How a Tattoo Artist Is Changing Women's Lives One Nipple at a Time

"I want to feel comfortable naked, like, I want to look normal again," says a woman (referred to only as "Woman") in a recent New York Times article about Maryland-based tattoo artist Vinnie Myers.   read more


June 6, 2014  |  12:06 PM  |  4 COMMENTS
We've Now Officially Heard of Everything: Pore Strips to Whiten Your Teeth

"Your teeth do have 'pores', little openings on the surface called tubules," Dr. Jessica Emery, an aesthetic dentist and founder of Sugar Fix Dental Loft, says in defense of her new "pore strip" tooth whitening system.   read more


June 5, 2014  |  12:06 PM  |  COMMENT
'Be Your Beautiful Best' Tips from Elle 'The Body' Macpherson

I hate Elle Macpherson. And, by "hate" I mean "am super jealous of" and "really love her a lot."
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June 5, 2014  |  12:06 PM  |  COMMENT
Mindy Kaling Conquers Summer With a New Cut

• Mindy Kaling debuted a pretty long bob on Instagram this week, with the summer-appropriate comment, "See ya sweaty neck, I got work to do." That sounds pretty appealing right about now. [People Stylewatch]   read more


June 4, 2014  |   5:06 AM  |  COMMENT
Tom Ford Thinks Models Aren't People

• Designer Tom Ford thinks that a model is no longer a person when she's in front of the camera. Instead, "she becomes an image." Ford also believes we shouldn't get so freaked out about Photoshop because it's been around forever. "I don't think things are so retouched today. But why wouldn't people expect pictures to be altered? [Fashion advertising] is not about the models, it's about the image. She's no longer a person; she's an image. The way we talk -- 'she has no neck; her legs are stumps' -- of course she has a neck. But the image isn't an image of real person. It's an idealised image," he said. Gee thanks, Tom. [Business Insider]   read more


June 3, 2014  |   5:06 AM  |  1 COMMENT
Your Bedroom Could Be Making You Fat

Color us surprised: Apparently sleeping in a room that gets "too much light" has been linked to obesity in women. Researchers at the Institute of Cancer Research in London polled more than 113,000 women, and found that women who were overweight also tended to have rooms that were much lighter than their healthy-weighted counterparts.   read more


May 30, 2014  |   6:05 AM  |  2 COMMENTS
Tennis Star Taylor Townsend Is Your New Body Positivity Hero

• Two years ago, Taylor Townsend was the top-ranked junior tennis player in the world, but the U.S. Tennis Association refused to support her U.S. Open appearance until she lost weight. Just this week, Townsend, who is the 203rd ranked tennis player in the world as an adult, debuted in the 2014 French Open with a Grand Slam win. As for the body criticism? "It helped me believe in myself more," Townsend said. "It also opened my eyes to say, 'You know, you're not going to look like everyone else.'" [Huffington Post]   read more


May 30, 2014  |   5:05 AM  |  COMMENT
11 Things Causing Your Bacne and Body Blemishes

Breakouts can put a damper on just about anything, but they're especially loathsome in the summertime. Spot treatments and expert concealing can help camouflage the red bumps on your nose, but it gets exponentially harder to cover up body blemishes in hard-to-reach spots like your back.   read more


May 29, 2014  |   2:05 PM  |  1 COMMENT
Woman Gets Plastic Surgery to Look Like Miranda Kerr

We've written about guys getting plastic surgery to look like Justin Bieber and women who've gone under the knife to be more like Jennifer Lawrence. The latest person to pursue cosmetic surgery in the name of looking like their favorite celebrity? South Korean model Hong Yuh Reum, who just got plastic surgery to look like supermodel Miranda Kerr.   read more


May 28, 2014  |   8:05 AM  |  1 COMMENT
What It's Really Like to Live at a Nudist Colony

• If you've got major body issues you could spend your life in a haze of self doubt and hate, or you could try confronting them head on like Tina Yates did. The British woman struggled with hating her body her whole life, but said that a stint at a nudist colony helped her overcome her major body issues. We will take her word for it. [Daily Mail]   read more


May 28, 2014  |   5:05 AM  |  1 COMMENT

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