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#PlusIsEqual Campaign Celebrates Women Of All Shapes And Sizes

The Internet went abuzz last month when a mysterious ad, featuring six sexy silhouettes, appeared in Vogue's September issue. The ad, which featured the only curvy women in the entire mag, simply read #PlusIsEqual. It made readers wonder what exactly was to come of it.<p>Now, smack in the middle of …

Curvy

Chromat Features Not 1, But 2 Plus-Size Models On Its Runway

We demanded diversity, and Chromat delivered.<p>The architecturally inspired brand, which describes its clothing as "structural experiments for the human body," debuted its Spring 2016 ready-to-wear collection Friday night, featuring two curvy models, Sabina Karlsson and Denise Bidot, in the mix.<p>The …

Fashion Week

Fashion Week's Natural Hair Moments That Made Us Shout For Joy

New York Fashion Week is not over yet but it's time to take a moment and applaud all the natural hairstyles that have appeared at the Spring 2016 shows. Black and biracial models with different hair types and textures, including curly, wavy and kinky, were turning heads as they hit the runways with …

Fashion Week

Here's What Happens When Real People Recreate Iconic Fashion Ads

Most people don't see themselves in the models staring back at them from magazine pages or TV. In fashion ads especially, models who are of color, transgender or plus size are notably underrepresented.<p>Buzzfeed recreated iconic fashion ads using non-models to more accurately reflect consumers. In …

Abercrombie & Fitch

We Asked For More Diversity At NYFW, And Here's What Happened

This season, HuffPost Lifestyle asked for more diversity at New York Fashion Week. We wanted NYFW to be an inclusive event for people of all skin tones, genders, sizes, shapes and personalities. To help in our effort, we launched the hashtag #NYFW4ALL to earmark any moment over the course of the …

Plus Size

Why Natural Hair on the New York Runways Really Matters

As the beach-bum babes of Tommy Hilfiger’s Bob Marley–influenced runway show came wading through a makeshift ocean bank yesterday, one’s eye could hardly absorb it at first, what with the joyful collision of kaleidoscopic color, dizzying prints, and barely there mesh designs advancing upon the …

Meet Sweden’s Natural Hair Trailblazers: Elizabeth and Victoria Lejonhjärta on Their Twinning Looks

Perhaps the last place you’d expect to find two of Instagram’s biggest beauty stars would be bounding through Sweden’s snow-laden woodlands, running past reindeer, cooking beside fires they’ve built, and scaling mountainous ranges. But then again, <b>Elizabeth Lejonhjärta</b> and <b>Victoria Lejonhjärta,</b> the …

It’s not about mental illness: The big lie that always follows mass shootings by white males

Blaming “mental illness” is a cop-out — and one that lets us avoid talking about race, guns, hatred and terrorism<p>I get really really tired of hearing the phrase “mental illness” thrown around as a way to avoid saying other terms like “toxic masculinity,” “white supremacy,” “misogyny” or “racism.”<p>We …

Mental Health

Weight at Age 50 Connected to When a Person Gets Alzheimer’s

Middle-aged Americans have one more reason to keep an eye on the scale as they age: research shows that people who are overweight when they are 50 …

Dementia

All you need is eyeliner and loads of creativity to take part in this new Instagram beauty trend

The subtle cat-eye will always be a classic makeup style, but a new trend is pushing eyeliner boundaries beyond the simple “swish and flick.” Beauty …

New York City

Female sexual dysfunction or not knowing how to ask for what feels good?

The recently published Italian study suggesting women can only have clitoral, rather than vaginal, orgasms raises important questions about the …

Most children are happy no matter what, but materialism catches up eventually

A new survey of 53,000 children across 15 countries reveals that children tend to be happy regardless of the context of their lives. From Nepal to Norway, children between the ages of 10 and 12 say that they are largely satisfied with their lives (pdf).<p>“Children tend to be more optimistic in life,” …

Happiness

Scientists have discovered that people age at different rates

In the study, researchers looked at a group of people, all of whom were 38 years old. The researchers determined these participants' "biological ages" based on how well their body systems were working. To determine each person's biological age, the researchers looked at the participants' cognitive …

Immune System

The Biggest Health Fear Women Have In Their 60s

<i>Health complaints change over the decades. What worries us at 25 is very different than our concerns at 40. We asked the HuffPost Lifestyle Facebook community to tell us what they worried about most and then conferred with experts. Here's what we learned. (Find them all here.)</i><p><b>We asked:</b> What is your …

MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Scientists May Have Isolated The Secret To Staying Healthy Past Age 100

What's the secret of people who live vibrant, healthy lives well beyond the age of 100?<p>Low levels of inflammation -- the long-term overactivation of the immune response -- may be the answer, suggests a new study of centenarians from researchers in England and Japan. People with lower markers of …

Wellness

The Cop

Darren Wilson was not indicted for shooting Michael Brown. Many people question whether justice was done.<p>Darren Wilson, the former police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, an eighteen-year-old African-American, in Ferguson, Missouri, has been living for several months on a nondescript …

Justice

The Trouble with “White People”

Like the robot in a movie slowly discovering that it is, indeed, a robot, it feels as though we are living in the moment when white people, on a generational scale, have become self-aware. It’s one of the strange byproducts of the Obama era that many white people have begun to understand themselves …

Black Lives Matter

The Hell You Say

The new battles over free speech are fierce, but who is censoring whom?<p>Fitzgerald’s is an Irish pub in Chapel Hill, near the campus of the University of North Carolina, that counts among its attractions cheap burgers, flip-cup tournaments, and jolly music. One night last year, the soundtrack …

Rights & Freedoms

Can Envy Be Good for You?

How do we respond when we encounter people who are more successful than we are? Often, we imagine two paths: admiration and envy. Admiration is seen as a noble sentiment—we admire people for admiring others, detecting, in their admiration, a suggestion of taste and humility. Envy, by contrast, is …

Logging

Race and the Storm

In April, 1927, after spring thaws and weeks of heavy rain, dozens of swollen tributaries poured into the Mississippi River, pushing it beyond its boundaries and initiating the twenty-seven-thousand-square-mile catastrophe that came to be known as the Great Flood. The river breached levees, …

Mississippi River

Starting Over

Many Katrina victims left New Orleans for good. What can we learn from them?<p>The first time that David Kirk visited New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina was at the end of 2005. His in-laws were from the city. Kirk and his wife visited them at Christmas, just four months after the storm hit, and then …

World Trade Center

Do You Sweat More Than Normal?

That's pretty darn sweaty—and chances are you sweat even more than the average lass. Why? One study published in <i>Experimental Physiology</i> found that fit women sweat much more than their unfit counterparts. And despite the pit stains, that's actually a <i>great</i> thing.<p>The sweat-fitness connection: During …

Does Having Sex with an Uncircumcised Guy Make You More Likely to Catch an STD?

But, wait—does this mean that doing the deed with an uncircumcised man puts you at a higher risk for contracting an STI?<p>"To be exact, yes, if uncircumcised men are more likely to get infected with [an STD], then they'd be more likely to transmit," says Minkin. Of course, this doesn't mean that you …

The Hidden Health Benefits of Sex

<b>Sounder Sleep</b><br>It's downright dreamy how an O can lull you to sleep. That's because the same endorphins that help you de-stress can also relax your mind and body, priming you for slumber, says Cindy M. Meston, Ph.D., director of the Sexual Psychophysiology Laboratory at the University of Texas at …

How Normal Is It for Sex to Hurt?

The number of women who are saying <i>ow</i> instead of <i>ahh</i>.<p>Shutterstock<p>Sex may be pretty much synonymous with pleasure, but that doesn't mean that the experience is always pain-free. If getting it on makes you feel things in an "ouch" kind of way, you're not alone. According to a new study published in the</i> …

The Best Sex Positions Ever: Volume 2

Looking to add a little something-something to the bedroom? These brand-new moves are the answer to your orgasm prayers.<p>Just so you know: While Women's Health editors independently select all products we feature, product links may be from affiliate partners. That means if you buy something, Women's …