Christmas is full of surprises, and not just of the gifting type; the holiday has also coincided with some highly newsworthy moments. On Christmas Day 1962, To Kill a Mockingbird was released; In 1990, the internet got its first test drive on Christmas; and on Christmas Day in 1991, Mikhail Gorbachev resigned as president of the USSR. But perhaps one of the most memorable events of American Christmases past was the flight of Apollo 8. Astronauts Jim Lovell, William Anders and Frank Borman spent the night before Christmas of 1968 orbiting the moon—the first humans to do so. It was a mission originally intended to test out the lunar module, but when delays with the module threatened to slow the Apollo program and former President John F. Kennedy's ambitious goal to land on the moon by the end of the decade, NASA abruptly changed the mission to a lunar voyage. Apollo 8 launched on December 21, 1968, circled the moon 10 times on Christmas Eve, and begun its return to Earth that … [Read more...] about Rewind: On Christmas Eve 1968, Apollo 8 Orbited the Moon
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Beauty may only be skin deep — or so the saying goes — but Shiseido believes it can be a means of empowerment. The beauty and personal care company's philosophy dates back to post-World War II times when it launched its Spots Cover line, tailored to mask wartime burns and scars and "heal the hearts" of those with skin concerns. More than half a century later, it's continuing the legacy with its Shiseido Life Quality Center (SLQC), with one launched in Singapore in May 2019. Free personal consultations for those with skin concerns Providing complimentary consultations, SLQC aims to help those with appearance-related skin concerns such as vitiligo and skin discolouration such as port-wine stains and birthmarks. In particular, appearance changes due to the side effects of cancer treatment are among the top concerns at SLQC, said Jiayun Fang, Shiseido Asia Pacific's Regional Corporate Sustainability Manager. "Many cancer patients experience skin dullness, pigmentation and loss … [Read more...] about How Shiseido and Unilever are changing lives with makeup and hygiene products
Victoria Beckham admitted she has zero regrets about her more bold looks in her Spice Girls hey day. Many famous faces would be forgiven for cringing over some old fashion fads they once showed off on stage or on the red carpet. Often Posh Spice has been asked whether she cringes over her old photographs yet she has a completely different take. Brushing it off, Victoria owned her so-called "cringe-worthy" skinny eyebrows and heavy lip liner looks from her youth. Speaking on Dear Media's Breaking Beauty podcast , the former pop star said her bold make-up looks were something of an "experimental journey". "You know, I've been so lucky to work with the best makeup artists in the industry, which has just been so, so great." She said on the podcast. "And I look back at pictures and people always say, "Oh, do you cringe at any of the pictures?" You know. Do I cringe at that heavy lip liner? No, it was, it was a journey. "Do I cringe at those skinny eyebrows? No, it was … [Read more...] about Victoria Beckham says she has no regrets over ‘cringe-worthy’ Spice Girls looks
It can be a struggle to find halal beauty brands. Halal beauty refers to beauty products compliant with Islamic standards. This means they do not contain any pig-derived and other "haram", or forbidden, ingredients. Halal beauty products also need to be wudu-friendly (i.e., water-permeable) as part of the religious standards. Unfortunately, the certification process can take up to two years. So there is still a big disparity between the demand and supply of halal-certified products. From makeup, nails, to even fragrances - take a look at these halal beauty brands. 1. Amara Halal Cosmetics As the first halal-certified makeup company in the US, Amara Halal Cosmetics uses natural ingredients derived from plants and are made without any animal by-products or alcohol. They carry an extensive range of foundations, eye colour, lipsticks and nail polishes. 2. Glow by Claudia Nour A Latina Muslim covert, Claudia Nour launched her own makeup line to be free of alcohol, … [Read more...] about 14 halal makeup & beauty brands that every Muslim woman will love
Source: Joe Keller / iMore With WWDC just two days away, Apple probably could have done without a full-blown developer PR crisis plastered all over the news. Yet Apple's decision to add, freeze, and then threaten to remove Hey.com's email app from the App Store has sparked a very significant outcry from App Store developers, industry analysts, onlookers, and customers bereft of ideas as to how Apple can continue to justify some of its App Store policies, and its treatment of developers. Catching you up In case you missed it (unlikely, but humor us), earlier this week a new email app, Hey Email, was approved, then rejected (sort of) from the App Store. The app was made by the creators of Basecamp, co-founded by David Heinemeier Hansson. To put a face to a name, you might recognize him from another Apple controversy last year, the Apple Card gender discrimination fiasco, which Hansson was one of the first to blow the whistle on. The response of DHH was, understandably, … [Read more...] about On the eve of WWDC, how can Apple repair its relationship with developers?