We all remember that moment when we heard a giant "Aha!" in our heads, the moment when we realized how ridiculous it is that society insists that there is only one specific type of beauty and it applies to about 4 percent of the women on the planet. Maybe it was when you were looking at your grandmother and realizing that the wrinkles around her eyes were perfect, like little spotlights for her gorgeous hazel peepers. Maybe it was when you saw an astoundingly gorgeous woman and only a few minutes later, you realized, hey, she's actually a size 12 and probably feels badly about the size of her hips. Or maybe it was when you just decided that you're not going to try to mold your awesome body into some random measurement, just to please some fashion designers who don't even know who you are.
Kendall, an adorable blonde blogger (who, from her pictures, looks pretty much like the object of someone else's body envy, although she'd probably disagree), recently had such a moment.
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- Glamour Magazine | Healthy Living – Thu, Jul 10, 2008 8:58 PM EDT
We all remember that moment when we heard a giant "Aha!" in our heads, the moment when we realized how ridiculous it is that society insists that there is only one specific type of beauty and it applies to about 4 percent of the women on the planet. Maybe it was when you were looking at your grandmother and realizing that the wrinkles around her eyes were perfect, like little spotlights for her gorgeous hazel peepers. Maybe it was when you saw an astoundingly gorgeous woman and only a few minutes later, you realized, hey, she's actually a size 12 and probably feels badly about the size of her hips. Or maybe it was when you just decided that you're not going to try to mold your awesome body into some random measurement, just to please some fashion designers who don't even know who you are.Read More »from Your "aha" moment: When did you first realize that beauty was not related to size?
The ladies of Lucky magazine are big fans of the Theory label-in fact, sometimes I feel the gorgeous women in the beauty department could be spokesmodels for the brand. No wonder, really: It's a consistently classic, clean, well-made line made up of the kinds of slightly offbeat basics that really anchor a wardrobe. It can also be slightly expensive, especially for a girl with an H&M budget. Not to worry: There are tons of Theory pieces available on eBay-seriously, over 1,000 tailored shorts, sharp blazers, well-cut pants, and flirty dresses. I've rarely seen anything like it. Not much of the stuff is dirt cheap, but that's probably a good sign. You want these items to last for years, and in designer auctions on eBay, you usually get what you pay for.
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- Glamour Magazine | Shine Food – Thu, Jul 10, 2008 5:32 PM EDT
No matter how stressed/busy/tired we are, most women still want to be rock stars in the kitchen. As a private chef and host of TLC's Home Made Simple, I've taught hundreds of cooking classes and invaded kitchens from Chicago to Miami. Every woman I've met requests an arsenal of impressive, no-fail dishes she can prepare on the quick and cheap. Sometimes it's the tastes-fancy-but-takes-two-minutes pasta sauce, or the perfect milk-dunking cookie. And always, always a roast chicken. Once I share my recipes, clients beg me to keep them secret. Well, GLAMOUR got me to spill the beans. Here, your recipe box for life.Read More »from The 20 Things You'll Ever Need to Know How to Cook
--BY ALLISON FISHMAN
1) A PRETTY, YUMMY THIRST QUENCHER: ICE WATER WITH lemon, mint and cucumbers
2) THE PERFECT POACHED EGG
Bring 2 1/2 inches of water to simmer in pot. Add 2 tbsp. white wine vinegar. Crack egg into bowl and gently pour into pot. Simmer for 3 minutes (do not boil; it will tear egg). Remove with slotted spoon and dab with paper towel. Season with salt and
- Glamour Magazine | Shine Food – Wed, Jul 9, 2008 11:43 PM EDT
The first time I ever had ceviche was in the Mission district of San Francisco. My friend Ian was shocked--shocked!--that I had never tried it, and had never even heard the word "ceviche" spoken, though I spent a lot of time saying it once I heard it. Ceviche! Ceviche! It is fun to say. He dragged us, me and his wife, to a tiny little hole-in-the-wall on Mission Street, and prodded me forward to request one ceviche, please. One fish taco. Because I trust my friend Ian, as he is as big a foodie as I am ever likely to meet in this life unless Anthony Bourdain and I finally consummate our love, I trusted that the very notion of a fish taco, setting aside all of the offensive metaphorical connotations, was not a very terrible idea.Read More »from Delicious: Ceviche! It means "delicious" in Spanish
It was possibly the least terrible idea anyone's ever had. It is not just a fish taco--it is a crunchy tortilla layered with the freshest, most crisp-tasting chunks of delicious seafood you have ever melted in your mouth. I spent a long time thinking it was
I have a confession: During my early dating years, I preferred to be The Seduced, not The Seductress. I was chicken. Like many women, I worried that if I put myself out there and got a "no thanks" in return, I'd never recover from the humiliation. And while my path of least resistance didn't score me the hottest sex, I was happy at least that it kept me in possession of my ego.Read More »from 16 (sneaky) ways to seduce someone
Then, during college, I met George,* an art major with rosebud lips and a slow-as-molasses sexiness, who, despite my silent pleas for his affection, didn't give me the time of day. Just as I was about to abandon my George fantasy, I ran into him at a bar after the Senior Streak, a ridiculous, drunken tradition where every senior runs around campus, sans pants. I was naked as a newborn, except for the words THE BOMB scrawled across my butt with a Sharpie. And, for reasons I still don't totally understand, I went for it-walked right up to him, threw my arms around his neck and asked him to dance. Soon I was
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I hate holidays, vacations, family gatherings and nights out with the girls. That's a total lie, but the truth is that afterwards, sometimes, I am in this crazy crap eating funk. I try not to spend my life counting calories, points or anything else that lends itself to obsessive behavior, but I do work to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I put thought and care into what I eat and hit the gym regularly, but then there are those little spurts of ill-balanced eating that send everything out of whack.
To all the talking heads who say eating well needs to be a lifestyle, not a diet, I say, "Yeah, I got that, thanks." It's not a chore to eat healthy, but junk food happens, and sometimes it happens for days/weeks at a time. It's getting out of the junk-funk without launching into the evil self-deprecating diet mindset that's the hard part. My initial instinct is always to pretty much berate myself into submission, which never works. Telling myself I'm a worthless, snack-eating monster willRead More »from Getting out of the junk food funk
The designer's jeans pro, Kevin Carrigan, solves every annoying fit, flattery and how-should-I-wear-them problem right here.Read More »from Calvin Klein will take your denim questions now!
Jeans: They seem simple enough. They're basic, classic, uncomplicated and guys always think you look sexy in them. Fine. But we've still got a zillion questions about what looks best and worst-and how to find the perfect pair. To the rescue: CK creative director and all-around denim wizard Kevin Carrigan. Listen in.
Q: All the different fits and colors of jeans overwhelm me. Is there one style that's no-fail?
a: Over the past five or six years, dark denim has come into play for everything-it has become such an important staple of a woman's wardrobe. With regard to fit, I always think a slight boot-cut is most flattering; it creates a nice strong leg by balancing out the shape of the hips.
Q: What's the biggest mistake women make with jeans?
a: Not finding the right size. When you go into the changing room, take three or four pairs of the same
- Glamour Magazine | Healthy Living – Wed, Jul 9, 2008 9:24 PM EDT
A former accountant for the Rachael Ray show is suing for one meeeeellion dollars, stating that he was fired after complaining to supervisors that he was suffering from discrimination and a hostile working environment. According to NBC, the offensive comments included "Anorexics are sick in the head" and "Anorexics should not be able to work." Aaron Ferguson reportedly explained to his supervisor and the management that he was suffering from anorexia but the comments did not stop and eventually, he was fired.Read More »from Anorexic guy sues Rachael Ray show for discrimination
Work is such a hotbed of weirdness. Some people have a difficult time maintaining professionalism, resorting to childish power games and weird social dynamics. I've quit a job with no back-up plan, just because my coworkers had gotten so hostile, resorting to scapegoating and actually lying so that I would have to do hours of additional, meaningless work so that they could watch me and laugh. Even in my current workplace, I've overheard statements such as, "Isn't that just like a
You guys remember Liv, my CML friend I wrote about a few weeks back when she'd just had her miracle baby. Well, now that the dust has settled (sort of) she's here to tell us about him!
Hi, it's Liv! As Erin mentioned in her post a few weeks ago, at 6 weeks early, our son Lochner was born. He took us by surprise, but it was the most wonderful day of our lives. After my water broke, a day of waiting and an hour of pushing, he arrived. His birth was the most amazing miracle! As you may recall, I would not had known I had cancer if I had not gotten pregnant--a routine blood test at my OB showed a high white blood count and later led to me being diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia.
As I lied in the hospital bed just a moment after our son was born, all I could do was look over at him. Was he ok? Was he breathing? Had the leukemia or treatment for it had any impact on him? He was healthy, but since he was 6 weeks early he had to spend 2 weeks in the NICU--he was premature (4Read More »from Life with Cancer: Update from Liv, the new mommy!