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Vanity

Bo-Curious

Nancy Davis Kho | Posted 10.16.2014 | Women
Nancy Davis Kho

Growing up, we didn't talk about that kind of thing. It would have been considered scandalous. I was raised to believe that God had certain plans and expectations for me as a woman, and to err from that path would be sinful. But as I became worldlier and met others who had tried it, my curiosity grew.

What Would People Think?

Frank A. Weil | Posted 08.23.2014 | Impact
Frank A. Weil

"What would people think?" How many times do suppose you have asked yourself that question? Why do you suppose you ask it? Perhaps you are vain and c...

How to Get Jennifer Lopez's 'I Just Woke Up' Selfie Look

Lauren Cahn | Posted 08.18.2014 | Style
Lauren Cahn

Now I know that JLo is beautiful, that JLo is talented, that JLo has been taking care of her skin. And I know that JLo looks amazing at 44. With makeup, without makeup, either way. But I'm calling bullshit on JLo's "I Just Woke Up Like This Selfie" -- on a technicality.

You Never Forget Your First

Dr. F. Emelia Sam | Posted 06.04.2014 | Women
Dr. F. Emelia Sam

It happened, and I panicked because I realized time was passing me by and now leaving reminders of the ultimate countdown.

10 Things Wikipedia Says Are More Notable Than You

Lauren Cahn | Posted 05.06.2014 | Comedy
Lauren Cahn

4. Formicophilia: It's like a foot fetish, except instead of feet, it's insects crawling on your skin.

Running With the Bulls

Rob White | Posted 03.15.2014 | Travel
Rob White

Worse, my red and white leather running shoes were ruined; caked in mud and scuffed from toe to heel. I cursed aloud, " No shirt, no shoes, no proof -- who's going to believe me when I talk about this death-defying adventure?

The Subway Ride of the Vanities...

Paul LaRosa | Posted 03.12.2014 | New York
Paul LaRosa

One of the more curious sights on the NYC subway is the seemingly endless parade of women who, upon getting a seat, proceed to put on their "face" in ...

Teens and That Winter Jacket:The Dilemma

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 02.08.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

The title of this article may seem silly to those who are not yet the parent of a teenager. Parents of teenagers, however, most likely got a bit of a ...

40 Effed Up Things About Being 40

Amy Wruble | Posted 08.06.2013 | Women
Amy Wruble

After a few years of not being able to read the fine print, I broke down and bought my first pair of reading glasses. It was like the reverse of a teen nervously buying condoms. "First pair of reading glasses," I informed the clerk, just to prove that I'm not at all embarrassed. "My mom wears those," she smiled. And now I'm mortified.

Forever Young: My Battle With Botox

Mark Brennan Rosenberg | Posted 07.13.2013 | Comedy
Mark Brennan Rosenberg

One hot night in the summer of 2012, I was standing in my bathroom looking at myself in the mirror with roommate. It was three in the morning, he was a little hammered and we were taking inventory on our looks, as gay men do at that hour on a Wednesday night.

What's Vanity Costing You?

Mark Brennan Rosenberg | Posted 05.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Brennan Rosenberg

Next time you look in the mirror and see what you want to see, think about how much it would really cost you to upgrade how you feel. Chances are, it's a lot less expensive than you think.

50-Plus Beauty Tip: First, Do No Arm

Sienna Jae Fein | Posted 04.13.2013 | Fifty
Sienna Jae Fein

My grandma had bat wing arms. Her arm jiggle fascinated us kids. My cousin Rachel would reach across Granny's corset-clad girth, tap the wrinkled drape of skin and shriek with half-delight, half-horror as the bat wing came to life.

Stop Accusing Women of Being Vain For Caring About Their Looks

Kate Fridkis | Posted 02.17.2013 | Women
Kate Fridkis

Vain? I had thought that vanity was the evil queen in Snow White, gazing into her mirror, desperate to be the most beautiful in the land. Vanity, I knew, was always feminine. It was always about beauty.

Confessions of a Mirror Addict

Leigh Vinocur, M.D. | Posted 12.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Leigh Vinocur, M.D.

I am writing in defense of the mirror! A Today Show segment highlighting Autumn Whitefield-Madrano's blog on HuffPost on mirror fasting, struck me as ...

Maybe a Wrinkle Would Do Me Good

Leigh Greaney | Posted 10.21.2012 | College
Leigh Greaney

New York City can ruin your day when you're a semi-decent looking 20-something, hoping for a little respect on a friendless subway ride.

The Lines of My Life

Alice Carey | Posted 08.11.2012 | Style
Alice Carey

Elizabeth Taylor once said that every wrinkle tells a story. Fine. When I was young Taylor's words of wisdom seemed great, but not now. Not to my generation who truly believed "all you need is love," not face cream.

Self-Esteem vs. Narcissism

Lisa Firestone | Posted 08.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Feeling good about yourself as a person and acceptable for who you are allows you to move through your life with a sense of purpose, meaning, and value.

I Thought Vanity Was Superficial -- Until It Helped Me Get Through My Grief

Emily Rapp | Posted 05.22.2012 | Women
Emily Rapp

What is authentic beauty? I feel like every woman struggles to define, but the question is even more pressing when you're a woman with a disability. When I was four, my left leg was amputated.

The Man in the Mirror

Robert Levithan | Posted 04.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Robert Levithan

What about developing a truer relationship with the man or woman in the mirror? Yes, look into your eyes, the proverbial windows to the soul. Get curious. Leave judgment behind. Take a breath. Don't listen to the harsh voices that might show up.

Our Trainers, Our Selves

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 02.29.2012 | Women
Barbara Greenberg

"DO YOU WANT TIGHT ARMS, TIGHT ABS ... ? Yes, I said somewhat meekly through my agony. I certainly do.

The People Women Really Count On

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 01.15.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Greenberg

Yes, we women count on our partners, our parents if we are lucky enough to still have them, and, of course, our friends. But let's face it, there is ...

On Not Marrying

Larissa Archer | Posted 11.12.2011 | San Francisco
Larissa Archer

Marriage has always held a place in the image of myself that seems so far away, I almost believe I will have to be a completely different person by the time it happens.

TSA Took My Teeth, and I'm Mad as Hell

Anne Sobel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Anne Sobel

TSA took my teeth. What on God's green earth would they do that for? Was I going to bite a pilot into submission mid flight? Also, what if this had been my dentures?!

Northwestern Study Shows Students What Aging Looks Like

Chicago Sun-Times | Patent Baristas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

What if, as a 20-year-old, you could look into the future and see your future self -- as a droopy, liver-spotted 60-something? Maybe you'd freak ou...

No Makeup Week: Women Pledge To Keep Their Faces Bare For 7 Days

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Could you go a week without makeup? While some women avoid it altogether, others have developed an inexplicable need for the stuff over the years. Wha...