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Burt's Bees Founder Sees a Dream Fulfilled in Maine

Land she donated becomes a national monument

(Newser) - President Obama on Wednesday created a new national monument in northern Maine on 87,000 acres donated by the co-founder of Burt's Bees, fulfilling conservationist Roxanne Quimby's goal of gifting the land during the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, the AP reports. The Katahdin Woods and... More »

Burt of Burt's Bees Dies

'Bearded, free-spirited Maine man' had no regrets

(Newser) - The reclusive beekeeper who co-founded Burt's Bees, and whose face and wild beard appeared on labels for the natural cosmetics, died yesterday. Burt Shavitz was 80. A company spokeswoman says he died of respiratory complications in Bangor, Maine, surrounded by family and friends. Shavitz was a hippie making a... More »

Burt of Burt's Bees: Co-Founder Kicked Me Out

Burt Shavitz stars in new documentary Burt's Buzz

(Newser) - Conventional wisdom suggests the Burt behind Burt's Bees left the company after he became disillusioned with the corporate world in North Carolina and wanted to return to his solitary life in Maine. The reality, Burt Shavitz says, is that he was forced out by co-founder Roxanne Quimby after he... More »

Teens' Latest Cheap Buzz: Lip Balm ... on the Eyelid

Apparently the peppermint oil leads to a brief high

(Newser) - Some teens really will come up with any way to get a buzz . The latest weird and potentially dangerous trend: "beezin," or applying Burt's Bees lip balm to your eyelids for a brief high thanks to the peppermint oil it contains. Experts say the practice could lead... More »

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