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Barbie's New Chapter

Emme | Posted 02.03.2017 | Parents

Thank you Mattel for turning a page and adding a new chapter in your long successful history to compassionately consider more of your little customer's developing sense of self and how they feel they fit in the world around them.

Nina Bahadur

6 Eating Disorder Myths Debunked | Nina Bahadur | Posted 03.03.2015 | Women

How much do you actually know about eating disorders? For National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, we've rounded up common misconceptions that make i...

Bulimia Is A B*tch

Skylar Liberty Rose | Posted 04.28.2015 | Women
Skylar Liberty Rose

I was afraid to like myself. I had no idea how to love myself. The world couldn't know who I really was. If it did, then I'd feel even more rejected.

12 Haunting Photos Reveal What It's Like To Struggle With An Eating Disorder

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 02.23.2015 | Women

The content of this post may be triggering to some readers. Each person in this photo series has a skeleton in their closet. Photographer Fritz...

Thigh Gap vs. Insurance Gap

Lynn Grefe | Posted 03.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Lynn Grefe

Thigh gap is not commonplace, and advertisers should certainly be ashamed of trying to promote these unhealthy images as common practice. But insurance gap is very real.

Advertisers Need a Conscience

Lynn Grefe | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Lynn Grefe

We as consumers have the power to vote with our dollars. By not patronizing outlets that use potentially dangerous advertising tactics, we can send the message that it's unacceptable.

Like It or Not, Philip Seymour Hoffman Should Be the New Poster Boy for Addiction in America

Akikur Mohammad, M.D. | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Akikur Mohammad, M.D.

Brynner died from cancer. Hoffman from addiction. Both are considered diseases by all the major medical associations in the world. Yet only addiction carries a stigma and moral condemnation by a large swath of the public.

Eating Disorders Are More Common Than You Think On College Campuses

The Huffington Post | Allison Bresnick | Posted 03.03.2014 | College

One-in-four college students have a mental health condition that has been increasing since 1950: an eating disorder. According to the National Eati...

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: Get in the Know

Kirsten Haglund | Posted 04.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Kirsten Haglund

Eating disorders happen behind closed doors. Signs are frequently overlooked (particularly among minorities), even by medical professionals... until the damage is undeniable.

Why I Walk? Speak Up and Speak Out: Finding My Voice in Recovery

Kirsten Haglund | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Kirsten Haglund

I walk because the average age a girl begins to diet today 8-years-old and 42 percent of first through third grade girls want to be thinner. I walk because 30 million people in the United States, men and women, will struggle with an eating disorder in their lifetime.

What I Want Other Moms To Know About Me

Jessica Watson | Posted 04.29.2013 | Parents
Jessica Watson

I have read other women's stories and always commented anonymously on how strong they are and how I hope to one day be able to share mine too. I'm not sure I feel confident and strong, I just feel ready.

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.

'I'm Afraid They Won't Believe Me When I Say I Have An Eating Disorder'

Proud2BMe | Posted 12.10.2012 | Teen

Not all of us suffering from eating disorders are underweight, and some of the most devastating effects of the media's focus on women's appearance and weight can be silent and invisible.

Lady Gaga Just Tweeted WHAT?

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.12.2012 | Teen

Yesterday, a controversial tweet joking about eating disorders from Lady Gaga -- the most popular celebrity on Twitter, with over 22 million followers...

'I No Longer Think About Whether Or Not I Deserve Food'

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 05.02.2012 | Women
Marianne Mollmann

Many of us don't like to talk about eating disorders because we've been very close to a sufferer. In my case, me.

Why I Write About Body Image

Kate Fridkis | Posted 05.01.2012 | Women
Kate Fridkis

I write about body image because after I noticed that I was maybe not thin enough, I stopped eating some of my favorite foods. They slipped out of my diet. I felt guilty all the time,

What I Gained By Ditching My Eating Disorder

Jenni Schaefer | Posted 03.27.2012 | Women
Jenni Schaefer

The body truly is a vehicle for life rather than something to be controlled. I've heard it said that our bodies are our Earth suits -- simply what we wear on this planet in order to get around. We must nourish this gift in a balanced way.

Laura Stampler

Yoplait Pulls Ad Said To Echo Eating Disorders | Laura Stampler | Posted 04.13.2013 | Women

Yoplait has agreed to pull a yogurt commercial that the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) believes could trigger dangerous behavior in thos...

Eating Disorders: The Battle Between Beauty And Bodies | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

After waking up and going to the bathroom, nothing was more important than what would become an everyday ritual for junior Chrissy Richardson: weighin...

5 Ways To Honor National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Susan Albers

The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is encouraging you to do just one thing this week to support eating disorder research and recovery. Here are five ideas.

It's Time To Talk About It: Everyone Can Do... Just One Thing

Jenni Schaefer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jenni Schaefer

Eating disorders come in all shapes and sizes. They don't discriminate by size, weight, ethnicity, gender, culture, age, or anything else.

Iran's Women: Canaries in the Coal Mine

Azar Nafisi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Azar Nafisi

Iranian women have once more become the standard by which degrees of freedom can be measured. Their resistance will not only shape Iran's future, but have far-reaching effects on Muslim countries and the way Islam is defined.

All Walks on the Catwalk

Aimee Liu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Aimee Liu

Susan Ringwood's initiative to revolutionize designers' attitudes about "model" bodies wasn't easy. "Did anyone try to tell Picasso to change his models?" a designer demanded.

Sakineh and Neda

Azar Nafisi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Azar Nafisi

Over a year after we celebrated the life -- and mourned the death -- of a 23-year-old Iranian protestor named Neda, another very different image caught the world's attention: that of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, a 43-year-old mother of two.

Abusing the Living and Dead

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
James Zogby

I am not easily shocked. But two stories that recently came across my desk were so disgraceful, and in some ways dangerous, that I feel compelled to write about them. Both featured players in the Middle East crassly abusing the living and the dead.