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Buyer's Remorse Or Shameful Shopping?

By fashionista, published on Sep 19, 2008

We have all experienced impulse shopping and had the painful ping of buyer’s remorse. However, what happens when you don’t just experience remorse, but an intense feeling of shame and self loathing? According to a study of 222 college students by Sunghwan Ti, marketing/consumer studies professor at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, several students experienced shame from their impulse purchases.

Their shame caused them to turn to negative coping methods, such as hiding the impulse item, not opening their bill, becoming defensive when asked about... (more)

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Career Tip: Let Your Ideas Do The Talking

By fashionista, published on Aug 21, 2008

I remember when I was a kid my Mom brought home a stuffed animal from work, I think it was a fox, and I remember it was holding a sign that said “I’ve got great ideas!” I asked my Mom where she had gotten it from and she said that her company gave it to her because she had submitted an idea, and they ended up using it, and one of the ways they showed appreciation for their employees ideas was giving them stuffed animals (and maybe a raise?)

It always stuck with me that in a company of over 5,000 (just in her branch) my Mom’s company took notice of their... (more)

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Weight Winners And Losers

By fashionista, published on Aug 14, 2008

That was the title of a magazine that caught my eye the other day while I was at the convenience store. Since when have we started looking at weight as this ongoing battle? Well, I suppose I know the answer to that. When we were young we were taught about this war that women undergo as they get older. “If I eat that, it will go straight to my hips,” my mother used to say. I’ve seen her get up at 4am and do kickboxing, or Pilates, or yoga for years. I myself started my own war a few years ago when I gained weight after a semi-horrible break up with my own (why the hell was I ever with him) ex.

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Presbyterian Church Will Allow For Ordination Of Glbt

By fashionista, published on Jul 17, 2008

In 1994 an anti-gay religious organization, OnebyOne, was formed after an individual Presbyterian church and Presbyterian Renewal Ministries sponsored a conference called "The Path to Freedom: Exploring healing for the Homosexual." Their mission was to help heal the “sexual brokenness” caused by a life of homosexuality. Through pamphlets and booklets they work to help GLBT individuals abandon their orientation through conversion therapy. However, according to the AMA (American Medical Association) and the APA (American Psychiatric Association) conversion therapy is actually... (more)

Tags: religion, gay, lesbian

Bush Taps Away At Civil Rights

By fashionista, published on Jul 11, 2008

President Bush signed a bill Thursday that overhauls government surveillance rules, and grants immunity to telecommunications companies that helped the government eavesdrop on cell, landline, and computer communications. Bush has hailed this legendary bill a “landmark legislation that is vital to the security of our people.”

Bush originally tried to pass this bill after the 9/11 attacks. Strongly protested by civil rights groups, it has been highly debated in Senate for the last year, and pushed through just last week. The Government will now be... (more)

Tags: new york, obama

Buyer Beware: Medi-spas

By fashionista, published on Jul 11, 2008

I had spoken with a friend of mine several weeks ago. She had been approached by a medi-spa to apply for their management position. She promptly turned them down because she had no medical training and didn’t feel comfortable should something go wrong. I found it interesting that a medical spa would approach someone who is not in the medical field to manage the spa. Come to find out, this is a common practice.

Medical spas are not regulated by the state medical boards or by the department of health. Typically a Doctor will practice there one day a week, or sign... (more)

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