Skin care is the one non-negotiable constant in my life. I can barely be bothered to put cream in my hair and let it air dry, I don’t floss nearly as much as a person should, and I’ve never been to a gym in my life, but the list of products I put on my face only seems to get longer and more expensive with time. Nearly half of my morning getting-ready ritual involves skin care, the other half is spent looking for things I have managed to lose in the house.
Harriet Lap Time is from approximately 8:51 a.m. to 9:03 a.m. each weekday.
“The image of a fashion model is one of great significance to contemporary consumerist culture: she is a dream, an unattainable ideal, a paragon of beauty — and, consequently, a symbol of oppression for many women who strive all their lives to be like her and inevitably fail. This is the reason, perhaps, why models have never been enough of a focus of the feminist movement, although they could definitely do with some support. Often starting out as teenagers or young adults, models face pressures on mental and physical health, sexual harassment, and abuse of work rights.”
Sweet reader Christen had this request:
I’d LOVE some advice on Casual Friday. Are there rules? Does the meaning of “casual” depend on how buttoned-up the normal dress code is?
Well, my dear, here’s the simple answer: Ask your HR rep. Any office that has a normal dress code will ALSO have a few guidelines for dressing appropriately on Casual Fridays. If you’re worried about getting busted for wearing your sweatshirt and sneaks, ask the authorities. Better safe than sorry, eh?
Originally posted 2009-09-04 05:36:00.