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8 At-Home Facial Tools That’ll Turn Your Bathroom Into A Spa

8 At-Home Facial Tools That’ll Turn Your Bathroom Into A Spa

You can play at-home facialist with the products already in your bathroom cabinet, but the right tools will get you even closer to the professional experience. Whether it's a stone roller to massage away tension and puffiness or a vibrating cleansing device to go deep into your pores, we've rounded up some of the best tools to…
Masks can fool facial recognition systems, but the algorithms are learning fast

Masks can fool facial recognition systems, but the algorithms are learning fast

We know that face masks help protect others from Covid-19, and it looks like they also provide some protection against facial recognition technology — for now. A preliminary study from the National Institute of Standards and Technology analyzed how well the technology fared when identifying people wearing face masks. Broadly speaking, the facial recognition algorithms…
How can we ban facial recognition when it’s already everywhere?

How can we ban facial recognition when it’s already everywhere?

Facial recognition is having a reckoning. Recent protests against racism and police brutality have shined a light on the surveillance tools available to law enforcement, and major tech companies are temporarily backing away from facial recognition and urging federal officials to step in and regulate. Late last month, we learned of the first-known false arrest…
When You Can’t Get Mom A Facial For Mother’s Day, This Is The Next Best Thing

When You Can’t Get Mom A Facial For Mother’s Day, This Is The Next...

Second to a bouquet of flowers, a spa gift card is the world's most foolproof Mother's Day present: It's thoughtful, takes ten seconds to order online, and says, "Go out and treat yourself to a 50-minute facial, you deserve it." This year, however, with social distancing still in place, sending mom credit for a facial…
New York could put a hold on facial recognition in schools. Here’s why.

New York could put a hold on facial recognition in schools. Here’s why.

A battle over facial recognition is brewing in upstate New York, where earlier this month Lockport Schools became one of the first US school districts to turn on the controversial technology in all of the K-12 buildings that serve about 5,000 students. There, the district’s deployment of the tech has ignited a squabble between parents,…
Bernie Sanders wants to ban police use of facial recognition tech

Bernie Sanders wants to ban police use of facial recognition tech

Facial recognition technology has found a new foe: Bernie Sanders. The Democratic presidential candidate announced his plan over the weekend to ban police use of facial recognition technology as part of a wider overhaul of the criminal justice system. He is the first major politician running for president in 2020 to take this stance against…
I Got This $1,000 Model-Approved Facial To See If It’s Worth The Hype

I Got This $1,000 Model-Approved Facial To See If It’s Worth The Hype

Perched two floors above Manhattan's Fifth Avenue, the luxe clinic is a skin-care playground that attracts an A-list clientele. There's a cryotherapy chamber, an IV therapy room, and, of course, a facial fit for awards season that dozens of stars swear by (Sienna Miller and Robin Wright are fans). The Model Glow Facial combines localized…
Rihanna Gets This $800 Facial, So I Did, Too

Rihanna Gets This $800 Facial, So I Did, Too

I Got Rihanna's Favorite Facial And It Was AmazingBeauty with Mi, hosted by Refinery29's beauty writer Mi-Anne Chan, explores the coolest new trends, treatments, products, and subcultures in the beauty world. Never miss an episode by subscribing here. Rihanna hasn't released an album since 2016, but she hasn't been resting on a beach in Barbados.…
I Tried A $400 CBD Facial — & This Is What Happened

I Tried A $400 CBD Facial — & This Is What Happened

"There's a tremendous placebo effect with cannabis-based medicines, especially anything pertaining to topicals and massage," warns Ethan Russo, MD, board certified neurologist and past president of the International Cannabinoid Research Society. And while I can't say the facial made a huge difference, I can say that the 90-minute procedure was the most relaxing treatment I've…

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