Photoshop Fail Of The Week: The Subtle Art Of Facetune | Betches

The strangest thing to me about these Photoshop Fails and pretend they’re the rich and famous. But most of these people are already way above the societal standard for beauty. They’re the most beautiful, most done-up, in the best shape, and thinnest people we have. They set the standard for everything we are supposed to aspire to look like—for better or for worse. Really, the people most guilty of altering their images are the people that need it the least. So what gives? Why are they still doing it, and thereby perpetuating this impossible game of catch-up for all of us? Have we just reached a point in societal pressure that no one is good enough, It was such an …

You’ll Die When You See Jessica Alba’s Latest #Spon Fail | Betches

I was minding my own business last night, watching old clips of The View and scrolling Instagram, when a hot tip popped up in my DMs. One of my Insta-BFFs Alex (@lexniko, she’s f*cking hilarious) sent me a side-by-side that almost made me fall out of my chair. It’s just…so stupid. Our beloved Jessica Alba, actress, model, and skin care mogul, made a hilarious mistake in her latest sponsored post, and I haven’t stopped thinking about it since. Here’s the post in question: View this post on Instagram buy some of the products! (I definitely won’t, but she doesn’t need to know that.) No, to spot the issue with this photo, we have to go back in time, all the way to …

Photoshop Fail Of The Week: When Even Supermodels Aren’t Thin Enough | Betches

You guys know Kendall Jenner, right? I mean, of course you do. She’s super famous, has been her entire life, and is one of the highest-paid supermodels in the world. Her face is everywhere. If there is one thing I know about Kendall, it’s that she’s very, very thin. She has to be, being a supermodel. She’s like, we don’t date he’s just my date 🖤 A post shared by Kendall (@kendalljenner) on Oct 1, 2019 at 7:04am PDT When Kendall posted this photo, I thought it was realistic. Yes, those body portions are insane. It looks unnaturally thin. But isn’t Kendall the definition of unnaturally thin? If we were all that tall and thin, we’d all be supermodels. She …

I Went To A Sex Camp And It Wasn’t At All What I Expected | Betches

generalized anxiety for her entire life, getting dropped off and being stuck in a muddy, bug-infested campground to “socialize” with tons of annoying, snotty kids I couldn’t care less about for six hours, five days a week was NOT my version of a perfect summer. All I wanted to do was choreograph terrible dance routines to N*SYNC and Spice Girls songs and host 25-cent lemonade stands with my two favorite neighbors back in the comfort of my home. So yeah, camping was never my thing. But when a First off, the type of sex camp I went to was NOT an orgy in the woods, contrary to what every f*ckboy believed who slid into my Instagram DMs with unfunny jokes. …

Caroline Calloway Reignited Her Feud With Natalie Beach | Betches

I thought I’d seen it all, read all the novel-length Instagram captions I could, consumed every possible article on the feud between toxic, codependent friendship. I feel like I went through the stages of grief keeping up with this feud: denial (that this was a thing I should care about), anger (that I do, in fact, need to care about it), bargaining (with my boss over other stories I could potentially follow, but alas, here I am), depression (see: anger), and finally, in what I thought was my pièce de résistance, The Red Scare podcast to give her take on her whole feud with Natalie. And then she started posting her signature everyday photos with lengthy captions. So, with a resigned sigh, …

This Story About A Family Adopting A 6-Year-Old Who Was Actually 22 Is Insane | Betches

Riverdaleweekly recapper,The story was originally published in earlier this week and it is… a lot to take in. The article claims that famed parenting author and motivational speaker Kristine Barnett and her now ex-husband Michael Barnett have been charged with neglect after leaving their 11-year-old daughter Natalia to fend for herself in their apartment when they moved to Canada. Sounds terrible. Like, let’s get ADA Barba and the Special Victims Unit on this ASAP. However, the Barnetts are claiming that it’s not neglect because Natalia is not a child, but in fact a “mentally disturbed adult posing as a child” who has threatened to kill them before.  back in 2012 to talk about Jacob’s success story. So, like, it’s a …

8 Times You Should Take Your Engagement Ring Off | Betches

proposal was perfect, and the ring is everything you asked for (because you helped pick it out). Now you’re going to be spending the next few weeks/months staring at your hand constantly and angling your hand just so in photos so you can not-so-subtly show off your ring. And you’re probably never going to want to take it off, which makes sense, but in order to keep it in mint condition, you’re going to have to remove it from your finger on certain occasions. They say dHere Comes the Guide about when you should be taking off your ring and how to keep those Kelly Villarreal suggests that when breaking a sweat and handling machinery in the Lifting heavy objects or …

We Sat Down With JVN And Life Will Never Be the Same | Betches

Jonathan Van Ness seemingly became a household name overnight, with his overwhelmingly positive attitude and infectiously kind nature quickly rocketing him from being a member of Queer Eye’s fab five to a superstar who can’t walk down 7th avenue without getting stopped for selfies. On September 24th he released his highly anticipated auto-biography, Over the Top, in which he discusses a range of experiences, from growing up doing hours of gymnastics on couch cushions in his mother’s midwestern basement and being the first non cis-gendered woman on his high school’s cheerleading squad to sexual abuse, drug addiction, and an HIV diagnosis he’s now openly discussed on more talk shows than his young queer self could’ve dreamed of. JVN, as he’s …

The MeToo Kit, At At-Home Rape Kit, Is A Bad Idea | Betches

Content warning: This article contains discussion of sexual assault and may be triggering for some readers.  You read that right. An  Before we really get into it, I want to take a second to explain what a rape kit is and what it is used for. A rape kit is, according to my good friends at Wikipedia, “a package of items used by medical personnel for gathering and preserving physical evidence following an allegation of sexual assault.” According to RAINN, the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network, evidence is collected for a rape kit during “examinations of the mouth, vagina, and/or anus. It may also include taking samples of blood, urine, swabs of body surface areas, and sometimes hair samples.” The rape …

UPDATED: WTF Is Going On With Nick & Aaron Carter? | Betches

UPDATE: Well, this sh*t was dark to begin with, but it’s somehow gotten even more f*cked up since last week. Things have only gotten worse between Nick and Aaron Carter, and Aaron’s social media is probably the messiest place on the internet right now. Things really escalated a few days ago when Aaron went on Instagram live, where he said he felt “imprisoned” by his family, and threatened to “kill everybody.” Yeah, deeply troubling stuff, especially when you consider that Aaron has a whole gun collection. Perez Hilton retweeted a video of Aaron saying this stuff (don’t ask me why Perez is getting involved), and Nick Carter responded, saying he’s really scared for his family’s safety now. Nick has only …

F*ck Your Diet: I Used To Be A Food Addict, Here’s How I Healed Part 2 | Betches

It’s not a secret that many women, and many Betches readers and Diet Starts Tomorrow listeners, struggle with the cycle of dieting. That’s why we tapped Caroline Dooner, author of The F*ck It Diet and a recovering “food addict”, to share her journey with Betches. From yo-yo dieting to intuitive eating, from self-loathing to acceptance, she will be chronicling her decades-long struggle with food and how she overcame it over the course of this four-part series. New installments of F*ck Your Diet will drop on Mondays, so follow along, and follow Caroline at @thefuckitdiet.  here! youYoursecondherenext and third My dieting started at 14 when I gained weight for the first time. In a matter of months, I went from totally …

Women Need To Talk About Fertility Issues, So I’m Starting With Mine | Betches

Hollie Overton is a TV writer and producer currently working on TELL ME A STORY for CBS All-Access. She has written for Shadowhunters, Cold Case, and The Client List. Hollie’s debut thriller, BABY DOLL was an international bestseller and was published in eleven countries. Her 2nd novel, THE WALLS was released Aug. 2017. Her 3rd novel THE RUNAWAY was just released on August 6, 2019. An identical twin, Hollie grew up in Kingsville, Texas but now resides in LA with her husband, David and rescue dog, Stevie. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor DreamcoatWith that came something I never anticipated: judgment about my life choices. At my father’s funeral, extended family seemed disappointed when they learned I was single and childless. I …

What Would ‘Friends’ Be Like In 2019? | Betches

It’s the 25th anniversary of everyone’s favorite 90s sitcom featuring over-plucked eyebrows, ultra straight hair, and a Greenwich Village apartment we would all gladly sacrifice our most prized possessions to live in for just a few weeks. Friends has remained an iconic series since its premiere in 1994, and its 2004 final season that famously won the cast a shudder-inducing one million dollars per episode.  However, it’s 2019 now. Even the most loyal of Friends fans sometimes use the 10 seasons as nostalgic background noise to fall asleep to after we’ve watched too many true crime shows and need the soothing trance of rhythmic studio audience laughter. When we’re sick of rewatching The Office, Friends and all its mind-numbing Ross …

Amanda Bynes Just Made An Instagram | Betches

It’s been a tumultuous ride for Amanda Bynes, but she’s finally showing her face again, this time on Instagram. On Tuesday afternoon, the new account @amandabynesreal popped up, and I immediately stopped what I was doing when someone sent it to me. The account only has around 7,000 followers, and she’s not verified yet, but it seems like it really is her. Queen Amanda Bynes made her grand Instagram debut in a mirror selfie that honestly looks like it could be from 2014. She’s got bubblegum pink hair, she’s in a room with some college-dorm-looking blinds and twinkly lights, and her phone is a big-ass Samsung. There’s deep chaotic energy here, but I’m still kind of here for it. We really …

Influencers Are Ruining Gratitude | Betches

It’s crazy to think that just 10 years ago, Instagram wasn’t a thing, and most of us had never heard of influencers or fashion bloggers. In a few short years, we’ve seen the rise of an entire culture of elaborate brand trips, sponsored content, and millions of outfit posts that essentially all look the same. Everyone seems to be on vacation year-round, and it’s all in the name of content. But while fashion bloggers increasingly schedule their entire lives around their Instagram feed, constantly chasing more followers, more likes, and more brand deals, there’s another trend in the community that seems directly at odds with this greed for clout: constantly saying how grateful you are. Of course, if your life …

10 Pregnancy & Labor Terms You Should Know, Defined | Betches

Once you hit your mid-20s, you reach that stage in life where everyone you know is getting engaged. (And if you think that won’t happen to you, just wait.) As elementary school wisdom tells us, first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby in the baby carriage. Now, many of us are at the point when our friends have made the conscious decision to ruin enrich their lives by having a baby. Mazel. Naturally, you’re still friends with these people and want to like, hang out until the baby comes and drastically changes the dynamic, but you may be getting kind of lost with all these new terms your bestie is throwing out about her pregnancy, delivery, and …