September 4, 2019 // Archive

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04 Sep

A Liberty Academy student was taken for treatment after reporting he was suffering from a mental health problem and had access to a gun.

Law enforcement officers took the student to a facility for treatment Tuesday and located the gun immediately after the outcry, said Shawna Currie, spokeswoman for the Victoria Independent School District.

“He felt like he was going to harm himself or others,” she said.

Currie said district officials did not think students were in danger.

She added the student had made no threat, and the firearm was never on campus.

“He did exactly what he needed to do,” she said. “He went to someone he trusted and made an outcry.”

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04 Sep

The Kettering Medical Sleep Center is offering Inspire, a device that’s implanted under the skin of the neck and chest during an outpatient procedure to treat obstructive sleep apnea.

The device is controlled by a small, handheld remote. While you sleep, it delivers mild stimulation to key airway muscles, allowing the airway to remain open without a mask, hose or machine.

“We are excited to be the first in the Dayton area to offer the Inspire sleep apnea system,” says Kevin Carter, DO, medical director of the Sleep Center at Kettering Medical Center.

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04 Sep

Harvesting has officially begun in Bordeaux, where the first grapes for dry white wines were picked this week.

Château Smith Haut Lafitte, producer of some of the region’s most lauded white wines, began bringing in its first parcels of Sauvignon Blanc on 27 August.

Fierce heatwaves in both June and July slowed up the ripening the process, but there was optimism among estates that the relatively short-lived heat spikes will not have caused lasting damage to Bordeaux’s 2019 white wine vintage.

Decanter’s chief Bordeaux critic, Jane Anson, told, ‘There’s no question that this has been a hot summer, which must be a little worrying for the acid balance in the whites, although August generally saw cooler temperatures than the heatwave of July, and with many whites coming in this week, there is plenty of optimism for the harvest.’

Florence Cathiard, co-owner of Smith-Haut-Lafitte, told the France 3 station this week that she expected a ‘superb’ white wine crop.

Nearby Château Olivier, also in the Pessac-Léognan appellation south of Bordeaux centre, started its white wine harvest on 29 August.

Testing showed ‘a promising balance between sugar and acidity levels,’ it said, adding that fine weather has kept vineyard diseases away. Veraison – where the grapes begin to change colour and ripen – has been uniform, it said.

‘The current sunny and dry weather conditions are a great way to start the 2019 harvest,’ said Olivier.

A smaller crop? Not for everybody…

French government estimates released last week said that Bordeaux was heading for a smaller overall 2019 harvest versus 2018, largely due to rain in some places during flowering in June, plus record-breaking heatwaves and cases of spring frost.

However, it is notoriously difficult to generalise and some estates saw yields hit hard by mildew attacks in 2018.

Quantity levels at Smith-Haut-Lafitte would likely return to normal at the organically-farmed estate in 2019 following a 2018 vintage that saw production fall by 50%, Cathiard told France 3.


Red wine grapes are further back on their journey and harvesting is not expected to start in earnest in Bordeaux until later in September.

Weather forecasts for the next fortnight looked promising on Friday (30 August), with mostly dry, warm and sunny weather.

Gabriel Vialard, technical director at Château Haut-Bailly, told, ‘We can expect to harvest around 20 September [and we think] the harvest looks promising both in quality and quantity.’

France’s agriculture ministry has said it expects the country’s 2019 harvest to be around 43.3 million hectolitres, at the low end of its earlier forecast range. That would make the 2019 vintage 12% smaller than the 2018 crop.


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04 Sep

Fenty Beauty Cognac Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick ($25.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a deep, coppery brown with warm, reddish undertones and a pearly sheen. It had opaque pigmentation when applied directly from the tube, and more medium, buildable coverage when applied with a brush or fingertip. The texture felt smooth, slightly emollient (but not wet or creamy), and it had enough slip that I could transfer product from my fingertip to my cheeks without it drying down entirely.

The cream blush was thin, more power-like when applied to my cheeks, and it dried down fast enough that I felt like I had to work very quickly to diffuse the edges of the blush. It didn’t blend out as evenly as I could, unfortunately, and as a result, the permanent version performed somewhat worse compared to the holiday mini release did. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading visibly.

  • MAC Hard to Get (P, $27.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).
  • MAC Glow With It (P, $33.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Dior Blush Bronze (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • MAC Earthshine (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • NARS Lovejoy (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar).
  • LORAC Spotlight (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar).
  • NYX Deep Plum (P, $6.50) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.25 oz. – $100.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be long-wearing with a “light-as-air,” “blendable” texture that “lives to be layered.” They twist-up and are medium-sized with a domed edge. I found that applying to my fingertips worked better than direct application, as it enabled me greater control over coverage level as well as placement, and if you tend to apply over foundation, then this will help keep the Match Stix cleaner, too.

The texture was thin, and it did seem to go from a “cream” in the tube to a more powder-like product once on the skin. They were fairly blendable with a few being more sparkly with less visible base color, which may not be for everyone, and others had a more pearl-like sheen that didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. Most shades applied and blended out without lifting up foundation or pulling into pores (over bare skin), but the ones that did tended to have larger particles in them. They lasted between six and eight hours on me.

A problem I had throughout just swatching each shade on my cheeks for photos was that whatever was exposed was a bit dry, more powdery to the touch, and I felt like I had to really warm the product up and/or swipe it back and forth on the back of my hand to refresh the texture. This is not uncommon with drier, cream-based formulas, but it’s still a downside and an area that could be improved upon. Some shades were very pigmented, others were medium and buildable, and a couple were sheerer.

Browse all of our Fenty Beauty Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick swatches.


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04 Sep

Ed. note: Brian Cuban wrote this piece for the Texas Bar Journal, and it is being republished here with the permission of the State Bar of Texas.

Lawyers are 3.6 times as likely as non-lawyers to suffer from depression. We have the highest problem drinking rate. It seems like once a month I read about a lawyer dying by suicide (this month has been no exception). We are fourth in that category.

It breaks my heart each time I learn that we have lost another colleague. I may see it on Facebook, Twitter, or a news article. It is rare that suicide is specifically mentioned, but there may be a request in lieu of flowers for a donation to a mental health organization or there may be commentary about the person’s struggle with mental health issues.

We can’t bring ourselves to say the word. We make the donation. We grieve. Maybe tweet out or Facebook post the number to a suicide crisis line. We talk about reaching out. Then we lose another. And another.

In 2005, I stood on the precipice of becoming a tragic statistic as a result of my mental health struggles. That summer, after decades of depression, alcohol, and cocaine addiction, I lost all hope. I looked in the mirror and saw a monster, ugly inside and out. A circus freak who deserved to be locked away in a pitch-black dungeon, shackled to the walls so my “sickness” did not infect anyone else.

In those aphotic moments, it suddenly made perfect sense to me. I would do my family a favor by relieving them of my burden. Self-cull the Cuban herd of the lone black sheep. I did not see a selfish act. I had no concept of “selfish.” Living in the dense fog of suicidal ideation, it was an act of love. A thought process that may seem unfathomable to anyone who has not dwelled in that type of darkness, with seemingly no way to climb out. Days spent in bed, crying and hoping for an end to the pain of loneliness and isolation with no way to articulate it to those who care.

It was a close call. I was lucky to have family and a friend who did not mind their own business. My brothers showed up at my home. They dragged me kicking and screaming to a local psychiatric hospital for what would be my first of two trips over the next two years.

As they pulled me out of bed and forced me to get dressed, evidence of the depth of my problems was strewn about the room. Empty and half-full bottles of booze on the floor. Cocaine lines on the nightstand. Xanax tablets strewn over the imported marble top of my dresser. In addition to the pills, I was chugging whiskey as a sleep aid to come down from the cocaine high — a difficult if not impossible way to engage in the competent practice of law. As we walked out the door, I heard my younger brother, Jeff, mention addiction and drinking issues. My older, Mark, focused on depression. They were both right.

The drive to the hospital consisted of me screaming at my brothers to take me back home and leave me alone. I wanted the people who loved me most in the world out of my life. They were trying to save me.

As we walked through the doors of the psychiatric facility, it dawned on me that there was going to be an attempt to have me committed. I was not going to let that happen. I put my law degree to use. I made it clear, sitting with the attending psychiatric physician, that I was not a danger to myself or others. I convinced him that I had no intention of harming myself. To the chagrin of my brothers, they could not keep me there. When we returned to my house, they took my car keys and demanded that I not leave for two weeks so I could sober up and “get my head on straight.” I recall thinking that was fine because my cocaine dealer made house calls. My family was no different than any other. They struggled to understand my problems and were learning about addiction and major depression in the moment, while also trying to save my life.

Tough lessons under any circumstances.

It would take one more trip to that hospital after a two-day drug-and-alcohol-induced blackout before I would begin my long-term recovery journey. I often reflect back on those brutal moments and wonder why I am still here. There was clearly a timing factor. People did not mind their own business at the right moment for intervention to occur before I completed the act of suicide.

Tragically, that is not always the case. Whether its depression, addiction, or other mental health variables, we can’t be there every moment and those tragic and life-changing/ending thoughts can come quickly and without warning.

The good news is that we all have the ability to play a significant role in changing the course of a life by simply doing what my friend and brothers did. By stepping outside of our comfort zone. By not minding our own business. We can look within ourselves and pledge to pay attention. To lend an ear. Here is a simple method I use to engage when I suspect someone is struggling even if I have no idea what the issue may be.

Me: “(First Name), you looked stressed today, everything OK? Anything I can do to help?”

Possible response: “Appreciate it, I’m fine, thanks for asking.”

Don’t walk away! Repeat the message.

Me: “Glad to hear that, but I want you to know that if you want to talk, I am a good ear.” (or something like that)

What you have done is provide a message that can prompt someone into thinking about getting help even if he or she is not ready at that moment, and with the quick repeat message, you have reinforced it and provided a window for the person to change his or her mind. In those few seconds, people do change their minds. The tap on the shoulder comes as you walk away. Or maybe you get a call or text later in the day.

Possible response: “Now that you mention it, can we talk?”

Regardless of the response, you have now become a vital cog in positive mental health messaging. No accusations.  No judgment. Just empathy and support.

The person may not be ready to talk about it or not want to talk about it with you. They may reach out to someone they have a comfort level with. It doesn’t matter. The messaging is as important as the response. The knowledge that people do care is implanted and reinforced. I had a lawyer tell me that he was not ready when I stepped out of my comfort zone, but he never forgot that I cared and after a cumulation of people not minding their own business, he sought help for both his depression and problem drinking.

Each time we don’t mind our own business, it could be that one moment that changes the course of someone’s life. It also could be one of a series of touchpoints that eventually gets that person to seek help.

Not minding your own business will not save everyone. As long as there is human suffering, there will be tragedy. We cannot be there every moment of the day when someone is struggling, and I know from experience that the thoughts and desire to act can come on fast without warning to anyone else. Not minding your own business, however, may be the one moment that you need to save just one person by interrupting a terrible, dark process. Take that chance. Be uncomfortable. Reach out. Interrupt.

Pledge to ask someone how he or she is doing and let him or her know you are there for an ear. When you see how easy it is, think about doing it again and again. It costs nothing but some time. Those few seconds can change the course of a life. The benefits can last a lifetime.

Brian Cuban (@bcuban) is The Addicted Lawyer. Brian is the author of the Amazon best-selling book, The Addicted Lawyer: Tales Of The Bar, Booze, Blow & Redemption (affiliate link). A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, he somehow made it through as an alcoholic then added cocaine to his résumé as a practicing attorney. He went into recovery April 8, 2007. He left the practice of law and now writes and speaks on recovery topics, not only for the legal profession, but on recovery in general. He can be reached at

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04 Sep

The Atlanta-based Nap Ministry recognizes the power of rest and is working to raise awareness of sleep deprivation as a social justice issue, reports USA Today.

They invite people to collectively nap at their events, with yoga mats, pillows, music and blankets.

The Nap Ministry also strives to create a safe space for people who are struggling to process traumatic events such as mass shootings and racism.

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04 Sep

PASO ROBLES — Wine grape growers in the Paso Robles AVA are still watching, waiting and more importantly looking for buyers.

Harvest is going to start late again this year. It is still a couple of weeks away from earnestly beginning, according to Mindy Allen, of Custom Vineyard Application and Martinez Farming, both based in Templeton.

“We just needed the heat to ripen the fruit,” Allen said, adding that the daytime highs — upper 80s to upper 90s — seen this week and projected into next week are just what they need. “We’ve got the heat now which we need. We are starting to catch up a little bit on the number of our growing degree days.”

In many ways, 2019 mirrors 2018, both had wet winters and mild springs and as a result, the harvest didn’t really get rolling until mid-September and continued through the end of November.

“Last year we didn’t finish until Thanksgiving and I guarantee this year will be the same,” said Allen, who has more than 20 years of experience in the wine grape growing business.

Part of the reason for the late start to harvest this year is “we had a really wet winter and a very cool spring so what happened was there was so much moisture in the soil that didn’t evaporate,” Allen said.

Because of all of the moisture and cool spring, there was a concern that shatter would devastate the crop as it did in 2015.

Grape shatter, known as coulure in French, is a viticultural hazard that is the result of metabolic reactions to weather conditions that causes a failure of grapes to develop after flowering. Fruit setting usually takes place in May here.

“We were really concerned we were going to have shatter and mimick 2015 when from bloom to set there wasn’t enough heat to set the fruit,” Allen said. “But luckily during those two weeks we had just enough heat and we had a good set. It was a miracle really.”

The cool temperatures also pushed back veraison — the stage when the grape berries begin the ripening process. It normally takes place 40 to 50 days after fruit set. During this stage, the colors of the grape take form — red/black or yellow/green depending on the grape varieties.

Following fruit set, the grape berries are green and hard to the touch. They begin to grow to about half their final size when they enter the stage of veraison.

Allen says some vineyards are still going through veraison.

“I have some stuff that is only 30 percent through veraison,” she said.

Another concern is uneven ripening, but Allen said if the warmer temperatures continue without any dramatic spikes up or down everything is going to be OK in the vineyard.

“Every year mother nature gives us some type of challenge and we always get through it,” Allen said. “If we can get some evening ripening this should be a fantastic vintage.”

Last year was a banner year in terms of the quantity of fruit and the quality is being hailed as well. This year appears to be another sizable crop and if everything stays on track quality is expected to be outstanding once again.

While the weather has been a concern, Allen said the greater issue will be finding a home for all of the fruit. Supply is greater than demand this year, Allen said.

“The bigger focus is the amount of unsold fruit,” Allen said. “I think every single once of us knows someone with unsold fruit.”

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04 Sep

Norvina Vol. 1

Anastasia Norvina Vol. 1 Pro Pigment Palette ($60.00 for 1.575 oz.) includes an array of brightly-hued matte shades paired with a few pops of shimmer. The only shimmer I had issues with was D2, which was drier, thin, and weak in pigment/more prone to fading, while the mattes were typically quite pigmented with light to moderate powderiness, slight fallout, and decent wear (seven to eight hours). The mattes were inconsistent when it came to blending out; some were easy to work with while others required more time to blend out. Unless one is using a white base, I think some of the nuances between shades ends up getting lost during application (like A2 and B5, A3 and B1, C5 and E5, and E2 and E4).

I think that some of the brighter matte shades were better at retaining their intensity and vivid hues than past formulas I’ve tried (in similar colors) but often required more effort and patience to blend out; it was particularly noticeable when I compare dupes side-by-side as Anastasia’s has a richness to it that is often lacking in potential dupes. The majority of the red, pink, and purple-leaning shades stained my lid into the next day, which may or may not be an issue for you; the staining occurred even over translucent primer (Smashbox 24HR).

NOTICE for the following shades: A2, A3, A5, B1, B3, B4, B5, C4, C5, D2, D3, D4, D5, E1, E2, E4, E5. All products categorized under “Pigment” carry a warning in the US that the product is “not intended for use in the immediate eye area.” Brands in the US typically market these products as “Pigments” (instead of “Eyeshadow”), and there is often a warning on the back of packaging or the label. The product includes color additives that are not approved for usage on the eyes per the FDA. Some color additives in “Pigments” have no usage restrictions in the EU, per CosIng, and can be used on the eyes. We recommend checking ingredients to confirm current safety assessment/restrictions: FDA/CosIng.

A1 (Norvina Vol. 1)

A1 (Norvina Vol. 1) is a pale lavender with subtle, cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation with a soft, slightly loosely-pressed consistency that was a smidgen dusty in the pan. The color applied evenly to bare skin and blended out without difficulty. It wore well for seven hours on me before fading noticeably.

A2 (Norvina Vol. 1)

A2 (Norvina Vol. 1) is a bright, medium purple with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, while the texture felt slightly drier and thin to the touch with light powderiness (but not much in the way of fallout). The product applied fairly evenly to bare skin, but it seemed to stick a bit more intensely to certain places so it took more effort to diffuse and blend out along the edges. It stayed on well for eight hours and left a strong stain behind.

A3 (Norvina Vol. 1)

A3 (Norvina Vol. 1) is a deep plum with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had rich color coverage that applied evenly and smoothly to bare skin. The texture was soft, finely-milled, and more substantial than some mattes in the palette, which I’ve found tends to improve performance (especially over bare skin). The eyeshadow blended out without too much effort along the edges but did take more work than a perfect formula would have. It lasted nicely for eight hours and left a strong behind after.

A4 (Norvina Vol. 1)

A4 (Norvina Vol. 1) is a bright, golden copper with strong, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The consistency was smooth, soft, and thin without being too thin or prone to sheering out. The eyeshadow had opaque color payoff that wore well for eight hours on me before I noticed any fading.

A5 (Norvina Vol. 1)

A5 (Norvina Vol. 1) is a bright, medium fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a matte finish. It had rich color payoff that applied well to bare skin and blended out nicely along the edges. The texture was soft, slightly drier to the touch, but it wasn’t prone to sheering out too readily nor was fallout an issue. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours before fading visibly, and it did leave a stain behind.

B1 (Norvina Vol. 1)

B1 (Norvina Vol. 1) is a medium magenta pink with strong, cool undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had a soft, lightly powdery consistency that had light fallout during application. The pigmentation was opaque in a single layer, though it sheered out a bit when blended out so I needed to go back with a second layer to build the coverage back up. It lasted nicely for eight and a half hours and did leave a stain behind.

B2 (Norvina Vol. 1)

B2 (Norvina Vol. 1) is a light-medium bronze with warm undertones and a metallic finish. It had rich pigmentation that adhered well to my lid without sheering out too readily but still diffused easily along the edges for a seamless application. The texture was smooth to the touch, dense but on the thinner side, and wasn’t prone to fallout. It wore well for eight hours on me before it showed signs of fading.

B3 (Norvina Vol. 1)

B3 (Norvina Vol. 1) is a bright, light fuchsia pink with subtle, warm undertones and cooler bluish-pink pearl and micro-sparkle. It had opaque color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that was slightly drier to the touch but applied well to my lid. It stayed on well for seven and a half hours before I noticed fading.

B4 (Norvina Vol. 1)

B4 (Norvina Vol. 1) is a muted, medium purple with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that needed a more opaque (or white) base to get to truly opaque coverage that didn’t appear patchy. Over bare skin or applied on top of translucent primer, it looked somewhat patchy and was harder to diffuse along the edges without losing some intensity. The texture was moderately powdery and was prone to fallout as well. It lasted nicely for seven and a half hours on me before fading, and it left a faint stain behind.

B5 (Norvina Vol. 1)

B5 (Norvina Vol. 1) is a muted, medium-dark plum with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. There were fine flecks of micro-sparkle strewn throughout, but it appeared pretty matte to my eye when applied. The texture was soft, fairly silky, but it was moderately powdery and sheered out a bit when applied initially, though it could be built up. The pigmentation was more semi-opaque to nearly opaque in one layer. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me before it showed signs of fading.

C1 (Norvina Vol. 1)

C1 (Norvina Vol. 1) is a bright white with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. It had a soft, silky consistency that was lightly powdery but also felt a touch on the drier side. I felt like it did not sit as kindly on my lids as other shades, as it had a tendency to emphasize dryness and texture. The pigmentation was nearly opaque in a single layer, though it sheered out to more semi-opaque coverage in practice. It stayed on decently for seven hours on me before fading visibly.

C2 (Norvina Vol. 1)

C2 (Norvina Vol. 1) is a light-medium gold with subtle, warm undertones and a sparkling sheen. The eyeshadow had good color coverage in one layer, but the more emollient consistency made it prone to skipping when applied. I had the best luck applying this by patting it onto my lid using a fingertip or a wet brush rather than a dry brush. It lasted nicely for seven hours but had light fallout over time.

C3 (Norvina Vol. 1)

C3 (Norvina Vol. 1) is a medium-dark, coppery red with warm undertones and a metallic finish. It had opaque color payoff that applied well to bare skin with a smooth, even lay down of color. The consistency was smooth to the touch, dense but not too thick or too heavy, and blendable. It wore well for eight hours before showing signs of fading.

C4 (Norvina Vol. 1)

C4 (Norvina Vol. 1) is a muted, medium-dark berry with cooler undertones and a matte finish. It had medium color coverage that was only buildable over primer or a lightly tacky base. The eyeshadow had a softer, more finely-milled feel, but it was quite powdery, prone to sheering out, and had moderate fallout. It blended out more seamlessly along the edge than some of the other pinks/purples in the palette, though. This shade stayed on well for seven and a half hours on me before fading.

C5 (Norvina Vol. 1)

C5 (Norvina Vol. 1) is a medium-dark brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth, lightly powdery consistency that felt velvety to the touch. The color applied evenly to bare skin and blended out without difficulty. The product lasted well for seven and a half hours on my lid before fading visibly.

D1 (Norvina Vol. 1)

D1 (Norvina Vol. 1) is a medium yellow with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had opaque pigmentation that applied fairly evenly to bare skin, but the texture was slightly dry and did seem to emphasize my lid texture a touch. It wore nicely for seven and a half hours on me before I noticed any fading.

D2 (Norvina Vol. 1)

D2 (Norvina Vol. 1) is a light-medium, cooler blue with flecks of multi-colored shimmer and micro-sparkle. The texture was drier, thin, and stiffer to work with, which resulted in more medium, buildable coverage and gave the edge a harsher line as it didn’t want to spread and diffuse easily. It stayed on well for six and a half hours on me before showing signs of fading.

D3 (Norvina Vol. 1)

D3 (Norvina Vol. 1) is a deep red with cool undertones and a matte finish. The product was richly pigmented with a smooth, velvety consistency that was a touch powdery in the pan but applied well to bare skin. It blended out with little effort and retained most of its intensity. This shade lasted well for eight and a half hours on me and left a stain behind.

D4 (Norvina Vol. 1)

D4 (Norvina Vol. 1) is a rich, deep cobalt blue with cool undertones and flecks of random, blue micro-sparkle scattered on top. The texture was soft, a little drier and somewhat powdery in the pan, but it applied with very little fallout and blended out decently along the edges. It had opaque pigmentation but did seem to darken and lose some of its brightness in practice. The product wore well for seven and a half hours on me before fading a bit.

D5 (Norvina Vol. 1)

D5 (Norvina Vol. 1) is a dark black with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. The pigmentation was opaque in one layer, while the consistency was smooth, silky, and more finely-milled than other shades in the palette. The eyeshadow applied evenly and blended out nicely along the edges. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading visibly.

E1 (Norvina Vol. 1)

E1 (Norvina Vol. 1) is a rich, medium coral with strong, warm undertones and a peachy-gold shimmer finish. It had rich color coverage that applied evenly and smoothly to my lid. The texture was smooth to the touch, dense without being heavy, and blendable. This shade lasted nicely for eight hours on me before I noticed any fading.

E2 (Norvina Vol. 1)

E2 (Norvina Vol. 1) is a bright, medium orange with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had a thinner, slightly dry consistency, but it managed to retain its opaque coverage when applied to bare skin. I didn’t have any issues with diffusing the edge of this shade either. It wore well for eight hour son me before showing signs of fading.

E3 (Norvina Vol. 1)

E3 (Norvina Vol. 1) is a darker, mustard yellow with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which was buildable to opaque coverage with a second layer. The eyeshadow had a soft, lightly powdery consistency that had some substance to it, so it didn’t seem prone to sheering out when applied on my skin. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading visibly on my lid.

E4 (Norvina Vol. 1)

E4 (Norvina Vol. 1) is a bright, coral-red with warm undertones and a matte finish. The product had opaque color payoff paired with a drier, slightly thin consistency that still felt and applied better on my lid than when initially swatched. It lasted nicely for eight and a half hours and left a stain behind.

E5 (Norvina Vol. 1)

E5 (Norvina Vol. 1) is a medium-dark burgundy with warmer undertones and a matte finish. It had good color coverage, but it was incredibly powdery and drier, which resulted in fallout and a tendency to sheer out (and that led to more fallout). This shade was blendable, though, and it was easier to work with than some of the brighter mattes in the palette. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

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04 Sep

NEW YORK (AP) — A benefit concert for suicide prevention featuring the music of the late star Avicii is being planned for Dec. 5 in Stockholm, Sweden.

Proceeds will support the work of the new Tim Bergling Foundation, named for the musician who killed himself in April 2018. His songs “Wake Me Up!,” ″Addicted to You” and the posthumous “SOS” topped the dance music charts.

The concert will feature many of the singers, including Adam Lambert and Rita Ora, who were on Avicii’s recordings and will be the first time many of them have been performed live.

David Guetta and Kygo are among the electronic dance music stars that will perform opening sets.

Organizers said tickets go on sale Thursday.

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04 Sep

Can you solve this sleep medicine-themed crossword puzzle, designed specifically for Sleep Review readers? A hard copy published in the August/September 2019 issue.

Click on the thumbnail or 0819Crossword to open a printable PDF.


1 Existing together with another medical condition
4 Furniture designed for sleep
7 Voice ___ (larynx)
8 Increase in size
10 Shut__ (sleep)
11 Put into place
12 Term that came to mean a hot drink taken before going to bed
14 They provide instructions for the use of a machine
15 Medical quantity
17 Problem
20 Orb that never sleeps
21 Supplements of this mineral have led to some positive results in treating RLS
22 Peach state, abbr.
25 Diaphragm is the major one that controls breathing
28 Take a siesta
29 Researchers recently linked severe ___to impaired coronary flow reserve, abbr.
31 One of the risk factors for developing sleep apnea
32 Executive slumber at the office, 2 words


1 One of many challenging mental games that can alleviate RLS symptoms by  occupying a patient’s mind
2 Hormone secreted by the pineal gland that is used to adjust the body’s internal clock
3 Unusual
4 Little ____ -peep
5 Mild to moderate ____ can prevent the appearance of RLS symptoms 6 Catches some Z’s
7 A hot one before going to bed helps you get a better night’s sleep, per some medical research
9 The E in PET
13 Jaw
14 Company that has come out with Trace, a patient data visualization and reporting software
15 Doctor of Science, abbr.
16 No longer under consideration
18 Tin symbol
19 First morning action, 2 words
23 Bedtime story starter
24 Type of pillow
26 “Home of the brave,” abbr.
27 To tire
30 Start

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Answer Key


Myles Mellor is a full-time professional crossword puzzle writer who is internationally published.

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