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Adele has an awesome take on body image

In an interview with SiriusXM's Jenny Eliscu, Adele talked about her philosophy on body image issues.<p>Her overall outlook is simple: embrace your individuality.<p>"There's only one of you, so why would you want to look like everyone else?" she asked. "Why would you want to have the same hairstyle as …

'Fat' is the new normal in America

'"Fat" may be the new normal in America," declares WalletHub in its latest report.<p>More than three-quarters of American adults are now overweight or obese, according to a study by JAMA Internal Medicine, cited by WalletHub.<p>Moreover, that same study showed that for the first time ever, there are more …

15 College Women Reveal What Instagram Does to Their Body Image

"Looking at so many flawless, perfect pictures has lowered my self-esteem and promoted insecurity."<p>Earlier this week, 18-year-old Instagram star Essena O'Neill revealed what actually goes into taking the "perfect" bikini shot. Because she felt like she spent too much time being addicted to social …

11 Times Amber Rose Was Unapologetically Feminist

"I'm sick of men being praised for being sexual beings but us women being downed for it."<p>Amber Rose is an unabashed, unapologetic feminist.<p>Rose, who turns 32 on Oct. 21, started her career as a stripper before moving into acting and modeling. In the past few years, she's worked hard to make a name …

18 Hilarious Tweets About Body Image That Will Make You Laugh Every Time

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This High School Girl's Video About Overcoming Negative Body Image Will Make Your Heart Sing

"I always felt too something and not enough of another thing."<p>In just under two weeks, high school student Genny Zuniga's emotional video about overcoming body image issues has been viewed nearly 2 million times on Facebook. "I don't think people realize how truly easy it is to become someone who …

IT HAPPENED TO ME: My Cheerleading Coach Introduced Me to Body Image Issues

Growing up, I was petite in every way: short, thin, knobby kneed, basically a walking rag doll.<p>Because I grew up so tiny, I was unaware of my body. I just thought, “I’m skinny,” and that was that. I never thought about not wearing something because it would make me look fat, just as every little …

Is Posing Nude Really the Route to Empowerment?

<i>Demi Lovato poses without makeup or retouching for</i> Vanity Fair. <i>(Photo: Patrick Ecclesine/</i>Vanity Fair<i>)</i><p>With celebrities like Demi Lovato, Kim …

15 books successful people read to their kids

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, reading aloud to your children and talking about pictures and words in age-appropriate books can strengthen language skills, literacy development, and parent-child relationships.<p>What's more, a study conducted this year by a number of pediatricians …

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Ronda Rousey Discusses Body Image in New York Times Interview

Ronda Rousey has broken down barriers in the world of MMA as UFC's biggest draw, and now she is looking to do the same as it relates to the body image of women in the media.<p>The 28-year-old superstar has a growing presence in the realm of Hollywood thanks to her roles in hits like <i>The Expendables 3</i> …

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The Dangerous Appeal of the Young Girl

As a woman who spent most of her teen years becoming expertly familiar with the streets of New York City, I am no stranger to the spell of attractive older men. As a teenager who considered herself "ahead of my time" (ignore my adolescent narcissism), older men were often my kryptonite. They …

Amber Rose’s SlutWalk Sends a Powerful Message About Female Sexuality: See Pics

People from all walks of life showed up to stand up against slut-shaming.<p>On Saturday, October 3, model and actress Amber Rose hosted her first ever “SlutWalk” in Los Angeles as a way to empower women and fight back against slut-shaming.<p>RELATED: A CELEB'S GUIDE TO OWNING YOUR NEXT 'WALK OF …

bell hooks Accuses Beyoncé of Being an Anti-Feminist Terrorist

It's one thing for someone like Bill O'Reilly to go on a tirade about Beyoncé; it's entirely another when the person taking aim at Queen Bey is a legendary feminist—especially since female empowerment is exactly what the singer preaches on her latest album (even borrowing snippets from Chimamanda …

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WATCH: Pop Star Demi Lovato Poses Nude To Overcome Body-Image Issues

Demi Lovato stripped down for an impromptu nude photo shoot for <i>Vanity Fair</i> magazine this week, but the pop star had four conditions for the shoot – …

Photos Of Matriarchal Societies Show What Gender Equality Looks Like Across The Globe

In these Southeast Asian tribes, women share the power.<p>A girl poses confidently, hands on hips. She wears a delicate flower in her hair, and stands in the photo's background, but there's something commanding about her presence. For her age, she looks stern and self-assured -- where she lives, being …

17 Shame-y Comments Plus Size People Are Tired Of Hearing From Other Plus Size People

Every day, plus size people who dare to be fat, happy, and publicly visible are targeted by hateful Internet trolls. Many of these trolls' comments, …

Feminism

Kate Winslet Says More Smart Things About Body Image In New Interview

"I view my physical self as an instrument."<p>Kate Winslet opened up about body image in a new interview with The Wall Street Journal.<p>“We all focus on our bodies in our late teens and our early 20s, in a way that is just not cool or healthy," she said. "In your 30s, you become aware of staying fit. …

Walmart Sells Plus-Size Costumes Under “Fat Girl” Category

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Denise Bidot Opens Up About Body Image Pressures in the Latina Community

<b>Denise Bidot</b>’s mantra may be "there’s no wrong way to be a woman," but growing up, <i>la modela</i> says she received plenty of messages on what it means to be a perfect Latina.<p>In an article for <i>Huffington Post Latino Voices</i>, the half-Puerto Rican, half-Kuwaiti celeb opened up about beauty standards in the …

This Instagram Tackles A Body-Image Issue Faced By Women Of ALL Sizes

<i>This article was originally published on July 28, 2015.</i><br>No matter how we get stretch marks — through weight fluctuations, breast development or …

7 Things You Might Not Think Are Fat Shaming That Definitely Are

<i>This post originally appeared on Bustle.</i><p><i>By Jodie Layne</i><p>This past week, it's seemed impossible to click on anything or browse any social media platform without running into a reaction to comedian Nicole Arbour's fat-shaming video. As most of us know by now, it was full of hateful words that mocked …

Jennifer Lawrence Talks Body Image, Hollywood Pressures, and Slingshots in 2011 Interview

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Science says people determine your competence, intelligence, and salary based on your weight

Their past performance? Personality?<p>These qualities might be meaningful, but a growing body of research suggests that we're swayed, too, by aspects of a person's physical appearance — namely, their weight. When it comes to judging professional potential, we're often biased to see overweight people …