Beauty
Comment of the Week – Only Petty People Overlook Inner Beauty

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 […]

To Be Young, Gifted and Black…

…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 […]

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

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 object?” To ask […]

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

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 […]

Confession: I’m a Feminine Feminist

Our contributor Chloë Browne, who’s 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 told him I […]

Wise Guys: What Do Guys Think of Au Naturel?

Advice from three of our guy friends. This week a straight woman asks, “What do guys think when a woman doesn’t trim, shave or wax her pubic hair at all?“ Straight Single Guy (Max): My rule is simple: if I can get through the forest and perform certain acts without being inhibited, then I don’t […]

Guess Whose Year Book Pic?

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 […]

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

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 […]

Overnight Handbag: How to Prepare for a Casual Sleepover

photo by dunikowski Ladies, if there’s any chance your evening will end up in a sleepover, transform your purse into a make-shift washbag. Even if there isn’t a snowball’s chance in hell you’ll be getting nooky tonight, carry these items with you anyway — because the best hook-ups happen when you least expect them. Compact […]

Comment of the Week: How to Gain Body Confidence

PhotosByAlyssa.com A few tips, from personal experience: Losing weight can be very difficult, based on your body type, lifestyle, level of dedication to weight loss, and so forth. Building muscle only takes effort and commitment. Basically, diets can be a struggle and aren’t always successful, but having muscle tone will improve the appearance of your […]