Topic: Daughter

My Daughter Is ‘Cool’ And That’s Way Better Than Being ‘Popular’

My Daughter Is âCoolâ And Thatâs Way Better Than Being âPopularâ

Popularity is as confusing as an Excel spread sheet these days. No longer is it about just the students, it’s about logistics too. My ten-year-old daughter, who goes to an all girls school, explained to me for more than twenty minutes what “popular” means at her school. I had so many questions, and I was stunned at how “popular” now works in these modern times. I asked her if the teachers were aware of this, and she said, “No. You can’t tell them!” I promised I wouldn’t. But I told her I was writing about it. More »

Seventeen Vows To Stop Airbrushing Models In Response To A Very Enterprising 14-Year-Old

Seventeen Vows To Stop Airbrushing Models In Response To A Very Enterprising 14-Year-Old

Julia Bluhm, a 14-year-old kid from Maine, made it her business to get in Seventeen magazine’s face about all their rampant photoshopping of young models. In her online petition, the young lady asked that Seventeen commit to one unphotoshopped spread each issue to give readers an idea as to how altered many of the images actually are. While Seventeen is hardly alone in their airbrushing tactics, the publication wouldn’t even admit to the practice, releasing a statement touting how they “celebrate girls.” Eighty-four thousand signatures later, Seventeen magazine has finally accepted the teenager’s terms, meaning that one of the country’s leading magazines for girls is willing to address our unchecked media problem. More »

Video: Gwyneth Drops The C-Bomb, Redeems Self

Video: Gwyneth Drops The C-Bomb, Redeems Self

Here at The Gloss, Gwyneth Paltrow has been a bit of a polarizing figure. I personally have made no secret of my rational, well-reasoned distaste for her monthly platitudes. And then, of course, there was Jen’s assertion that maybe Gwyn isn’t that bad, followed by an epic showdown between the editors, in which Ashley and Jen battled it out to decide once and for all whether we, as one mind united, can like Gwyn. More »