By Stuart Leavenworth McClatchy Washington Bureau Sun., June 3, 2018 LEHI, UTAH—It markets its DNA kits with promises that tug at the heartstrings: Discover ancestors. Strengthen family ties. Understand your life. Aided by venture capital and a flood of savvy marketing, Ancestry LLC has grown to become the world’s largest DNA testing conglomerate. Since 2012, it has lured more than 5 million people to spit into tubes and add their genetic code to the world’s largest private database of DNA. It has also banked away the world’s largest collection of human spittle, numbering in the hundreds of gallons. In the age of Facebook and Google, consumers seem comfortable surrendering their personal information to corporations that aggregate it and monetize it. But Ancestry and other DNA testing companies have added an audacious tweak: Consumers are now paying to hand over their genetic code, their most sensitive individual identifier, to companies that … [Read more...] about DNA for sale: Ancestry wants your spit, your DNA and your trust. Should you give it to them?
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JOPIE SANCHEZ Blue eyeshadow for Jour/Ne, blue eyeshadow for Marni, pink eyeshadow for Pascal Millet, green eyeliner along lower lash lines for Altuzarra, and blue eyeliner under the eyes for Elie Saab Metallic blue eyeliner around the eyes for H&M, neon eyeliner for Dior, graphic racing stripes for Louis Vuitton, neon lashes for Dries Van Noten, and bold matte red lip for Alexander McQueen Lipstick in shades of bright green or blue for Maison Margiela, smudged eyeshadow around the eyes for Jacquemus, black eyeliner on the outer corners of the eyes for Paco Rabanne, black eyeliner around the eyes with big, crimped hair for Sonia Rykiel, and smudgy winged eyeliner around the eyes with bouffant hair ala Brigitte Bardot for Miu Miu I’m not exactly the most fashion forward person out there, but if anything about runway shows excites me, it is the iconic hair and makeup looks that brands come up with to represent themselves. When I was younger, I liked fashion shows for the … [Read more...] about Makeup on the runway
By Neil Pasricha Special to the Star Mon., Feb. 26, 2018 We all have to give speeches. I’ve given more than 250 of them over the past few years. And I’d like to spend some time today sharing what I’ve learned about the common structure every single speech should have. It doesn’t matter whether you’re giving a toast at a wedding, a boardroom presentation to a big client, or a keynote address at a trade show — every single time you get up, you better do these three things: Read more: Opinion | Neil Pasricha: Find ‘Win Circles’ in life to create positive habits Article Continued Below Opinion | Neil Pasricha: Three tips to increase productivity and help clear your mind Opinion | Neil Pasricha: Why your coffee meetings could be cramping others’ style 1. Entertain This is the base of the pyramid. The starting point. Table stakes. Want to know how entertained your audience will be by the time you get … [Read more...] about How to deliver a winning speech in three key steps
JOPIE SANCHEZ Recently, a colleague interviewed me for research on a story she was coming up with. One of the questions that piqued my interest was “What advice do you have for aspiring hairstylists and makeup artists?” I had so much to say about it. I think she might have been overwhelmed with all the information I volunteered. Previously, I talked about some of the “challenges” (a.k.a. opportunities for learning) I encountered at work. I think it would be a great follow-up to share some things to help newbies who want to get into hair and makeup. I started hair and makeup in November of 2011. My experience then might be a lot different from what is happening now, but here are some things my mentor taught me that helped me start my career. 1. COMMITMENT When I started, I had a day job teaching at a small school. I could only accommodate work and my apprenticeship at night and during weekends. One time, I had to choose between calling in sick and going to a … [Read more...] about Traits to cultivate to be a successful makeup artist
The film is directed by Ryan Coogler from a screenplay by him and Joe Robert Cole, and stars Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa /Black Panther, alongside Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis. Hailed as a big change for Marvel approach on their superhero franchise, MCU recently released some fun facts about the story. >> Marvel’s Black Panther character made his debut in the comic book world in “Fantastic Four Vol 1” Issue 52, published in 1966. >> An important part of the Black Panther lore incorporated into the film is the Dora Milaje, the cadre of strong fierce women who serve as the personal security force to the King and royal family. These tall, statuesque, bald-headed warrior women, who move as one, command attention wherever they go. >> Led by Danai Gurira’s character, Okoye, the Dora Milaje security … [Read more...] about Fun facts about the Panther