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. […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
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