Weight Gain Mandatory For Israeli Models? What A Concept!

In light of the recent Ashley Judd article regarding body image, I thought it would be interesting to write about body image as it relates to the modeling industry and how it has affected the lives of young girls and how they perceive themselves because of it. Growing up in a country where being thin was considered the norm and anything more was subject to criticism, I would not realize the impact of this perception until I had a daughter myself.  ...more
@@BehavioralChild thank you for your comments and I do agree that it is a slippery slope once ... more

Tweet Seats In Theaters? How Enjoyable Can That Be?

So how would you feel if your're trying to concentrate on a show or play you're watching, then you hear a vibrating sound next to you and realize that its someone tweeting? Believe it or not, tweeting is now condoned while watching plays or opera in theaters and are called "tweet seats". ...more
@victorias_view I so agree with you! I think all the nuances of watching any performance would ... more

I have a date with the book store and a warm cup of coffee. What will I buy?

I have a date with the book store and a warm cup of coffee. What will I buy? ...more
I loved Snow Flower and the Secret Fan! Amaxzing book and the characters are so rich and never ... more

Defining An "Asian F" In My Family

If you haven't heard of the term "Asian F", let me give you the background. If you're familiar with the show Glee, there's a part during one of the episodes when one of the young men (an Asian) walks into Glee practice to inform his group that he could no longer be a part of the group. The reason? His father said he had to quit Glee club since he got a 99 on one of his tests. ...more
@mamawolfe thank you for your comments! I, too, agree that it is important to develop the ... more

Defining An "Asian F" In My Family

If you haven't heard of the term "Asian F", let me give you the background. If you're familiar with the show Glee, there's a part during one of the episodes when one of the young men (an Asian) walks into Glee practice to inform his group that he could no longer be a part of the group. The reason? His father said he had to quit Glee club since he got a 99 on one of his tests. ...more
@justine thank you for your comments! You're right that this unrealistic standard doesn't just ... more

Defining An "Asian F" In My Family

If you haven't heard of the term "Asian F", let me give you the background. If you're familiar with the show Glee, there's a part during one of the episodes when one of the young men (an Asian) walks into Glee practice to inform his group that he could no longer be a part of the group. The reason? His father said he had to quit Glee club since he got a 99 on one of his tests. ...more
@slappyintheface thank you for your comments and for putting the letter grades in perspective. ... more

Defining An "Asian F" In My Family

If you haven't heard of the term "Asian F", let me give you the background. If you're familiar with the show Glee, there's a part during one of the episodes when one of the young men (an Asian) walks into Glee practice to inform his group that he could no longer be a part of the group. The reason? His father said he had to quit Glee club since he got a 99 on one of his tests. ...more
@Grace Hwang Lynch thank you so much for your comments! I really appreciate the fact that even ... more

Vera Wang's Dark Wedding Gowns Will Change Bridal Tradition

Vera Wang exhibited her Fall 2012 Collection of bridal gowns at New York's bridal fashion week and shocked the fashion nobility. ...more
I wish she was around when I was lamenting about which gown to wear for my wedding. I would SO ... more

Sex Education, One Awkward Conversation At A Time

So a few weeks ago, I made a terrible error. I was driving my girlfriend and her daughter home. I’d read something funny on the Internet earlier that day that I wanted to tell her about, so I did. Animatedly. Loudly.It was this thing about how Moby wants to make porn about men with average-sized penises. “So then the article is like, “Moby is a man who doesn’t have hair. He doesn’t eat meat, he doesn’t care for furniture. But like all men, he wants to make porn.”...more
thank you for being candid about your conversations with your child. I hope I can be as candid ... more

Beware Of Skinny Jeans

I love jeans and they have been part of my wardrobe for as long as I can remember. Years ago, there were Levi's, Lee's and others that I don't care to mention for fear of dating myself. Nowadays, jeans are sold everywhere and the styles are numerous and confusing. There's straight leg, boot cut, flare and skinny jeans to name a few, all meant to fit and flatter your figure. ...more
@KFamy I so agree! What's wrong with comfy pants?? Nothing. I'm up for that trend any day. :) more