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20 Things We Learned From Women’s Magazines That Scarred Us For Life

White Women, Black Magazines
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Vag Magazine
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Mag Rejects Lesbians
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The other day, I realized that I always put on my underwear with such intense concentration and anxiety that you’d think it was some kind of perverted carnival game. Why? Because I read in Cosmopolitan like six years ago that if you let your feet touch the crotch part of your panties while you’re putting them on, you will get some horrible vaginal foot fungus (it was discussed in an article called, like, “THE LATEST WOMEN’S HEALTH SCARE YOUR DOCTOR WON’T TELL YOU ABOUT).

The truth is, between the smoky eye tutorials and charming Taylor Swift profiles, women’s magazines also excel at scaring the shit out of you. I asked the rest of The Frisky staff about the freaky things they’d learned from years of reading lady mags, and we came up with the following list. Feel free to add your own in the comments! Keep reading »

Don’t Tell Anyone, But Condé Nast Created A Mini-Magazine For Walmart

Conde Nast College
Calling all aspiring fashionistas... Read More »
Wal-Mart Sued Again
Today's Lady News photo
The mega-retailer gets sued for sexual discrimination. Read More »
Anna Talks Vogue
The editor-in-chief tells all regarding her first Vogue cover. Read More »

There are some things in life that just belong together. For instance: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup, Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne. I’ve only been to Walmart once, when I accompanied my then-boyfriend to purchase a Bear Grylls-brand camping knife, but the politically conservative megastore definitely did not strike me as the sort that would have any feasible tie to liberal-leaning publishing goliath and Anna Wintour employer Condé Nast. And yet! Beauty Scoop, Wal-Mart’s 12-page editorial “shopazine,” exists, and it features original pieces from editors of familiar Condé glossies like Allure, Glamour, and Lucky. Keep reading »

Salma Hayek Calls Herself “Chubby,” But She Looks Pretty Damn Good To Me

Salma's Natural Beauty
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My girl crush reveals how she stays so hot at 45. Read More »
Fat And White?
Is "fat and white" the new "sassy and black" in Hollywood? Read More »
Beth Ditto Talks Fat
Beth Ditto photo
Leave it to Beth Ditto to be the voice of reason on fatness. Read More »
Fat Shaming Controversy
Erica Watson Love That Girl
TV show should be ashamed of their fat-shaming. Read More »

“I am on the limit of chubbiness because I love my food and my wine. It’s not the best for fashion, but it’s good for my mood. I am happy because I eat … If you don’t eat carbs, you slow your metabolism down. And you know what? You look miserable. The truth is I just don’t have the drive to be the prettiest and the thinnest. I can be happy for other people for their beauty. Learn to be happy for others and you can never run out of happiness.”

— I guess nobody’s perfect, not even Salma Hayek: the 40-year-old actress has been going on at length recently about her “chubbiness,” even referring to herself earlier in this Harper’s Bazaar UK piece as “dyslexic, short, and chubby.” While I agree with a lot of what Salma is saying here — it’s difficult to enjoy life when you live to be thin — calling herself chubby doesn’t really accomplish anything but, um, making everyone else feel kind of awful. Seriously, a world in which Salma Hayek’s body is considered undesirable is a world I do not want to live in. [Celebitchy] [Photo: Paola Kudacki/Harper's Bazaar]

Rashida Jones Photographed Like You’ve Never Seen Her Before For “Flaunt” Magazine

Rashida Jones? Is that you? We’ve always known the “Parks and Recreation” actress to be beautiful but restrained, given that her personal style, not to mention the type of role she generally goes for, veers more on the sweet, bookish side rather than the total bombshell she could totally be if she wanted to (no shame in not wanting to, Rashida, we love you the way you are). But if you’ve ever wondered what Rashida would look like should she decide to channel her inner vixen once in a while, you’re in luck — Flaunt Magazine got their (wet, it seems) hands on Ann Perkins for a new photoshoot and styled her all sexy-like. She looks hot, but did anyone ever doubt that she would? [Flaunt via The Gloss]

Rashida On Men
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SS: Rashida Jones
We're obsessed with this look she wore on The Today Show. Read More »

First Look: Keira Knightley Wears A Weird Chanel Armwarmer For October’s “Vogue”

Goth Keira
The actress is a gorgeous goth on the cover of Harper's Bazaar. Read More »
Keira's Engaged
Keira is engaged to musician James Righton. Read More »

Isn’t it nice to see Keira Knightley’s pretty face adorning multiple magazine covers rather than someone like, say, Kim Kardashian? I jest, kind of, and I do know a few people who maintain that Keira is only marginally more talented than the reality star in question … but regardless, she’s definitely more likable. I’ll be honest, my affinity may have less to do with Keira’s abilities as an actress and way more to do with the fact that there was a time in my life wherein I, like, so totally wanted to be Elizabeth Swann. Keep reading »

“50 Shades Of Grey” Magazine: Yeah, We Bought It & We’re Sharing the Dirty Details

Like it or not, Fifty Shades of Grey has become a bonafide global phenomenon we can’t seem to shut up about. So it’s no surprise E.L. James’ steamy series has actually inspired its very own MAGAZINE. If you’ve been to a magazine stand, you may have noticed that there’s an actual periodical devoted to all things Fifty … and it’s entitled, Fifty Shades … of American Women Who Love the Book & Live the Life. Yes, I am being completely serious. No, this is not a very early April Fools joke. The one-off publication is basically a collector’s item for Fifty fans — filled with silly, Cosmo-ish sex quizzes, Fifty Shades-inspired beauty tips, blurbs from women who swear the books transformed their sex lives, and true tales of real people living the BDSM lifestyle. In other words, if you’re one of those fans who is waiting with bated breath for the fourth book and first flick, this fanatical publication might be able to tide you over for, oh, a couple of hours or so. Read more…

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