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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 …

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Fire Fighting

Former Plus-Size Model Leah Kelley Shares Her 'Body Evolution': I'm Finally Someone Who Is 'Happy in Her Own Skin'

Leah Kelley was forced to gain weight to make it in the plus-size modeling industry, a situation that led to major campaigns, but, ultimately, took a …

Plus Size

15 ways to boost self confidence and love the way you look, according to scientists

Women in America are really unhappy with their weight.<p>About 84% want to lose weight and 34% say that what they eat or how much they weigh is interfering with their happiness, according to Happify— a website and app that uses games and tasks based on scientific studies in positive psychology to make …


Is the world running out of space?

In an increasingly crowded world, will we still be able to find respite from one another?<p>Sometimes it’s difficult to fathom that the world could actually become even more crowded than it is today – especially when elbowing through a teeming Delhi market, hustling across a frenetic Tokyo street …


Want to feel happier? Watch a film that makes you cry

Watching a tearjerker will spark a burst of happiness 90 minutes after the film has ended scientists have found<p>It is said that laughter is the best medicine, but when it comes to feeling blue, crying might be the best cure.<p>Researchers in the Netherlands videoed a group of 60 volunteers watching two …


Why is China's stock market falling and how might it affect the global economy?

Concerns about inflation, shares and interest rates are raised after ‘Black Monday’ chaos sees billions wiped off markets around the globe<p>What has happened in China?<p>China’s stock market has fallen sharply over recent weeks despite measures by officials in Beijing aimed at calming investors’ jitters …

By 2100, Earth Will Have an Entirely Different Ocean

A complete guide to the hotter, higher, trashier, fish-free oceans of the near future.<p>The ocean is in the midst of a radical, manmade change. It can seem kind of crazy that one of the most immense properties on Earth—the ocean washes over 71 percent of the planet—could be completely transformed by …

Climate Change

Scientists studying starlight can tell you: Our universe is going dark

We know that our universe has already lived through great number of exciting phases. But new research released overnight shows the universe has long passed its peak and is slowly but surely dying.<p>The research was presented at the year’s largest gathering of astronomers at the International …


Around St. Louis, bloodshed rises in year since Michael Brown was killed

One person was shot during protests to mark the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death.<p>One person was shot during protests to mark the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death.<p>A line of black hearses left a Baptist church near here and crawled through the streets of St. Louis with …


Life's Stories

How you arrange the plot points of your life into a narrative can shape who you are—and is a fundamental part of being human.<p>In Paul Murray's novel <i>Skippy Dies,</i> there’s a point where the main character, Howard, has an existential crisis.“‘It’s just not how I expected my life would be,'" he …


The Resurrection of America's Slums

After falling in the 1990s, the number of poor people living in high-poverty areas has been growing fast.<p>Half a century after President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a war on poverty, the number of Americans living in slums is rising at an extraordinary pace.<p>The number of people living in high-poverty …

Income Inequality