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Pop Star Denise “Vanity” Matthews Dies At 57

Denise Matthews, who was perhaps best known as the ’80s pop star Prince took under his majestic purple wing, passed away yesterday in Fremont, California, at the age of 57. An actress and a model, Matthews fronted the band Vanity 6 before going on to a solo career, but she gave it all up to… More »


Your Super Cute Waterfall iPhone Case Is Probably Trying To Kill You

A solemn cautionary tale for our time. More »


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,… More »


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:… More »


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. … More »


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… More »