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10 Of The Most Unhealthy Shows On TV

(145) Comments | Posted September 28, 2011 | 8:13 AM

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What Ruined 16 and Pregnant? Teen Mom

(13) Comments | Posted May 10, 2011 | 10:53 AM

When MTV first started airing 16 and Pregnant, its documentary series about teenage girls having babies, I was riveted. Though the show was accused of glorifying and implicitly endorsing teen motherhood, 16 and Pregnant covered a fairly wide range of girls and experiences in a realistic way. We saw girls...

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Reese Witherspoon Wants Her Privacy and Her Magazine Covers Too

(9) Comments | Posted April 14, 2011 | 5:59 PM

Reese Witherspoon seems like one of Hollywood's most-together stars: she doesn't have any drug scandals, she's happily remarried to talent agent Jim Toth, and she's a devoted mom to her kids Ava and Deacon Phillippe. And she's on the cover of May's issue of Vogue. In the accompanying...

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Subway Harassment: When It Happens to You

(0) Comments | Posted November 12, 2010 | 9:51 PM

This morning, like most mornings, I took the M subway train from my neighborhood in Brooklyn to the office.

At my subway stop, a man came and sat down next to me on the bench. I thought nothing of it, since the benches often fill up with people waiting for...

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Miss Haiti: Is Having a National Beauty Queen an Accomplishment?

(24) Comments | Posted August 20, 2010 | 5:46 PM

At the beginning of this year, Haiti was ravaged by a massive earthquake that left many people dead or injured and many buildings ruined. Haitian-American musician Wyclef Jean organized a telethon to raise money for relief efforts, and people from around the world donated to charitable organizations on the ground...

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Engagement Photos Are Stupid

(26) Comments | Posted August 6, 2010 | 1:59 PM

Yesterday, my colleague Jessica Ogilvie posted about bad engagement photos. That got me off on another tangent. I think engagement photos are stupid. I'm not sure if they're more popular or prevalent in the South, where I'm from, but they sure seem to be. Engagement photos, in case...

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Does Being Pro-Choice Mean I Have to Support Michelle Duggar?

(81) Comments | Posted May 28, 2010 | 4:07 PM

Everyone's got their guilty pleasure TV show, and mine is 19 and Kids and Counting (formerly 18 Kids and Counting, formerly 17 Kids and Counting, etc) on the TLC channel. The show stars the Duggar family, a fundamentalist Christian clan in Arkansas who put Jesus in charge of their womb...

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Melissa Etheridge, Tammy Lynn Michaels, and Breaking Up in the Era of the Blog

(0) Comments | Posted May 25, 2010 | 5:08 PM

Recently, musician Melissa Etheridge announced that she and her wife, actress Tammy Lynn Michaels, had split up. She called the breakup amicable and said that they planned to continue raising their two young children together. However, Michaels doesn't seem to want to go along with Etheridge's story. She

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The Thing Is, Chloe Sevigny Was Actually Right About Big Love

(11) Comments | Posted March 29, 2010 | 12:55 PM

Actress Chloe Sevigny, who recently won a Golden Globe for her role as second-of-three wives Nicki on HBO's Big Love, caused some controversy when she gave an interview to The Onion about the show's just-ended fourth season. Sevigny said, "It was awful this season, as far as I'm...

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I Have to Stop Taking Celebrity Breakups Personally

(4) Comments | Posted March 16, 2010 | 11:56 AM

First Susan and Tim, now Sam and Kate? The last few months have featured some breakups of celebrity couples I thought were rock-solid. No, I don't actually know any of these people personally, but I was as upset about the Mendes/Winslet breakup as I was when two of my friends...

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Possible Post-Ungaro Career Moves for Lindsay Lohan

(2) Comments | Posted March 10, 2010 | 11:22 AM

Following her disastrous collection, Lindsay Lohan has been fired from Emanuel Ungaro. Now that her career in haute couture is derailed, what can our plucky LiLo do next?

* VIP cocktail waitress in Vegas -- if Rachel Uchitel could land a man like Tiger Woods from this job, think...

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Are You A Backdoor Assistant?

(0) Comments | Posted October 12, 2009 | 10:51 AM

Lots of people have assistants. These assistants are paid to do everything from make reservations and organize schedules to dropping off dry cleaning and picking the kids up from school.

Lots of people have friends. These people are in your life because you like them and they like you. You...

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What Is a Vanity Internship?

(3) Comments | Posted April 30, 2009 | 5:16 PM

These days, when no one is hiring, plenty of professionals are considering taking a major step down and becoming interns again. While this could be a good way to explore a new profession or gain experience in a new industry, it seems like even internships are super-competitive these days. Why?...

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How to Make Your Assistant Not Hate You on Administrative Professionals' Day

(8) Comments | Posted April 21, 2009 | 12:13 PM

In case you haven't heard, and in case the office manager didn't circle it on the big calendar in the break room, tomorrow (April 22) is Administrative Professionals' Day. That new, bulky name has replaced the Secretary's Day of yore, just like your sweet, quiet 50-something career secretary was replaced...

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