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The Body Post

Kate Baer | Posted 05.29.2015 | Women
Kate Baer

I am 14-years-old, 5'8, and 185 pounds. The only pants that fit over my thighs are outdated and torn. I've been an awkward kid my whole life, but now I am a teenager with braces, butterfly clips and I feel obese. It is hard. I try my best to ignore the fact that I don't look like everyone else, but still pray every night for a better body so that I might have a boyfriend other than "Chad," my fictional lover "from the city."

Conflict Isn't 'Crazy'

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 04.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

From the beginning of time, humankind has been faced with conflict. The story of Adam and Eve embodies one of the oldest struggles: between good and evil, or an alternate interpretation between innocence and knowledge.

What to Do With Our Bodies After We Die

Katrina Spade | Posted 04.25.2015 | Green
Katrina Spade

The Urban Death Project is developing a new option which may appeal to those among us who want to minimize environmental harm and give something back to the earth when we die.

A Waist Is a Terrible Thing to Mind

Melanie Young | Posted 04.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

Aging is inevitable; the only way to stop aging is to stop living. That's not a great option. You can slow down the clock with a better diet, exercise, sleep and stress management and -- hopefully -- great genes. But you can't stop the clock unless you stop ticking altogether.

Breasts on Facebook: Stop the Censorship, Mark Zuckerberg!

Éloïse Bouton | Posted 04.05.2015 | World
Éloïse Bouton

In real life, I was able to appeal this decision, but with you, we cannot click on an "appeal" tab. And since I am a feminist, I cannot stop myself from noticing male chests circulating all over your site without consequence and receive your narrow-minded precepts like a discriminatory slap in the face. Is Facebook chauvinistic?

The New Mompreneur: 6 Easy Steps to Balancing Babies, Bodies and Business (While Still Keeping Your Sanity)

Patrice Tartt | Posted 04.01.2015 | Parents
Patrice Tartt

Mothers who are entrepreneurs have been around for ages. Within the last few years, the name "mompreneur" has been in heavy rotation by mom entrepreneurs everywhere. This title is so catchy because it is concise, yet it speaks volumes in regards to our priorities, which are our children first and business second.

Is The Belly The Last Taboo For Women's Bodies?

Constance Caylar | Posted 01.12.2015 | Women
Constance Caylar

So the perfect woman has to have big boobs, a big butt... but why doesn't she have a big gut? The stomach remains the big taboo of the female body: it can't exist, it has to be as flat as possible, with the waistline perfectly defined and no disgraceful flab.

Stretch Marks of the Soul

Jessica Zucker, Ph.D. | Posted 11.30.2014 | Parents
Jessica Zucker, Ph.D.

I'm trying to figure out how best to honor my pregnancies -- all three -- and the body that housed them. They don't necessarily need to be emboldened in my postpartum size and I guess stretch marks of the soul are the stretch marks that aren't readily visible to anyone other than me.

The Shame Files

Jennifer Pastiloff | Posted 11.03.2014 | Women
Jennifer Pastiloff

I'd take that old snapshot out from the back of my mind and dust it off a little before peering closer. You were beautiful. You were behind the wheel I'd say to the photograph, before putting it back with a few others I'd saved.

Death: The Beauty, the Mystery and the Power to Live

Denise DeSimone | Posted 09.01.2014 | Fifty
Denise DeSimone

Life is a series of deaths and rebirths. Death happens to our bodies every minute of every day yet; this process goes unnoticed because we are busy living life. Cells die. Skin dies. But the thought of the ultimate death stops us dead in our tracks.

The Naked Truth

Melanie Young | Posted 08.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

I also believe there is a time and place for everything, including where and when to bare your body in social situations. Do it because your are comfortable with your body. Don't do it if may makes those around you uncomfortable or someone is pressuring you.

No, Dove, My Armpit Is Not Having a Moment

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 05.04.2014 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

My armpit does its job just fine and my appreciation for what it does is not contingent upon how it looks, how it looks to others or even how lovely it smells. My armpit is, happily, the last place on my body that gets my attention.

Fashion Weak: A Spring Line For Real Women

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 11.20.2013 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

It just might be nice to have another fashion week, maybe hosted in a mall or an abandoned J.C. Penny's, sponsored by Luna Bars, featuring real clothes for real girls on real girl bodies.

Andy Campbell

Models Show Off Their Insides For Fashion Week (NSFW PHOTOS)

HuffingtonPost.com | Andy Campbell | Posted 09.13.2013 | Weird News

Finally, your dreams of having X-ray vision in Times Square came true. Danny Quirk -- a body painter whose anatomically accurate illustrations went...

6 Freaky Things Your Body Does-- Explained

cracked.com | Posted 08.18.2013 | Weird News

The human body is a strange and mysterious place filled with gross guts and gurgling magic potions. ...

More Than Just 'Bright Young Things': Victoria's Secret and the Obsession With Youth

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 05.28.2013 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

Bras in my size are cheerfully doodled over with hearts, flowers and little cupcakes that would inspire Katy Perry to write a hit song right there in the dressing room. My breasts are offended. They know what they are and they are not part of a Fisher Price play set.

Hostage Negotiator On Fiscal Cliff: If This Was A Real Negotiation, 'There'd Be A Victim And A Body Count'

Posted 12.14.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

The deadline is fast approaching in the fiscal cliff negotiations, and as both sides hold America hostage, what must happen next to avoid a crisis? Wh...

Latino Jocks Bare Their ‘Bodies’ For ESPN Magazine

Posted 07.12.2012 | Latino Voices

By Michael Lopez Playboy has got nothing on ESPN Magazine’s "Body Issue." Every year, the sports brand delivers a massive pictorial of famous j...

Rainer Shine: Outside The Square

Bruce Helander | Posted 06.27.2012 | Arts
Bruce Helander

Throughout history, mankind has been fascinated by the mysteries and satisfaction of re-creating sculptural images that cleverly interpret the human shape.

Smuggling Cartel May Be Behind Burned Bodies Found In Desert

AP | AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 08.04.2012 | Crime

PHOENIX — In the desert within 35 miles of one of the nation's largest cities and about 70 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, Arizona author...

The Truth About Assad's Version of the "Truth" in Syria

James Miller | Posted 10.10.2011 | World
James Miller

In Syria, one side is lying, one side is mostly truthful, and thousands of lives are in the balance of the two.

'Body Worlds' Creator Gunther von Hagens To Display Own Corpse After Death

nytimes.com | STEVEN ERLANGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

PARIS -- Gunther von Hagens says he is dying, and he wants to put his preserved corpse on display as part of his popular "Body Worlds" exhibitions. ...

Cambodia's Bon Om Touk Stampede Preventable

Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza

Cambodia's government failed its people at all levels.

Beneficial Bacteria?

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Even in cases where probiotics have been shown to be effective, it is only using specific strains of bacteria in specific amounts. Not just any probiotic will do.

Haiti Earthquake Aid Slowly Reaching Victims As Desperation Grows

AP | ALFRED de MONTESQUIOU and MIKE MELIA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Click here for earlier updates from Haiti -- Follow the latest breaking news via our Haiti Twitter list -- See the latest images here -- Find out how ...