A lot of people are wondering if many people have messaged me and asked him not sure which one to pick which would suit me the best microblading process, so therefore I’ve decided to make this video just showing some pictures and examples to help you decide what would be best for you, if your skin type did not play a role long story short if you have a very oily skin type, oily t zone micro blading alone does not last very long, therefore recommend a combo brow or a brow in that case now she first let me show you some pictures that I have printed here from Instagram and I thought it was perfect microblading healing stages.For example, to show you the difference between the different bra styles and how they would look on you so let’s see if you have very thin bra that just a little bit hair on one area and not much hair on the other side of the bronco example here the tail pretty much missing this would be a um brow, which is shaded all throughout and leaving it pretty light in the front powder brow would be a all for a while, this would be an example of just micro blading so you can see just a micro bleeding strokes and in this case I don’t think this is the best scenario for this client over here, she was real just because you can see the areas where she has hair and in the air, she doesn’t it just does not blend well together, therefore recommend to someone like that to get a combo brow so you’ll have the brow strokes and the shading altogether, which is a combination of these two together in one and therefore the whole brow is all blended together and you get the full brow look so.If that’s what your brow looks like I would definitely recommend one or the other now if you already have a full eyebrow here, you just want to add more definition a little bit more shape to the um and more density microbial law will be a great choice for you as well, you can also do the shading amber brow or the cobra as well, but you can definitely just do the micro blading in that case I will insert a picture showing a great example of someone who had beautiful I brought her she just wanted more definition and shape to them.Yeah.Now let’s say for someone that has no eyebrows at all, they just want to add a obviously eyebrows that I wrote drawing them in every day and trying to get them as even as possible for them I would definitely recommend again just a shaded or the combo brow microwaving alone will still show skin in between the air strokes now for individuals that have half a brow and entail missing or the other way around a combo brow a brow would be recommended now if you have scars on your brows I again will recommend a sheet a technique which is done with a machine, a combo or a brave brow for individuals that have very low tails and you would like to lift a little bit up to give you a little bit more of the fake facelift in that case again I would definitely go with a combo or aubrey role most likely combo give that a big hail stroke, look a Michael reading alone again but not a.Fill everything up and give you that full brow another scenario is if you have a pencil, thin eyebrows again the nineties and the eighties but they have done to us in that case I would also recommend a combo on brow, probably a combo would be a great option for you, let me let me just quickly review, if you already have beautiful full eyebrows or just need a little shaping to them, admiral symmetry and definition, you can definitely just do the micro blading, if you have brown hair missing and you’d like to blend that area with the brow area trophy ha, a combination bra would be a better option for you and individuals that have a full brows missing no brow hair I would definitely recommend accommodation or on brow now Andre brown combination bro, you can get that done.No matter what kind of brow situation, you already have, but for the micro blading, um, you do need brown hair so you can blend in their hair strokes with them and I hope that kind of explained it a little bit further let me know what you think a feel free to reach out to me, you can leave a comment if you’re my Youtube channel, you can leave a comment down below.
Off and on weather delays and play suspensions clouded the field of professional golfers in this year’s Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass. Play was halted several times over the four rounds in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., as heavy rainfall peppered the course.
The first round, scheduled for Thursday, March 10, concluded on Friday, March 11. On that same Friday, players were required to start their second round right after finishing their first round.
Darkness shadowed the latter holes of some golfers’ second rounds, and they had to be finished up Saturday morning. This shift warranted a Monday final round, rather than a traditional Sunday.
Despite the unconventional finish and variant conditions, some unexpected players in the field, especially champion Cameron Smith, showed exceptional ability to overcome adversity on the golf course.
Cameron Smith showed the way during his final round and birdied his first four holes. He went on to one-putt 13 of the 18 holes in that same round. Of these one-putts, eight of them came in his last nine holes. Smith was on fire.
Not only did the Australian hit these putts, he was consistent in where he made them: the dead center of the cup. Smith read and understood the speed and slope of the difficult TPC Sawgrass greens, leading him to victory on Monday.
Anirban Lahiri, Joel Dahmen, Francesco Molinari and Viktor Hovland were some of the notable competitors that made their mark over the weekend. Big names such as Brooks Koepka, Collin Morikawa, Jordan Speith and Tony Finau all missed the cut.
Another highlight, as with every tournament at TPC Sawgrass, is Number 17. This course is home to the famous par-3 the “Island Green.”
Over the length of the tournament, more than 65 balls were hit into the water off the edge of this difficult green. (Brooks Koepka has hit 10 balls into the 17th green’s water and has played this hole at 20-over-par during his career.) Players including Koepka watched ball after ball fall into the water after being set off track by heavy gusts of wind. Just bad luck.
Given the unpredictable conditions, brutal winds and longer-than-normal week at the 2022 Players Championship, golfers are glad to have a rest. Cameron Smith announced that he would not be playing in the Dell Technologies Match Play event in Austin, Texas to take a bit of a break and have some extended time with family.
Sources: Golf Channel, Golf Digest
The junior track runner DaNeal Williams has accomplished a lot in his track career, so I’ve asked him about how he managed to prepare himself for meets, balance sports and schoolwork, and what expectations he has for this season.
Off the track, Williams is a health science major who wants to become a physical trainer in the near future. One of his biggest inspirations is his dad, as he has taught him so much about health and the sport he loves in track and field.
Williams is very focused on his goals and schoolwork, spending multiple hours studying, taking notes, and joining study sections. But when wanting to take a break from track and school, he enjoys playing video games with friends, watching the Brooklyn Nets, and spending time with his girlfriend. When asked how he balances being a student-athlete with having free time, he says, “It’s always good to take a break once in a while, having people around me who help me relax is great for balancing out work, sports, and personal time.”
This year is an exciting time for Williams, as he can finally run in the outdoor season this season. With COVID-19 appearing his first year, he missed the chance to run outdoor once students moved home early for the second semester.
This issue overshadowed his sophomore year as well; when asked about running outdoor, he said, “I’m excited for running outdoor for the first time in my college career; my first two years were disappointing because we had half a season.” With the season still going, he’s been focused on keeping his condition right to perform to the best of his ability.
Williams expects his team to have a great season and win the championship. He wants to win a MAC championship in either his 200 or 400 races for his personal goal. “I want to make the best of my time here at Eastern, and doing that with my teammates will be amazing,” Williams said.
Whether it was Colin Kaepernick or The Washington Redskins, political ideas have more and more begun to slip into sports. You can’t watch a game without noticing a colored flag or a small slogan representing a political cause or ideology. Sports teams have chosen to change their names, and many players have begun to speak freely about their political views. But should politics even play a role in sports? I do not have a simple answer to this because it does not seem like a simple question. Politics, whether we like it or not, enter all areas of life. I think it is every human’s right to state what he believes and this extends into the realm of politics. So I most certainly want athletes to express their views, and if they deem it necessary, to share with their fans what they believe.
This being stated, I don’t know anyone who thinks sports have become more enjoyable since leagues have become so accepting of political causes. In fact, I haven’t heard more ridiculing and complaining about sports in my life. I don’t know what others watch sports for, but I certainly don’t watch just for the cute little slogans on the player’s uniforms, or because a particular player voted for the candidate I voted for. Recently, I have begun to wonder why people really do watch sports? I always watched for the beauty of the sport; athletics at the highest level is beautiful to watch. I also watch them for the more basic and perhaps simplistic reason that they are a form of entertainment; a way to escape from some of the problems life presents, in a sense a form of relaxation. But as time goes on, sports become more like the politics and divisions I want to escape. When I turn on a sports game I am faced with the same arguments and debates I might have with my neighbor or hear on a news station.
My dislike for the politics in sports is not because I disagree with the particular political views, sometimes I agree with the promoted cause and sometimes I don’t. Even if every political idea promoted by a league were something I agreed with, I would still be against leagues promoting politics, simply because it limits people’s ability to enjoy the sport for what it is.
Sports have often been praised for their uniting power. While I disagree on how far certain people take this idea, it is most definitely true that sports have this effect. It allows people to come together around a common purpose, and it allows bitter enemies to remember that at the end of a day, they both like to watch the same sport, and even cheer on the same team.
During World War One, there are accounts of trench warfare briefly stopping for games of soccer to be played. Imagine if our divided society could do this, but no, we have to fill our sports with the things that divide us. It is because of this that sports have lost their uniting power, and it is because of this that I am leery of endorsing politics in sports.
It’s that time of the year when basketball fans join together to make their brackets towards their predictions on who is winning the March Madness tournament. Fans around the country get to view NCAA Men’s Division 1 top basketball teams of the year take their competitiveness to the next level for the chance of making history.
While the selection process of teams won’t be completed until March 13, there are ranked teams who are a lock to make the tournament. Known teams like Gonzaga, Arizona, Baylor, Kentucky, Duke, Kansas, Villanova, North Carolina, etc. Those who watch March Madness would choose any of these teams to win, as these teams are in the top 25 in the basketball rankings.
March Madness is a big event to look at for the rest of March to early April. The selection process is at 6 p.m. EST on March 13; the First Four games are from March 15-16, the first round 17-18, the second round 19-20, Sweet 16 on the 24th-25th, Elite Eight on 26-27, the Final Four on April 2nd, and the NCAA championship game on April 4th.
One team to look at for the tournament is third-ranked Baylor. Although last year’s Baylor was ranked first on their side of the bracket, the team managed to win the tournament in a great display against first-seeded Gonzaga 86 to 70. The team is well-balanced, with four players averaging double-digits in points with Adam Flagler’s 13.8, LJ Cryer 13.5, James Akinjo 13.3, and Kendall Brown 10.1. Baylor is also great at getting steals and frustrating opponents, ranking 19th in the country with 270 steals, and they don’t give up on offense in 16th on offensive rebounds. This team is very pesky, and I expect them to make a run for winning this tournament as well.
While March Madness is very unpredictable, it is hard for us to pick a defined winner. The reason why we all love this tournament is because of the “madness” factor of it. Top-seeded teams lose in unexpected ways, sleeper teams who had no expectations make it past rounds they were expected to lose, and by that point, everyone’s bracket is destroyed; however, if I choose a team that I can fully trust, Gonzaga.
Gonzaga has dominated opponents all year, winning relatively easily in a “one-sided” contest. With their 26 wins on the season might look good; they’ve lost three challenging games, with one of them being terrible. Losing to 5th ranked Duke in an 81-84 competition on the road resulted from 17 turnovers and a lack of chances to reach the free-throw line. Another loss was against 16th ranked Alabama 91-82. This was due to Gonzaga struggling to score in the first half 51-35. Their constant pushes to come back were held off by Alabama’s hot shooting, leading to a loss at home. Finally, the loss against 23rd ranked Saint Mary’s on the road was tough to watch. Gonzaga scored their lowest points in this 57-67 loss; this was due to poor shooting from Andrew Nembhard, who was 6-18 from the field and 1-5 from three.
While these losses against ranked teams resulted from turnovers or poor shooting contests, Gonzaga is consistent when winning games. However, it is rare to see any of their best players struggle, so be on the lookout for Gonzaga’s deep roster to make a trip to the March Madness championship.
Sources: Gonzaga Athletics, Baylor Athletics, ESPN, NCAA, Sports-reference
This past season for the Eastern’s men’s basketball team was the best in the program’s history so far. The Eagles compiled a record of 21-6 throughout the season and made the championship of the MAC commonwealth tournament. They lost a heartbreaking championship game by four points to Hood College, whom they had beaten both times in the regular season.
This season was particularly special because it was the first time in Eastern’s history that the men’s basketball team made the NCAA tournament. In the first round they found themselves up against the University of Rochester Yellowjackets.
The Eagles started strongly and played a good first half. The Eagles were shooting well at just over 60 percent and were protecting the ball, with few turnovers. The Yellowjackets were shooting even better at nearly 75 percent at one point in the first half. This helped them to build a substantial lead that the Eagles had to chip away at for the rest of the half. After ending the first half on a solid run, the Eagles turned an 18 point deficit into only six heading into the locker room down 44-50.
The second half unfortunately was a drop off from the level in the first for the Eagles. They shot at just over 22 percent from the floor and turned the ball over more in the second half. While the Eagles dropped off, the Yellowjackets still shot at over 50 percent and made twice as many free throws as the Eagles. The score stayed fairly close at the beginning of the second half but the Yellowjackets eventually had a 15 point run to put them up by 20 about midway through the second half. The Eagles eventually fell 65-88 to the Yellowjackets.
The Eagles top scorer for the day was forward William Blet, with 18 points. Sam Gallardo also contributed well for the team with 13 points. Jaron Fairweather was great from downtown and finished with 11 points.
It was a disappointing ending for the Eagles, especially after the amazing season they had. That being said, there is a lot to be proud of from this season and by far this is the best men’s basketball team Eastern has ever had. Another positive is that the Eagles are a fairly young team and the majority of the starting lineup will be returning next season. One would have to think head coach Dan Pruessner will be excited to get back to work next season with this talented group and see if they can take it a step further next season.
As economic sanctions have been imposed upon Russia, I aim to better understand the ethics of imposing sanctions and how this will and has affected Russian people. However, I hope to do so without diverting attention away from the destruction and displacement that Ukraine is experiencing.
Economic sanctions have been a long-standing element of international relations. They are defined as the implementation of commercial and financial penalties in response to a wide array of economic, military, political and social issues. Following the Cold War, sanctions were used more frequently as a way of dealing with serious conflict with another country. Sanctions inflict serious damage on the nations they are imposed upon. This is exemplified by the sanctions imposed on Iraq from 1990 to 2003, noted as causing the worst harm. UNICEF reported that an estimated 500,000 Iraqi children under the age of five died from malnutrition and disease following the imposed economic sanctions. Although these sanctions were meant to undermine dictator Saddam Hussein’s power, they strengthened his control as the government became the main lifeline of goods and income.
After devastation resulting from imposed sanctions in Iraq, various organizations started to investigate alternative responses, specifically responses that did not harm everyday citizens. “Targeted” economic sanctions were introduced as a way of targeting those believed to be morally responsible without also hurting everyday people. “Targeted” economic sanctions may include, for example, freezing the assets of government officials or banning trade on weapons to deter violence. While targeted economic sanctions are not harmless and perhaps unethical, the harm caused is less extensive to the nation’s citizens.
While exploring the ethics of imposing sanctions, my basis for understanding this complex issue derived from a series of questions: Is it ethical to pursue such sanctions on Russia? Is punishing Russia necessary in diminishing harm despite being unethical? If the implementation of sanctions on Russia is considered unethical, then what are the alternatives to prevent Russia’s invasion? I would like to emphasize that I do not have the answers to these questions, rather I have included details about what is happening and the repercussions they may cause.
In response to Putin ordering troops to invade eastern Ukraine, the country’s stocks and currency severely declined as the stock market shut down. The European Union, the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada have imposed sanctions that blocked widely-used Russian banks from SWIFT. Russians watched their savings deplete as the Moscow stock exchange eroded. Similar to Iraq, academics theorize that, as Russia’s economy continues to spiral, this allows for Putin to gain more power. Samuel Goldman, George Washington University professor of political science, forewarned, “Even when sanctions succeed in destabilizing the regimes they target, new dictators may come to power under conditions of economic collapse and social disorder.”
Although a flight ban and visa ban is not formally in place as of now, the fear of this transpiring would be especially horrifying for LGBTQ+ people in Russia. LGBTQ+ people living in Russia have been known to experience widespread homophobic harrassment and discimination. In 2017, hundreds of gay men were taken by security forces and tortured at an unknown detention site. Multiple men were never seen again and are presumed to have been killed. If a flight ban and visa ban is enacted as a form of economic sanction, this could mean dire consequences for the LGBTQ+ people living in Russia seeking refuge from oppressive forces.
While I have much more research to do surrounding this matter, the conclusion that I have come to thus far is as follows: the sanctions currently enacted on Russia are unethical. These sanctions serve as a breeding ground for further dictatorship of Putin over Russia. However, I am inconclusive regarding whether these sanctions would prevent further harm from Russia on Ukraine. If these sanctions would prevent further harm on Ukraine, would this classify their implementation as unethical yet necessary?
I would like to reiterate that I do not aim to divert attention away from what is happening in Ukraine. For my philosophy surrounding this article is as follows: Perhaps it is the capacity to stand in the place of our enemy that permits us the freedom and the focus to be a constructive advocate for healing, instead of a perpetual partisan at arms.
Source: Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, CNN, Aljazeera
What is a leader and what are the expectations of a leader? Is it someone who provides structure and guidance? Do leaders listen to their subordinates’ concerns? Do they do the task at hand and lead by example? These are all important qualities of a leader, but is it possible to achieve all of these? It feels like an intense and unrealistic expectation.
But isn’t that the whole point? Being a leader is a demanding responsibility. People look up to leaders and aspire to be like them. Leaders are put into positions because they understand the group’s goals, they are exceptional in lower positions or they have excellent action-plan skills. It is supposed to be challenging to be a leader. It is not supposed to be a “cakewalk.” It is supposed to be hard and demanding.
But why mention leadership and the qualities of a leader? Since the rise of the conflict between Ukraine and Russia, I have been amazed by Ukraine’s president – Volydymyr Zelensky. The New Yorker reported that prior to the start of the Russian invasion, critics around the world were not confident in Zelensky. Critics did not think Zelensky was going to be able to stand up against Russia.
Some of these criticisms are mostly due to the fact that Zelensky is not a career politician. The New York Times wrote that Zelensky, prior to being elected president, played a president on a comedy show that mocked politicians. However, after one of the comments he made on his show, Ukranians immediately started to favor Zelensky. Before he knew it, Zelensky was President Zelensky.
During the early stages of the Russian invasion, many media outlets reported that Zelensky had fled Ukraine. However, Zelensky quickly combated these reports and released a video where he shares that he will fight for Ukraine, not flee it.
In this video, Zelensky’s eyes are bloodshot and he looks exhausted. Zelensky, despite being warned to flee and let his military handle the invasion themselves, stayed in his country to fight. Zelensky is leading by wearing his military’s uniform and fighting the Russian troops. I find this remarkable.
A president of a country, getting his hands dirty, risking his life to fight for his people. This is a leader. Leader’s inspire their followers by doing the task. They bring motivation, direction and morale. A good leader, no, a fantastic leader, is a servant leader. Servant leaders say, “do as I do.” and lead by example.
And, this idea, this concept of servant leadership, is biblical. Jesus was the servant leader. He never distributed directions and then sat on the side to watch. He got his hands dirty and led by example. Jesus not only called us to be better individuals, but his actions showed us how to live it out.
He calls us to deny ourselves, love others and to walk humbly. Jesus’s ultimate act of leadership was when he sacrificed his life and died for all of us. Leader’s do not just say, they do.
Martin Luther King is another example of servant leadership. He called out injustices and his actions showed others how to be fair. In fact, MLK took the teachings of Jesus and applied them to his fight for equality. He taught that we ought to love our neighbors and our enemies. Despite experiencing animosity and hatred, MLK continued to love those that opposed him. By doing this, he led his followers to love others too.
But why share about these three servant leaders? Servant leaders are needed now more than ever. In a time where people are divided and unwilling to waiver, we need individuals to step up and close the gap. Jesus, Zelenky and MLK are some examples of individuals putting themselves aside and serving others.
Jesus inspired a revolution, MLK shook the status quo and Zelensky is fighting for his country. Being a leader is not supposed to be easy. The things these men have done are nowhere near easy. Jesus took the death penalty so all of us could live. That alone should encourage us to stand up and continue Jesus’ message.
Today, let’s stand up and put the differences aside. Let’s turn the other cheek and work on loving our neighbor. Because for one thing, if everyone works on denying themselves and serving their neighbor, there would be a lot less violence and a whole lot more peace. It is a big ask, maybe even an impossible one. But if you can, take the initiative and lead by example. You will make a much stronger impression than if you sit back and remain silent.
Sources: The New York, The New York Times
Leaving a warm, comfy, soft, bed in the morning for work or school is never easy. However, for many people, a morning cup of coffee is the motivating factor for getting up and seizing the day. Well, not just a regular cup of coffee, an iced, super-sized, Frappuccino with four pumps of caramel sauce, four pumps of mocha, three Splenda, blended, with sweet cold foam and topped with a cinnamon-stick. I mean who doesn’t love a milkshake, sorry, a good cup of coffee, at 8 a.m.?
I feel that we have gotten too loose with what we are classifying as coffee. Large coffee chains have convinced us that we need flavorings to make coffee taste good. I believe that coffee is an art form. Starting from the way that it is grown, picked, blended, roasted, packaged and brewed, minor changes in any step of the process yields a very different cup of coffee.
Many manufacturers tend to skip over the artful process and cut corners to save money. They do this by using cheaper beans, rushing the roasting process or using poor packaging resulting in a stale, bitter and burnt tasting bean. Thus, sugar has been the go-to solution for fixing a cheap cup of improperly curated coffee.
By contrast, coffee which has been properly picked, roasted and brewed needs no additives, syrups or sugar dust. True coffee can be sweet, rich, and flavorful all on its own. A coffee bean’s flavor occurs due to the location of where a bean is grown. Location dictates its acidity and flavor, which can include notes of blueberry, mocha or other naturally occurring elements. When beans of varying flavor profiles and acidities are blended and roasted to perfection, a plain cup of coffee is no comparison to a sugar-filled coffee shake.
I don’t think that all coffee additives are bad, I just feel they can get out of hand. I typically drink a light caramel latte, but love espresso, French Press, pour-overs and everything in between. Some coffee drinkers might think this is a cardinal sin, however I believe that regardless of what you put in your morning cup of joe, coffee should be the highlight of the drink.
Many people claim they are undoubtedly coffee lovers, and yet hide their coffee with loads of flavorings, sugar, milk and spices. In my opinion, if you can’t drink a good cup of plain coffee, you aren’t a coffee lover.
I don’t want to come across as conceited. I love desserts, candies and sweets too. However, if your morning cup of, “coffee,” fulfills close to a third of your daily caloric intake, you don’t like coffee, you like sugar. That morning jolt of energy is not from the caffeine, it’s a sugar high. I encourage you to try out some real coffee. Go support a local coffee shop, order something that doesn’t take more than one breath to say and enjoy an artfully curated cup of coffee. You might just find that all that sugar was never really needed at all.
I am about to write something that could be deemed offensive, so I just want you to be prepared. If I am going to be honest, I think women’s history month is unnecessary. I say this because I feel like it is a mockery of women. Why?
The answer is simple: it is not flattering or fair to only celebrate the history of women one month out of the year.
I should begin by saying that I think months dedicated to things are silly and unnecessary. Month-long celebrations are great, but random calendar months assigned to seemingly arbitrary celebrations make no sense.
Did you know that March is also National Cheerleading Safety Month? How can there even be enough cheerleading safety to think about for a month? Why do we need to dedicate an entire month to cheerleader’s safety precautions?
But let me return to my main point. I believe women’s history month, while well intended, is a mockery of women’s accomplishments. To a casual observer, aka myself, women’s history months seems to be saying, “Women’s history gets to be celebrated one month out of the year, while men’s history gets to be celebrated the other eleven months”.
Now this just isn’t even fair. Don’t women make up half of society? If we were going to do it equitably, we would celebrate women’s history for six months, and men’s history the other six months. But why bother to do that at all? This is the moment in this article where I would like to present a very original idea.
What if, I know this might be strange, but what if we decided to stop sorting everyone into categories, and just had everybody under one large umbrella called “history.” This would allow us to remember women and men together, equally.
After all, it’s kind of hard to separate women’s and men’s history. It’s not like we live mutually exclusive lives. And it’s not like any woman has ever accomplished anything without a man’s help. And I know for a fact that no man has ever accomplished something without a woman’s help.
I understand that the purpose of Women’s history month is to draw awareness and honor women’s accomplishments throughout history. Let me be the first to say that, throughout history, women’s achievements have been ignored. But doesn’t it feel more like an afterthought to give women the month of March to celebrate their history. It’s like, “Oh, your achievements have been ignored for so long? Here is a random gloomy month to celebrate them.” How is that showing women respect?
There is no men’s history month, and God willing there won’t be. People will say the reason for this is that there is no need for raising awareness of men’s history. This might be true. (It also might not be; I can think of countless men whose deeds will go forgotten.) But whether true or not, are we going to let men get away with celebrating their history 11 more times than women.
I say, NO! I say we should rise up and prevent this injustice. Let us no longer categorize and classify people. Let us stop giving groups discarded months in which to celebrate their history. Instead, I say we abolish arbitrary month-long observances once and for all, and ask that every human be treated as equals in history.