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The Body Image Issue Plaguing My Generation

Isabel Song | Posted 09.30.2014 | Teen
Isabel Song

My generation has grown up in a society that places an appalling emphasis on body image.

5 Ways Yoga Can Boost Your Body Image

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.29.2013 | Teen

Body image anxiety -- whether it's a fixation on a facial flaw, an obsession with calorie-counting and exercise, or general negative feelings about yo...

Remember This When You're Stressing Over Your 'Bikini Body'

Posted 05.10.2013 | Teen

It's that time of year again, when every magazine cover, celebrity or health website and TV show seems to be constantly reminding you that the time's ...

Who Owns My Body?

Elaine Vilorio | Posted 05.11.2013 | Teen
Elaine Vilorio

I've felt like the white rag on a tug-of-war rope. My body will never fit the spicy image of a Hispanic Amazon; it will never be naturally slim and naturally curvaceous. It will just be. It is my body. And I'm glad.

10 Young Celebs Speak Out About Body Image

Posted 02.06.2013 | Teen

It's no secret that the pressure to be thin is insidious in Hollywood, particularly for young female singers and actresses who are expected to conform...

7 Ways To Deal With Body-Shaming Friends

Posted 02.02.2013 | Teen

Many of us have been there: Again, your friend is making uncomfortable comments about how fat she feels, how much weight someone gained over winter br...

Do Your Friends Make You Feel Bad About Your Body?

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.31.2013 | Teen

Although the media has commonly been targeted for its role in promoting body image issues among adolescent girls, recent research suggests that anothe...

Being Proud 2 Be Us

Julia Bluhm | Posted 01.12.2013 | Teen
Julia Bluhm

It's refreshing to see some things that are so important that we all agree on them: loving our bodies, minds, and selves, and encouraging our sisters and daughters and cousins to love themselves.

This Is the Truth -- And It Ain't Pretty

Georgia Luckhurst | Posted 12.04.2012 | Teen
Georgia Luckhurst

I may be proud to be myself now, but for roughly two years, I hated myself. When I was 11, I decided I was fat.

Tips To Beat The Body Image Blues

Andrea Wachter | Posted 10.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Andrea Wachter

Bad body image is an epidemic. But it is possible to recover; and if you are one of the millions of people who are plagued with the body image blues, here are some tips for you.

Victoria Secret's Doutzen Kroes and Vogue Italia's Franca Sozzani Get Personal About Body Image

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 06.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

When I read who was coming to Harvard's public forum, "Health Is Beauty: Defining Ourselves," I knew I was going. The Harris Center's 15th annual forum offered a rare insider's view of an issue near and dear my professional heart -- body image and the media.

The Answer Is Pretty Ugly

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 05.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

"Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?" It's been two centuries since the Brothers Grimm and, amazingly, that question and that magical mirror from Snow White are still around. Today, the magical mirror is called the internet.

Catherine Pearson

Fashion And Eating Disorders: How Much Responsibility Does Industry Have? | Catherine Pearson | Posted 11.13.2011 | Healthy Living

When the Council of Fashion Designers of America re-released its health guidelines earlier this year, it called for increasing awareness about eating ...