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Lupus Walk for Hope

Sep 19, 2013 2 Comments

Every fall, the Lupus Foundation of Minnesota hosts a Lupus Walk for Hope and 5K Run in various cities throughout Minnesota as an opportunity to raise public awareness and show support for those with lupus. Chris Cronick, 2013 LFM ambassador, had the opportunity to attend the first of three walks this past Saturday in Minneapolis, MN. Chris shares her heartfelt appreciation for the support and education stemming from the first community event highlighting lupus.

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Holistic Living and Vegan Eating for an Ultra Athlete

Sep 17, 2013 No Comments

Living holistically is not easy. Coolibar Athlete Gene Meade, in one day, decided his poor eating habits were over. He traded his quarter-pounder with cheese for a black bean veggie patty with sprouts on top, unaware at the time that his decision would lead to a whole new way of thinking about healthy living. Gene shares his experiences along the path to holistic living.

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An Ambassador for Lupus

Sep 12, 2013 No Comments

Chris Cronick, the 2013 Lupus Foundation of Minnesota Ambassador, is a role model for us all. A fitness coach, spin instructor and motivational speaker, Chris has triumphed over some major health obstacles, and still maintains a positive attitude.

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Welcome Coolibar Design Director Olga Mashkova

Sep 12, 2013 No Comments

Coolibar is proud to introduce our new Design Director Olga Mashkova. Olga comes to Coolibar with almost a decade of experience in the fashion industry, designing everything from high fashion pieces to outdoor apparel. We look forward to introducing Olga’s UPF 50+ designs spring 2014. In the meantime, we wanted to find out more about her design inspiration and get a taste for what’s to come.

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One Item, Five Fashionable Ways: Coolibar Cardigan

Sep 10, 2013 No Comments

Since 2002, Style Expert Bridgette Raes has transformed the wardrobes and styles of hundreds of clients. Each week, she features one closet staple on her style blog and pairs it with five different outfits for her segment: One Item, Five Fashionable Ways. In honor of New York Fashion Week, we asked Bridgette to use her expert eye and style the Coolibar Vera Coastal Wrap.

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A Lesson in Back-to-School Sun Protection

Sep 05, 2013 No Comments

While the teacher doesn’t typically require sun protection, it’s a back-to-school item parents should strongly consider. Not all schools allow hats or sunscreen, and we hope schools change their policies in the near future. All the same, we have suggestions to ensure your child is sun safe.

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Not Pasty

Aug 29, 2013 2 Comments

Pasty. With one word, an instant emotional connection occurs. A word some degrade themselves with when spring comes and their skin is pale. According to Jen Adkins, mother and founder of Not Pasty, we’re not pasty. We’re simply the color of our skin. No more, no less. After a life-altering experience, Jen is now working to change people’s perceptions of what it means to be pasty.

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Wiseheart Saves the Dawn – A Sun Protection Book for the Tablet Generation

Aug 27, 2013 No Comments

“Wiseheart Saves the Dawn” is a new e-book geared toward children that teaches sun safe habits. Available on iTunes and Kindle for free, this collaboration between the Environmental Protection Agency’s SunWise Program and the Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation is an innovative way to reach the tablet generation.

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High Heat Calls for Cool Fashion at the State Fair and Beyond

Aug 26, 2013 No Comments

The Midwest is in the midst of a late summer heat wave. Be sure to take the extra precautionary measures to prevent heat related illness. We’ll show you how to, in style!

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The Sunny Side of UV, Solar Powered Vehicles

Aug 22, 2013 No Comments

After two years of student collaboration, the University of Michigan Solar Team is off to Australia to compete in the 2013 World Solar Challenge, the largest solar electric vehicle event in the world. Forty-three teams from across the globe will race approximately 1864 miles from Darwin to Adelaide almost solely relying on the power of the sun.

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