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Do You Prefer to Look Younger or to Be Slimmer? One Survey Reveals the Answer

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According to new research conducted by Sanctuary Spa, 60 percent of women revealed after 35 they would prefer to be told they look younger versus being told they look thinner. More specifically, one in three participants are under an overwhelming amount of stress to maintain...

Open Thread: When Was Your First Diet?

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I’ve been unsuccessfully dieting since I was 13 years old. I’ve also been the same size since I was 13 years old,  5’10 and a size 12.  I recently came to the realization that I don’t want to be smaller than a 12. There was...

Prince Fielder’s ESPN Cover Shows Men Can Get Shamed For Their Bodies Too

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Prince Fielder is a first baseman for the Texas Rangers, and his nude body is on the cover of one of ESPN The Magazine’s body issue. You won’t see breakthrough abs, or a chiseled body. What you will see is Fielder being proud of his...

5 Things That Happen When You Go A Month Without A Full-Length Mirror

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When you move into a new house and you’re busy and disorganized and don’t live anywhere near a Target, sometimes intriguing social experiments arise out of nowhere. Case in point: I have lived in my new place for a month and still don’t have a...

Open Thread: When It Comes to Dating, Do ‘Fat Girls’ Have A Harder Time?

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I’ve been meaning to pose this question ever since I read CeCe Olisa’s honest article, “No, My Boyfriend Isn’t “Settling” For A Plus-Size Girl.” In it, Olisa, who has chronicled the ups and downs of dating as a plus-size girl on her blog, had a...