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The Soapbox: On Jessica Simpson, Fat-Shaming & Reclaiming The Word “Fat”

Jess Gives Birth!
Maxwell Drew was born on May 1. Read More »
Jessica's Pregnant!
She's going to be "a mummy"! Read More »
Body Snarking Angelina
Why ragging on Angelina Jolie's thin physique is wrong. Read More »
Fatshionable
A fashion blog for women who are proud of their bodies! Read More »

Fat-shaming. Maybe it’s happened to you, or maybe you’ve perpetrated it against someone else. Fat-shaming is making people feel uncomfortable, wrong or bad for being overweight or obese. Some fat-shamers will tell you that they’re doing it as a means of encouraging the overweight person to lose weight, but most, oh, sane people will argue that fat-shaming does little in the way of motivation, and actually harms.

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New Beauty, Delivered Directly To Your Door

Beauty Investments
The five you need, right now. Read More »

As a verifiable beauty junkie, I can’t get enough beauty products. My drawers are filled with them, my closet overflowing, and yet, if something new comes out, I have to try it. It’s a disease. That’s why I’m crazy for Beauty Bar’s Sample Society program, which sends deluxe-size samples of new products directly to your house. Once a month, Sample Society sends an adorable little package stuffed with five of their latest faves. So far, I’ve received some awesome skincare and beauty gizmos, including an eye gel pen from Skyn Iceland and face wash from Murad. Plus, you get a code that’s worth $15 off any purchase of $50 or more. Sounds like a pretty good deal — for non-junkies, too. [$15, Beauty Bar]

Can You Name This Famous Face?

Long before they were cool musicians, most of these celebs were dorky kids just like you and me — and we’ve got the proof. This selection of junior high and high school photos from some of the world’s top musicians confirms that even the most jaded rockstar was probably kind of a dweeb when they were younger. Which begs the question: Can you match the nerdy class pic with the famous face?

Check Out Tracy Reese’s Collection For Anthropologie

We’ve been big fans of Tracy Reese for a long time. Her dresses are girly, pretty and the epitome of feminine charm. So we were especially thrilled to learn she’d be doing a capsule collection for Anthropologie. Reese’s seven-piece collection is part of Anthro’s Made In Kind series, where the company teams up with lesser-known and smaller design houses to create limited collaborations. Check out Reese’s designs in the slideshow above!

The Luckiest Corgis In The World

Caption This: Kate & Queen
What are these two talking about? Read More »

I’ve never been jealous of a corgi before, but these little guys, decked out in special patriotic finery, might be the exception. You see, they met and even were pet by the black-gloved hand of Queen Elizabeth II, during her visit to Sherborne Abbey in the Southwest of England as a part of their Jubilee tour of the country. It’s a dog’s life.

My Doppleganger Julie Gerstenblatt Must Be Stopped

Get Twins-ing!
Julie and I have started a meme. Read More »

According to folklore, everybody’s got a doppleganger running around somewhere in the world. A doppleganger, depending on how you choose to interpret it, is either your exact twin, or your exact opposite — your alter ego. Oh, let’s just go to the Wikipedia definition:

In fiction and folklore, a doppelgänger is a paranormal double of a living person, typically representing evil or misfortune. In modern vernacular, the word has come to refer to any double or look-alike of a person.

The word also is used to describe the sensation of having glimpsed oneself in peripheral vision, in a position where there is no chance that it could have been a reflection. Doppelgängers often are perceived as a sinister form of bilocation and are regarded by some to be harbingers of bad luck. In some traditions, a doppelgänger seen by a person’s friends or relatives portends illness or danger, while seeing one’s own doppelgänger is an omen of death.

The you that is not you but yet exactly you. Also, death? GREAT. And in Huffington Post comedy writer Julie Gerstenblatt I believe I’ve found that person. Keep reading »

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