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Gay Men Love Skincare
Matthew Malin: Gosh, I don’t know if it has. I mean it must have.
Andrew Goetz: I mean we’re in beauty. I mean it’s not like we’re in the NFL, so we we’re pretty at ease in our industry. You know I don’t think anyone is going to turn a head, but I think being gay gives you a certain resiliency and a certain confidence that, “hey I’ve been through some hurdles before and instead of internalizing them I’m going to use those experiences as an entrepreneur to really stand up for what I believe in and to go after what I want and not to be intimidated by anything.” I think it depends on your age. When I was coming out in or coming of age in the 70s it was a completely different world than you see kids today coming out in high school.
Matthew Malin: Yeah, I think we’re really fortunate to live in New York City today because nobody cares. I mean most people don’t care, most people don’t care. Possibly the one advantage though to being gay has been that there is a community here in New York and it is supportive. It seems very natural to be gay in New York City and to have a career.
Andrew Goetz: Gay men love skincare.
Matthew Malin: I’m from Michigan originally, so if you’re growing up in a place where there is not a strong gay community and it’s not widely accepted, it’s difficult. You’re insecure about who you are and you don’t have that in New York, not to the same degree in any case. So I think that’s a great advantage to where we are, where we live.
Andrew Goetz: It’s inspiring to me like those experiences. How do we..
Matthew Malin: It’s nice.
Andrew Goetz: …take that and use it as some energetic?
Matthew Malin: Did we answer the question?
Question: Who are your favorite gay role models?
Matthew Malin: The first one that comes to mind and I don’t know that I’ve ever thought of it before. It would be Billy Jean King, but just because she was sort of like one of the first to sort of be out there at a time when it wasn’t really accepted to be out there and I don’t know if she was entirely out, but that is the first person that comes to mind. She was a great athlete with great success and out. I mean, certainly Ellen on top of that. She has made a conscious choice to come out and I think she is terrific and amazing and does wonderful things.
Andrew Goetz: For me it would be someone like a Larry Kramer who is so ahead of his time and so passionate and adamant and also controversial and you didn’t always agree with everything that he did, but he was also very eloquent in his writings and I think he is really inspiring. But I think in the world of celebrities, of that where people have a lot of give up and they can be role models like Neil Patrick Harris. I mean I think that is amazing because so many celebrities don’t do that and it’s different when you’re in the skincare business. It’s not the monumental thing to be out, but if you have something to lose and you do it, make that decision, I think that’s very courageous and if more people did it, it would become more and more banal, which would be great.
Matthew Malin: I’ve never been asked that question.
Andrew Goetz: I asked you last night at dinner.
Beauty entrepreneurs Malin and Goetz reflect on how their sexuality has influenced their experience of starting a business.
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Health officials in China reported that a man was infected with bubonic plague, the infectious disease that caused the Black Death.
- The case was reported in the city of Bayannur, which has issued a level-three plague prevention warning.
- Modern antibiotics can effectively treat bubonic plague, which spreads mainly by fleas.
- Chinese health officials are also monitoring a newly discovered type of swine flu that has the potential to develop into a pandemic virus.
Bacteria under microscope
needpix.com<p>Today, bubonic plague can be treated effectively with antibiotics.</p><p style="margin-left: 20px;">"Unlike in the 14th century, we now have an understanding of how this disease is transmitted," Dr. Shanthi Kappagoda, an infectious disease physician at Stanford Health Care, told <a href="https://www.healthline.com/health-news/seriously-dont-worry-about-the-plague#Heres-how-the-plague-spreads" target="_blank">Healthline</a>. "We know how to prevent it — avoid handling sick or dead animals in areas where there is transmission. We are also able to treat patients who are infected with effective antibiotics, and can give antibiotics to people who may have been exposed to the bacteria [and] prevent them [from] getting sick."</p>
This plague patient is displaying a swollen, ruptured inguinal lymph node, or buboe.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention<p>Still, hundreds of people develop bubonic plague every year. In the U.S., a handful of cases occur annually, particularly in New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado, <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/plague/faq/index.html" target="_blank">where habitats allow the bacteria to spread more easily among wild rodent populations</a>. But these cases are very rare, mainly because you need to be in close contact with rodents in order to get infected. And though plague can spread from human to human, this <a href="https://www.healthline.com/health-news/seriously-dont-worry-about-the-plague#Heres-how-the-plague-spreads" target="_blank">only occurs with pneumonic plague</a>, and transmission is also rare.</p>
A new swine flu in China<p>Last week, researchers in China also reported another public health concern: a new virus that has "all the essential hallmarks" of a pandemic virus.<br></p><p>In a paper published in the <a href="https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2020/06/23/1921186117" target="_blank">Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</a>, researchers say the virus was discovered in pigs in China, and it descended from the H1N1 virus, commonly called "swine flu." That virus was able to transmit from human to human, and it killed an estimated 151,700 to 575,400 people worldwide from 2009 to 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.</p>There's no evidence showing that the new virus can spread from person to person. But the researchers did find that 10 percent of swine workers had been infected by the virus, called G4 reassortant EA H1N1. This level of infectivity raises concerns, because it "greatly enhances the opportunity for virus adaptation in humans and raises concerns for the possible generation of pandemic viruses," the researchers wrote.
The word "learning" opens up space for more people, places, and ideas.
- The terms 'education' and 'learning' are often used interchangeably, but there is a cultural connotation to the former that can be limiting. Education naturally links to schooling, which is only one form of learning.
- Gregg Behr, founder and co-chair of Remake Learning, believes that this small word shift opens up the possibilities in terms of how and where learning can happen. It also becomes a more inclusive practice, welcoming in a larger, more diverse group of thinkers.
- Post-COVID, the way we think about what learning looks like will inevitably change, so it's crucial to adjust and begin building the necessary support systems today.
Scientists uncovered the secrets of what drove some of the world's last remaining woolly mammoths to extinction.
Every summer, children on the Alaskan island of St Paul cool down in Lake Hill, a crater lake in an extinct volcano – unaware of the mysteries that lie beneath.
The coronavirus pandemic has brought out the perception of selfishness among many.
- Selfish behavior has been analyzed by philosophers and psychologists for centuries.
- New research shows people may be wired for altruistic behavior and get more benefits from it.
- Times of crisis tend to increase self-centered acts.