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National Lash Day!

Today, we celebrate people with beautiful long lashes, its National Lash Day.  This day is observed annually on February 19th.

Some people are born with long curly lashes from birth, men or women, but some don’t.  Nowadays, it is no longer a problem with women who has short lashes because they can use artificial lashes, and whoever invented the fake lashes is genius.  Lashes can be a necessity in the celebrity world because celebrity needs to look good and must wear make-up every day for the camera or a photoshoot.

Eyelashes protect our eye from debris and perform some of the same functions of the cat’s whiskers, it is an interesting analogy but it is true.  Sometimes, having short lashes has disadvantages, like being prone to eyelid itching causing it to be red and irritated from foreign debris getting into your eye.  Just like the cat’s whiskers, it is sensitive to touch and provides them with a sense of warning if an object is near the eye like little insects.

Having long eyelashes are considered a sign of beauty in many cultures.  Some women’s traits are their beautiful eyes with long curly lashes.  Some women don’t have those features, so they wear makeup for the lashes called mascara.  Some women that can afford it seek a more invasive treatment by having a cosmetic enhancement to make their lashes artificially long and thick like eyelash extensions.

I myself wear makeup but even my eyelashes are thin and short, I will not seek any cosmetic solution if involves touching my eyes.  The eyes are so sensitive that you don’t know if it will have a better outcome or not, so better safe than sorry, and just be happy and cherries the true beauty coming from the inside of a person and not just the appearance.

So, to celebrate this day, post some caring tips to keep our lashes beautiful whether you have long or short lashes without seeking cosmetic enhancement.  Share on social media some beauty lips for lashes using #NationalLashDay.

1970 Chicago Seven sentenced

The Chicago Seven (formerly the Chicago Eight—one defendant, Bobby Seale, was being tried separately) are acquitted of riot conspiracy charges but found guilty of inciting a riot.

The eight antiwar activists were charged with the responsibility for the violent demonstrations at the August 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. The defendants included David Dellinger of the National Mobilization Committee (NMC); Rennie Davis and Thomas Hayden of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS); Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin, founders of the Youth International Party (“Yippies”); Bobby Seale of the Black Panthers; and two lesser-known activists, Lee Weiner and John Froines.

The defendants were charged with conspiracy to cross state lines with the intent to incite a riot. Attorneys William Kunstler and Leonard Weinglass represented all but Seale. The trial presided over by Judge Julius Hoffman, turned into a circus as the defendants and their attorneys used the court as a platform to attack Nixon, the Vietnam War, racism, and oppression. Their tactics were so disruptive that at one point, Judge Hoffman ordered Seale gagged and strapped to his chair; Seale’s behavior eventually caused the judge to try him separately.

(excerpted from https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/chicago-seven-sentenced)