The coronavirus, or COVID-19 has continued to rapidly spread throughout the world, infecting around 80,000 people and killing around 2,700 – a mortality rate of about 3.4%. All the countries that are infected with the virus as of this article are China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Afghanistan, Australia, Bahrian, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Nepal, the Phillipines, Russia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, The Republic of Korea, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, and, finally, Vietnam. Symptoms of the virus early on are similar to that of a cold, and develop into flu symptoms, like a high fever, cold chills, and nausea. Finally, the virus develops into a deadly viral type of pneumonia. The virus is said to only be fatal to those who are already unhealthy, but is 20 times deadlier than the flu, according to health officials.
The Zika virus is an arthropod-borne virus that is spread through a bite of an infected mosquito. This virus comes mostly from yellow fever mosquitoes that are found in tropical climates, including southern United States. The Zika virus is more of a danger to pregnant women because if you get the Zika virus while you are pregnant then it can cause birth defects. One major birth defect is very small heads.
We all love hearing about Conspiracies. Especially the ones that are crazy and some people couldn’t believe. If you do not know what Conspiracy Theories are then I will tell you. Conspiracy Theories are beliefs that people say are influenced by an organization for a circumstance or an event. Here are some of the most popular conspiracies:
Times are always changing today, between the fashion, memes, hair and makeup, and of course the challenges. Challenges can make people do some pretty crazy things just to get those 5 minutes of fame. In 2014 the ALS Ice bucket challenge was everywhere on the internet. From youtube to snapchat. Over the years different apps, and influencers have made new challenges. Here are some of the most trending kinds.
Makeup trends are some of the most followed trends. They’re easily seen, with the large amount of creators having social media dedicated to makeup looks. Many are for very extreme looks and others are more toned down. Hair trends haven’t followed, however they’re still big. Different haircuts become more popular than others every now and then. Length, texture, and color are some of the more extreme trends. Actual hair styles trends are more of ideas with several different types. Currently there are a lot of interesting makeup and hair trends that are going around and getting very big.
Colorful, bright, and neon makeup looks have been really big. Colored eye shadows that brightly emphasize your eyes have been seen on many beauty gurus. It draws attention and looks really interesting. However, colored eye shadow isn’t it. Colorful mascara and eyeliner to match the eye shadow has been going around in the beauty community. It originally was only used for special effects looks, but now they are used everyday by some artists.
A Little Sparkle
For some people, highlighter isn’t enough. They need more sparkle. This may not be an everyday look, but creative makeup looks have been created with sparkly studs. They place the studs in different patterns on the face and following their facial features. It gives a magical look. They’ve been put on the eyelids, cheekbones, brow bone, and along the hairline. It looks elegant in some ways. However, it might not be the most comfortable.
A lot of color has been popular, however some prefer the more subtle approach to it. Pastel colored eye looks that lighting fade out has been blowing up. It’s cooled water color eye shadow. It is usually paired with a large amount of blush. It gives a subtle and cute look. It can even be made with two colors, one in the corner and one for an outside. It makes a pretty ombre look and definitely draws attention .
Who said your cheekbones and nose are the only things you put highlighter on? It’s been a trend to put it everywhere. It makes you look really shiny and glowing. Highlighter is mixed with moisturizer or something else that is already put all over the face. It has been a trend for much longer than many of the others, but it’s still blowing up. It is probably here to stay.
Brows have gone through a lot of changes. Many different shapes, and sizes have been popular. Currently big and thick brows are a growing trend. However, instead of drawing on these brows and making them solid, it’s now more popular to make your eyebrows look natural. People are no longer drawing blocks with their eyebrow pencil, but using them to mimic hairs. It gives a similar look as microblading, it just washed off.
Throughout the years a lot of trends come a go. However, some have the ability to come back later on in the years. Currently the 90’s era is coming back strong. Aspects like fashion, television shows, and music, from the past have been getting a lot of attention. Many of the songs from the 90’s are coming back due to the app TikTok. Many older songs have been trending to be used in creators’ videos. Netflix holds a lot of discontinued shows from the 90’s. Friends being the most popular of them. Netflix and other apps like it are allowing younger people easier access to watching these shows. “Thrifting” has also been a very popular and growing activity. People have been going to thrift stores like “Goodwill” and trying to make them better, or even keep them for their natural beauty. Thrift stores have a lot of older clothes, so the growth in thrifting means a growth in a liking to the older style. Stores have noticed that this is growing in popularity. They are creating 90’s inspired clothes for people to buy without thrifting. A couple of these trends are more popular than other though
Mom Jeans/ High-Waisted Jeans
Mom jeans and high-waisted jeans are very similar, mom jeans are just a lot more loose fitting.People have fallen in love with the way these jeans fit their bodies and how comfortable they are. These jeans emphasize the hips and are easier to keep up for petite people. Mom jeans allow a breathable comfortable look, while regular high waisted jeans have a more slim fit work.
The show “Friends” follows a group of 6 friends, Rachel, Ross, Chandler, Monica, Phoebe, and Joey. It’s a very comedic show, including cheesy, inappropriate, and clever jokes. Crazy things happen every day in the show. They go through hardships, relationships, jobs, and more that come with life. It started in 1994 and ended in 2004. It was on Netflix for a while, making it easy to watch. Unfortunately , it was taken off not too long ago.
Matching sets were a big trend in the 90’s. It was supported by Regina George in the movie, “Mean Girls”. With her plaid yellow skirt and jacket she kicked the trend off. Matching sets can include denim on denim, the same color top and bottom, or a funky pattern. Some are almost just a jump suit cut in half. Track suits also fall into this matching set category. Now, it’s not like everyone in your school is itching to wear a stylish tracksuit, but it’s been a growing trend between celebrities. Hit “2” to read more.
Round 2 of the Wilder vs Fury fight did not disappoint as these 2 went guns blazing when the first bell rang. Tyson Fury is 6’9”,273 pounds, 31 years old from Britain. DeontayWilder is 6’7” 231 pounds fighting from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. After controlling the WBC World Championship fight early, Fury (27-0-1, 19 KOs) miraculously overcame two knockdowns by Wilder (40-0-1, 39 KOs) – including one in round 12 – in the improbable draw. The judges scored the bout 115-111 for Wilder, 114-112 for Fury and 113-113. Wilder knocked down Fury twice and hit Fury the hardest he has ever hit someone and Fury got up. This will lead into the highly anticipated fights in 20 years in Wilder vs Fury 2.
Black History Month is celebrated every year in the United States during the month of February. During this month, people recognize historical African Americans who have contributed significantly to the United States of America. According to the article “Black History Month” by History.com, the month of February is also celebrated as “African American History Month” and was previously known as “Negro History Week”. However, now-a-days most people just name the celebration as Black History Month because it celebrates the history of Black-Americans. This article also makes a comment that Black History Month was first celebrated in 1915, which was about half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment was created. The Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery.
Are you good with kids? Do you have married friends? Do your friends constantly need a sitter? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you may consider spending valentines day doing arts and crafts with a 9 year old, and maybe even getting paid.
Getting gifts for that special someone is hard when you don’t want to get them the same boring red flowers and the milk chocolates that are shaped like a heart. If you want to spice up Valentines day and get something that is creative and interesting this is the place to be!
Rose Bear– These are cute and can be bought for anyone. The rose bear is made up of 20 artificial rose flowers. It is a unique gift that is elegant and fascinating. The bears come in a bunch of different colors and cost around $70.
Sweet RetroViewer- This gift is definitely one of the most creative gifts. Much like the real viewers made in 1939 these ones don’t display comics they display pictures of you and your special someone. You simply send pictures to the company and they make a special reel out of it. After they send it to you along with the actual real viewer.
Exploding Photo Boxes– This is a very trendy gift. This is one of those cute Pinterst gifts. It is basically a box that has small cuts on the sides so when you pull the lid off the sides fall and show pictures of you and your loved one. After you open the first top another one is under it until you aren’t able to open it anymore. You can also make it but it would be easier to buy.
Succulent Valentines– This is a cute way to show that Valentines would “succ” without them. Okay but really this is a cute gift that almost anyone would love. A succulent is a small cacti, succulents aren’t always spiky you can always get a jade plant.
Love Viles- This is a fun and cute way to present that boring looking candy. You can put M&Ms, Skittles or basically any small candy you can get your hands on. Candy is always the way to go when you are trying to get something last minute but this way it will make it seem cuter and not like you just spent 5 mins. running around your nearest store for something to get.
Candy Boxes– This is just a box filled with your loved ones favorite candy and if they don’t like candy you can simply fill it with whatever you want. This is a simple yet cute way to style your candy much like the candy viles this is easy to put together.
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