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Why I'm Not Furious About Mannequins With Visible Ribs

Z Zoccolante | Posted 03.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Z Zoccolante

Everyone has a natural body type. Yet the paradox of society is inescapable: Don't be too skinny, but don't be too large either. Talking with my friend that day reminded me that people's eyes are on you either way, although you've done nothing to deserve their admiration or distaste.

Crockpot, Skinny Tomato Beef Macaroni Stew

Nancy Fox | Posted 03.08.2015 | Taste
Nancy Fox

This is a super meal in itself! So rich and satisfying.

Train Your Mind, Challenge the Propaganda

Gabi Holzwarth | Posted 02.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Gabi Holzwarth

Today, these memories act as preventative medicine for my mind as I am constantly bombarded with superficial images of anorexic models portrayed as sex symbols. When I see the skin and bones of models, I no longer feel the envy, because I actively focus on remembering the pain I felt to achieve this.

Slimming Sunlight?

Kellyann Petrucci | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Kellyann Petrucci

Our bodies evolved to love the sunshine, not to hide from it. So it's only natural that we need a little dose of this natural medicine every day.

Skinny Steak Stew in the Crockpot

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 12.14.2014 | Taste
Helen Agresti RD

The savory flavor from the shoulder roast blends perfectly with the teriyaki taste of the potatoes and vegetables.

How I Ditched My Inner Skinny B*tch

Lisa Lewtan | Posted 11.25.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Lewtan

I named my inner skinny bitch Frankie. Frankie used to obsess 24/7 about how to make me eat less. As a hungry girl with an extraordinarily healthy appetite, this was a big problem for me.

4 All-Natural Supermodel Beauty Tips to Avoid

Michelle Konstantinovsky | Posted 11.17.2014 | Women
Michelle Konstantinovsky

The problem I have is not necessarily with this lovely lady author, but with the seemingly never-ending cycle we're caught in whenever these damaging, destructive, inaccurate, ridiculous "healthy-living" tips are circulated.

Let's Put Some Muscle on Those Skinny Health Care Networks

LeeAnn Hall | Posted 10.19.2014 | Healthy Living
LeeAnn Hall

The ACA is doing a tremendous amount of good, getting insurance to millions of people who otherwise would be uninsured, and lowering costs for many more -- but the use of these skinny networks threatens to undermine all the progress we've made if it's left unchecked. Here are some of the biggest problems that skinny networks can cause -- problems that are already affecting many patients.

What Size Are You, Really?

Danielle James | Posted 09.25.2014 | Style
Danielle James

Making a woman feel insecure regarding how much cloth it takes to cover her body further perpetuates the misogynistic idea that a woman's body is her greatest asset. J.Crew's introduction of a size 000 is a business move, not a personal one.

Bethenny Frankel, You Are Not Being Funny

Paulina Pinsky | Posted 09.16.2014 | Women
Paulina Pinsky

When your professional title is "Skinny Girl," of course wearing your 4-year-old's pajama set is going to spark controversy. Bethenny Frankel's fortune gets bigger as she "helps" women get physically smaller.

We Need to Set Lower Standards for Positive Body Image

Beth Leipholtz | Posted 09.01.2014 | Women
Beth Leipholtz

We need to set an example for young girls, not drive home the idea that all women should look like Barbie. We need to adjust their image of beauty, their image of self. To make them understand that the media does not define beauty. They need to hear these things from real women.

This Spoken Word Poem Exposes A Dark Truth About Body Image

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 04.08.2014 | Women

Even those of us that love -- or at least accept -- our bodies tend to wish we were a little skinnier or toned or smooth or flat. YouTube user Dodie ...

It Happened to Me: There Are No Fat People in My Yoga Class, and I'm Suddenly Uncomfortable With It

Lauren Cahn | Posted 04.14.2014 | Comedy
Lauren Cahn

I needed to catch up on my current events, so I went to my go-to source for all things relevant -- xoJane.com, which is how I stumbled upon this gut-w...

Confessions of a Once Proud Thigh Gap Owner

Angela Zhou | Posted 03.12.2014 | Women
Angela Zhou

The fact that women must slim down to feel or appear beautiful is a testament to the negative impact the media has on personal health and appearance. Those who can escape media influence are yet still victimized because beauty crazes trickle down through close ones who are affected by them.

Does This Baby Make Me Look Fat?

Toni Nagy | Posted 02.15.2014 | Parents
Toni Nagy

Most women are so hyper-aware of their perceived flaws that they could tell you their least favorite body part faster than they could remember their mother's birthday. "My chin... and ummm... I think February 11.

Why Men Never Discuss Body Image Issues

Quentin Vennie | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Quentin Vennie

Body image is a psychological issue that needs to be addressed, not avoided. Men, understand that your manhood is not wavering because of your body image. Stop hiding behind your machismo and remember, it takes strength to be vulnerable.

An Ode To The Medium-Sized Woman

Isabel Foxen Duke | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Isabel Foxen Duke

I hate the word "curvy," because although I'm a size 8-10, the word just doesn't describe me. I have a nice solid trunk, but no rolls unless I'm sitting down, or having sex with my legs in the air.

I Want The Whole World To Hear What I Told My Daughter About Her Body

Emily L. Hauser | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Emily L. Hauser

Maybe together, we adults can make the world in which our little girls are growing into wonderful women a better place. Please help me. We're the adults. My daughter, and probably yours, needs our help.

Dealing With Diet Sabotagers

Eva M. Selhub, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Eva M. Selhub, M.D.

You are not following a plan to be a perfect size four or get into your skinny jeans. You are embarking on a program of self-love. This means you want to only bring into your body and your life foods, people and activities that fuel you to be at your best. This is how you do it.

What's Up With The Phrase 'Strong Is the New Skinny?'

Jennipher Walters | Posted 10.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennipher Walters

At the end of the day, the thing we're all searching for is to feel good. To feel empowered. For some, that feeling is bolstered by having muscles to flex. For others, that might mean just walking with her head high, knowing that she's taking care of herself in a way that feels good for her.

Skinny-Shaming Sucks Too, You Know

Dana Oliver | Posted 09.08.2013 | Style
Dana Oliver

"Before you even think about prejudging a woman (no matter her size), think really hard about what it says about you."

Recognizing the Signs of Anorexia

Tennie McCarty | Posted 04.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Tennie McCarty

Individuals suffering from eating disorders and other food-related addictions often try to hide their behavior. If you suspect a loved one is suffering from anorexia, do not ignore the signs. Seek help from a professional.

You Could Argue That I Don't Want Anything More Than I Want To Be Skinny. You Would Probably Be Right.

Kate Orazem | Posted 03.27.2013 | Women
Kate Orazem

I want to offer something like an elegy. For the girls I know and the girl I was, who engineer their lives for emptiness. For those who have died, or died a little. For a generation of brilliant, driven women who get up, look in the mirror, and demand less of themselves.

All Women Are Real Women

Dori Hartley | Posted 02.26.2013 | Women
Dori Hartley

Every woman on this planet is a real woman. There is not one single "type" that is better or womanlier than another. There is not one woman who holds the title of supreme, but... real? Real is what we all are.

How We Can End The Body Wars -- Once And For All

Cara Alwill Leyba | Posted 01.30.2013 | Women
Cara Alwill Leyba

Let's stop tearing each other down and instead, educate each other on how to treat our bodies and ourselves with the utmost compassion and respect.