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Body Confidence

Mindy Kaling: 'I Don't Want To Be Skinny'

Posted 03.27.2014 | Women

Reason #4156 why Mindy Kaling needs to be our best friend? Her amazing body confidence. In an interview with Vogue released this week, the writer,...

Looking At These Things Will Help You Love Your Body More

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 03.26.2014 | Women

In an ideal world, body hatred would be a thing of the past. Unfortunately, in the real world, it's very much present. Women spend an estimated 33...

The Link Between Self-Image, Self-Esteem and Taco Bell Waffle Tacos, Explained

Renee Fisher | Posted 02.28.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

My face has all fallen into my neck, and my butt has become part of my thighs. But basically, I don't give a sh*t. I'm great and I love to scare young people.

This Photo Series Redefines What Is 'Sexy'

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 02.19.2014 | Women

Sexual attractiveness does not come in one thin, white package. Men and women of all types can possess some serious sex appeal, and thus, it follows t...

It's Amazing How Much The 'Perfect Body' Has Changed In 100 Years

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 02.13.2014 | Women

A woman with a "perfect body" in 1930 would barely get a second look from Hollywood producers or model casting agents today. Addiction and eating ...

How I Learned to See My Body

Jessica Halepis | Posted 04.06.2014 | Women
Jessica Halepis

I knew what a calorie was at the age of 7. I was on a diet by the age of 9. And pretty much ever since then, it's always been about the numbers

What I Learned From Posting My Weight On The Internet

Stephanie Giese | Posted 04.01.2014 | Women
Stephanie Giese

I never want my children to hear their mother say that she is unhappy with her post-baby body and that, by implication, it is their fault that mommy thinks she is ugly. I want them to see their mother dance with their father.

Bikini Bridge Hoax or Not, I am Over Body Shaming

Katie Lowe | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Katie Lowe

Either we can choose to engage in a discourse that has us judging ourselves and one another by our weight, our size, our thigh gap or some other supposed measurement of self-worth -- or, we can choose to be kind, and to be happy, by stepping back from shame culture, and learning to love our bodies for what they are.

The Stunning Ads We WISH Existed

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 12.17.2013 | Women

"I wholeheartedly believed for 26 years that it was impossible for a short and fat (or socially shunned) woman to date a not short, not fat (or social...

Proof We Still Need To Talk About Photoshop

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 11.29.2013 | Women

There's been a lot of discussion lately about the damaging effects of Photoshop. With all of the media attention the topic receives, some could assum...

3 Rules To Survive Shopping With Your Tween Daughter

Michelle Cove | Posted 11.23.2013 | Parents
Michelle Cove

Our daughters, for better and worse, learn how to think about their bodies based on the way we think of our bodies. If we well up with tears in the dressing room, curse our thighs, our muffin-top or our too-big or too little breasts, they are likely to do the same

How Body Image Issues Can Ruin Your Sex Life

Posted 09.11.2013 | Women

Does bad body image lead to bad sex? Quite possibly. "Nothing kills the mood quite like being negative about the way you look," HuffPost Live host ...

The Age Women Are Happiest With Their Bodies

Posted 08.22.2013 | Women

Anyone anxious about turning 30 should take heart -- women are most confident about their bodies during that decade. British skin and body care c...

WATCH: This Woman Shows How To Rock Her Body At 60

The Huffington Post | Katerina Rosen | Posted 07.16.2013 | Fifty

The fashionable, older muses of photographer Ari Seth Cohen's photo book and blog Advanced Style prove that age is just a number. In a HuffPost Liv...

9 Habits Of People Who Love Their Weight

Posted 05.29.2013 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul They're healthy -- but not stick-skinny. They eat well -- most of the time. And while they don't love shopping for a swimsuit, they...

Is Your Body Image Getting in the Way of Your Sex Life?

Mike Alvear | Posted 07.08.2013 | Style
Mike Alvear

If appearance anxiety is getting the best of you in the bedroom, don't look at women's magazines for answers -- they'll just show you how to be more creative about hiding your perceived flaws.

Why I Took A Bath In Public

Dana Oliver | Posted 02.10.2013 | Style
Dana Oliver

I had to strip down and face my tall, lanky frame -- what better place to do it than a bathhouse?

A Positive Take on Losing Weight

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 01.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hamady

Much as I wanted to lose the 25 pounds, believing that I shouldn't have to was more powerful. And so the weight piled on. And stayed. Finally aware of this underlying belief, I had a decision to make: pride or humility.

Duality

Peggy Mulloy | Posted 12.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Peggy Mulloy

My left breast is approximately 25 percent bigger than the right one, and until yesterday, I thought I was the only one who knew.

PHOTO: Monkey's Self-Portrait Is Bananas

The Huffington Post | Lee Hernandez | Posted 07.18.2012 | Green

Want to know how to take a great self-portrait that really brings out your eyes? Look no further than this monkey! The Houston Zoo tweeted this hil...

How We Really See Our Bodies

Posted 05.04.2012 | Healthy Living

We are, simultaneously, a population with gravely high obesity rates and major insecurities surrounding weight and appearance -- no matter how high or...

Who’s Your Role Model For Body Confidence?

Posted 04.20.2012 | Healthy Living

Most celebrities have enviable figures. But whose body confidence do we most wish we had? According to the newly released survey, compiled by FITNESS ...

What Does Your Dress Size Say About You? A Popular Website Says, "Not Much!"

Kate Fridkis | Posted 10.09.2011 | Women
Kate Fridkis

I love to look at real women's bodies. Like everyone else, I sometimes need to be reminded that my own body is perfectly normal.