The Step You’re Missing When Treating Blackheads, According to Dr. Pimple Popper

BEAUTY: How to Get Rid of Blackheads

Oh, blackheads. Those dark, juicy, dots on your nose that are just begging to be picked or squeezed. Incredibly common and frustrating to treat, blackheadsare formed when the dirt, oil, and debris that’s clogging up a pore or hair follicle oxidizes and then turns black. If you’ve ever tried to pop a blackhead, you know that it can lead to inflammation and more blemishes.

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What are the warning signs of a recession? Experts say inflation, political turmoil, fear

Recession paranoia has intensified over the past few weeks as a number of market indicators are sounding alarm bells for economists. While U.S. federal officials have attempted to quell these fears by assuring the public that the market is strong, the National Association for Business Economics warned earlier this week that the inversion of the yield curve coupled with U.S. President Donald Trump’s trade policies have three-quarters of its economists predicting a recession. Because of the strong trading relationship between Canada and the United States, many Canadian economists are concerned that political turmoil in…

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History Says Patrick Mahomes Should Regress in 2019. History Has Never Seen Anyone Like Patrick Mahomes.

The Chiefs phenom had the best debut season of any quarterback in NFL history. Could he be even better in Year 2?   The NFL is valuing youth and innovation more than ever before. A year after the Rams made Sean McVay the youngest head coach in league history, Patrick Mahomes became the youngest MVP winner since Dan Marino. This offseason, an avalanche followed: The Cardinals threw caution to the wind and paired Kliff Kingsbury with Kyler Murray, the Packers ended the Mike McCarthy era, and the Bengals poached the…

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The Aussie Dollar Rollercoaster

A pile of Australian one dollar coins sits on banknotes of various denominations.

PHOTO: The value of the dollar is determined by a range of factors. Some are obvious, but many aren’t. (Getty: Brendon Thorne) The Australian dollar is special — it’s one of the most highly traded currencies in the developed world, and it makes the news every day. It goes up, down or holds steady because of a wide range of factors: everything from interest rates to Donald Trump, described by one finance expert as a “walking geopolitical event”. Its movement affects us all — and it goes much deeper than the link…

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Facebook sues South Korean social media analytics company Rankwave

  Facebook said Friday that it’s suing Rankwave, a South Korean company that analyzes social media users’ data for marketing purposes. ‘Facebook was investigating Rankwave’s data practices in relation to its advertising and marketing services,’ said Jessica Romero, Facebook’s director of platform enforcement and litigation, in a blog post. ‘Rankwave failed to cooperate with our efforts to verify their compliance with our policies, which we require of all developers using our platform.’ Facebook alleges in the lawsuit — filed in California Superior Court in San Mateo County — that Rankwave breached…

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Malia Obama sings in music video

Malia Obama moves in at Harvard. Picture: Snapchat

FORMER first daughter Malia Obama has appeared in a music video with the New Dakotas in which she sings and plays harmonica. Obama, 19, dressed in a beanie and oversized jumper, head bangs along with the tune Walking On Air. The New Dakotas all go to Harvard. It isn’t known if Obama, who also attends Harvard, is friends with the band. Obama has spent her time since finishing high school in the entertainment industry. She has had internships on the set of the Halle Berry television series Extant and Lena…

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Facebook, Cambridge Analytica and your privacy (The 3:59, Ep. 442)


On this podcast, we talk about: A look at Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal. Mark Zuckerberg’s upbringing before starting Facebook. Google is still probably tracking your location even after you turned off location tracking. The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by the CNET News team in New York and producer Bryan VanGelder. Check out the extended shows on YouTube. Also, don’t forget to rate and review the podcast on iTunes.   [embedded content] Subscribe: iTunes | RSS | Google Play | FeedBurner | SoundCloud |TuneIn | Stitcher

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Affordability set to spark Brisbane housing market spike

This house at 21 Sinclair Drive, Ellen Grove, is on the market priced at $210,000-plus.

A two-bedroom apartment at 4/68 Hassall Street, Corinda sold for $270,500. CoreLogic expects the more affordable end of the market to see strong growth.Source:Supplied AFFORDABLE properties are set to spark a rise in demand in Brisbane with both lenders and buyers expected to turn more of their attention here, latest research has found. Nationally, the most inexpensive quarter of the market was the only segment to rise across the country over the past 12 months, according to industry research firm CoreLogic. CoreLogic research head Tim Lawless said the most inexpensive…

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Two more resignations rock the government

Kelly O’Dwyer. Picture: AAP

The government has been rocked by more resignations, with another two ministers declaring they will not contest the next election. This morning Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion announced he would quit his Northern Territory Senate seat. “It has been the greatest honour of my life to serve the people of the Northern Territory for the last 17 years in the Australian Senate,” Mr Scullion said. “My path to public office wasn’t a conventional one. I was just an everyday fisherman and sometime buffalo shooter and I raised my three beautiful…

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