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Julia Bluhm

When Religion and Dieting Collide: What Did You Give Up for Lent?

Robin M. Masheb | Posted 05.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Robin M. Masheb

Maybe what we need to give up for Lent isn't a forbidden food, but the Fat Talk instead. Eating is indeed a sacred practice. As is the speech we use to feed our minds.

Being Proud 2 Be Us

Julia Bluhm | Posted 01.12.2013 | Teen
Julia Bluhm

It's refreshing to see some things that are so important that we all agree on them: loving our bodies, minds, and selves, and encouraging our sisters and daughters and cousins to love themselves.

Are Women Their Own Worst Critics?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 09.23.2012 | Women
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Have we become so vigilant about how we look that we've lost sight of the fact that we're all in this together?

Top Influencer: Teen Alters Seventeen Magazine

Connie Dieken | Posted 07.11.2012 | Style
Connie Dieken

Body and face shapes are easy for any magazine to control: simply hire the shapes that you want. The question is, are other Photoshop fabrications still fair game?

Teens Protest Airbrushing In Teen Vogue

Posted 07.07.2012 | Style

When Julia Bluhm decided to protest Seventeen's use of Photoshop, there were plenty of skeptical onlookers. The widespread use of airbrushing in magaz...

Seventeen And Photoshop: A Step Forward or Back?

Patrick Mott | Posted 09.05.2012 | Teen
Patrick Mott

My question is... Will the magazine celebrate everyday, average teenagers, with no makeup and no Photoshop? Or will heavy makeup be the new Photoshop?

'Seventeen' Promises To 'Never Change Girls' Body Or Face Shape'

Posted 07.05.2012 | Teen

Facing pressure from teen girls demanding truthful images of young women, Seventeen magazine has vowed to "celebrate every kind of beauty" and featur...

One Teen's Big Petition To 'Find Nemo' A Natural Habitat

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 06.15.2012 | Teen

Every Disney fan remembers the classic "Finding Nemo" line: "Just keep swimming, just keep swimming!" But according to 17-year-old Katie Emmons, the f...

How To Talk To Your Kids About Photoshop

Common Sense Media | Posted 07.24.2012 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Kids who see unrealistic bodies or faces or clothing -- especially on folks they admire -- can feel inadequate. Here's how to pull back the curtain on Photoshopped images.

How One Teenager Stood For Her Beliefs

Posted 05.11.2012 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: Open a copy of almost any fashion magazine, and you’ll come face-...

Bridging the Authenticity Gap: A Common Cause Joins Generations

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 07.07.2012 | Women
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Together we are recognizing the negative impact that unrealistic beauty has on body image and self-esteem -- and together we are finally saying, "we have had enough."

PHOTOS: Teens Bring Airbrushing Protest To Seventeen's Headquarters

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 07.03.2012 | Style

It's easy to make an online petition. It's more challenging to gather up supporters, go out in the rain and make your point in person. But that's w...

Teen Petitions 'Seventeen' To Use Non-Airbrushed Images

Posted 07.06.2012 | Style

Celebs, editors and health professionals have called on magazines to halt the excessive use of airbrushing for its negative impact on impressionable t...

Teen Petitions 'Seventeen' To Use Non-Airbrushed Images

Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Celebs, editors and health professionals have called on magazines to halt the excessive use of airbrushing for its negative impact on impressionable t...

Teens Protest Airbrushing In Teen Vogue

Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

When Julia Bluhm decided to protest Seventeen's use of Photoshop, there were plenty of skeptical onlookers. The widespread use of airbrushing in magaz...