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This Common Ingredient Is Making You Extremely Bloated

Teen Vogue | Posted 04.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Teen Vogue

Salt is impossible to avoid, no matter how hard you try. If you've eaten food prepared by someone other than yourself, you've probably eaten more salt than you should; if you've eaten food prepared by yourself, you've probably done it too.

Self-Esteem and Body Image: Is There Any Correlation?

Marianna Glynska | Posted 04.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Marianna Glynska

Thus, rather than blindly following fashion, it is important to keep the balance, to listen to your body's needs and to stay healthy. Self-esteem doesn't automatically get higher if you change your body according to somebody's rules; it requires a lot of work and patience.

The Only Way Out Is Through

Melinda Parrish | Posted 04.07.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

The only way out of feeling badly about your body is through it. I don't mean wallowing in your negative feelings about yourself, but rather interrog...

You're Only Fooling Yourself

Melinda Parrish | Posted 03.31.2016 | Women
Melinda Parrish

If you think loving your body isn't important, the only person you're fooling is yourself. You don't have to look like a supermodel to love your body. It's all about choosing to embrace yourself the way you are right now, this moment, muffin top and all.

Get Moving

Melinda Parrish | Posted 03.18.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

Perfection is a myth that keeps us trapped in a negative cycle with our bodies. I no longer worry about being perfect in the way that I work out. ...

The Myth of Perfection

Melinda Parrish | Posted 03.18.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

Instead of making the gym a place that I punish, abuse and mutilate my body, it's a place that I go to show my body love.

All The Things You Didn't Know Were Happening In Your Sleep

Posted 03.17.2016 | Healthy Living

By this point, you know sleep is good for you. You know the many benefits of sleep (better heart health, a stronger immune system and even a better se...

'I Had Become Invisible In My Own Eyes'

Kati Reijonen | Posted 03.10.2016 | Fifty
Kati Reijonen

Here's the simple fact of life that I have learned to be very true: the ultimate cause of suffering is our disconnectedness from ourselves.

Loving Your Body Matters

Melinda Parrish | Posted 03.07.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

The way to heal your relationship with your body and begin cultivating the beauty of the woman within is to make a choice to embrace your body as it is.

3 Things No One Tells You About Becoming a Model

Melinda Parrish | Posted 03.10.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

I get so many questions from models who are just starting out that want advice about how to build their careers. As much as I love corresponding with ...

An Open Letter to Cheryl Tiegs

Melinda Parrish | Posted 02.26.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

I'm so incredibly disappointed in your response to Ashley's being featured on the cover of the 2016 Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition. When women like you tear down other women, whether it is intentional or not, it is not a good look.

How Bad Is It To Hold In Your Poop?

Greatist | Posted 02.26.2016 | Healthy Living

You hold it in until you can go a little bit later. It can't be that bad, can it? To be honest, we can't believe we're talking about this either, but somebody's got to ask the question, and we've got answers.

WIW2B: Lexi Placourakis

Melinda Parrish | Posted 02.10.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

Lexi Placourakis may be the closest thing we have to a Greek Goddess walking among us today! She has a smile that could melt an iceberg, and a killer figure that she routinely shows off both in her social media presence and in her work as a face on the #TRUEcurves board at TRUE Model Management.

Body Shaming. Bitches, Boys and Bad Attitudes

Katy Humphrey | Posted 02.03.2016 | Women
Katy Humphrey

I remember when I was at school, I was probably about 14/15, there was a guy in my class that I fancied the pants off. Seriously, I was crushing on hi...

WIW2B: Danielle Braverman

Melinda Parrish | Posted 01.29.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

Though the pressures of trying to stay thin enough to get booked out as a straight size model drove her to unhealthy habits, Danielle eventually decided that enough was enough.

WIW2B: In Loving Memory

Melinda Parrish | Posted 01.25.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

As most of you know, this January I have dedicated my blog to profiling some of the women in my life and encouraging the #healthyatanysize community t...

WIW2B: Joby Bach

Melinda Parrish | Posted 01.19.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

As a veteran of the plus size fashion world, Joby has made a name for herself as a sexy, fashion-forward model who isn't afraid to push boundaries and do things that other plus size models have been afraid to do.

Why I/We Hate Exercise (And How to Circumnavigate Our Reluctance)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 01.15.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

This equation is simple:a few minutes of discipline equals hours of comfort, pleasure, a lengthened lifespan, and less time spent on medical procedures.

WIW2B: Rosie Mercado

Melinda Parrish | Posted 01.14.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

It was a beautiful, sunny morning in the Hollywood Hills. Rosie and I were on set together in a beautifully designed home, shooting for SLINK jeans. W...

12 Helpful Tips Women Who’ve Lost Weight Swear By | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 01.13.2016 | OWN

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You Are Only as Healthy as the Food You Eat

Margaret Marshall | Posted 01.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

If I followed you with a video camera for a day to see what kind of food you eat, what would we see? What if I followed you for a week or a month? Wha...

WIW2B: Lornalitz Baez

Melinda Parrish | Posted 01.05.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

Lornalitz beams from the inside out when she talks about the women that she is able to inspire. Now, rather than sweating what clients will or won't accept her, Lornalitz is using her success to build a platform that allows her to empower and inspire other women facing body issues.

The Bible Unlocked

Kristina Kaine | Posted 01.04.2016 | Religion
Kristina Kaine

Sacred texts intrigue me and although they can be difficult to read, I often find little gems that shine like diamonds in my mind. It is as if they have the power of a seed to sprout over time, tickling my brain with a new thought.

The Body Positivity Epidemic

Melinda Parrish | Posted 12.22.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

Finally, we are beginning to interrogate those marketing messages that have told us that in order to be beautiful and have value in this world, we have to be impossibly thin.

12 Amazing Things We Learned About The Human Body In 2015

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.23.2015 | Healthy Living

The human body is a source of mystery. But every year, scientists get just a little better at understanding its secrets. Of course, 2015 has been no ...