It’s November, which means it’s Native American Heritage Month! To celebrate the voices and experiences of Native Americans from various nations across the country, I would like to highlight four distinguished Native American authors who’ve been recognized by the literary world as nothing short of masters of their craft.
Day: November 14, 2022
Although men and women have been wearing makeup for centuries, the beauty industry today is a far cry from where it began. All across the world, people in ancient Egypt, Rome, and China used coal, beeswax, henna, almonds, lead, berries and copper in various ways as makeup. Today, however, makeup lovers have never been farther away from the origins of the products they love.
The makeup sold today is generally a mixture of water, oil, and wax. Along with certain chemicals which act as preservatives, emulsifiers, or are just added in for ease of application. The third ingredient necessary for the colorful shimmery eyeshadows, blushes, lipsticks, and lipglosses are minerals.
Thanks to the age of social media and the internet, our world is changing faster than ever before. Technology has sparked globalization and trends in everything from fashion to food, to home repair. One area in which technology has been particularly influential though, is music. Technology has changed so much in recent years that music production, something which used to only be accessible to major record companies and very rich and very famous artists, is now available to just about anyone with a smartphone. The age of technology and accessibility has caused a surge in music and artists, and yet- simultaneously- brought about an end to the age of the “pop star.”
Don’t count Tom Brady out as a history-maker just yet. On Sunday, the decorated Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback led his team to a historic 21-16 victory against the Seattle Seahawks at Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, marking their first regular season game and victory in the country. With the victory, Brady also became the first quarterback in the NFL to start a regular season game in three different countries outside of the U.S.
Egypt is one country currently facing the brunt of the climate crisis. The country is already warming at a faster pace than the rest of the world. The rising temperatures and unstable weather patterns have completely disrupted the country’s agricultural sector. Egyptian farmers are struggling with ever decreasing crop yields as the Egyptian people face rising food insecurity.
Greenpeace campaign manager for the Middle East and North Africa, Ahmed El Droubi, recently explained just how bad it is, “we are feeling the impacts of the global food crisis here more significantly than elsewhere. What we’ve seen in the agricultural sector is that new pests and new diseases have been able to acclimatize to the changes in weather.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup is already off to a dramatic start with less than 6 says before the event actually begins. Rumors and unfulfilled commitments are the themes that the press for this event has lingered on. Thankfully one of the rumors surrounding the series has been cleared up.
This weekend Jeff Bezos announced the winner of the Courage and Civility award as well as the $100 million prize that goes along with it. Bezos started giving out this award in 2021 to those that exemplify the traits of a leader who “pursues solutions with courage and civility.” This year it was the country music singer and star, Dolly Parton, who was honored with the award. She was endowed this award in recognition of her philanthropic pursuits, particularly in her mission to strengthen and improve children’s literacy and education. Upon hearing about the prize money, Parton responded saying, “Did you say a hundred million?!?”
In preparation for the COP27 convention, President Xi Jin Ping and President Joe Biden met in Bali. This was the first time that two world leaders have sat down in person to meet since Joe Biden was elected as president. Before the meeting began, tensions between the two countries were at an all time high. Orville Schell, former professor of journalism at UC Berkeley, explained that because Biden had met Xi before, Biden was one of the better equipped American politicians to diminish tensions between the countries.
In an exclusive new interview with ABC’s “World News Tonight” anchor David Muir, former Vice President Mike Pence said that Trump’s rhetoric before and during the Jan. 6 Capitol riots were “reckless” and endangered both his family and Capitol staff, who were temporarily forced into hiding as the insurrection unfolded. The interview comes ahead of Pence’s upcoming memoir, “So Help Me God.”