shoes? Yeah, well, the folks behind a new marketing campaign for Washington, D.C.’s Metro system totally agree, and have predicated one of their poster designs on the idea just to prove it.
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The ad features a photo of two women conversing. One notes, “A Metrobus travels about 8,260 miles between breakdowns. Didn’t know that, did you?” The other’s response is, “Can’t we just talk about shoes?”
Student journalist Lucy Westcott, of the University of Maryland’s Capital News Service, first spotted the poster on Tuesday, in the Metro Center station. She tweeted a photo of it, noting, “Nice bit of early morning sexism on the DC Metro. Oh my god, shoes.” The dcist blog picked up news of the ad, calling it a “horrifying but not at all shocking bit of casual sexism.”
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- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Wed, Dec 4, 2013 1:17 PM EST
shoes? Yeah, well, the folks behind a new marketing campaign for Washington, D.C.’s Metro system totally agree, and have predicated one of their poster designs on the idea just to prove it.Doesn't it seem that women can’t ever stop blabbing annoyingly about Read More »from Metro D.C. Transit Takes Sexist Turn With Ridiculous Ad
- Self Magazine | Healthy Living – Wed, Dec 4, 2013 1:10 PM EST
by Jacqueline Risser
WireImage Jay-Z posted a note on his site yesterday saying, "On December 3rd, one day before my 44th birthday [Ed. note: HBD, J! - RJ] I will embark on a 22 Days challenge to go completely vegan, or as I prefer to call it, plant-based!!"
Two exclamation points, you guys. He's super excited. And our girl (OK, his girl) Beyonce is getting in on the dairy-free, veggies-only diet, too.
Jay is looking for recs from "professional vegans" for this "spiritual and physical cleanse." So we, of course, find it our own professional duty to suggest a few recipes from our SELFy arsenal (that's assuming the couple cooks.)
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Mr. and Mrs. Jay, may we interest you in these 5 satisfying vegan meals? There's a delightful creamy fettucini how-to in store and a burger, too. (A BURGER, GUYS!) It may be made out of chickpeas, but whatever, it's a burger, right?Or do you have a bit more of an Asian craving for this evening? Maybe these Read More »from Jay-Z and Beyonce Are Going Vegan for 22 Days -- Would You Try It?
- Babble.com | Healthy Living – Wed, Dec 4, 2013 12:55 PM ESTI'm pretty good most of the time about providing my family with a variety of nutritious foods (even though I admittedly fall off the cooking wagon sometimes). But what about the quality of the foods or the hidden ingredients I don't always think of looking for because I'm so used to just grabbing certain things off the shelves? According to Fox News, Americans are eating a ton of the foods we shouldn't be, like farmed salmon and artificial food dyes. Not because they're high in sugar or salt or because they don't have enough vitamins, but because they're literally banned in other countries. It's nearly impossible to scrutinize every label with a toddler screaming for more pineapple samples or that he's "stuck stuck stuck" in the cart. I took a look around my kitchen and dug out some shockers I'm ashamed to admit I found.
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Paul, who lives in Pennsylvania, doesn't drink, doesn't smoke, and is otherwise healthy. And yet Paul's mom, Karen Corby, has been fighting to get her son a heart transplant since 2011.
What's the holdup? Paul's other diagnoses include autism, a mood disorder, and an intellectual disability.
A doctor at Penn Medicine (part of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania) told Karen Corby over the phone that Paul was not being put on the transplant list.
"He can't even list all his medications," Karen says the doctor told her.
"I told her, 'I can't even list all his medications. He takes 19 medications. I carry a list.'"
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- By Kelly Bourdet, Refinery29
The holidays are a time when we all go into overdrive (many kinds of overdrive). We're busy eating, drinking, gift giving, traveling - and we've still got to work, workout, and eat well on top of it. What's a busy lady on-the-go to do? We sat down with the always-upfront Tracy Anderson to get some straightforward dos and don'ts to keep your holiday season running smoothly.
Ahead, the healthy way to entertain, why you should let yourself eat what you want at parties, and exactly how Tracy feels about all those trendy juice cleanses.
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FACT: 56 percent of women rely on coffee to rise and shine in the morning, according to a 1,008-person poll sponsored by the natural products company ChromaDex. Not super surprising considering modern women are so exhausted, but you don't have to rely on caffeine to feel perkier in the a.m. Just try these expert-recommended natural energy-boosting tips.
Light is nature's way of telling your internal clock that it's time to start the day, says Michael Terman, Ph.D., author of the upcoming book Reset Your Inner Clock. Leave the shades open or flip on a light switch in the morning to simulate sunlight.
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Resist the urge to hit the "snooze" button--those extra minutes of sleep will just leave you groggy later, says Terman. You're much better off getting out of bed when you first wake up.
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By Dimity McDowell
If you typically eat a rushed lunch over your keyboard because you're too swamped to take a break, or you check e-mail on your phone when you're talking to a loved one, you're doing yourself more harm than good. While you may think you're an expert multitasker, being pulled in too many directions can take a toll on your health. Busyness is a top excuse for skipping workouts. And when you're constantly frazzled with so much to do, your sleep, sex life, and mood suffer. But if you streamline and prioritize your schedule, it's possible to work and work out, get everything done and carve out downtime. Start now.
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Reevaluate your busyness.
Be honest: Are you truly busy, or does constantly being on the go help you define yourself? "You have a sense of purpose when you're busy," says Elizabeth Lombardo, PhD, a clinical psychologist in Chicago and the author of A Happy You. "Having a lot on your plate makes you
- Redbook | Healthy Living – Wed, Dec 4, 2013 11:29 AM EST
By Lauren Le Vine, REDBOOK.
Get ready for veganism to take the number-one spot on the Billboard Top 40 Diet Chart (just kidding, that doesn't exist): Jay Z and Beyoncé are embarking on a quest to eat a plant-based diet from now until Christmas. Jay posted a manifesto entitled "22 Days Challenge" on his personal blog, saying that the trendsetting couple would be going vegan as part of a challenge from a friend. Guess that means no more "checking cheddar like a food inspector."
Related: 21 Ways to Burn Fat FasterThis dietary decision got Hova thinking about a greater connection to instilling a new habit timed to his 44th birthday. "So you can call it a spiritual and physical cleanse," he writes, and then jokes "Any professional vegans out there have any great food spots please help out! Please ha." And when one of the most powerful businessmen in the country asks for suggestions, fans deliver. Consider this a formal invitation to join us for a delicious, veggie-centric meal at Read More »from Beyoncé and Jay Z to Convert America to Veganism by Christmas
- Josh Duboff
Beyonce and Jay-Z, vegansIn a move that almost has to have been germinated by a string of escalating texts from Gwyneth Paltrow, American Royals Jay Z and Beyonce have announced they will be adhering to a plant-based diet for the next 22 days, which means, obviously, the country's entire meat supply (nay, all animals!) will correspondingly cease to exist entirely for the next 22 days.
SEE MORE: How Jay-Z Wooed BeyoncéSeriously though, Jay and Bey are going vegan! And, like many an individual who has made a dramatic dietary decision before them, they want to tell you all about it. Or, at least, Jay does. In a blog post on his Life + Times website, Jay says that, prompted by his 44th birthday, he has decided to embark on what he is calling a "spiritual and mental cleanse." He says he's been eating "plant-based breakfasts" for a few months now, and it's been "easier on me than I thought"; this finding led to the more intense commitment.
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By Ava Feuer, REDBOOK.
We know about the sneaky ways sugar worms its way into our diets, and that artificial sweeteners should be avoided at all costs, but an upcoming book takes this all a step further. The Honey Diet claims that by substituting honey for any other sugars consumed throughout the day--meaning cooking with it, sweetening your coffee with it, and indulging only in treats made with it--and eating a spoonful of the naturally-sweet stuff before bed each night, you can drop up to three pounds a week.
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We're always skeptical about any diet that claims one food is a weight-loss miracle, but in digging deeper, this plan is relatively in line with the whole-foods approach most nutritionists and doctors now recommend. Feeding off of the idea that much of the obesity crisis is a result of our reliance on low-fat, high-sugar foods, The Honey Diet argues that when we cut down on sugar and processed foods, we can also eliminate many of theRead More »from A Spoonful of Honey Keeps the Extra Pounds Away
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