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Why Posttraumatic Stress Could Make Women More Susceptible To Food Addiction

LiveScience | Rachael Rettner | Posted 09.19.2014 | Women

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 09/18/2014 10:36 AM EDT on LiveScience Women with symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) ma...

Here's How Ridiculous It Would Look If Tabloids Treated Men The Way They Treat Women

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker and Sara Boboltz | Posted 08.06.2014 | Women

Tabloid magazines are the fast food of media -- we know they're not great for us, but plenty of us guiltily consume them anyway. The harsh scrutiny...

'Fat' And 'Ugly' Are Not The Worst Things A Woman Can Be

Sarah Beauchamp | Posted 08.06.2014 | Women
Sarah Beauchamp

If we keep accepting this as reality, if we keep dieting and trying to fit into the stereotypes, or if we keep apologizing for not fitting into the stereotypes, we're doomed. No matter who you are, it's almost impossible to be "pretty" and "thin" to everyone. You will always be "fat" or "ugly" to someone.

How I Learned To Love Myself For Who I Am -- Not The Size I Am

Ally Del Monte | Posted 08.04.2014 | Teen
Ally Del Monte

Some people might look at this photo and see a fat girl. I see a girl who fought many demons, dealt with many medical problems, wanted to give up on life but crawled her way back inch by inch to see that life is wonderful, and in fact, decided to# BeBrave and believe in herself.

Beach Body Mommy

Morgan Meneses-Sheets | Posted 09.20.2014 | Parents
Morgan Meneses-Sheets

I welcomed getting to the point where what many called a "cute" belly developed and I felt like people could see that I was pregnant.

'When I Look In The Mirror' Goes Behind The Scenes Of Powerful John Legend Video

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 07.18.2014 | Women

Can't seem to dry your eyes after John Legend's tear-jerking, yet absolutely beautiful video "You And I?" Don't bother. In probably the most life-affi...

Is The Internet Twisting Our Taste In Mates?

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 08.07.2014 | Science

Which face do you find sexier -- the one on the left, or the one on the right? What about these faces? Given that you have access to the...

A Closet Full of Clothes and Nothing to Wear

Carrie Kenny | Posted 08.31.2014 | Women
Carrie Kenny

I'm talking about clothes -- the main source of stress in my life. It isn't having a full time job -- it's having nothing to wear to it. It's not running four boys all over the county -- it's that I'm not properly attired to do it.

Support Your Immune System in 6 Easy Steps

Melissa Nordin | Posted 08.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Nordin

The summer months are filled with warm days and plenty of sunshine. However, even in the warmer climate, we are prone to infections and fatigue. Kick start your summer today with simple tips to improve your life and well-being.

Thando Hopa: Choosing Pretty

Antonia Opiah | Posted 08.17.2014 | Black Voices
Antonia Opiah

At only 25-years-old, Thando Hopa, a public prosecutor and part-time model, already demonstrates a precocious collectedness and understanding of people and a thorough understanding of herself.

I Wear A Bikini Because... F*ck You

Karen Mangiacotti | Posted 08.06.2014 | Parents
Karen Mangiacotti

It is a bathing suit, people. Perhaps we should all just relax.

I Almost Photoshopped My Own Picture, But Here's Why I Didn't

Lara Lillibridge | Posted 07.23.2014 | Women
Lara Lillibridge

In the end, I couldn't be proud of a fake picture. I'd rather cringe a little and know it is really me than to get a lot of compliments on a picture that isn't real. I think that would make me feel worse about my actual body.

How To Tell If Your Body Is Bikini-Ready In One Chart

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 05.19.2014 | Women

There's a simple way to tell if you're ready to hit the beach... Repeat after us: All you need to have a "bikini body" is a bikini and a body....

'Ballet-Themed' Workouts: Why Take the Dancing Out of Dance?

Nadia Khayrallah | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Nadia Khayrallah

Dance training isn't always associated with body positivity, but it does show you a lot of ways to understand and appreciate your body that are unrelated to looks.

Amanda Seyfried: 'I Don't Need To Look Like A Supermodel'

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 05.02.2014 | Style

Forget Karen Smith, because Amanda Seyfried is in the building and she's not going anywhere. On the cover of the June issue of Elle UK, the actres...

Why I Don't Model

Priya Dieterich | Posted 06.25.2014 | Women
Priya Dieterich

I realize I am in the privileged position of having, by some trick of the genetic lottery, the type of body our society has deemed attractive. But that isn't why I love my body. I love it because body-positivity is a radical act of love.

I Don't Want to Make the Thin Girl Ugly

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 06.15.2014 | Women
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

I suspect I won't ever be able to fully succeed in making everyone happy. So, in revisiting my petition after all the kerfuffle, I've gotten some clarity. These are the two goals I hope my petition can reach.

My Daughter Can Never Know I Think I'm Fat

Keesha Beckford | Posted 06.11.2014 | Parents
Keesha Beckford

I never want my daughter to know that at any given moment, I see myself as 5-10 pounds shy of my goal weight. And happiness. And I never want her think that a natural part of being a woman is living in a chronic low-grade fever of body dissatisfaction.

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 ...

How Can You Truly Feel Your Body Without Instantly Hating Upon It?

Anne-Sophie Reinhardt | Posted 06.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Anne-Sophie Reinhardt

By attaching a positive note to your daily body-loving rituals, you begin to associate your body with comforting, delightful things, which strengthens your relationship with your body and helps to feel more at home in your skin.

'Skinny Bliss' Is Anything But

Sophia Herbst | Posted 05.03.2014 | Women
Sophia Herbst

I don't even know how I know of this number. Only that I know it, and my friends know it, and my mom knows it. Somehow, somewhere along the road, I was taught that if I want to have a flat stomach and tight tushy, I need to limit my calories to 1,200 a day and do cardio.

Body Shaming, More or Less

Sara Esther Crispe | Posted 04.12.2014 | Women
Sara Esther Crispe

Tell a young woman that she is beautiful when she is under 100 lbs. and see just how willing she will be to watch that scale tip. Remind her of how thin she is every time you see her, and she will do anything in her power to remain that way.

George Balanchine: the Human Cost of an Artistic Legacy

Elizabeth Kiem | Posted 03.23.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Kiem

George Balanchine co-founded America's first world-class ballet school, choreographed more than 400 works for the stage, launched the careers of a dozen stars and died an undisputed modern master -- the most influential figure in 20th century dance.

You Are Amazing (and Don't Let Anyone Tell You Differently!)

Jessica Lovejoy | Posted 03.21.2014 | Women
Jessica Lovejoy

Every day, we criticize ourselves. We put ourselves down and we bully ourselves. We are amazing creatures, and our bodies and minds deserve love an respect.

Go Breastfeed In The Bathroom? Thanks, But No Thanks.

Jade Beall | Posted 03.16.2014 | Parents
Jade Beall

I got over being petrified at offending someone so I could feed my baby. I got over not wanting to photograph myself breastfeeding. I got over needing to feel shameful for what I needed to do.