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Perspectives

Confessions from Within the Beauty Industrial Complex

When I first moved to New York some 15 months ago, I had $800 in my checking account and no job prospects. I did, however, have a cheap apartment in the depths of Brooklyn and the type of wide-eyed idealism that California origins breed. Two weeks in I found a job at a ritzy salon […]

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Snacktacular

Happy crack o’ noon to you all on this middlemarch Friday. I thought today I would go out on a limb and ask you about food.

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Bodies

My Body, Myself

When I was 18 years old, I suffered from a mild eating disorder. I put my body through hell in an attempt to stay thin. I lived on diet coke, menthol cigarettes and diet pills.

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Ladyguides

How to Not Be an Awful Host or an Evil Guest

So you’re going to be attending a lovely, intimate little dinner party/weekend sleepover on the shore/holiday smörgÃ¥sbord of events with the in-laws, or, conversely, hosting the same. While it may seem like the rules of engagement differ widely from event to event, the basic requirements of non-evilness are fairly equal across-the-board. Below you’ll find a […]

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Food

I Wish I Knew How to Quit You, Coke Zero

Did you know that women who drink more than two diet sodas a day may experience kidney decline at twice the rate of women who don’t? Me neither. At least, not until I happened across that information on the internet last week and decided that I was finally going to kick my Coke Zero addiction. […]

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll 10/25

Hey there! You’re almost halfway through Monday and look at you go! It’s time again for our lunchtime poll, wherein we beg our readers to jump into the action with us.  We work at home, we crave the companionship.   If you’re looking to the (groan-worthy) answer to Friday’s riddle, find it after the cut.