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Why This Plus-Size Shopping Site Doesn't Hire Models

One thing that's clear from recent #hashtag battles is that women want to see models who look more like them. And, at least one new e-commerce site …

Who is Tess Holliday, Plus Size Model on People Magazine Cover?

Ever since she became the first size-22 model to score a major contract with U.K.-based Milk Management, Tess Holliday's name has been all over the news. And it's probably safe to say she's not going anywhere as she just landed the cover of <i>People</i>, on newsstands this Friday. In case you're not quite …

Why We Can't #DropThePlus Yet

It's hard to pinpoint the exact moment I realized I was fat. It might have been when I was 9 years old, changing clothes for gym, when a girl in my …

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Meet the High School Student Behind 'Cosmic Cuties', Curvy Cartoons That Encourage Self-Love

For high school student Mikhaila Nodel, there’s no better way to express an idea than through art. That’s why when she wanted to spread body …

Jazmine Sullivan Is the Body-Positive Voice R&B Needs

Jazmine Sullivan is the greatest R&B singer too many people have never heard of. The 28-year-old, who in 2010 won the Billboard Rising Star Award at …

7 Times Christina Aguilera Was Body Positive And Reminded Women That We Are All Bombshell Babes

Most of us, whether we are straight-sized or plus-sized, have struggled with body image at some point in our lives, which is why the body positive …

8 Healthy Food Swaps That Aren't Better For You

Your efforts are admirable. Unfortunately, they may not actually be more beneficial for your body. Turns out, these 8 seemingly “healthier” swaps …

Key Strategies for Optimizing Your Sleep

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Are you tired of being tired? If you feel sleepy during the day, there’s a good chance you need to get more sleep or better quality …

This Gentle Yoga Sequence Banishes Back Pain

<i>The following post was originally featured on Jessica Smith TV and written by Jessica Smith, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness.</i><p>Many yoga practices involve an overemphasis on forward flexion movement of the spine, which can actually exacerbate back pain issues. This gentle practice focuses on …

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Run Smarter, Not Faster: How to Find Your “Gears” for Better Workouts

Runners like to focus on getting faster, but especially if you’re new to running, you might be missing a key part of your training: learning to run …

Unwind at Your Desk With These 8 Seated Yoga Poses

To de-kink and de-stress.<p>When there's no time for a sweat session, not all is lost. For a fitness fix without stepping foot in a gym, we called on Claire Hung, founder and developer of The Kinelogica Method, a unique blend of yoga and Pilates with an emphasis on posture and alignment. Here, she …

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Plus Size Model Laura Wells On 'Skinny-Shaming' And Fashion Week Diets: 'One Cracker A Day'

If you ever wondered if the rumors that stick-skinny fashion models starved themselves were true, plus-size model Laura Wells is here to tell you the …

People Think Calvin Klein’s New Size 10 Model Is Its Plus-Size Model

Critics are appalled at what they believe is the fashion label’s attempt to introduce plus-size models.<p>In the <i>Elle</i> interview, she said Calvin Klein did not have a separate section for plus-size girls or a plus-size campaign, and that she's "not skinny enough to be with the skinny girls and I'm not …

Liris Crosse Celebrates Her Plus Size Modeling Career While Building Her Own Brand

She's branching out into model boot camps and other areas of entertainment.The post Liris Crosse Celebrates Her Plus Size Modeling Career While …

Is This Plus-Size Trend Actually BAD For Body Image?

<i>This story was originally published on December 5, 2014.</i><p>Sabina, a 24-year-old model in New York, shows up at shoots with a bag straight out of <i>Mary</i> …

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Why I Became A Plus-Size Model

Photo: Courtesy Of Lauren Chan; Illustrated By Sydney Hass.<p>For as long as I can remember, I have <i>loved</i> models. In fact, I still own a copy of the 2004 …

Plus Size Model Tess Holliday Covers People Magazine

Model Tess Holliday's scored gigs with brands like Torrid and Benefit, but this has got to be her most significant career boost yet. The size-22 model made <i>People's</i> cover this week for the magazine's annual Body Issue. Holliday (née Munster) grabbed headlines earlier this year when she signed with …

Rebel Wilson Is Launching Her Own Plus-Sized Fashion Line

Fashion<p>by Contributor | 13 05 2015<p>Rex<p>If you thought Rebel Wilson couldn't get any more amazing, she just did. The <i>Pitch Perfect</i> and <i>Bridesmaids</i> star is …

40 Little Things In Daily Life That Bring Us True Happiness

What bring your true happiness? Studies show it is the little things in life, so we cover 40 little things that bring true happiness to many people.

18 Photo Booth Backdrops to Buy or DIY for Your Big Day

Even though wedding planning has its rough patches, it is important to remember that you are planning a giant, dazzling, wonderful party to celebrate one thing: LOVE. And of course, if you’re like us, a photo booth is a must-have for any party. It’s entertaining for guests and fun to document all …

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Fat Dancer: Campaigning For Body Positivity

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How Yoga Changes Your Body, Starting The Day You Begin (INFOGRAPHIC)

The Eastern practice of yoga has become a modern-day symbol of peace, serenity and well-being in the West. More than 20 million Americans practice yoga, according to the 2012 Yoga in America study, with practitioners spending more than $10 billion a year on yoga-related products and classes.<p>The …

Fashion's Diversity Problem: An Infographic

We've written a lot before about the fashion industry's endlessly slow efforts to diversify, but we felt it was time to <i>really</i> bring the point home …

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Love the skin you're in: 9 uplifting body-positive blogs

Among the fashion, entertainment and media industries, body-shaming and impossible beauty standards are exceedingly commonplace. But bloggers are …

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Size Mother of the Bride Dress Shopping

<i>Each week we'll be featuring plus-size wedding style tips from Yukia Walker and Yuneisia Harris, sisters and owners of Curvaceous Couture, and stars of the new TLC reality show Curvy Brides. Pioneers in their field, Yukia and Yuneisia's shop is the first of its kind, specializing in plus-size</i> …

How to Keep the Dance Floor Packed at Your Wedding

There's no bigger buzz kill at a wedding than an empty dance floor. Ideally, you want your guests to be up and on their feet and grooving to the sound of the music all night long. So how do you get the party started and keep it going then (which is the hard part, of course)? We asked a few wedding …

How Baking With Less Sugar Can Make Your Desserts Taste Better

Of all the trends in the dessert world, "low sugar" doesn't sound particularly sexy. But according to some of the country's leading pastry chefs, desserts with less sugar are the wave of the future.<p>It's not necessarily that chefs are using less sugar for health purposes, though a low-sugar diet is …

Here's What You're Really Getting Yourself Into When You Walk Into A Spin Class

Hopping on a stationary bike has always been a popular way to get exercise, but over the past few years it seems like boutique spin studios have been popping up all over the place.<p>Despite their popularity and cult-like like reputations -- yep, Soul Cycle birthday parties actually exist -- plenty of …