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.
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has been protested out of mainstream practice the same way fur and ivory have — now considered cruel and severely outdated.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?
I have a favorite people-watching game to play at restaurants: Observing the romantic couples in the dining room, I try to guess what number of dates each pair is on right now.
Before using tossing out the phrases “anorexic” or “bulimic,” I encourage you all to remember these contributing factors to eating disorders. From loneliness to bullying, some seem to be preventable by kindness or respect.
December may be the month of holiday cheer, but January seems to have morphed into a 31-day guilt trip
I’ve got fears, and then I have irrational, eccentric-and-not-in-a-good-way fears. Alligators fall into the first category. Losing my hair fits in nicely with the second.
We’ve all witnessed — and I’ve experienced myself — the tendency to admire ourselves in the mirror post-workout, seeing a new version of ourselves.
Media coverage of wellness and eating tends to focus on its two extremes — overeating and undereating.
“Man buns. They’re everywhere here.” Two seconds later, another text: “Like everywhere.”
It’s easy to say that this is the type of attitude that will topple bullying for good — if you’re OK with your flaws, there are none for a bully to use against you.