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The trend of men wearing makeup has gotten so big several companies have introduced cosmetics lines and grooming products specifically for males.  One cosmetics exec believes the demand is only going to get bigger and predicts male-targeted cosmetics counters could be coming to department and drugs stores within “five to seven years”.  The exec believes male cosmetics has become popular because men now know what makeup does, and that the taboos of older generations have changed.

Source: The Telegraph

According to a new report, there are currently 3.028 billion active social media users around the world, which is huge considering only 3.819 billion people have Internet access.  With the Earth’s population estimated at 7.524 billion that means about 40% of the world’s population is active on social media.  Facebook is still king with about 2.047 billion monthly active users, followed by YouTube with 1.5 billion and WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, with 1.2 billion.

Source: Mashable

A Reddit user recently posed the question, “What's something that should make a comeback?”

Responses included things like the slinky, the walkman, arcades and even suits and hats for men

Some people waxed nostalgic for things like common courtesy, disciplining kids, and privacy

It’s normal for people to get nostalgic about things from their past, and whole bunch of people are doing just that on Reddit.

A user recently posed the question, “What's something that should make a comeback?” It sparked an onslaught of suggestions like toys, clothes and and more that people wish they could once again enjoy. And in some cases it wasn’t exactly “things” people were getting nostalgic for.

Responses included:

  • “Free toys in cereal boxes."
  • “Quality built stuff”
  • “I personally would love to rock a hoop skirt everyone once in a while, just for fun.”
  • “Common courtesy”
  • “Arcades”
  • “Hats and suits for men. Fedoras used to be a classy staple; now the accessory is worn exclusively by cringy highschoolers.”
  •  “Dining rooms. I know people love the whole open concept thing today but there's something to be said for having a separate dining room where all the food is displayed beautifully and your guests can't see your messy kitchen.”
  • “Waterbeds”
  • “The walkman! Perfect for the hippie!”
  • “Disciplining your kids”
  • “After school cartoons”
  • “Slinkys”
  • “Mullets”
  • “Privacy”

Source: The Daily Mail

A new Carnegie Mellon University study finds that most people actually prefer a sentimental gift from someone, rather than superficial presents.  In the study, givers tended to choose more practical gifts, while those asked about what gift they’d want usually opted for a more sentimental choice.  The study suggests that those who give gifts see the sentimental gift as a risky choice so instead most go for what seems to be an obvious and more pleasing option.

Source: New York Post

Waking up on the day of a big event to find a big, angry pimple in your face is no fun. But realizing you don’t have any acne spot treatment for it makes it that much worse. So what about that hack we’ve heard about - using a dab of toothpaste to clear it up - does that really work?

According to Dr. Joshua Zeichner, director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai hospital, it used to be a legit solution. “Toothpaste has been used as a home remedy to treat pimples because many toothpastes used to contain an ingredient called triclosan, which is an antimicrobial that helps kill acne-causing bacteria on the skin," he explains.

But triclosan is a questionable ingredient so a lot of toothpaste doesn’t contain it anymore. According to the FDA, triclosan has been linked to hormone disruption in studies, so better safe than sorry.

Zeichner says toothpaste could still calm your pimple in a pinch because most of the formulas are made with drying agents like alcohol and baking soda. So use it as a last resort, but he advises sticking to traditional acne medication over toothpaste, if you have that option.

Source: Women's Health

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