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Piercing A Baby’s Ears Is Not Child Abuse

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I am a mother of sons. I do not have any daughters. I recognize that it is a cultural norm to pierce women’s ears, especially young girls as infants. If I had a daughter, you better believe I would carry her right into Claire’s Boutique and pop a few shiny gold studs into her baby ears. I’ve also toyed with the idea of piercing both of my sons’ ears, but unfortunately, ‘N Sync caused that trend to crash and burn for men in the late ’90s. I’m mostly kidding, but I still don’t consider piercing a baby’s ears, regardless of gender, to be child abuse. Read more on The Gloss…

 

Kudos To This Portrait Series For Not Erasing LGBTQ Identities While Proving They’re Just Like You

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The Self Evident Truths Project is an ambitious undertaking to photograph portraits of 10,000 people who identify as being anywhere on the LGBTQI spectrum, or anyone who isn’t “100% straight.” According to the project’s creator iO Tillett Wright, the point of the project is to “humanize a vast community” through these portraits, with the ultimate goal being to print out each portrait and display it on the National Mall in 2016, immediately preceding the next presidential election. Read more on The Gloss…

Everything You Need To Know About ‘Spanx For Your Face’

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A new product called Neotensil is being heralded as a game changer in the fight against aging, so much so that it’s being compared to “Spanx for your face.” Jennifer Aniston is apparently heavily involved, and I will basically do anything to my body that she tells me to do, so that seems like a smart choice. Read more on The Gloss…

8 Insane Quotes About Working At Abercrombie That Will Make You Regret Lusting Over That Catalog

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Abercrombie & Fitch’s awful financials make me optimistic about the future. For a long time they were a dominant force in the teen market, but Abercrombie & Fitch’s legacy of discrimination and elitism has made it basically untouchable to today’s cool kids.

But for a while there, before popped collars and layered shell necklaces were the recognizable hallmarks of “douchebags” and villains from ’80s movies, Abercrombie & Fitch was cool, and Salon writer Oliver Lee Bateman was in the thick of it as an assistant manager. Read more on The Gloss…

10 Physical Signs That Someone Is Lying To You

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How do you spot a liar if their pants are not on fire?

No one likes being lied to. Wouldn’t it be excellent to be able to just smell a lie as it comes out of someone’s lying mouth? Yes, if you’re kind of paranoid and think everyone is lying to you.

Lie detection is not at perfect art. Experts have managed to pin down some signals of dishonestly, but even the most technologically up to date polygraph can be deceived by skilled fibbers. Since you’re likely not a forensic specialist dealing with a sociopath and just want to know if your friends and family are pulling fast ones on you, here are 10 physical clues that indicate someone is lying to you. Read more on The Gloss…

The 16 Most Awkward Things That Happen When You’re Binge Dating

If you follow my whinier posts, you may already know that I went through a breakup a little while ago. I allotted myself a week or so of ruining my eyeliner via cry seshes, listening to empowering music, and falling asleep next to a bottle of $9 white wine. And then I hopped onto the online dating scene – as well as just the dating scene in general – and went on my merry way of meeting plenty of new people, also known as “binge dating.” Read more on The Gloss…

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