Good luck getting your hair straightened via Brazilian Blowout after next week — the Food and Drug Administration has come down hardcore on the hair straightening company for the high amount of formaldehyde found in its product. According to the FDA, the amount of formaldehyde found in Brazilian Blowout and similar hair straightening treatments is considered dangerous when inhaled and both salon workers and customers have complained of a variety of ailments related to the product’s use. Keep reading »
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Dear Justin Bieber’s Pants,
Sometimes I wonder what life must be like for you. I mean, just a few years ago you were making cameos in YouTube videos and today you’re probably the most famous pants in the world. All eyes are on you, and people are talking: “What style of pants is Justin wearing now?” “Who’s trying to get in his pants?” “Who wears the pants in his relationship?” “How does he get his pants to stay up?”
And that’s what I’d like to talk to you about: the whole “staying up” issue… Keep reading »
If you’re not watching “Community” yet, I’m going to give you an assignment: Start watching it already. It’s one of the funniest shows on TV, and that’s in large part to the work of one Senor Chang, played by funny dude Ken Jeong. Jeong, who proves that you can switch up your life path at any time, used to be a medical doctor and then became a doctor of funny with roles in “The Hangover” and “Role Models.” Here, enjoy a selection of some of Jeong’s finest moments as disgraced Spanish teacher Senor Chang and get prepped for the next season of “Community,” starting up again this September. [NBC]
“I’m not going to mislead anybody. Politics is really hard. And it is harder for women. There’s a double standard, and you can’t complain about it. You just have to accept it, and be smart enough to navigate it. And you have to have a pretty tough skin. To paraphrase a favorite quote from Eleanor Roosevelt: If a woman wants to be in politics, she has to have the skin of a rhinoceros. Most men who go into politics just think they’re great. They believe they can do anything. Most young women, not only in politics but in most areas, are more cautious and more likely to say, ‘Could I really do this? Am I good enough?’ I was talking to a friend and very successful businessman the other day, and he said, ‘The thing that still annoys me more than anything is that I see all these young women who are so much more capable than they allow themselves to believe. And I see so many young men who are so much less capable but who believe they are God’s gift to the world.’ I would just say to women: Try it! Put your foot in the pond and see if you want to swim.”
—Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took a Glamour reporter along while traveling in Africa and trying to empower women through the African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program. I admire Clinton for what she’s accomplished and for her realistic outlook on how women should get ahead. Here, she is echoing Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, who implored young women to think they’re as awesome as young men do. You’re God’s gift to the world, too, ladies! [Glamour] Keep reading »
I’m sure Rep. Michele Bachmann, a Tea Party candidate who is running for president, was thrilled when she heard she’d be on the cover of Newsweek. I am also sure her campaign is freaking out right now over this picture. Could the magazine have possibly found a photo that makes her look more nuts? On the other hand, it’s a perfect illustration of the bigoted, sexist and inane things that come out of her mouth. In this case, the power of imagery is not such a bad thing. [The Daily Beast] Keep reading »
This week, high heels became exhibit A in a crime scene. A Georgia woman allegedly murdered her boyfriend with the pointy heel of her shoe. 46-year-old Thelma Carter is in custody after her live-in partner, Robert Higdon was found dead in their trailer with stab wounds believed to have been caused by her spiked high heel.
Here’s where it gets stranger: this is not the first stiletto attack of 2011. In fact there have been at least five by my count.
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I often get a post-meal pooch, especially after I’ve shoved down, say, a foot-long hoagie. The bloated, pregnancy looking pouch that used to be my stomach is a phenomenon commonly referred to as a “food baby.” Sometimes I call mine “the bagel” because if I squeeze it, it looks like a bagel. I know this is something women love to joke about to assuage their guilt after totally pigging out or to express their discomfort at having to unbutton their pants after an eating marathon.
But, apparently, “food babies”are a real problem for some. Keep reading »