Yesterday, I attended a conference organized by Glamour magazine and held at New York’s 92nd Street Y. The conference was in honor of the 20th anniversary of Glamour’s Women Of the Year celebration, and the two panel discussions focused on work/life balance and body image, respectively. Among the panelists for the body image discussion were Crystal Renn, the plus-sized model who documented her experiences with body pressure in the modeling industry in the 2009 book Hungry, and Paulina Porizkova, the former Sports Illustrated swimsuit model turned writer. I was able to speak with both women briefly about some of their comments. More
So, hey. How are things going? Is it nice where you are? Do they still have the sushi chef? How about the Orangina? Good news, our office rat problem is almost under control, and we haven’t found rodents in any of our purses in weeks!
Anyhow, Marie Claire editors, I figure you have all those things because you’re really good about knowing what articles to run, and don’t just sit around talking to Ashley about whether or not advertisers would be cool with you making a gallery about how to shoplift effectively (We want to call it “Fuck Department Stores: A Guide To Getting What You DESERVE. By the way, no, the advertisers aren’t cool with it). So, that article of Maura Kelly’s you ran about fat people entitled “Should Fatties Get A Room” because Maura Kelly hated seeing fat people… exist, basically… that was there for a really good reason, right?
Like, see, it’s this paragraph that has me confused. More
Six health bloggers were targeted as setting possible dangerous eating and exercising routines for their readers and themselves in the latest issue of Marie Claire. The article, “The Hunger Diaries,” has sparked a fire among the bloggers’ followings and they are now attacking the magazine on their Facebook page saying that the author, health writer Katie Drummond, was biased and the article lacked factual evidence of the bloggers actually having or inadvertently causing eating disorders. Rather than supporting Marie Claire or joining in on the fight, we’re just going to let the story unfold for you via our favorite of the Facebook comments thus far. More
Like most people I know, I share links to my work on my Facebook page. I do this for two reasons: 1. I’m proud that I get to write about sex and music for such amazing websites; 2. I know the majority of my friends are on Facebook all day, so why not give them another little something to distract them from their jobs.
I’m well aware that sometimes my topics might be a bit unnerving for some people, but I just shrug my shoulders at the notion and move on to the next piece. I write very candidly and there are very few people in my life about whom I haven’t written in some thinly veiled way. I consider myself lucky to have had so many interesting people and experiences that have supplied me with mucho fodder for articles, stories, novellas, etc. More
According to a doctor named Michael Prager, women who spend hours every day looking at computer screens are destined to get wrinkles and ‘turkey necks.’ He told the Telegraph:
If you are one of the unfortunate people who frown or squint while they are concentrating at the screen then, over time, you will inevitably end up with frown lines. More
Molly Mesnick, nee Malaney, is blogging for CatholicMatch.com, a dating site for – you guessed it – Catholics. Since Molly isn’t a writer by trade, what makes her qualified to blog? Well, for one, she’s Catholic. For another, she’s matched! Molly met her husband, Jason Mesnick, when she was competing to win his heart on The Bachelor. If you missed it, the really interesting part happened when Jason proposed to someone else (Melissa Rycroft). Jason later dumped Melissa on national TV during the Bachelor reunion special and announced he was in love with Molly, who then popped up from behind the scenery to suck face with Jason. More
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But he is just so open-minded that he won’t refuse to take your picture. A veritable saint, that one.
Seems that not everyone finds the calling of blogging things on the internets about clothes as noble as we do. Oh, well, at least if we’re going to hell all of our friends and coworkers will be there too. [Via … More