Agitation Newsletter: October 31, 2022

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Meet the “Skinny Shot” Celebrities Use to Lose Weight

Modern culture is obsessed with the idea of ​​a quick fix, in all facets of life really, but perhaps in no area more than weight loss. But past attempts to create such a panacea turned out to have monstrous effects on the human body – see fen phen, Belviq. Fashion diets doesn’t work either (even the fad diets no diet), but they keep popping up. That’s why there’s so much hype surrounding this new injectable drug Ozempic – which *so far* appears to be safer, or at least less grounding, than previous iterations of similar drugs – among celebrities and standards. It’s the start, though, and I’m looking forward to the inevitable episode of Ozempic on Maintenance phase (the one on fen phen that’s great, just FYI). Read more

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Retrograde Mars Has Dramatic Plans For Every Zodiac Sign

The planetary backspin started in Gemini yesterday, and we’ll be feeling the after effects – low level conflict and general fatigue, yayyyy – until early next year. (I know, like we need another one reason to feel lazy RN besides the sun setting at 5 p.m.) Gemini’s characteristic restlessness is the Achilles’ heel of retrograde Mars: we’re prone to spreading ourselves too thin and going wild afterward – it looks like vacation for me! Here’s what each zodiac sign should expect and watch out for. Read more

Kim K went to Tracee Ellis Ross’ costumeless birthday party in a Halloween costume

And not in your typical hot girl costume, but make it slightly dark either. No, true to form, Kim went allllllll out this year. I imagine (fellow lawyer!) Elle Woods in the Playboy bunny costume to Harvard’s boring party, but so much more extreme. Read more

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At 28, Iman refused to work for less-than-white models

In the late ’70s, the legendary model’s agency admitted she wasn’t paid the same as white models. “I said, ‘I want to be paid for the services rendered, that is, I want to be paid for the work that I do.’ They said, “Well, it’s not like that, and they won’t pay black models the same amount.” I said, ‘Call me when they’re ready to pay that. I haven’t worked for three months. Here, she reflects on how the industry has (and hasn’t) changed since then, and her place within it. Read more

This TikTok star will teach you the science behind sexual pleasure

Follow Anna Lee, who co-founded Lioness, the world’s first smart vibrator company, for more tips like this one which involves a CBD lube. Read more

The 4 tarot cards that could mean a breakup is coming

When you’re really going thru it in a relationship rut, it can be hard to know whether to keep trying to right the ship or to cut your losses and dive. TBH, both options kinda suck, which makes it really difficult to be clear. When these four tarot cards appear, it’s a pretty good sign that it’s time to quit. Read more

Astrology

Here is your daily horoscope

Stay calm as the vibrations become chaotic. Read more

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