- Politics HuffPost
The way this reporter intently drained a large coffee in the background of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman's testimony really resonated with viewers.
- U.S. People
Boy, 13, Killed Girl Because He Mistakenly Thought She Was Pregnant
- Sports Yahoo Sports
Jerry Jones explained on Tuesday why the Cowboys didn't send a representative to Colin Kaepernick's workout.
- Lifestyle CBC
A Vancouver woman who was left scarred from laser hair removal is urging others to do their research before committing to the procedure, which is unregulated in B.C.Danielle Nadeau spent $7,000 to have all of the hair on her legs and groin area removed at Ideal Image, a medical spa in the South Granville neighbourhood that offers services like fillers and laser hair removal.During her eighth session on June 19, Nadeau said the pain was much more intense than what she had experienced previously. "It was to the point where I was biting my fist," said Nadeau, 28.Nadeau said she mentioned the pain to the technician doing the procedure, in which a machine emits a pulse of intense light waves onto the skin to destroy the hair follicle.The technician completed the procedure and told her to come back later if the pain persisted, Nadeau said. "By the time I got home it literally felt like I was standing in boiling oil. It was so painful," she said. "It was red and almost puffy, like you would expect from a burn."Five months later, Nadeau still has hypopigmentation scars from the knees down and all across her groin. A dermatologist said the nickel-sized white marks might never disappear, she said.Nadeau is suing Ideal Image Group of Canada and the unnamed technician for damages, alleging her injuries were caused because they breached a standard of care.Among other things, the statement of claim alleges the technician failed to assess Nadeau's skin type to determine the appropriate intensity and duration of energy that can be administered during hair removal, and failed to respond to Nadeau's complaints about pain.A spokesperson for Ideal Image said the company was not aware that a statement of claim had been filed.In an emailed statement, Dr. James Kung, a medical director at the Granville Ideal Image medical spa, said the company's "medically-trained professionals" perform "millions" of successful hair removal treatments and that the health and safety of clients is a top priority.Adverse reactions can be caused by exposure to sun, allergic reactions, or certain lotions and medications, but most of them resolve over time, he said. "We are looking into what happened in this specific case, will respond through the court process and are committed to resolving this matter," Kung said. Nadeau, an exotic dancer, says the marks left on her body have been difficult to conceal and have resulted in a decrease in wages.'It's just the Wild West'Laser hair removal has become more popular in recent years as an alternative to waxing or shaving, said Kirsten Engel, a board member of the Beauty Council of Western Canada who has 17 years of experience in the beauty industry.The organization seeks to heighten the quality of B.C.'s unregulated beauty industry - which includes a wide range of professions, from nail artists to technicians performing semi-medical procedures like laser hair removal - by offering exams and certifications in safety, sanitation and competency.The provincial government considers laser hair removal a "relatively safe" and non-invasive procedure, which is one of the reasons why there are no specific qualifications needed to operate laser hair removal machines in B.C., Engel said. "As a service provider you can lease [a machine] for as little as a couple hundred dollars a month and start operating the next day," Engel said. "It's just the Wild West."Injuries from laser hair removal are rare, Engel said, but it can happen. The machine's laser targets dark pigments, she said, and works best on people with fair skin and dark hair - the machine can better tell the difference between the hair and the skin.But people with darker skin and hair can be burned if the machine can't distinguish the difference, she said. That's why Engel believes there needs to be stronger provincial regulation on training for procedures like this."There should be some requirement to prove you know how to do this," Engel said.She suggests anyone considering laser hair removal should ask questions about what type of machine is being used, how many years a technician has been performing the procedure, and ask to see any diplomas or certifications that show proof of training or experience. "We shouldn't have to rely on Google reviews to determine the possible safety of a service provider," Engel said.Nadeau heard about Ideal Image from a friend and from radio advertisements. As she waits to find out whether her scars will fade over time, she wishes she had done more research."It's embarrassing," she said."I honestly don't wish this on anyone."
- Entertainment The Daily Beast
Jimmy Kimmel said Tuesday night that the way Republicans treated impeachment hearing witness Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman was “embarrassing even for them.” “They tried to smear the recipient of a Purple Heart,” the late-night host said, “to protect a president who doesn’t even have a red one.” Kimmel first zeroed in on Republican Congressman Jim Jordan, who not only “implied that Vindman was a leaker” but also that he had “questionable judgement.” He then added, “You know, questionable judgement, like say if you were a wrestling coach and the team doctor was abusing your wrestlers. And you knew about it but you didn’t say anything. That’s questionable judgement, right, Jim Jordan?”But as always, Kimmel saved his sickest burns for “the president’s third favorite son.” During the hearing, Donald Trump Jr. tweeted, “Anyone listening to Vindman stammer through this seemingly trying to remember the Catch Phrases he was well coached on should get that. He’s a low level partisan bureaucrat and nothing more.” “That’s right, the slicked-back sperm sample who never served anybody is questioning the integrity of a lieutenant colonel with a purple heart,” Kimmel shot back. “Daddy Bone Spurs must be very proud of him.” “But that’s their strategy,” he continued, turning more serious than usual. “The goal of the Republicans is to smear them, to confuse us, to bore us, to question the loyalty and patriotism of lifelong civil servants and even members of our military, who’ve served heroically. They are intentionally damaging these Americans to protect the lowlife they know is a lowlife, but they also know that defending him makes them popular amongst a certain group. So they do it anyway.” Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.