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I have been so lucky to have spent close to two weeks housesitting for a lovely family. It's been so wonderful having two beautiful pets to play with and care for: a friendly ginger girl cat, and Pappi the Papillon.
As if professional women don't have enough to worry about, a new Garnier ad suggests busy moms should feel guilty about their
Now when I see someone else with large or noticeable scars, I think about his or her spirit. I think about how he or she experienced something that was difficult or even traumatic, and survived and is now flourishing. To me, that's the most attractive quality any person can possibly possess -- unfailing optimism, power, courage, strength of mind. To me, a scar is a beauty mark.
"We are all beautiful." "Everyone is beautiful to somebody." It's cheerful stuff. It builds the self-esteem, makes people feel valued, and spreads joy and happiness across the Internet. It's also bullcrap.
Cassia Tsura. Performer. Rakel Lindgren. Actress, model. "I don't want to say that I want women to start growing their armpit
To say a woman is ugly based on her appearance means you haven't really looked at her. It's ignorance. Beauty is more than meets the eye. It goes deeper than that. There are layers of beauty. Beauty is body, mind, heart, and soul.
But is Dove's idea of change what we should be focusing on? In the early 2000s, Dove executives began looking for a way to
[H/T GodVine] "If we can see the beauty in others, why can't we see it in ourselves?" the spot poignantly asks. If you were
Go home, Daily Mail. You're definitely part of the problem. Completely ignoring Beyonce's point that we should stop determining
My little hiatus from shaving has been awesome. I've learned some new things about myself, engaged in some substantial, thoughtful dialogue with many peers, and got to play around with some social norms.
I remember hating my face and hating my skin and looking at all the girls around me in middle school and on TV and in ads and feeling like I was a monstrosity in comparison. I think makeup can be empowering, but acknowledging that it isn't natural is important.
Schatz interviewed and photographed hundreds of athletes for the book, a project he says was inspired by his interest in
Beautiful was a word that I'd heard so many times -- flung from girl to girl in some shallow exchange of words that was rarely ever meant -- that it lost all meaning to me. Beautiful is a bound-up, broken word in a culture that matches it against thigh sizes and blemish-free skin.
To her credit, lulzmolly still has the jacket and found the whole thing more hilarious than insulting. She even bought a
Ever wondered when and why two-piece swimsuits and stiletto heels became so ubiquitous? Turns out the history of women's
Every woman on this planet is a real woman. There is not one single "type" that is better or womanlier than another. There is not one woman who holds the title of supreme, but... real? Real is what we all are.
Be the shining beacon of body-positivity on Facebook. Not just for yourself, but for your friends, too-chances are, they're
The one time anyone called me fat was when I was in the eighth grade. I was the new girl, and I made fast friends with Christy
My feelings about makeup shifted when I was at my worst. I went from approaching makeup as something almost businesslike to something desperate.
We've all had those days. You look in the mirror, and you're so focused on what you don't like about your body that you forget