Women’s Magazines Are REALLY Trying to Help You (?)

Kerry Washington on Elle Magazine cover

Kerry Washington on Elle Magazine cover

Here is a sampling of recent women’s magazine articles (print and online):

Cosmopolitan 

(Diet Tips) Six Ways To Make Your Bikini Your Bitch

(Sex Tips) Leg Sex: It’s a Thing

(Beauty Tips) Are You Applying Your Skincare All Wrong?

(Celebrity-Inspired Tips) Nicole vs Anne in The Battle of Bleached Hair- Who Wore It Best?

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27 Foods to Stop Buying from the Supermarket

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From Reader’s Digest:

Cross these items off your grocery store list. Whether they’re rip-offs, fakes, drastically unhealthy, or just plan gross, here are the 27 foods you should never buy again.

“Blueberry” items- Blueberries are now in everything from your breakfast cereal to muffins, granola bars, and sauces—or are they? Turns out that most of the blueberry-flavored items on grocery store shelves don’t feature a single actually berry, just artificial blueberry flavor. Buy your own berries and add them to plain cereal for a real health boost.

Photo courtesy of Recipes.com

Photo courtesy of Recipes.com

Here’s a nice blueberry idea the article doesn’t mention: Top plain pancakes with heaps of REAL blueberries to make your own healthy blueberry pancakes! I do this all the time. You can vary this by using sliced bananas, strawberries, or any other fruits. It tastes really good and it’s healthy. Adding some whip cream is nice, too. Or, make your own pancakes (from scratch or a pancake mix) and add real blueberries into the batter.

Check out the rest of the article here.