Posts tagged "vanity"

About Art And Art Selfies

I keep having to revise my position on art selfies. I don’t know. I still hate the fact that most museum patrons seem to be there to say that they were there, to have the pictures to prove it; that they’re not seeing the art, they’re seeing themselves with the art. At the same time,…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 4, 2014

Science Says Beauty Is Boring, And What The Hell Is Beauty, Anyway?

How many times have you met someone really, really ridiculously good-looking, only to discover that the catch-22 of such genetic physical advantage is that they're also really, really ridiculously terrible — or, perhaps even worse, really, really ridiculously boring? At long last, scientists have proven that there's actually something behind what we've suspected for years:…

By: Rachel Krause / November 5, 2012

Airbrushing Facebook Photos Is The Vainest Thing I’ve Ever Heard Of

Airbrushing: It used to be only for average-sized women on ladymag covers and Gisele's pregnant belly. Now, according to The Sun, some Facebookers are touching up their personal photos to plump boobs, flatten bellies, and whiten teeth. One British photography shop said customers who want their photos airbrushed have increased 550 percent.

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 11, 2009

Quickies!: Is Vanity Keeping You Poor?

Women pay a high price for all their primping and coiffing. [Shine] Cesarean section rates in New York City have increased by 24 percent over the past six years. [Medical News Today] A recent study found that married women in India whose husbands physically and sexually abuse them are about four times more likely to…

By: Annika Harris / August 15, 2008