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When quick fixes just don’t cut it

It all started with the Dinah. I’d been thinking about what I was going to wear to what you might think of as a lesbian spring break. I wasn’t relishing buying new bathing suits, and then I went for my mammogram and the young lady had to push part of my stomach out of the […]

Twinsies trouble

You’ve invested in matching outfits, share the same bed, and carry them around in self-made puppy Bjorn. Now it’s time to commit, to make the ultimate display of devotion to your furry companion: transforming your grooming routine to achieve corresponding owner-animal looks. From the simple bulldog to the elaborate poodle, below are some grooming techniques […]

The art of not being offended

The moment I heard Andrew wanted a new workout partner, I contacted him hoping he’d choose me. I barely knew anything about the guy except for the fact that he had the body of Greek God and then some. After explaining how my recent fitness plateau had me stuck, he said that he’d be more […]


Watching him accept that award, my roommates and I became jealous by his effortless ombre hair and, what was even more impressive, his expertly applied eyeliner — a Jared Leto trademark.

Cruelty-free beauty products

As I grew older, I became less fervent in my concern for animals — adhering to the advice of beauty columns and commercials that appealed only to my looks and well-being. I want to think that part of my lapse was naïve, that in this day and age it’s reasonable to think animal testing has been protested out of mainstream practice the same way fur and ivory have — now considered cruel and severely outdated. What type of company would want to align their products with those adjectives?

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