Posts tagged "fads"

The Belly Button Challenge Is The Latest Feel-Bad Fad

“The idea is that if you can reach your belly-button from behind, it means you have a good figure. If not, you probably need to lose weight.” Oh.

By: Megan Reynolds / June 12, 2015

Cast Your Bets: Guess The Day Of The Great Silly Bandz Die-Off

It’s easy to feel like you have no power when you’re a kid. But when it comes to fads and trends, the kid consumer controls which youth product companies will live and die. For the most part, the obsessions we grew up with—slap bracelets, pogs, Beanie Babies—all croaked. Today’s kiddies are all about Silly Bandz,…

By: Leonora Epstein / July 12, 2010

Eat Cookies And Lose Weight!

Want to eat cookies and lose weight? Sure ya do. According to Dr. Siegal’s Cookie Diet, it’s entirely possible. With a $59 per week purchase at CookieDiet.com, you’ll receive a set of cookies and instructions to eat six of the treats a day, along with one “real” meal of something like skinless chicken and steamed…

By: Bianca Posterli / October 22, 2009

Catch A Breeze With The Assless Outfit

The guy to the left might look like an Average Joe wearing a plain bubble jacket and jeans. But when he turns around, boy, are you in for a surprise! He’s apparently taking part in a new fad that is spreading across Asia — the Half Outfit, aka the Assless Outfit. I’m not convinced that…

By: Annika Harris / June 16, 2009

Fashion Trends That Should Burn!

Yesterday, I saw something on the streets of New York that scared the crap out of me. It was a perfectly cute lady wearing open-toed, high-heel shoe boots with socks. Everyone knows socks with sandals is a faux pas, so why was this girl strutting around downtown have the nerve to stick her wooly, faded,…

By: Simcha / October 28, 2008

Water Detox: Too Much Of A Good Thing Can Be Bad

The Amazing Hydration Diet sounds like an elixir an old timey quack doctor would sell out the back of his wagon at a carnival. However silly sounding, it’s really a trendy diet that was recently popular with folks in Britain. Licensed nutritionist Barbara Nash suggested her chubby client, Dawn Page, take a little bit off…

By: Simcha / July 24, 2008