mean in terms of figures at its high simple sneaker signs was like getting around four hundred thousand monthly visitors which honestly is not. I mean i don't know. Maryland has different metrics but only their people. That's like peanuts in comparison to modest but not given the fact that you've done this completely organically and our hyper engaged. Doing i was reading on your website. Malaysia dot com the faq. And you have a disarmingly honest and transparent but without the marketing spin of transparent way of communicating. I found it really refreshing. That like you would sort of say okay. Consumers are asking. Here's a good question is my tube under fill the potential question that a consumer might ask and you say of course not. We calibrate pneumatic piston machines to dispense fifty grams. They have an accuracy of one to two percent and we periodically. Check them throughout the days. We fail to ensure they're working properly. And here's some photos of the tests that we've been running on these scales. That's a level of transparency. One that most brands don't try to even meet but number two. It's a unique way of letting people feel like they have a stake in your business right. They feel like you're validating their purchase by that thought that you put into these answers. Thanks in. I just be honest. It's not a but that is not the mantra of the beauty industry. I don't know why. I think that's unfortunate. What have been the biggest struggles with having your own brand. Oh man honestly one thing that's done is given me like i have so much respect for people to decide to start brands now because it's frigging hard like at the moment. We launched despite the fact for like a year. Everybody was super encouraging positive. Ice where the Relaunch as like criticism instantly almost like. Oh my god. What's going on and it was. I think it's as soon as you become a company. I guess people forget that there's like human beings running that they feel like it's a corporation exactly psych unethical cooperation. You're like what the biggest trouble so far has been expanding with bootstrapping right now. So you did something very different to in the fact that you bought industrial machinery to actually produce. The bulk yourself in philly right. Oh yeah that was. Basically the last year my life just building out. Skincare lab with all the necessary equipment and bootstrapping it too. So why don't you just go to like a lab and say here. Here's what i wanna make in his. But i need from you and have them do it. A great question like i've reached out to twelve laps. All of them were like how dare you tell you can't use that. They weren't that mean about it but essentially it was like going to a contract manufacturer and telling them. Hey you can use esters candid oils. You can use fatty alcohols. You can't blah blah blah. It's ninety five percent of the stuff they use and they're gonna look at the small fry me and be like. Why should i completely change my manufacturing practices in stock formulas to help you. So when i was reaching out every time i was met with your guidelines are too stringent can change the also fire in the product can we this and that blah and why ended up deciding to do manufacturing on our own is because microbiologists actually reached out to me with the best business pitch ever and so i was like. Oh i after work with this lady. What was the best business pitch if you ever want to be hired. So this what you gotta do. She was like hello. My name's kate. I'm a microbiologist. Has direct experience growing mouse yet. Biosafety level two very keen skills with reality modifiers. You're the only type of most fires Can't utilize and additionally unlike to correct some of the information on your blog because it's an accurate considered you have not include the most recent doppler studies. I was like who is this. So i always like dude. Let's can i call you. She was like yeah then. We spoke for two hours of ended up working with each other ever said so so if i have acne and i'm looking for a solution that is not accutane. It's not something super systemically intense. And i use your moisturizer in your jill. Is it gonna cure my acne. We hope so. There's always going to be like wow diversity among people but we have like actually super stoked about this. We actually already have since the month. We launched were actually sold out a voice riser this morning. When did this actually lunch. march fifteen. Oh so this is all really new. York among gives street crazy like yes sold out. But it's like the most stressful thing right now. One of the commenters on your acne treatment gel wrote five stars. I trust fc with my life. That's it that's the review so like you. I feel like are a little bit of an. Don't mean this at all in a condescending way but a diamond in the rough in that this brand should be the best selling brandit sephora right now in europe dealing with urea suppliers yourself. How do you see yourself taking the brand to the next level in terms of scale. That's yet to be determined. That's honestly a big struggle. Wearing is like really difficult. Position where because we have very particular ways of formulating. It's difficult to find a contract manufacturer to do this for us so right now we are going to do. Our best to reinvest everything into sort of getting the equipment necessary. And hopefully you know scale okay so because you run into some of your struggles and how to dig deep to find why somebody skin care. Products weren't working for you. Where kind of your top tips for our readers who are also struggling with acne. And i've tried everything and can't figure out why things aren't working. I mean i don't wanna sound biased but go to malaysia dot com top tips. I would say it really is the principles of what the brand is based off. But i would say if possible first of all. Just learn as much as you can. You should be your own best advocate knowledge is just the reason i'm even here in the first place but you should absolutely read. Come to your own conclusions. I feel like if you were to do that. And you are acting on individual. You'll find what ingredients to avoid which is really quickly again. The fatty acids fatty alcohols esters polysorbates than most oils. And then you want to find products that meet this criteria but additionally if possible use acne treatment that will inhibit the major three microorganisms involved in acting which staff mousy zia and quarterback here. Bento peroxide is for example. A great one because it hits all three so if i have but i feel like is a pimple under the surface but i don't necessarily have what i would not be fungal acne or like i don't have particularly acne skin but we all get breakouts once in a while. Can i use the treatment jail as a spot treatment at night and wake up and it looks better can be used in that way like as a casual user. Oh absolutely yeah. It will depend on the severity right but you can absolutely spot treatment. If you are a person who continually deals with breakouts best to use it as an all over but yeah. That's not the stopping from just using sputtering. And how are you selling this for eleven dollars and fifty cents. Honestly i. I'm making that much money off the bp but actually love what did. I actually looked up to branch rex recipes when he was alive. I really did love what he was doing with transparency around pricing and i was inspired by that in like i think one day maybe not making any promises but if we could actually replicate some of the pricing deaths him did. Oh that'd be incredible right now. Were limited three person team. We can't do that. i think i pretty good job. That people wanna follow the blog. It's obviously simple. Skin-care science dot com and your brand is malaysia m. a. l. e. z. I a. dot com. you can. it looks like i'm on the site right now. You can still buy them. Oh no it. Sold out can be emailed when the moisturizer is back in stock. And you can get the gel. And i feel like you are your own best marketer. Because i'm now sold that you know exactly what you're doing. Well thank you so much. A honored so products of the week. The time is now. And i've been dying to you my product of the week because as you know any i love like a treat a snack and especially if it can be like a healthier version of a thing that i like i am in. There's a new candy bar on the block. it's called gigantic. Have you heard of it. And then that tells you about this. I don't think you told me they're amazing. They're four dollars and twenty cent candy bar. And i was actually just comparing the ingredients from a gigantic candy bar which comes in fancy hipster flavors like almond torch outta and like hazelnut surprise or whatever but their whole idea is the fat part of the candy bar. Nutrition is fine. But it's really the sugar that's problematic. So they have found a way with sugar substitutes that are not splendor and equal whatever to create a low sugar lower sugar candy bar so you know whereas a snickers bar has approximately twenty five grams. Sugars twenty three of those grams are added sugars. The gigantic bar has seven grams of sugars. Six grams of added sugars however like from calorie perspective. They're both about the same. You know hazelnut cafe gigantic bar to a snickers bar two hundred calories versus twenty in the snickers bar fat is about the same saturated fat is about the same. I guess it's it's good for someone who's really trying to watch their sugar but the funny thing about this is i feel like this reminds me of when i was a kid and there was this brand healthy choice which made like frozen pizzas and like these devils food cake. Cookies and their whole thing was being fat free. But in order to be fat free they were full of sugar because as long as on the label it said zero percent of your daily fat intake consumers would buy it and so now obviously we've changed to being like super high fat. This has fourteen grams of fat in the protein bar and but really low sugar which is probably the healthier place to be but it's still a candy bar. And how does it taste fucking delicious. Flavors did you try. Gigantic bars are really good. I tried the hazelnut cafe. I tried almond or chata. They're like crispy crunchy there her. If you're not going to miss any of the sweetness the one that told me about quest bars quest bars or like yesterday's news but yeah quest phase so quest bars are a protein bar. Soap goal is very different. Approach bar is trying just to be a protein bars like twenty grams of protein in a bar but a gigantic bar is trying to be a candy bar. They're not trying to to have like protein in it. Look what i found. This is a dm from march thirtieth of me sending neck this ad for gigantic candy bars. Are we got a regular. Bob woodward on our hands here. She's found me out. Rip the lid off of this story. Anyway you can buy them on. Gigantic candy dot com. You can buy variety pack for seven ninety nine for eight candy bars. There's a banana flavor. Which i'm not into so i would just do his. Cafes delicious kind of new televise and then the almond or chata candy bar is more like a traditional snickers kind of delicious. Thank you nick. Welcome this week. I tried dr barbara sturm. Never tried it really. Yeah me neither. And i got it just one product. I tried her face mask simply put just face mask is what it's called. It is is a really gentle. The texture is very like water he would say for a clay mask which this is it's facing is water and then colin clay glycerin almond oil. There are some other ingredients and here that are kind of interesting. But they're so on the list. It's on a long ingredient list. I think really. It's mostly water on sand. Kaelin clay in glycerine. But i have to say. I really liked it. It was refreshing. I love green french. Clay mask which is kaelin clay. Am i saying that right. Nick calvin anyway used it. You put it on for ten minutes. Ten to fifteen minutes comes at the brush. I'm sure it was very expensive. I mean check the price. Oh god okay. So it's a hundred and twenty dollars for almost one point seven ounces which is not cheap. I will say if you're looking for a heist friendly alternative. What it kind of reminded me of was if you were to take the to glossiest face masks. Which are the moisturizing mask and the mega greens galaxy pack. And if you were to mix them together in put them in their refrigerator. It's probably what this would feel like there. You go look for less. i like that. Yeah you can't tell. My skin is outrageous. Right now. Because i am not sleeping i am very stressed but you know what i've decided you know what my therapist told me into. Remember if we talked about on the podcast. One of the biggest problems for insomniacs. Is they get stressed about. Not being able to sleep so i have just given it. I've just given it to god. I've just said i can't sleep. That's my life now. And i'm not going to stress over it anymore right. I feel like readers would also have a good solution for that. Have you tried melatonin. I'm just getting these. Give me solutions. Trust me i've tried. It got lesions. I've given a taking deep breaths or just put your phone in a different room all screens like an hour before. Yeah it's about sleep hygiene any without little advice. I think it's time to call it. Eyewitness beauty is produced by the ever. Lovely gentleman molly of sea. Plane armada are album art cover. Art was created by simon abramowicz and our theme music and every bit of music that we play is by danny present. You can follow us on. Instagram eyewitness beauty or you can email us at high. A witness beauty dot com or on twitter. Which always forget to say. But i witnessed. Beauty was too long so we had to be the letter. I witnessed beauty tweet us. We'll be back next week with what i'm sure will be a wonderful episode so some rest.

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GSMC Health & Wellness Podcast Episode 210: Waist Trainers

GSMC Health and Wellness Podcast

32:50 min | 1 year ago

GSMC Health & Wellness Podcast Episode 210: Waist Trainers

"And you want to be healthier. You just don't know what to do all these shows telling you this and that but nothing seems to work will listen close. Golden Golden state media concepts has got something great for you the health and wellness podcast dedicated to workout trends. The eating habits die the and everything about healthy living. Join us in our banters as we help you not just live life to the police. Let live it to the healthiest Doc they love it Roxy ABC ABC network. I'm your house to get in. I am here today with my co host. Sarah low how are you. I'm great. How about you? Oh little tired at a birthday party this weekend and so we entertained at our house and I'm just tired now and it's Monday yeah you it is Monday blues but here we are. We're going to discuss something a craze. That's going on especially social media so waist training waste trainers. Have you ever. We're used once they're no. I've worn shape. Wear but this is sounding a little too close to a corset exotic not Yeah I'm with you. I've never use the waste trainer but I thought this is something important to discuss again just because it's all over instagram. It's all all over different websites different blogs and I just wanted to kind of dive in deeper and see what's the waist training craze so so unfortunately we know that body types are trend so that's just what it is and the hourglass figure has regained a lot of popularity in recent years and Celebrities like the Kardashians Jessica Alba Jennifer Lopez and. Many more are have helped bringing curves back to the spotlight and many influencers and other public figures claim that they have achieved these curvaceous figures And snatched waste with the help of waste trainers snatched waste So yeah so that terms not waist. I've been hearing it every words pretty much as saying like you have a tiny waist. I mean I think I I for me. I hear the word cinched-waist in that but snatched. Okay I I. It's something you know that I started hearing the Kardashian say another celebrities so again that's kind of the whole being snatched ties in with the waist training gene right trying to right now. I'd Probably Watch. I probably spend more time in Victorian era books than watching the car Dash Ev. You Know I. They don't try to watch their show but I feel like I can't get away from them the they're everywhere so it's like I kinda you know watch bits and pieces is there And there's different forms of waste trainers. There's also like now sweat bands. You can wear while working out. which to be honest honest? I feel like that would make me very uncomfortable having something really tight wrapped around my core while I'm like sweating and exercising that affect your breathing as well exactly and I'm a dive more into the possible health concerns and dangers of waste training for a long period of time so renegade. We're going to get into that later so right now. We're going to dive into pretty much. The history of women squishing our organs for beauty. And that's what you're doing when people that you are. I know and so to begin. Waste trainers again. They're a type of modern day core set that squeezes says and shapes the body to clinch the waste giving the losing the illusion of bigger hips bigger by and breath. The first course dates dates back to the late. Fifteen hundreds according to fashion time dot org since then the original design has altered quite a bit but with the same adverse health effects facts and the same purpose That comes along with clinching one's waist so this has been since the beginning of time women trying to it almost seems like you're trying to remove a rib or something for a smaller ways kind of my opinion a little bit ridiculous Traditionally corsets were called a pair of bodies or stiffened bodices stiffened bodices are displayed portrait of Venetian females around the the fifteen thirty S. And during these times the bodices were usually a part of the dress so they weren't undergarments. How they are now? They were part of the dress and during the seventeenth nineteenth century the bodice became separated and became its own garment during this time. Cortez developed a more cone style shape which was usually constructed from two pieces of fabric. which were boned? These were commonly referred. Exactly what it sounds like people they who is usually whalebone it is it's manageable bones. which is crazy? 'cause it's like why would you WanNa harm your body in that way like. Oh my God i just seems like someone comfortable and Mike how you mentioned earlier. harbory for those of you who are fans of a little house books and you know I do the Book Review Podcast so the one thing that sticks out in my brain from the very first one little house in the big woods is there at a party and Ma is talking to friends and saying that when she got married when she was seventeen. Pau Charles could span dan his waist with her hands his hands wet because of the course. So yeah I mean just think about that who knows how big his hands were but still he should not be able to put your the hands around. Someone's waste list there. I don't know three actually right about that too. I think it was in like the Guinness Book of Records Bed. You know what I'm talking talking about. Somebody's waste is how you said like you can literally have your hands touching around her waist. I'm not sure she might have had a rib or two removed. Moved very possible very possible. Young it's insane now. So as I was saying these bodices were coming commonly referred to as days and were held together at the front with the busk and then towards the end of the seventeenth century. Women wore skirts jackets with the bodice under so as I stated before it was first part of the dress. And at this time it was the back then stiffen bodices. They used your actual measurement so it was tailored to your exact body type and your measurements and as we've progressed over centuries and decades They're obviously not measured exactly to your waist size or other body measurements right and so then then. In the eighteen eighty s there was a rising popularity of the pear-shaped core set which literally bent inwards around the stomach area. During Victorian time corsets could now be mass produced due to new technology and Matt in manufacturing and these previously had to be custom made again to one's ends measurements but during World War One fashion changed and woman could look more elegant without wearing corsets which is when the tight. Lacing had disappeared heard and it's shifted more towards the elastic. The elastic took its place. which provided more movement? So thank you to whoever came up with elastic Um and okay so I'm going to jump in here again. Sorry to interrupt you but women were these when they were pregnant and yeah Which I know that there are health issues issues fifteen to the eighteen hundreds so there were health issues of all kinds? But I just can't think I can't figure that's good squash and the baby sir. You know that women were pregnant. I I've heard of women wearing waste trainers for periods of time especially after having a baby Jessica Alba did mention that supposedly due to her constantly wearing a waist trainer she was able to attain her pre baby. The body which I've never had a kid but I'm not one hundred percent. Sure if you can really get your pre baby body back one hundred hundred percent right. Yeah it just doesn't seem realistic to me. But then you shouldn't do it in six weeks leaks. Celebrities try to do. I mean come on to see. I don't take care of your body and I know we have. We have a body issue image body image issues in this country. Absolutely I agree clearly. Women have been suffering being in this uncomfortable garment for centuries and it wasn't until the nineteen twenties dot the widely desired so silhouette figure are had changed. From an hourglass to thinner figure and then during this time girdles manufactured from plastic appeared. And then the idea behind these were to control the waist and hips without constricting. 'cause like I said even way back then. Women have always had an issue with these undergarments being extremely uncomfortable. Comfortable right so think. In the twenties and thirties dresses became straighter. Like the flapper style. So you wouldn't want you know you didn't have an hourglass figure in in a flapper style style dress and so that it was it again. It's still not suitable for every body type because not everyone. Is You know kind of straight up and down like that right Psalm And then the Gore the girdle was popular instead. Of course it through the nineteen forties. So that's kind of when the credits to step back girdles girdles came up and then throughout these years course. We're still seeing for erotic. Means but it had disappeared from popular fashion and then during the nineteen seventy s the punk movement brought corsets back and these were often worn as outerwear us. punks would wear old-fashioned lingerie which I've scene even to this day not even just punk punk stars. I've seen other people wear it as like a staple fashion statement. They wear the corset over like a big white team. So I mean it comes and goes the cassettes and many designers help to bring the back. The cassette as they became part of the mainstream again pop stars like Madonna and Cyndi Lauper can be seen wearing them during the eighties and today celebrities like as I mentioned before just Alba and others can be seen bringing back the corset and the waist training craze. So it's honestly this whole subject is baffling Julia little big. Just because I'm like like women really liked to suffer. Pain is beauty is pain. That's what they said so they say but I I don't know I get a good sweat pants. I agree with you Sarah. I live in F- leisure wear sweatpants. That is that's when I feel most confident honestly so I'm not too who sure how I feel about wearing a waste. Train even heard people wearing waste trainers even when they go to sleep. That is when your body needs to rest. Yeah you you really gotTa give your body arrests sometimes. Yeah I know people who sleep in bras which I mean. Also you're supposed to the muscles in your breast need a break for underwear some. That's that's a different podcast. So we're going to go on our first quick break and when we come back we're going to discuss more about waist training. Is it safe. Does it work. So we'll be right back. Hey there podcasts. Are you looking for a new true crime. podcast checkout gangster. Thanks to house the new podcast from imperative. Entertainment Gangster House. Has Everything Hospital Hitman. FBI informants are prison escape. avantage explosion Asia and so much more. 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Waste raced training and the big craze around waste trainers and pretty much. A little bit of the health concerns that come along with it which we're GONNA dive even more into right now so I'm going to talk about a specific waist training brand. There's so many out there now but this one specifically typically works very closely with the Kardashian family and I mention them a lot during this podcast just because I feel that. This family has definitely heightened craze so again this company called Wasting Society works so I just the name Aced aced gang society. I mean yeah it's not I don't know it's either a really threatening gang or like the worst gang ever right. I don't know if I want. WanNa be part of this thing. I'm not trying to be part of the whisking society. I'm going to read to you guys. The claim that's on their website so and I quote Wasting Society High Quality Reshaping Waste Shaper is a unique latex material which attacks unwanted it fat and impurities within your body. We need to stop right there. Okay yeah can we. We need to enter up to you. Now is okay. I clearly don't have the research on this but that just doesn't sound accurate to me. Latex that attacks unwanted impurities is other thing that's what I say that's why I was like. There's no way this is true. You can't put this out to the public and expect people to believe this but you'd be surprised. People rarely eat this up and believe like sure we're always looking for a magic secure magic pill or something bridal is going to work to attack fat Yes oh just by that I end. I had to take a step back and be like. Is this real uh-huh as this company serious right now. Moving on our re-shaping line will strengthen your core all while improving your posture. The Thermo Genesis created within your body will allow your body to get rid of harsh toxins and impurities through perspiration so pretty much claiming You sweat and you're releasing all this toxic impurities out of your body due to the trainer making you sweat which again not not sure about that. I mean I know. Athletes where you know like sweatshirts with the hoods up and you know things like that especially like UFC trainer or fighters when they're they're trying to make weight but that's not healthy either guides definitely not so again. I don't want to be going throughout my day. Sweating for my poor all day like I. I already sweat a lot just me alone so I don't want to waste trying to help me even more taken it off at the end of the net late sweaty latex right not just smelly no thank you and again. I'm going to continue reading the claim that waste gang society. It's on the website while wearing a garment. our waste trainer. The tight compression will help to reduce food volume intake which will help achieve the healthier practice of smaller meals more often rather then three large meals a day all right. I have a lot to say about this one especially because I come from a fitness background. I am a certified personal trainer and that is completely false. It's healthy. It's good to eat three large meals a day. Your body needs so it just sounds to me that the purpose of this garment is suggest the press your appetite and that's not healthy either. So uh I mean I know there's been so many different various theories on this. You know you should eat breakfast. No you don't need to eat breakfast. Three large meals six meals throughout the day. I mean it's just a million different things but I don't know if you if you're wearing something that's constricting you so you don't feel hungry. You know that just sends up red flags for me absolutely. It just doesn't sound right. And there's other forms as other products now Being sold to the public about suppressing one's appetite like I saw one on that claims that a lollipop just by licking lollipop will suppress your appetite for like three to four hours. Okay the guy that's crazy to me especially young girls who are watching. You know these advertisements kind of message. Is that sending saying to the younger longer a population and unfortunately it's just a new attempt at what's been going on for. I mean centuries obviously with the course that being from the fifteen hundreds but even think of all the Diet pills things things that then caused so many problems. They caused birth defects. They caused you know women to have a massive side effects and had to be taken off the market. There's always something that's being touted as the next big thing that's going to make you have the perfect body but there's no such thing as the perfect body here is your perfect body exact. I love the I love that you said your body is a perfect body as long as you feel great you feel strong and healthy. That's all that matters. So yeah and I brought up wasting society diety because the following study that I'm going to share with these guys is from the tech insider which is a digital publication nation focused on examining the areas of tech science innovation and culture. Andy Tech insider actually did a study on waste gang society so I just wanted to first introduce the company to you all and I'm going to dive more into waist training. Do the experts support it. Do they believe that this product works. Is it safe although there good stuff so many. Many medical experts are warning consumers. Pretty much about the dangers possible side effects health problems associated with using a waste trainer for long periods and according to the tech tuck insider they asked a doctor Dietitian and certified personal trainer to weigh in on this social media trend so according waiting to Jim White he is a certified Dietitian as well as a gym owner amp personal personal trainer he explained to tech insider that most of the time wasters quick fixes and they work for only a short period of time but not for long lasting health. Which is pretty much what we've been saying throughout this entire podcast that obviously when you have a waste trainer on you at the moment it's obviously going to shrink your waist? Are they wearing it on. So that you've got the smoother lines or whatever but even shape where I'm like ooh goodness can't right so so I mean be careful people especially like I definitely would not recommend wearing this at the gym. While you're working now that Gotcha like you're I feel much oxygen as possible young. Oh speaking of passing out you know the the the one. The next the next quote says that shortness of breath nausea nausea fainting and bruising or just some of the common side effects but you know couches that have like the one arm on one end but nothing on the other end. They have like a back that goes about halfway down typically designed. They're called fainting couches. Did you know that I did not know that women in Corsets so often fainted that they needed somewhere to land. Wow so often couches. We're designed so that. When they get lightheaded they had some place to sort of gracefully draped themselves Omega? I learn something new every I did not know that a piece of furniture was invented. Let's not get rid of the course that let's just make a new that's insane. Wow Oh yeah let us know on the comments. You guys guys knew that already because I had no idea. There's literally furniture made for this type of thing. Wow so as Sarah mentioned there it can cause shortness of breath nausea all that other stuff that you don't want and it can also caused law or long-term use of the product could cause permanent Oregon and nerve damage edge. which makes sense because again? You're just squeezing all your organs and pushing everything into the center of your bigger court literally right the fat still there. It's just being squished into other places and the squishing things and also within thin tech insider. They asked Dr Gina. Sam who is a gastro entrance lodges and director of the Gastrointestinal Motilal senator at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. That was long. I ordered for short. Dr Sam Dr Sam and and Jim White both stated that these waste trainers are only helpful for short term fix to create an illusion while you wear them but they both stay that they do not recommend for long periods and that there are serious side effects health side effects and even more dangerous interest that this company wasting society along with other ways. Training companies have told their followers dot Dave worked out in the waste trainer so again people are actually using this product in the gym. which is just again crazy to me? Yeah Yeah me too and I'm a leave everybody on that note. You think about that really quick. We're going to go on her second break and when we come back we're going to continue discussing talk about the dangers of waste training. This is your ultimate stop for everything. Sports the Golden state media concepts or podcast. Should I say more from the NFL Melby the NBA to 'em MMA. It's all in here. Golden state media concepts sports podcast. Listen the Sir Talk Talk Right before the break you were discussing about some of the side effects acts of waste training. And we're GONNA continue to dive deeper into the issue. So moving on Rebecca Harrington she is a a reporter for New York magazine. She tested out this theory. She wore the waste trainer to a spin class. How yeah I mean? Standing Upright Bright seems painful but bending over a bicycle riding a bike I know that's crazy and she tried the way trainer and she's stated that she felt wended wended just by walking to the gym while not even she hasn't even actually worked out yet. She's she said Yeah and she says she started spinning and she she felt very out of breath she had to loosen the core set and she eventually took off mid class because she says she literally just could not breathe and she felt like she. He's GonNa pass out so people again. I highly suggest do not wear this to a spin class Eric. That's right so not everyone is fan of these wastes. snatchers calling them waist. Gang Society recently settled actually a five million million dollar class action lawsuit after customer sued on the grounds that product did not produce any weight loss results as advertise so so have comments there. But I'm just GONNA keep them well right so I mean like I said be smart consumers humor. You know. Don't believe everything that's plastered everywhere it's advertisement. They're they're able to put anything on the advertisement to try and sell you. They want your money so and Sarah said earlier in the podcast. There's no quick fix to the perfect body so we need to to stop looking for it and you know advertisers target. Ads are basically just emotional manipulation. They target all the things that you know. All your weak points and I'm not saying that in a derogatory way but you know you you know you don't WanNa look fat. You want to look like this person. You don't WanNa look like this. You know they target those socially constructed ideas now beauty. You're absolutely right and Dr Sam who was in the tech insider study case explains the only way companies can actually tell people that these products actually work is by conducting a randomized controlled study. So that's literally the only way they can actually advertised to the public. Click you know. We collected the these random individuals tested out the theory and it works but unfortunately she says there are no studies of this kind so these waves training companies should not be saying or falsely advertising. It's going to help shrink your ways. It's GONNA remove impurities out of your body it's going to help you drop. All of that stuff is not true. I just have to clear the air there. It's not true and based on other expert opinions waste trainers again. They can't change the shape of your body temporarily but do do not recommend for long term use and these claims about these products improving posture strengthening. Your core in all the the other stuff that they claim are all false. So here I I'm going to come in from my fitness background. So how exactly can shrink your waist. This is the truth. Just a healthy nutritious diet paired with regular exercise there is no shortcut. You're I just mean crush again. I'm sorry I wish it could be just as easy as drinking macho putting on a waste trainer all that other a magic stuff that is out there but it's not true people only other thing is you know I mentioned earlier. Everyone's body type is different so no matter better. Sometimes no matter how much you diet and exercise you could be really really healthy. But you're not gonNa have what you think of maybe as the ideal body types exactly on tv you could be short. We know if nothing. You're probably not going to have the same body type of someone who was six weeks old so it has there's body types the so how much goes into a besides like your bone structure and all that other stuff and really if your goal is to drop way or fat the most important. Ah Thing is making sure you're in a caloric deficit so my simplistic answer of what it means to be in a cholera deficit diet. It is just making sure that you're moving more eating less so making sure that the amount of calories you're consuming as less than Dan are sorry. Yeah less than what you are burning so real world example meeting birthday cake for breakfast while sitting at my computer probably not gonNA causing causing a caloric deficit cheat meal. We're going to let that one slide. She me on leftover kid gets even like breakfast up sh right. You're like it was a good breakfast peanut butter. That's healthy protein right but yeah you guys. I'm sorry that's just the truth. Nutritious healthy diet paired with regular exercise you're gonNA live long healthy happy lives that way so ditch the waste. I trainer bashes my opinion. You can still wear if you want. But that's just what I believe and I can to conclude in providing you know all everything that's been said about waist training companies. I think the short answer to does it work. Is it safe. I think the short answer is no it's there's no proof out there that waste trainers trainers actually help users lose weight or reshape their bodies. So I'm sorry we're on if you want you know if you're if you're going this I don't even know and Rosemary Clooney in White Christmas other hourglass figure if that's what you're dressing up as where she where waste trainer but it's not not gonna work for long-term right so please don't wear it to sleep. Don't wear to the gym. I mean let your body rest let your body breathe. It's like it's fine not we don't all need to have a nineteen to twenty one inch waist. Bright like just is not doable for everybody making Barbie more realistic. You don't need to drive. Exactly they're making Barbie more realistic than you already know. Times are changing so on on that. No we're going to end the show here today and thank you Sir for joining me on this conversation about waist training thank you and unless go have some more birthday cake. Okay good all right catches next week on the jets. I'm see health and wellness podcast for more health and wellness wellness. Information stay. Well everybody you've been listening to the golden state media concepts have an wellness. PODCAST cats part of the golden state media concepts podcast network. You can find this show and others like it at. 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"Internet's there we go. What'S UP MAN. Bro? Internet is Acting Wild Man. Just yes should be. It should be up running now. But a Gimme. GimMe two seconds. We because we're not on yet. I gotta I gotta use the restroom so two seconds back by this look down on mobile young reporter take on. The fourteenth are sorry. Don't think work I on her own right. Some that's going to Zeus. Some say. Hey you know we're here back. Welcome back here is the you know. And I'M GONNA give it to send it over to you and go and rock out. Just Watch language okay. Yeah okay no curse co I'm an let's rock and roll know what's up man but to go on in three seconds her. Hey welcome back guys. Thank you guys so much for tuning. In of course like I always say if this your first time checking out this show please go click that like button on our facebook page and of course hit that like button underneath his feet. If you're enjoying it and doing your thing and join the time that all of that stuff anyway. Of course if you're watching on Youtube and all that please crust subscribe button and also hit. That like button underneath is well. Let us know that you're here and enjoying our presence. Anyway we are here. We're about to do our live a live performance straight from this wonderful man's home. Please welcome my brother and his musical stylings. Please welcome Zeus rebel waters. He will go Didn't off food. Aw John worked. Aw off talking. Report latest on that pain. Yeah one second one. Second press pause real quick press puzzle. Quick Okay so there's a little bit of an issue with the sound because I think you guys have a lot of sound going on at one time is there maybe a way to. I don't know the sound is coming in and it. We just can't hear you Zeus. We can hear the music but we just can't hear your vocals to saying that out loud. Okay so the loser maybe you could just like. Yeah maybe just a guitar and just vocals. I think for sure. That'd be okay cool. Alright no no. I appreciate the energy brother beautiful energy. Yeah we ready. We read this. How long they were having more my nine opt out along not as nasty auto all more exciting scrapping. I have no where some acting on a yes. That's how it was done son. That's how it's done here. Baby a let everybody knows where they can find you. Please right now you may say I follow me on Instagram. At Sousse rebelled waters that C. U. S. rebel our waters off go streaming music seafood? Komo through music all social media. Check me out yes I love it. I love it. Hey Zeus Zeus. I gotTa tell you I need to get you back on again like if you got some time later on this Friday or something like that and maybe you can do like an acoustic piece where it's just a guitar acoustic because people are loving it right. Now they're like who are you bre like? Who is this and when you sing with soul man when you sing with that so main man? Oh man people are loving that stuff man. People are eating it up. I WanNa get you back on safe Friday Friday Friday morning if you can and I want an acoustic piece I want you to do something straight acoustic because that was beautiful that I don't WanNa be a loser part. That's how son that's house done. Okay we've working outlets in Big Ben let me know. Text me in the stuff. Ma'am beautiful work man. Thank you brother La race. Thank you see. These guys are incredible. Man I got some. I got some really dope friends. Let's say that I got some friends. You know what I'm saying and you guys have got to go check out. Zeus rebel. Waters are right. You can find him on all the major streaming platforms in regards to his music. He has all kinds. He's got rock. He's got hip hop. He's got all kinds of stuff. That guy is versatile like a Mug so go check it out and everybody who's watching right now on I. G. Please all the stuff is on our Youtube Channel YouTube dot com for slash the Pascal. Show go check it out. We have all types of people coming on onto the show performed live. That's everything from jazz hip hop country rock. Whatever you get a chance to see them live from wherever they are from their home. The kitchen there. The gyms wherever there wherever they're at to be able to get their music and perform all right and I'm also looking for performance as well so if you guys have any friends that are interested in performing live on the show. Please have them contact the Pascal Show. You could hit us on all of our. Dm's on social media. Which is the Pascal show or you can also email us at Info at the Pascal. Show DOT com. Anyway we got to go into a quick commercial break man. That was dope. I'm really happy that seuss came on. And hopefully he'll be back on this Friday again in doing something real nice and six alike in acoustic. Anyway we gotta go. We'll be right back. This is the Pascal Shell back. You sub guys. I'M GONNA. I'm probably going to jump out of this commercial break fairly quickly. Mine feed rough. Yeah really I mean come on man I mean can you understand what I'm saying though right? I can understand what you're saying. Sometimes it's just it's a little delayed. I don't know if you're not hearing me right away. Yeah Youtube Jessica. Thank you so much for tuning in on. It appreciate that yet. The the the feed is like eight and now today I don't know why you know and also I've learned something that everything that do. Every performer has got to do a very acoustic version of stuff because when they do all that sound all at once the CO. Their phones can't compute with all that you know what I'm saying. Yeah they just can't pick it all up like I guarantee it was probably don't what he was doing but it was just a lot you know. It seemed like the the stream was running pretty well a few days ago. When you're running through the slain. Yes ESI working a lot better. That's very true. That's very true. I'll try that from the next show for sure. I gotTA jump in here. Hey welcome back guys. Thank you guys so much for tuning. Of course like I always say if this is your first time checking out this show. Please click that like button on our facebook page. Of course click the like button on the feed itself does give it a thumbs up if you're enjoying this. You know what I'm saying. This is what we do bringing in. This is the variety of this. Show we bring in the interviews. We have the celebrity interviews. We have celebrity musical guests. The whole nine. You know we got a lot of very very talented and wonderful. Human beings on the show and this is what encompasses the pass cow show. You know what I'm saying. No To no stone unturned. Okay we embrace country rock. Classical jazz are rap. Whatever you got if you good I want you on the show period. Flat out okay. So anyway we got to go to some news. I got the team back. I got my with me. You know what I'm saying so let's go into some news what's going on in the world man. Well let's see we've got well of course I who could forget last week with Donald Trump said that One of the ways we could fight. The Corona virus was by bringing Disinfectant inside the bodies and hitting the lungs with that so it should come as no surprise that some people have started doing just that fact. Kansas health officials have reported an uptick in cleaning chemical cases. And there was even a guy who has done that to his already done that to himself. He has Ingested it and yeah it's it's becoming a problem there actually people out there that are doing now while to me is that to me is that it doesn't make any sense that were going to be like that. There are people out there that clearly know that it. There's a warning label on the side of the model that says do not do not ingest warning hazardous to health. If two if you drink or ingest it why would they think that if the president says it's okay for them to do it to that doesn't make any sense. There was a guy in Kansas over the weekend. Who drank some sort of the disinfectant cleaning product and then had to seek medical attention after doing so mail? It's already happening out there doing the seat. Now now the thing is is that okay so wood grain. What's up with grain? He just said Green said Thomas Spreading lies. Why are you lying? No you must you must. Don't listen well you must listen to go ahead wrong. I mean there's clear video of Donald Trump saying that they can they might be able to treat the corona virus by taking disinfectant into the body word. And I have it right here from the Wichita Eagle from Kansas Dot com about a man in Kansas health officials reporting that there was a man over the weekend who drank a product because of the advice received. Yep Now the backup your retort and then James Said and you know of course. There's a little bit of a debate going on on on on our chat on Youtube. But he said James said Lysol came out huge. Please don't please do. Not Listen to our chief commander. Now the thing is is the thing is is if well and then Wood grain says go. Watch it again please. Now now the thing is is that we already seen. We've already seen it a million times he does. Now here's the thing he does not. You're right on the if we're going on semantics and we're going on just literally literally what key said he did not go and turn onto the and say everybody injustice infected no. He did not say that he did not say that but he did say hey. We'll we see that the disinfectant is working on on the bodies and are working on on killing the virus killing germs and killing viruses. Doing all great is doing great. So we're going to try to test that on some things and see if we can fix that put do that as far as putting it into the body but he did not say everybody going. Get your breach. Go get your LYSOL and start spraying it into your mouth. He didn't say that he did not but he did. Say it. Out Loud of like maybe we can ingest it. Maybe we can we do. We should do tests on that. That's literally what he said. He did. Not say everybody ingest but people are taking it as. Oh we must ingest. You saying there's a lot of crazy people out there that are saying that are trying to send go ahead. Go ahead Tom. What it doesn't matter what. He said he was being sarcastic. He's being sarcastic so it doesn't matter anyway if he was really being sarcastic. Yeah if you believe everything. Trump says it doesn't matter anyway because he was being sarcastic. Used as having a joke. About it yeah. So you know shouldn't be doing that anyway. You know you should be able to recognize trump's sarcasm. When he says we can inject disinfectant and of the body to treat chronic pirates. Yeah I mean here. It is like the the dude the dude the dude let me. Let me let me okay. He went out there. He said that out loud so of course whenever he suggests whenever he mentions anything that could be a solution to a problem with the Rona. What DOES EVERYBODY DO? They run out of the out of their way to try to do themselves. They turn themselves into the Guinea pig themselves so when he talked about and this is going straight to wood grain or anybody else. That's in there going. Oh Get mad at us for US talking about this. We're not the ones who put the words in his mouth. He said it himself then. He went for example when he said chloroquine. What DO PEOPLE DO? Some people went out of their way. Took some some pills got themselves sick and one of them died. I think one of them died. You know what I'm saying. One of them got very very ill. Now it's because of him talking out of his talking out his mouth and not filtering himself before he speaks before he speaks and he's got to remember. People are desperate out here. People WanNa live. People want to survive so the last thing you want to suggest or say any allude to is something that's going to be harmful to somebody because you know for a fact that if he said maybe we just all just put a gun to our head and just pull the trigger. Maybe we do we try that. Maybe we should try that. Hit somebody out. There is going to do that and go. You know. President Trump told me to put the gun to my head and pulled the trigger. Not said he suggested it so he's not really thinking fully. You know what I mean like fully think this through you see what I'm saying. He's not he's not saying we must. He's saying it out loud go. Maybe we try this. Maybe we try this. Or He's saying maybe chloroquine is the answer and what happens. Somebody out there is going clerk. I got my my table right next right next to my fish tank for for my little pet. My little goldfish got sick. One time this Clark. When they're let me ingest them numb David Him. Did you know what I'm saying? So there's gotta be gotTA understand. He's he didn't go out there saying everyone must jest. He didn't say that he just said. Hey maybe we should try this. That's all he needs to say. We shouldn't be saying that. Go ahead Jack. Those platform should not be about speculation. Yes so you come on. You're talking to the entire nation. You should come on with facts and direct things that are happening. Yep Not with Jessica's and speculation and what's the worst that could happen like those are just because there's too many people out there that take everything at face value. And even if he said one thing in the media took it a different way and then the headlines and people click on Click Bait and they see something that they're going to react to that and there are some percentage of our population. That just can't decipher the difference. Between what is a good choice or a bad choice and yet keeps on saying that. He asked and he did ask. He asked if they should do it but he shouldn't be asking during a live press conference he should ask that behind closed doors. I've been talking with the scientists and these are things that they said potentially could be looked into that they're going to be trying I. It's his platform I mean. And there's there's a difference between doing it on twitter. I guess yeah and then also do. But he's reaching so many people that the words that are being said had to be very specific. Yeah now the thing is is now the thing is is like I. I also Wanna I I WANNA make sure that we make this clear because wood grain is of course saying you know. Oh there you go okay. So He's agreeing with you Jack because the thing is is I don't want it to get twisted like where obviously if we're on the plane of we're GONNA do agree to disagree type of situation. Then that's the situation but at the same time I think that yes there. You definitely have a good point Jack. And that's the thing like it's things that are being suggested. It's things that are being said on the Mike rather than it being thought out before it's being before he says goes on the Mike and says that that was that was a conversation. He coulda had behind closed doors with his people. You know rather than going up there and saying do we do that. Maybe we should try that. You know it's like no just go over to the side and say that because like I said there is somebody out there that is going to take that conversation that he had and take it as a suggestion and they're already are people are ingesting it. People are starting to do that literally. Lysol has to go out of their way to make a thing another like basically a they have to put out a like a Bush at Surrey. Psa A press release or PSA to let people know. Hey guys don't no no no. No don't don't ingest the fact that they have to do that says a lot. It's unfortunate because everybody knows what says even more is the fact that the next day trump came out and said I was being sarcastic. He knows what he did. He knows full well what he's looking car. Which is why he's lying about it. Being Sarcasm yes when we come on. What did you say the on my leg? And his reign rice but say he actually came out and said that he was being sarcastic. No no yes. So He's been going around saying oh he was he was he was making a joke. He was being sarcastic or just to be really honest he said. I I was just being sarcastic you know and it's true. Wood grain wood grain is right. Trump trump has no chill button. He has no chill but at the same time. There's nothing there's there's certain things that he should be saying. There's things that he could be saying. There's things that he could. You know what I'm saying. There's other things that he could be doing in saying while he's at the podium doing all these updates in all that these two to three hour updates and I understand. Don't get me wrong if you're under under the gun and you're trying to figure out the best solution for everyone so everyone can survive and live. I get it you know I'm mad at you about that man. Do what you need to do. Lead the country but at the same time. Don't talk to the side with stuff that you need to be talking about behind closed doors you know because yes we're in a world of course there are no such thing as stupid questions but when you ask them out loud in front of millions of people that stupid. That's where you become stupid. Ask The ask those asinine ridiculous questions behind closed doors with your team. So that they're the only ones that are listening to that because they know for a fact. No we're not no. Don't say that on the podium. Don't say that on the Mike because somebody crazy out. There is going to do that because they're desperate in everyone's in the situation. It's all Darwinism right now. We all want to live. Survival of the fittest. And if you tell us if you even suggest fifteen hundred twinkies a day if we if we just eat fifteen hundred twinkies a day that that'll solve it right now it's not but if you say that some crazy him is going to be like you know what I'm GonNa go buy as many twinkies as I can and I'm gonna eat them all because maybe you could save say my life you never know what I'm saying. The desperation has real out here guys and so he should not be saying anything whether he suggested it or not. He shouldn't be saying those kind of things. It's not going to solve it if there's no back backup data backup proof that it works. He shouldn't be saying anything at all except for the facts. That's what I think. That's I think we got room for one. More tell us tells another thing what what else is going on Tom. I'll write some lighter news year. A Netflix Netflix. As announced that there. There's going to be a new documentary project from rock. Michelle Obama about the first lady's Memoir tour becoming. I'm excited about that man. We'll talk be exciting. I read I read her book. I thought it was very very well done. So I'm interested to see what they how they turn that into a Docu series personally. I'd rather Li like A. I'd rather see it be like a like a movie or like a series like with actors and all that playing the parts and everything. I think that it'll be a very interesting story to see. The book was really really good. I really enjoyed it. You know so. That'd be interesting to see for sure. That's good news. That's absolutely good. Yes I think think. That's I don't know what grain agrees nice to see Nice Cedar former president and his wife again. Yeah it's gotTa be a reminder of when things were thought is the multipurpose yeah window goes around with her or does that take away from her. It's kind of like the girlfriends. Sit on the lap like should should he be there to on tour fallen her behind and like doing signings and stuff like wants to be president or really in focus during all this. Oh Lord I it's it's GonNa it's GonNa focus on her memoir tour so you know. I don't know if they did that tour together or not rock state back. She went and did that but there are a couple sale. It's not like she's some Rando that just I'm minutes ago before the draft. These she's been with him for a long time now owned that when trump was saying he was born in Kenya. Yep He's been she's been there since day one or since he was actually before he went into before he even became like started. His practice started becoming before he became a lawyer. She was the one who has actually recruiting him to her loss to her law firm. And that's how they first met. And then of course it progresses on it's like I said very nice nicely done nicely. Written book is a very interesting autobiography. Memoir whatever you WANNA call it. It's a it's a beautiful thing you know what I mean. It's really really dope and you got you got to check it out. You know what I mean But Anyway let's go to stop for birthdays man. Let's get into some birthday shall we? It's time to wrap it up. Be You know it is time for them birthdays anyway? Welcome to celebrity birthdays and for all those people who have walked out of Beautiful Velvet Curtains and breathing. This wonderful thing called life. It is a celebrity birthdays. Jack is going to list off the describe a certain level celebrities and we me and Tom are going to try to figure out who they are. These people are celebrating their birthday today. So you get to be a part of it. Calmed down below and be a part of the game and see if you're smarter than a fifth grader. Let's go all right so from Mona California turning thirty nine years old today. This movie actress As a child she suffered from collapsed lungs twice and was frequently played with Monja. So she's going to be extremely careful right now but she was in films like Spike Hits for. Fantastic for honey. Good Luck Chuck. And James Cameron's Dark Jessica Alba Jessica Alba. That is correct. You mentioned having collapsed twice terrible. I used to work with a woman whose son had that did not sound fun. Terrible so turning forty six years old today out of alcobendas of Spain. This is Spanish actress. Who won the Academy Award for best supporting actress for her role as Maria? Elena and the two thousand eight film Vicky Cristina Barcelona she was also in Vanilla Sky. Zulehner to Oh what's there you go a good job. Go the go right from Vancouver Canada turning forty two years old today this TV host TV show host. I is home expert and became known for Hosting Property. Brothers and a buying and selling it he was on. Abc's dancing with the stars alongside. Emma slater yet don't know his name is twin brothers named Jonathan. James Drew Scott. Drew Course seventy years old today out of new. Rochelle New York poor and James Douglas Muir and then his last name the stand up comedian hosted the tonight show for ninety two thousand fourteen. Oh Jay Leno Jay Leno oh I don't know how James Becomes Jay but whatever Let's see here from Vancouver Canada. This forty two year old is a TV. Show it his brother and him do property brothers buying and selling James Scott job at sky out. Listen give you chance with. The twins had turning forty four years old to the New York City New York. This TV actor is a hidden camera. Joke show actor With the link effect he's been Chapelle show law and order in all my children. Oh Man Yup good job Michael Carbonaro s I write from the Bronx. This twenty nine year old has a birthday today and she is a former teen. Actress appear at school. Rock are we there yet. Are we done yet and also played a small role in young adults? Repeat the the top of it again. Woman time from the Bronx is twenty nine year. Old is a former teen actress. Who appeared in School of Rock? Are we there yet? And Are we done yet? And she also played a small role in young adult. I definitely recognize your face. I would not have been able to pull her name out. That's not the Harley. I carly girl right. Yeah I don't know if she was in a curler Aleisha Allen no okay no and let's see from Italy this This gentleman entreprenuer died at the age of seventy six and nineteen ninety-three. There's recently been a movie made about his car and going against forward Ferrari. Oh sorry different. Did I got that wrong? When they're C- he did oil heaters and air conditioning. The became then went on to become the creator of luxury sports car brand that he has opposite of Ferrari Porsche Enzo into yes is not the guy but it's actually. It's for Rucci Lamborghini. So he worked with Enzo and because he discovered a problem in the clutch of the Ferrari. I need to e complained to ends about the design which actually spurred Labor getting his own car company so while they were involved was leading towards wrong car. I bad there all right so we got four more left. We got out of MONROEVILLE. Alabama died at the age of eighty nine and two thousand sixteen. This novelist wrote the classic novel to kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee Harper Properly Harper Lee Harper. I fifty four years old today at a Los Angeles California this influential West Coast. Rapper released fifteen albums between eighty seven and two thousand twelve. He's one of the pioneers of West Coast Hip hop and first rappers to use explicit lyrics about pimping into songs. Oh nope releases first song. Don't stop rapping at age seventeen. Oh my God of Little Kim on his song call me. He's coach. He's coast west coast west coast album. Life is dot dot dot and his name to pocket Nope my God might be too short. Oh that was stupid. That was a dumb brain fart for me. Okay here we have this. Us President was a fifth president. United States in the final founding father he died on July fourth the aged seventy three and eighteen thirty one and making a third president to die on that date is nope founding fathers appointed. He was appointed minister to France. Seventeen ninety four Adams. No use the second. We is last president of the Virginia Dynasty and the Republican Generation. You got me James Monroe doctrine okay. Here's the last one part from vows job. In Sweden turning seventy nine years old this fireball actress who appeared with Elvis Presley Viva. Las Vegas gained fame for her role in bye bye Birdie and also appeared in the Cincinnati Kid and Tommy. What's Oh beverly devere divorced. What was the name do Shoot I she was in baked. Beans baked beans bell. No Not Brigitte Bardot. Oh she was in grumpy. Old Man yes. He wasn't grumpy old men. She was a car accident. I don't remember her name. It's an Margaret and Margaret's down around the birthdays. Happy Birthday to all them. Famous people out there alone. I've were passed away. They still celebrated everybody else. That's out there. You know celebrating with cars drive down the street honking at 'em yes exactly happy birthday. Everybody doesn't have to your birthday. Doesn't have to be today so happy birthday regardless anyway birthday. Anyway it's time to get going much. Love you for tuning in big shoutout to willow parks for being on the show be sure to check out his. Cw show that streaming right now on Netflix called all American two seasons up there right now. Apparently they're about to go and they've been green lit for the third season which I'm very excited about. So go check them out. And then big huge shot out the Zeus rebel waters for being on the show definitely go check him out. I'm probably going to have him back on again on Friday so we can try it again. Maybe you can perform two songs but this time just straight acoustic keep it very simple because I think the speakers on the phones and whatever he's using is blocking out the sound you can't hear his vocals so anyway but regardless that other song that he did just with the guitar and Ham was fantastic. So definitely if you haven't seen that yet go back and check it out again and enjoy his musical performance. Of course big. Thank you to Jack Tom. For being on the show. Thank you guys so much so much so much. Love you guys. Anyways time to get going you know. I'll be on today at five. Pm So be sure to be on the lookout for that five PM Central Standard Time. I'll be on Right much loved you guys. Beat good yourselves. Be Good to one another and I'll see you guys at five. Pm Central Standard Time. This is the Pascal show back. You buy gas. I did not realize and Margaret was Swedish interesting.

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Jessica Alba & Cash Warren - On How To Balance Building A Family, Business, Brand, & Legacy With The Honest Company & Pair Of Thieves

The Skinny Confidential Him And Her Podcast

1:11:24 hr | 2 years ago

Jessica Alba & Cash Warren - On How To Balance Building A Family, Business, Brand, & Legacy With The Honest Company & Pair Of Thieves

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They gotta be pumped about what they're doing every day or else is just like it's repetitive. And also, like a lot of people get envious of other people's reality. And that's also not a great approach to how you should think of building your brand. What's up guys? Happy Tuesday that clip was from our guests of the show today. Jessica Alba and cash Warren, they are on the skinny confidential him in her podcast to talk family, their careers and building a life. Together, we very much get into it. And Michael is a happy, happy happy Tuesday. It is a hobby hubby Tuesday, Lorne happy birthday, young nineteen years old. Right. Is that what you're I brought in a very special person to sing you, your first happy birthday? Song of the day Taylor, take it away. What's not even on. Of course. I'll be birthday to you. Happy birthday to happy birthday. Dear lauren. Beeper to the song. To you. He added for beautiful round of applause round of applause. 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And yes, it is comfortable underwear. They're holding everything up. Thank god. Through ping gravity. And they wick moisture, you're working. I don't I hate that word moisture what is moisture wyking to remove moisture from the nether regions. I think that that's important to make sure that guys we're we're on a mission to combat swath. And so we don't want any guys out there with swamp s and so moisture wicks not want you to have swan fast. I'm sure the ladies out there would would thank you for that. Thank god. Anymore. Jets go, you know what I I noticed. Because we, we have a we have something in common. We had the same tattoo artists. Woo. Because he I saw you posted in the nice how you posted. That's that's who does only all my stuff. He's talented town quite the artists. He's a really nice touch. Did you go to the new the hideaway to go in the secret place? Yeah, it's beautiful. It's a cool little vibe there. So it's, it's at we've probably gonna get all mad. Heroes about the word it's a very. Remember, remember when we go to the club at the Roosevelt in by the pool they used to have like that thing. So it's literally like a Cabana like right there. Well, this is a perfectly in for my first question, I want to know how you guys met. Definitely not at the club. Work long time ago fifteen years ago in Vancouver Canetti and Vancouver Canada. She's doing a movie fantastic. Four, I was working with director, Tim story and she was the one of the lead actresses. And so I was asked to take photos avert a test the her contact lenses and I was like, oh, my gosh. Fell in love with her. Oh, gross. I yeah, you're took a minute. Well, he was saying somebody else. And so, as I the time, I don't know, I've always kind of been, my mom is a put your face on before you leave the house person. And so I didn't have any makeup on, and I normally would like be really self conscious. I remember feeling totally comfortable that he was just like taking my picture, and I had no makeup on at all. And I just was never that person. And I was like, oh, this feels really comfortable, let's coal. And then and then he dislike instantly felt like family like we did a group dinners with everyone who was an ex Pat in shooting in cougar. And I did a TV show up there called dark angel. So I knew this city so I was like happy to, like, tell people about all the things you know, are fun to do. And then one day like it was like what? Like we're looking hat. I then went up to and I was like, hey, let's grab dinner tomorrow night. And nobody else showed up. And so it was just man. I had like a little Spidey sense, like wait a minute as creepy, like should I be worry like why? Where is everybody else? And then and then it was fine. And then and then we walked to Togo's we didn't there's a great sushi spot in Vancouver called jazz. Until we went out to dinner there and then we walked home. We had like a five hour dinner amazing. Yeah, I was. And then I was at memo's it, boom, three kids later, three three kids and a lot of pill and so much po-. Can you tell the audience about the story, the recent one that just hotline's latest the delegation of the pill? We're we're just started talking about because we're trying to figure out what we're what we're in for here. What we're getting into Michael just started talking about kids with himself, but. Catch what's going to happen? What's going to happen to me, your life ends? Okay. Fair. Oh, you're as. And it turns into another life. Of cool. There's lots of who in vomit and play, and changing diapers specifies at data ever gave me when we were having our first child was changed every diaper. It's actually like something that had a lot of dads for some reason. Don't do but he's like, it's the easiest thing, people don't realize the quickest thing and you get the most credit for it. And so I took that on true. Yeah, it was so smart on that strange. I mean, I've never been a doubt but dads that don't want to change it feels a little odd to me, like, why would you not want to help your I know strange? But yet it's different generation. Yeah. But the millennials and on they are much more in a part of the day to day domestic household stuff. And that just wasn't the case. I'm definitely not a millennial. No, but, you know, I'm just what is how eight thirty seven is the cutoff non miss that you're on the cusp. Maybe you're millennial. You. But I feel like you also have a more modern progressive mine. Mine very involved, dad. He was like my mom and my dad growing up, and he taught me a lot. And so, you know, we share responsibilities and also, you know, in everything at those, how did you guys both grow up. Was it similar? No, no. He grew up real fancy. And I didn't. Sure I wouldn't call it really fancy. But my yeah, I guess, fancy Sandra LA. I went to a school crossroads in Santa Monica. It's a small private school, and I had a really engaged father, and he was, you know, entertainment and successful. And you grew up also like UCLA law, men like Jon Gruden UCLA, but, like wooden was like, in our life, and in your household in the new went to jail, and it was like paid for by your dad. You know, I know there's like and you spent some time with Gary, who we've who, who we all know. And it's there's a lot of people that have those opportunities and they fuck them up. So it's, it's interesting to see, you know, when you see someone that has those opportunities and they continue to push and continue. Now you starting businesses done a lot with your career. And so the other side of that is even when you when you grow up privilege, it's not always a formula for success. A lot of times. I go the other way so many times. Absolutely. I think that, you know, it's the drive to, to wanna do better into live up to expectations or the drive to just wanna, you know, pay parents backed by making them proud of you. And so that's kind of what's kept me motivated along the way. So you, you're tell me if I have this wrong, your parents were in the military, or one of them was nitrogen on my mom's family was actually in the navy her her mom, and her grandmother and aunt. And then they worked in the Pentagon, and like she has like a deep kind of military background heard. I was in the marines. He was head of the marine orchestra. Like so that's like my mom's side. But then when my mom got with my dad, her extended family was racists, and they that pretty much like cut my mom off, and then her mom who raised her and all of them, they all passed away by the time I was three so my mom's only family became my dad's family, which is they're all Mexican, and my dad's family. They weren't a military background. But then my dad was pregnant, you know, he got his girlfriend pregnant, who became his wife quickly with me. And he was like, how can I go to school and get paid to go to school? And the best opportunity for him at that time was to go into the air force. And so he got to get his business degree. And then he was in the air force, and he got in a wood. What is nice as when you are in the military, and you are going for that, that higher education, those opportunities are there, and then I had a lot of medical problems, and health issue or health issues when I was a kid, and they paid for all my medical stuff. And that's like so nice that my parents got to have that in their seventeen eighteen years old. And they when they got together eighteen what was that, like having a medical issues when you're so young, you know, I think I, I didn't know anything else, and so I spent a lot of time in hospital rooms disband sizing about being somebody else, and wanting another life and wanting to be a superhero, and I think that's where I think, my, my drive to be a storyteller and to into dream and to try and manifest, those dreams. What would it actually take it I think? Where it all kind of started spending, so many lonely, days and nights, Ospel runs minute this what you've done, and we're going to get into, you've done so much with your career of a lot of our audience, nosy from when you're acting. A lot of nosy from honest when you describe yourself today when you describe what you what you do what you professions. How do you describe yourself now with everything else that's been accomplished? Well, we loaded question. I play. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, I think I think there's lots of I, I think a multi hyphen it right. I started my life early on in a career in entertainment, and I was fortunate enough that I was able to be successful. And then I, I became a mother and my perspective and, and, and things changed in and, and my and my values in what mattered changed, and I then was really driven to create a brand around the ethos of a healthy and happy life because I grew up without the luxury of having my health. And I wanted to make sure them a little one wasn't going to be sick. And I couldn't ensure that because there were so many things sort of fighting against us and I didn't trust what was out there in the marketplace. So I created it and, and that drive is where I am today. And I my love always. In my heart is, is being able to tell stories for sure. Like I can't I can't shake that. But my focus for the last ten years has been on, on building the business, and I found it at seven years ago, and it's always changing and evolving. So there's that but my, my number one is like, I really value, the person that I've become in learning how to navigate the world with a partner with cash, and then also a being a mom to my little people who've taught me, you know, leaps and bounds. How to just evolve in and try to be more thoughtful active conscious person. How do you guys balanced your relationship with all that you have going on with three kids and two businesses? I mean it's a lot. How do you guys make time for each other me? And Michael sometimes have problems with that, when you're working together, I think that you, you find the time. And I think that is. As one of the things that we talk about a lot is just is not being stagnant. Is always trying to push each other and help each other grow and trying to learn new things and pushing each other, you know, beyond our comfort zone, and I think because we also have that dynamic. It allows us to find the time. I don't know. We just we you figure it out and. Figured out. And I think what works today isn't going to work tomorrow and allowing each other to evolve and change and not expect either one of us to kind of be stuck in the person that we met, because we're both so different. Right. Circumstances have changed so much and he has a lot of pressure. And, you know, he's building a company and he has, you know, people that, that rely on him every day. And so do I an end. There's no it was. Just that's, that's a different extra pressure on top of we need to be good. Parents, we need to be good partners with each other. We need to be thoughtful with our with our own parents and siblings. And you know, there's this a lot more to it than we were when we were twenty three and twenty five and I go, and I totally get that we met, when we were twelve when we used to make out behind the tennis court and where we haven't been together the whole time, but twelve longtime release longtime she's been chasing me for a really long time. I said fine. I'll, i'll. Give it a shot. Every single speaking of twenty three twenty five roads, you've obviously been in the public eye, both of you for a long time. There's a lot of listeners influencers creators, that listen to this show that are starting to think about how to transition in their careers. Maybe they'd had a platform with a lot of attention for a long time when they're trying to figure out longevity. I was listening to an interview that you did, and just to go, and you were telling your staying in the interview that you always thought of yourself as a as a brand, it's personal brand, and then because of that you're able to transition and create a lot of longevity, obviously with all the stuff that you built. What advice would you both have to young creators that have platform now that are trying to stretch that into the future? Do you wanna go first is you've actually advised a lot of the early YouTube influencers along the way? Give us all the tash, but I, I will with Jessica specifically, you know, when when shoo pregnant with honor and shoes becoming a young mom, one of the things that she wanted to do was reach out and speak to other moms. It was early in social media, and I think Twitter and Facebook at only been around for about a year or so. And so I said, you know, you're, you're, you're publicist and you know, your team isn't going to reinvent you. They're not going to turn you from this maxim, hot sex, symbol, g Q covergirl into a mom, and they're not going to help rebrand you, and so you need to do that yourself. And so social really was the platform that shoes able to utilize in order to engage with other moms out there and to speak to, to folks into to learn and to get advice and input about what it was like being a new mom. And so, I think in general. You can reinvent yourself as influencers I think that you don't get pigeonholed and don't get stuck people won't do the work for you. And, you know, you're going to have to really make sure it's core to who you are. But use social and use the platforms out there at engaged with your audience, and find things that excite you that they also respond to, and it was scary at first because I was living in at the time, 'paparazzi and all of that, like, we felt hounded every day, we couldn't leave the house can go to the grocery league, literally, we could do nothing without many people violently trying to get up in our. I loved the ice to steal their car keys. So, when they, they would follow Jessica, because they would like just follow her everywhere. She went and, and so any anywhere you went like, if it was to go get coffee as you're driving. You like park on the side. They all leave their cars in the middle of the road at the time. And just hop out to go get that one photo. What do you do? If you wanna look homeless. And so I would jump out of the out of the driver's seat run to their cars, take their car keys out tonight. Gutters. And so there were just stuck in the middle of the street. I did that until one guy threatened to kill me. Then I decided, you know, this probably isn't a good idea anymore. Like an MA fight. Are you worried every single time you leave the house about what you look like or did you just start to not care? I think you know, again, I grew up with a mom, who literally wouldn't drop me off at school until she had her face on. And so, like she could be in sweats or whatever, but as long as her faces together and her hair was like somewhat assembled shoot at least blow to her banks down. And so, I always like I feel like I'm always a little presentable but yeah, I mean, it you just have to not care because if you care too much than you're going to be a weirdo. And so we got to a point where I was kind of like known about it. But the privacy thing and being on social media, it felt like the antithesis of, of it was like everybody's. So invade it felt like my whole world was living in a fish bowl and they were invading my privacy. And like the only thing that I. That I had was like my alone time or my private time. But then we cash was saying is, then you're putting it your persona in media, companies hands, essentially, and whatever article they wanna write in how they want to skew. You is how the public will think of you and he was, like, so in order for you to get your authentic self out there and tell your truth isn't a fight against said media company that misquoted you and an article, but just be real in and just start slow and and start communicating in the stuff that feels. Right. And so I did it in a as slow way and drug control. The narrative a little bit more a one hundred percent because no-one no-one you know, monitors our own was doing not. And then when I started on this, I was actively in doing the social media arneses as well. And so I was managing both counts in that got a little bit overwhelming. To say it was a lot. I think you have room. I think it's also like what gets you energized. Like, what can you think of that you can do when you wake up every day, and you're like I'm pumped for today? And so, however, whatever business or idea or how someone wants to reinvent themselves. They gotta be pumped about what they're doing every day or else is just like what the point it's repetitive. And also, like a lot of people get envious of other people's reality, and that's also not a great approach to how you should think of building your brand or or anything. And, and that's we've experienced a lot of that is hall girl hard. You guys are in that photo. No news. A little faces on Lorne fucked up picture up because she don't a picture that she liked to yourself. And I think that horse. I think I have a lazy, either to care. It was the best to me. Oh, she relate to this? I am constantly used as a prop. I have no say, and you'll be imagery show is bright pink. What are you doing funny? I was thinking that I have zero to pick and choose my battles. Yes. To pick and choose your battles. And that's not one of them show that when people are like can I get a photo of the two of you. And then they're like, all right, cash a little to the left. Little more. All right. Cesco loan. Prefer to be more behind the scenes or do you like to be in front of the camera more? No. I prefer to be behind the scenes. How did you decide to start your business? What's the story there? My business. So prior to that of starting my own company at twenty four and I used to do produce documentaries and we did film financing, and, and I had my first tech startup. And so I've always been somewhat of an entrepreneur. I think one of the most frustrating things that I found with the entertainment industry and producing documentaries specifically that you can just you can work on a project for like six years before it ever sees the light of day and the development cycle on entertainment properties can can last years and years and years. And it just was frustrating to me that, you know, I couldn't just make something and put it out. And, and so with with pair of thieves, one of the things I wanted to do kind of like what's a business that I could start where I didn't need to raise any capital for I didn't need to have any investors, I was kind of tired of having a board of investors meeting to answer to people and so- socks. Or something that I could be reasonably reasonably passionate about and at the time, you know, all the men's dress socks for these, like, really thin nylon. Socks I call them like drunk socks because they would lose their lasted city and they would. Yeah. Yeah. I the worst feeling ever. And so I hated drunk socks and I wanted to make a better one on one to combine like a performance sock with a casual designer where sock. And, and, and that's how it started. I, I never do anything alone. So I partner up with people that are a lot smarter than me. And so I partner up with a kid I went to high school with who's a really great designer graphic designer. And then we brought in a kid who went to UCLA who understood manufacturing and supply chain, and operations and the three of us ran pair of thieves for the first few years target was the first retailer, we spoke to about it in two thousand thirteen you know, timing is so important, like I wish you could pick, you know, having great timing over a great idea, like every I would pick great timing all day long. And so when we pitch target the buyer was like this exactly what we've been mandated defined. Let me give you a test run. We're like, oh shit. Now. We got to figure out how we're gonna actually go make all the stuff and selling in the idea of actually making it all. And we were able to execute it. And so fortunately that first test front went great. And so we started with socks and today we make underwear under shore, complete basics brands, so underwear undershirts, and socks team is growing. We still haven't raised a dime and it's going great. Well, let's take a quick break, guys. I don't know how many times I gotta tell you about skill share. But I gotta tell you again skill share if you're not using skill share. What are you doing living in twenty nineteen why don't you interested in learning new skills? What's going on with you? For those of you that are interested. Skill share is an online learning community for creators with more than twenty five thousand classes, and design business and more. You'll discover countless ways to feel curiosity creativity and stuff for your career path. Let's talk about how I got creative with scotch how Michael Bostick so, so many DM's about how I create my Instagram story videos. I also add them to snap chat. And this all thanks to sculpture Taylor. 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This one is blood orange led orange, and it's so pretty thank. And I just told her earlier that I was wearing her magic bomb right now. Can you give the audience a couple of tips on how to use the magic Bon just going on a beauty tangent? For one second. I love specific on beauty. Caches. I, I haven't put a magic bomb on cash when he has his dry lips. Oh, that when your sleep and. When we're in the car, and I'm like, hey, it's like an little. Little crusty over there. Yes. So this is a great bomb. It's something you can put on your lips input onto dry cubicles. I put it on the high points of my cheeks down the bridge of my nose. I put it on my girls as well. It's just like a great everything bomb. And, and just keep it. It's nice in, in your purse kind of fits in any pocket in any purse. And, and you're good to go guys, MRs one of my favorites you have to check it out. It's called magic bomb. Yeah, it's really, really good. Right. I want to get into the detergent story. Okay. And how you were allergic to detergent. Can you tell the audience a little bit about that? And how that was I feel like you are. That's sort of the basis of the idea of honest. Right. Yeah. So I had pretty much kicked a lot of my asthma and allergy related problems by the time I was twelve or thirteen I dramatically changed the way that I ate and also because I was financially independent, because I was working full. Time working as an actress, at that time, I can then choose what I wanted to bring in my zone is basically, anything that had a strong scent. I didn't use. So I would buy alternative cleaning products, personal care products all of that. And, and then I became a vegan for a few years cut out dairy my health changed dramatically, and then from then on, like I just didn't even really remember having asthma attacks like all the time. Like I did when I was a kid until I was pregnant, and when I was pregnant I asked, my mom, you know, as you do what should I use, like, I'm so confused. Like can I just wash? I got all these clothes from my baby shower. And I was like can I just wash this, the, the whatever detergent that a us, and she was like, Imps fragrance free? And, you know all the things and she was like, no, you have to use this other one that's for babies. And I'm like, oh, okay. Why just like makes the baby's clothes soft? Baby's clothes need to be soft, and I was like, okay, so I used it and the turn on my hands. And I got a rash, where the detergent was on hands. And as I was folding laundry, I had like this prickly red itchy rash. And it was sneezing ally. And I was like mom, there's no way this a safe for babies, like I'm allergic to this, and she's like, well, that's the detergent that I used on new when you were a baby. And you are fine, and I'm like, no, actually really. But she's like you're I'm like, this is crazy, like you're making me sick like how, how dare you recommend than she was like you're hysterical. Your hormonal, and I'm hanging up until you're ready to be nice to me and I was like, I'm going to Google what's in this stuff. So then I went, and I googled, what could be in this thing that could have had this reaction to, and it was the first time I really looked at ingredients in the correlation that certain ingredients can have on your health detergent, that my mom used on me, very well could have been a totally different detergent because companies can change their ingredients. They don't have to say. Hey, this is a totally different thing. It's all under the same brand so you assume you're getting the same thing but to cut costs and to improve your margin, a lot of companies use more sympathetic, and cheaper ingredients to get their formulas down to a cheaper price truck detergent. But, but that's an that's an everything. Right, that send beauty products. That's personal care products. It's in cleaning products, even on, I was, like did this research, and I found this website called healthy child, healthy world. And so, I was then like, oh, do I buy, I was like learning all this stuff, right? Paramedics and failures and synthetic fragrances. And how it like messes up the way that your body develops in exist. I mean, it was, I would like telling cash every day and all this stuff and I would just throw out like all his stuff, and he would be like, what are you doing? Like, that's my soap and I'm like, but it's so bad, that your windex has gotta go. And I don't know. I don't know. I just like throw everything in the house, and then I started making several vinegar, unlike baking soda and catches like the house takes melts like, like salad dressing. He's like Easter egg and just everything to stinks and I was like, so then I was like, there's got to be a Brian, there's got to be a company that can do this better. And as I was doing research, it was like at one company, does detergent really well? This other company does this one shampoo very well. This one other one does this one thing, but there wasn't one company that was like transparent about the ingredients that actually worked on was effective because often when you're getting a natural alternative or a better for you product, it didn't work, and I was like a work as well. Experience that of a DOD department would Lauren when she switches over to those natural ones. I've been struggling with anybody out there knows where I'm going on a tangent here. But now we've experienced things also smells like Easter eggs. You have to give yourself also like a solid month for your body to change over. It's been a solid five years that you've been on a natural. One more one more, by the way, I have I have a few that I can give you. But you're gonna be wet under the arms. That's just what your what's going to happen, but you don't need smell funky. So I can I can help you out in that. Religious just clean up some of the. If I'm being honest back invent to you for a minute. Nobody wants to be funky. It's. Well, you know, we it's interesting with the natural products, we have in that gift box, and plenty of there's, there's an all natural, personal lubricant in their cash, you can check that out later. But we, we created this product, but it's more premium expensive product. And when I was going through the process like, why are these ingredients cost more than other natural and basically got back. It's because not many companies use natural ingredients that are not as an abundant, so it's harder to create products around them when you star, Sarah material, maybe, there's, like three companies that are using it verse. There's a hundred companies have the scale to make things cheaper for the more synthetic ingredients. But yeah, I, but the more people is similar to like the organic food movement. The more distribution in the more. I guess the consumer wants it the more Ford -able it becomes, so it was also my mission. Like, I know that my products when we build them, they're going to be more expensive to make. But I still need to have a healthy margin profile to have a sustainable, business or. Right. And so, but I, I can't have it so expensive that people can't afford it. So I'm priced within reach and even like our diapers and wipes. So we have a diapers and wipes bundle that you can get at honest dot com. And if you price compare going to your CVS Walgreens target with other diaper brands in diapers and wipes the same amount. It's, we're we're the same, but you don't have to leave your door, and where the most natural disposable diaper on the market, and we really work, and we've keep designs so early days when you were trying to source all these ingredients. Was it difficult because on long there's a two ways to manufacturer. One is you partner with a manufacturing partner and they are in lockstep with you with your regulatory team to go and find those raw materials in bulk at the best price. The other one is if you develop. Yup. In house, which we have two labs in house, and we develop our formulas in house, and then we go and just directly source those raw materials because we know what we need. And then we send the bulk of those raw materials to the manufacturing partner that we've picked to actually assemble the product. And then we have our chemists go and oversee the process of even mixing this, and that because the process of mixing in hating things on all of that, that's where things could also fall apart. You're immature injures formula, sometimes writer, or changes the way they are labeled. Well, it changes the, the stability of the formula could, and then you need to put it in your package, and then you need to do stability testing. So I've learned the hard. I wanna talk about that, like, maybe gritty like how I want to go into the nitty gritty with both of your company's when you guys have your ideas. How quickly do they come to fruition? Is it does it take awhile? Like did it take two years? Is it a year? Did did you both have an idea and? No, you're looking for a business. Plan was or was it something that you just sort of like fell into undecided? Oh, I'm going to transfer from acting into business or was it like a conscious decision is very conscious, and it was impossible to prolong took a law three years, while for both three years, both companies about? So you had the idea, and then it took three years to rumour. We had probably how long develop products. Yeah, it does it. And even now with with a business with the full product development team, a design team, all of the resources you need. We still spend about a year and a half on every new product. We release and I think a lot of that is because you're trying to solve a problem. You're not just creating product for the. Sake of creating product. And so when you're trying to improve something or change the way, something has done. I think that by you know, just naturally, it's going to take a little bit longer. You're both not just slapping a label on something. It's not white labeled. You're creating yourself, which is probably why it took so long exists. A why you're both developing these products were you guys acting simultaneously or was it separate lean he's never been an actor. Oh I thought you were in the fantastic four. Oh I thought you were in it. No, no, no. I've never been an actor. Oh, acting. No acting at all. No, no. Never I would be terrible. No. Really his dad was an actor dad was. It is inactive. My dad is an actor and he was a basketball player at UCLA. That taught me a lot. I wanted to be behind the camera. I wanted to be on more on the business side of, of entertainment initially, I wanted to be a producer. I just looked at that as like a career path that actually had long jetty when I was growing up. My dad was on a really big hit show in the eighties and early nineties. And then, you know, when when that went away, I saw his career kind of taper off a bit. And I realized how hard it must be just to grow old in that business. And so for me it was always, like I want something a little bit more stable, and I'm a bit more conservative. I guess what a fantastic partner, though for you for what you do to have. He saw his dad, and so he was able, I'm guessing to help you as a teammate transition from acting to business. Yeah. I mean, I think what's nice about having a partner that understands the business, but isn't competitive with you in the business is that you, he, he understands what it takes to do it. 'cause like I'm working sixteen hours a day. It's like it's not glamorous. It's it's like pretty intense and, and you are on all the time his everyone, so sensitive to the people who are in front of the camera. So every interaction you have with everyone from the people who are in tramp, spoke to the office staff to the camera folks to the catering and crept, like everyone. So sensitive to you, the always have to be this person and one business that I would say that I don't fully understand, is that there's no way hooking up with someone else's, not fun. Not considered. She's always like, other so many people around director there, there's, I'm like, there's, but you're still having fun that dude stud like there's no way or not gonna like hooking up with him. She's like, oh, gross. That I'm like, no way. A Cisco, I would be an actor just to have that in that moment. Right. For difference. Between me and you men and women. It's just like it's disgust. Doing most of time because they're usually a stranger and you're just like, oh my God. It's been more fun. No way. No, no strings attached as besides, like a massive contract. Our auto. I mean, I think Pierce Brosnan and Bruce, Willis are very attractive. Yes, woman. Yes. But like. You know that's like we are. It's weird will that one may have been a little weird to or those both those made? So what are you talking about? I don't know. I mean he's just it's like so aggressive. So. Obviously, it's interesting to talk about because I think like from Arctic. That sounds pretty good. I mean a straight man, but Pierce Bronson Bruce, Willis, like maybe cool. It's just it's just not when you're choosing to want to be was someone in that way and beaten very intimate like like you're breathing on someone. And it's like I see what you're saying there and, you know, you're smelling, the skin and it's like they're you want to choose who you're doing that with. And you got a really kind of like pretend I would have shot. It's killing high, too. I do. I'm gonna say unprofessional one hundred percent because I feel like really good entertaining. Entertain our store and talk about this. Have you heard him talk about like human? He did his movie private parts of like sex, scenes saying he was all riled up turned on, like fully fully in and Howard Howard as he was saying, I don't understand how male actors don't how this doesn't happen. I mean what do you. I don't know. How what are you supposed to do? If you're with, you know, one of the most beautiful women on the planet in your in your in, in these type of scene. How do you, you have to disclose completely, but also being the moment, you're also like doing it for sixteen hours, fifteen hours. That's how long those things take. Yeah, you're shooting. Sometimes it's days. I'm not that much of a man hours days and days of the same thing and you have to recreate that moment every time and recreate the the peak of your intimacy. And what that, that thing that they want to capture need it from this angle, and that angle in this angle in the single and that, and it just like I don't feel bad for you. It's any. Just saying, gene hours is a long day, though. It is then, you know where. Alive for you with with everyone in your face. Probably the makeup artists in the hair and the touching and the everyone's right here. Yeah. That's a lot thing about it is alone again or no. I mean it's just come on. I know it's not intimate. I'm not saying Sinn having people in your energy space. You know, in your bubble? What was this war here? What is your favorite part of about acting? And what is your least favorite part? Maybe we've already just touched on the least favorite. What's the when you become such an entrepreneur and bit business mogul? But when you think about acting what really sparks joy here. I would say the vulnerability of not knowing I, I love to control the outcome. I'm a goal oriented person, and I probably micromanage a lot in my life. And so it's kind of the only time I'm forced to not be me, and I get to just be vulnerable and be open and, and be free. What is my least favourite part of it is probably it's still a pretty sexist industry, and it still pretty racist. And, and you feel that and people just can't get over the hurdle that like the world is diverse. And women are intelligent. And they're not just this thing and to be in we're not just things that you can like put in this one bucket, or see this one way, and were allowed were allowed to be more than that. And that's still like such a huge struggle and fight, and they feel like if they have one person of color than they've done they've like checked, but you're like, but it it should be like you shouldn't even put a label on someone needing to be this color should just be best person for the job period done. Being married to earn seeing kind of for me. What one of the most frustrating things for, for her would be that, like she said she loves to manage her outcome she's goal oriented, and she likes to, you know, control situations, but an acting when you're filming a movie, you're so far removed from what that final product is going to actually look like and feel like and be dull depends on, you know, that, that part is made in the edit room and so not knowing what the outcome is going to be not knowing if they're going to take your best take or they're going to use your best take in the actual film. Scene, you know, better on the other war. Yeah. And so just the surprise, you know, isn't always good. When you go actually watch that final cut, and you're like, damn, I thought you know they, they didn't use my best takes their they didn't. Or they cut me into a character that I, I didn't think I was playing. I think the back in probably be extremely frustrating. How different is being a business owner from acting. I mean couldn't be more different torture. Business one hundred percent because it's like your your child. It's also like your identity and an care about it. So deeply care about the people, I care that are, that are actually helping bring this dream to life every day and putting in their sweat, and their and their creativity and everything else that you put into building something, I care so much about the consumer and them bringing us into their home and you can't control you know, things there's things are just going to happen on both sides. You know, and, and I just I really do have the best of intentions, and sometimes you don't always have everything going, exactly how you want it to go, and, and then also being able to set the vision to stay aspirational in in progressive and moving things forward because, you know, the companies that are out there. Dominating the beauty industry. 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That's join Honey dot com slash skinny, Honey, the smart shopping assistant. Saves you time and money. How efficient you guys are both entrepreneurs and we talk about this from our perspective lot on the show, but in my opinion, entrepreneurships, extremely glamorized especially in two thousand nineteen world. And I think a lot of people think it's a lot easier than it is. And it's a lot, and it's, it's a happy life. Speaking personally, it's pretty much. I wake up every day. Okay. What kind of fire problem I going to have to deal with today? It's pretty much ninety percent of my day at three year, four o'clock and have that to our like, writing down everything. That's running your choosing. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. No, I'm saying. It's like it's so glamorized there's a lot of young people. It's okay. I'm creating I'm going to run a business and they want to join in idea without a lot in my role in ensure you've seen it. What would you tell young people that are thinking about jumping into business creating their own brand starting a, a product? Whatever it may be a basically just covering entrepreneurship talking a little bit behind the curtain back and talk about the difficult because someone looks at both of your lives is okay, great careers, great family, great marriage, great companies, and they don't necessarily own kind of get into the struggles here a little bit. I think everyone likes to look at the final product, but they don't see what, what it took to get there. And I think it's always easy. Like I said to look sideways into think, like oh, they, they look like they have the grass is greener. Right. They look like they got it all together. But, you know, I deal with that journey was we were saying we work on our marriage. It's not easy to wake up next to the same person every day. But told me. Chosen family. Right. And we made a commitment. We made a commitment to our kids to our family will always be family. So we're going to like figure it out. And I would say you know what gets reported on not necessarily with honest, or with in with honest. But you read a lot about those unicorn businesses you read a lot about those companies that go out and raise a ton of money and they get valued at billions of dollars. And in two years, you know, it's worth a billion dollars. And it's it because that's what gets reported on so often, it's easy to think that if you don't do that, then you're failing. And what I would give what advise I would give is slow and steady wins the race and be patient with growth, you know, be patient with expand team expansion, you know, be patient with it. If you look at those legacy businesses like jagged, Jessica was referring to a minute ago in, in beauty or CPG world and your Davis until. Davis until stem decades and you know. Chain and operations and their consumer insights, and distribution. And it takes time for all of that stuff doesn't happen overnight, and so two to not be dissuaded by that. And to, to be patient with it into, you know, really and be profitable if you can if at your like jump off. If you can be figure out how to be profitable from day one, then you'll always be able to control your own destiny and that are running. I've always admired about with cash built from day one. He was profitable. And they've always been able to really just kind of like sit in the driver's seat in their comfortable with slowing down the growth in order to build their internal str- infrastructure. Right. And then they can ramp up the growth again because they know how to do that. But that's so nice. What a luxury to be able to do that. I think my advice for entrepreneurs, I think they need grit and humility. I agree. How have you guys both leverage social media in maybe influencers with both your company's is there is there, something that you, you know, is it press boxes influence marketing? What have you guys done with social media land? We're in your underpants. Great vide surprise, surprise with the cookie and the socks and the balloon I love engaging with influencers and, you know, as one of the things that I always try to do is try to find the partnerships of the relationships that, that aren't just purely on the surface. And I look for people that actually really respond to the product. And those are the people that use to engage with. You know, I never asked for people to posed unless it's something that you feel compelled to do we don't do we don't do any paid, you know, influence or stuff. And so it's really it's really up to them if they wanna post. And I think that because of that there's an authenticity behind it that there's a real. You know, appreciation of, of whether it's a gift, I've sent them or, or that we've sent them or products that they've bought that they love. And that's what compels them to post. So for us, it's been really organic and, and fruitful. Yeah. In cash does have the benefit of being really close friends with lots of very big influencers and having genuine relationships with them. So not everyone can use that strategy. I didn't grow up in LA, and I don't have a same types of relationships with tight, you know, relationships like he has with folks, but I to reach out to my home girls. My friends, and I just like when I'm excited about a new product, I want them to have it and, and I want, I want it to be like an unbalancing like a like a present. And so that's kind of how I think about it with, with my friends and. That's that's sort of, like that, that high end sort of, like influenced survive, and they're really just women that I respect and that I am we have, like we go to dinner, and we like hang out like we're we're actual friends, and so we lean on our friendships, but mine, aren't as as because are like the biggest. All the land was first starting out. It was really cool because you could look at social, and you could look at their Twitter feed or or their Facebook page, and we would know four five months before somebody had now that they were pregnant because they would start following honest on Twitter. They start. You this person's can, you know, pregnant, and so it gave Jessica, I guess it gave them a little bit of a, a leg up where they could then start engaging with those influencers early enough in the process where where it was genuine and it was real. And so. Then. Yeah, the micro influence our strategies really around, you know, honing in on the things that matter to the person, and then aligning, our brand with people who care about those values and you know, it's, it's family. It's safety. It's clean. It's transparency. It's honesty, health and wellness. So those pillars of those matter to you, you're usually part of our, like tribe. And then we just want to delight, you know, ours is junk comfort. So if you care about junk comfort measuring. Align with. If our audience was to start with a and I know this is going to be hard with one of your products. What would you tell them each to start with, like, what's para socks? Would you tell them to start with the underwear? The socks is there a color. And let's go beauty, which beauty product would you start with I would say the miscarriage? Oh, okay. Are you wearing it 'cause it's really pretty? Yeah. Okay, I'm wearing it and for baby or personal care products. If you're gonna put all of that mush that up, I would say are lotion, and I, I would say you should start with a pair of are much Accu socks. K. I don't wanna talk about why whatever I'm going to hear this, the brightest underway everywhere. It's comfortable. I'm not kidding. We have they're very comfortable, the super fit underwear there breeze as well. That, that fabric is like air conditioning for your Junkins. So we really do that is our hero product. That's our bestseller that builds loyalty are blackout. White out program is just are multi pack of black and White Sox, which by far the best sellers. We have a give back component associated with that program. And so we've donated to close to five million pairs of socks in the last two years onto the homeless, and they're exceptionally comfortable. They're really functional and they're just generic black. You know they're not generic but they're black. They're basically. So I think that, you know, Princeton patterns aren't for everybody. And so, you know, we do offer just as core colors. And so, I would probably it's kind of, like our gateway drug. I've inside with everything going on businesses kids, a lot of kids talking about buying so many kids. All the things going on. And I know now you're in a you're doing another show. How do you what do you do to find time for health and wellness, and staying in shape we have to talk about your health and fitness? Those are both all by count. Shame. We gotta talk about that, because our audience definitely wants to hear how you guys stay in great shape. No more kids, though, I'm giving free vasectomies on Father's Day if anybody wants to come. You need to give yourself a free vasectomy. I've been trying to get to get that one for sure. Though, my, my mom made my dad get one and then Rover decided to reverse and then had to get it again. And he was pissed. I understand down. Now, that'd be sure health and wellness say, Dan. Sure about that one, health and wellness. I yeah, I've known a Kelly Leveque for awhile. I was feeling overtired stressed out. I couldn't like shed that, like ten pounds thing. Everything just wasn't fitting, right? But I wasn't like eating a lot. And so I didn't understand what was going on. And she just educated me on, like healthy, fats and whole foods and having as much plant paste as possible, and don't mix your carbs in your proteins. And keep your sugars also isolated and she taught me how to combine food and then start your day with this kind of thing, and then you're allowed caffeine. But if you I was like easily doing eight shots of Espresso while, and she was like, you know, when I was still tired, and she was like you're adrenals are spent and, you know, she was teaching me all the stuff that I was like, what's happening? And she just like just helped me kind of figure out. Slow steps, like how to how to take my food, and how that is your fuel and to be very considerate about that instead of just not thinking about it, and it just being kind of like it's just hair. So just being thoughtful and then the other thing, and she, she has a book called b Welby Kelly are be well, but she's been on here. Yeah, she's great. She hasn't her like shake in the morning. You know, just like just educating me, also like, I, I had to have like a no fat diet, July div know everything the no fat as much sugar and is so processed indebted like you're right. And it just changed my whole thing. So right now, I'm doing vegan for breakfast, all away, basically up until dinner Watson. You're fabs movie. Yeah. Is it four? Yeah. I'm not doing protein in it. I'm doing it's pair lemon. Apple cucumber celery, blueberries, a ginger turmeric, kale and spinach. Oh my God. How do you remember that? But it's, it's buying all the pro to and just having annaborough sing it, cutting it and doing a Margaret block bags for each day without so smarter just throwing the whole thing junior. Love pears don't get no flow. There's nothing better than a solid. Pair Mars pears a good pair in season. Yeah. Yeah. Hey hasn't been there. Hey, hasn't been there like an overripe pairs off a rock. All this shit. Peres though, because you never know you don't want another poop story. Oh. Maybe it's not boy he I there were open varies in that PO I was so mad. So mad about I'm not a good lake. I can't get down. Like I can change a diaper. But when it's like, in the tub ISIS is so it's like when they throw up on me like every time I'm like, oh, God. I care my girlfriend just came to his house and the. My friend's girlfriend's dog came to his house, and he has a roomba and the dog shit on the floor. And then they left in the room but went around and spread it. Replace. That sounds like my nightmare. God maybe by room or by DOD by room. But right now, we're never going to sponsor this show out cash. What about your diet, exercise, while nece? I don't know. I, I don't want her working. My lawyer just naturally Moore, Michael works out once and this is his weight. Look great. Thank you. I'm not a huge fan of working out. We need to get back into it. We both we both need to start doing it again. I just, I couldn't fit it into my schedule when I was doing the show. It was just way too hard. And then I got sick. And so I was like every excuse, I need to work out of day feel better. You do to do it to just level set. We just need. We would feel better. I was a real grump. This last couple of weeks. She got in trouble on contain CORUS because I was I let it go. And then I it just built up to work out how to get to do something. It's just not even so much for the jockey. I just takes too much as it is. I'm pretty calm right now, haven't had a lot, but I think it's because I got up and did it but I down. I'm like, yeah. What is a book a resource or a podcast that you would recommend to our audience? What is your audience prime what said demographic, like what are the millennial probably? But millennial usually it's I don't host lers wanted Hustler's looking to hang being doing different things pushing the boundaries. Okay. Very curious curious. American greed. Oh, what's that? It's terrible show. We see or something, but it just shows you like all the really smart people out there that just decided to push or to push it too far. One where if they just would have kept it legit. They probably would have been just as successful, but they decided to cut some corners and break some laws and they got caught. And I just loved that because it just there is no shortcut, right? And the same smart, people that could have built, something amazing. And if they only just had integrity, they could've actually done something positive in maybe even change the world in, in their own little way, because I'm big on not being jealous of other people's success. And I think that the only thing that would drive you to really to commit fraud or to commit those kind of crimes is like some somebody who's trying to get there quicker. And I think that if you're just patient with it, and you're on your path that you'll find your pot of gold to speak. So you're pretty confident ingred, I knew are you are thank pretty confident guy. Walk up to Jessica Alba. No. Yeah. It's cool man. Thank you. But he doesn't have like a ego like he's warm. He's like a hugger toward what did they say about compelling people? They say they have strengthened Washington warmth, warmth, meaning like the way they define it as warmth, meaning that you do things, but not just for the benefit of yourself, but for the benefit of others and strength. Meaning that when you say you're going to do something that people actually believe that not only will you do it, but you have the ability to say you're going to change diapers. That you were going to change the diapers. But they say most people either have one or the other in it's rare to have both. That's cool. Okay. Yes, yes, there has a Ted talk series called a by Adam grant called work-life. Okay. It's work life by Adam grant, and he's in organizational psychologists. So he basically goes into many different organizations and he gets up underneath the psychology of how it operates and what works and what doesn't and outliers, and it's just like it's really interesting because then you can kind of understand where you fit in the context of your organization. Whether you're building something in your out of startup or whether you're inside of someone else's in organization company, whatever. So I really I think that one's really good one redoubt ios tedtalk life rate raid. I've only heard Ray Dahlie on Tony Robbins. I gotta listen to his Ted talk. Like the radical trend. I don't know if it was called the. Principals. Grant credible. Did he write that book, if my thinking of somebody different he probably did? He co writes, with a lot of folks pimp, yourself out. Before people don't know where you are you are. Oh, like social y'all. Give us all your social. It's just my name out. And then at honest. Right. Her name is Jessica Warren just over click on my, my, my real name is Jessica, Warren. Because it's like it's nice that I can have something that's private just like my family, and we can have all the same last name, just how bad at just cowboy on, on Instagram on Facebook and Twitter. And then at honest, beauty, honest underscore, beauty, and then if you have a babe, or you're thinking of having a family at honest. There it is at cash Warren. I think there's an underscore in there. 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Hustle, Struggle, Figure it Out: Jessica Alba of The Honest Company

Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

35:06 min | 4 months ago

Hustle, Struggle, Figure it Out: Jessica Alba of The Honest Company

"Everyone it's rebecca to superwomen before we get into this week's episode. I just wanted to do some shameless plugging. So if you haven't gotten a handbag or an incredibly appropriate zoom sweatshirt aka are selling janine head over to my site. This podcast is brought to you by the support of you. So would love for you to buy. Some guests enjoy some of our sales that were having and just support the cause in the brand. That floats his podcast. Also i'm not sure if you've heard but i launched a fragrance. It is available at macy's nordstrom and birch box and sanford so highly highly. Advise you smell good from the comfort of your bed or living room. Everyone welcomed superwomen. Today's guest. I am so excited about. I've been wanting to interview her for probably three years and the stars would not align for us to be in the same city together. But guess what doing this all remotely. So jessica alba needs no introduction. She is incredible actress. Businesswoman founder philanthropist. Who has a heart of gold. So i am so thrilled to welcome you today. Thank you for having me. I mean we really did try and do this so many times over so many years not happening and so i finally happened. It's happening. I remember the last time i was in. La you text me like. Can we come a record right now. And i was like i have zero equipment but rajak okay so i wanna go back to your childhood. Where did you grow up. And did you always know that you wanted to first start acting or did you always think there's gotta be something more to this as well so i grew up in southern california in like a mexican american family very hardworking self made. My grandparents are from southern. California also grew up in a similar city that i did and and my dad is well. I think we actually may have all been born in the same hospital. Pomona valley shoutout down and Yes i'm like third generation and i really grew up in a family where my grandfather and grandmother were like the first in their family to really kind of create opportunity and a new reality for themselves and and certainly Through like grit. Hard work they they got to. I think just give themselves an end. Their children and grandchildren opportunities that they weren't afforded ins- things like you know being able to go to school for full day. Frankly was a luxury being able to get a job and and being treated with. Dignity was a luxury for them They grew up in a segregated california. And so i would say that oppose depression era you know grandparent reading mixed with very ambitious people who roll up their sleeves and stop at nothing in achieving their goals. It didn't set the stage for me to bring big although my mother is not mexican. She's she's white her dad's from denmark and her mother is is french-american. She all of her her family had actually passed away when i was young. So my dad's family really like brought my mom in under their wing. And i really grew up really only with my dad's side of the family and my mom has a lot of that same gumption. A lot of that same figure it out as you go. Stop at nothing you can achieve anything. Don't let anyone hamper your dreams. So between my mom's influence certainly my family units influence. I guess i had. I would say the fearlessness to really go in and tryin and be successful in an industry that is literally impossible to be successful in. You know this is the place. Hollywood and entertainment is a place where everyone who has a dream of being something. One day i would say from every small town that has an ounce of talent comes here to really fulfil their dream and tell stories and it's a very competitive place in it's in. It's really hard to figure out how to be successful because there is no real rhyme or reason a lot of people say it's a lack. I say it's a it's a combination of definitely the stars aligning. But the of you being ready for it and putting in the work to to open up those doors and create opportunity. So when i was eleven actually i was like there was a casting call and it was everyone from my mom to my aunt. Cathy and her four kids and her sister and her sister's boyfriend and me and my mom and my brother and we all went to this open casting and it was basically like wanna be a model or an actor come to this hilton hotel by the lax and there were thousands of people waiting outside. Think of like in american idol audition. I so i i remember those days. We winds we save money gas money to even get there. I remember i used to like dig through the couch and like find any change and how we'd like pay for food. We can get at some fast food restaurant and then gas money and that and i ended up winning the prize at of thousands of people Which were free classes. And they were going to pay for head shots and then an opportunity to audition for agents now. Usually this program would take like a year and a half to two years to do all of it. But i was like eleven so i had to fit it into one summer and i basically went to acting class whatever. This class was a date night and learn everything from hold reading. What's a casting director too. Wet the producer to how to audition headshots. Had like present yourself ride and all of these things and i was told even by my teachers. They were like you. Look too old Every actor child Actors usually five to ten years older than the roles that they play. You're probably not going to be successful just enough. Why i and i had really. You know lots of encouragement that i was going to actually be able to be successful and i just like didn't care you know i was just like so we will see what did i have to lose. When you're starting from the bottom. There was nowhere you can go up so my parents you know. We live paycheck to paycheck and my parents often had multiple jobs so it was a huge sacrifice. My is actually not working in order to carve out time to take me to these all day acting classes so then she would have to take night shifts if she was going to do any kind of job on usually that's like waitressing or bartending complicated and it was hard but i would say that what motivated me From that moment on. I always knew that i needed to be able to supplement my mom's income. Frankly because she would be working at a job as she wasn't working for me so i had to become essentially that piece of the puzzle for my family. If i wanted to do this and for me it gave me independence. You know. I i come from a very conservative family. I was always very outgoing very vocal very much. A feminist the antithesis of what it is to be like a proper conservative girl. I was not one to like run away. From controversy or something provocative iran straight for it and it rattled my family. I would say that my family is. They don't like to talk about anything really. That would be controversial. They sort of wanna be accepted. In a lotta ways and just kind of like blend in and i just had this rebellious spirit in i and i challenged everything and i don't know if that's something that's learned. I actually just really think that some people are just born with that right and so there was probably something about naysayers. And something about people thinking. That i wasn't going to be successful That encouraged me even more to to be successful in hollywood so i just sort of hustled and struggled and figured it out identified without so much because recently i turned forty and my husband. Did this compilation and my brother says i. I remember some of the first full sentences you said is if someone corrected you you said i can do it however i want and i was like i did say that a lot and i feel like whereas those naysayers like i had a my entire life as well for everything i thought i wanted to do and then when i decided to be a designer but It just was like. I'll prove you wrong and i think that whatever that is that we were born with our that our mothers or fathers instilled in us is like i tell people yes. You might have talent but that that stubbornness that persistence. What gets you through. Yeah a hundred percent. It's it's funny. 'cause i i actually never really thought twice about it but definitely i find that even when i'm hiring folks and i'm thinking about who i want to surround myself with when it comes to any goal right whether it's goal in entertainment or its goal at honest and it's like okay. Here's this next phase. Who would i want to surround myself to help. Get me to that goal for that. Gold become fully realized and it's usually finding other people that have a chip on their shoulder. And you have that chip on your shoulder and you have something like drives you to get up every day and stop at nothing that to me is the most valuable asset over a degree over. You know being born into a family over being born into opportunity or privilege that chip on your shoulder. There's nothing like that. So i say this struggling with it as a mother so i was raised in a in a similar environment and that my grandparents were immigrants. They had to save every dollar work every dime they. They raised a very. If you want it earning household and that was passed down to me. How do we and you might not know the answer this but how do we i try and raise my kids to have a chip on their shoulder by saying no all the time and making them earn it. But i think it's different right one hundred percent. i mean. our kids are in a obviously a position of privilege compared to how we were raised. But i think how to instill that drive or fire is for me. It's it's like these micro steps so starting with a don't ever in a million years. Thank you are entitled to any of this. Yep every piece of your life is a gift and start talking to them about that. When they're like three years only start telling them stories in there in my own way about how lucky they are and how they're so many people who are in a completely different situation and don't even get to decide what they want to eat that day. You know when they start trying to get picky about food when they're like three and they love using that word now that's when it sort of starts and it's not like they ever really grasp it and i don't know if it lands but by the time they're five it lands right and they started to really understand what that means and so i would say like for me. I've been taking these tiny steps along the way and also just not allowing them to get anything they want at any moment and so that also starts at around three years old when they just want to. They think they're every win will be fulfilled. Whether that's you know. My son wants to eat candy all day and all night sodas my middle child haven and i'm just like you just can't or when you get frustrated you can't just throw a toy eight your siblings face which is something they love to do and so they get to learn about having timeouts and nose and toes in the corner now. It might be for ten seconds. But it's to just kind of say you can't just do anything you want at any time and then also really enforcing and it is relentless the nice manners so say thank you be grateful and even if they don't understand what thank you means it. They say it enough and they understand the connection between their getting something that they didn't have before and then they have to say thank you. It starts to connect for them And then also. I think even harder for them is to say. I'm sorry because you know. Low though is the hardest word for hayes to to actually say he would do anything. He'll roll around on the ground and throw a real temper tantrum just because he's not try to stay low News sister haven. After throwing her her barbie doll you know in the pool or whatever he decides studio being relentless not just giving up in letting him get his way but to be relentless with that is not nice. And we're better than that and you're gonna have to have a timeout again. Even if it's just for ten seconds just to start that type a boundaries discipline at an early age and then being consistent you know it's worth it in the end because now i see my twelve year old in. It's not even a question and for her. During the black lives matters movement hurts a stand up to family members. That didn't get it or that. Were taking the message. The wrong way are were saying. We'll all lives matter. Cops lives matter and she had just like such a grace. In the way that you're titillated the injustice that's happening and such a steadiness in her in her voice and her confidence in and to speak with such conviction but then always have like this big heart in this big mind in kindness where i might tendency is to be fascinating. Combative and i'm like come for me. I'll catch you. Don't even care for family. This is crazy that she's not like got. She has a totally more open. Heart open mind approach but still like so strong in her convictions and will stand up for injustices whenever she sees it. So i eventually it pays off. I love that so much. And i hope my daughter gets that grace. 'cause right now she's probably more rebellious than i ever was wasn. I'm not sure what to do with it. But i will figure it out so since we're talking about we're on the subject of kids in motherhood and i do wanna get into business. I will go there but you have managed not only one career which takes the all of you then launching you know as a globally recognized incredible company honest and your philanthropic work. How have you pre cove it. How did you find the time to have your spend that meaningful moments with your children. 'cause i struggled with it and i thought i was spending a lot of time with them and then kovin hit our i. Oh i actually have hardly been with my kid. I thought i was like balanced with my time. But i truly was not. I would love to hear how you manage it where it's been hard. I think what what you're talking about. Is we because we both have careers right. And we've we haven't stopped with our career ambition if not i would say i even got more ambitious after i became a mother and thinking through. You know the legacy that. I want to pass down to my children and what i'm passionate about in purpose and making a difference in the world and all of those things how how you know in my tiny little part what can i do to lead the world better place than how i found it. You know And certainly trying to do that for my children and their children. And so on. So you. And i probably and we've talked about. This have really thought through the quality time. It's not the quantity right. It's about the quality of the time that you spend with your family because frankly you just can't be everywhere and everything to everyone. All the time. And i think what coded revealed i think more than anything to me certainly in it sounds like to you as well is just how much tenderness and and growing in learning are in the everyday mundane and you know the time where you're brushing your teeth every morning or making your breakfast in eating together every morning and having your urine the lunch break and then having the family dinner like that sort of stuff that you need to do to just like be person in the world is sort of like a catch you when we do this family game night. We're gonna watch a special movie and we're going to order in from the favorite restaurant once a week thing or we're just going to hunker down on the weekends and that's when we're gonna get our all in family time actually the day to day routine stuff revealed to me just how much i was missing and how much you know. I felt like. I look up and it was. There was no denying that every single time. I would look at all of my kids at different stages. Same what just happened to a year or what just happened to the baby. Stage of what just happened to them being diapers in. I just felt like their lives. Were flashing before my eyes and it was just going so fast and i think during covid we really got to like sink into each other. I feel like every moment every nuance of every stage of who they are and who they've evolved into over the last year i was there and it's something that i i want to be there for. Always you know. I don't wanna miss that. But at the same time. I also got to still working and i still got to be present at honest. And you know it's like it's not like it was sacrificing. My career ambitions in. There is a way to do it now. Sometimes i feel like i definitely have no me time and i definitely have no anti and i have no fun time. But on the flip side. I got to really be with my kids. During every sort of curveball. Up down side ways change and it's been really fun to to go in grow with them. Because i feel like i'm better yet. It's been incredible mixture of like. I wanna pull my hair out. But i got to see my son's like language actually begin and end to think and i never would have caught that i would have been home for bath time. Redistributing go to bed you know. And so yeah. It's over. linings had taken from from this time. It was like oh my gosh. I got to experience that. And i'm so glad did yeah on spotify. You can listen to all your favorite artist and podcasts in one piece for free. You don't even need premium account. Spotify has a huge catalog podcasts. On every topic including the one. You're listening to right now on spotify. You can follow your favorite podcasts. So you never miss an episode if you haven't done so already be sure to download the spotify app search for your podcast on spotify or browse products in the your library tap. Also make sure to follow me so you never miss an episode superwomen and thanks for listening. Everybody i wanna tell you a little bit about the platform. I use to distribute this podcast. It's called anchor. It is the easiest way to make a podcast and it gives you everything you need in one place for free. Which is what you can use right now from your phone or your computer and allows you to record edit your podcast. So it sounds great. They're also distribute your podcast for us. Who can be heard anywhere on. Spotify apple podcasts. Google podcasts and so many more then guess what you can make money with no minimum listenership which i can tell you is a game changer. So download the anchor at or go to anchor dot. Fm to get started so back to business. At what point were you rolling around the idea in your head honest. And did you have any idea that you were going to not just launch with diapers and things for kids but now it is home in terms of products cleaning products. It's makeup in beauty and skin. Like where did that seed grow. And then we'll i wanna talk about your leadership style. Yeah so. I grew up when i was younger. I actually grew up with a lot of illnesses. I had multiple surgeries. I had various like weird. Tumors removed insists from like my throats and my ovaries and i had decided. S tonight and i had a tonsils taken out and then i had severe asthma and allergies like literally everything from like grass to strawberries to oranges. I didn't realize until later cleaners detergents would give me an asthma attacks. So i just thought that i was just allergic to life in the world and any cold had would usually land me into in the hospital for two weeks with double pneumonia. I spent so much time in the hospital as a kid in a kind of grew out of it. When i was about twelve years old. I don't know of my immune system got stronger. Or what have you so. I i then from each twelve on just needed like in an inhaler once in a while. It wasn't like every day and i had you know. I was definitely on allergy medicine. If i if i was around like dogs or horses or or anything like that but for the most part i could just kind of like live my life and it wasn't until i was pregnant with honor my first child that i had a terrible reaction to a detergent that my mom recommended for me and when i had this allergic reaction it took me back to my childhood and like thinking. Oh my god would've. My kid is sick like me in it. It was traumatic. And i guess i just sort of buried it and in i never really thought twice about it once i was over it and and it all came flooding back to me and then i learned about all of these harsh chemicals that are in everyday products from beauty. Products was like the worst. You know when when it came to what could be toxic in bad for you all away. Through to personal care products so think of like bath and body products Hair products and then thinking about detergents and then even the materials that things are made of and they spray them with all of these chemicals. And what does that do to your body over time and it was just like i don't know what to do. I'm overwhelmed and i then try to shop around the problem trying if you know. Put together a home. That didn't have any of these harsh things. Because even when you're pregnant what you put on yourself goes into your bloodstream and even like tiny amounts of certain chemicals could actually mess up the way the your baby's brain develops in it can affect your brain and your body and you're just like ooh. How is this not regulated so actually went and lobbied on capitol hill. This isn't about a conservative or a liberal agenda. This is about human health and safety and common sense. You should just be able to shop with peace of mind. You shouldn't have to worry that overtime. It could make you sick. So i'm after it was frustrated with just like that then i was like we'll all just make my own detergents at home and then you know you could buy things from different places was just like exhausting and i felt like i was like i had to be like a vegan hippie yogi everything was like had been burlap in small dipa truly and didn't really work. I was like the stain is not coming out of mme laundry and like this is just not right by my house. Smells like salad dressing. And i just felt like you know. Even when i was looking at the more the alternative in clean mega brands like putting layers of dirt face. So i was like there's just gotta be An answer to all of this. And so that's when i had this idea to create this company that really stands for safety transparency honesty. My daughter honor inspired me to create the company. Because i really started to think about those things differently. After i became a mom and so i just love all the virtues that are aligned with honesty and i was like what if this company just stands for honesty and it's like building ethical company that has values really relaunched nine years ago and it just feels like now the consumer or people out there more than ever are really leaning into companies that town. I something good. A we really care about diversity and inclusion always have but have been able to really like build a different corporate america where diversity and inclusion is even part of our professional development programs are hiring processes. And then when you think about the products that we make for me it's like education first because if you can empower people with knowledge to make the best choices that to me is like job done but then to actually give them access to the solution again. That's like great as well. So if you aren't into making detergents at home and you want to or your own makeup because you could do that as well and you wanna be able to shop like highly. Effective beautifully designed products that are made with clean ingredients with high safety standards in thinking of people's health in the planet across the board. You got you covered. And we launched with seventeen products so we actually launched with a whole line of family body care products and cleaning products and then the baby specific products mainly had a handful. Even though we got known for our subscription model in diapers wipes. i think it was just. That model was so groundbreaking To really like build a lifestyle brand in cpg and am beauty. Which hadn't really been done before. So i like to before we wrap. I always like to ask all my guests to questions. I prefer embarrassing. But you don't have to some women. Don't share embarrassing things. But what is one thing. We'd be surprised to know about you. surprised to know about me. I love interior design. You know what it is. I think i think shied away from this word because my family. Although my grandfather was essentially like the cfo of a paper company in southern california he was like the head finance guy and that's what he did for all the years and worked at this one company basically his entire professional career he also was a singer. Dancer and Classical guitar player in. That's where he met. My grandmother and my grandmother was also a singer a dancer and she painted and sculpted head But we're a really sketches. She's lots of sketching and painting and all of her siblings were some version of singers dancers. Painters sculptors so. I have like what i would say like. True artists and creative people. And i always felt like kind of a an imposter or fraud compared to them. 'cause like hollywood ed and all of that was all smoke and mirrors in. I don't i don't know why just always felt like i wasn't as good as any of them are as talented but Something that is undeniable. That i that i definitely have learned over the years to embrace the fact that i am very creative and i cannot sit freaking still you know from t- to myself had had macro macro to learning how to cook and he had to cook in. I like to do things from scratch to i'm diy. Like definitely like santa tables and refinish before. And and i just love figuring it out as i go in and i definitely have like a very creative spirit. So it's like all try anything. And i don't know i guess i don't know what that with that is. I haven't tried like sewing with sewing machine will for our next youtube video. I'll teach you how to so. How's that that would be really fun. But i'm verified. I'm terrified because i feel like my fingers going to get in the sewing machine. Oh my god is shadow. I can teach you how to put a needle in your where there's like so many others like is just all strict kenneth. There's somebody calls and it's so tiny. Alright so my last question it can be at that. You received that you were like actually this. This is helpful because we all get tons of advice that i just wanna throw away or something. You've learned that you would love to share with my audience of just like. Hey this works for me. It could be about motherhood work whatever it is that you want to sort of relate. I guess one of my biggest lessons over the last decade. Because i went through. After i had the idea of honest. I don't think i shared this yet. Was i went through about three years of rejection. but before. I finally got the people on board to to join me to launch the company and one of them actually had rejected me eighteen months earlier. And i back and re pitched it but i would say that i think having relentless drive is not just important to achieving your goal is kind of the only way to do it and i think sometimes when you have a relentless drive to fully realize your vision or your dream for yourself in your career whatever it is sometimes that goes hand in hand with thinking that you're always right or thinking that you have the path to get there and i would say the biggest lesson for me is to have that relentless drive but to also acknowledge that a lot of times your idea of how it's gonna go down or how it's gonna come to. Life is usually quite different than the reality of how it's gonna come to life or how it can really become a the reality that you want it to be so i would say the journey the how even a is very difference in reality than it is in your mind and and that was something that was really hard for me because cash was like it's a great idea this you know honest in all of that obviously people you actress and so you have to overcome that hurdle but also like what you're talking about is you're basically wanting to build a global business that ticks all of these sort of light checks all these boxes and that is so ambitious and so you just have to make it really simple for people so my idea was so big and and even though my idea never it never changed right that i think everyone should have access to safe in healthy products And to be able to lean into an ethical company and that corporate america can look different. Yes i have all those ambitions but you kind of have to know your audience and you have to know how to frame it so that it's easy for them to understand that you can get whatever you need to get done to move the needle. It's a hard lesson to learn at. I think it took me quite a few years To get there but once you let go of your idea on how to do it And you're open than anything is possible and keep on with that relentless drive. I fucking love that. And i it it makes me think about the fact that you know. I hate this question. What would you have done differently in your career while. I don't know this got here here. I'm here now you know. So how do i take any about away. Yeah and i think what you probably appreciate. And what i appreciate is every challenge because it's only getting through those challenges that you're then set up to take on and to be able to grow to that next stage so if if this challenge hold you back go you may ready for that next thing because now is going to be a lot worse right a lot more complex. There's going to be so many more layers to it so in this lull challenge is going to set you back. Good luck seriously mic drop. Well thank you. This has been incredible. And i'm so excited. We were finally able to do this and i value. I value your friendship your support your incredible human and i feel so lucky to know us. Thank you thank you. Thanks for listening. Everybody and don't forget to head over to rebecca minkoff dot com. Show your love and support for the brand by some things for yourself by something for another and also don't forget to try new fragrance again. It is available at all nordstrom. Macy's sent birds and birch boxes as well as our saint.

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BGN #162 I Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba & Filmmakers Stefon Bristol and Frederica Bailey

Black Girl Nerds

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BGN #162 I Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba & Filmmakers Stefon Bristol and Frederica Bailey

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Sixty two of the black girl nerds podcast. My name is Jamie. And I'm your host this episode features interviews from actresses Gabrielle union, and Jessica Alba who are suppose starring together in a project called L finest. And our second segment features interviews from filmmakers to Bristol and co writer for Drako Bailey of the new Spike Lee Sifi time travel adventure see you yesterday. So sit back relax and enjoy episode one sixty two of the black girl nerds podcast over segment is hosted by cat combs. And our second segment is hosted by limit nNcholas LA's. Finest follows Sydney said Burnett played by actress Gabrielle union who was last seen in Miami taking down a drug cartel. She now loved her complicated pass behind to become an LAPD. Detective paired with her new partner. Nancy McKenna played by actress, Jessica Alba, a working mom with an equally complex past Burnett is pushed to examine whether her unapologetic lifestyle might be masking a greater personal secret. These two women don't agree on much, but they find common ground when it comes to taking on the most dangerous criminals and Los Angeles LA's finest premiers may thirteenth on spectrum on demand. Hello. Yeah. On my favorite. Definitely. And I can say I love this show seem three episodes. They gave us. Oh. That's so great sorts jump in. How does it feel to playing character? Having. Dove into a while until come back. You know, it was dope about bad, boys. Two that she was undercover. So you saw her in. In her job as as she's trying to character. And in the few bits of time where she was just herself she kind of needed to be saved by brother in her liver. So it left a huge space for us to create our own mythology that sort of separate from the bed ways university verse it, and we got to learn what you know, where she came from what what her fears, and her desires and her foundation is was and where she's trying to go, you know, it's kind of the joy in the cursive underdeveloped characters and action franchises. So it allowed us to create this huge world. So I didn't I wasn't exactly tied into anything really wasn't as much defied. Right. So without Marcus in Mike, Larry, I get to be sid. And who the hell is sit back to define what that was far cells with two chicks leading the charge to finding ourselves as characters in his business women in his. As creative nice and the two characters both Claire different. We have the family mom with the house kid has been we have the single. I don't care kind of shake run motorcycle. What kind of of yourself? Do you bring to your characters? Yeah. I mean, I think we both brought you know, I think what we fuse. Most of all we just wanted to make sure that these characters are people that you want to hang out with and that you want to be friends with I think that was like the biggest. Totally. That was the biggest thing. For me, Nancy isn't a lick seasoned mom. She this is her first year into being a stepmom to a teenager. And so that's more like, a friend, you know, different than I've been on for ten years to like people, you know, who who break my heart every day. I think it's a different relationship, especially because this is her first year kind of doing that. And I think that's like it's a scary place because like she loves this kid, and and there's so much as you watched the show, and you went past the show there's so much fulfillment. That she gets from just having a strong family unit because that wasn't something that she ever had. And so she puts a lot on this new relationship. And I think that's like fun to explore until much as as if you are what do you think about yours? I mean, I kind of recall that especially that period of time as a grown ass woman between. My divorce and being remarried thoroughly enjoying everything that life had to still trying to kick ass in my job and trying to to to to show that I'm capable and deserving. And and also trying to find myself who who am I if someone hasn't claiming or chosen knee and sit as interested in anyone choosing her actually she's like, it's like the opposite. It's like get out. You have served a purpose. Get up to go cups. So I kind of brought that sense of like wonder and joy at kind of being in my own space and exploring, my density and. My journey. What is motivating what is it that? I actually want out of life, but frequent goals that you get after, you know, failed relationships and. Not there yet in the show. Yes. Because like a lot of a lot of kind of who we are. We've been at different points in our life kind of come in and out of the show. I'd like to think just are pretty cool. Like, you know, I think I'd like to think that we bring, you know, we're cool checks people. Like, how does you know, pretty solid? We were in on the joke. We don't take ourselves series. We have good time. We'd like a bit of fashion like think like we kind of put that in show. In front of him behind the black girl, nerds podcast will return in just a moment. Lively lively offers a range of bras styles for all different body types. Available and thirty two a to forty four triple d shoes from bra let t shirt bras, push up bras, plunge, bras, and no wire bras. Find your new go-to pieces. Bra shopping goes from met to owed lively brings you a bra experience that leaves you feeling comfortable confident and part of a wider community of empowered women lively as we're high style meets alternate comfort, soft Babrak lounge worthy fits and clever. 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Yeah. I can come to me. Like, I don't have them. Okay. I'll have it. Not functioning on all cylinders you, you know, not every day you're gonna. Yeah. You're not firing. Also under is in it's fine. And I definitely don't have one liners. And so helps me with that every time every single time. Risher, and you've your chemistry on screen is great. And I just wondering watching I don't really know how long you have been partners on on those. It's about six months because nobody other. But then you're still learning. Yeah. Exactly. Yeah. Which I kinda liked. I was like, okay. I'm learning with you. They're learning about each other. And then it gets even darker and better. But then also more funny and intense like, it's all it's like all everything is heightened as you unpack the show and other show goes on crew. So you guys are both EP's on the show as well. What's that been like juggling acting the producing home babies? Yeah. Let's type in my guys. I think anyone who works and has any other life that they care like some people have. I've a startup that they're working on and then they have their day job. And you're figuring out how much do you get to this? I that someone who has a relationship that they really care about. They also want to be very successful in their work life or school life, or whatever it is. They're doing over here. Everyone is trying to figure out how to prioritize time. And there's only only so much you can do in one day. And I think you just try and bite off what you cannot moment. And you try to be present. But I think that's that's a struggle for anyone who is more than one thing. Right. Not me. For years. I've been listening to my husband do interviews about all sorts of things and no one has ever asked to. You know, full kiss. No one's ever asked about how do you keep his balls in the air because there's not an expectation for him to do that. There's an discussion for to sort of you know, that he got full custody. Purcell out, you know, some responsibility in in lead on village that was the expectation the expectation is as long as you bring on the check we're not really gonna hold your your feet to the fire for any other area of your life. And so I kind of took that off. I'm like, I'm not doing that. What I am going to embrace is I'm going to let myself off the hook. I mean, do my best. I'm going to ask for help. I'm going to lean on other people. I don't wanna be the only I want to be the boss chick. I want to be work with somebody who's equally yoked to equally full life who actually gets it. So I can ask for help. I can I can we can figure out who's gonna play good cutback top every day and in win. You know, my surrogates water broke, and my panicked and my priority was because you know, we were about to go back to work when her water broke. I had not taken home a workweek. So I had my. Awake braids on. And the only call I called Larry my hairstyle is to bring me a wig. And then I left the hospital, and I was like I call Jessica, I'm like, I didn't bring the car seat and bring diapers and formula. Just. And you know, and then our production kicked right into the maternity schedule that we have planned out, you know, five months prior and a lot of the responsibility fell on. Jess. And she was like, I got you hold it down. Enjoy your baby, you know, they gave me an extra week of maternity leave to you know, to find. And she, you know, she held my hand literally figures simply spiritually mentally an allowed me that breath to actually be present with my baby and my husband took paternity leave, and we were able to be a family, right and have to worry about those particular keeping those particular balls in the air. But that's what it's like. And that's what it should be like, we're all working together. You know what I mean? Whether you work, you're the only chicken office full of men or you work in an office full of women or you work by yourself. You should be able to feel like I don't have it today. And. And that's got to be okay. Give me a second to regroup politic either. But I'm not hitting out out of the park today. And that's got to be okay and surrounded by those who don't understand that I'm in the wrong space. And I gotta let you go. 'cause I gotta maintain my peace. My joy my grace. And that doesn't always mean pretending to be perfect or pretending to have all the answers. Sometimes you go get your wig. And you let your let partner, you know. Help you out. Sure. In terms. When asked about the the writing review guys how to plan that into kind of female writers being incorporated in the room as well. So can talk a little bit about that. I think it was less about like, oh, we need to make sure we only hire women. It's almost like the blind submission of how about we just get a bunch of young up and comer cool writers period. And then when we sifted through in the writer sifted through them, they just most they were mostly women. And in fact, in most cases, all women, and when you look at it blindly, whereas in I think a lot of writing room circumstances. They take people who've already had opportunities and already been writing rooms in other places where that lens is I only want to give people opportunities that look like me often the people that look like them. Our white dudes. And so we were like who cares about that? I don't care about people who've done it before. Let's just see the coolest people that can get the tone, and the voice of the show and every time it was a woman, and it just happened to be. And so it was about best talent for this show. And and making sure that you saw diversity and not just people who had already had opportunities. And so we actually level the playing field and give everybody a shot, you may or may not I'm not surprised Justice of ham. Visit wasn't prize Brennan French fries. Anti rise. That the the best people for the show. Can become in packages that you aren't used to see because perhaps the playing field has never been level. So, you know, so where they all of our writers like accent may have been the one token person in writing room in our room. We didn't have an idea or a preconceived notion of what it should look like we were just like, let's just get the best. And they were like every time. It was one every time. You know? I mean there was you know, we should have a mandate. And you know, I'm all about it. If you if you don't really even know how to begin to. See or create a level playing field. Because a lot of people are like this is a quality. It's like, no, no, it's not. So that is a unique. Task for you. You might meet a mandate, but for our creatives and our production and for Justin. I when when you go for the best. For us. It actually looked like the global community that we were trying to rush there were all different kinds of shades of we had Chinese at America's like cat on with another person. I've never been on with another native American never like everyone was like or Middle Earth and earning in like apples. This is weird. I mean, it's not it's weird. It's weird. If it's never been normal for you and any job, I have any kind of power on it is standard. But I know that it's problem or unique for others in. I'm like catch up water's warm. There's enough for all of us. Let's not function from this place of scarcity where there can only be one can only be a couple. We shouldn't have people, you know. You're the you're not not the one. Because you can absolutely ease. The Lee create productions that represent the global community that we are desperately trying to each it is not hard. If you find it hard. It's because you're making it hard. Yeah. And they're ladies. Thank you much. Great follow on and shows and all sorts of. Baseball. Kale from directors defined Bristol? And producers by glee comes see you yesterday. A SCI fi adventure grounded in familial love, cultural divides, and the universal urge change the wrongs of the past the phone segment. Features directors defined Bristol in co writer for Drako Bailey. Limit Nicklaus with Lecco nerds here would Steph on the director of you yesterday time. I love this film. I love the signs elements love that it pays homage to some historical sci-fi on Thurs. And I just love the hybrid identities that are present. So in the first scene, it starts out paying homage. Chuck TV about ler in her book kindred, what scifi films and books have employment to work. Mostly films on. Because do one Brune up is like blade. Static shock in just saw fine. General not just blacks off on this Leauge, find general, but for the gun south by you know, blade in aesthetic shop stood out to me. But in recent years has been attacked a block and has been slight. And a TV about she's one of my favorite authors. And she's also the revolutionary in changing perceptions of black contributions to technological advancements in the SCI John. So I thought that was interesting that you showcase that in the first scene to to be on is when I started the foam, a very good friend of mine gave me the book to read. So I can help me influence the writing I never heard of tibia Butler since I was till I was twenty five hundred it was I open also while who's often and other books in the while seed, I wanna pick that up, and I I wrote that in much in the scrip in another scene. But once we got Michael J FOX again because he he will see fell sick during a first initial shoot. So when we had and seen that had the book originally in this cut out. Sinoe what since Monday Fusco Mbeki's teacher. He's gonna be at the desk because reading something might as well, be nice nice. Now, do you think that people disassociate science technological advancements from the black identity? No, I never felt that way. And the reason why push to so much we need more. You know, we have we have a lot of great amount of black people. That's installed. You know, you got money Johnson. Who did a super soaker? Of course. Medecine walker? A great entrepreneur Sophal had list of folks. I'm sorry. That was gonna actually the correlation between Collado that's name and her initials being CJ Walker. Ryan, the trail-blazing, you know, businesswoman. CJ walker? Yes. I the reason why did that is because like when when young people watch the film, and and their parents recognize name, the parents can tell those kids did, you know, who Madison CJ walkers, and it was a I don't know who wish she and they were research her, but also other prominent aftermarket women have women and men into central. I let the teaching element in there. I noticed and I may be projecting. So please help me out. I noticed that in every scene there, in my opinion was a hybrid meaning that there were multiple identities or multiple perceptions of blackness and culture as well. As science even down to the shirts they away and everything that I was second out everything that Claudette Sebastian insa gather, he either had him assigned shirt while she hasn't African print or she had an African print any outta t shirt that has some sort of scientific method on it. And I wanted to know I put in the review that I'm writing that. It's okay for children to have science and higher education as the first option as opposed to say sports, and you know, a stereotypical dream. And so I wanted to speak to. How liver you were about infusing culture and cultural identity with science. I hit a no confidence. I grew up in the hood. I grew up in Brooklyn Coney Island, and you know, I've seen so many kids just wanna be different kids into anime kids, incest. You know, science, you know, there's just there's this other kids besides, you know, just just, you know, hip this rappers musicians involved place, and I want to I purposely hired. Charlie's aunt Jones was my my my costume designer to really Emily that style. What what does what does African or or or black science like in in in wardrobe, and she did it? She kilted nisi, can you? What would you like for students unless you speaking a little bit? And young black folk to take away from this film in terms of academics, Calvin says quote to his sister, which she breaks down how to pronounce misogyny, and he says, I hate it. We smart minute scary. But you inspire me. And it's scary. But you inspire me. What would you say to people who are afraid maybe or young afraid to embrace the greater work as opposed to what they're exposed expected to do quote, unquote. There is no definition of what being blackest when growing up when I talk proper English was called wiping talking white. And I think that's very ignorant of us to think that speaking proper English being very knowledgeable is coalition just being why and it should be normal view Latino native American Asian purple green have a have a really strong education background. It's should be just normal and. Gossiping that contracts dangerous, and that's one thing. I was thinking about within the film. I was thinking about how you know. I was just so impressed to see them when automate about cloud that was that she was not moved by what was happening with her peers, she didn't care who had a crush. She didn't care about what our friends we're doing. She was so focused in the high higher level of thinking that she wasn't moved, you know, and the relationship between her and Sebastian it that was beautiful in that the connection was bigger than just had crushes on. Each other wasn't quite sure. But I love one they said to one another. She said to him. I love you black, man. And then he says, I love you too. Black woman can you speak to how important is for for people of color to affirm one another and just see one another. Mil MI or just the inspiration behind the scene, especially seen is just I've seen. Unfortunately, you know, I've seen a lot of separation between young black men young black girls on by boys girls from each other. It was very daunting to me. So I wanna make sure that I had the phone to reaffirm that we're they're still struggle and in our communities in our history that we still need to learn and the best way for us to to get through. It is to love one another the idea of like love is dwindling. I feel and having those words on screen it, hopefully, vibrant, some kind of Quincy in full black audience. Nice. Those another quote, everything great has a capacity to be good and bad can you speak to the scene where? Will there's two things. Teacher Lockhart acts Claudette. If you had the power, what would you do with that kind of power and the context of her wanting to not manipulate time, but time travel, Brad? Can you speak to the notion of? Understanding what to do with your platform or your knowledge your intellect because a lot of people want position they wanna platform, but can you speak to having an awareness of what to do when you get a breakthrough or platform, or even in the context of the film. I'm still try figured out. Agree questions. Folklore? I think it you know, is reflected on her like. You might have talented goes to be prepared. And I'm saying you can't when when when when you prepared meets, you know, opportunity success. What what success means to you? And sometimes it, you know, I don't know. That's that's a good question. I just think that you c- backfire. Yes potential. She has intellect. She gets the breakthrough. But then their consequences too. So that you can't put meditate, and we see that things. Don't go the way she plans all the time. And sometimes I think about size. This is my opinion, here your opinion. I think that sometimes science tries to act as a guy in an away. And if there's no balance in that if you're trying to manipulate time, and you're trying to manipulate circumstances. Does it affect the purpose behind the thing? Wow. No. I don't think so it because those those. Maybe there's some faith based everything everything for reason. In can't there's there's a God, if believe in it, I show I believe if if there's a guy listen, and you can't, you know, got you gotta trust that things happen for reason. And you learn from them. I thought I saw that in Calvin and the choice he made in that very moment to take the bullet for Sebastian. I think he understood there was a great purpose and that the younger, brother. And all his potential. Absolutely. And I think that I'm not saying that, you know, black people need to make that kind of sacrifices not life to give you give your life to somebody else. But we have to be more aware of how brilliant our young people are around us, and and be open to what other black people are doing with alive. Like, you know, what's is? He's a brilliant kid in infortunately that moment. That's my petition seen that moment that he realized this that only this is brilliant kid and save his life. But he, you know, there's something in this kid that can change the world. And also if there's a lot of this lot of kids in the hood that are able to change the world, and we not recognizing that very nice. Thank you so much for your time today into some harmful in question. Like him bringing challenging questions because Lewis. Yes. Absolutely. Absolutely. Yes. Yes. Thank you. First of all, how did you approach the script in the context of education and cultural identity? Well, I feel like. On. And I started talking about the short was always really important that we were showing kids from our community involved in stem involved in science technology, math doing the things that you normally don't see are you doing that? We showed that aspect of them. And we're able to kind of put that on screen and give a visual to that type of that type of patches to so just to show that outside of the normal entertainment sports, which is fine. But you also have these other options that you can also pursue. So that was really important and also just to make offense to show the community to show Brooklyn to show, the people the faces that have the community in kind of bring that all to life. Did you speak with any science as a catos teachers and people in the field? Yeah. We did a lot of research. I knows that find spoke with a good deal of people. We spent some time talking with with some youth and trying to get input especially as far as offense as far as you know, their dialogue and things like that. And then we also did a lot of research on our own. As far as time travel, and you know, obviously, that's not an actually at the moment. But there's a lot of sign instead has been developed in research done about the possibility of those type of type of things and how those things possibly could occur. So there was a lot of research this on and I did on our own to make sure that we had some backing we try to create that whole scientific world of time travel. I noticed that you all were very deliberate about delineating culture, ethnic culture in identities of Sebastian Claudette. And even the people who were the Greek course coming in and out of the scenes like Jamaica, Rostov, what was the significance between what was it significant significance of Guyana, and the rich Caribbean culture within the script. Well, the von is a guy knees guy needs hair pitch, and that was really important to him and the kind of show that halter and then heritage on the screen one. Because you don't see that often. It's something that, you know, obviously, specially in the Brooklyn community that is very vibrant. But it's just not something that's often seen on the screaming. So is really important to kind of make this film. That's like four us by us about our communities. So that was one of the things that was really something that we were really adamant about doing, you know, oftentimes when people do it is a generalization, of course, when people do films about police brutality is centered on the crime, and it's centered on the violence against those that are disenfranchise. How did you how did you provide that balance because it's very clear that you would deliberate about focusing on the education element and presenting positive images in association with higher learning and science, how did you draw balance between saying, okay, this is what's still happening in our communities, but cues beautiful thing that's happening. Our communities to black kids are geniuses. They're prodigies. How'd you draw that that balance as a writer like what was? What was your approach what I think? I feel like one of the things about the film is that it's sort of like a Jonah blender and so on and I both loves Sifi. We both love action adventure and think the female we really wanted to -ccomplish was to talk about these social issues that are also important to us. But in the John Roos that we love to write in work in. And so it was about kind of blending the two together and knowing that since we wanted to talk about police brutality. But we also wanted to show our community and our kids, and lighten which they're not often seen we wanted to make sure that these characters stood out in a way that we don't feed them. So we wanted to make sure that we show that they go to this great school that they have a passionate of for science for inventions that this is something that you know, is in them as part of the art, and yet they're still very much a part of their culture. They're still very much kids. They're still very much of their community. And yet they still do these type of things I think are way to kind of speak on the social. Of police brutality was the kind of comes through this. I fi action of incher way that it's kind of not often seen loves refreshing. Because you know, when this film was over despite the death, and despite this, you know, the mistaken identity in these different things, you still left the the film with an uplifting feeling and inspire, and I think that's oftentimes what's missing from films dealing with police brutality against black. And so very clear and was that your in game was at the goal for you for people to leave filling inspired because oftentimes. I could say the black woman. I love, you know, seeing us tell these stories, right, right? Tiresome is draining. Heavy, but with this film, particular filled inspired us like, oh, my God as the blurb that I gave about the film was from an educational context. What's a takeaway that you would want students as well as other communities to take away from this film? One of the biggest thing for me is that it's kind of twofold. I want young people that are already in science and math already. We have young people in our communities that are already doing these things, but we don't ever really shine a light on them. They don't get the shine that they should get. I would like them to be able to see this film say, hey, that's me. That's what that's what I do with. That's what me and my friends are into. And then on the other hand, I want young people that maybe aren't thinking about that as an option or pathway or just aren't considering that that's something that they can do to be inspired and say, oh, they're doing that. Maybe that's something that I could do. Maybe maybe I should try. Maybe I'll have interest in that. Maybe that's something that I could, you know, really be good at I think two fold to have people see themselves reflected and incidence fire people's possibly try it and see if that's something. You know, you never know until you try to you are exposed. And then how can you be if you don't actually fee which you can be? So I think it's important to see those type of things on the screen. Great. When you were crafting the characters of Claudette and. Sebastian. Did you already have the minded they come to you like how how declined it and Sebastian come to you? And there's one question in addition to this apart too. I wanna add something very specific about cloud that. But how did they come to you first? So it's very so part of that is that is how I ended up collaborating with Stefan those that bond worked on had to do a story for his thesis at NYU, those fun at created these characters and created the story. And then he realized that he needed help to kind of bring together hell with the writing to execute it. And so he reached out to my department chair. 'cause I'm in the dramatic writing department which is separate from his department, and then we will put together in that way. So Stefan had kinda come up with the characters in come up with the concept, and then I came in and we kinda ruined just flushed the mouth flush the character south flush the concept of flesh, how balanced the tone like you're talking about the series of police brutality to also. The other. You know, the that their kids that they're they're doing and action adventure in stem, and how kind of blend those things together. Nice one thing. I notice about Claudette in particular is that while she is bro yet while she's beautiful and while she's not necessarily even affected by peer pressure for someone has feet yet. She's angry and not in the stereotypical sense of the word of being the angry black grow. But maybe angry because of being misunderstood. What's what was the cause? I wasn't clear in the film why she had such temper was it. Because can you tell me why she had such a temper I know why oftentimes in my own youth as an intelligent young black woman. I was angry because I was misunderstood. But what was the context behind Claudette? Yeah. I think it's a combination of her feeling misunderstood. I think it's a combination of her also still dealing with the death of her father. I think some people handle grief, and they deal with things in a different way for her. I think it's kind of come out through the anger through that, you know, being kind of upset, and I also think that also caught it represents in some ways the issue of police brutality the way that she is consistently going in pushing and brazen, and you know, it's it's issue that needs to keep being at the forefront that you know, she's unapologetic about it. And in some ways, she also is part of representing that issue of just, you know, the anger that as a community that we have about this issue. So some ways I think thing or the big representation of all of us. And then as a character individual, I think she's also dealing with the loss of her dad and then also being misunderstood misunderstood at school. We see in the beginning that she has a run in with with an x, and I think all those things that are kind of contributes to that fire that she has I thought that was interesting to the fact. She's very talent. But the young man who she was dating before. It's not quite on her level that made me think about so many things Pacific, though, when you're telling I mean, the intelligent beautiful and of color. I was speaking with Sonam at another junket. She was talking about how most class or intelligent black women. The dating pool is so soap so much smaller. And I love what her brother said it was like you're bigger than that bigger than that. But but also found that interesting because that's another sub narrative that's happening in our communities. You'll have all these brilliant women with degrees who are smart. But yet, so I was like, okay. What's going to happen with this? I'm glad it worked out the way it did. And she evolved, right. Another thing. I noticed was that. I felt like and I'm glad it didn't ascribe to this wholeheartedly. Another black woman save in the day. And the end in even though didn't work out the way, she had planned because of Rattlers there's that whole idea of you can't missive control exactly yet. We're gods. Control. But she was willing to go alone. If she had to think about historically, what women in our communities have always had to do can you speak to that was at the liberal or is that just me projecting. Now. I think I mean, I think it's great because if you that's part of what I love about the ending. Also, I love that. You said that you thought it was positive and a beak I feel like there's some people that are like all, you know, all depends on what you bring to the film of which you're going to get out of it and what you're going to project into it. So I think. Yet that is the representation of going it alone like a lot of women. But then also I think going back to her representing the issue of the community and police brutality. Also, like not giving you gotta keep going. Gotta keep trying despite getting the result. We have to keep tackling this issue in her kind of going back to say that this is something that we're going to keep trying to get kinda kinda solution to it was a pleasure talking to you today. Thank you so much for having me. Thank you for. Sure. Thank you so much. The black girl nerds podcast is produced by Jamie broaden axe. The opening theme song to our show is written and performed by salmon's various instrumentals performed by Famas sky, blue and ship Zillah, you can find various episodes of the black Pearl nerds podcast on itunes, Stitcher. Found out audio boom, Google play music and Spotify.

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