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Things you're too embarrassed to ask about.                     May 5, 2010
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Anna JarvisMother of re-invention

Did you know that the woman who created Mother's Day died penniless after financing an attempt to repeal it?  Anna Jarvis spent half of her inheritance and much of other people's money, first promoting the national holiday, which Woodrow Wilson made official in 1914.  Then she spent the rest of her inheritance campaigning against it because it had become too commercialized.  Anna Jarvis is the one who coined the term "Hallmark Holiday."

In her honor then, LookinGood will help you feel more foolish by offering advice on the gifts you're going to spend money on anyway, despite Anna's protests. [more]

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Hollywood execs
rethink plastic surgery
The new Heidi Montag
What a bummer for Heidi Montag!  The New York Times reports that television executives are sick of implant-enhanced babes that come into their offices looking for acting jobs.  They want real, normal women now and are searching for them in other countries (except maybe Brazil).  "I think everyone either looks like a drag queen or a stripper," said Marcia Shulman, who oversees casting for Fox's scripted shows.  Fox is preaching taste, you say? My gawd, this is a twisted turn of events. [full story]

Cartoon CopThis 'Cop' has a tough beat
Paula Begoun is the self-appointed truth squad on cosmetics companies.  For 30 years, The Cosmetics Cop has tested most every cosmetic product and claim and published the results with unsparing criticism if the two didn't match.  But her battles have
taken their toll...

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