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Jessica Alba doesn’t like any Gwyneth Paltrow comparisons, thank you very much

Jessica Alba doesn't like any Gwyneth Paltrow comparisons, thank you very much

Jessica Alba and Gwyneth Paltrow are both businesswomen of sorts, but that’s where the comparisons should end – this according to Jessica Alba.

She and Gwyneth are actresses who run their own lifestyle brands, but she feels that it’s unfair and sexist to lop the two of them into the same category.

Jessica revealed, “What I think is unfair is to lump actresses together. People aren’t lumping Justin Timberlake and Ashton Kutcher together. They do other businesses. I think it’s expected that when you get success in one area, you’re supposed to evolve and try to do something else – especially in business, and especially if you’re a man.”

In the September issue of “Allure” magazine, she credits her husband Cash Warren with enabling her to become a successful entrepreneur. She said, “It wouldn’t really be possible without him. He helped me put together my initial business plan. He was always my biggest cheerleader. Having someone who genuinely has your back, no matter what, there’s nothing like that. It’s a real unconditional love. The partner that you choose to go through life with you, that’s your chosen family.”

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Posted Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 at 11:11am
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Gwyneth Paltrow takes no responsibility for ‘conscious uncoupling’

Gwyneth Paltrow takes no responsibility for 'conscious uncoupling'

In March 2014, Gwyneth Paltrow parted ways from her husband Chris Martin and announced it in a blog post titled “Conscious Uncoupling”. Ever since, the internet has gone wild with the terminology, but apparently she didn’t intend for it to have any lasting effects. In fact, she isn’t taking responsibility at all for the terms.

“When I announced that I was separating on the website, [Goop editorial director Elise Loehnen] titled the piece ‘Conscious Uncoupling,’ and I had no idea,” Paltrow explains.

She has nevertheless become a vocal advocate for the process of “conscious uncoupling,” touting its benefits on Howard Stern’s radio show and” “posting an article about the philosophy by Dr. Habib Sadeghi & Dr. Sherry Sami on her website.

When she is not popularizing esoteric nicknames for divorce, Paltrow is juggling her thriving acting career and her high-end website Goop. She spills about how she balances her divergent careers to Fast Company: “I’m a big believer in the ampersand. I don’t see it as I’m leaving something behind. I see it as this year, I probably won’t make a movie, or I probably won’t do a TV show or a play, and I’ll focus on the business,” Paltrow says. “It’s our tendency to want to put women in one little category.”

But Paltrow is not one to fit in a category. She admits that she has taken on personal and professional challenges in her past that even she marvels at now.

“My future self is always afraid when I look back,” Paltrow muses. “I had this the other day where somebody was asking me about [the movie Emma], which I did in England when I was 22. It was really my first starring role, an adaptation of Jane Austin’s Emma. And I remember at the time people saying, ‘Weren’t you intimidated to play this English heroine? You’re this American girl.’ When I think about it [now], I would be petrified.”

What do you think? Did it make her sound so snobbish or what?

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Posted Monday, August 3rd, 2015 at 8:08am
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Gwyneth Paltrow Thinks You’re Yawning Wrong

Gwyneth Paltrow Is Still Delusional About GOOP

OOPS. My bad, Gwyneth Paltrow.  I think I’ve been yawning wrong my whole life…

On Thursday, the actress posted to GOOP to tell her many fans about how to yawn CORRECTLY. And of course, she wants to make everyone feel inadequate as she does it.

So how did the yawn-volution come about? Apparently, during a dinner with expert yogi Michael Lear the star learned that yawning is an important mechanism to relieve stress. She battled the notion that yawning is “rude” and relayed that the act feels good for a reason.

So of course, she gave a step-by-step tutorial on how to properly yawn in two specific ways. Yawn #1 goes a little something like THIS:

“Gently tilt your head back to a comfortable position and allow your mouth to hang open widely while you gently extend into it. Contract the back of the throat as if to perform Ujjayi breathing—a whispery breath—which is typically done through your nose with your mouth closed. Breathe deeply through your mouth so you feel the air hit the back of your throat. Inhale and exhale completely while allowing your shoulders to relax as you exhale.

When the yawn comes, reach and extend into it, riding the yawn to stretch the jaw muscles. Repeat 8-10 times until tearing starts. As your jaw muscles stretch and relax, and the yawn expands, the lacrimal glands around the eye are squeezed and tearing is induced.”

And yawn #2 is a bit like this…

“Continue with steps 1-4 above, and when the yawn comes, bring together only the lips. Keep the teeth slightly separated. Creating this shape with your mouth as you yawn will take out more slack in the throat muscles to bring the lengthening and relaxation around the base of the tongue, and further stretch and relax the neck, jaw, and occipital regions. Repeat 8-10 times until you begin to tear.”

(Via Goop)

Rad- two new ways to yawn. But the catch is, you HAVE to do it in one of those 400 dollar GOOP sweaters.  Right? The ONLY way to TRULY get the yawn right. HAH!

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Posted Friday, July 17th, 2015 at 10:10am
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Gwyneth Paltrow: Y’alls Misogyny Won’t Stand

Gwyneth Paltrow Feels Close To The Common Woman

Gwyneth Paltrow won’t stand for your patriarchal BS.

The Goop founder said a new interview that drawing comparisons between her and other actresses like Jessica Alba, Blake Lively, and Reese Witherspoon (all of whom run lifestyle brands) is “slightly misogynistic,” and that it’s pretty damn unfair. Us Weekly reports:

The Oscar winner was asked whether she checks out Lively’s Preserve or Witherspoon’s brand-new Draper James. “This is a very interesting question, because I wonder if George Clooney would be asked about Puff Daddy’s ancillary liquor line,” Paltrow replied. “I’m fascinated how the media in particular are so confounded by entrepreneurial women doing something outside of their box.”

She elaborated: “Jessica [Alba], especially, who’s a friend of mine—our businesses could not be more different. There’s not a lifestyle piece to her business. The fundamentals of our sites are very different.” (Alba’s thriving The Honest Company, which sells non-toxic baby and household products, recently hit a $1 billion valuation.)

Witherspoon launched her first lifestyle website, Draper James, last month. “Our businesses have similarities, but hers has retail,” Paltrow noted. “People are grasping at straws to tie us together and I get it, because it makes a good story, but I’m slightly offended by this sort of generalization that happens with myself and Jessica and Reese and Blake. Yes, there are similarities. But there aren’t stories in TIME written saying, ‘Wow, look at Arnold Schwarzenegger, who did x, y, and z!'”

Okay, I generally hate GP and think she’s insufferable on LOTS of fronts, but she DOES have a point. We need to stop comparing women and their achievements to other women, because it puts them in a class that seems different and lesser than men. But- I’m interested in hearing what y’all think about her interview!

Share your thoughts below!

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Posted Friday, June 5th, 2015 at 11:11am
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