People often ask why we started this blog. The first reason: I have learned quite a bit about beauty in our culture from all my client work over the years. Another reason: I find it a very interesting, and personally relevant topic. Finally, it’s a subject that gets a ton a play, i.e., it’s a topic that […]Continue Reading
One of the first courses I ever took in college influenced my entire career. I don’t remember the exact title. It was a class I needed to fulfill one of my core curriculum requirements. My first choice, a popular course on the history of China, was filled. I didn’t have a back up plan so I chose […]Continue Reading
When I gear up to write a post, I sometimes troll the news feed to see what folks are chatting about. So I did the same thing this time. After the third or so article I happened upon a post of top photos collected over the past weeks. I wish I could say the photos depicted […]Continue Reading
News Alert: Barbie sales fell a whopping 16% in 2014. And this is no fluke. The year earlier, the brand’s sales fells 13%. Oy. Time Magazine published a story about the doll’s demise. The reason cited for the brand’s dramatic fall? Changing values around body image. Barbie has tried to appeal to these changing […]Continue Reading
After a year of sitting on my shelf, I finally started reading a morbid mystery novel set in 12th century England. The story aptly titled the Mistress of Death follows a female coroner’s investigation into the deaths of little children. Macabre, I know. There was a line in the book that struck me. The main character talks […]Continue Reading
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