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Sex

Ugly As Sin: The Forever Price of Being Looked At

In David Foster Wallace’s cringe-inducing book, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, he writes, “Or like just another manipulative pseudopomo Bullshit artist who’s trying to salvage a fiasco by dropping back to a metadimension and commenting on the fiasco itself.”

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Op Ed

Takedown: My diet is making me beautiful. Also known as: I am better than you.

This week’s takedown has been making the rounds in the form of a picture. Author, raw-food enthusiast, and PETA celebrity from 2010 Mimi Kirk is pictured on the left, and an elderly woman labeled “unknown” is pictured on the right. The text: “They are both 73 years old. Can you guess which one is a […]

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Perspectives

Between a Quarter and Mid-Life Crisis

I have seem to find myself in a bit of a life crisis. I am frankly, getting too old for the quarter-life crisis, that state of mind upon entering the adult world where you ask yourself, “What the hell am I doing here?” A condition made famous by the movies Garden State, Lost in Translation […]

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Perspectives

Advice to the Girl I Was

If you have a passive interest in astrology and what the planets have to teach us, you will know that by most accounts, two weeks ago was supposed to be a big astrological week. The planet Neptune was due to end its sojourn, which began in 1998, in Aquarius and enter Pisces on February 3rd. […]

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Perspectives

Holding On To Sixteen

I’m a latecomer to the whole Glee thing. For about a year and a half, I ignored the show, even though I am an avid fan of television and musicals and people spontaneously breaking out into song. I knew the hype existed, but it existed on the periphery of my awareness, like seeing something out […]

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Bodies

Careful, You’re Clinkling

What’s “clinkling” you ask?  Why, it’s only the latest thing in women’s health and beauty; a combination of “cleavage” and “wrinkling” (I want to note that I have to give my friend Molly all the credit for this neologism).  And if you’re doing it, be advised: it will ruin your life.

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We try it!

We Try It! Healthy Skin Eye Cream

Not that long ago I noticed that I was having An Eye Area Problem. I have the interesting conundrum of skin that’s bad enough to necessitate strong creams and soaps but sensitive enough to revolt against the harsh chemicals.

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Bodies

Gray Hairs? Who Cares?

So, I’m around 30 years old, and over the past few years I’ve noticed a persistent grayening (not a word) of my hair. It first became noticeable/distressing a few months before my wedding, so like any properly crazed bride-to-be, I dyed it before the big day.

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Perspectives

Musings in Neurosis: Turning 30

I’ve been pondering for the past few days on the fact that I’ll be turning 30 in a few months. For most of my adult years I’ve looked upon this date with much trepidation, panic attacks, and hives. I don’t know if it’s the loss of my youth I’m worried about, the toll that aging […]