The controversy over Gabby Douglas' hair exemplifies an unfair focus on women's appearances.
In a day and age when women's appearances are perpetually scrutinized, the controversy over Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas's hair is particularly maddening and egregious, since Douglas has just made history by becoming the first African-American gymnast to ever win the all-around individual title in the Olympics.
Here is something very important for us to remember, and especially important to teach the children. . . .
Believe in beauty, for the Earth Mother
is covered with beauty.
Believe in love, for your Earth Mother and
Sky Father love you.
Believe in magic, and you release your soul
from the prison
your mind tries to build around it.
Above all, don't be afraid, the Great Spirit
provides all that is needed.
Believe in your medicine.
Shift your internal "energy": turn up your light and shine your most radiant and beautiful self!
Have you ever noticed that when we meet people who “light up the room” we often say that they’re beautiful? Regardless of their physical features or the outfits they’re wearing, we just know that certain individuals have something special, a sparkle deep within. We’re naturally drawn to them. They shine, and their energy is intoxicating.
So, what exactly do they possess? And how can we acquire it, too?
The Essence of All Life
We've compiled a checklist of reminders for you to tuck away before you take off!
The sun is out, the hopes are high and the suitcases are full: It's time for a sexy (and long-awaited) vacation. But nothing taints looking irresistible on your trip quite like realizing you completely forgot the necessary tools for a romantic getaway, so be sure to use this as a checklist.
Take care of the essentials before you bask in the glory of doing absolutely nothing.
Whether you're single or with your partner, when you're on the way to a much-deserved vacation from work, the last thing you want to think is stuff like, "Dammit, I wish I'd remembered to wax my bikini zone." Luckily for you, we've compiled a handy list of beauty rituals to take out the stress and pressure out of your precious sun-soaking days.
The perfect perfume, no matter your date-night style.
It's Friday night. Your lips are glossy, your hair is de-frizzed and fabulous, and you've found the perfect outfit. Now all you have to figure out is the right perfume to wear on that hot date. Lucky for you, we've compiled a list of fragrances fit for all your romantic summer nights!
Feel better about your stems with these 6 easy beauty tips.
According to our Irresistible You survey, 23% of readers said their least favorite body part is their legs. For Alexis Wolfer, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheBeautyBean.com, this stat is disheartening.
Play this week's Friday Love Trivia and answer questions about beauty.
Play Friday Love Trivia! What percentage of women claim to have "high self-esteem"? What is most women's favorite body part on themselves? Do most people really tend to gain weight when they get into a new relationship? Would most women change their appearance for their partner (even if they didn't agree with his criticism?) Do men find Angelina Jolie or Jennifer Aniston more attractive?