Celebrity Stories I’m Sick of Reading

I’ve admitted in these parts before that I subscribe to US Weekly. I also read my share of entertainment gossip online, although I’ve cut back on the number of celebrity sites I visit. Read More Celebrity Stories I’m Sick of Reading

Losing Weight To Fit In: Is It Worth It?

When you think about the fact that dieting* doesn’t lead to long term weight loss, better health, nor even better self-esteem, what’s really left to recommend dieting?

The only thing that dieting really does is allow us to fit in. Read More Losing Weight To Fit In: Is It Worth It?

Wednesday Night Live

I was completely stumped and unable to come up with a fun audience participation dare, so tonight you get an open thread! Spontaneous dance parties, discussions about cute famous people and stories about your pets are encouraged.  Have fun, we’ll see you in the morning!  (Various staff people will be around to approve new commenters!)

Celebrity Social Media Activism: Effective or Insulting?

I read yesterday that several celebrities, most notably Lady Gaga, are joining Alicia Keys in her fundraising efforts for Keys’ charity, Keep A Child Alive. The goal is to raise $1 million as quickly as possible in honor of World AIDS Day, which is Wednesday. So far so good, right? The only thing that I find odd is their strategy: Keys, Gaga will lead the charge in signing off Twitter and Facebook until the $1 million target. Hm. Read More Celebrity Social Media Activism: Effective or Insulting?