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

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

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

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

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...]