Posts tagged "guilty pleasures"

Confession: Elizabeth Gilbert Is My Guilty Pleasure

When I was in high school, I read How Stella Got Her Groove Back, and I was like, “eh.” Ever since then, every time I’ve read stories and books about women awakening to their strength and becoming empowered in their womanhood, I’ve had exactly the same reaction (and to be fair, I have the same…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 3, 2014

20 More Things To Stop Feeling Guilty About

Last week I wrote a list on 20 things we should stop feeling guilty about. I hadn’t realized just how much there was that we women fret over — readers made so many great suggestions for other things we need to let go of and I thought of quite a few more since last week…

Wendy Atterberry / April 9, 2010

20 Things To Stop Feeling Guilty About

We women are so hard on ourselves, aren’t we? From stressing over whether we inadvertently said something that might have offended someone at the dinner party we went to last weekend, to worrying about gaining a few pounds over vacation, we find way too many things to feel guilty about. So how about a permissio…

Wendy Atterberry / April 2, 2010

Mind Of Man: “Guilty Pleasures” Are For Uptight Chumps

Men don’t have “guilty pleasures.” We own, nay, celebrate what’s bad for us. Our obsessions are points of pride, not shame. You’ll never see a guy wolf down a small mountain of waffles with a side of pig and squeal, “OMG, I can’t beliiiiieeeeve I ate everything! Tee! Hee!”

We will shamelessly sit i…

John DeVore / April 8, 2009

A Guaranteed, Cheap Happy Ending

In a recession, people want escapism and a happy ending. The depressing economic situation has lead to an increase in sales of romance novels, while most other genres are having a difficult time selling at all. Harlequin Enterprises, the grande dame of the romance genre, reported a 32 percent increase in 2008 earnings during the…

Annika Harris / April 8, 2009

Top 12 Women’s Guiltiest Pleasures

There are your garden variety guilty pleasures — like reality TV shows, Doritos, and the other ones listed in our poll last week — that most women have no trouble copping to, and then there are really guilty pleasures — things that feel so satisfying, we overlook their gross factor or lack social acceptance. After…

Wendy Atterberry / April 6, 2009

Poll: What’s Your Ultimate Guilty Pleasure?

Times are tough and we know you’re cutting back. But everyone has their indulgences, the things that they just can’t help themselves from enjoying. What’s yours?

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 2, 2009