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Frisky Rant: WTF, Marie Claire?

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This morning Sally McGraw of the blog Already Pretty alerted her Twitter followers to an article about plus-size television stars that was posted on MarieClaire.com yesterday. Her initial response, “Seriously, Marie Claire? SERIOUSLY?” was my exact reaction as soon as I clicked the link and read a few sentences … Keep reading »

A Stay-At-Home-Dad: Status Symbol, Mr. Mom, Babysitter … Or Parent?

There are many names you could call a stay-at-home dad who raises the young’uns while wifey brings home the bacon. “Mr. Mom.” The babysitter. Or, according to Marie Claire magazine, a status symbol — the beta husband of the “alpha mom.”

One stay-at-home dad, however, has a different label he would like you to use. This morning, “The Today Show” interviewed a pediatrician mother and her husband, the full-time parent of their toddler daughter. This proud papa was frankly disgusted that traditional stay-at-home mommies at the playground have asked him, “Oh, are you babysitting today?”

“No it’s not babysitting,” he sniffed. “It’s called parenting.” Keep reading »

Joanna Coles Shows Her Haul Vlogger Love

Just as inexplicable as the recent obsession over Silly Bandz is the love for YouTube haul vlogs. Intrepid young “reporters” spend hours creating their own videos, where they simply show off their latest purchases, detailing the reasons they love or hate the new products, thanks to the magic of web cams and the vast world of the internet. Thrilling, we know. Joanna Coles, the editor-in-chief of Marie Claire, decided to put her own little jokey spin on the internet fad and methodically dumped the contents of her Celine bag to create her own haul vlog. She, quite seriously, discusses the fears she experienced while buying the purse, why she favors certain makeup brands, her excitement for the DVD she found at the bottom of her bag and proudly shows off the bookmark made by her son. It’s refreshing to see an editor of a magazine embrace the internet’s habits, while feeling free to appear just a little bit silly. We promise you’ll be amused, as well as shocked by just how many lipsticks she carries around on a daily basis. Keep reading »

Marie Claire Takes The Canadian Tuxedo To The Beach

As though the Canadian Tuxedo weren’t already a terrible choice, Marie Claire has decided that the trampy bikini version is fashionable. Here’s our biggest problem with this cover: people read magazines like Marie Claire for fashion ideas. Are we mere weeks away from an army of denim-swimwear-clad women teetering around on the sand in heels? Please no… [Fashion Indie] Keep reading »

Are All Your Friends Lying To You? Lori Gottlieb, Fairy Godmother Of Rudeness, Thinks So

We all have friends who act stupid. The one who’s sleeping with her unemployed alcoholic ex again. The one who continues to pick up her mother’s phone calls even though they always end in tears. The one who works for corporate America and still posts nip-slip pics of herself on Facebook. We, the friends, usually stand by as these inanities occur, lying in wait with a shoulder to cry on. That is the role of a friend, right? We’re here for you after the fact.

But in a piece for July’s issue of Marie Claire, author Lori Gottlieb argues we are the ones making bad decisions by not being blunt with our friends. (You’re crazy if you’re still seeing that jerk! Your mother is messing around with your head! You’re going to lose your job if you don’t exercise a little more discretion!) As female friends, Gottlieb writes, we “yes” our pals “into false presumptions and bad decisions … convincing one another that anyone who disagrees with us is wrong.” Keep reading »

The Stars Of “SATC” Don’t Hate Each Other, Really

The ladies of “Sex and the City” appear on the June cover of Marie Claire and offer some juicy quotes in the interview. Click through to read what they had to say about infighting and the early days. [MarieClaire.com] Keep reading »

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