DO or DON’T? Photoshopping Your Ex Out of Pictures Thursday, Mar 21 2013 

I was recently reading my daily edition of Glamour when I came across this article regarding: Photoshopping Your Ex out of Pictures. I have to say I have contemplated this situation as I ended my previous relationship, going through old photos of holidays, birthdays, or special events. Many of which I look amazing and have fond memories except for the fact my ex is in many photos. Now, as I am trying to figure how I can save this picture of a great day (LSU TIGERS FOOTBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2007). I decided to block out my ex face and put in LSU TIGERS mascot Mike the Tiger. Grant it, years ago I wouldn’t have thought about photoshop my old pictures of ex’s or what not. But, given the thought I look amazing why should I trash a special moment, all for the reason I cannot stand the sight of my biggest mistake/ex. You just make it work to your benefit!
What do you think…would you photoshop your ex from a picture?

DO or DON’T? Photoshopping Your Ex Out of Pictures

by Gena Kaufman
Glamour 3/15/2013

Some of us might just straight up destroy all evidence of a previous relationship, but for those who want to keep their memories without having their ex paraded in front of their faces, what do you think of this solution: Keep the photos, edit out the offending ex?

The Huffington Post recently pointed out a trend of Reddit users submitting their edited photos. First, a graphic designer who had been asked to photoshop a photo for a woman who wanted her ex-daughter-in-law removed from a family photo:

Ouch. Sorry, ex-wife.

Then, there was this post by a regular non-graphic-designer guy who took it upon himself to edit his own photo of himself with his ex-wife. His version is a bit more rough around the edges but also infinitely more hilarious:

Ouch, but…yum?

Would you guys ever go to such lengths to doctor a photo? Even though the idea of replacing all my exes with giant hot dogs (yes, there’s an intentional wiener joke in there) is pretty appealing for the hilarity, I can’t see myself ever seriously altering a picture. I can see why you wouldn’t want to sit around staring at your ex or your son’s ex, but…you can’t change history, you know? Everyone is still going to remember that the ex was there no matter how many delicious burritos you put in their place.

Source: Reddit



Can A Miracle Foot Cream Cure Your High Heel Woes? Friday, Aug 5 2011 

This is so weird, I was just thinking to myself the other day when I read in People magazine how Kim Kardashian was photographed with 6″ heels. I mean all these stars and women running around in the 3″-6″ heels and never seem to be in aches and pain even after a few hours. I really just wanted to write them and ask is there some magic lotion or shoe insert to alleviate the pain? Because as I am a short girl 5’2, I always wear heels but after an hour my feet are throbbing with pain and I just want to walk barefoot no matter the cost.
So I come across this article and I am going to try this product out, I need to wear all my pretty heels an boots but without the pain. I will let you know if
this actually works….

Can A Miracle Foot Cream Cure Your High Heel Woes? We Put Topricin To The Test
Thursday, 08/ 4/2011 12:06 PM
It was one of the most promising press releases to ever make its way to my inbox: “Prevent perils of wearing high heels with Topricin Foot Therapy Cream,” the subject line read, and inside, it promised that this miracle product would save my throbbing tootsies from the torture I regularly inflict on myself with four-plus-inch heels. There was only one way to find out if the stuff actually worked…

Here’s the claim the Topricin folks made: The medicated cream “targets ankle and foot pain and contains eleven regulated homeopathic biomedicines medicines that naturally support and assist the body by helping the subcutaneous skin layers of the feet to drain toxins and excess fluids from the tissues which increases blood flow and helps heal the damage that is causing the pain. Apply Topricin Foot Therapy Cream to feet before strutting out in heels to help reduce pain and injury, as well as after wearing heels to relieve any burning, throbbing nerve pain in the feet. As an added plus, Topricin Foot Therapy Cream treats dry, cracked skin of the feet.”

I needed a translation, so I rang up Dr. Suzanne Levine, a prominent podiatrist in Manhattan, and asked her to describe the product in a bit more detail. She had her doubts about its effectiveness: “It’s essentially a counter-irritant,” she told me. “While that helps with pain a bit, I don’t think it has the absorption you’d need for it to really make a difference. When you’re trying to get absorption on the bottom of the foot, where the skin is very thick and callused, you need an agent to facilitate that, which this doesn’t seem to have. Like with all homeopathics, the amount of the ingredient is miniscule. If you were to soak in hot water first, it may open up the pores a bit and that could help, but I wouldn’t call it a miracle treatment.”

Lou Paradise, founder and chief of research at Topical BioMedics, which created Topricin, begged to differ. He said that “the molecular size of the medicines in the product go through the skin barrier to the underlying soft tissue where the pain originates.”

Eternal optimist that I am, I slathered my feet in Topricin, strapped on my most torturous pair of Christian Louboutins, and headed out to the NYC streets. This particular pair were what I call “taxi shoes”–walking from the curb to the club and back is about all I can handle in ’em–and after about six blocks, I was feeling the usual burn. But after a few minutes, the sharp pain I usually get from the same shoes kind of subsided into a duller, slightly more tolerable feeling. I lasted through all of my evening work events, about three hours in total, before I made it through my front door in my usual about-to-collapse state of foot numbness.

I went for round two, first soaking my feet in hot water, as Dr. Levine recommended, then giving myself a foot massage with another dose of Topricin (since it’s homeopathic, there is no limit to how many applications you can use or what other medications it can be used in conjunction with). Truth be told, the soreness that usually lasts until I wake up the next morning started to dissipate pretty quickly. Of course, as Dr. Levine tells it, “It’s hard to judge how effective any product like this is, because pain is so subjective. The active ingredient in most homeopathic products is water, but of course there is always that mental thing where if you think you’re using something to relieve your pain, maybe some of it really does go away.”

So my relief was quite possibly in my head, which was totally fine with me, because, well, it was still relief. I’ve never been one of those crystal-carrying, wheatgrass juice-drinking kind of believers, but in this case, if it lets me wear my stilettos with a little less pain, I guess I can be!

Score your own tube now at their website, then tell us…what do you think? Have you ever tried Topricin or any other topical pain relievers to make wearing high heels seem a little less stressful? How do you cope with foot pain when you’re in your most painful shoes? And do you believe in homeopathic cures like this? Discuss!

by Tracey Lomrantz