Earlier Puberty Sadly Means Earlier Acne for Unlucky Grade-Schoolers

It’ll come as no shock you to learn that boys and girls in these modern-day United States, fed on country-fried steroidal chicken breasts and good ol’ American colas, have begun to hit puberty at earlier ages than they ever have before. This might actually be a good thing in some respects, since early adolescence may… » 8/18/13 4:00pm 8/18/13 4:00pm

Here's What Barbie Would Look Like if She Had Average Measurements

Artist Nickolay Lamm — he of the future fish faced humas and fresh-faced, scary-ass Barbie — got the measurements of an average 19-year-old from the CDC (Center for Disease Control & Prevention) and then made a 3D model and used photoshop to shape her into Barbie's blond as hell image. The result? Skipper on steroids » 7/03/13 10:00am 7/03/13 10:00am

China’s Communist Party Is Super Nervous About Having a Famous,…

China's carefully-orchestrated Communist Party musical, which is whimsically titled The 18th Communist Congress and contains neither music nor Hugh Jackman, will convene next month to name the country's imminent new president, Xi Jinping. Every detail has been scripted and rehearsed, but party leaders are still… » 10/21/12 2:00pm 10/21/12 2:00pm

NY Times Writer Remembers Elizabeth Edwards for Her "Generous Hips"

Um, say what? Kind of a weird and icky way to remember someone who's just died. But writer Jan Hoffman's piece is full of weird. » 12/11/10 5:20pm 12/11/10 5:20pm

Sidibe's Weight Becomes Publicity Stunt For Supplement Marketers

Acaisupply.com is offering Gabourey Sidibe a year's supply of their supplements if she loses weight with them. Incidentally, last August, Oprah and the Illinois Attorney General sued 40 such supplement providers for falsely claiming Oprah had endorsed their product. [TMZ] » 3/15/10 9:20am 3/15/10 9:20am

Teenage Girls Turning To Image Consultants For A Boost Of Self-Esteem

It's no longer shocking to read stories like the one by Cathy Alter in today's Washington Post, which details the world of image consulting and upscale makeovers for teenage girls. And yet somehow, it's still a bit depressing. » 7/11/09 6:20pm 7/11/09 6:20pm