- Fashionista shared a preview of Neiman Marcus’s over-the-top “fantasy gifts” from this year’s Christmas Book, which also raise money for several nonprofit organizations.
- The New York Times looked at the pros and cons of blending life and work by building a personal brand.
- Harvard Business Review explained how to figure out if your workplace is toxic.
- NPR reported that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appears on a new Forever stamp.
- Fortune noted that not only have the most common symptoms of COVID changed, but the symptoms you develop depend on your vaccination status.
- The New York Times explained what you should know about uterine cancer, which is becoming more common in the U.S.
- Vox’s The Goods answered your wedding guest questions about costs and more.
- Glamour explored the “uniquely heinous, fatphobic time in cultural history” that was the early 2000s.
- Your Laugh of the Week comes from The Belladonna, with “We, Your Health Insurance Providers, Are Tackling Breast Cancer Head On by Lighting the Outside of Our Building in Pink.”
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Friday Reminder to Do The Thing
I just did mine that I’ve been putting off for 2+ weeks. It took a lot less time and wasn’t as annoying as I expected. And it’s now done!
Hooray! I also did the thing — the annual open enrollment for benefits at work — and I even had three days to spare!
I’m doing it now, while watching figure skating. LOL. Working hard on a Friday afternoon over here.
The video linked in the Glamour article is WILD. (ANTM calling Robynne Manning “plus-size” across episodes) The way they talk about her is appalling and so disconnected from the average person. I felt like I was looking at an alternate bizarro universe.
OMG that was a bad thing on so many levels. Holy moly.
Oh I internalized these messages to such a damaging degree. Even just the other day I remarked I was hungry, and immediately followed it with, or maybe I’m just thirsty and need water. My husband said, that is not a thing. I said, “they” always told girls it’s a thing.
I vividly remember my mom sitting me down and giving me this exact advice. Drink a glass of water before you eat anything
This is a thing, and isn’t necessarily toxic diet advice. I mean “drink a glass of water before you even think about eating any food” sounds hella toxic, especially when being delivered by a mother to her daughter. But multiple MDs who are not obsessed with diet culture or weight have told me that thirst signals can be mistaken for hunger. And there are lots of health benefits to drinking a lot of water that aren’t weight-related.
The video is crazy, and clearly she isn’t fat. But I also would have just considered that normal at the time of aired
Agreed, it was the norm back then!
The Glamour article is good, but it doesn’t go far enough. Fat is absolutely a feminist issue. We have been taught as girls and women to internalize cultural ideals that we mustn’t take up to much space and must be decorative. I’m so happy when I see younger people who seem unburdened by body image, and hope that they can keep it up. The patriarchy wants you to starve yourself so you don’t have the strength to fight back!
*too much space, not “to”
I type too fast when I’m enraged by the world