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Weigh In: How Are You Feeling?

I stood riveted as I watched what I thought might be television history. “What will you gain?” a female voiceover asks as woman after woman steps onto a GIANT scale in Times Square. Instead of numbers, words such as confide...

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An Undercover Report: The Elegant Side of Green Beauty

In last week’s episode, Undercover Report: Stalking the Best of Green, I left off as I began my adventure into the world of green (or organic) beauty products.  From time to time I go through phases where I decide it’s ti...

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Undercover Report: Stalking the Best of Green

I feel a green phase coming on – I go through them from time to time. I take stock of all the poisons and toxins I pour into or slather onto my body and think to myself, “I really need to clean up my act.” God knows what ...


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How Young is Too Young?

I sat in my health club on Christmas Eve where I received a long overdue manicure and pedicure — a holiday gift to myself. Shortly after I sat down, a little girl, perhaps five or six, came over to pick out a nail polish colo...

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Chaos to Order: Part Four

In last week’s post Chaos to Order, Part Three, I imploded in a sad and pathetic way over my self-imposed mission of carrying-on my damn luggage.  I suppose one might refer to this event as my “bottom hitting” be...

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Chaos to Order: A Beauty Intervention, Part Three

Three weeks ago, I started a tough-love beauty detox program with the goal of whittling down my beauty stash, so I could carry-on my luggage like a big girl. Indeed, even after years of travel I’m the idiot at O’Hare airpo...


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Seeing is Believing

The media’s influence on eating disorders (EDs) is not a new topic for debate. Google “media effects on eating disorders” and you find 3,700,000 results. To argue a glossy fashion magazine or a television show causes an e...

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Chaos to Order: A Beauty Intervention, Part Two

Last week I kicked off a four-part series, Chaos to Order — a beauty simplification program designed to consolidate my high-maintenance beauty routine into something more TSA compliant. I confessed to my bag-checker statu...

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25 Years of Problems Concerning Weight and Shape

I typically cover the beauty beat for Career Girl Network — I worked in and around the cosmetic industry for as long as I remember and consider myself a fairly advanced product junkie. From a young age, I found myself captiva...


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Chaos to Order: A Beauty Intervention

I recently started traveling again for my day job – as in air travel and hotel stays. My career took me on the road for the better part of twenty years, so one might conclude I mastered the art of ‘streamlining’ my packin...