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Beauty News, Uncategorized, Weekly Essentials

Geopolitics, War & Beauty Intersect

0 Comments 10 August 2014

I’m often asked, “why in the world do you write a blog on beauty?”  I get it.  I don’t exactly work for the beauty biz nor am I some kind of model or beauty vlogger.  But I quickly explain that, first, I don’t write about beauty trends, but rather the role of beauty in our culture. […]

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When We Criticize the Plastic Surgery of Non-Caucasians are We Just Be Self-Centered?

0 Comments 03 August 2014

It’s undeniable.  Rates of plastic surgery have risen among young adults, especially among Asian women both in the U.S. and in the Far East.  Plastic surgery is also quite common among other non-caucasians — here and abroad. And it seems to be taken for granted that the primary reason for this surgery is for these […]

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Beauty Theories, Uncategorized

Do Clothes Make the Wo/man? Maybe They Do…

0 Comments 27 July 2014

My colleague introduced me to a new web series, Stylelikeu.  The series video tapes people as they slowly undress over the course of 5-6 minutes.  It’s not some strip tease by any means.  No one gets totally naked.  While they take off item after item of attire, the subjects talk about the role of clothing […]

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A Cultural Perspective, Uncategorized

How Our Senses Affect Our Judgements

0 Comments 20 July 2014

I just finished this excellent and thought-provoking book: Sensation: The New Science of Physical Intelligence by Thalma Lobel. As you can imagine from the title, the book opens our eyes to how our senses — touch, smell, sight, etc — can influence our behavior and perspectives.  I also love the book because, while it’s clearly based […]

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Pic of the Week, Uncategorized, Weekend Observations, Weekly Essentials

Weekend Observations: When Even the “Ugliest” of Baggage is Elevated

0 Comments 06 July 2014

This was one of the first mornings in a long time that I had the luxury of reading the “paper” (online, of course).  Why? Because all my munchkins are at sleep away camp. In all honesty, they’ve been away for a week and a half already but between work travel and constant threats from the […]

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