Fotoshop by Adobe- The New Revolution of Beauty?

Photoshop is a program that allows you to alter any image that you wish. You can alter an image by changing the color, modifying the size or scale, or placing one image within another image. It allows you to edit an image so the resulting product is what you desire.

Photoshopping images of models and celebrities is something that we see in every picture or on every cover of any magazine.

Women still feel the need to look the exact same way as the women we see in movies, magazines or various advertisements. The only thing is that in our digital and technologically savvy world, those women are not real. Despite knowing this, women still strive to achieve what we see as “perfect”.

Jessie Rosten made a video on YouTube promoting a beauty product called “Fotoshop by Adobé”. The video is a parody that takes the tools used in Photoshop and applies it to beauty products for women to use.

“This commercial isn’t real, and neither are society’s standards of beauty,” Rosten says.

I honestly think that this short commercial video has powerful and lasting effects for women. We need to understand that no human can look as perfect as they do on the cover of a magazine without various editing techniques.

Photoshop allows you to adjust waist size, remove pimples, and darken or lighten ones skin. Our world is becoming more and more digitalized each day, which only makes it easier and easier to change the way someone actually looks.

No one can look perfect without being edited to perfection despite who you are.


Ebola Is Back And Ready To Attack

Ebola is a viral disease, with its first known case appearing in 1976 in Nzara, Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo. It takes its name from the Ebola River near the Congolese village. Ebola has killed more than 3,400 people in West Africa. Once infected with this life-threatening disease, the virus will attack your internal organs. Some symptoms include a fever, intense weakness, muscle pain, headache and a sore throat. This will soon turn into vomiting, diarrhea, rashes, impaired kidney and liver function, and can even lead to internal and external bleeding.

Ebola is spread via animals, such as monkeys, primates, forest antelope and porcupines, which have spread the disease in Africa. Human-to-human infection happens when contact is made with mucous membranes or the bodily fluids of carriers. Because this disease is extremely contagious, areas that have come in contact with such fluids have also become infected.

This terrible, and deadly, disease is not one found in the United States, until recently. Dr. Kent Brantly is an American doctor who contracted the Ebola virus while working in Liberia. Brantley went to Liberia with his wife and their two children last year to do a two-year fellowship. Initially he was there to practice medicine in general, but when the Ebola outbreak began he took on the role of medical director in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia. It is believed that Brantley contracted the virus from another health care worker at the hospital. On August 2, 2014, Brantley was flown to Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Georgia and was immediately taken by ambulance to the Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

Brantley was the first human to be treated with Zap, which was developed by the biotech firm Map Biopharmaceutical Inc.

On August 21, 2014 Brantly was released from Emory virus free!

NBC News’s Matt Lauer sits down for an exclusive interview with Brantly on September 2, 2104, not eve two weeks after he was released. It was recently released that one of Brantly’s fellow doctors has also contracted the virus at the same hospital in Liberia. July 23rd is when Brantly first started feeling off and confused. He knew that something was wrong, but Brantly was thankful that his wife Amber and two children went back home three days earlier. He was well aware that it was very possible he would not make it through the night. He felt like he was about to die, and he did not know how long he could continue breathing that way. Brantly wants his story to be told and heard so people do not ignore what many are facing now in Liberia.

Not only did this interview provide viewers with new and important insight regarding a patient surviving Ebola, but it also followed “The Art of the Interview” written by Eric Nalder, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter. Lauer show that he did research prior to the start of his interview, planned out exactly what he wanted to cover and organized it in a way that made sense. His opener was a straightforward introduction of Dr. Kent Brantly along with some background that was needed in order for viewers to be able to follow along. He was able to get Brantly to take about anything, and found common ground allowing for no awkward pauses or moments of silence.

Because Lauer used proper interviewing skills, the interview was able to flow smoothly allowing viewers to become informed and updated on Brantly’s condition and story.