Silly and Cruel Beauty Gadgets That Were Destined for Failure

io9

You are ugly, and if you didn’t notice, perusing a history of American cosmetic marketing will point out all of your innumerable flaws until you feel that god has damned you. It tells you your genetic traits are unsexy and then makes you pay for it. It denies science. It racially segregates. It sexually fetishizes…

Read more…

https://gizmodo.com/outrageous-beauty-gadgets-that-failed-1833329827

What’s the Worst Pain?

io9

Some people say that life is pain. Those people are optimistic: life isn’t pain, it’s pains, plural—tooth pain, back pain, breakup-pain, the pain of watching your parents grow old and die, the pain of downwardly adjusting your expectations for life, stomach pain and sinus pain, pain you can’t quite trace to any one…

Read more…

https://gizmodo.com/whats-the-worst-pain-1831542081