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I’m not going to rant
I’m not going to rant. Not this time. Yes, there’s another sex pest. Yes, he works in my industry. But I’m not going to rant. I’m going to write dark, delicious stories about secrets, desire and flying women.
A quick note to men You may be tempted to skip this, thinking it's not for you. Don't. Unless you live on an island populated entirely by males, there are insights here for you as well. And if you already know them, then you might have something to add. If you have a daughter, or niece, or female students, then this is absolutely for your consideration. It is likely that a girl would prefer to get a commemmorative gift from her mother, or another female relative. The other stuff? They need that from both parents.
It intrigues me sometimes the things we find beauty in. However, as a licensed esthetitician and artist, with years of experience in this segment of industry, I've witnessed firsthand how people's perceptions of beauty can impact their self-esteem and create a desire to conform to societal expectations. The paradoxical nature of beauty becomes evident as individuals seek to alter their appearance while simultaneously using makeup to boost their confidence and self-perception. Having been in the makeup/beauty industry for over 20+ years, I often deal with the vein side of people, and with that comes the expectation of pleasing everyone and insecurities. So, while it is subjective, I don’t seek to judge it, only understand it.
That Bloody Ride
As part of James & Oneg’s Summer Writing Challenge Extravaganza, we present to you the Awkward Elevator Challenge! The challenge is to write about a time you did something embarrassing (or make it up), and the person that saw it happen, suddenly gets in an elevator with you shortly after. There is no time or word count limit. And remember, make sure you tag some folks to participate, and share the original challenge post linked above in your entries.
Miniature Mind Musings #5
Content Warning: Mention made of bodily excretions and female anatomy (but conflicted if I even need this warning flag?) ***
Well, MY Breasts Aren't Complaining
I had an ‘a-ha!’ moment recently. Getting dressed in the cold and dark Michigan morning, contemplating my life’s mistakes and thinking about the possible lack of coffee creamer that awaited me… I looked down at my right hand and… noticed something.
Curls Unleashed: My Journey of Overcoming Hair Insecurities and Embracing Self-Acceptance
My hair care journey has not been an easy one. My entire life, my frizzy, curly hair has been one of the main stars of my insecurities. It was either too thick, too frizzy, too thin at one point (due to health issues), or too dry. This led me on an 8-year curly hair and body acceptance journey. Today, I am bringing you along on my raw and honest journey to hair and body acceptance.
Loving, Sensual, and Free: Viva and Feminist Magazines Through the Years
Viva's launch in 1973 added a new perspective to the conversation between women's magazines, which at the time consisted of the Ms. Magazine camp, offering feminist news and writing, fashion magazines such as Harper's Bazaar, or traditional but still popular publications such as Good Housekeeping. Viva joined elements of these magazines with erotic content, refusing to shy away from sex and controversy. Associate Publisher and Editor Kathy Keeton explained "Viva's Woman" in her First Word section for the August 1974 issue, explaining who the modern reader of Viva was. The inclusion of antiquated delineations between the "feminist" and the "traditional housewife," as well as a decidedly heteronormative stance, shows how Viva very much represented social currents of its time. This offers the perfect jumping off point to learn about other feminist movements through magazines thanks to ChatGPT, and to begin to theorize about what the future of the feminist magazine would look like.
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The Impact of Trust in Personal Connections
Trust is the cornerstone of any meaningful personal relationship. Whether it's a romantic partnership, a friendship, or a familial bond, trust forms the bedrock upon which these connections are built. The impact of trust in personal relationships is profound, shaping the dynamics, depth, and longevity of these connections in ways we may not always fully appreciate.
The dreamer lily's golden words
A dreamer named Lily lived in a charming village tucked away amid undulating hills and verdant meadows. She was a weaver of dreams, a summoner of illusions that glistened in the sun and danced in the moonlight, not just any dreamer. The locals liked Lily because she had the magical ability to use words to transform commonplace events into amazing narratives
The Metanail Serum Pro- The Nail Fungus Remover!
Metanail Serum Pro is extremely simple and fast to comprehend. There is a straightforward and compelling science behind this equation. As the nail skin is comprised of water and collagen, applying this serum to the nail skin will assist with keeping up with how much the two components. Along these lines, your nail skin will seem gentler and firmer a large number of days. It puts a limitation on the nail skin which keeps it from maturing and looking dull. It is likewise equipped for giving expanded levels to collagen and elastin. numerous enemy of maturing equations use parts of hydrolyzed collagen particles, which are excessively weighty for the nail skin with conventional recipes. The healthy nail skin serum's inventive recipe conveys entire collagen particles to the facial nail skin. At the point when this serum is applied to the nail skin, it grants a full arrangement of wealth to the nail skin, giving it recharging and reviving qualities. In this way, there is compelling reason need to stress over your nail skin's appearance and character blurring after some time since Metanail Serum Pro Nail Fungus Remover is the right answer for every one of your concerns. To apply Metanail Serum Pro Nail Fungus Remover to the nail skin, make certain to continue bit by bit. It possibly makes 3 basic strides when you go to apply this serum. In the first place, wash the face with the use of a gentle chemical and afterward wipe it off. Some Nail Funguss are little and difficult to see, while others seem to be developments. In mark of truth, some are considerably bigger than a minuscule worm.
Vitamin Dee - 100% Natural Ingredients Or Hoax?
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The Youthful Brain- Read It Carefully Before Buy?
Youthful Brain today overlook their wellbeing the most and it is maybe the most unpleasant convictions of the world. Since vitamin D status is reliant on dietary admission as well as openness to UV light, there might be a more grounded case for prompting supplements for vitamin D in Northern European nations. In certain nations (counting UK, Ireland, the Netherlands and Sweden) there are as of now proposals for specific gatherings in the populace to take a vitamin D enhancement, in spite of the fact that there are calls for more exploration. Nowadays individuals will generally speaking work the entire day and exhaust their body without taking a genuine eating routine and prompt the body to experience the underhanded effects of weak wellbeing. One of the most incredible success dangers that individuals experience the detestable effects of is the issue of weight. Nowadays individuals experience the malicious effects of the gathering of undesirable fat in the body which appropriately hampers the general prosperity of the body. Individuals need to experience the detestable effects of the issues of flourishing like coronary scene, loss of development, poor hormonal thriving, diabetes, and so forth that can cause individuals to get on wearisome drug or even break commission. The keto diet kills practically every one of the carbs from your eating routine, driving your body to consume fat rather than carbs for energy — a Process known as ketosis. Eating a reasonable keto diet of fats and proteins will assist your body with accomplishing ketosis normally, however many individuals battle to arrive at this equilibrium.
What to Drink in Labour?
I recommend, in late pregnancy, to have a water bottle with you all the time and keep sipping on it. Make this a habit that will naturally continue when labour begins.
The Evolution and Impact of Plastic in Our Lives
Plastics have become an integral part of our daily lives, but it's important to delve into what exactly constitutes plastic and how it's manufactured.
Unlocking the Mysteries of Hotels: What They Won't Tell You
Have you ever fantasized about taking a trip to a five-star hotel where the plush beds, outdoor pool, and attentive staff would help you forget about your everyday troubles? Hotels might appear like the ideal setting for a restful break, but they actually conceal strange and unpleasant secrets beneath the crisp sheets and in-room dining. The "Do Not Disturb" sign is off the door today as we divulge the ugliest information that hotels would rather you not know.
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