Makeup: A matter of habit, self-esteem, social convention… and?
What happens when a woman looks in the mirror? What happens when she doesn’t? Swearing off mirrors to improve self-esteem.
Women are embracing surgical procedures at increasingly younger ages, conforming to narrowing definitions of beauty.
What we REALLY want in bed, especially for comfort.
No, this is not another musing on Marie Antoinette – nor her fashion footwear or comely comestibles. No, this is not another musing on fun with food and our national preoccupation with the Almighty Slender Ideal. But this is a set of disconcerting observations and possibly helpful ones – drawn from a recent report in [...]
Concerned about what you eat? Maybe you should be.
The New York Times Magazine reported recently that “French Women Worry About Getting Fat, Too.” In an article by Susan Dominus, statistics show that while the obesity rate in France was 8.5 percent in 1997, it’s nearly doubled in the past 15 years, reaching 14.5 percent. Scandaleux! Apparently, American eating habits have infiltrated. And it’s [...]
When I saw this on Huffington Post, I was aghast. Disrespect? Yep. Disregard for what matters? You betcha. Disapproving? Moi? Right on the money. Hillary Clinton has now been described as “overweight” and therefore in need of getting in shape if she hopes to run for the 2016 nomination. Seriously? First it was Makeup-Gate (or [...]
I’ve been fat. I’ve been thin. I’ve been everything in between. How many millions of women could say the same? In my own head, I remained fat for decades, despite being in a normal weight range for both my age and stature. Yet I was certain I was fat, and no one could convince me [...]