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Beauty Culture

These Ads Want To Shock Us Into Stopping The Beauty Madness

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 07.14.2014 | Women

It's a psychological itch that the most enlightened, successful and even beautiful women still tend to scratch: if I look better, I am better. Now...

Not Everyone Is Beautiful

Nathan Biberdorf | Posted 07.16.2014 | Women
Nathan Biberdorf

"We are all beautiful." "Everyone is beautiful to somebody." It's cheerful stuff. It builds the self-esteem, makes people feel valued, and spreads joy and happiness across the Internet. It's also bullcrap.

Talking Beauty Culture With Male Model Barrett Pall

Eliel Cruz | Posted 06.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Eliel Cruz

It's easy to villianize those who have won the genetic lottery. You know, the ones with the amazing metabolism that had abs before they even began wor...

'Mean Gays' and Beauty Culture

Eliel Cruz | Posted 06.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Eliel Cruz

In an era with sex on our fingertips, literally just a swipe away, we have seen an increase of beauty culture that has required Adonis-type bodies to be deemed attractive in the queer community.

Dear Veet, Here's Everything That's Wrong With Your 'Dudeness' Campaign

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 04.09.2014 | Women

If Veet is to be believed, there's nothing more terrifying to a straight dude than touching a moderately hairy leg. The hair removal brand has com...

This Is The Dark Side Of Beauty Culture

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.03.2014 | Women

Being a presentable, well-groomed woman involves shaving your legs, painting your nails, and performing other regular beauty rituals. These tasks have...

FAIL: A 'Trim Waist' Is Not The Point Of Bey's New Beauty Culture Critique

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

Most of the reactions to Beyonce's new album have been overwhelmingly positive. The Guardian declared that "Beyonce's new album should silence her fem...

Why I'm Not Gonna Tell You You're Beautiful

Hannah Brencher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Hannah Brencher

Beautiful was a word that I'd heard so many times -- flung from girl to girl in some shallow exchange of words that was rarely ever meant -- that it lost all meaning to me. Beautiful is a bound-up, broken word in a culture that matches it against thigh sizes and blemish-free skin.

How I Finally Made Peace With Makeup

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 11.01.2013 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

For weddings, for job interviews, for first dates (or fifth dates), for the highly public rituals that comprise our lives, the expectations for women's self-presentation remains historically unchanged.

PHOTOS: Striking Shots Expose The Scary Side Of Beauty Culture

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 07.24.2013 | Women

To some plastic surgeons, a naturally stunning woman looks more like a work-in-progress. What does this somewhat terrifying reality say about the stat...

To Be Happy or Beautiful, That Is the Question

Adam Pervez | Posted 07.09.2013 | Style
Adam Pervez

It's easy to laugh at beauty customs as being ridiculous or backwards when you're an outsider, but when you're on the inside few things can seem more important. And we're all on the inside to some extent.

Lynn Shelton and Lauren Greenfield Shine at the Tribeca Film Festival

Liliana Greenfield-Sanders | Posted 06.20.2012 | Home
Liliana Greenfield-Sanders

Your Sister's Sister is effortlessly refreshing and enjoyable throughout. It is clear in every scene that these actors have the utmost trust in their director and are willing to be raw, fun and loose with the material.

The Secret to Aging Well -- Not Keeping It a Secret!

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 05.28.2012 | Women
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

One thing that continues to surprise me is how some people seem shocked when I admit my age.

What Does It Mean To Be 'Beautiful?'

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 09.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Is blonde and bubbly Jennifer Aniston your ideal of beauty? Or is it sultry Angelina Jolie? What about Serena Williams, America Ferrera or even Betty White?

The Cult Of Beauty

Napoleon Perdis | Posted 09.18.2011 | Style
Napoleon Perdis

What exactly is beauty? It's impossible to define in any succinct way; beauty means different things to different people, cultures and eras.

PHOTOS: The Pursuit Of Perfection & 'Beauty CULTure'

Posted 07.19.2011 | Arts

Annenberg Space for Photography's latest exhibition Beauty CULTure is a photographic exploration of how feminine beauty is defined, challenged and rev...