Tuesday, January 19, 2021

What are We Sacrificing for External Beauty?

In GINA KOLATA‘s June 28 New York Times article “Flavor is the Price of Scarlet Hue of Tomatoes, Study Finds,” she reveals that scientists have found the reason why modern tomatoes have lost their robust sweetness. The reason? They had genetically altered a gene in order that tomatoes could bear a uniform luscious scarlet color […]

Beauty Junkies

July 22, 2009 by  
Filed under Body Dysmorphia, Body Image

I stumbled upon this book recently, Beauty Junkies by Alex Kuczynski. The stories told by this New York Times Style reporter are literally stunning. Alex worked the beauty beat for years, in one of America’s most plastic obsessed cities, riddled with wannabes from all ages, and lifestyles. She tells of male lawyers obsessed with botox […]

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