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Leslie Goldman
Leslie Goldman is the author of Locker Room Diaries: The Naked Truth About Women, Body Image, and Re-Imagining the "Perfect" Body (Da Capo, 2006, ), which was recently featured on the Today Show and in People Magazine. A regular contributor to the Chicago Tribune and columnist for Health Magazine, she has written for Women's Health, Marie Claire, People, Redbook, Fitness and more.

Entries by Leslie Goldman

Her Sexual Assault Went Viral -- Now She's Speaking Out

(0) Comments | Posted December 19, 2014 | 3:54 PM

On October 20, 2012, a 21-year-old woman boarded a Southbound 4 train in the Bronx at around 3:00 a.m. on a Sunday morning. She was heading home from a party. She was tired, and she briefly fell asleep, her arms instinctively crossed over her bag to ward of thieves.


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4 Wege, wie Sie ihren Zorn in den Griff kriegen

(0) Comments | Posted June 8, 2014 | 2:01 PM

Hören Sie auf der Stelle auf, sich über Dinge zu ärgern - und finden Sie heraus, wie das mit einem Stuhl, einer Sonnenbrille und einem spanischen Nationalgericht am besten gelingt.

Auch auf Lifehack für Obst: Die beste Methode, eine Mango zu schneiden

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What Brave Girls Want

(3) Comments | Posted June 14, 2013 | 12:05 AM

By the time Melissa Atkins Wardy's daughter celebrated her seventh birthday, the gender stereotype crusader and author of the forthcoming Redefining Girly: How Parents Can Fight the Stereotyping and Sexualizing of Girlhood, Birth to Tween had (proudly, purposefully) yet to buy her little girl a single item featuring...

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(0) Comments | Posted March 18, 2013 | 3:16 PM

Ladies, you know how sometimes, it's really hard to turn on a computer? Like, where is the ON button? And how do you "click" on something if there's not a man nearby to help? What if you really need a recipe and dinner is a few hours away and you...

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You Are Beautiful

(0) Comments | Posted February 1, 2013 | 4:37 PM

I spotted my first You Are Beautiful sticker on the blue inside lip of a U.S. Mailbox. I opened it to send a bill and was greeted by a small, silver pick-me-up. "You Are Beautiful," the mailbox told me. And I smiled inside.

Later that day, I Googled...

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2013 Will Be the Year of the Liver

(56) Comments | Posted December 6, 2012 | 7:17 AM

2013 will be the year of the liver.

That's David Grotto's prediction, anyways.

The Chicago dietitian stumbled upon the detoxifying organ while researching his forthcoming The Best Things You Can Eat: For Everything From Aches to Zzzz, the Definitive Guide to the Nutrition-Packed Foods That Energize, Heal, and...

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With Reverse Airbrushing, A Picture's Worth 1,000 Calories

(15) Comments | Posted September 6, 2012 | 11:38 AM

What? You didn't get the memo? Ladies, you are supposed to be unnaturally thin -- but with full Cs and a round, tight butt, and bounce-a-quarter-off-you, all-over muscle tone. But we know this may be difficult to achieve, so just starve yourself down to a size 00 and let your...

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Why I Broke Down in Front of 500 Sorority Girls

(33) Comments | Posted July 18, 2012 | 6:15 PM

Last week, I had the chance to relive my sorority days just a wee bit when the women of Delta Phi Epsilon invited me to keynote their annual conference in Miami. The speech I prepared was a confidence-themed talk in which I deftly managed to use Sex and the City...

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Fat and Back

(80) Comments | Posted June 7, 2012 | 8:21 AM

Life is good when you're a Dolce & Gabbana underwear model. Blindingly hot women, invites to the most exclusive clubs, your name shouted at red carpet events. Luxury Italian sportswear fills your wardrobe and Moet flows with hip-hop video vigor. Your abs are shredded; pecs, rock-hard. It's only natural that,...

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Yo Mama: TIME Magazine Cover Edition

(3) Comments | Posted May 17, 2012 | 5:38 PM

As someone who spends approximately 38% of the day with her boob in someone's mouth, I took particular interest in the recent TIME magazine kerfuffle over attachment parenting. "Three years is too old for a child to still be nursing!" screams one camp. "Nursing on demand, even until toddlerhood, makes...

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The Baby Name Whisperer

(35) Comments | Posted January 4, 2012 | 9:23 AM

A person's name wields an incredible amount of power. Consider mine, for instance: the name Leslie nearly turned me gay. I vividly recall sitting on my parent's bed in the fourth grade and gently breaking it to my mother that I was a lesbian. "What makes you think that's the...

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Peewee Perspiration

(12) Comments | Posted December 27, 2011 | 3:03 PM

Why is there an 11-year-old on the elliptical next to me?

Last week, from the sweaty comfort of the StepMill at my gym, I watched Real Housewife Nene Leakes attempt to navigate a gravel parking lot in six-inch Louboutins. Halfway through her second glass of iced moscato, a membership...

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Infertility: Why Can't Anyone Get Pregnant?

(54) Comments | Posted December 22, 2011 | 8:32 AM


That was my husband's reaction when he opened our mailbox last week and pulled out the new US Weekly, plastered with a sad photo of Khloé Kardashian alongside the desperate headline, "I'll do anything for a baby." (A few months earlier, it had been Giuliana Rancic, revealing how a...

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Victoria's Secret? She Simply Doesn't Eat

(80) Comments | Posted December 6, 2011 | 6:59 PM

If you're anything like me, you spent the latter half of Thanksgiving week gorging yourself on turkey and cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, a few bricks of stuffing and assorted pies for dessert. But you know who is nothing like me? Victoria's Secret Angel Adriana Lima. I know this because A)...

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8 'Foods' I'm Glad I No Longer Eat

(18) Comments | Posted October 14, 2011 | 11:02 AM

Three years ago, the time came to sell my trusty red Mercury Cougar. She'd lasted me a full decade, ever since my parents bought her for me as a college graduation gift. At the Honda dealership, we were given a large garbage bag to empty out our trunk before trading...

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Short, Dark and Handsome?

(1) Comments | Posted September 14, 2011 | 5:06 PM

In high school, I swore I would never, ever date someone who was shorter than me. I was 5'10"-and-a-half, felt 6'2", and believed only a man of Shaquille O'Neal's stature could make me feel dainty, feminine and non-Amazonian. I suffered from a major Bea Arthur complex, and was...

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What's in Amanda Beard's Gym Bag?

(1) Comments | Posted July 19, 2011 | 1:33 PM

US Weekly fans are familiar with the weekly "What's in My Bag?" style and beauty feature, in which readers gain an insider's peek at celeb's purses. One week we might learn that Whitney Port carries a Miu Miu wallet, an apple, blush and a Blow Pop.

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Talking Body Image With Dance Your Ass Off Creator Lisa Ann Walter

(5) Comments | Posted June 17, 2011 | 9:56 AM

Is it any shock that the creator and executive producer of Oxygen's Dance Your Ass Off attended her first Weight Watchers meeting at 12, struggled with bulimia throughout college and spent decades submerging herself in crazy workout regimens and weight loss schemes to nab roles in films such as The...

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Purge! Purge! Purge!

(4) Comments | Posted June 14, 2011 | 12:30 PM

This weekend, I enlisted my most stylish friend, Amanda, to help me Stacy & Clinton my closet. My instructions for Amanda were simple: Be ruthless and purge my wardrobe of any outdated, ill-fitting or just plain ugly sartorial sins. The fact was, I owned button-downs I hadn't worn for six...

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The Food Pyramid We Really Need

(1) Comments | Posted June 3, 2011 | 3:27 PM

Much like the great pyramids of Egypt, the USDA Food Pyramid has been around forever. And much like those grandiose Egyptian structures, people have stared, slackjawed, marveling at this formidable construction and wondering, "How is that even possible?" Do I really need to take down 11 slices of...

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