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  • Pope Francis
    Beware of vanity in the Christian life, Pope Francis says
    In his homily for daily Mass in the chapel of the St. Martha Residence today, Pope Francis said that vanity must be guarded against by every serious Christian believer, taking his theme from today's first Mass reading, Ecclesiastes 1:2-11. The...
  • Publishing Variations
    Debut, indie, self-published or vanity and publishing
    In a recent interview, Sue Grafton states the following:. . . The indie success stories aren’t the rule. They’re the exception. The self-published books I’ve read are often amateurish. I’ve got one sitting on my desk right...
  • Glamour UK
    Taylor Swift Talks Dating and Vanity
    Taylor Swift graces the cover of"Glamour UK's" November issue, in which she discuses dating deal breakers and negative comments. Swift is commonly known for her serial dating and break-up songs, such as hits like "We Are Never...
  • Searching for jewels in the book of Ecclesiastes
    Searching for jewels in the book of Ecclesiastes
    There are numerous views taken by readers of the Biblical book named Ecclesiastes. Some find nothing of value or interest to themselves there. Others actually become discouraged by reading it. It is a fact that the author uses the term of "...
  • Body dysmorphic disorder
    Body dysmorphic disorder
    “I've gone through stages where I hate my body so much that I won't even wear shorts and a bra in my house because if I pass a mirror, that's the end of my day.” ― Fiona AppleIn a culture that places such a high value on...
  • The vain generation
    Opinion: Will vanity cost us our freedom?
    One needn’t search long to see how vanity has a stranglehold on American culture. Whether it is the idolization of superstars, obsession with material consumption, or exalting of the self through the digital age, humility isn’t exactly...
  • Bathroom remodel.
    Best places to source plumbing fixtures
    When you're knee deep in a bathroom or kitchen remodel, sourcing and selecting plumbing fixtures can be a daunting task. There are literally thousands of models to choose from, numerous finishes, and bunches of brands. It can be hard to know...
  • Dumb criminal busted by vanity plate!
    Bank robber gets busted by his vanity license plate
    There are criminal masterminds and then there's this guy! Last week a So-Cal man walked into a Chase Bank branch, pulleda gun out of a box, and demanded cash from a teller. “Give me all the money! More,more,” he said, according to...
  • looking
    Top Ten Most Vain Cities in the USA
    Besides 2011 being remembered as the year of the protests, it may very well be remembered as the year of the lists. While America has always loved their top ten lists, top 25 lists, and top 100 lists in everything from music charts to rankings of...
  • The Last Dragon
    "So Bad It's Good?" Review: The Last Dragon (1985)
    Starring Taimak, Vanity and Christopher MurneyDirected by Michael SchultzAnother lazy Sunday is upon us here in our city of Toronto, and with weather that appears to be hovering somewhere between overcast and sunny, it just might be best to kick...
  • Hollywood in Las Vegas: Hope Dworaczyk at Hard Rock Hotel
    Hollywood in Las Vegas: Hope Dworaczyk at Hard Rock Hotel
    Hollywood loves Las Vegas and Angelinos love to get the scoop where their favorite celebrities hang out in Sin City.Last Saturday night
 Hope Dworaczyk, the sexy Playmate of the Year and current star of the Celebrity Apprentice enjoyed a fabulous...
  • Half Empty Faith?
    Half-empty faith?
    Baltimore:If a man begets a hundred children and lives many years, so that the days of his years are many, but his soul is not satisfied with goodness, or indeed he has no burial, I say that a stillborn child is better than he— for it comes...
  • Shoes to kill for...
    Five shoes to kill for--without murdering your wallet
    Sound familiar? "These boots are made for walking, and that's just what they'll do. One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you."-Nancy Sinatra. As 2011 takes off women everywhere are on the hunt for the perfect...
  • Tarnished Faucet
    Replacing a Faucet – You Can D-I-Y
    This is a case study of a bathroom faucet replacement. After a century of progress, the hardware is basically the same – hot is left, cold is right.The woman of this house chose a shiny brass faucet and “gold” hardware for her...
  • Art Deco Sideboard
    Transforming Antique Furniture into New Functional Pieces
    Do you love the look of antiques? Do want to add charm to your kitchen or bath? Well, it's possible when you think outside the box. This is exactly what a local General Contractor, Under the Son Property Services and his inhouse designer La...