New Book Release: Armageddon

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Isn’t it intriguing how the word “humanity” is used to describe virtue, and yet, human beings are notorious for ultimately destroying just about everything we touch? 

Exhibit A: Mother Earth.

Exhibit B: Each other.

There’s no denying it — human beings are curious creatures.  For a species which perpetually glorifies goodness, we tend to do an awful lot of crooked things.  Still, the question remains: are human beings plagued by evil, or are we actually the plague in ourselves?  

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Wax On, Wax Off: A Shower Theory About [Female] Body Hair Norms

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Let’s talk about body hair.  More specifically, let’s discuss body hair removal… mainly, as it applies to women.

I’m actually seriously starving after my morning fight training, and usually I dash to my fridge for food the moment my post-gym shower has concluded.

AmaranthineBut today was different because a thought struck me as I shaved my legs in the shower just now, a thought that made me run straight to my laptop to write this blog entry.

Why is it even a societal norm for women to be hairless [aside from their mane, eyebrows, and eyelashes, I mean]?  Where did that idea even come from in the first place?

Men and women both have natural body hair, so how did it become such that females are “supposed” to make themselves appear hairless at all given times while men get to keep their body hair all-natural?

Well, while dealing with the annoyance that is running a razor blade over my knees about fifteen minutes ago, I came up with a literal “shower thought” theory:

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Pin-up Girls v. SuicideGirls (ft. Dita Von Teese)

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We’ve all seen those stunning pin-up girls of the past – they were all the rage throughout that 1940s-1960s era, especially in the United States.

If you Google “pin-up girls”, you’ll find that almost all of the names that come up belong to the classics: Bettie Page, Betty Grable, Jayne Mansfield, Hedy Lamarr, etc.

However, one name stands out: Dita Von Teese.

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For starters, some of you may be wondering who Dita Von Teese is and what she actually does.  Don’t worry – we’ll get to that.

However, since Google has gone ahead and thrown the present-day star, Dita Von Teese, in with all of the old school, original pin-up girls, we have to delve a bit deeper.  Dita’s appearance on this list raises questions.

What is a pin-up girl?  Can full-on pin-up girls be alternative, or are they limited to glamour?  Is Dita Von Teese a pin-up girl if she models and performs in the present-day with an alternative edge?  What is a SuicideGirl?  Is Dita Von Teese actually a SuicideGirl? And, most importantly, what’s the difference between a pin-up girl and a SuicideGirl?

Let’s get these questions answered.

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5 Fashion Sins of the 2000s

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If there’s anything I can really stick to my guns about, it’s the fact that fashion in the 2000s was a complete and utter disaster.

In fact, the best thing that ever happened to us was the arrival of the 2010s, which quickly made up for the agony we unknowingly endured throughout the previous decade.

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Here’s a list of the biggest fashion errors of the 2000s.  Read them, know them, and never, EVER live them.

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7 Metal Hair Colors for Fall and Early Winter

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The cold weather has finally struck, and it’s absolutely lovely.  Additionally, November and December are totally some of the best months for high fashion looks.

But, as we adjust our wardrobes for that late fall and early winter chill, we have to ask ourselves which colors we can actually dye our hair during this time of year.  Since pastels are a no-go in the current weather, what colors can we use while staying in season and still keeping our edge?

Your question is about to be answered.  Start thinking about how you’re going to keep up with your roots, because the punk rock hair color list you need is right here.

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The Beauty Regimen of Marie Antoinette

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Recently, Vogue featured the famous Marie Antoinette’s beauty secrets in honor of what would have been her 262nd birthday were she still alive.

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However, since times have changed, we have to ask ourselves – have Marie’s tips withstood the test of time?  Or have they perished along with the fashion and beauty trends of the time period?

Let’s find out just how hit or miss the French queen was when it came to beauty.

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