Someone asked about his body issues, and it made me wonder why he has them.

Men are targeted by body-image messaging too. And I think maybe it starts with toys. Like millions of other young boys in the ’80s, I had He-Man, G.I. Joe, “Star Wars,” and Superman dolls. They were all white men with trim bodies, thick hair, and Read More …

A model uses her success to underscore some important points about image and privilege.

It’d be difficult to find a single one of us who hasn’t been influenced by advertising and images. It’s so subtle that a lot of us could probably even tell ourselves we haven’t been influenced because it’s like the air we breathe it’s around us Read More …

Here’s why 16 million U.S. kids can buy and smoke cigarettes legally.

It’s no secret that the tobacco industry has been marketing to children and teens since their inception. It’s a business built on getting consumers physically and chemically addicted to the product. The earlier the customer gets hooked, the better. Back in the day, tobacco companies Read More …

Prepare to laugh: Protein shakes aren’t as harmless as you might think. Take a look at these men.

Hold up. Let me clarify. I know protein powders and drinks aren’t only for bros. I don’t think we need to talk much about that, but before we go any further, I just want to make sure we’re all on the same page. What you Read More …

Binge drinking in Wisconsin is just their culture, right? Except in one county.

Wisconsin is a ridiculously fun state, known for things like: Image from Dear Clara on Tumblr. and… Image from MakeMeSocial. Unfortunately, they’re also known for this kind of behavior: GIF from “Will & Grace.” But no, really. It can get a little out of hand. Read More …

What’s the biggest difference between ‘natural’ and ‘organic’ products?

The grocery run. An errand as old as, well, food. But most would agree that it’s not what it used to be. Remember when grocery shopping was like being in a sexy music video? GIF via Huffington Post. What was once a simple matter of Read More …

He wanted me to buy $200 worth of skin products to look younger. This is what I said.

So. I was kind of a brat the other day. And I don’t regret it one bit. I was headed to my gate at the airport when a man at a store suckered me in with a free bar of natural soap. NOTHING IS FREE, Read More …