What better way to honor National Eating Disorder Awareness Week than by starting a slow clap for these sixteen celebrities who were brave enough to speak out about their own body image issues in hopes of providing inspiration for their fans? More
Wow, this is so not what I was expecting to read on Twitter this morning: Former child star Frankie Muniz suffered a mini-stroke last Friday. That’s right, the kid we grew up with on Malcolm in the Middle. He’s only 27, and yet … More
This is actually inspiring. PUMA’s new web series Sweat Pretty makes me want to put down the pints and work up a sweat. More
There’s just something so delightfully refreshing about celebrities speaking directly to their fans. This week Scarlett Johansson bypassed her press rep and wrote a blog for Huffington Post addressing the lies tabloids printed about her “dramatic weight loss” for her role as Black Widow in The Avengers.
After months of vocal rest following surgery to remove a polyp on her vocal chords, Adele is finally ready to perform again. Just in time for the Grammy Awards February 12! The singer broke the news via her official twitter feed earlier today. More
Octavia Spencer won a SAG Award for Best Supporting Actress last night, so you’d think her Google news search results would be flooded with accolades for her acting. Imagine my surprise, then, when the overwhelming majority of headlines focused not on her performance in The Help, but her weight. More
Famed butter lover Paula Deen gave her first interview on the subject of her Type 2 Diabetes diagnosis to Al Roker on The Today Show this morning, and much like a deep-fried donut wrapped in bacon, something about it did not sit right with me. More
As if you needed any, here are 34 reasons to have sex that result in various other benefits for women. Justify that mid-day romp knowing that it did double duty: it felt good and slowed the aging process. (AOL Health)
Do you think it matters how many sexual partners you’ve had? (The Frisky)
No matter what your age, are you worried that osteoporosis could get in the way of the active things you want — and need — to do in life? More
What do you call this nebulous period between Thanksgiving and Christmas break? The December Slump? Vacation on ice? Finals? Whatever name you choose to give it, this in-between time between breaks always sends us into a funk. Post-turkey but pre-presents: these two weeks or so of early darkness, cramming for work/school, and general blah-ness can be a real killer if you don’t know how to deal. Here are our 5 simple steps for making your holiday limbo a little more cheery. More
This article was originally posted on Lemondrop.com.
Finally, the motivation you’ve been looking for to really start doing that “fruit and vegetables” thing — a new badge on Foursquare.
We know, we know, you’ve been overlooking the health of your colon so you could be Mayor of Claudia’s Chicken Shack, but now you can be rewarded for shopping at your local farmer’s market. More
We know the recent edition of Seventeen (with Ashley Tisdale and Ally Michalka on the cover! Hey, we were there!) had only the best intentions with this article, but this is one case where an extra glance at the copy before the issue went to print could have saved a lot of teen panic attacks. Are your breasts normal?!? More
What do you think of when you hear the word “vegan”? A straight-edge hardcore kid with neck tattoos? Your hippie aunt who never married and lives in Northampton with five cats? That willowy girl from your high school who ate only lima beans? How badly you want to eat a steak right now?
Personally, it makes me think of getting a snack, because it describes all the food I’ve eaten for the past seven years. That’s right, I’m one of those people. After I get some hummus and pita from the fridge, I will tell you how I, an otherwise hedonistic person, got this way. More