Men Discover They Really Don’t Look Like Movie Stars, Erupt in Tears

By now, most of us have seen Dove’s “Sketches” video wherein several unsuspecting women describe to a sketch artist how thoroughly hideous they believe their faces truly are (spoiler alert: it’s totally not true). “Sketches,” however, seems to come from as sincere a place as anything created on behalf of a giant… » 4/18/13 11:55pm 4/18/13 11:55pm

Forensic Sketch Artist Proves You're Your Own Worst Critic

"Sketches," a new project from Dove, is an interesting look at self-esteem and ingrained standards of beauty. As seen in the clip above, the experiment involves women sitting down in a room with forensic artist Gil Zamora. They are separated by a curtain: He doesn't see them; they can't see what he's doing. Zamora asks… » 4/16/13 12:34pm 4/16/13 12:34pm

Tree Trafficking Is Real and It’s Ruining Christmas

Last night, SNL made perhaps the strongest case for getting a fake Christmas tree instead of a real tree by pulling the manhole cover off the underground tree trafficking trade, which each year sells hundreds of freshly cut fir trees to dendrophiliacs like Fred Armisen. The holidays can be a sad, sordid affair for some … » 12/09/12 12:00pm 12/09/12 12:00pm