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Stop Beginning Your Speeches with 'Good Morning and Thank You' and Start With This Instead | Inc.com

Every presentation is an opportunity to make an impression. You can either use your pitch to build credibility, engagement and buy-in, or blow the chance to share your story in a way that sells.<p>No matter how compelling your message is, if you don't capture your audience's attention in the first …

Public Speaking

This Genius Tip Will Make Bra Shopping So Much Easier

If you have to wear a bra, you may as well enjoy it.

6 Ways to Machine-Wash Your Bras Without Ruining Them

Hand-wash? Haha — yeah, right.<p>Everyone and their mom, from lingerie experts to laundering experts, will tell you that you <i>must always hand-wash your bras.</i> (Why? Because bras are delicate, high-maintenance pieces of work and they need the requisite care.)<p>But here in the real world, I know that most …

Victoria's Secret Has Been Charging More Money for Larger Bras

We get that they require more fabric, but what?<p>Yesterday, Styleite editor Ashley Hoffman called out Victoria's Secret for charging up to $4 more for DD and DDD cup bras than they do for A–D cup bras.<p>"This is the message," she wrote. "You're less welcome here, you're kind of a hassle, so we'll take …

Clothing

The uplifting history of how bras have changed since the 1920s

Bras have come a long way since ancient Greece.<p>From the androgynous styles of the 1920s to the fake nipples (umm...) of the '70s, this video from</i> …

And now for the history of bras under three minutes

Here at HelloGiggles, we love those “through the ages” beauty videos. Not only do we get a mini-history lesson, but we also get to see how men and …

The Evolution Of Bras Says A Lot About Women's Bodies

From simple Roman cloths to pointy-shaped cones, bras have changed quite a bit since the days of the Romans.<p>And as bras have evolved from shapeless fabric to contoured undergarments, this video from Glamour shows just how views on women's bodies have changed over time. Women's breasts and bodies …

Clothing

Here are some vital things you need to know about bras

Bra shopping, as many of us know, can be seriously frustrating. I certainly have bought plenty of bras that weren’t fitting me the right way — too …

How Often Do You Need to Wash Your Bras?

Here's the (not-so) dirty truth.<p>We've all peered into our dresser, wondering if we can get away with wearing our last clean T-shirt bra just <i>one more</i> day. Our experts offer the final word on all your burning bra-related laundry questions:<p><b>You shouldn't wash a bra after each wear.</b><p>Back away from the …

Clothing

Coming Out and Being Out as a Lesbian Mom

I came out well before I became a parent, but even being out from day one of parenthood doesn't mean visibility is easy. Here are a few things my experience has taught me.<p>It has become something of a truism in LGBTQ parenting circles to talk about how having kids means being out to everyone -- …

LGBTQI

11 Lesbians In History You Don't Know But Should

When we think of our lesbian pioneers, women like Ellen DeGeneres and Billie Jean King presumably come to mind. But we at The Huffington Post wanted to teach you a little somethin' somethin' about your history in honor of October's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) history month. Below, …

LGBTQI

A Prostitute Tells All: Inside the Bedrooms of a U.S. Brothel

You're just curious, in the same way you might be curious about what it's really like for Sheryl Sandberg to work at Facebook. It's exotic and intriguing and something the majority of us will never experience. Maybe you've seen reality shows like HBO's <i>Cathouse</i>, or heard prostitutes talk about their …

5 Everyday Habits That Are Causing Your Boobs to Sag

<b>Crash Dieting</b><br>Cycling back and forth between the same five to 10 pounds probably won’t make a dent in your set. But yo-yo dieting 30 or so lbs over and over? Definitely. Each time you gain and lose weight, breast tissue becomes more slack, kind of like old tights, says Michael Edwards, M.D., a …

Are female coaches breaking through the proverbial glass ceiling?

<i>TriEqual talks to two female coaches as they prepare their athletes for the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii.</i><p><i>Text by Jordan Blanco | Lead image</i> …

Women’s Problems And Everyday Lives In Hilariously Honest Comics

Sarah C. Anderson takes a funny look at what it's like to be a modern woman in her web-comic “Sarah's Scribbles.” Anderson graduated from the …

The Crazy Stuff That Happens to Your Boobs When You Have a Baby

Before I got pregnant, I was a solid A-cup (on a good day). I'd always dreamed of having larger boobs, and pregnancy was my big chance. When I popped out to a full C-cup while carrying my son, I was beyond psyched. I showed those babies off as often as I could: low-cut tank tops, shirts with major …

Knix Wear’s Record-Breaking ‘Evolution’ Could Spark a Bra Revolution

It didn’t take long for <b>Joanna Griffiths</b> to realize she had a hit on her hands.The founder of the Canadian underwear label Knix Wear launched a …

Market Trends

Six Tips to Stop the Bra Hate

<b>Can we take a break from all the bra hate?</b><p>I love bras. I love what they do for my body, clothes, and state of mind. But not one day goes by when I don't read some random article on the horrors of bra wear. The basic premise of these pieces is that "we all know" bras suck. We'd never wear them if we …

Clothing

Hallelujah: a mirror that helps you figure out your bra size

Stop the presses! Everybody, listen up: bra-related dreams really do come true!<p>In a fairy tale fashion, Hong Kong-based lingerie store Rigby & Peller …