Written by Rachel Whitaker, Associate Editor
Recently Quinlan, a Guide reader, sent me a link to an interesting Web site: Redefining Beautiful. It seems that several girls in a Texas high school got together and decided that they would not wear any makeup on Tuesdays. Their "no makeup" group grew to 180 members, and now girls at several other schools are doing the same thing.
The Redefining Beautiful group has been featured on CBS and ABC News, and the girls have been called "brave" and "inspiring" for daring to resist the idea that you have to look perfect.
Now, I am not a person who wears much makeup. My entire collection consists of three tubes and bottles of skin-colored foundation or cover-up. So at first I thought, Going without makeup isn't that big of a deal! But then I thought, What if I woke up on Tuesday morning with a couple huge pimples? Would I want to go to school or work with NOTHING covering them up? That would be a little embarrassing. After all, I do want to look good, even if I don't think I should doctor up my appearance too much.
As far as I know, these girls are not going without makeup because of any spiritual reason. Their goal is to encourage gi.....
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Today Juan Grazette, one of the Hagerstown (Maryland) Pathfinders, visited the Guide offices for his school's Career Day. Because Randy was gone, I named Juan editor for the day. I'll let Juan tell you a lit...
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If you're prone to having nightmares about being chased by giant fish, DON'T look at this page of Largest Sea Creatures Ever Caught. Some of these fish are MONSTERS!
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This week I received an interesting question from a reader. I thought you might like to see the question and my response.
Here's James's question:
I was just looking through the Guide for this Sab...
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Recently a Guide reader named Quinlan shared a video of himself and a couple of friends singing a favorite Christian song. Check out their video and let them know what you think!
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Is your Pathfinder club going can collecting this year? Many clubs have a tradition of going out into the community in the fall to collected canned food and other items for food baskets to share with needy fami...
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Last weekend I went with the Pathfinder Club from the Hagerstown Adventist Church to a camporee at Laurel Lake Camp in Pennsylvania. I also got to take along Guide Dog and the FACTory Quiz Game. On Sabbath we s...
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In an interview on CNN, former president Bill Clinton told how he has switched to an almost completely plant-based diet. He stopped eating dairy products and almost all meat. After having heart surgery, he deci...
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Here's a special free offer for you. Halloween time is coming up, and some people use this normally dark holiday as a time to spread spiritual light to their neighbors. If you'd like to share Real magazine (Gui...
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I've gotten used to seeing female celebrities (and lots of other women and girls) wearing clothes that show off an embarrassing amount of skin, but it still bugs me. So I was impressed to see actress Cate Blanc...
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Over the next few weeks we've got several special features coming up for you in Guide. Here's a sneak preview of the cover of the Sept. 25 issue, which focuses on the difficult topic of modern-day slavery. You...
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Today I was looking through some old Guides from 1981, hunting for good stories that we can reprint in future issues. On the back of the October 7 issue, a fact in "Focus" (an older name for what is now The FAC...
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On Sabbath I got together with several friends from church, including some who are from Brazil. The Brazilians introduced the rest of us to a popular Brazilian food known as pinhão (peen-yohn). Pinhão are ver...
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Last week I went to Orlando, Florida, for the ASI convention. It was nice to meet quite a few Guide fans there! Real magazine is one of the projects that will benefit from funds donated by ASI members at the co...
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The other day Randy and I received a surprise visit from everybody's favorite Mud columnist and video star: Rich Aguilera. Rich brought along his wife, Ivette, and their sons, Leo and Alex, to tour the Review a...
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A few weeks ago in a Girl Talk column in Guide I wrote about how my nickname as a kid was Miss Read-Read. I also mentioned an embarrassing experience where my parents took a picture of me standing in the yard r...
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