What Men Really Think of Your Body Before Sex

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...It’s 1 a.m., and that someone special has decided to walk you all the way to the front door after an incredible date. You already know it’s about to go down, since the two of you have been dancing around the horizontal waltz for far too long. So far so good, after the first rounds of your short-lived courtship. But holding … [Read more...]

This Valentine’s Day Love the One You’re With

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Remember the sappy saying, "You have to love yourself, before you love anyone else?" What better time to practice that advice than this Valentine's day. Take a break from your inner critic and show some love for the one you're really with 24/7. You! When you look in the mirror this Sunday think about what you see. Are you a bunch … [Read more...]

Fat and Happy: Why “The Biggest Loser” Loses

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by Tami Winfrey Harris I have struggled with weight all my life--mostly because in my younger years I was unable to accept that my larger frame was natural and healthy for me. Unhappy with a 12, I dieted and deprived and fretted over calories, and wound up a 14. Unhappy with that size, I measured and counted and starved my … [Read more...]

Editor of Self Gets Her Photoshopping Ass Handed to Her

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You gotta go to the blog of Lucy Danziger, the editor-in-chief of Self magazine and read all the comments from readers who aren't buying the lame excuse for photoshopping the hell out of Kelly Clarkson for the cover of this month's Total Body Confidence issue. Most of Self's blog readers say that as a result of the blog entry and … [Read more...]

How I Reconciled My Diet With My Feminism | | AlterNet

Ninety-five percent of dieters gain the weight back. Diets don't work. They perpetuate the idea that the less space we take up in the world, the more lovable, beautiful and valuable we are. … [Read more...]

The Politics of Black Hair Can be Snarly

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By Dianne Logwood From the time we arrive kicking and screaming into the world, many Black people are ensnarled in debate about our hair. "Good" hair. Nappy hair. We've got names for every texture, and they ain't always nice. I know Black girls who are comfortable weighing 200 pounds, showing cellulite, and flaunting curves … [Read more...]

Accept Your Body by Reading Your Face

There's a whole lot of wisdom happening in your body?and on your mug?and you can benefit immensely from understanding it.

by Contributor Mary Joo What if your face told the real story about your personality and character, how you'll fare in love, whether you'll end up rich or struggling to succeed? According to the ancient art of Chinese face reading, your destiny is-literally-written all over your face. Could an un-Botoxed brow leave you passed … [Read more...]

Why Being Fat Is–and Isn’t–All That

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Our nation is in a crisis. Our waistlines are bulging almost as quickly as our stock market is plunging. More and more Americans are finding themselves uninsured and at the doctor - primarily for weight related conditions such heart disease and diabetes. I am a strong believer in taking responsibility for your self and your health. … [Read more...]

New Study: When Positive Thinking Goes Bad

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By John Cloud at TIME magazine Yes, I Suck: Self-Help Through Negative Thinking In the past 50 years, people with mental problems have spent untold millions of hours in therapists' offices, and millions more reading self-help books, trying to turn negative thoughts like "I never do anything right" into positive ones like "I … [Read more...]