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Day 23, Part One: A fluff piece, with a Lady GaGa reference. How charming.

I feel somewhat obligated to post this video in response to the article “Why Bad Romances Won’t Let Go” (CosmoNews Relationships, page 52). You’re welcome. For the most part, the advice in this article isn’t actually bad (if you’ve had … Continue reading

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Day 17, Part One: The Menz, They is So Crabby

I have a strong temper. So does the Stig. But miraculously enough, we both have the magical ability to control our tempers, so either of us aren’t stuck explaining to our RA why the ceiling┬áhas collapsed and why there’s so … Continue reading

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Day 14, Part 1.5: A braver man than I (or even the Stig)

At the start of this project, I stated that I wasn’t going to try anything with the Cosmo seal of approval that would interfere with my school work, or cause physical or emotional harm to The Stig and I. Fortunately, … Continue reading

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Day 12, Part One: Cosmo’s Advertisers Obviously Flunked Chemistry

I’m not a whiz at chemistry. However, I do know enough about the periodic table of the elements to call bullshit on this ad from Whisk: Whisk seems to be using ‘lady Science”: Like numerous skincare products, they ar using … Continue reading

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Day 9, Part Two: L’Oreal Infallible Lipcolor Is Extremely Fallible (and a waste of $10)

It’s beauty time! I’m gradually going through everything in the “Fall’s Sexiest Makeup” spread (page 234-237), and as of right now, I want to know what CVS’s return policy on cosmetics is. Why? Here’s what “Softly Sexy Seducive Classic Naturals” … Continue reading

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Day 8, Part One: Nail Polish Is So Gay, Men Can’t Keep their Eyes to Themselves

Beware! According to Cosmo, there’s an evil beauty trend that is corrupting teh menz! Nail Polish! Seriously, Cosmo? You’re criticizing Ronaldo for wearing toenail polish? And not for being the biggest freaking whiner and faker in futbol? His pointless theatrics … Continue reading

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Day 7, Part Two: The Worst thing ever? Definitely marrying the “wrong guy”.

Do you know what happens when you marry the right guy? This happens: (skip forward for the good part) And if you marry the wrong guy? So ladies, it is very, very, very important that you don’t marry the wrong … Continue reading

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