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You Should Probably Stop Weighing Yourself, Here’s Why

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We all want to be healthy. Some of us want it a little more than others, making sure to consume proper amounts of fruits and veggies while adding in a couple calorie burning activities throughout the week. And some of us just make sure we...

Woman Sues Bethune-Cookman After Being Told She Was Too Fat For Dance Squad

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Phylise Bowens is suing Bethune-Cookman after being told she needed to lose weight before trying out for their dance team. Bowens, who was a student in their master’s program, wanted to try out for 14K Gold Dancers but apparently was 20 pounds too heavy. “I did...

Morning-After Pill May Be Less Effective For Heavier Women

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Studies have always shown that hormone-based birth control pills and patches can be less effective in heavier women, but a European manufacturer of the emergency contraceptive pill, Norlevo, will now put labels on its product informing women that their pill is “not effective” for women...

It Happened To Me: I Am Thin and Black And I’m Tired of Hearing About It

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White women tend to envy my size, whereas black women tend to pity me for it.

Weight Loss Lies We Tell Ourselves

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Black women are some of the most beautiful women on the planet, with God-given curves that some go under the knife to possess. But sometimes, what starts out as a brick house body morphs into a house of flab as age and bad habits take...

DATING WHILE FAT: Why Aren’t Dating Sites More User-Friendly for Overweight People?

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I very specifically took full body photos of me on my not-most-awesome day, rather than choose more flattering photos. I embraced underpromise and overdeliver -- I was petrified of trying to deceive anyone.