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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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Did Your Travel Suck This Holiday Season? Prep Better with These Products

The amazing Kathi Toll has been profiling her own travel mayhem and mishaps and her amazing attempt to get her beauty regime into that ridiculous little baggie TSA recommends. And over the last few weeks, I’ve felt her pa...


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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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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...