The Media’s Hypocritical ‘Concern’ for Trump’s Health

It’s sweet, really. USA Today’s healthcare policy reporter Jayne O’Donnell is very concerned about President Donald Trump’s wellbeing. In an article entitled, “Will Trump’s Exercise and Eating Habits Catch Up to Him as Stress Mounts,” she writes: He’s 71, holds down an incredibly stressful job, and is overweight. He doesn’t exercise. His eating habits are … Continued


Say Anything. . . Just Not to a Mom?

Lately, I’ve seen a lot of articles that tell people what not to say to mothers: What not to say to a mom What not to say to a mom who had a C-section What not to say to a mom of boys What not to say to a mom of girls What not to … Continued


Dr. Gwyneth and Her Goop Will See You Now

Retired actress and current lifestyle guru Gwyneth Paltrow is determined to expand her Goop empire. Paltrow isn’t going to let her recent admission on Jimmy Kimmel Live! that she “Doesn’t know what the f**k we [at Goop] talk about” deter her from teaming up with Vogue editor Anna Wintour and Condé Naste to launch a … Continued


Jerry Seinfeld Reminds the World that Hugging Shouldn’t be Compulsory

When did compulsory hugging become a thing? I bet Jerry Seinfeld is asking that question. This week, video surfaced of him refusing to hug pop singer Kesha, who approached him at an event at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. While Seinfeld was being interviewed on the red carpet, Kesha rushed over, interrupted the interview, … Continued


Hey, Michelle Obama: If You Have a Personal Chef, Don’t Criticize Regular Americans’ Food Choices

Many Americans think Michelle Obama did a stellar job as First Lady—evidently including Michelle Obama herself. Last week, she joined former White House chef turned chief sycophant Sam Kass to trade compliments on how together they transformed the way common Americans eat. Speaking at the Partnership for a Healthier America’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C., … Continued


Why Gwyneth Paltrow and Other Celebrities Shouldn’t Be Your Source for Science

This past weekend, many people held “march for science” demonstrations and gatherings across the country to protest…well, something, though it was hard to know exactly what. Predictably, entertainers like Rosario Dawson, Peter Capaldi, Kate Walsh, Kerry Washington, Debra Messing, supermodel (and destroyer of Pepsi) Kendall Jenner, designer Kenneth Cole, and television personality Bill Nye, The … Continued


Are Supermodels Experts in Everything?

In 1998, hotel chain Holiday Inn Express launched a popular marketing campaign that showed experts (surgeons, pilots, nuclear engineers, mathematics professors) completing tasks in their fields of expertise. As the commercial goes on, viewers learn these people aren’t experts at all, but just regular folks who–and here’s the punch line–happened to stay at a Holiday … Continued