"Real Beauty" features and advertisements cleverly sell you products under the guise of body-positivity while actually reinforcing the idea that a woman's worth is based on the way she looks to others.
As far as I know, the half-birthday celebration has no basis in any religious or cultural tradition. They do mention an un-birthday in "Alice in Wonderland," but that is any day that is not your actual birthday.
CHUB RUB: When the inner thighs of a human touch, and upon locomotion, rub together, thus causing friction resulting in a number of maladies including, but not limited to chafing, blisters, rashes, bleeding, bumps and discoloration.
Every time I sit down for an interview, the inevitable questions about whether I'm ever in comfortable clothes leads me to believe that people think I spend hours glamorizing and that I trot around in high heels and dramatic clothes every day.
My job is wonderful and it is hardly Dickensian having to look at couture for 12 hours a day, but it requires me looking pretty presentable even when I just want to lie down outside Cartier and hope someone will pick me up and carry me home.