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The Republican Tax Sham

Watch your wallets. Republicans are pushing a new corporate tax plan that will end up costing most of you a bundle. Here’s what you should know about the so-called “border adjustment tax." 

The U.S. imports about $2.7 trillion worth of goods a year. Many imports are cheap because labor costs are much lower in places like Southeast Asia.

Our current tax code taxes corporations on their profits. So, for example, when Wal-Mart buys t-shirts from Vietnam for $10 and sells them for $13, Wal-Mart is only taxed on that $3 of profit.

But under the new Republican tax plan, Wal-Mart would be taxed on the full price of imported items, so in this case the full $13 sale price of that t-shirt. As a result of this tax, Wall Street analysts expect retail prices in the U.S. to rise as much as 15 percent.

The plan would also cut taxes on companies that export from the United States. This is intended to encourage companies to locate production here in the United States. 

But it wouldn’t reverse the tide of automation that’s rapidly eliminating jobs even  from American factories.

The worst thing about it the plan is it’s a hidden upward redistribution.  

Its burden will fall mainly on the poor and middle class because they already spend almost all of their incomes, so they’ll feel the greatest pain from higher retail prices.

The benefits will go to companies that export and their shareholders, who will benefit from the tax cuts in the form of higher profits – and higher share prices.  Shareholders, who are mostly upper-income people, don’t need this windfall.

Republicans claim that the U.S. dollar would rise in response to higher taxes on imports, effectively wiping out the tax burden. But as a practical matter, no one knows if this will happen.

Bottom line: The tax plan is dressed up as a way to make America more competitive. But underneath it’s just a typical Republican plan that redistributes from the poor and middle class to corporations and the wealthy.

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I am a Yu Yu Hakusho fanatic when I was in secondary school! I would scrimp every lunch money I got and make sure I get the manga…! Not cheap since it is imported from Taiwan!

I absolutely love Hiei! Hahaha I guess I have a thing for misunderstood characters. However as I reread the series now when I am older, I actually enjoy Yusuke more! He is truly the leader of the team; no matter how bad things are, Yusuke is always optimistic and believes! A very relatable character since he is just like a slacker like most of us and tries his best in situations he is in!

Anyone watched/read YYH? :D

anonymous asked:

Im bi myself and i dont care about representation blah blah but thats just me. Why a bi character has to be treated differently? I mean everyone in there is a cheater. What does it change for you as a person if he cheats or not? I get it people society and stereotypes. Beyond that there is actual relasionships with people to reduce them. If you are cool with yourself, your morals i dont see the point wanting representation and sensitive treatment

My opinion is that when a show has one canonical bisexual character, and also their first, it is important they don’t play into harmful stereotypes. When so few people understand bisexuality, and have negative views on bisexual people/bisexuality, to play on those overused tropes can be harmful. You’re referencing my post about Emmerdale here, and the fact it is Britain’s favourite soap makes the point even more important. In a soap we are educated about the lives and experiences of people we might not know about in our own lives. For example, the dementia storyline with Ashley taught me an awful lot about the reality of that condition. Then Aaron’s abuse storyline was also excellently done. It hopefully will have inspired a lot more male abuse victims to come forward and not be ashamed. 

I’m not looking at the characters as people. I am not thinking from an in-universe perspective, because obviously that would make everything very different. In real life people simply are as they are. In tv, people are as they are written. 

Emmerdale had an opportunity to help the bisexual community, to support us, and to educate other viewers about what being bisexual means. My personal view is that they have decided cheap drama is more important to them than representation, which is an awful shame since so many fans of the characters of Robert (and Aaron) are actually from the LGBT community. 

Now, okay, if the cheating had to happen (which we know it didn’t, since it was a decision made by writers, but let’s just say that it did somehow), it is and was vitally important that Robert’s bisexuality was not used as a reason for this. Maxine did an amazing job in her episode with stating that, but no other writer has done. And in fact, as much as it pains me, the whole direction this storyline is taking seems biphobic in nature. The conflict coming for Aaron and Robert appears to be Aaron feeling pushed out because Rebecca can give Robert something he never can. It’s more complex than that, I realise, but in a show where biphobic comments fly around more than punches in the Woolpack, you’ve got to be a bit critical and expect more from the writers. 

If there were other bisexual characters on screen, the problem wouldn’t be so huge. For example, if they wanted to take Debbie and have her state canonically that she regards herself as bisexual, then the Robert thing wouldn’t be the disaster that it is. That way, people would be able to see two bisexual characters acting differently and understand that bi people are just people at the end of the day, and that our sexuality doesn’t define us. However, the show hasn’t done this. Robert is STILL the only canonically bisexual character, and he is a liar, often manipulative, and has now cheated on his husband (following him promising that he’s changed and that he IS capable of being faithful now he can be open about his sexuality). 

In day to day life biphobia affects me. It’s hurtful, and it has been ever since I realised I was bi. It comes from gay people and straight people. People judge me based on my sexuality. 

Emmerdale had a chance to do something about that, as they have done with other important societal issues, and as a soap can and SHOULD do. A soap is not purely entertainment. The job of a soap is to entertain but also educate. It is to help us understand other people and families. It is a medium where we can see our struggles reflected and also feel understood and included. On the whole Emmerdale is very good at this, but when it comes to biphobia? No. Sorry, but in my opinion they’ve really thrown us bisexuals under the bus to further their story. 

It’s easy for us to say Aaron’s perspective is wrong and biphobic, but when Aaron is an audience favourite and presented as being in the right (which a lot of the time he is), and Robert is currently fulfilling every negative bisexual stereotype out there, AND nobody in-world is taking care to point out that Aaron has got it wrong, there is a BIG problem. 

In having Robert cheat on Aaron they created a difficult situation. Obviously everyone will side with Aaron. (As they should). But that also means that Aaron is presented as having the moral high ground, and as being something of a victim in this situation. So when Aaron is biphobic or expresses biphobic sentiments, even if Robert is written to contradict them, the message the average viewer will be left with is that Aaron is trustworthy and Robert is not. People may well be inclined to take on Aaron’s view because of how this situation is playing out. 

You say:  “If you are cool with yourself, your morals i dont see the point wanting representation and sensitive treatment”

I am more than cool with myself. I am extremely comfortable with my sexuality, but you know what? It took me a long time to get there. And even though I have now reached that point of not feeling bad or guilty or embarrassed or ashamed, it doesn’t stop the prejudice and biphobia of those around me. Simply telling bisexual people that so long as we are okay with ourselves everything will be fine doesn’t work in my opinion, because it’s not us which are the problem in the first place. It wasn’t me that made me feel those bad things. I wasn’t born inherently feeling guilt and shame over my sexuality.  It was society and the views of those around me that did that. Those views are what we need to work to change, and THAT is why representation in media is so important. 

I don’t see it as sensitive treatment. I see it as a soap doing its job well.

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This started out as one of those shitty panel redraws that I always do when I have an art block but it turned out MUCH better than planned. Now I want to finish painting it. 

Thanks to Shuggazoom’s climate being tropical, the Hyperforce’s suits were not at all equipped to deal with a sudden climate change, so they had to abandon them in favor of good ol’ fashioned winter wear. At least, that’s my excuse for drawing them all in cute hats and scarves. :D

Moving beyond China and Mexico, Trump targets Canada trade

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump has long railed about unfair trade practices of China and Mexico. Now he’s drawn a new target — Canada.

The two countries are suddenly sparring openly over inexpensive Canadian timber and Canada’s barriers to U.S. dairy products — disputes that go back years but rarely get such a public airing.

Before sunrise Tuesday in Washington, Trump went on Twitter to declare: “Canada has made business for our dairy farmers in Wisconsin and other border states very difficult. We will not stand for this. Watch!”

Hours earlier, his Commerce Department had announced plans to impose duties averaging 20 percent on softwood lumber imports from Canada. U.S. homebuilders quickly warned that the move would drive up the cost of new houses.

The duties on Canadian lumber imports are “a pretty hard blow,” Gary Hufbauer, senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, said of the lumber sanctions. “The message here is that the U.S. not only talks tough, it acts tough.”

As a candidate, Trump had vowed to declare China a currency manipulator and to rewrite or withdraw from the North America Free Trade Agreement because, he said, so many American factories had moved jobs to Mexico to exploit low-wage labor. Yet once in office, he softened his stand, deciding not to single out China for its currency policy and offering a draft rewrite of NAFTA that kept much of the original deal intact.

But now, the Trump administration is ramping up the rhetoric against Ottawa.

“People don’t realize Canada’s been very rough on the United States,” Trump said Tuesday. “Everyone thinks of Canada as being wonderful, and so do I. I love Canada. But they’ve outsmarted our politicians for many years.”

In a way, the tensions are surprising. The U.S. and Canada, among the most open economies in the world, enjoy a booming cross-border trade. Last year, the United States sold $267 billion in goods to Canada (led by autos and machinery), more than to any other country. Canada sold $278 billion in goods to the United States, led by fuels, autos and machinery.

The U.S. trade deficit in goods with Canada was just $11 billion last year — a fraction of America’s $347 billion trade gap in goods with China.

But dairy and timber have long bedeviled U.S.-Canada commercial relations. U.S. lumber mills have been complaining about cheap Canadian imports since the 19th century. The two countries have patched over their differences on Canada’s softwood lumber imports, most recently with a compromise that expired in 2015.

The Obama administration sought a new accord with Canada over softwood lumber. But Obama’s U.S. trade representative, Michael Froman, now at the Council on Foreign Relations, says the Canadians decided to gamble on the new administration. Froman suggested that they calculated that they might get a better deal from Trump. As a builder, they perhaps reasoned, Trump might be more sympathetic to anything that would limit the price of lumber.

Instead, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross this week announced duties ranging from 3 percent to 24 percent on softwood lumber imports, arguing that Canada unfairly subsidizes its industry.

“They’re generally a good neighbor,” Ross said Tuesday. “But they still have to play by the rules.”

The U.S. and Canada are also wrangling over dairy. Ottawa shields its dairy farmers from foreign competition, regulating prices and production and taxing imports heavily. But a new American product — a type of unfiltered milk used in cheese — had not been blocked by Canada’s trade barriers. Canadian dairy farmers complained about the cheap imports coming across the border. So Ottawa changed its pricing policy, effectively barring unfiltered American milk.

Some American dairy farmers have been devastated.

Tim Prosser, a dairy farmer in Columbus, Wisconsin, was dropped by a buyer after Canada made the change. Prosser says he and his father might have to shut down their business and sell their 100 cows if they can’t find a new customer by May 1.

“Even if we keep feeding the cows and milking them, it still costs us money,” Prosser said. “If we have to turn around and dump the milk, we’d be looking at a $35,000 loss every month.”

On Tuesday, a Wisconsin state official said about half the state’s farms affected by Canada’s move had found new buyers for their milk or have promising leads.

In a speech last week in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Trump declared that Canada has been “very, very unfair” to dairy farmers and promised to “start working on that.”

Laura Dawson, director of the Canada Institute at the Wilson Center think tank in Washington, says it’s not surprising that Trump would spotlight the issue: “Focusing on dairy while you’re giving a speech in Wisconsin — why would you not play to the audience there?”

Dawson, a former economic adviser to the U.S. embassy in Ottawa, says she suspects “the current drama will be forgotten” after U.S. and Canadian negotiators get down to working out compromises.

“Canadians are pretty thick-skinned,” she says. “They are used to dairy and softwood being continuing irritants” in relations with the United States.

“There are millions of good U.S. jobs that depend on the smooth flow of goods, services and people back and forth across our border,” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said during a news conference.

He added: “Any two countries are going to have issues that will be irritants to the relationship. Having a good constructive working relationship allows us to work through those irritants.”

Dawson says Canadians are worried about their overreliance on the American market: 75 percent of Canadian exports go to the United States.

Hufbauer at the Peterson Institute says he doubts Trump’s talk will force Canada to changes its way. It might even have the opposite effect:

“Talking tough will rile the average Canadian and make it harder for Trudeau to make concessions.”

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Josh Boak in Washington and Cara Lombardo in Madison, Wisconsin, contributed to this report.

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Turn offs for the signs

 Aries: Pessimistic, unhappy and boring people

Taurus: Flighty, being rushed and being ignored

Gemini: No sense of humor, people who are stealing their spotlight

Cancer: Violence, uncaring and people who play with their emotions

Leo: Not getting enough attention and being criticized

Virgo: Unclean, unappreciative and ungrounded people

Libra: Being shouted at, rude people and not being able to hold a convo

Scorpio: Fake people, criticism and loud people

Sagittarius: Boring people, lying and people killing their vibe

Capricorn: Laziness, irresponsibility and cheap people

Aquarius: Feeling not important, too controlled type people

Pisces: Unkept promises, people making them feel encased

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Hiya followers, here’s the deal~~ Me and my girlfriend are getting married next month (the 15th of March to be exact)! My very good friend, my bestfriend Nasuha (sakura0104) wishes to come to our ceremony!

And honestly, it would be the best gift ever. I could not ask for better. The tricky part is this– I want to help make this happen. That is why I’m offering drawings!

If you wish to help, it would mean the world to me. If you cannot afford anything listed below, simply reblogging to make this post seen as much as possible would also help immensely <3

Thank you for reading!!

Below the cut is the commission info~~

Here are some examples of what I offer.

Traditional chibi (mixed media)

1. Full-colored with no background. & 4. Full-colored, but with character’s name in the background.

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3. Monochrome coloring (with or without background is your choice).

5. Full-colored, but this is double the size of the above.

1, 2, 3 & 4 would be 10$

And 5 would be 15$

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The Eyes are Watching Me..

I bought a new house in the small town of Winthrop. The house was cheap, but the most important part was that I needed to get away from the city. A few months ago, I had a run-in with a stalker. While I had managed to get him arrested, I couldn’t shake the feeling of eyes just constantly watching me. I felt like there were eyes everywhere, at home and on the street, so I decided to move out into the country to somewhere with less people, just for peace of mind.

The house itself was big and somewhat old, but otherwise very welcoming. The agent who introduced me to the house had been required to mention that a serial killer had lived here in the past, which was why the house was so cheap. However, he, and later, my next door neighbor Sarah, both told me to pay the thought no mind. Four other owners had lived in the house since then, and all of them were very happy with it.

I loved the house. Its interior furnishings were beautiful and very comfortable. The people of Winthrop were friendly, often bringing over freshly baked pastries or inviting me over for dinner. “Get-togethers,” they said, “were the key to making sure everyone who lived in Winthrop loved it there.”

Yet after a week, I stopped “loving it.” The feeling of someone watching returned, worse than before. I tried to ignore it, but soon I started losing sleep. Giant bags grew under my eyes and I began yawning almost as much as I breathed. Sarah was kind enough to let me stay in her house for a few nights.

It was during this time that I heard the legend of Forrest Carter, the serial killer who had lived in my house. While no one knows his exact kill count, Carter, also known as the Winthrop Peacock, was a man with extremely severe case of narcissism. Legends say that he couldn’t fall asleep if he didn’t feel like he was being watched. He was finally arrested for putting up a scarecrow to watch him during the night. Only it wasn’t a scarecrow. Carter had murdered a 17 year old girl, just so her corpse could stare at him.

The story gave me shivers, and after I went home, I felt like there were hundreds of pairs of eyes just watching me no matter how I turned.

Today, however, was the first day that I acted out. I was cooking breakfast, when I felt the eyes. Instinctively, out of fear, I threw my kitchen knife, which lodged itself into the wall. As I pulled it out, I found myself staring at a pair of eyes, pickling in formaldehyde.

I’ve been watching the police peel away the drywall of my house for hours now. So far, they’ve found 142 pairs of eyes in little glass jars. The scariest thing is, each and every one was staring at me.

And now I shall begin some gun stories where I look at an old gun and give you all history of it. And today is a fun one as a start off.

This gun is a Davis Industries P-380 pistol. It’s chambered in .380 ACP/9mm Kurz and is a relatively common sight in gunshops, pawn shops and police evidence lockers. But how does a gun this small that retails for around $50 bucks become one of the most infamous pocket pistols in the world? By being in one of the most insane weapon manufacturing schemes in US history.

Saturday Night Special, Suicide Special, Mouse Gun, these pocket pistols are called many things and are made by many manufacturers. But most of these manufacturers were set up in a 40 mile radius and all by members of one single family. These companies managed to in one year make around 685,934 pocket pistols, over 30% of the US handgun production at the time and 80% of .25, .32 and .380 ACP pistol production in the US. And for a lot of pro-gun control people, these guns were hated as they had “statistically” more likely to be used in crime due to their low cost and small size. That didn’t save them from being some of the lowest quality guns in US history.

This story begins in the 1960’s with Rohm, a company I’ve covered before and will spare time on. Rohm was a German manufacturer who made cheap revolvers in a number of calibers who became infamous for cheap cost and varying quality and were used in a slew of crimes, including the assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan in 1981. During making of the Gun Control Act of 1968, Rohm guns and similar low cost, low quality pistols were effectively banned.

Enter George Jennings, a machinist who made aircraft parts in California who’s one friend owned a pawn shop and was complaining to George about his line of cheap imported pistols being cut off. Spending around $50,000 tooling up, the first company of Raven Arms was opened for buisness in 1970. With a design by factory foreman Paul Jiminez, George Jennings devised a plan.

First his son Bruce Jennings would set up Jennings Firearm in 1978, then her daughter and husband Gail and Jim Davis would set up Davis Industries in 1982. With this set-up, each company made a different version of the basic MP-25 in a different caliber. George’s made it in .25 ACP, Bruce’s made the .22 LR version and Davis made the .380 ACP version. With this began a sort of feud between the three for who would make more money and to crush anyone who tried to edge into the market.

For example, John Davis, brother to Jim Davis split from the two in 1987 after a number of arguments and tried to form a company named Sedco Industries and while trying to make a version of the .22 LR version, was hit by a whopping $45 Million dollar lawsuit by the Ring Of Fire Trio for copying the Jennings design and “stealing corporate secrets” and effectively closed up in 1989.

Another was Sundance Industries, set up by George Jenning’s nephew. Sundance guns were usually the Raven Arms and Jennings guns fitted with a laser sight and made from Zamak. This company chugged along before folding in 2002.

The 90’s saw the “Ring Of Fire” empire begin to fall. The Raven Arms factory caught fire and burned down in 1991. George Jennings retired and set up Phoenix Arms in 1992 with shares owned by effectively every member of the Jennings house including wife, grand kids and cousins. At this time, a friend of Jennings from high school John Waldorf, snubbed John Davis from the ruins of Sedco and founded Lorcin. Lorcin, still in the Ring Of Fire, made a wide variety of guns off of the MP-25’s design in a number of calibers including 9mm, .32, .380 and the infamous Lorcin L-22, famed for firing if dropped due to the small space between the trigger bar and the sear. This led to a whopping 18 law suits in the 1990’s and the company that managed to become 1993’s largest handgun manufacturer in the US crumbled in 1998.

The next member was Jennings, who merged into Bryco and made most other models from the other companies, with guns made in Irvine, California marked Jennings while ones at Costa Mesa and Carson City marked Bryco. With these, the Saturday Night Special continued until 2003 when a law case in Oakland, California caused them to pay $24 million dollars in damages. The case involved at the time 7-year-old Brandon Maxfield who was accidentally shot by a 20-year-old family member who was unloading his Bryco Arms Model 38 and this settlement showed off a lethal design flaw with the gun. The gun could misfeed and to hide this, Bryco made the manual say that the safety was to be placed in the “fire” position when checking the chamber or chambering a round and in the case of Maxfield, left him paralyzed.

The final company is one of the 2 “Ring of Fire” companies still in production, Jiminez Arms. Former factory foreman Paul Jiminez bought all the molds and tooling of the failed Bryco and renamed it Jiminez Arms. He renamed all the designs to JA and has been pumping out similar quality guns from Costa Mesa since 2004. Phoenix Arms also is still in buisness in Ontario, California, pumping out .22 LR and .25 ACP pistols at a cheap price.

And that is the “Ring Of Fire”. Almost 5-6 companies within a span of 40 miles of Los Angeles, some of the biggest handgun producers in the US and one of the most dangerous guns ever made. So if you see one in a gun shop used rack or a pawn shop, remember what this says and just skip over to a Ruger or Kel-Tec subcompact. And now you know why tiny subcompacts are called “Saturday Night Specials”. It was all due to a man, his family and millions of cheap compact pistols.

Creepypasta #814: The Eyes Are Watching Me

Length: Long

I bought a new house in the small town of Winthrop. The house was cheap, but the most important part was that I needed to get away from the city. A few months ago, I had a run-in with a stalker. While I had managed to get him arrested, I couldn’t shake the feeling of eyes just constantly watching me. I felt like there were eyes everywhere, at home and on the street, so I decided to move out into the country to somewhere with less people, just for peace of mind.

The house itself was big and somewhat old, but otherwise very welcoming. The agent who introduced me to the house had been required to mention that a serial killer had lived here in the past, which was why the house was so cheap. However, he, and later, my next door neighbor Sarah, both told me to pay the thought no mind. Four other owners had lived in the house since then, and all of them were very happy with it.

I loved the house. Its interior furnishings were beautiful and very comfortable. The people of Winthrop were friendly, often bringing over freshly baked pastries or inviting me over for dinner. “Get-togethers,” they said, “were the key to making sure everyone who lived in Winthrop loved it there.”

Yet after a week, I stopped “loving it.” The feeling of someone watching returned, worse than before. I tried to ignore it, but soon I started losing sleep. Giant bags grew under my eyes and I began yawning almost as much as I breathed. Sarah was kind enough to let me stay in her house for a few nights.

It was during this time that I heard the legend of Forrest Carter, the serial killer who had lived in my house. While no one knows his exact kill count, Carter, also known as the Winthrop Peacock, was a man with extremely severe case of narcissism. Legends say that he couldn’t fall asleep if he didn’t feel like he was being watched. He was finally arrested for putting up a scarecrow to watch him during the night. Only it wasn’t a scarecrow. Carter had murdered a 17 year old girl, just so her corpse could stare at him.

The story gave me shivers, and after I went home, I felt like there were hundreds of pairs of eyes just watching me no matter how I turned.

Today, however, was the first day that I acted out. I was cooking breakfast, when I felt the eyes. Instinctively, out of fear, I threw my kitchen knife, which lodged itself into the wall. As I pulled it out, I found myself staring at a pair of eyes, pickling in formaldehyde.

I’ve been watching the police peel away the drywall of my house for hours now. So far, they’ve found 142 pairs of eyes in little glass jars. The scariest thing is, each and every one was staring at me.

Credits to: recludus

The Eyes are Watching Me

I bought a new house in the small town of Winthrop. The house was cheap, but the most important part was that I needed to get away from the city. A few months ago, I had a run-in with a stalker. While I had managed to get him arrested, I couldn’t shake the feeling of eyes just constantly watching me. I felt like there were eyes everywhere, at home and on the street, so I decided to move out into the country to somewhere with less people, just for peace of mind.

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Sinbad no Bouken 122 RAW + a Summary!

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anonymous asked:

is there any other remedies for acne? mine is so bad that it leaves craters and scars and its so embarassing. it's all over my shoulders, neck, and face.

Arooo!

(Besides asking for a dermatologist, Sea Bear has mentioned these things that work really well:

  • Honey (leave it on for about 30 minutes and wash it off)
  • Toothpaste (really great for getting rid of pimples the night before something important)
  • Cetaphyl (cheap, extremely good for your skin; if you go to costco’s the big bottle only costs about $10)
  • Sea Bear has been using St. Ives green tea (both the cleanser and the exfoliant- the exfoliant goes once a week, and the cleanser everyday); it clears up breakouts and blemishes. Green tea is very good for your face!

Some other things Sea Bear has heard that may help:

  • facemasks once a week 
  • washing your face twice daily
  • exfoliate once/twice a week (depends on how your skin is, since Sea Bear has been having a lot of dry skin due to their prescription, they do it once a week)
  • moisturize your skin! Use a moisturizer with spf for sun protection!
  • Don’t go out without sunscreen!
  • Avoid touching your face, especially if you have oily skin
  • Cut up some cucumber, put a few slices in cold water (for best effects) and rub all over your face (switch sides and use more than one slice for best effects). This refreshes your face!

Sea Bear recently went to TheFaceShop, which is a very good (and cheap) store for all facial needs. Sea Bear personally recommends their facemasks and the charcoal face wash! )