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Tag Archive | "Beauty"

The Body Deli

Monday, November 15, 2010

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Out in Palm Desert, California, there’s a body-product shop called the Body Deli that’s set up like a real deli. Refrigerated cases hold many the fresh scrubs, masques, and hair products. The ‚Äúcosmetic chef‚ÄĚ mixes all the products in the store in small batches — using lots of local, organic ingredients like fresh fruits, veggies, [...]

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Comment of the Week: Real Women Don’t Have Airbrushed Labia

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

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photo by robbie_jim We were surprised by how many of our readers took offense at our Wise Guys’ response to the recent question, “Do Men Care What Labia Look Like?” To our mind, the guys were basically saying, “Love what you got, most men already do, porn ideals be damned.” But apparently that message didn’t [...]

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Don’t Be a Beauty Fascist When It Comes to Dating

Thursday, September 23, 2010

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Let’s imagine that you’re in a relationship with someone you really dig: they’re witty, wise beyond their years, and well versed in the ways of amore. Plus, their table manners are impeccable. And yet, you find yourself in the midst of what might be termed a moral conundrum. Your dilemma? This special someone is severely [...]

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Comment of the Week – Only Petty People Overlook Inner Beauty

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

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photo by sergeant killjoy Beauty is most definitely in the eye of the beholder! I had a birth accident that left me with a partially paralyzed face, but was raised by parents who treated me like anybody else with the potential for social success. Result? Exuberant, unselfconscious, happy me got real friends and boyfriends; the [...]

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To Be Young, Gifted and Black…

Monday, September 20, 2010

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…apparently means to be Photoshopped by Elle magazine. Or at least, that’s the theory that’s got ladies mag readers all abuzz. For their 25th anniversary issue, Elle just released 4 different covers featuring 4 different 25-year olds, “young women changing the world” they said, though they forgot to add “in Hollywood.” Let’s be clear, these [...]

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Wise Guys: How Can I Stop Men from Ogling Me?

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

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photo by voxefx Advice from three of our guy friends. This week they answer the following: “By nature, I’m very curvaceous: big boobs, thin waist, round butt. Aside from wearing a tent, I can’t really hide this fact. So, how do I get men to treat me like a human being and not a sex [...]

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Wise Guys – What Are Men Insecure About Appearance-Wise?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

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photo by Ecnerwal Advice from three of our guy friends. This week a straight woman asks, “What part of their physical appearance are guys most likely to be insecure about?“ Straight Single Guy (Max): Obviously, you would expect most men to be worried about their penis, because let’s face it, it’s an ugly thing. We [...]

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Confession: I’m a Feminine Feminist

Thursday, August 12, 2010

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photo by photogirl7 Our contributor Chlo√ę Browne, who‚Äôs pursuing an Honors Major in Gender and Sexuality Studies at at Swarthmore College, has a confession to make: A few weeks ago I was at a bar with some friends when a guy started chatting me up. He asked me what my major was, and when I [...]

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Guess Whose Year Book Pic?

Monday, July 12, 2010

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photo via UnAmericana Yep, Rachel Maddow’s. Out and proud Rachel Maddow of MSNBC’s kick-ass liberal politics show “The Rachel Maddow Show.” Maddow, who wears as little makeup as the producers will let her get away with, who would never be caught dead in feminine jewelry (let alone pearls!), who’s always in jeans and sneaks under [...]

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Yet Another Reason We’re Glad We Were ’80s Children

Thursday, July 8, 2010

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Remember back when Madonna was first huge, in the ’80s, and girls who wanted to be just like her wore black rubber bracelets up to their elbows and multiple crucifixes, even if they were Jewish? It seems almost quaint now that girls are wearing imported, illegal contact lenses that may damage their eyesight, just to [...]

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