Gym Etiquette 101

The gym is a place where one can go to unwind, focus and releases the days' stress overload. The gym should not be a place that causes further frustration and aggravation. Sticking to unwritten rules and keeping others in mind while breaking a sweat will ensure a hassle-free and stimulating workout experience. When hitting the gym we stick to the following rules;

- Locker Room; This is not your personal locker room, keep your belongings by your side and don't take up more room than needed.

- Machines; Stick to one machine at a time, don't hog a machine that you have no intention of using it.

- Cleanliness; If your gym supplies towels make sure to only take what you are going to use, and throw it in the used basket when done. Also use the towel to wipe down a machine after each usage, no one wants to sit in your sweat.

- Conversations; the majority of gyms have a strict "no cell phone" rule in effect. Don't distract others by catching up your bestie on the latest gossip while surrounded by gym-goers concentrating on lifting.
The gym may require a paid membership to attend, however that doesn't mean you have the right to inconvenience others.

Award Show Blunders

Award season is among us once again. Besides getting a chance to see our favorite actors and music artists dressed up to the 9's and winning for works we have praised all year, we also get to see them in not such flattering (real life?) situations. Every award show has their "Oh my god did he/ she really just do that" moment. These moments can involve acts of outright drunkenness, wardrobe malfunction, tiffs with fellow celebs, the list go's on. We can't help but to wonder if these "moments" are our stars really letting go and being themselves, or if these are simply publicity moments acted upon. Lets get real, if you happen to have your dress bust open on the red carpet or while presenting an award, you will be the topic of every gossip and news blog the next morning, and until someone else does something to top your blunder. Is this just how the business goes or is the need for attention and publicity too much? 


Legendary fashion publication, Elle is being put in the spotlight with claims of discrimination regarding their latest cover featuring four different covers of Hollywood screen-queens; Mindy Kaling, Amy Poehler, Allison Williams, and Zooey Deschanel. The question being asked is why Mindy's cover is the only one to feature a chest-up shot when the other A-list beauties have full-body shots? Can it be because Mindy does not have the "typical" Hollywood size zero, toned 'bod?

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Oh dear. This should set manners books back a few years. Our friend Richard Johnson broke the story in his column earlier today. Then the New York Post unearthed even more. Read this and go hail a taxi, politely please.

The granddaughter of Sir Winston Churchill who stole a cab from a stunned socialite and told her to “go f— yourself” is amazingly the author of a recently published etiquette book called “Social Intercourse.”

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