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Google says ‘beauty’ filters are bad for your mental health

Most smartphones have offered some type of ‘beauty’ filter for years, which smooth out pimples, freckles, wrinkles, and other details in your face. There are a few studies that show such functionality can have a negative effect on mental health, and as a result, Google is now turning them off by default on its own…

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Beauty is in the app of the beholder

I’m not a selfie guy. Raising my hand and pointing my phone at my own face never quite felt natural to me. Sure, I’ve done it a bunch of times, but it never really got any less awkward. It never felt like me. Because it wasn’t me. There has long been whispers about phone cameras…

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Fashion And Beauty Industries Have A Huge, Invisible Environmental Cost

When you pull on that T-shirt or pair of shoes, you probably don’t think about where the cotton or leather to make them came from. The same is likely true when you apply lotion or spritz your favorite fragrance.  Many of the raw materials in your clothes and beauty products come from farms and forests…

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Korean Beauty Sun Care and SPF Facts

When Korean skin care went mainstream, it shook up our beauty routines significantly. The oft-lauded 12 steps championed by K-beauty aestheticians, brands, and influencers have made us all rethink self-care and wellness, with more focus on gentle, effective, and hydrating ingredients that can help your skin achieve that revered glow. Sun care is especially key…

Beauty Changes

6 Beauty Changes to Embrace While You’re Home all the Time

Not everything about being at home most of the time has a negative spin. As the weeks pass, we’re finding more and more bright spots and reasons to view our glasses as half full. In the before times, most of us began our days hitting the ground running and not stopping until it was time…

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The Best Beauty Instagrams of the Week: Ali, Indya Moore, and More

Queen of bold statements Ali kicked off her week with a powerful message, bedazzling “Protect Black Women” across her face. “Just because we are strong doesn’t mean you can’t protect us,” she added in her caption. In the same spirit, Parker Kit Hill kept busy with two phones, writing “observin and swervin’ … away from…

'dead' Beauty

The Beauty in ‘Dead to Me’ Season 2’s New Relationship

Natalie Morales as Michelle and Linda Cardellini as Judy in Dead to Me. Netflix This post contains spoilers for Dead to Me Season 2. Netflix’s hit show Dead to Me, starring Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini, is about guilt and murder—the story of what happens when a woman befriends the widow of a man she…

Beauty Biological Business

The Beauty Of Biological Concrete

Wil Srubar at the Living Materials Laboratory. Credit: University of Colorado, BoulderThe next time you are walking on a concrete street, take a look under your feet. You may see patches of chalky white, crumbling edges, or a smattering of tiny craters on the surface. The damage is often a result of freezing and thawing…

Beauty Finding

Finding Beauty in a New Routine

Home TogetherThe talk show host Adrienne Bailon-Houghton and the musician Israel Houghton have not slowed down since being in quarantine. Between moving into a new house (with no furniture) and becoming each other’s personal camera crew, their days are full.Adrienne Bailon-Houghton, a host on “The Real” talk show, and her husband Israel Houghton, a gospel…

‘Babette’s Beauty

Beauty in ‘Babette’s Feast’ | National Review

Stéphane Audran in Babette’s Feast (MGM) All is not vanity, but gift. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE G abriel Axel’s superbly crafted 1987 film adaptation of “Babette’s Feast” won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. Food is one its central themes, but, like the short story it’s based on — credited to Isak Dinesen, the pen…