23 January 2008

Get Your Money From Congress

You could soon be receiving a rebate check from the government worth $300 to $800 a person. With the economy sinking faster everyday, the government is looking for a way to spur a turnaround. Along with rebate checks, President Bush also favors tax breaks for businesses.

There are many people out there that believe that this is an ineffective patch to the problem at hand. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review puts it bluntly, "Tax rebates, however, don't stimulate the economy. Cutting tax rates does". Becky states in her blog Just a Girl in short shorts, "Now, what would make a difference is if the government were to quit pocketing one third of our income, or at least knock it down in a meaningful way."

While I feel the rebate checks will undoubtedly be welcomed, I don't think it will help jump start our economy out of a recession. I believe that what ever positive spike in the economy is felt, it will be short lived and we will be back where we started.

What are your thoughts on the subject? Leave a comment to let us know!

19 January 2008

More Women Bisexual Than Previously Thought

According to the January edition of Developmental Psychology, more women are bisexual than previously thought. Many researchers believed that bisexuality was more of a "phase" and that women grew out of it. This most recent research shows that bisexual women retain their attraction for both sexes over the years.

Personally, I can completely understand how a woman could be attracted to both sexes. Women are all around beautiful and can make an deep emotional connection. While being attracted to a male might represent security or submissiveness in some cases. Of course, one could see those same attributes in the opposite sex, that is what makes everyone different.

I also think there are probably more women out there that are bisexual that either don't want to admit it, or they are unsure because the thought of being bisexual is social unacceptable in most cases.

Source: USA Today

07 January 2008

How To Look Good Naked

One of the shows that I didn't think I would find myself watching was "How To Look Good Naked". For one, it is on the Lifetime network and I vary rarely find something on that network that I watch and secondly, I don't like the host, Carson Kressley. One thing that I do like though, are bigger girls. The first episode had me hooked when they showed me Layla.

Layla is a curvy girl who was dissatisfied with her body. To me she looked absolutely gorgeous and just needed an adjustment with her self-esteem. The show does a great job of showing her how she sees her body and how it does not fit with the image she has placed in her head.

For example, Carson brought Layla to a room with a set of girls lined up in their underwear from smallest hips to biggest hips. Layla was also in her underwear and asked by Carson to place herself in the lineup where she thought she would fit in. Layla placed herself second to last. When Carson showed her that she should actually be second in line, she was astonished.

There were other tactics that Carson used to get the negative thoughts out of her head and getting her to think on how good she looked already. By all means, she looked great with her hair and makeup done and a new outfit. She especially looked fabulous when they did the nude photo shoot.

So, if you have someone in your life who frets about their weight, or doesn't like their body, you should have them watch this show. It is on the Lifetime network and also available on iTunes. If you want to check out the premiere, it is also available on Lifetime's website for free. How To Look Good Naked airs Fridays at 9/8 Central on Lifetime.