Friday, January 4, 2013

friday links

After what could honestly go down as the longest week ever (including one morning when I was at the office at 7 am), I'm beyond ready for a weekend of relaxing. I fully intend to run long (14 miles) and read some of my favorite magazines and just...be. I just need some time to myself. I'm ready for it.
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+ Seventeen magazine recently launched its Body Peace Pledge, where girls pledged to love their body as it is. Then it announced that it's partnering with "The Biggest Loser" on its next season focusing on obese teens, seemingly contradicting the whole pledge. What are your thoughts on the whole thing?
+ APPARENTLY, identical twins gave birth on THE SAME DAY. You can't make this shit up. They are also 19.
+ So Kim K and Kanye are having a baby (mazel tov), and The Frisky rounded up some of the best possible baby names from Twitter and my life was made.
So tell me, how was your New Years? What are your goals for 2013? Talk to me.

7 comments:

  1. I think that seventeen magazine article does sound like quite a contradiction but in the end could be a good synergy. We have a huge obesity problem in our country, and I think as long as Seventeen maintains a position of "loving your body" but treating it the way it should be treated (ie no junk food, regular exercise) REGARDLESS of your shape/weight, the partnership sounds like a pretty good idea. It is important that they find the right balance though- and with the way our media is today that might be tough. I'll be interested to see how it works out.

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    1. It's interesting because I think both of these are good angles to be taking when it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. However, it seems contradictory that Seventeen would choose to do both of these things at the same time. It makes it hard to kind of take them seriously when they say "Love your body!" but then are saying "But let us help you lose weight so you fit 'the mold.'" It'll be a ride, that's for sure.

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  2. i HATE that kim k is going to spawn. it makes me sick.

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  3. First, Seventeen did the faux-no-photoshop pledge, and now this. They're paying lip service to the idea of body acceptance, but refuse to get away from their fashion roots by celebrating thinness. Basically, what they're saying is that you can only truly love your body if it's skinny and conventionally attractive. If it's not, you should "love your body" by making it skinnier and more conventionally attractive. What a great message to aim at its 14-year-old reader base... Ugh.

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    1. It's really frustrating because Seventeen should be doing so much more for teenagers. Honestly, magazines are the front line to teenagers, and I think by sending out such contradicting messages, the magazine is really kind of screwing them. Ugh is right.

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  4. Were the twins' births induced or natural? That's so crazy!

    Kate from Clear the Way

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    1. From what I know, totally natural. Weird, right?

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