10 beauty treatments that were once popular but are actually incredibly dangerous

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Cosmetics used to contain arsenic, mercury, and radioactivity — all of which can be deadly.
People used to swallow tape worms to lose weight and wear tight corsets that caused deformities.
Eyelashes used to be sewn into the eyelids with a needle.

Like clothing and hairstyles, beauty trends come and go. One minute it’s achieving glowing glass skin, the next it’s coating your tongue in glitter.

But just because a beauty trend is popular doesn’t mean it’s safe. Throughout history, people have ingested harmful substances and undergone dangerous, painful procedures in the hopes of attaining perfection.

Here are 10 beauty treatments that definitely needed to go out of style.

In the Middle Ages, women would bleed themselves in order to look pale.

In the Middle Ages, pale skin was considered beautiful because it indicated that a woman was wealthy and didn’t need to work outside. To achieve this translucent look, some women bled themselves, according to the book “Introduction to Cosmetic Formulation and Technology.”

Bloodletting was also thought to treat physical ailments. While the practice may actually turn out to have some health benefits, it’s definitely not for cosmetic use.

Makeup laced with lead caused the death of the Countess of Coventry in 1760.

Lead poisoning was common in the 18th century due to the popularity of lead cosmetics, according to the Museums and Collections department at University College London.

Maria Gunning, Countess of Coventry, used a white lead compound known as ceruse to powder her skin. It was also used to powder hairstyles. She contracted lead poisoning and died at the age of 27.

“Safe arsenic complexion wafers” were anything but safe.

Arsenic was known to be dangerous and addictive in the Victorian Era, but small amounts in the form of edible wafers were thought to not only be safe …read more

Source:: Business Insider

All eyes are on the Ohio special election, which could signal whether we see a ‘blue wave’ this fall

Democratic candidate Danny O'Connor

Democrats on Tuesday hope to prove the strength of their much talked about “blue wave” by defeating a Republican in a deep-red Ohio congressional district.
Danny O’Connor, a 31-year-old centrist Democrat, has campaigned on expanding access to healthcare and protecting social services for seniors.
GOP state Sen. Troy Balderson has aligned himself with President Donald Trump and attempted to paint his opponent as a radical liberal.
The race — a virtual tie in the polls — is viewed as a harbinger of what’s to come in the midterms this November.

Democrats on Tuesday hope to prove the strength of their much talked about “blue wave” by defeating a Republican in a deep-red Ohio congressional district President Donald Trump won by 11 points in 2016.

The race is between former auto dealer and current Republican state Sen. Troy Balderson, 56, and Franklin County Recorder Danny O’Connor, a 31-year-old centrist Democrat. Recent polling has them virtually neck and neck, with O’Connor picking up significant momentum in the race’s final weeks.

The special election in the suburbs of Columbus, Ohio, was triggered when longtime Republican Rep. Pat Tiberi announced last October that he would resign midway through his term to take a lucrative job leading a business policy group.

A political veteran vs. a fresh-faced outsider

Balderson and allies have focused their campaign on attacking O’Connor as a puppet for Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and an agent of a pro-open borders agenda. O’Connor has attempted to target disaffected Republicans, independents, and conservative Democrats with promises to protect Medicare and Social Security, expand access to healthcare, and rid Washington of corporate influence.

Balderson has barely campaigned on Trump’s chief legislative achievement — last year’s tax cuts — but O’Connor repeatedly slammed him for his support for the law and campaigned on his own pledge to not …read more

Source:: Business Insider

Illegals Are Self-Deporting to Canada Because of Trump, Says Report

Illegal aliens are self-deporting to Canada, crossing the U.S. northern border due to President Donald Trump’s enforcement of current immigration law.

This is no doubt a shock to our neighbors to the north, who pride themselves on orderly and legal immigration — exactly what the U.S. has been demanding under Trump.

One illegal alien single mother from Eritrea, in northeast Africa — with two U.S.-born so-called “anchor babies” — decided to leave Las Vegas and head to Canada after she was denied asylum.

“So now I am here just hoping it gets better,” she said, as The Washington Post noted in a new piece that shared the experiences of illegal aliens who are self-deporting in order to avoid action by U.S. authorities.

“Almost everyone who immigrates to Canada has to first apply from overseas, and before they’re granted entry they’re subjected to extensive vetting by Canadian authorities,” as a recent article in The Atlantic pointed out. “Those who make the cut have to wait months or years for their turn in line before being let in.”

Another illegal alien from Sri Lanka named Modarage, a 51-year-old living illegally in the U.S. since 2005, also spoke to The Washington Post. He said he fled from Maryland to Canada after he heard that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency was doing more to watch U.S. businesses that are hiring illegal aliens over American citizens — including raiding and auditing Maryland convenience stores and searching for workers here illegally.

“Donald Trump’s administration has pushed me here [to Canada],” Modarage told The Post, noting he arrived in Plattsburgh, New York, with two sets of clothing and $300.

“All immigrants are under threat … If I got deported, it would kill me,” the same man also said.

Since October 2017, the Trump administration has checked employment records at 6,093 …read more

Source:: LifeZette

Bethel-Thompson headlines CFL top performers for Week 8

Toronto quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson and receiver SJ Green and Calgary receiver Kamar Jorden are the CFL’s top performers for Week 8.

Bethel-Thompson impressed in his first career CFL start, throwing for 302 yards and four touchdowns in Toronto’s 42-41 comeback win over East Division-leading Ottawa on Thursday. He added another 54 yards on the ground in leading the Argonauts back from a 24-point deficit.

Thompson capped Toronto’s huge second half by engineering a last-minute drive that culminated in a 23-yard touchdown pass to Armanti Edwards with one second remaining.

Green emerged as one of Bethel-Thompson’s primary targets. The receiver amassed 134 receiving yards and scored two second-half touchdowns.

Jorden had a career-high 185 receiving yards and a touchdown as Calgary remained undefeated with a 27-18 win over the B.C. Lions on Saturday.

…read more

Source:: Sportsnet.ca