You don’t like the way you look, but your friends say you look great. You step onto the scale; the numbers are going down, you should feel accomplished! But clearly, both the scale and your friends are sugar-coating your progress; because you still feel big.
If you’ve ever been distressed (to the point of crying) about your appearance, you could be experiencing Body dysmorphic disorder or BDD. Consider the YouTubers, who have lost 100 pounds and then tell their followers that they are not comfortable in their bodies nor happy.
One of the first psychiatric mentions of BDD was by Enrico Morselli, an Italian psychiatrist, 100 years ago. So it’s not new. If you’re experiencing clinical BDD, you might regularly compare yourself to others or body-check in the mirror. …
In today’s world, everyone wants to get rich quick. We want the financial freedom to live our lives unhindered. Most of us will do anything to achieve success. If you enjoy reading stories that might inspire you, I wrote this for you.
Twenty-year-olds are making thousands on YouTube. At twenty, I was a server. Five years later, I’ve glimpsed the secret to manifesting your dreams. And the secret to securing your dream job is not waitressing while applying to prestigious positions — at least it wasn’t for me.
I don’t think it’s that big of a secret. I think everyone knows the secret to success but avoids it. …
Klarrisa: First of all, your Instagram feed is real-life-couple-goals! I saw you and your husband went to Italy. Was it last year? For your honeymoon, right?
McKayla: Yes! It was around this time last year and it was for our one-year anniversary, but close enough.
Klarrisa: What did you think of authentic Italian pizza? My first bite was so disappointing. There was zero-salt! But I quickly grew addicted.
McKayla: The pizza was amazing! I remember my husband and I taking our first bite and just looking at each other like, “oh my god. …
Finding a way into people’s hearts (read pockets) is a challenge during a pandemic. While FaceTiming with my boss the other week, I asked her how we were doing. The company, a wholesale label, launched its direct-to-consumer line in response to COVID-19. My boss told me, “right now it’s challenging to convince people to buy from a jewelry brand they’ve never heard of.”
But in contrast, this past April, twice as many shops opened on Etsy than in April 2019. Etsy makes it look there is room for startup-hopefuls. …
It all started pretty slowly: the ’90s were back in style, jeans were being named after your boyfriend, hats after your dad…NOW it’s the latest on-trend statement, “ try to look as Frumpy as possible.”
But what if I told you it didn’t start from a trend, it was a rebellion.
This rebellion was coined Normcore, back in 2013, by the trend forecasting company K-HOLE.
Basically, if you want to understand Normcore you just have to ask yourself: how far would you go to look normal but also never really define normalcy while doing it?
Would you go as so far as to recreate Steve Jobs Wardrobe as your own? Maybe not, but plenty of people can probably tack Steve Jobs or Jerry Seinfeld up on their mood boards right now. …
Walmart, Target, and Best Buy are retreating from a looming ‘pandemic Friday’ — but before I get into that, let me just say I’ve never been a big fan of Black Friday; this article will be just a teensy bit biased.
Why do I dislike Black Friday? For one, It’s a sustainability disaster, It puts major financial stress on low-income families, and finally, It’s chaotic and often disappointing.
But it’s also one of retail’s highest-earning fiscal quarters. Some retailers rely on the kick-off to the holiday season to see a profit and stop operating at a loss.
[The fiscal quarters are also known as Q1, Q2, Q3, and Q4. Black Friday falls within Q4.] …
I follow Playboy’s Instagram account mainly for the captions. They’re not always prolific, but more-often-than-not they share a quote from a Playmate that really gives me those empowering feel-good vibes.
As the daughter of a sex worker, I love to see women who are unapologetically getting their bags and embracing themselves while they’re at it.
Playboy to me has always been a platform that bolsters what is normally seen as a sordid industry; and I’m here for it, but has Playboy always been for women’s empowerment?
On a sunny summer day in Chicago, a group of women formed a picket line. …
Have you ever asked yourself, why you buy lingerie?
In 1977, a man created an empire.
With $80,000, he dreamed up a boudoir-styled shop that would cater to men. The best part; though, is that the shop didn’t sell menswear — it sold lingerie.
His shop would grow, gaining a cult following, and earning a revenue of $2.9b in 2018. The brand continuously flourished, with a predominantly male leadership at its helm.
If you go through any woman’s underwear drawer; about half of them, I’m guessing, will own something from this brand. Have you figured it out yet?
Victoria’s Secret (VS) has been a staple in U.S shopping malls since before millennials like myself were born. In fact, the day I bought my first bra at Pink was like a rite of passage. …
Who loves fashion? Raise your hand! The ability to give yourself a make-over and let your personality shine like a Broadway star is pure magic. Also, I won’t lie to you; I find retail therapy very effective. So, I won’t pretend the sustainability issue surrounding fashion and consumerism is black and white. It’s not. Consumers expressing themselves at the expense of others; however, is worrisome. The World desperately needs us to be socially responsible and correct the systems we live by.
That we can easily ignore our impact on others is an abuse of privilege.
Let’s be candid; sometimes it’s difficult to make the right choice. To add to the predicament, it’s not always easy to know what the right choice is. So this list gives you 5 ways you can challenge the internalized messages that influence your habits. Okay, I think we’re ready to roll up our sleeves and begin practicing conscious consumerism. …
Fenty Beauty Launched in 2017 but wouldn’t enter the Chinese market for two whole years —
This post covers some extensive information about the path China took to allowing cruelty-free brands into their country. We start with Fenty beauty and cover the new government regulations. I then ask, should Fenty Cosmetics have avoided entering China, altogether? Finally I reveal some marketing tips; if animal welfare isn’t at the top of the Chinese consumers list, what is?
The Chinese beauty market ranks as the second-largest, globally, after the United States. If a vegan company aspired to tap into that lucrative market, they would’ve had to make some hard choices. …