Best selling mask – BK Masks http://bkmasks.com/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 14:40:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://bkmasks.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-3-150x150.png Best selling mask – BK Masks http://bkmasks.com/ 32 32 BondiBoost will launch in Sephora stores in the United States https://bkmasks.com/bondiboost-will-launch-in-sephora-stores-in-the-united-states/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 14:34:22 +0000 https://bkmasks.com/bondiboost-will-launch-in-sephora-stores-in-the-united-states/ BondiBoost, the Australian-made hair care and wellness product line, has made its official US launch at Sephora stores, company officials announced today. BondiBoost will be available on Sephora.com and in more than 200 Sephora stores by August. “We are thrilled to continue to expand our partnership with such a prestigious global beauty leader […]]]>

BondiBoost, the Australian-made hair care and wellness product line, has made its official US launch at Sephora stores, company officials announced today.

BondiBoost will be available on Sephora.com and in more than 200 Sephora stores by August.

“We are thrilled to continue to expand our partnership with such a prestigious global beauty leader as Sephora,” said Brian Orr, Global President of BondiBoost. “We began our partnership with Sephora in North America with a very successful launch at Sephora Canada and we look forward to accelerating that growth in the United States with a company in which we share many great values.”

BondiBoost will launch at Sephora US with a wide range of top-selling hair care products, including their HG collection for thinning hair. The active ingredients stimulate blood flow and oxygen to the scalp resulting in healthier, fuller and thicker locks. Additionally, Sephora will exclusively launch BondiBoost’s Thickening Therapy Collection, featuring shampoo, conditioner, mask and spray. Supercharged with an exclusive complex of powerful ingredients that work together to lift hair from the roots while expanding and plumping each strand, the collection delivers instant thickness and volume.

The assortment will also include BondiBoost’s Rapid Repair, Curl Boss and Blonde Baby collections, as well as their Miracle Mask, Salt Scrub, Heat Protectant Spray and Sea Salt Spray.

“We are thrilled to introduce BondiBoost to our US Sephora customers,” said Jennifer Lucchese, vice president of hair care merchandising at Sephora. “With clean, high-quality formulations – and a strong social and digital presence – BondiBoost offers powerful products that address many of our customers’ top hair care concerns. We look forward to introducing this innovative brand to our wider community and know it will be a great addition to our assortment.”

About BondiBoost

Founded in 2018, Australian born and raised BondiBoost creates high quality hair care products powered by locally sourced natural ingredients. Stemming from research showing the harsh reality that most people are unhappy with the quality of their hair – including thickness, texture, breakage, length, volume and aging – BondiBoost sought solutions. He pioneered a line of professional salon products that reduce the appearance of tired, dull hair and help prevent breakage and split ends for healthier, thicker hair, all while embracing a lifestyle casual Aussie.

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Heavyweights show empowerment and the horrors of summer camp https://bkmasks.com/heavyweights-show-empowerment-and-the-horrors-of-summer-camp/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 21:45:00 +0000 https://bkmasks.com/heavyweights-show-empowerment-and-the-horrors-of-summer-camp/ Summer camp is a bizarre and glorious liminal space; something between the structure of the school and the perceived freedom of a lawless summer spent in your cul-de-sac. At camp, we make friends with whom we have never had stronger bonds, with whom we can share secrets that are not safe to share in the […]]]>

Summer camp is a bizarre and glorious liminal space; something between the structure of the school and the perceived freedom of a lawless summer spent in your cul-de-sac. At camp, we make friends with whom we have never had stronger bonds, with whom we can share secrets that are not safe to share in the “real world”. And, four or a few weeks later, we leave in separate buses to go back to where we came from, promising to write. (We usually don’t.) Summer camp can be a beautiful thing; a timeless treasure.

But summer camp can also be the first place you hurt yourself when your parent or guardian wasn’t there to take care of you. Summer camp might have been the first place you had a nightmare and didn’t feel safe anywhere. Summer camp is as much about snakes and upturned canoes as it is about s’mores and orienteering.

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As with all facets of being a kid, attending sleepover summer camp can be anything from liberating to horrifying, and so many summer camp movies focus on one or the other. For all the slasher mayhem of overnight camp and the Friday 13 series, there is also the romantic fantasy of Moonrise Kingdom and the messy shenanigans of hot and humid american summer. But it takes a weird and special movie to really capture the duality of the summer camp experience. Kids, get on the camp bus; we go back to 1995.

“Someone once said, ‘War is hell.’ They never went to the big camp.

Steven Brill and Judd Apatowit is Heavyweight works like the perfect summer camp movie by capturing both the joys and horrors inherent in the experience, while ultimately allowing our campers to reclaim their own power and have the best summer of their lives.

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We meet our 11-year-old protagonist, Gerry Garner (Aaron Schwartz) the last day of school. Gerry’s introduction is the introduction of a fairly normal 11-year-old. He walks through the chaotic hallways with a friend before missing his bus. He later tells his parents that his plans for the summer are to “hang out”. As Gerry returns home, he encounters obstacles in the form of a wayward baseball and a kid’s lemonade stand.

You know, standard kid stuff.

What we immediately see is that Gerry’s life isn’t bad because he’s fat. The problems in his life all come from people who are too concerned about his body, from bullies who play baseball to Gerry’s father (Jeffrey Drum). Gerry returns home to an ambush in the form of his concerned parents and a brilliant promotional video for Camp Hope. At first, Gerry is excited about the promise of racing go-karts and jumping in the lake on the Blob. But then Camp Hope’s true intentions are revealed.

Gerry’s parents send him to big camp. “We have to nip this thing in the bud,” Gerry’s dad tells him, and any viewer who’s ever had someone (especially a parent) offer unsolicited advice about his body grimacing with Gerry. But what other choice do you have when you are 11? We leave for Camp Hope.

Along the way, things start to look more, well, hopeful for Gerry. He meets seasoned camper Roy (a baby Kenan Thompsonlovely even in 1995), then the even more seasoned adviser Pat (Tom McGowan), which promises Gerry the best summer of his life. Children pile into the camp bus and the atmosphere is excited and noisy. Maybe even fat camp can be fun and freeing.

As soon as the bus passes through Camp Hope’s front door, however, the film begins to hit unmistakable horror beats. Gerry looks out the window and sees a camper shaking his head menacingly. “Turn around,” he seems to be saying. But we ignore it and keep heading for the Chipmunk Bunk: the home of all the contraband candy (and deli meats) a kid could want.

During the first evening assembly, everyone hears the bad news. Camp Hope has a new owner in the form of fitness entrepreneur Tony Perkis Jr. (Ben Stiller). While he’s undeniably funny and has some great lines (“Attention, campers. Lunch was canceled for lack of commotion. Make do with it.”), Tony is absolutely creepy. Ben Stiller is electric in this role; his face shifts nimbly from deceptively positive, TV-ready friendliness to oddly menacing menace capable of violence. Tony’s sinister plan for camp is to shoot a hit weight loss infomercial, and he doesn’t care what dangerous tactics he has to use to get it. In a single night, Camp Hope suddenly sucks.

One of Tony’s most monstrous actions is inviting girls from a nearby camp to come dance. Humiliation is no motivation, but Tony will stop at nothing. Of course, no one wants to dance, because mixed dancing is super scary for most people. A monster in a hockey mask wielding a machete is scary but unlikely to happen. Getting hurt at a childhood ball? Much more relevant.

But Tony must make it clear to the children of Camp Hope that no one will dance with them because they’re fat, then they’ll lose weight and make a great story for his awful infomercial. When the Camp Hope counselors sacrifice their dignity to get the dance started, everyone joins in and starts having fun, which is, of course, when Tony shuts it all down.

Along with the psychological scars left by such humiliation, Tony also presents a very real physical threat to children. When none of the campers have lost Tony’s desired amount of weight, he punishes them with a 20-mile hike through the woods. Camp Nurse Julie (Lea Lail), the voice of health in the film, immediately points out that Tony’s fitness tactics are dangerous to the point of putting his life in danger. The non-Perkis camp staff work out how to get rid of Tony when the campers take matters into their own hands, overpowering Tony and locking him in a barn. With the villain defeated (for now), campers and counselors can begin to re-examine what the best summer of their lives might look like.

At one point, overlooking the lake, Pat confesses to Gerry that he is “tired of being the fat one”. What Pat is really saying is, “I’m sick of being treated this way. Pat Finley is a hero, and this movie knows it. Because Pat was there. Pat was the kid bullied for his body and sent to fat camp as punishment, and now he’s here to make sure the kids he cares for have as much fun as possible. Pat doesn’t need to lose weight. Pat must realize his own worth outside the confines of Camp Hope, and then inspire his campers to do the same.


After Tony’s imprisonment, the campers (and Councilor Tim) engage in some kind of junk food, prompting Pat to give an inspirational speech the next morning about personal responsibility. Our next montage shows the children having fun on a walk with the monitors and learning to cook tomatoes with nurse Julie. Campers are no longer punished, but instead have the opportunity to learn the nutrition movement in a fun way.

Are there things about this 1995 comedy that just don’t hold up? Oh, absolutely! Heavyweight wouldn’t be done in the same way today, and that’s good. We have better, gentler, and more informed ways to talk about body fat. Vicious fatphobia was particularly prevalent in the 1990s, so to have a movie where the big characters not only fight the heinous manifestation of toxic exercise and diet culture, but also to win is truly something remarkable.

When the parents come to visit the camp, Gerry’s father says to him, “You look like you”, to which Gerry replies, “Well, I feel good. The fact is not that any of the children lost or gained weight. The thing is, despite the horrors inflicted by Tony Perkis, they still had a great summer, which every kid deserves. Having fun shouldn’t be a reward for losing weight; it is a right that every child should have. When our Camp Hope heroes finally defeated the Camp MVP bullies in a go-kart race – the pinnacle of ’90s summer success – they scored a win for underdogs everywhere.

We want to go back to a Camp Hope with Tony Perkis defeated, because it’s a fun place where all of our friends are. But we also wouldn’t mind having another Tony Perkis to defeat.

Even killing monsters can be fun when you do it with your friends.

Heavyweights is available to stream on Disney+.

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Why Dr. Christiane Northrup is a QMaga Hero https://bkmasks.com/why-dr-christiane-northrup-is-a-qmaga-hero/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 20:45:56 +0000 https://bkmasks.com/why-dr-christiane-northrup-is-a-qmaga-hero/ Over the past decades, Dr. Christiane Northrup has built a career as a leading voice in women’s alternative health care and health care advocacy. Johnathan Jarry of McGill University describes Dr. Northrup’s early career: An obstetrician-gynecologist by training, Northrup became known as New York Times best-selling author of books like Women’s bodies, women’s wisdom and […]]]>

Over the past decades, Dr. Christiane Northrup has built a career as a leading voice in women’s alternative health care and health care advocacy. Johnathan Jarry of McGill University describes Dr. Northrup’s early career:

An obstetrician-gynecologist by training, Northrup became known as New York Times best-selling author of books like Women’s bodies, women’s wisdom and The wisdom of menopause. She has been platformed by Oprah Winfrey on numerous occasions and was named by Reader’s Digest in 2013 as one of America’s 100 Most Trusted People.

According to Conspiracy Podcast Episode 7: Doctoring COVID: Christiane Northrup’s Great Truther Awakening, Throughout Her Career,

She has made a compelling case for minimal intervention childbirth, an end to circumcision, and policies that place family unity at the heart of health care. She is known and loved for challenging her medical training with faith-based values ​​and an intuition defined as feminine (if not feminist) and “sovereign”. Northrup draws on astrology, feng shui, chakra theory, and “vibrational” healing as modes of resistance to what she sees as medical patriarchy.

Around the start of the pandemic’s first year, in early spring 2020, Northrup began its “great awakening” which quickly catapulted it to status as one of the most famous and influential COVID “truthfuls” and broadcasters. of COVID misinformation. She currently has 563,000 Facebook followers, 116,000 Twitter followers, 80,000 YouTube subscribers and 78,000 Telegram subscribers. She sells books, herbs and other wellness products on her website and hosts talks and workshops on a variety of topics including “Dodging Energy Vampires”, “Making Life Easy”, “The Wisdom of Menopause” and “Goddesses Never Age”. ” Conspiracy Podcast Episode 7: Doctoring COVID: Christiane Northrup’s Great Truther Awakening (July 9, 2020) explains the resistance to the mainstream medical system around which she had built her early career

…began to seamlessly intersect with COVID truthfulness in April (2020), when she began posting daily sermons on Facebook to her half million followers. The series is called “The Great Awakening” – a phrase first used to describe American spiritual renewal movements of the 18th century, but was recently co-opted by QAnon conspirators to describe Trump’s inevitable triumph over the Deep State.

Northrup’s sermons, combined with his articles on the debunked Plandemic a documentary, Tony Robbins interviewing anti-vaxxers, and a podcast with Andy Wakefield in which she called COVID a “flu” and worried about Bill Gates’ takeover of public education, provide rich insight of conspiratorial seduction at the hands of a matronly wellness center.

More recently, Northrup bolstered its alignment with QAnon by releasing a trailer for a follow-up to a key recruiting video. With up to a dozen QAnon supporters vying in November, Northrup is well positioned to push middle-class white welfare women with money into a cult that believes Trump is a messianic figure.

Johnathan Jarry of McGill University describes Northrup’s dangerous and irresponsible views on the pandemic, which include advocating against vaccines and masks, and questioning the reality of COVID-19:

His views on the COVID-19 pandemic, shaped by his mantra that “it doesn’t make sense,” are unscientific, reckless and stupid. Rarely have I witnessed such an assortment of gibberish from someone who once had an active medical license. She doesn’t believe vaccines are necessary if your body is healthy and has spread unfounded fears about safe vaccines throughout her career. She claimed that COVID-19 vaccines would target specific chromosomes that act as the seat of our empathy, an utterly absurd and unscientific statement. She believes that artificial intelligence has somehow been incorporated into these vaccines (complete nonsense) and that this AI will embed itself into our DNA. She warns her viewers that injecting patented vaccines inside our bodies will turn us into the property of the patent holders. It’s funny how I haven’t heard her say the same thing about artificial heart valves, pacemakers and insulin pumps. But before you call her anti-vaxxer, know that she believes the term is meaningless and was coined by Big Pharma. In the same breath, she states that “conspiracy theorist” was a phrase coined by the CIA, which is apparently short of China. She read about it, you see.

Northrup admits to having had dozens of people at her home during the pandemic for “peaceful protests” that are tied to two organizations she participates in, Make America Free Again and Millions Against Medical Mandates. She frequently urges her viewers to disobey the rules during the pandemic to show everyone that this is all a scam and to stop watching mainstream media news because their show contains a flicker meant to hypnotize you. She recommends pseudoscientists, health gurus, and discredited news sources like Joe Mercola, Andrew Wakefield, and InfoWars, while avoiding posting links to specific websites. As social media companies crack down on misinformation unevenly, access to contrary sources online has been turned by Northrup into an Easter egg hunt that stages a hero’s journey for its fan base. His videos are reminiscent of the Q drops of the QAnon movement: filled with somewhat vague references that make viewers want to complete a quest to become part of the inner circle.

Sam Kestenbaum, writing for The Washington Postdescribes that Northup, along with eleven other public figures, was named the “misinformation dozen” in the spring of 2021 by the Center for Countering Digital Hate, because these figures were responsible for spreading and amplifying nearly all of the anti-vaccine content circulating via social media and other online settings:

“The cost of allowing it to stay on these platforms has been paid for in the number of lives lost to covid-19,” said group director Imran Ahmed. social media to launch the “dozen disinformation” on their platforms. Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram, disputed the center’s findings as overstated, but ultimately stripped Northrup of its Instagram. In a podcast interview, Northrup said she lost access to PayPal and Venmo. She quickly migrated to alternative social platforms, like Telegram, where her followers topped 80,000. (Many of her Facebook videos were taken down, but her page, with 565,000 followers, remains. Her Twitter account, with 115,000 subscribers, is active.)

However, her censorship has not stopped her from spreading misinformation and lies. Kestenbaum goes on to describe how she continues to escalate her lies and rhetoric about vaccines:

Meanwhile, an Oklahoma businessman named Clay Clark recruited Northrup for a roadshow held to protest pandemic health orders. At the events, which take place primarily at Pentecostal churches across the country, Northrup joined speakers including pillow salesman Mike Lindell and politician Roger Stone. Reached by telephone, Clark said: “Dr. Christiane Northrup is a shameless searcher for the truth, and one of the only doctors I could find speaking out.” Clark also shared footage from a recent stop on the tour in Arizona. In it, Northrup leapt onto the stage and said, “The covid kick is a murder weapon. There’s no reason to take it,” and watched the crowd rise to applause.

Journalists Nathan Bernard and Andy O’Brien, in an article for Mainner, argue that it is difficult to measure how detrimental Dr. Northrup’s views have been to public health:

How many Warriors of the Radical Light have been infected with the coronavirus, and then infected others, because they followed Northrup’s quack advice that social distancing and masks are harmful?

In addition to his dangerous views on COVID-19, Northrup has also championed far-right politics. She has embraced QAnon and believes, like fellow conspiritualist Lorie Ladd, that Donald Trump is a “massive and powerful lightworker”. Nathan Bernard and Andy O’Brien argue that:

In the weeks leading up to Election Day, Northrup’s rhetoric became increasingly militant. She called on county sheriffs to refuse to enforce state lockdowns and mask mandates. Citing language from the white supremacist group Posse Comitatus and the far-right Sovereign Citizen movement, Northrup believes that sheriffs, by virtue of their election, are the highest law enforcement officials in the land, with the power to invoke the 10th Amendment against any measures they deem unconstitutional.

She was also a supporter of the Jan. 6, 2021, uprising. Although she didn’t go to the event because she was “doing a quick cleanup, in a video afterwards, Northrup announced the date as a “fateful day of the epiphany”.

Two years after first discussing Dr. Northrup, in their most recent episode, Episode 108, Downeast with Christiane Northrup (June 16, 2022), the hosts and guests of the Conspirituality podcast trace Northrup’s trajectory over the last two years of the pandemic, and speculate that she’s going from online queen of the dozen misinformation to cult leader in real life:

Half a million followers on Facebook. Hundreds of videos in a series called “The Great Awakening”. New Age women’s wellness matriarch Christiane Northrup warns her followers about fake viruses and tells them to avoid sex with vaccinated partners. She rubs shoulders with QAnon celebrities, makes contributions to Trump’s campaign and is fond of sovereign citizen sheriffs. To relieve your ascension symptoms, she offers bath recipes using alfalfa leaves and Dr. Bronner’s soap. You can take a nice bath and listen to his golden harp.

But in this world of nowhere, where oh where is Christiane Northrup? Who is she? Is she flesh and blood, or a social media hologram generated by a Louise Hay AI? Is it that mansion she’s broadcasting from a soundstage, or is there real dirt, manure, and flowers there? Today, our guests know Northrup as surreal because they live in his home state of Maine. Alyce Ornella, Andy O’Brien and Mooncat knew her as a doctor, MLM diva, antivax agitator and QAnon tour promoter.

Now, they tell us, another Northrup could crystallize on Maine’s rocky coast, floating past lighthouses and above cranberry bogs on a cloud of essential oils. She was seen haunting the blueberry fields, wearing a large necklace of lobster claws. As Northrup begins to hold revival meetings in Down East churches and openly fantasizes about murdering political enemies, they wonder if she is assuming her ultimate form – as an IRL cult leader.

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Angelina Jolie spotted on set as she directs her next film Bloodless in Italy https://bkmasks.com/angelina-jolie-spotted-on-set-as-she-directs-her-next-film-bloodless-in-italy/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 01:20:04 +0000 https://bkmasks.com/angelina-jolie-spotted-on-set-as-she-directs-her-next-film-bloodless-in-italy/ Angelina Jolie was spotted filming her upcoming directorial outing Without Blood on Monday. The 47-year-old actress donned a gauzy white ensemble and covered her face with a black mask as she mingled with the production crew at a fortified farmhouse in Crispiano, Italy. The Oscar-winning actress’ airy outfit consisted of a long, sleeveless top with […]]]>

Angelina Jolie was spotted filming her upcoming directorial outing Without Blood on Monday.

The 47-year-old actress donned a gauzy white ensemble and covered her face with a black mask as she mingled with the production crew at a fortified farmhouse in Crispiano, Italy.

The Oscar-winning actress’ airy outfit consisted of a long, sleeveless top with a sheer paneled collar and wide-leg pants.

Lights, camera, action: Angelina Jolie was spotted filming her upcoming directorial outing Without Blood on Monday

The brunette beauty wore her long locks tied in a low knot under a straw hat adorned with a black ribbon.

The Mr. & Mrs. Smith star accessorized with a dainty gold necklace and gold watch.

The Eternals singer was surrounded by the production team as she strolled through the grounds of the fortified farmhouse, known as a ‘masseria’ in Italy’s Puglia region.

Busy at work: The 47-year-old actress donned a floaty white ensemble and covered her face with a black mask as she mingled with the production crew at a fortified farmhouse in Crispiano, Italy

Busy at work: The 47-year-old actress donned a floaty white ensemble and covered her face with a black mask as she mingled with the production crew at a fortified farmhouse in Crispiano, Italy

She was seen standing next to an older actor who appeared to have bloody makeup on his forehead.

Last week, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that production on the film was underway.

According to THR, Angelina is writing and producing the project, which is filming in the southern Italian regions of Puglia and Basilicata.

Comfortable: The Oscar winner's airy outfit consisted of a long sleeveless top that featured a sheer paneled collar and wide leg pants

Comfortable: The Oscar winner’s airy outfit consisted of a long sleeveless top that featured a sheer paneled collar and wide leg pants

The three-time Golden Globe winner also penned the screenplay which is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Italian author Alessandro Baricco.

Angelina Eternals co-star Salma Hayek Pinault and Mexican actor Demián Bichir are set to star in the film, which is described as “the story of one girl’s quest for revenge and healing during a time of conflict”.

In a statement, the Salt star said: “I am honored to be here in Italy to bring this very special material to cinema, and to have been entrusted by Alessandro Baricco with the adaptation of his book – with his poetry , his unique emotion and way of looking at war and the questions it asks about what we seek after trauma, loss or injustice.

On location: The Eternals performer was surrounded by the production crew as she strolled the grounds of the fortified farmhouse, known as a 'masseria' in Italy's Puglia region

On location: The Eternals performer was surrounded by the production crew as she strolled the grounds of the fortified farmhouse, known as a ‘masseria’ in Italy’s Puglia region

In the works: Last week, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that production on the film was underway

In the works: Last week, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that production on the film was underway

Multiple roles: Per THR, Angelina is writing and producing the project, with filming taking place in the Puglia and Basilicata regions of southern Italy.

Multiple roles: Per THR, Angelina is writing and producing the project, with filming taking place in the Puglia and Basilicata regions of southern Italy.

Bloodless will be produced by Freemantle, Jolie Productions, The Apartment Pictures, a Fremantle company, and De Maio Entertainment with Freemantle cast.

The film is the first project of a three-year deal Angelina has with Freemantle to star in and produce several films, TV shows and documentaries.

In a statement, the Maleficent star said “the freedom to tell important stories and bring them to a global audience” is at the heart of the deal.

Major Deal: The film is the first project of a three-year deal Angelina has with Freemantle to star in and produce several films, TV shows and documentaries.  Seen in 2021

Major Deal: The film is the first project of a three-year deal Angelina has with Freemantle to star in and produce several films, TV shows and documentaries. Seen in 2021

She added: “I am delighted to be working with such a passionate and forward-looking team that has an international perspective.”

According to Deadline, the projects Jolie is given under the deal will be decided “on a case-by-case basis” as she “seeks to tell sophisticated, powerful, internationally-focused stories, including local language projects.” .

Fremantle’s Global CEO, Jennifer Mullin, said, “Fremantle and Angelina share a passion and ambition to tell compelling stories from around the world, for everyone in the world.”

“We embrace and support the creative independence of our partners and look forward to working with Angelina to bring powerful and unique stories to a global audience.”

Cast Reunion: Angelina's Eternals co-star Salma Hayek Pinault has also joined the cast.  Photographed in February 2022

Cast Reunion: Angelina’s Eternals co-star Salma Hayek Pinault has also joined the cast. Photographed in February 2022

Intriguing: Mexican actor Demián Bichir is also set to star in the film, which is described as

Intriguing: Mexican actor Demián Bichir is also set to star in the film, which is described as ‘the story of one girl’s quest for revenge and healing during a time of conflict’. Seen in 2019

Adaptation: The three-time Golden Globe winner also wrote the screenplay which is based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Italian author Alessandro Baricco

Adaptation: The three-time Golden Globe winner also wrote the screenplay which is based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Italian author Alessandro Baricco

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The scene at the border https://bkmasks.com/the-scene-at-the-border/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 11:20:01 +0000 https://bkmasks.com/the-scene-at-the-border/ Eileen Sullivan, a Times reporter who covers immigration, recently reported on both sides of the US-Mexico border. The number of people crossing the border is the highest it’s been at least two decades. We told her about what she saw. Eileen, thanks for talking. Why are so many people trying to enter the United States? […]]]>

Eileen Sullivan, a Times reporter who covers immigration, recently reported on both sides of the US-Mexico border. The number of people crossing the border is the highest it’s been at least two decades. We told her about what she saw.

Eileen, thanks for talking. Why are so many people trying to enter the United States?

Some try to escape violence and life under authoritarian governments, as well as poverty. Many are looking for economic opportunity after the pandemic cut jobs. Two hurricanes in 2020 have also damaged the livelihoods of many people in Guatemala and Honduras, in addition to existing gang violence.

I went to Reynosa, Mexico, across the border from McAllen, Texas. A mother and daughter I met from Honduras: The daughter is 15 years old. She was leaving class one day when she was kidnapped and raped by a local gang. Once the girls reach their teenage years, they are not really safe; they are considered fair game for these attacks. This mother and daughter, once they arrived in Mexico, were kidnapped again, likely by cartel members, and sexually assaulted for days before escaping. It’s devastating.

Who is trying to cross?

For decades, many Mexicans and northern Central Americans have crossed paths. It’s always true. Lately there are also people from Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela and, more recently, Peruvians.

There were also many Haitian migrants who had tried to enter the United States but failed. People are leaving Haiti because gangs rule the streets and people there are afraid to leave their homes.

While in Reynosa, I saw Haitians and other migrants standing outside a shelter and trying to get in, trying to talk to a pastor who was in charge. The pastor keeps a list of everyone in his shelter and nearby tent camps. I say tent, but it was more like tarps in a square in a town square. Many regroup before trying to cross again.

What was the mood like?

People didn’t look unhappy or miserable; they just seemed resigned. They had hoped Title 42 would be lifted as pandemic restrictions eased – it was an emergency health rule that closed the border. But a judge blocked the Biden administration from removing it. Their belief that it would end also partly explains why more migrants have recently made their way to the border.

Many Republicans also pointed out that more migrants started coming to the border after President Biden was elected, hoping the United States would let in more people than it did under Donald Trump. Is this another reason for the increase?

Yes absolutely. Biden promised a more welcoming America and asylum seekers hoped he would deliver. Under the Trump administration, policies restricted access to asylum, even before the pandemic.

What happens when people cross the border?

I went to the Rio Grande Valley on the US side after covering a week of hearings in Washington, DC, where I heard a lot of sensationalism, like “the border is broken” or “they’re overwhelmed”. But when I went to the parts of South Texas that they were talking about, I didn’t see that. I did not find chaos.

The border is apparently closed and about half of the migrants who enter are deported under Title 42. Some are sent back home or to Mexico, like the Haitians I saw in Reynosa.

But many migrants are allowed to stay temporarily in the United States for a variety of reasons. Some may stay to face removal proceedings, but wait years for a court date because immigration courts are overwhelmed. Many try to apply for asylum.

How are they progressing? Are they coming to the United States with supplies or money?

Some are, some aren’t. Many people have contacts and plans for where to go when they get here – like staying with relatives already in the US. Someone I met at a shelter was on my flight home from Del Rio, Texas, to Houston.

Others have no money, but when apprehended they are sent to respite centers just across the border – think of these places as staging posts, where people go to get supplies , a Covid test, clean clothes and other necessities.

There are a lot of donations to respite centres: underwear, bras, baby equipment, socks, shoes.

Some bring a change of clothes, while others lose their clothes. At the border itself, at Eagle Pass, Texas, I saw a woman who had just swum across the Rio Grande. She went out without pants.

Almost everyone has a cell phone. People find ways to protect themselves, including water if they cross the Rio Grande. Respite centers often have outlets for chargers. It is their lifeline.

Learn more about Eileen: She began her career as a reporter at the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill, NJ In 2012, she was part of an Associated Press team that won a Pulitzer Prize for exposing the surveillance of Muslims by the New York Police Department.

  • A South Texas archbishop is advocating for tougher gun laws after the Uvalde massacre.

  • Protesters in cities across the United States marched against the gun deaths.


Sunday’s Question: What’s the right way to think about Covid and racing?

In Thursday’s edition of The Morning, David Leonhardt wrote that the death rate from Covid has been higher among white Americans than among blacks or Latinos over the past year. Katelyn Jetelina, author of the Your Local Epidemiologist newsletter, argued the statistic was misleading because the age-adjusted death rate was consistently higher among blacks and Latinos. David then replied on Twitter.

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AHA News: He went from troubleshooting a CPR training app to using CPR to save his 2-year-old son https://bkmasks.com/aha-news-he-went-from-troubleshooting-a-cpr-training-app-to-using-cpr-to-save-his-2-year-old-son/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 18:48:25 +0000 https://bkmasks.com/aha-news-he-went-from-troubleshooting-a-cpr-training-app-to-using-cpr-to-save-his-2-year-old-son/ June 10, 2022 11:45 a.m. News from the American Heart Association Job : June 10, 2022 11:45 a.m. Updated: June 10, 2022 2:41 p.m. Photo courtesy: Tyler Morgan FRIDAY, June 10, 2022 (American Heart Association News) — Strapped into the driver’s seat while on his way to a Dallas hospital, Tyler Morgan put his phone’s […]]]>

FRIDAY, June 10, 2022 (American Heart Association News) — Strapped into the driver’s seat while on his way to a Dallas hospital, Tyler Morgan put his phone’s video camera into selfie mode and broke the record.

Glancing his reddened eyes towards the lens, he began to speak.

“So, my, my son almost…just…drowned.” Or he drowned. He almost died. »

The Morgans were at a social gathering when 2-year-old Beckham saw a foam noodle floating in an Olympic-sized swimming pool. Due to lightning, the swimming pool was prohibited. But Beckham has always been both fearless and drawn to the water. So, without anyone watching, this boy whose swim training ended at 5 months old due to the COVID-19 pandemic, walked in after that noodle.

He descended a few stairs and held out his hand. Instead, his little hands pushed him away. Beckham again chased the noodle, but this time in deeper water than he could handle.

A teenager was the first to notice Beckham floating face down. She jumped in, pulled him out, and placed him on his back along the edge of the pool. His body was lifeless. Her face was purple. She and two teenagers started screaming.

About 30 feet away, Tyler heard the din to his right. He turned to her. Because of the tables and the people in the way, all he could see was a pair of tiny legs wearing a black bathing suit with a thin green-yellow stripe down the side and black sandals.

Recognizing those trunks and sandals, Tyler rushed over.

“Nobody knew what to do,” he told the camera, shaking his head slightly and shrugging.

With a bigger nod and a shrug, he added, “A little bit of me included.”

Yet when Tyler reached Beckham, he knew exactly What to do.

Tyler pointed at someone and told them to call 911, then he started thrusting hard and fast in the center of his son’s chest. After a series of compressions, Tyler paused to check if Beckham was breathing. He was not. So Tyler started giving rescue breaths between compressions.

Rescue breaths are especially vital during CPR in children whose heart has stopped, as the root cause is usually respiratory. Tyler continued to alternate breaths and compressions for about 20 seconds. Then Beckham coughed.

Although he was breathing again, Beckham remained unresponsive. So Tyler used a single knuckle to rub the boy’s sternum. With that jolt, Beckham began to cry loudly and breathe deeply.

By the time an ambulance arrived, Beckham was hugged by his mother, Jessica Morgan. Once paramedics took over to attend to the boy, a woman grabbed Tyler and said, “You did it, dad!” I’m a nurse and I’ve seen it all. I couldn’t have done better. »

Of all the pieces that fell into place to save Beckham’s life, the most remarkable is how and why Tyler knew what to do.

Tyler is vice president of engineering for Trivie, a company that has gone from building the best-selling game in an app store to working with companies on their own training programs. Trivie applies its neuroscience-based trivia contests to these programs so that critical information is remembered longer. Over the past few years, Trivie has worked with the American Heart Association to develop a Knowledge Booster app that, as the name suggests, provides training reinforcement for CPR and other life skills. It was launched in January.

Following a major app update in March, Tyler went through the app to make sure everything looked and worked well. On Saturday, April 9, he spent so much time working on it that he promised his family that he would leave on Sunday, in part to join them at that pool party.

As part of his assessment, Tyler went through each screen several times. This meant revisiting each question even more often. His only goal was to make the application work perfectly. At least he thought that was his only goal.

“Because of the superficial knowledge I gained from using this app – even during testing – I knew enough to…to…save his life,” Tyler said in the video. , his voice breaking on those last words. Then he sniffled, grimaced, turned back to the road and put his hand over his mouth as he tried to regain his composure.

Every year, more than 350,000 people in the United States go into cardiac arrest outside of a hospital. About 90% die.

The odds are dire in part because of the rarity of those people receiving bystander CPR: only about 40%. When CPR is performed immediately, survival is up to three times more likely.

Statistics, however, can only go so far in convincing people to learn CPR. Far more compelling is a story about how things can turn out. This story is even more gripping thanks to the video which allows everyone to see and hear the emotions of this rescue dad in the moments following the resuscitation of his son and before learning his prognosis.

On the way to the hospital, Tyler called its CEO, Lawrence Schwartz.

He was forced to do this because Schwartz — a stroke survivor who credits the AHA for helping his recovery — sparked the chain of events that led Tyler to use CPR to save his son.

“Take a video of what you did and how you did it,” Schwartz told Tyler. “It could help save another life.”

Shortly after finishing the video, Tyler arrived at the hospital. In the ER, he found Beckham sitting up in bed, smiling broadly and wearing a superhero mask and red cape.

Right away, Tyler knew that Beckham was still Beckham, still the precocious child he had always been.

Beckham spent that night in the hospital simply for observation. The next day, his pediatrician gave him a certificate of good health.

The emotional heart of this story is the dual roles played by Tyler.

He is a father who almost lost his only biological son. And it was a 37-year-old man who brought a 2-year-old boy back to life.

Maybe he should be the one wearing a superhero mask and a red cape.

“The only thing I need is to know he’s okay,” Tyler said. “That’s the reward. It’s the price. My son still exists, and the rest of our lives aren’t wasted.

“This thread of the multiverse is where I can continue to live with my son.”

American Heart Association News covers heart and brain health. Any opinions expressed in this story do not reflect the official position of the American Heart Association. Copyright is owned or held by the American Heart Association, Inc., and all rights are reserved. If you have any questions or comments about this story, please email editor@heart.org.

By Jaime Aron, American Heart Association News

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14 Best Korean Beauty and Skincare Products in 2022 https://bkmasks.com/14-best-korean-beauty-and-skincare-products-in-2022/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 03:32:10 +0000 https://bkmasks.com/14-best-korean-beauty-and-skincare-products-in-2022/ With a focus on skin health, hydration, and a brighter complexion, these are the best Korean beauty products to add to your routine. These products are handpicked by our team to facilitate your purchases. We may receive payments from third parties for sharing this content and when you purchase through links in this article. Learn […]]]>

With a focus on skin health, hydration, and a brighter complexion, these are the best Korean beauty products to add to your routine.

These products are handpicked by our team to facilitate your purchases. We may receive payments from third parties for sharing this content and when you purchase through links in this article. Learn more

Korean beauty – also known as K-beauty – plays a huge role in the world of skincare and makeup. Products you can use every day – like BB cream and sheet masks – have come from the K-beauty market and are known to be incredibly innovative.

Although there are hundreds of K-beauty products available, they generally share three guiding principles; a laser focus on skin health, a commitment to delivering maximum hydration, and a goal to achieve the brightest, smoothest skin imaginable.

You’ll also notice that K-beauty products are often formulated with natural ingredients whenever possible – think snail mucin (more on that later), green tea extracts, aloe vera and with rice extracts.

If you’re looking for the best Korean beauty products to add to your skincare routine, we’ve found the most popular products based on positive customer reviews and ratings, and our own experience with the products. , so you can rest assured that they work.

Keep scrolling to see what you should add to your Korean beauty cart.

THE BEST KOREAN BEAUTY PRODUCTS

Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence, Amazon Australia, $38

Could you imagine putting snail mucin on your face as part of your skincare routine? Turns out people do, and over 12,000 Amazon customers can attest to that.

Snails are known for their ability to recover when injured. So Cosrx decided to apply this same concept to our skin – without harming snails in the process.

Snail mucin relieves problem skin and hydrates dehydrated complexions.

Hailing from South Korea, Power Essence promises to deliver a light, non-greasy texture that is easily absorbed into the skin.

Five-star Amazon reviewers said it was “amazing” and “I noticed my skin looked hydrated and had that classic glass skin look.”

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Some By Mi 30 Day Miracle Toner, iHerb, $28.28

If you’re looking for a product that will completely transform the look of your skin, you’ll want to incorporate an exfoliator into your routine. Some By Mi Miracle Toner is a gentle chemical exfoliant that uses the power of AHA, BHA, PHA and Niacinamide. All of these ingredients work together to brighten skin tone and texture, slough off dead skin cells, balance sebum production, and reduce the appearance of blemishes.

It has accumulated over 6,000 five-star customer reviews on iHerb. One user wrote: “I read a lot of great reviews so I decided to give it a try and I’m so happy to prove that it lives up to its reputation.”

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Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, Adore Beauty, $28

Chances are you’ve seen the Laneige Lip Sleep Mask somewhere on your Instagram or TikTok feed. It’s loved by many – it has an average rating of 4.6 stars across 54,000 Google reviews – so you know you’re getting what you pay for when it comes to this lip balm.

Described as an “absolute goddamn product”, the Lip Sleeping Mask promises to keep your lips hydrated, plumped and hydrated while you sleep. But don’t let the name fool you, many users also apply this balm during the day.

It’s a thick balm that feels luxurious upon application, and we love that it comes in a range of delicious flavors – think berry, vanilla, chocolate mint and more. .

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Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop, Amazon Australia, $39

If you want nothing more than brighter skin, you can try Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop Serum. It is formulated with a stabilized, pure concentration of Vitamin C to brighten skin tone, hydrate and reduce the appearance of pigmentation and dark spots.

It’s racked up over 4,800 five-star ratings on Amazon, with many leaving comments that it’s helped them achieve “glowing skin.”

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Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch, iHerb, $5

Say goodbye to your pimples overnight with these awesome patches from trusted brand Cosrx. Over 21,000 iHerb customers have given this product a five-star approval rating, so what have you got to lose? It is formulated with hydrocolloid which works to absorb excess oil and pull pimple out of your skin. It’s fast-acting and won’t dry out, and we love that the patch also works as a protective cover – so you won’t be tempted to pick your patches.

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Dr. Jart+ Dermask Micro Jet Brightening Solution Sheet Mask, Oz Hair & Beauty, $8.60

Get ready to sit back, relax, and let this Dr Jart+ sheet mask do all the work for you. Brightening Solution Mask is made with a combination of active ingredients to penetrate deep into your skin and provide you with a plethora of brightening effects. It’s packed with antioxidants, glutathione, niacinamide, and a-bisabol to brighten, hydrate, and reduce the appearance of pigmentation and dark spots.

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Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum, Adore Beauty, $39

Allow your skin to experience the magic of green tea extracts, all thanks to Innisfree. If your skin is dry, dehydrated and a bit lacking in radiance, try the Green Tea Seed Serum in rouge. It offers many moisturizing, plumping and hydrating benefits by penetrating deep into your skin to give you that glass skin look.

We love that it promises to improve your skin’s moisture barrier, as it’s a key factor in Korean beauty. Avoiding a compromised moisture barrier is the key to preventing moisture loss and improving the rate at which your skin heals.

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The Face Shop Jeju Aloe Fresh Soothing Gel, Amazon Australia, $12.90

We all know how well aloe vera works on sunburned skin – well, let’s take that same background and apply it to our face. Formulated with 99% aloe vera leaf extract, this soothing gel is designed to hydrate dehydrated skin and calm irritation and redness.

It’s a fast-absorbing formula that applies to skin without that annoying sticky feeling, so it’s perfect for use on your face. Of course, you can use this gel-cream on sunburned skin, but it doesn’t have to be limited to that. Use it whenever you feel your face needs a little extra attention.

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Klairs Freshly Squeezed Vitamin E Mask, Amazon Australia, $38.90

Don’t let the name fool you – Klairs Freshly Squeezed Vitamin E Mask doesn’t need to be used as a mask. I tested this product myself, using it as a daytime moisturizer and fell in love with it. If you dream of glowing skin, this is the product for you.

It is formulated with Vitamin C and Vitamin E to dramatically improve the appearance of your skin. You end up with a smooth, hydrated and brighter complexion, and who doesn’t want that?

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Good Morning Cosrx Low pH Cleansing Gel, iHerb, $12

Looking for a basic cleanser that actually cleanses your skin without it feeling too dry and tight? Introducing Cosrx Good Morning Cleansing Gel.

The formulation offers a bunch of skin-purifying botanical ingredients to cleanse your skin and make it soft and supple – yes, even for sensitive skin.

It’s racked up over 9,900 five-star customer reviews on the iHerb site, and many say it’s a “great” cleanser that’s “very gentle.”

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Adore Beauty Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask, $22

If you feel like your pores are completely overrunning your face, you might want to introduce this clay mask into your routine. Innisfree Super Volcanic Mask is a best-selling formulation, using the power of Jeju Super Volcanic Clusters and AHAs to deeply cleanse and exfoliate the skin. It promises to minimize the appearance of pores and absorb excess oil, leaving you with a smooth, clear complexion.

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I’m from Rice Toner, Amazon Australia, $46

I’M From Rice Toner has been described as an “amazing” product and I can understand why. I have tested the power of Yeoju Rice Extracts and can vouch for its ability to brighten and hydrate skin. For starters, I love the lightweight formulation – it’s a super watery consistency that dries and soaks into the skin pretty quickly. It provides unique benefits to your skin’s protective barrier, preventing water loss and balancing dry, dehydrated skin.

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Saturday Skin Wide Awake Brightening Eye Cream, Sephora, $78

Brighten your dull, dehydrated under-eye area with Saturday Skin’s Wide Awake Cream. It’s racked up nearly 700 five-star ratings on Sephora’s website, with many describing it as “lightweight” and “super efficient.” Another K-Beauty product that I have tried myself, I can’t help but agree with all of these statements.

It is formulated with date seed extracts that provide a unique illuminating effect around the eye area. In order to hydrate the skin, Saturday Skin has included avocado protein extract, hyaluronic acid and a patented peptide complex.

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Sulwhasso First Care Activating Serum, Sephora, $119

If you fancy trying something a little different from the world of K-Beauty, I recommend Sulwhasso First Care Activator Serum. This is not the kind of product you will find in the western beauty market.

The serum is designed to act as a prep serum in your routine – you apply it right after you’ve finished cleansing. The formulation promises to hydrate, nourish and firm the skin, while boosting the absorption of any products you choose to apply on top of it.

JAUM Balancing Complex™ is a powerful combination of five Korean herbs to help you achieve that dewy glass skin we all know and love.

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WHAT DOES A KOREAN SKIN CARE ROUTINE LOOK LIKE?

If you want to take your routine to the next level – and to like the idea of ​​doing your routine for 30 minutes – you’re going to want to know all about the Korean 10-step skincare routine. Here’s what that entails.

  1. Makeup remover and oil/balm cleanser
  2. Water-based or foam cleaner
  3. Exfoliating
  4. Tonic
  5. Essence
  6. Treatments and serums
  7. sheet mask
  8. Eye contour cream
  9. moisturizer
  10. SPF in the morning or thicker night cream/mask in the evening

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COVID is not behind us – it’s still sending children to the ER https://bkmasks.com/covid-is-not-behind-us-its-still-sending-children-to-the-er/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 18:25:47 +0000 https://bkmasks.com/covid-is-not-behind-us-its-still-sending-children-to-the-er/ “Americans have declared the unofficial end of the pandemic,” writes Robert Pearl, MD for Forbes. “Most people are no longer willing to mask up, keep their kids out of school, or avoid spending time with family and friends…. Americans are giving up on Covid-19, which policy experts say whether or not they think they should. […]]]>

“Americans have declared the unofficial end of the pandemic,” writes Robert Pearl, MD for Forbes. “Most people are no longer willing to mask up, keep their kids out of school, or avoid spending time with family and friends…. Americans are giving up on Covid-19, which policy experts say whether or not they think they should.

Everywhere, you say? Someone forgot to tell this to the preschool son of my dear friend and colleague, a 4 year old who presented with a viciously spiked fever over the weekend. As with nearly 4 million children in the United States, my colleague’s child is susceptible to seizures if his temperature rises too high. When the seizure set in at this time, he became unresponsive and had to be rushed to the ER, which luckily had room for him. As medical staff struggled to bring down his fever, the diagnosis came in: COVID-19.

But COVID is more, right? And kids are supposed to be safe, right? They still just having a runny nose! Right?

You really can’t peddle the “this is all behind us” bullshit to my co-worker with her son in the ER this weekend, or to my other co-worker whose toddler contracted the virus in February and had to sit still all night listening as their child struggled to breathe.

COVID is not behind us. It is right in front of us and all around us, and the most vulnerable among us are paying the price for our wholesale and repetitive national inability to act when proper action could have blocked this seemingly eternal calamity.

The sick and dying are the price we pay because we seem to value fucking arguments more than we can tolerate solutions. Vaccines became fodder for profiteers who convinced too many people that the medicine contained microchips. Little more than bandage-level technology, masks were shunned across swaths of the country until the dead piled a million bodies high… and even more than that, if researchers from the City University of New York School of Public Health be right:

The US is now in its fourth biggest Covid surge, according to official case counts – but experts believe the actual current rate is much higher. America is averaging around 94,000 new cases each day and hospitalizations have been rising since April, though they remain well below previous peaks.

But Covid cases could be underestimated by a factor of 30, an initial investigation into the outbreak in New York indicates. “It would appear that the official number of cases is underestimating the true burden of infection by about 30 timeswhich is a huge surprise,” said Denis Nash, study author and distinguished professor of epidemiology at the City University of New York School of Public Health.

Although the study focused on New York, these findings may be true in the rest of the country, Nash said. In fact, New Yorkers probably have better access to testing than most countries, which means the undercount could be even worse elsewhere. “It is very worrying. To me, that means our ability to really understand and get ahead of the virus is undermined,” Nash said.

(Emphasis added)

It’s not just COVID now either; every other shoe we’ve also been warned about is now falling after people have spent the last two years postponing medically necessary treatments because hospitals have been slammed with COVID patients. That, and the relentless mental and emotional pressure that millions of people are still feeling despite it all being “over”, is creating a whole new care crisis across the country. “Dozens of health systems say they are dealing with a record volume of emergency departments, sicker patients, a worsening mental health crisis and a workforce still under siege,” reports The Boston Globe.

It’s only June, and the warmer weather has proven in previous years to be a decently effective barrier against mass infection…but as the bard went to great lengths to warn us, “the lease of summer has too little time.” Right now, infection rates are rising despite the positive weather, largely because of what Katelyn Jetelina has double “The Battle of Omicron.” In short, three variants of the virus are vying for the title of most infectious, and if this crisis persists in the fall, we could witness yet another explosion of infections. Deadline reports:

Estimates published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [on May 31] indicate that the share of cases linked to the Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 variants has increased by 79% over the past week. This means that while the more transmissible BA.2.12.1 Omicron subvariant became officially dominant in the US last week, it is already being pushed back by newcomers BA.4 and BA.5. The result would appear to be overlapping waves of Omicron.

While BA.2.12.1 has gained an edge by being more transmissible than BA.2 before it, the two newer variants would make inroads at least in part because of their abilities to re-infect themselves…. If true, this means that newer variants have a much larger population that they can potentially access through breakthrough infections, where previous variants like BA.2.12.1 produced far fewer breakthrough infections.

As one of the many millions who will likely spend the end of my life in a defensive squat due to COVID, it would be good to believe that the country will finally decide to slay this beast. Our scientific ingenuity combined with deliberate intent has thrown polio and smallpox onto the garbage heap of history, so why not this?

Well for overtures there is money to be made and political office to be gained by convincing people that this is all a cruel charade perpetrated by dark forces which can somehow be explained by a YouTube video made in Steve Bannon’s basement. Enough people have swallowed the snake oil in the name of party/Trumpian loyalty to make any mass effort against COVID an exercise in futility.

So here we are in the continuing aftermath of “done”, listening to our children struggling to breathe, watching the seizures render them numb, waiting for an age-appropriate vaccine that will almost certainly prove vulnerable to a variant. It’s the new “normal” we’re being asked to swallow, and it’s a constant astonishment.

I used to think we were better than that. I’ve never been so wrong in my life.

One last thing — and it’s important that you see it.

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The 5 Best Long-Lasting Blushes https://bkmasks.com/the-5-best-long-lasting-blushes/ Sat, 04 Jun 2022 12:00:25 +0000 https://bkmasks.com/the-5-best-long-lasting-blushes/ Of all the hassles of makeup, taking the time to apply and blend your blush precisely, only to have it blend in hours later, is without a doubt one of the most frustrating. There are, however, a few solutions. The first is to simply choose a better blush; the second has to do with your […]]]>

Of all the hassles of makeup, taking the time to apply and blend your blush precisely, only to have it blend in hours later, is without a doubt one of the most frustrating. There are, however, a few solutions. The first is to simply choose a better blush; the second has to do with your technique (more on that in a minute). In terms of powder formulas, the best long-lasting blushes are water-resistant or infused with a primer, while the longest-lasting cream and liquid blushes are water-based and made without oil (i. i.e. cheek stains and gel-creams).

How to make blush last longer

Trial and error (and many professional makeup artists) have taught me that layering multiple blushes is the best way to prevent premature fading. Typically, I start with a cream or liquid formula and end with a powder blush. You can use blushes that belong to the same color category, but I find layering two different colors a cool way to create a nice multi-dimensional contrast.

If you notice that your blush seems to be wearing off quickly, you may want to re-evaluate how you prep and set your makeup. After applying your serum, moisturizer and sunscreen, consider adding a primer designed for your skin type (if you have oily skin, for example, a mattifying primer – with its ability to absorb excess sebum – can help prevent your makeup from slipping). Then, when you’re done putting on your makeup, apply either loose setting powder or makeup setting spray (or both) to lock everything in place.

Shop the best long-lasting blushes

Press? Here are the best long-lasting blushes:

1. Best Infused Blush: Buxom Wanderlust Primer Infused Blush

2. Best Cheek Stain/Powder Blush Hybrid: theBalm INSTAIN Blush

3. Best gel-cream blush: Maybelline Cheek Heat Gel-Cream Blush

4. Best Waterproof Blush: Cargo Cosmetics Swimables Blush

5. Best Water Tint: ETUDE HOUSE Dear Darling Water Tint

1. Best Primer Infused Blush

According to Buxom, their primer-infused blush has a wear time of at least 12 hours (a claim backed by dozens of Amazon reviewers, Redditors, and YouTube vloggers). Plus, it’s formulated with pressed pearls to give your skin a radiant finish, while hyaluronic acid contributes to its smooth, silky feel. Choose from six holiday-inspired shades (which can also be used as eye shadow).

Type Powder | Shades available 6

Relevant notice: “So anyone who wears and loves blush knows that the first makeup product on your face that fades/disappears is your blush. I don’t know why, but it’s true. The primer infused into this blush blush is a genius idea because it actually prolongs the wear of this blush. […] It blends in well (I use Wet N Wild’s large stippling brush to apply it) and works so well. I highly recommend this blush to all my women (and men) who love blush. It lasts much longer on your skin than most blushes. I really want to have another shade now.

2. Best Cheek Stain/Powder Blush Hybrid

This blush/cheek stain from theBalm is intensely pigmented, and once it dries it probably won’t budge – so work fast and use a light hand. Once it’s set, however, it doesn’t go anywhere – such is the beauty of this long-lasting blush. And although it’s a powder formula, several Amazon reviewers said they use it as a lip stain as well. After applying it to your cheeks, apply it to the crease of your eyelid and on your lip balm for a natural and monochromatic makeup look.

Type Powder | Shades available 6

Relevant notice: “Incredible autonomy! This blush lasts at least 12 hours on me, which is great because I hate putting on makeup. Stunning pink color on the cheeks and can be built up for a more dramatic effect. The pigmentation is fantastic, so use light manual application. I love this product so much that I just purchased another color.

3. Best gel-cream blush

Maybelline’s Cheek Heat Gel-Cream Blush is definitely one of the brand’s best launches in recent years. It’s a water-based, oil-free blush that’s lightweight, non-greasy, and impossible to smudge. All you need is a drop or two to give your skin a natural color that lasts for hours, but if you like a more dramatic effect, you can build it up easily. I also love that it comes in a tube – I hate contaminating cream blush jars with my fingers. Plus, it comes in six truly gorgeous shades, from a fun Barbie pink to a bold, purplish berry.

Type Cream | Shades available 6

Relevant notice: “The product is very easy to apply. A few small drops from the tube, apply to the cheek area and it lasts all day. It looks so natural compared to many other blushes, powder or cream, that I have used. I love this gel cream blush!!! Try it and see!

4. Best Waterproof Blush

Water-resistant blushes aren’t very common, which makes Cargo’s Swimmables Blush such a rare find. Because it’s water-resistant (thanks to the silicone-coated pigments), it’ll hold up better to sweat and other forms of moisture, so it’s less likely to melt if you’re working out or are caught in the rain. That same silicone coating also ensures that this blush glides on your skin smoothly without streaking or looking uneven.

Type Powder | Shades available 3

Relevant notice: “I live by the ocean where humid summer days can take their toll on my makeup! I’ve been a Cargo Swimables aficionado for a few years now. This blush holds up well to sunny days spent reading on the beach , frolicking in theme parks and exploring the city!

5. Best water tint (for cheeks and lips)

Technically it’s a lip tint, but it works just as well as a cheek stain – and since it runs in your skin (rather than sitting on it), it stays on much longer than most other cream and powder blushes. This lightweight water-based fluid from K-beauty brand Etude House comes in three fruit-themed shades (strawberry, cherry, and orange) and can be built to your desired intensity whether you’re using it on your lips. or your cheeks (or both). It works best as a blush when applied to freshly primed, moisturized skin, or you can mix a few drops with your face cream for an even more natural finish. If you can’t choose between all three, try the best-selling trio which includes a bottle of each.

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Relevant notice: “People who struggle with this stain are probably not using it properly or putting on too much at once. Put on a thin coat and let it dry completely! Then build it up. The cherry color is a red that has looks natural and beautiful and stays ALL DAY long even with a balm on it and a mask. […] It is so good. This is the only lip and cheek color I will touch now.

About the Author

Adeline Duff is a beauty editor and writer with over eight years of editorial experience. An amateur makeup artist in her spare time, she has long been obsessed with mastering the art of applying blush and finding the perfect shade of dusty rose.

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20+ Louisville Shows and Concerts to See in June 2022 https://bkmasks.com/20-louisville-shows-and-concerts-to-see-in-june-2022/ Fri, 03 Jun 2022 10:02:11 +0000 https://bkmasks.com/20-louisville-shows-and-concerts-to-see-in-june-2022/ This arts and entertainment calendar is updated weekly and lists events happening in and around Louisville, from concerts and comedy shows, to theater productions, musicals, and more. SATURDAY JUNE 4 For Culture. The Keen Dance show speaks of the multiple phases of growth, pains and stories of life through distinct movements and narratives through dance. […]]]>

This arts and entertainment calendar is updated weekly and lists events happening in and around Louisville, from concerts and comedy shows, to theater productions, musicals, and more.

SATURDAY JUNE 4

For Culture. The Keen Dance show speaks of the multiple phases of growth, pains and stories of life through distinct movements and narratives through dance. , 6 p.m., Bomhard Theater, Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St. Tickets start at $22.50, children $17.50. kentuckyperformingarts.org.

Big KRIT – Digital Rose Tour. 8 p.m., Mercury Ballroom, 611 S 4th St. Tickets start at $29. mercuryballroom.com.

“Always ready.” The Actors Theater of Louisville show blends Ken’s inspired original songs with Christina’s evocative artwork and spoken word poetry, celebrating the faith, family and joy of expansive Black and Afro-Latina art. Saturday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m., Bingham Theater, 316 W. Main St. Attendees must present a vaccination card or a negative COVID test within 72 hours. Mandatory mask. Ends June 5. Tickets start at $20. actorstheatre.org.

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