Blog Posts by Glamour Magazine
- Glamour Magazine | Healthy Living – Tue, May 6, 2008 9:53 PM EDT
The weekend was wonderful, but I bumped up against my absolute limit for social interaction several times, in rooms full of extremely rowdy boys wrestling and shouting and knocking things over, and people running and dropping things and moving things and someone always being next to me, talking about something, asking a question, requiring focus and attention and interaction. The older I get, the more I realize that I have a problem with focus and attention, which makes interaction, you know, slightly difficult.Read More »from Body of Work: The difference between an introvert and an extrovert
With a great deal of effort, I can drag my mind front and center and focus my eyes and be a reasonable human being with a normal attention span, who takes a great deal of pleasure in the people around her, and delights in the big and beautiful great human carnival we call life, et cetera, et cetera. But it wipes me out. Sometimes I have more stamina than other times, but however long it takes, my battery ends up drained and if I do not retreat and stare off into space for
In my family, we do not have secret recipes passed on from mother to daughter. Which is actually okay, because the instructions are usually on the side of the box. But it's always made me a little envious, my friend's big kitchen recipe binder, full of the handwriting of her mom, and her grandmother, and her grandmother's mother. It's stuffed with notes and pictures and torn-out pages from magazines and yellowed newspapers and index cards, a narrative about their food, their daily lives, handed down and down and down, covered in thumbprints and spots. It's a gastronomical history of her family, and it's very beautiful. Do you have something like this? Do you wish you had one? You can fake it.Read More »from Delicious: Old family recipes you can fake
Via 101 Cookbooks comes this recipe for fresh, hand-chopped Italian pesto, which she learned at the knee of a real live Italian grandmother, from Italy. You need a very sharp knife, a week and a half to set aside for chopping, and super, super fresh ingredients. But it looks worth the time and
A while back, I talked about my patients who think that they're "too small" to have comfortable intercourse. I post about this topic so much because I hear it from my patients every day in the office. To complete the none-too-happy painful-sex-post trilogy, here is the quick guide to self-diagnosis of soreness, and what you can do to feel better.
IF YOU FEEL: Discomfort at the start of intercourse
IT MAY BE: Insufficient lubrication or not enough arousal
YOU CAN TRY THIS AT HOME: Foreplay--tell him it's doctor's orders--and a great-feeling lubricant
IF YOU FEEL: Burning sensation with intercourse (even with lube)
IT MAY BE: Vulvodynia--persistent pain in the vulva that can happen even when not having sex
YOU CAN TRY THIS AT HOME: Topical anesthetic (by prescription) and sometimes oral medication
IF YOU FEEL: Pain or pressure with certain positionsRead More »from Rx for painful sex
IT MAY BE: A retroverted uterus--your cervix can get cranky when it's bumped into
YOU CAN TRY THIS AT HOME:
Forget those boring genealogy charts. Nowadays, smart do-it-yourselfers are creating modern takes on family trees. Here's a round-up of our favorites...
"I treasure old photographs of my family. Most were kept in a box, and I really wanted to showcase them and was inspired by the inspiration boards that I saw on Design for Mankind, Poppytalk, and other design blogs. I created this display over my bedroom dresser and it was so sweet to see these happy family memories everyday." -- Emilia Jane from San Diego.
"My inspiration was a family tree that my mom had filled out when I was little. I thought art would be better appreciated than something in a book that nobody ever sees." -- Coren from Texas (who sells customizable family trees with up to seven names).
The cliche that you can win a woman's heart with sweets is around for a reason-- sometimes it's true. Not ones for the trite heart-shaped box of chocolates, we at Cookie have an obvious bias about how to best satisfy her sweet tooth. These gift baskets by The Graceful Cookie are full of goodies to sink your teeth into, from Snickerdoodles to chocolate-dipped peanut butter delights. And don't worry--there is more than enough for her to share with family.
For more irresistible present ideas, check out our mother's day gift guide.
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- Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Tue, May 6, 2008 6:35 PM EDT
This is my MAC Select SPF 15 Moistureblend Foundation. Or what's left of it--as you can see, not much. In fact, there's nothing left. I'm in total mourning and too busy to hit the MAC counter to replace it. But even though I'm not wearing foundation today, I do see finishing this compact as a major breakthrough. Usually, I get tempted by something new or I lose the product before getting anywhere near the last bit of it. I just don't use up makeup. Maybe that's a beauty editor thing. There's always something new to try, it's a job requirement. But what about you? Do you do this to your makeup, empty it out? And if so, what was the last product you loved so much you used every last bit of it? Do you have any tips on how to get at what's left of a blush, eyeshadow, lipstick, skincare or haircare product? Oh, and is it a money thing or a love thing, or both? Can't wait to hear if I'm the only one digging into an empty compact looking for the tiniest bit of treasure...
My girlfriend, who is presently remodeling her house just asked me what to do with all of her perfectly useful appliances and fixtures, so I began to research. Of course, Freecycle is an excellent local option, but if she lived on the East Coast I would have raved about Green Demolitions. The socially (and inadvertently eco) company says that their service is a "win, win" situation. But this is more like a "win, win, win, win" situation. Green Demolitions will bring along a crew of contractors to extract all the useful items (for free). Then they'll sell them at a fraction of the going price in one of their three stores (New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania) or online at greendemolitions.org, give you a tax deduction and put the profits towards their charity to help people overcome addictions. The donor, the customer, the charity and the earth all come out on top!Read More »from Green Demolitions
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I love Crocs on little ones, but I'm not a big fan of them for women and never in the office, please. That being said, I couldn't help myself when I went by the store last night - the windows are like eye candy and sucked me in. And I was so happy because I discovered their new line of wedges (sans jibbetz holes) which are chic and beyond comfortable and yes, I now own them. I also liked the new ballet flat and flip-flops. Do you own a pair? - come clean.
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What do you call your vagina? I spent the weekend immersed in synonyms for vaginas and emerged completely repulsed by every single term anyone might use to express themselves when discussing the female--I don't even know what to call it anymore. Area. The female area. The area of the body that is so particularly particular to the female body. But that's kind of a mouthful, isn't it.Read More »from Slang terms, your vagina, and you
You spend the weekend talking about words you can use for the vagina, and suddenly, they all sound wrong, and terrible, and weird, and you become self-conscious about the whole enterprise, and want to just give it up--naming one, having one, using one. It's all way too complicated.
If we're going to be literal about it, we can go ahead and say, "Well, of course I call it my vagina." But that sounds so clinical, and technical and, you know, biological. Of course, then you wonder, well, what's wrong with a woman's biology? Why does it have to be full of comedy, my vagina? And what does distaste for the word