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Why This Beauty Blogger Went Vegan & Why It’s Important

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Known for her YouTube channelThe Beauty Bybel, beauty blogger Carli Bybel regularly posts hair and makeup tutorial videos. Over 4 million people subscribe to the channel, along with 3.2 million following her on Instagram and 2.7 million on  Facebook. I think it’s safe to say that she has a massive reach on social media.

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I already anticipate that this article will receive a lot of flack for promoting a ‘beauty blogger,’ but the reality is, she found her passion and she used it to her advantage. Being a makeup artist is just as valid as being any other kind of artist; whether one uses canvas or skin, expressing oneself through art is a personal choice, and there is nothing inherently negative about either one.

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I find it unsettling how quick women are to judge each other for either wearing too much makeup or not enough, and just because someone chooses to show other males and females how to do makeup does not make them a bad person, or unintelligent, or vain. They are choosing to celebrate their beauty in their own way. I personally love wearing makeup because I find it exciting that I can change my look up to suit my mood, but I am also a huge advocate for going the natural route, because frankly, I’m comfortable in the skin I’m in and with any choices I make in regards to my appearance. I am happy for anyone who chooses to do what they want, for themselves, by themselves, if it makes them happy.

So now that I’ve said my piece, I want to focus on how important it is that a beauty blogger like Carli Bybel is now going vegan and choosing to only use and promote products that are vegan and cruelty free.

About a week ago, Carli posted a YouTube video highlighting her diet routine with her boyfriend, Brett Cap, who is a personal trainer and fitness expert. In the video Carli mentions how she and her boyfriend cut out gluten from their diet because Carli has very bad eczema and now knows that poor food choices were to blame. They also explain that they completely cut out red meat and milk for a year, inspired by the documentary Cowspiracy. She also expressed how she wanted to try going vegan. This generated her a lot of unwanted positive attention from other YouTube bloggers, especially ones that don’t eat animals. 

FreeLee the Banana Girl is not only known for being vegan but for promoting a Raw Till 4 Lifestyle. She took to her YouTube Channel to respond to Carli’s diet choice.

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That Vegan Couple also offered their perspective in a very helpful manner, not only advocating Veganism, but helping to educate about it as well.

After Carli did more research and after having watched these videos, she decided to take the plunge and go vegan. She explains she was just fed up with her eczema, and knowing that seafood was a major component to her flareups, decided she needed to do some healing from the inside out.

I wanted to call attention to Carli’s decision because she has such a strong media presence; this means she has the power to influence and persuade many people to make better and healthier choices.

Another major reason for celebrating her choice is that the beauty industry hardly has any standards when it comes to what we put on our skin and women are the largest target audiences for that. The beauty industry preys on our insecurities, focusing only on money and not consumer (or animal) welfare. As a result, they cut corners and hurt plenty of animals along the way. (We have an article about vegan products under 12$ here.)

Carli definitely received a lot of preemptive criticism and judgement from hardcore vegans, however (see below).

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But she has made it clear that she is beginning the transition to vegan and cruelty free products, which is absolutely amazing for the millions of followers she has, as I’m sure the impact of her choices will ripple through the industry, hopefully bringing more attention to the cruelty that animals face at our own expense. We have another article about vegan beauty products which you can check out here; if you’re thinking of making the transition, it may help!

Below is the video of her declaring to go vegan.

If you’re thinking about making the switch to veganism, plant-based, or even becoming a reducetarian, we applaud you for making a healthier choice not only for you but for the environment as well.

It’s important to note that not only are we all different, every body is different also. Listen to yourself and be self-aware. Do your own research when making a diet change and be proactive with your health!

And for anyone else who suffers from eczema, we have an amazing article about how a mother cured her daughter’s eczema with a raw diet, which you can access here.

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A large portion of our journalism that you’re used to seeing on our Collective Evolution platform has now moved over to The Pulse. We will be publishing most of our news articles there, while Collective Evolution focuses more on personal development.

You can follow The Pulse on Telegram, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  

We’ve done this for a number of reasons, mainly due to the struggles we’ve had with regards to extreme censorship at Collective Evolution. We hope you join us over at The Pulse in our quest to keep doing what we do!

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Abductions & Car Vandalism – Startling Australian UFO Report Unclassified

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An uncovered Australian report performed by their Department of Defence. “Scientific Intelligence — General — Unidentified Flying Objects” is trending again. Those who have done extensive research on UFOs will find the Australian version of disclosure to be far more intellectually honest than the American version. Albeit it was conducted decades ago.

According to ex-US intelligence official Luis Elizondo, the Defense Department’s Inspector General is presently conducting three reviews. The inquiries vary from the Department of Defense’s handling of UFO claims to Elizondo’s alleged whistleblower retribution. The open IG cases are crucial to Australia’s report because they establish beyond a shadow of a doubt that the US Department of Defense is being dishonest and shady when it comes to the UFO subject. For decades, Australia has been a loyal friend of the United States. Within Australia’s boundaries, they share a military installation (Pine Gap). When a close defense ally’s intelligence agencies determined that the US was not being intellectually honest in its approach, perhaps it is reasonable to conclude that there is more to the tale than the 144 incidents studied since 2004 by the UAPTF.

The CIA became alarmed at the overloading of military communications during the mass sightings of 1952 and considered the possibility that the USSR may take advantage of such a situation.

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According to the summary, OSI, acting through the Robertson-Panel, encouraged the USAF to use Project Blue Book to publicly “debunk” UFOs. In a tragic twist of fate, when Australian authorities sought explanations from the US Air Force, the allegation was debunked. The authors of the study were depicted as conspiratorial and even crazy by the US Air Force. Ross Coulthart reported this, and it may be heard in a recent Project Unity interview. Courthart is an award-winning investigative journalist who is drawn to forbidden subjects. He also stated on the same podcast that a senior US Navy official identified as Nat Kobitz told him that the US had been in the midst of reverse-engineering numerous non-human craft. According to his obituary, Mr. Kobitz was a former Director of Research and Development at Naval Sea Systems Command.

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PGA Tour To End COVID Testing For Both Vaccinated & Non-Vaccinated Players

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  • The Facts:

    The PGA Tour has announced that it will stop testing players every week, regardless of whether they have been vaccinated or not.

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    Are PCR tests appropriate to identify infectious people? Should people who are healthy and not sick be tested at all, anywhere?

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The picture you see above is of John Rahm, a professional golfer on the PGA tour being carted off the golf course after tournament officials told him he had COVID. He was healthy and had no symptoms, yet was forced to withdraw from the tournament. He was told in front of the camera’s, and a big scene was made out of the event. You would think something like that, especially when you are a big time sports figure, would be done behind closed doors with some privacy.

Earlier on in June a spokesperson for the PGA Tour said that more than 50 percent of players on the PGA tour have been vaccinated. Although it seems that the majority of players on the tour will be fully vaccinated judging by this statement, it does leave a fairly large minority who won’t be, and that’s something we’re seeing across the globe as COVID vaccine hesitancy remains high for multiple reasons.

We are pleased to announce, after consultation with PGA Tour medical advisors, that due to the high rate of vaccination among all constituents on the PGA Tour, as well as other positively trending factors across the country, testing for COVID-19 will no longer be required as a condition of competition beginning with the 3M Open. – PGA tour Senior VP Tyler Dennis

The tour recently announced that the testing of players every week will stop starting in July for both the vaccinated and the unvaccinated. This was an unexpected announcement given the fact that, at least it seems in some countries, vaccinated individuals will enjoy previous rights and freedoms that everyone did before the pandemic. Travelling without need to quarantine and possibly in the future not having to be tested could be a few of those privileges. Others may include attending concerts, sporting events, or perhaps even keeping their job depending on whether or not their employer deems it to be mandatory, if that’s even legally possible. We will see what happens.

Luckily for professional golfers, regardless of their vaccination status they won’t have to worry about testing positive for COVID, especially if they’re not sick. This is the appropriate move by the PGA tour, who is represented by their players and it’s a move that the players themselves may have had a say in. It’s important because PCR tests are not designed nor are they appropriate for identifying infectious people. A number of scientists have been emphasizing this since the beginning of the pandemic. More recently, a letter to the editor published in the Journal of infection explain why more than half of al “positive” PCR tests are likely to have been people who are not infectious, otherwise known as “false positives.”

This is why the Swedish Public Health agency has a notice on their website explaining how and why polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests are not useful for determining if someone is infected with COVID or if someone can transmit it to others, and it’s better to use someone who is actually showing symptoms as a judgement call of whether or not they could be infected or free from infection.

PCR tests using a high cycle threshold are extremely sensitive. An article published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases found that among positive PCR samples with a cycle count over 35, only 3 percent of the samples showed viral replication. This can be interpreted as, if someone tests positive via PCR when a Ct of 35 or higher is used, the probability that said person is actually infected is less than 3%, and the probability that said result is a false positive is 97 percent. This begs the question, why has Manitoba, Canada, for example, using cycle thresholds of up to 45 to identify “positive” people?

When it comes to golf, the fact that spread occurring in an outdoor setting is highly unlikely could have been a factor, but it’s also important to mention that asymptomatic spread within one’s own household is also considerably rare. It really makes you wonder what’s going on here, doesn’t it?

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