A New Take on Body Image

Two of my favorite body image authors are coming to the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan on March 11th at 8p.m. I'll be there, and if you're in NYC, I hope you will, too. Pioneering psychotherapist Susie Orbach, who wrote Fat Is a Feminist Issue, will talk about her new book, Bodies. In it, Orbach draws on neuropsychology research for … [Read more...]

Jessica Simpson’s New Plus-Size Denim Line

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These ain't your mama's Daisy Dukes! Weeks after her own curves made magazine covers, Jessica Simpson announced the rollout of her own plus-size denim line. Avenue stores are now selling Jessica Simpson jeans in sizes 12-24. Man, does she ever know how to turn negative press into a profit. … [Read more...]

New Study: Female Friendships Are Good For Your Health

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By Ophira Edut I've long been fascinated with the science behind oxytocin, the "bonding hormone" women release during sex, breastfeeding and even moments of close friendship. Now, a landmark UCLA study by Laura Cousino Klein, Ph.D. and S.E. Taylor, Ph.D. shows that women may release oxytocin during times of extreme stress. … [Read more...]

Jessica Simpson’s Controversial Curves

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  By Ophira Edut Today's understatement: I'm not a huge Jessica Simpson fan. Her singing is insipid, her "dad-ager" creeps me out, and she seems totally dependent on men for self-esteem. But I have to say, big courage to her for flaunting a figure that looks more like the average American woman's than I've seen on any … [Read more...]