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Negative Body Image

Why 'The Biggest Loser' Shouldn't Be Used as Weight Loss Motivation

Jessica Lovejoy | Posted 06.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Jessica Lovejoy

Now it seems that the show isn't just about the successes and the weight loss of the people involved, but rather a form of entertainment for the viewers. It's no longer about helping these souls, but objectifying their health and well-being in order to gain ratings on the television.

Do I Look Fat?

Karen Cigna | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Cigna

If you are not sure if your life and you are more than the size of your body, I can assure you that your life and you are. You are the one and only you that has had your unique set of life experiences, thoughts, feelings opinions and talents. You are your smile, your love of music, nature, art and any and all qualities that make you unique.

STUDY: Women Spend 335 Hours A Year In Front Of The Mirror

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 02.24.2014 | Style

Earlier this month, we learned that the average makeup bag contains $170 worth of products. On Monday, a new Today/AOL "Ideal to Real" body image ...

Quit Body Bashing (We Mean It)

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By Danah Atassi, Hinsdale C...

I Thought This Kind Of Bullying Was 'Normal'

Didi Martinez | Posted 07.16.2013 | Teen
Didi Martinez

Bullying takes many forms and this is just one of them. By promoting body peace and acceptance, we are promoting an end to one of the worst and sly forms of bullying among us today.

LOOK: What A Barbie Body Would Look Like In Real Life

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 04.12.2013 | Women

At this point, it's common knowledge that Barbie's body isn't the most realistic. But what would it actually look like if the famous Mattel doll was a...

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...

Is Twitter A Breeding Ground For Pro-Anorexia?

Christina Huffington | Posted 01.09.2013 | Women

Not unlike the the disease it promotes, the online pro-anorexia community has a sneaky way of coming back just when you thought you had it beat. Proli...

Confessions of a Former Boob Man (As in a Man With His Own Boobs!)

Gregg McBride | Posted 10.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

Although you wouldn't know it to look at me today, I used to be a total boob man. But the difference between me and that guy who Googles Dolly Parton is that at the time, I had boobs that could give Ms. P a run for her money.

Fat Activist Lesley Kinzel on How to Stop Dieting and Start Loving Your Body

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 08.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

Truthfully, I'm all for self-acceptance, but I've had trouble embracing the fat acceptance movement. Until, that is, I devoured Two Whole Cakes, the delightful, insightful new book by fat activist Lesley Kinzel.

Pinned: Porn on Pinterest

Susan Harrow | Posted 05.14.2012 | Home
Susan Harrow

I'm in love with Pinterest the new hot social network where images are digital coke -- addictive, unlimited pleasure with just a few side effects -- l...

How We Should Be Talking About Body Image

Caitlin Constantine | Posted 05.16.2012 | Women
Caitlin Constantine

Recently, I came across a blog post by a personal trainer in which she explored one of my least favorite terms as applied to women's bodies -- the word "bulky."

Naked: Plus Models in Magazines

Leona Palmer | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Leona Palmer

So there is nudity in editorial stories, but it isn't the majority of editorial shoots that a "straight-size" model will do, especially in America. But in America, if they make an exception for plus, it seems they make an exception for nudity as well.

The Rise of Childhood Eating Disorders

Melinda Hutchings | Posted 06.17.2011 | Home
Melinda Hutchings

Becoming vigilant about the early warning signs means there is a very real chance of catching the behaviour before it spirals into an eating disorder.

Ask Elizabeth: What's Your Daughter Thinking?

Elizabeth Berkley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Elizabeth Berkley

I'm not a therapist, and I'm not a parenting expert. I'm a big sister to thousands of girls who have opened up the vault and opened up to me with questions they're not comfortable posing to anyone else.

Shocking Number Of Women Have Negative Body Thoughts Daily

Glamour | Shaun Dreisbach | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

By Shaun Dreisbach Glamour Read these words: "You are a fat, worthless pig." "You're too thin. No man is ever going to want you." "Ugly. Big. Gros...

A Decently Shallow Reason to Learn to Appreciate Your Body

Morane Barkai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Morane Barkai

To get over my shock, I escaped from a mean-spirited floral strapless dress and tried to figure out how I could have ever shown such a poor understanding of what I really looked like and what actually suited me. Finally, I have to admit that the experience, although quite unpleasant, was an eye-opener.

Weight Weight, Don't Tell Me

Maggie Lamond Simone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maggie Lamond Simone

I know that I have to help my daughter -- either to stop her self-image problem from starting, or if I'm too late, then to help her work through it now before it colors her whole life.

Learning To Love Yourself And Your Body

Susan Harrow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Harrow

Myers says that we can locate virtues inside our bodies. For example, she houses courage in her diaphragm. That's where she goes to find the energy to do a handstand in Yoga.