Daily Archives: April 2, 2021

How beauty filters took over social media

There are thousands of distortion filters available on major social platforms, with names like La Belle, Natural Beauty, and Boss Babe. Even the goofy Big Mouth on Snapchat, one of social media’s most popular filters, is made with distortion effects. In October 2019, Facebook banned distortion effects because of “public debate about potential negative impact.” […]

How nail salon workers fell through cracks in US covid relief

All those stresses are adding up. Tony Nguyen, program coordinator at the California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative, says back rent is mounting and jobs are fewer. Older women, in particular, are worried they won’t get called back to work. Others are concerned that they won’t have the option to say no, even if they feel […]