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    David Gandy for Dolce & Gabbana   The fight against unrealistic body expectations spawned from airbrushed models on billboards has been going strong for years. The “Dove Real Beauty” campaign showcases women of all shapes, colors, and sizes in their underwear, proving that real beauty comes in all forms. Yet as far as it goes, men haven’t been given the same real life role models. Instead, they’ve been blasted with campaigns like David Beckham for H&M, advertising the pro-athlete’s impossibly muscular body more than the underwear he’s...
Need some advice? No worries because comedian/writer Tig Notaro has you covered. In Rookie's Ask a Grown Woman, Tig answers some hard questions from readers and wows us all with her wisdom and, of course, humor.  Grab a tissue or something to write with because her advice is simply perfect.  If you would like to submit a question to Rookie's Ask a Grown, email it to youaskedit@rookiemag.com with "Ask a Grown Man" or "Ask a Grown Woman" in the subject line. Include your first name, city, and age....
From papyrus sales posters in ancient Egypt to town criers of the Middle Ages, from radio sponsorships to the Pop-Tarts “Crazy Good” campaign, advertising has grown and changed over the years, constantly adapting with methods to reach target audiences. This evolution has brought us to the category of advertisement web-shows. I have just spent the last hour watching “Romancing the Joan,” sponsored by Renuzit air fresheners and I feel like Renuzit should pay me for this post. Melissa Rivers hosts while Joan stars in a faux...
A recent study conducted at Boston College shows a disturbing trend of low self-esteem in female college graduates when compared to male graduates. The study analyzed the results of identical surveys, one administered to participants during their first year of college and the second administered during their fourth year.  Researchers found that, despite high academic achievment, female participants had "worse self-understanding" upon graduating than they had four years prior when they took the first questionnaire.  Ironically, the male participants (who had lower GPAs on average) appeared more...
The Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, has always confused me, even though I am currently insured under my mother, and I plan to stay that way until I turn 26 (lol hi Mom!). But now with Obamacare fully in place as of today (although the government is currently kaput), we should all take a second to read up and realize what the ACA has done for women in simpler terms.  First off, you can get quality healthcare insurance now that the Health Insurance Marketplace is open!...
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