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Blogger Takes Off Her Makeup To Reveal The Ugly Truth About Online Harassment

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.02.2015 | Women

  You look disgusting.   That's the title of beauty blogger Em Ford's latest YouTube video, a three-minute feature that's abo...

Why I Don't Own A Mirror Anymore

Refinery29 | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Refinery29

Something good is happening lately -- I feel fitter, happier, and in control. My clothes seem to fit better than they used to and I'm more energized and confident. No, it's not the latest fad diet. I haven't changed a thing about my workout routine. Here's the thing: I no longer own a full-length mirror.

The Day My Daughter Said the F Word

KayLee Proctor | Posted 06.16.2015 | Parents
KayLee Proctor

I remember it clearly. The day will always be etched in my mind. We were in the car together, as a family, headed to dinner. My husband was driving, holding my hand, while we talked and out of the blue my daughter says...

A Wrinkle in Time

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.13.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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On Elephants and the Obnoxious Roommate: Seeing the Full Picture Inside Our Heads

Pam Stucky | Posted 05.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Pam Stucky

I don't know when I first read the parable, but I know I was young. I can distinctly remember the accompanying line-drawings, a near-black blue on a l...

Dating Confessions of an Approval Junkie

Josh Sabarra | Posted 05.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Josh Sabarra

"So, what happens if you get the job you applied for in Pennsylvania?" I asked, taking a sharp turn away from the light and flirty conversation that made my second date with Alex so pleasantly compelling.

4 Simple Steps to Help Your Child Overcome a Self-Image Crisis

Mehdi Toozhy | Posted 05.21.2015 | Parents
Mehdi Toozhy

If we want our kids to become successful students, we need to teach them to deal with stress and overcome any self-image crises that may develop

The Little-Known Secret to Real Self-Love

Elyse Gorman | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Gorman

Self-love is crucial because your external world will reflect how you feel about yourself. The problem is, many of the teachings on self-love can be surface-level only. Yes, it's great to be able to look in the mirror and embrace your flaws, but real self-love is about so much more than that.

'You Don't Look Like A Mom'

Rachael Boley | Posted 06.27.2015 | Parents
Rachael Boley

Let's join our sticky, motherhood-soaked hands together and remember that we are all just trying our best. Giving our best. Looking our best -- whatever that is at each moment. We need each other, and all our babies need is us!

You Don't Need to Lose Weight

Samantha Bennett | Posted 06.15.2015 | Women
Samantha Bennett

For me to spend ONE MINUTE obsessing about something as trivial as my weight is not just ridiculous, it's a bit obscene. In the way that having a bowling alley in a private home is a bit obscene. I was suddenly shocked at myself. That I would spend even one minute of this glorious life beating myself up seemed, at the very, very least, pitifully ungrateful.

You Have a Body

Sally McGraw | Posted 06.08.2015 | Women
Sally McGraw

You have a body. You may not like it, you may not want it to matter, you may want to distance yourself from it in every possible way, but you cannot deny that as a human being, you have a body.

(Not) Sorry to Have Caused the Offense

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 05.23.2015 | Business
Sarah Blahovec

I've been in some extremely frustrating job situations, but this may have been the worst. A disability rights organization I admired, a dream position for which I felt qualified, but due to another offer, I needed to know if I was still in the running.

Embracing My OzGoth

Mina Samuels | Posted 05.18.2015 | Books
Mina Samuels

As of last week, my agent is trying to sell a new book I wrote. My first instinct is to hide under the covers all day, every day until...well, until ...

In the Eyes of the Beholder

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.08.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Stop Hating Yourself Once and For All

Lisa Firestone | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

In truth, we don't need studies to tell us that a self-esteem deficit clearly exists in our society. Just talk to any teenager, or small child for that matter, and ask them if there is something that they feel critical of in themselves. The answers are sure to shock you.

A Couple of Swells

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.04.2015 | Entertainment
Marcia Liss

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Why Plus-Size Model Tess Munster's #effyourbeautystandards Is A Contradiction

Tina Plantamura | Posted 04.29.2015 | Women
Tina Plantamura

There are instances when I'm not even thinking about how I look, what I'm wearing or how I am perceived because I am too busy living. And that is when my authentic self appears.

I Wanted To Have A Stomach I Was 'Proud Of'

Proud2BMe | Posted 04.29.2015 | Women
Proud2BMe

Your stomach's feats should be celebrated, not shamed. And therefore, the stomach should be displayed with, yes, I'll say it, pride. Your umbilical cord connected you, your tummy, and your mother. Without that belly, you wouldn't be here.

Breaking Free from the Need to Do More

Jane Shure | Posted 04.25.2015 | Women
Jane Shure

Success, at home and in the workplace, requires us to take charge of our mindset and manage the negative thoughts and beliefs stored within

I Don't Always Feel Like A Mom

Toni Hammer | Posted 04.21.2015 | Parents
Toni Hammer

I've been a parent for over two and a half years now, and I still don't identify as a mom. I mean, I know I'm a mom. I have the stretch marks, sippy cups and sleep-addled brain to prove it. But I don't quite feel like me in this new mom skin yet.

Mojo Doesn't Have an Age or Weight

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 04.20.2015 | Women
Jenny G. Perry

Where I fall on someone else's sexiness meter is none of my business either. I love writing sex scenes. I have a naughty sense of humor. I love dressing sexy. I have four tattoos. At almost 38, I may be racy and over-the-top to some at times.

It's Classic

Marcia Liss | Posted 04.19.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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5 Ways Parents of Preschoolers Can Raise a Body-Positive Kid

Common Sense Media | Posted 03.30.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Here are five ways to immunize your kids against poor body image, with conversation starters, media picks and resources to support your discussions.

The Dreamer

Marcia Liss | Posted 03.21.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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I Am Beautiful

Leslie Handler | Posted 03.08.2015 | Fifty
Leslie Handler

My body is sick. I have an array of illnesses. I am old. I do not look like a fashion model. All the same, I am beautiful.