A California girl transplanted to the wilds of suburban New Jersey, I’m a shoe-loving, book-obsessed writer and mama. I can also be found at BettyConfidential.com and my own blog, “My First Word Was Shoe.” My work has appeared on sites like SELF.com and The Huffington Post; other interests include running (badly), cooking (not so badly), and over-packing. Sometimes I get to do fun things like cover Fashion Week or “road test” beauty products, but most of the time I’m chained to my laptop or schlepping to pick-up in my PJs -- it’s good to have balance!
The woman, 29-year-old Rabia Rizwan, had already given birth to two daughters, so you'd think the hospital staff might give her some credit when she told them she was in serious pain and was about to give birth. You'd think that, right? Well.
It was with great amusement that I read Rihanna's latest River Island clothing line was designed with her own "fat days" in mind. Hahahahahahaha! Only she (at a size 6) would consider a collection that includes hot pants and fishnets "fat day" wear. (Oh to be 20-something with a body like hers!) But it did get me thinking about how universal that feeling is. No matter what size you are, or what kind of shape you're in, some days you feel pretty and slim and others ... not so much.
You know what "fat days" are, I'm sure ... those days when you feel extra frumpy and unlovely and bloated, whether it's because it's that special time of the month, or you've missed the gym (like say for the last four months), or you just overdid it all weekend. Lately, I've been feeling that way more days than not. But there are ways to pull yourself out of a fat-day slump. Here are my tricks and tips.
What you are about to read will make you rethink the merits of being a good Samaritan. A gang of kids wielding skateboards nearly beat 25-year-old Viktor Silcock to death the other day in Huntington Beach, California. His crime? Trying to break up a fight!
Wow. Just when you think nothing can surprise you: rich Manhattan moms are paying actual disabled people to pose as family members so their little poopsies don't have to wait in those mean old lines at Disney. Can you even??!
Some seriously shameless woman told the New York Post that she paid a "Dream Tours" guide to escort her, her husband, and kids (a 1-year-old boy and 5-year-old girl) through Disney World riding a motorized scooter with a “handicapped” sign on it. Much to their joy, the "family" got to head straight to the handicap entrance of every ride, bypassing all those schlubs without a crippled, fake Aunt Ida. THE MAGIC OF DISNEY, FOLKS.