But for every trend or product that actually helps us get healthier, there are hundreds that are simply a flash-in-the-pan fad. Some may just put a big dent in your bank account with no reward, while others may actually harm you. Below, we reminisce about the most ridiculous trends that caught our eye this year — and figure out whether any of them hold good, old-fashioned, plain water.
Albert Camus was a French-Algerian journalist, playwright, novelist, philosophical essayist, and Nobel laureate. Though he was neither by advanced training nor profession a philosopher, he nevertheless made important, forceful contributions to a wide range of issues in moral philosophy in his novels, reviews, articles, essays, and speeches—from terrorism and political violence to suicide and the death penalty. He is often described as an existentialist writer, though he himself disavowed the label.
Evan from Fight for the Future writes, "Today Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello and I published an op-ed in Buzzfeed about how grassroots activism combined with backlash from artists and fans to kill the terrible idea of using facial recognition technology at US music festivals. We wanted to tell this story because everyone needs to know that the corporate-government surveillance dystopia of our nightmares is NOT inevitable, but it's coming fast unless we organize to stop it. Mac Pierce created a simple wearable to challenge facial recognition: do a little munging to an image of a face, print it on heat transfer paper, iron it onto see-through mosquito netting, slice, and affix to a billed cap -- deploy it in the presence of facial recognition cameras and you'll be someone else.
This is an excellent and enlightening episode of youcantaskthat carlyfindlay — thank you for your candour. Very powerful. Congratulations carlyfindlay and all the YouCantAskThat crew for making Australians think twice tonight when someone looks different. Hands down one of the shows of the year, congrats to all involved in YouCantAskThat.
More Absurd Research to Bother the Blind From Barbara Pierce: In the past, would-be helpful Hannahs have invented combination white canes and snow shovels for the blind, special toilet paper dispensers for the blind, red strobe lights and flashlights clipped to the cane for use at intersections, and dozens of other pointless devices. If some of these researchers have their way, the blind will become bionic people with computers and other machines poking out of every pocket and attached to every body part. After she read this article in the April 28,issue of Science Daily, she wrote the following letter to the chief researcher.
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I rarely ever stray from my usual lineup of Cetaphil cleansers and First Aid Beauty moisturizers. In fact, the only things I find myself straying away for are facemasks. Sure, my skin still glowed and I was still radiant, but for the price I assumed something life changing would happen to my skin.
As a user and fan of the iPhone, I filmed a spoof video for an imaginary product called The iPhone X3. Wireless Qi charging is finally here on the newest iPhones! But what about the future of charging? What other power sources could we rely on?
Covering the new administration has given journalists a renewed sense of missionbut the daily dramas, never-ending news cycle, and early-morning presidential tweets are taking their toll. Reporters are energized but also exhausted by the way, news consumers are, too. Over time, sourcing routines reinforce notions of who possesses social power.
Hong Kong joins the ranks of other autocratic nations that have banned face coverings in the name of national security: Sri Lanka, France, the Netherlands, Canada, etc such bans have also been proposed in the UK, Australia, the USA. Wearing "any facial covering that is likely to prevent identification" during a protest makes you liable for a USD3, fine. Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam imposed the emergency order this week, and it took effect at local time yesterday.