“Nicole is one of the finest actresses in the world" WTF? Since when? Can't stand her, or those grossly overrated shoes.... - Lulu
Thank you Tara. I was beginning to feel like I was alone on this issue.
Monika, I'm in the same position as you. I hear you sister. In fact, I could have written exactly what you wrote. So tired of having to do it all. - Sandy
You've nailed it, Corinne! - Amanda Mack
DURING AND AFTER WW2 LUX SOAP WAS ENDORSED BY ALL THE LEADING HOLLYWOOD STARS OF THE DAY AND i EVEN THAT A TENDER AGE SAID I WOULDN'T USE IT BECAUSE I WOULD END UP LOOKING LIKE MARJORIE MAIN (MA KETTLE) SO I HAVE NEVER TO THIS DAY BOUGHT A PRODUCT ENDORSED BY A "STAR:" - Sarah
We are all so anxious not to be influenced by advertising, and we are influenced even if it is to buy a cheap knockoff or try to make it ourselves. - Sally
I tried pronking today, held on to the back of the couch and launched myself into the air, I rose at least 5 mm. Pronking is joyful to watch but impossible for me. - sue Bell
@Madge- perhaps Gina doesn't have a problem being fat. Perhaps she is not unhealthy. Not all of us fatties are gross, depressed and sick individuals. Thanks for the concern trolling but weight = / = health.
Great article Tara. I'm not a parent and I have a relatively well-paying and stable job but this still scares the hell out of me. I don't want to retire with less super than my boyfriend. I don't want to earn less than the guy doing the same job as me (well I already do- I aim to change that though). I don't want to be a parent, and this is one of the reasons why. - sami
Oh I do love the PRONK! Smiling on Mondays, yeah!! - Nel Matheson
I have never bought anything because of a celebrity endorsement. That would be ridiculous. I'm not a big fan of most celebrities, and the ones I do love aren't the type to do silly advertisements. Also most things that are advertised just don't match up with what I'm looking for. Jimmy Choos? Very pretty, but very expensive and I don't wear leather. Swisse? I buy Cenovis because it was cheaper/what I wanted. Pepsi? Tastes shite but boyfriend loves it so that's what he buys. I have a Nespresso machine because it was affordable and easy to use, I'm not a Clooney fan in the slightest.
So weird that people get sucked into this stuff. - sami
There is no simple answer to the obfuscation caused by the mining industry. I doubt we will ever get the hard facts on the financials simply because (as any intelligent investor knows) profit and loss can be covered up by creative accounting (more the profit). In a similar vein, I no longer believe either Labour or the Liberals (which is disgruntling because I have been a Liberal supporter most of my voting life, until now). So who do I vote for now ? - Donald