beauty ideals

What Beautiful “Imperfections” Set You Apart?

Every time I see a photo of Anna Paquin (which, due to the massive popularity of “True Blood,” happens about every 30 seconds), I am thankful for that gap in…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | July 5, 2011 - 11:20 am

50 Reasons You Are Beautiful

When legendary sex symbol Bo Derek appeared on Oprah a few months ago, Oprah kept pressing her to tell the world something profound about being a beautiful woman, and Bo…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | June 3, 2011 - 12:00 pm

Fat Is Fabulous In Mauritania

Yesterday, Oprah Winfrey discussed beauty rituals and standards around the world on her talk show. I had no idea Iran was the “nose job capital of the world,” but I…

Annika Harris | September 8, 2009 - 7:40 pm

You Can’t Turn Your Brown Eyes Blue, Without Possibly Going Blind

A single mother living in London traveled to Panama for an operation that would turn her dark brown eyes light blue and almost blind her. Shenise Farrell saw an article…

Annika Harris | September 4, 2009 - 4:10 pm

Men’s Magazines Prefer Black Models With Lighter Skin

Last week, Tyra Banks said she’s trying to expand the idea of what the fashion industry considers beautiful. According to her, black models with lighter skin are deemed more commercial,…

Annika Harris | May 11, 2009 - 3:00 pm

Beyonce Is Not L’Oreal’s Beauty Ideal

L’Oreal Paris’ latest Feria ad, featuring spokesperson Beyonce, has been getting some unintended attention in the last couple of days because the company has been accused of digitally lightening the…

Annika Harris | August 7, 2008 - 4:00 pm