Duana Names: Inspiring Women, in Two Parts

Duana Posted by Duana at July 6, 2015 17:36:17 July 6, 2015 17:36:17

Dear Duana, I am expecting girl #3 and having trouble settling on a name. Our older daughter is Chora, and our younger is Edith ("Edie"). We want to name our daughter after a female figure she can admire. For us that means someone courageous and whose courage is tied to her faith (for us, Catholic or more broadly Christian). Full Article

Carpets & Candids: Gigi’s orange kicks

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 6, 2015 17:14:49 July 6, 2015 17:14:49
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This is, like, really old school orange. She’s a model, she can get away with whatever mismatch she wants. But what happens when a regular person with regular length legs – ok, fine, short stubby legs – works these out? Because I think I really like them.  Full Article

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Duana Names: Causing Undue Name Pain?

Duana Posted by Duana at July 3, 2015 19:26:01 July 3, 2015 19:26:01

Hi Duana, I would really appreciate your advice! Our first boy is due this summer and while my husband and I have agreed on a name, which I suggested and love, I'm having some worries about it. We live in a very ethnically un-diverse community. Most everyone in our town has an English or Irish surname. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: What’s your “bike”?

Hayley Posted by Hayley at July 3, 2015 18:16:01 July 3, 2015 18:16:01
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Four years ago I decided it was time for a new challenge. I have never thought that I would be the best in the world (heck, the best in my age group) at anything and I was feeling like I had pretty much achieved most of what I could in the sports I was currently challenging myself with. I played on a nationally ranked college volleyball team. Full Article

Carpets & Candids: Kate’s black sequined skirt

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 3, 2015 17:18:00 July 3, 2015 17:18:00
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I appreciate that Kate Hudson is showing us something a little different here and not a Versace dress with cut-outs and pantyhose holding it together. But I’m not sure if I like the way this sequined skirt is falling. And I don’t think I’m into the fabric combination between the sequins and the white on top. Full Article

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Carpets & Candids: Hilary Swank in a Vergara dress

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 2, 2015 17:36:46 July 2, 2015 17:36:46
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I hate this dress. I feel like Hilary Swank could do better than this dress, a Sofia Vergara dress. Also, where the dress stops, just below the knee, and these shoes and where the strap sits, I would have made a different choice.   Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Lunchtime workout

Hayley Posted by Hayley at July 2, 2015 16:25:58 July 2, 2015 16:25:58
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Hi Hayley, I recently started a new job where the office has a gym (cardio equipment, free weights, exercise balls, etc.) that is available for use. I have half an hour to spend working out at lunch and am looking for some suggestions about how to maximize my time. I tend to get a bit bored of just cardio equipment, and am looking for ways to mix up my workouts. Full Article

Carpets & Candids: Amber’s red dress in London

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 30, 2015 19:54:04 June 30, 2015 19:54:04
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It’s red and it gives you some side breast and there are ruffles arranged to look like they’ve been slashed so I feel like this might be a popular look for many of you. But I hate it. I hate how jarring the black ribbon looks at the back. I hate how sharply the black shoes contrast at the bottom. Full Article

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Duana Names: Stopping, Laying Off, and Leaving Names Alone

Duana Posted by Duana at June 29, 2015 18:05:55 June 29, 2015 18:05:55

One of the many, many things I love about this column and all of you who contribute is that it is so unabashedly a sociology exercise. We discuss names, and sooner or later those names apply to someone – and you can’t not react.  I knew that there would be people mad because I didn’t like certain names. Full Article