Geraldine Ferraro, the first woman from a major party ever to run for vice president, died yesterday at age 75. Ferraro was a Queens criminal prosecutor and then representative in Congress who joined Walter Mondale in a presidential run in 1984. Although the Walter-Mondale ticket proved no match for Ronald Reagan and George Bush (41), Ferraro nevertheless busted through the glass ceiling of national politics 64 years after women were acknowledged their right to vote. Keep reading »
Too much of a good thing can kill you.
Short spurts of strenuous physical activity, like having sex or going for a run, can dramatically raise the risk of life-threatening heart problems in older people, new research shows. The chance is even greater among those who don’t exercise regularly.
The study, published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association, relied on data from 14 prior papers examining the relationship between sex, exercise and heart attack or sudden cardiac death. Read more… Keep reading »
“If I had to go back to catwalk presentations I would be in a panic .. .Already the models I find are too skinny, too sad. And I knew the age of the super top models, Linda Evangelista and Cindy Crawford, who were always lively and smiling. Today you go between several défilés and you will see the exact same type of girl — it just doesn’t inspire me. Of course I do presentations, I do three presentations a year: spring, fall and cruise, that I show at my showroom and what I like is to have the buyers come to me. They buy, things sell well, and that really gives me the feeling of existing for something because I know that somewhere out there in the world I have clients that adore what I’m doing and that’s really reward enough.”
–Designer Herve Leger, whose legendary bandage dresses are worn by every young starlet ever, on the sad state of skinny models today. Leger does stlll do catwalk shows for his Max Azria collections. [Vogue UK] Keep reading »
The mini-lap giraffe in the DirecTV ads is now for sale! You can buy your lap giraffe today from Sokolovsky Farms, Russia’s finest purveyor of Petite Lap Giraffes. Ok, not really. It’s an ad campaign. But you can still waste time watching the little critters on a live web cam or finding out pet care tips at PetiteLapGiraffe.com. See “Vladimir” and other “PGLs” go about their daily business, like taking bubble baths, lounging on couches, and eating bonsai trees. Fun facts: A full-size adult PGL only grows to be about 30 inches tall and sleep in a box like a cat. I know, I’m in denial. I still think I’ll own one someday. It can happen. [Ad Freak, Petite Lap Giraffe] Keep reading »
Elizabeth Berkley is reaching out to teens the same age as her famous “Saved by the Bell” character, Jessie Spano — with a new self-help book for young girls.
Berkley, now 38, has just penned a book for young adults called “Ask Elizabeth” — which she’s hoping will open up a dialogue for teens coping with body and self-esteem issues.
“For a long time I had thought that something like this should be out there and it’s something I wish I had,” Berkley tells TooFab of her book and online forum of the same name, adding “I can’t save every girl from going through highs and lows, that’s life, but I can at least arm them with tools to navigate.” Read more… Keep reading »