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Is Cindy Crawford's cellulite photo empowering?

<b>(CNN) —</b> A few days ago, when British journalist Charlene White posted on Twitter an apparently unretouched photo of supermodel Cindy Crawford, she launched a firestorm of debate over what women's bodies should look like as they get older.<p>The image showed the 48-year-old Crawford looking sultry, but …

Women's bodies are being weaponized (Opinion) - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: Lauren Hersh is director of Anti-Trafficking Policy and Advocacy at Sanctuary for Families and a women's right activist. She previously served as the New York director for Equality Now and was a prosecutor handling cases of gender violence. Aimée Lagos is an award-winning</i> …

Regular pot habit changes your brain, may even lower your IQ, study says

Using marijuana at an early age could have long-term consequences on your brain and it may even lower your IQ, according to a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.<p>Researchers found that compared to nonusers, people who smoked marijuana starting as early as age 14 have …

Veteran: My search for a PTSD cure led me to the Amazon - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: Richard Stroder is a former Marine who completed two tours in Iraq and advocates for the use of psychedelic drugs to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely his. Stroder is featured in "This is Life with Lisa Ling: Jungle Fix" which</i> …

An orientation to asexuality

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's not just a phase.<p>They're not frigid, sick, repressed or broken.<p>Meeting the so-called "right one" isn't going to change anything.<p>But for people like Sandra Mellott, the questions just keep on rolling in from friends, family and loved ones who may mean well but don't understand what it's …

Obesity causes early puberty (Opinion) - CNN.com

Parents coach their kids to make healthier food choices, but it can be hard even for adults to find kids' meals that aren't hiding sodium, sugar and fat. The report "Kids' Meals: Obesity on the Menu" by the Center for Science in the Public Interest found that 97% of the 3,500 kids' meal analyzed …

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Train your brain to crave healthy food - CNN.com

A superfood is easy to find in the grocery store, contains nutrients that are known to enhance longevity and has other health benefits that are backed by peer-reviewed, scientific studies. Broccoli makes the list because it's one of nature's most nutrient-dense foods, with only 30 calories per cup. …

Transgender military ban must be lifted (Opinion) - CNN.com

Landon Wilson, a transgender man who served as a cryptologist in Afghanistan, was kicked out of the Navy.<p><i>Editor's note: Shannon Minter is legal director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights and co-chair of the Planning Commission on Transgender Military Service. The opinions in this commentary</i> …

Nude photo hack isn't Jennifer Lawrence fault (Opinion) - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: Peggy Drexler is the author of "Our Fathers, Ourselves: Daughters, Fathers and the Changing American Family" and "Raising Boys Without Men." She is an assistant professor of psychology at Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University and a former gender scholar at Stanford</i> …

DMV says no makeup for driver's license photo; boy sues

The mother of a 16-year-old filed a federal lawsuit against the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles on Tuesday claiming her son was sexually discriminated against when he was forced to remove his facial makeup for a driver's license photo.<p>Chase Culpepper, 16, was born a male but is gender …

NFL toughens domestic violence policy with six-game bans

In the wake of criticism over a two-game suspension for Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, the NFL has established a six-game unpaid ban for personnel who violate the league's policy on domestic violence, Commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday.<p>A second incident would be punished by a …

Medical marijuana laws may reduce painkiller overdoses

States that have legalized marijuana for managing chronic pain have significantly fewer deaths from prescription painkiller overdoses each year, according to a new study published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine.<p>Researchers looked at medical marijuana laws and death certificate data in all 50 …

5 disturbing stats on black-white inequality

The protests in Ferguson, Missouri, have laid bare America's ongoing racial divide.<p>One source of that tension is the large financial gap between black and white Americans.<p>The figures are staggering.<p>A typical black household has accumulated less than one-tenth of the wealth of a typical white one. …

World getting 'super-aged' at scary speed

The world is graying at a break-neck pace and that's bad news for the global economy.<p>By 2020, 13 countries will be "super-aged" -- with more than 20% of the population over 65 -- according to a report by Moody's Investor Service.<p>That number will rise to 34 nations by 2030. Only three qualify now: …

5 things women couldn't do in the 1960s

Can you imagine pregnancy being a fireable offense? How about job security hinging on your weight or the softness of your hands? What if you couldn't open a bank account or establish a line of credit unless you had a husband to cosign for you? What if you had the grades to attend a school like …

Canada to donate untested Ebola vaccines

The first two doses of an experimental serum created to treat Ebola went to American missionaries.<p>Then the drug was sent to treat a Spanish priest.<p>The two Americans, Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, appear to be recovering. The priest, Miguel Pajares, died Tuesday morning.<p>That's the problem …

Kim Kardashian's selfie orgy (Opinion) - CNN.com

Television personalities Kim Kardashian and Willie Geist take a selfie during "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Celebs taking selfies<p>Celebs taking selfies<p>Celebs taking selfies<p>Celebs taking selfies<p>Celebs taking selfies<p>Celebs taking selfies<p>Celebs taking selfies<p>Celebs taking selfies<p>Celebs …

Opinion: Guns killing women: Congress must act - CNN.com

A shooting in suburban Houston this month that left six family members dead was linked to domestic violence.<p><i>Editor's note: Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is the co-founder of Americans for Responsible Solutions. Katie Ray-Jones is the president and acting CEO of the National Domestic Violence</i> …