Women Have More Diets Than Lovers: Study

Oh geez: Women will go on around 16 diets in their lifetimes, which is on average, about twice as many lovers as they have. According to new research, women will typically diet for around a month, and lose between five and seven pounds (which seems like a lot to us), before giving it up. Around a quarter of all women, though, confessed to ditching their diets after a mere week on the program.   read more


January 21, 2014  |   6:01 AM  |  COMMENT
A Who's Who Of Celebrity Shorties

• Bruno Mars and Hayden Panettiere are wee shorties when compared to the tall drink of water that is Taylor Swift. There are height charts to prove it. The punchline: We're all short compared to T.Swift. [Buzzfeed]   read more


January 21, 2014  |   5:01 AM  |  COMMENT
Aerie Launches Airbrush-Free Lingerie Ads

Lingerie brand Aerie has done something revolutionary: They've launched a campaign featuring real women in their underwear, without airbrushing. The captions say, "The girl in this photo has not been retouched. The real you is sexy." The hashtag? #Aeriereal. The aim? To commence with showing real women, in all their natural beauty, happy, healthy, and looking gorgeous as ever in some sexy lingerie.   read more


January 20, 2014  |   6:01 AM  |  2 COMMENTS
GPS for Your Headaches


GPS for Your Headaches

I'm the queen of headaches. And while some are melodramatic, shut-out-the-world stress pounders, others are completely debilitating, what-did-I-do-to-feel-this-way headaches. The cause could be not drinking enough water, not sleeping enough, too much stress ... the list goes on and on. Headaches can manifest in a number of zones around the head -- a dull pang at the back of the head, constant throbbing at thetemples -- so it's even more difficult to nail down the exact reason for the pain.   read more


January 20, 2014  |   6:01 AM  |  COMMENT
Kerry Washington Brings Back the Bun

• Guys, just FYI, there have been a lot of BUNS on the red carpet of late. Like, tons of hair buns. We are feeling Kerry Washington's ballerina bun, and are also impressed that this pregnant lady is fierce enough to rock a crop top. Very cool. [Bellasugar]   read more


January 20, 2014  |   5:01 AM  |  COMMENT
Vanity Fair in Hot Water Over Suspicious Photo of Oscar Nominee

Did Graydon Carter's publication lighten a shot of Lupita Nyong'o?   read more


January 19, 2014  |   6:01 AM  |  19 COMMENTS
Site Calls For Unretouched Photos Of Lena Dunham's Vogue Shoot

The website Jezebel has made exposing the vagaries of airbrushing one of its causes, and with Lena Dunham's Vogue cover, they've taken up the sword once again. This time, they're offering $10,000 to anyone who can find unretouched photos of Dunham's Vogue cover and shoot.   read more


January 17, 2014  |   6:01 AM  |  COMMENT
American Apparel's Mannequins Go Natural

• One of American Apparel's downtown New York store features mannequins with full on pubic hair, because of course. [Styleite]   read more


January 17, 2014  |   5:01 AM  |  1 COMMENT
Bizarre Barbie Plastic Surgery App Gets Pulled From iTunes

Considering she's a plastic doll and all, it's kind of crazy how Barbie has become a sort of scapegoat for everything wrong with society's perception of beauty. Her unrealistic measurements and generic, doll-like brand of beauty have been translated into a metaphor for impossible expectations. We've seen Photoshopped images based on how a woman with Barbie's frame would look in reality, as well as Barbie dolls Photoshopped into "average" weight and the infamous plus-size Barbie.   read more


January 16, 2014  |   8:01 AM  |  COMMENT
What Michelle Obama's Willing to Do to Maintain Her FLOTUS-y Good Looks

Maybe it's because she's seen her husband age a whole lot since becoming President six years ago or maybe it's because she's grown accustomed to looking a certain way. But, whatever the reason, Michelle Obama isn't above having a little somethin' somethin' done to help her maintain her looks -- a point she drives home, along with a few others, in a new interview with PEOPLE magazine.   read more


January 16, 2014  |   7:01 AM  |  COMMENT

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