I’m excited about today’s Never Say Diet post because it features the wisdom of my friend Michelle Segar, PhD, who is an exercise psychologist at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at the University of Michigan. And she has really smart things to say about why you should make exercise more fun. Even if it means you get less of a “workout.” I know. It can be hard to wrap your head around that concept. So go read and tell us what you think!
You can also say hi to Michelle (and ask her any questions you might have) over on the Smart Women Don’t Diet Facebook page.
- If you’ve ever wanted to see 12 models without professional makeup or retouching, now you can. Phew.
- BellaSugar asks: Does $38 worth of makeup work as well as $209? I totally can’t tell which side of the model’s face got which products. And I’m a trained professional, yo.
- Teen wears $25,000 dress to the prom, reports Jezebel. Hope no one spilled the spiked punch on it.
- If the Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act passes, developers building new strip malls (you know, where beauty salons live!) would have to require tenants to pay $10 per hour plus health insurance or $11.50 per hour without it. Fingers. Crossed. (Via Broadside)
- Lead was found in 96 percent of cosmetics tested in a new and scary study, reports No More Dirty Looks. Don’t worry, arsenic was only in 20 percent of samples.
See you Tuesday!
New research says that overweight women earn less than their thinner counterparts. But the same bias doesn’t seem to exist for men. What’s that about? Read more on Never Say Diet.
PS. Apologies for this Headless Fatty picture. Some days Getty is on fire with the great, body positive imagery. Other days, not so much. (At least it’s a model presumably paid to be headless, not some poor person shot walking down the street.)
Attention vegetarians: I come in peace! But you might not love today’s post. If so, blame Katie over on Health for the Whole Self. She started it by being some damn insightful and all.
I’m making bold moves today, people! Bold moves. As in, I’m daring to suggest that you don’t have to “deserve” to eat that cookie.
You can just eat it.
And nothing bad will happen to you.
(So let’s stop talking about food like it’s the round-trip ticket to New Zealand that you’ll never have enough frequent flyer miles to get.)
New research shows that sex makes women feel bad about their bodies. Now, that’s just not right. Check it out over here.