So you've got a big presentation or a special date ahead of you, and you wake up with a big fat whitehead in the middle of your face. Of course. Because our bodies always pick the absolute worst times to betray us.
Beauty fads come and go, some kookier than others. Some of the best don't require you to buy expensive creams, but to simply reach deep into your pantry.
When you picture a yoga teacher, what do you see? A svelte woman in Lulus, right? Let's be honest, someone like Jessamyn Stanley isn't the first image that pops into your mind. Which is precisely why the 27 year-old North Carolina instructor wants to take our silly Western preconceptions and shatter them.
Stanley claims the typical yoga body - you know, the tight little package - can be intimidating.
Just over five years ago, I stood in a playground pushing my baby on the swing. I told my mom friend about a job I wanted to apply for, even though it seemed like the worst timing. After all, my son was still in diapers. Was I completely crazy to even consider working from home without any support? My friend told me to apply then figure it out later. That's when I discovered that crazy is often the best advice.
It wasn't what she wore to the Video Music Awards that had tongues wagging, it's what she didn't wear. No, I'm not talking about Alicia Keys' designer dress. I'm talking about the fact that the Grammy-winning singer had the barefaced cheek to attend an award ceremony without makeup.
You heard. She stepped on to the red carpet sans war paint. Not flick of mascara, no a hint of concealer.
We've all been there. You're at a family gathering and when it comes time for greetings, your child shirks from hugging an aunt he barely knows from Adam. Should you force the issue or let it go?
Even for kids who are naturally affectionate, the expectation to embrace a family member can place an unhealthy pressure on children. They may not, for whatever reason, feel like being smothered in kisses at that moment.