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posted by cmn32480 on Monday June 26 2017, @03:19PM   Printer-friendly
from the apparently-it-DOES-take-a-rocket-scientist dept.

Goop HQ is obsessed with wearable stickers that rebalance energy. NASA and a former NASA scientist are here to bring them back to Earth:

Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle and wellness website really may have stuck their foot in it this time. [...] It all kicked off when an article appeared on Goop promoting stickers. These aren't just run-of-the-mill stickers though. These are Body Vibes stickers that "promote healing."

"Body Vibes stickers (made with the same conductive carbon material NASA uses to line space suits so they can monitor an astronaut's vitals during wear) come pre-programmed to an ideal frequency, allowing them to target imbalances."

[...] But wires must have been crossed somewhere as NASA have now come out to say that they "do not have any conductive carbon material lining the spacesuits." In fact, their spacesuits are made out of synthetic materials and spandex, they explained to Gizmodo.

Body Vibes' stickers were reportedly created as a result of top secret research, but Mark Shelhamer, former chief scientist at NASA's human research division, wasn't particularly impressed by this. "Wow," he told Gizmodo. "What a load of BS this is."

Also at Vanity Fair. Here's some background reading on Gwyneth Paltrow and Goop. Paltrow was recently named CEO:

Last Monday, the actress turned life-style entrepreneur Gwyneth Paltrow summoned a small group of employees to her bright Santa Monica office. Goop, the weekly newsletter she founded nine years ago, has grown into an e-commerce empire, and she wanted to discuss the online marketing plan for the company's latest enterprise: pills. In 2014, sales of dietary supplements in the United States reached $36.7 billion, so it makes sense that Goop would expand its stock of wellness wares (Ayurvedic ashwagandha powder; a vaginal-muscle-toning egg made of jade) to include vitamins.

[...] Last year, Goop raised fifteen million dollars in venture capital and moved its headquarters from New York to Los Angeles, in the process losing its C.E.O., Lisa Gersh, the former C.E.O. of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.


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  • (Score: 3, Funny) by cubancigar11 on Monday June 26 2017, @04:57PM (8 children)

    by cubancigar11 (330) on Monday June 26 2017, @04:57PM (#531398) Homepage Journal

    I wondered what you are talking about and looked for jade egg. Gonna delete my browser history now. Here is a quote from her website:

    The word for our womb, yoni, translates as “sacred place”, and it is a sacred place—it’s where many women access their intuition, their power, and their wisdom.

    Isn't saying "women think from their vagina" criminal or something?

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  • (Score: 4, Funny) by bob_super on Monday June 26 2017, @05:03PM (1 child)

    by bob_super (1357) on Monday June 26 2017, @05:03PM (#531405)

    >> it’s where many women access their intuition, their power, and their wisdom

    ... "so we'd really like you to stick an expensive dumb piece of hard rock in there. And if you do, you will have proven the point."
    MY ironometer exploded. again.

    • (Score: 2) by VLM on Monday June 26 2017, @05:11PM

      by VLM (445) Subscriber Badge on Monday June 26 2017, @05:11PM (#531409)

      Speaking of dumb hard things, guys have been fairly successful at talking their way in there for a very long time, so the real oddity is a woman like Gwynneth talking her way into another womans... Dammit not another side-topic that's useless without a .webm or .gif...

      This is like the best SN story, ever, for side topics.

  • (Score: 2) by VLM on Monday June 26 2017, @05:17PM (2 children)

    by VLM (445) Subscriber Badge on Monday June 26 2017, @05:17PM (#531412)

    Didn't the God Emperor himself say something about grabbing them by their intuition, power, and wisdom? It kind of changes the news media narrative about that story, when it's read in Gwyneth's voice. Truly the God Emperor's prophet, Gwyneth is.

    • (Score: 4, Funny) by cubancigar11 on Tuesday June 27 2017, @04:07AM (1 child)

      by cubancigar11 (330) on Tuesday June 27 2017, @04:07AM (#531746) Homepage Journal

      So THAT's why he won. Trump had access to male intuition, power and wisdom, and he grabbed the female intuition, power and wisdom too! Hillary had access to female intuition, power and wisdom but her access to male intuition, power and wisdom was sucked up by so many others. It all makes sense!

      • (Score: 2) by VLM on Tuesday June 27 2017, @03:26PM

        by VLM (445) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday June 27 2017, @03:26PM (#531944)

        Still sounds more likely and realistic than the "russkies hacked our votes"

        Once the Russian thing fizzles out your idea may be on to something.

        Thank you St Gwyneth of the Jade Egg and Prophet of the God Emperor.

  • (Score: 2, Informative) by kurenai.tsubasa on Monday June 26 2017, @05:21PM (1 child)

    by kurenai.tsubasa (5227) on Monday June 26 2017, @05:21PM (#531416) Journal

    Isn't saying "women think from their vagina" criminal or something?

    Only if you were assigned the male gender at birth. In which case it's probably some form of rape or something.

    If you're a womyn-born-womyn however, it's profound insight to say that. Don't you read many things written by feminists? If not, you should. There's a lot of crap like that. Just don't be confused as many are and assume that feminism somehow has anything to do with any letters in LGBT except the L. I still don't know how anybody ever got that impression.

    But yes. Womyn-born-womyn think with the body part between their legs, and they're proud of it. The implications are astounding.

    • (Score: 2) by VLM on Monday June 26 2017, @05:38PM

      by VLM (445) Subscriber Badge on Monday June 26 2017, @05:38PM (#531424)

      Their spouses head? Now I'm getting confused.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 26 2017, @10:54PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 26 2017, @10:54PM (#531613)

    I was telling myself to get my mind out of the gutter since it can't possibly be what it sounded like to me, but then I googled it myself...

    From *ahem* previous research, pink eggs seem like much more fun :)