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Women Body Image

Is The Internet Twisting Our Taste In Mates?

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 07.11.2014 | 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 07.01.2014 | 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 06.26.2014 | 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 06.17.2014 | 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 06.11.2014 | 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 05.23.2014 | 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.

Thank Your Body

Jessica Lovejoy | Posted 03.09.2014 | Women
Jessica Lovejoy

Have you taken the time to thank your body today? We look at our bodies more and more with disdain than with love, which perpetuates the negativity we feel towards ourselves.

Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls

Jes Baker | Posted 02.25.2014 | Women
Jes Baker

You're allowed to fall in love with yourself. I promise. This will be the scariest thing you will ever do, and that's okay. It will also be the most amazing (albeit super gradual) experience you will ever have.

'Am I Ugly?' A Massive Online Community Reveals Surprising Truths About Body Insecurity

Annabelle Buggle | Posted 02.12.2014 | Women
Annabelle Buggle

People are social animals: it's in our nature to crave approval from those around us, and it's only normal to want to be accepted -- and, more than that, admired. In this image-obsessed society, it makes sense that we'd want to get an idea of what others see when they look at us. Are we pretty, or are we ugly?

So You're Feeling Too Fat to Be Photographed...

Teresa S. Porter | Posted 02.03.2014 | Women
Teresa S. Porter

Listen. I hear you. You're a few pounds heavier than you like. I completely understand how you feel. Isn't it amazing we can see the beauty in our best friends, sisters, mothers, and aunts without the slightest thought to their flaws... but can obsess for hours on our own imperfections?

What It Was REALLY Like To Get Properly Fitted For A Bra

Robin Hoffman | Posted 02.02.2014 | Fifty
Robin Hoffman

I leave the store boobs and head held high. I'd gotten exactly what I wanted and had never treated myself to. I go home to practice my shimmy for my next underwear first -- a black lace nightgown.

A Little Too Big

Julia Musto | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Julia Musto

When you try to reason out why not eating is sexy, nothing makes any sense. The only person who can really turn it around is yourself. Once you think about what you want and what you are willing to do, you will find the perfect weight and healthy mindset for yourself.