The new study about the prevalence of STDs among teenage girls (and Kristen's subsequent STD rant) brought up a lot of questions about STDs in America, which we posed to Dr. Kate:
Em & Lo: Why do a test like this and only limit it to girls?
Dr. Kate: Unfortunately, the worst consequences of STDs only happen to women. Men can't get PID, and their fertility isn't threatened by an STD. So it's girls and women's health that researchers focus on. Which of course, ignores the fact that females are getting these diseases from MEN.
Are researchers trying to find ways to test males for carrying HPV? Or is there no money for it because of some subconscious sexism (the way erectile dysfunction always seems to trump female sexual dysfunction) -- guys don't show symptoms or suffer from HPV, so it's not a priority?...
The HPV virus is a tricky one to detect. It lives in the skin, but doesn't show up as a blister that can be cultured (like herpes), and doesn't appear in the blood (like HIV or
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The new study about the prevalence of STDs among teenage girls (and Kristen's subsequent STD rant) brought up a lot of questions about STDs in America, which we posed to Dr. Kate:Read More »from 1 in 4 teenage girls has an STD (Part II)
It was so dark this morning, when I got up, and I couldn't figure out why. Daylight Savings Time, I thought. Right. With the darkness. But I don't get up so early that it should still be sun's-a-napping time, and I don't understand, so I will just lie here and doze, for a while, in the dim light, with my cat on my chest and my feet toasty warm, listening to--rain, yes, against the window. It's raining, and the cars are shushing down the street, and I am so cozy that I don't want to get up, not ever, because this is pretty much my idea of perfect in a can. Someone bring me a cup of tea and maybe a slice of thick homemade bread, toasted and covered in butter and jam. And I will lie here until my legs atrophy, drifting off into a blissful forever sleep.Read More »from Spring Sprang Sprung
Of course, that makes it harder to get any work done, and means that my to-do list is out on my desk, calling my name insistently, building up a reservoir of guilt and shame that will crash open and drown me the moment I dig myself out from
- Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Mon, Mar 17, 2008 4:52 PM EDT
Last night I was on a fashion media panel at Parsons The New School of Design (you know, the former home of Project Runway's Tim Gunn) to talk about how to make a career out of a love for fashion. It was so interesting to hear Marie Griffin, Robert Verdi, and Felix Mercado talk about their rise to fame. Everyone has such a different perspective on what it takes but the point that resonated with me is that it is best to work for someone you respect or a company you love rather than start off on your own with no mentor. I have to agree with that.
How did you guys get started? Internship? A business out of your basement? Spill your best advice! And if you have questions, feel free to ask.
P.S. Robert made me laugh with one of his pieces of advice: "Don't be a 6:01er" - meaning someone who leaves the office every day right after the clock hits 6:00pm - so true!
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Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. Is that what it really boils down to? Michael Pollan is championing real food, condemning the "professionalization of eating"--which includes the countless, endless cycles of diets and eating plans that become popular and fade away, but which have seemed to only have left us sick, unhappy, unhealthy.Read More »from Elastic Waist Smartypants Book Club: In Defense of Food
Eat real food, he's telling us. Stop with the processed crap. It can't really be that easy. Books like Eat, Pray, Love flirt with changing our lives, but In Defense of Food might actually do it, if we listen--and I kind of feel like we can't afford to not listen. I've spend my entire life eating crap, only recently have I been trying to excise myself from my dependence on junk and other chemical experiments. I can't tell you what a difference it's made. I can't understand why this book isn't the Bible.
Am I just in the grips of the kind of fervored enthusiasm (bordering on evangelism) that grips everyone when they encounter a shiny new idea? Am I
You know the type, the guy that makes your friends shake their head and suggest that maybe you need a Bad Boy intervention. Except this kind of guy isn't really a Bad Boy, he's just a Douchebag in Bad Boy's clothing. You're going to need to invent some excuses for your family for why one of these guys can't come to Thanksgiving (because he's in rehab or so stoned that you're concerned he'll give Grandma a contact high). One of these guys will be a dismal shag and then you're going to find out that he gave you crabs. And one @#$%'s death will cause the parents of several young starlets to exhale and perhaps utter "Good riddance!" But how are you doling out the damage?
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Embarrasing admission for a beauty writer: I haven't had a real haircut--just trims--in at least three years! It's all because my hairstylist passed away and I've been struggling to connect with someone else. But I finally decided to let myself trust again and handed my hair over to celeb hair pro Ted Gibson. And I have to say, I LOVE MY HAIR!
Though it's still long, it finally takes advantage of the natural wave my hair's developed since I had my babies (Erin, Chrissy--has your hair changed?). He also taught me how to do this cool new curly blowdry to make it look as good (almost!) as the day he did it. Here's how to get the look, direct from Ted:
"I took off about 3.5 inches and shortened and shaped the layers to give her hair volume and movement. I gave her soft long bangs; they look hot, and every girl should have softness around the face! The cut is sexy, chic and super-cool NYC."
The blowdry:Read More »from Falling in Love with a New Stylist: Ted Gibson
"I applied stying product to the length and thickening
It's winter and by global mandate everyone is trying to conserve energy (or should be). That means turning our thermostats down. But for some (ok, me), being cold is an unbearable thought. So I am now attempting to warm myself without overheating the room and the rest of the inhabitants in it. I have turned to these chic throws from In2Green. Made using eco2cotton, their blankets are a result of a process that involves collecting pre-consumer (yes, I'd prefer post) fibers and clippings after the cut and sew process, sorting them by color and blending them into a cozy fluff. Pick your favorite pattern and color combo, and soon you won't even notice the chill around you or at least you will tell yourself that.
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What's the coolest way to extend the life of old Coca-Cola bottles? Well, transforming them into sparkling knobs that will surely prettify your cabinetry is my idea of creative. That's what TE-MA's been up to - a family owned and operated company in Woodstock, New York that designs and manufactures 90% of their products in-house. With these jewel-like handles, I feel like I've discovered a treasure trove of eco-goodness hidden deep in the Catskills.
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My great-grandmother was one of those petite ladylike women who always had their nails done and always had clothes that were perfectly coordinated, feminine, and neat. She had been a tailor before she had my grandmother and was extremely particular about all of her wardrobe details. I remember her purses, her pretty shoes, and especially her pins. She always wore one, either bright or fancy, on the left side of her coat. I've been thinking about these kinds of accesories a lot lately, and today on eBay, I found a bunch of bright enamel flower pins that would give the coat I just bought a perfectly fun, early-'60s feel. This yellow one is sunny and offbeat; I like the mod-ish corsage vibe of this red and blue style; and this white and gold pin brings the whole idea to a more dressed-up, elegant level.
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Maybe I am obsessed with bath sheets, but Organic Style's classic twill towels are definitely worth obsessing over - I am wrapped with them because they have the luxe look and absorbency of Frette without having to fret about how they are manufactured. Their organic cotton is grown in India by family farmers organized in cooperatives, so they are good for the earth and the workers connected to them. Colors are limited but their white isn't that wheaty white so often (historically speaking) associated with organic cotton - the only towel to grace my master bath. They are brilliant despite the fact that no chlorine is used. The blue is a chic cruise navy, perfect for a nautical theme - I have them in my son's bathroom and am delighted that no fading has occurred even after numerous washes. The other two tones are wonderfully neutral. And the plushest part is that they are surprising affordable.Read More »from White Towels so Green: Organic Styles Classic Twill Towels
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