Photoshopping 4 Regular Women Into Cover Models - The Surprising Results

Yeah, yeah, we've heard it before; Photoshop is evil. Photoshop sets us up to hate ourselves. Photoshop creates the illusion that models are perfect while the rest of us are fat, imperfect, trolls.   read more


February 17, 2014  |   8:02 AM  |  COMMENT
Going Under the Knife? Read This First!

Considering plastic surgery? You're not alone. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 14.6 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures were performed in 2012 (the most recent stats available), and 91 percent of those surgeries are performed on women.   read more


February 14, 2014  |   6:02 AM  |  COMMENT
Look Out Kate Upton, Barbie's Landed a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Gig

It's February, which means that in short order we'll be treated to Valentine's Day, a bonus day off President's Day and the unveiling of the year's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. (FYI, this is the 50th anniversary of the franchise so you never know who might pop up in a barely there bikini.)   read more


February 13, 2014  |   7:02 AM  |  COMMENT
Looking to Sell Your Lululemon Stuff? Proceed With Caution

Can you imagine listing an item on eBay and having a representative from the brand track you down and confront you about it?   read more


February 10, 2014  |   6:02 AM  |  10 COMMENTS
Lands' End Dips Its Toe Into the Beauty Pond

From its humble beginnings as a sailboat equipment company in 1953, Wisconsin-based brand Lands' End is becoming more and more of a one-stop shop.   read more


February 7, 2014  |   8:02 AM  |  COMMENT
Barbie's Unrealistic Body Proportions Make Sense. Here's Why...

The proportions of the Barbie doll's body have long been a hot button topic. Detractors say that her impossibly small waist, longer than long legs and bodacious tatas give girls an unrealistic idea of what a woman's body should (and can) look like and that Barbie's body makes them feel bad about their own.   read more


February 3, 2014  |  12:02 PM  |  3 COMMENTS
12 Best Bath Products

Mmm, who doesn't love the feeling of taking a hot bath and melting all of the day's stress away? Some readers (especially working women or new mothers) might say there is simply no time in the day to take more than a 10-minute bath. For all of you busy ladies out there, this might be because you have never tried using a bath goody before.   See products


January 31, 2014  |   7:01 PM  |  12 COMMENTS
Presenting A Bra That Will Only Unhook For Your True Love

Just in time for Valentine's Day comes the ultimate way to prove your undying love to that very special guy. Maybe.   read more


January 29, 2014  |   9:01 AM  |  COMMENT
Doctors Say Spanx Are Spanking the Heck Out of Your Health

Yesterday we cautioned against the frightening ramifications of the Corset diet and now, at the risk of ruining your day, we're here to shed a startling light on the less-than-wonderful world of shape wear.   read more


January 22, 2014  |   7:01 AM  |  2 COMMENTS
Kim Kardashian And Friend Boast Their Butts On Instagram

Kim Kardashian's particular brand of fame has become so ambiguous -- "fashion design," Khroma Beauty, motherhood, her relationship with Kanye West, a shot at acting here and there -- that we'd almost forgotten what landed her all those opportunities in the first place. You can say what you want about Kim, but there's no denying that she's done pretty well for herself for a girl who got first got her name in headlines just by being Paris Hilton's friend with the big butt.   read more


January 6, 2014  |   7:01 AM  |  4 COMMENTS

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