Don't forget Lilo and Stitch! Two sisters, one of them kicking ass and taking care of her baby sister, the other little weirdo being totally individual and saving the planet! And there's still a love interest, AND the characters are non-white, AND their body types are interesting - Lilo wears a muumuu the whole time,… » 12/18/14 1:35pm Thursday 1:35pm

I have a Stila palette that has neutral eyeshadow and a blush and a highlighter. It's called Symphony I believe, but they have a bunch of options in a bunch of shades. I love it! I use the eye makeup basically every day. » 12/11/14 11:49pm 12/11/14 11:49pm

I think the point is that women shouldn't have to be dressed "exploitatively" to make their narratives appealing to men. So whether there's a great character behind those clothes or not, it doesn't really affect the larger point. Because what you're talking about, men realizing a woman has worth outside of her looks… » 12/08/14 10:52pm 12/08/14 10:52pm

I'm usually all about liquids and creams for dry skin, but these are super-high quality so there's a good chance you'll be fine. Plus I have yet to find a liquid/cream highlighter I really like, and bronzing pretty much has to be powder anyway. » 12/06/14 10:34pm 12/06/14 10:34pm

Our stockings have always been useful, practical stuff and candy. School supplies, toiletries, etc. My father has put a mini-tool set in my stocking every Christmas since I left for college because HEAVEN FORBID I not have the right screwdriver for all my collegiate woodworking projects. » 12/06/14 1:01pm 12/06/14 1:01pm

First: is stepkid in therapy? Even if she seems totally fine, it simply can't hurt. Plus, a professional could help her work out her feelings towards her mother and help you, as a family, establish boundaries that allow stepkid to feel connected to her birth mom, but also keep herself safe emotionally. I would… » 12/03/14 9:35pm 12/03/14 9:35pm

Thanks for bringing this up! It seems like there are no good options for this kid... he doesn't like naps, so his other option is to be silent for 90 minutes? Why is napping so important, if he doesn't want to? » 12/03/14 2:34am 12/03/14 2:34am

My youngest cousin, when he was four, was at a wedding and was extremely sleepy. Another drunken cousin was singing, and claiming no one had a worse voice than his. Apparently exasperated, Baby Cousin says, with perfect adult inflection "I hate his fucking voice." When someone gently scolds him he says "I know, I… » 12/02/14 11:54am 12/02/14 11:54am

RE: narcissists - this is all true, but it's also contingent on the narcissist's perception of reality and what will bring them social success, which are often in and of themselves altered by said narcissism. » 12/01/14 7:15pm 12/01/14 7:15pm

My grandmother has a 4th gen ipad and it works just fine! She's not concerned about the latest software or updates, so even if the software outpaces the hardware, she can just stop upgrading. She uses it for solitaire, netflix, web browsing, and Draw Something, where she yells at people for writing words in their… » 11/30/14 11:52pm 11/30/14 11:52pm

Operation Smile is a great one. $250 buys a cleft palate surgery for a child who would otherwise not have access to it. Of course, you can donate less than that, but it's still really nice to know exactly how much impact you're getting for what you're giving, you know? » 11/28/14 9:24pm 11/28/14 9:24pm

Mrrrr. I almost used "All lives matter" because my school recently had a protest about racism on campus in which that was a slogan. Then I thought about it for two seconds and realized it was a bad plan. » 11/25/14 1:09pm 11/25/14 1:09pm