“Biggest Loser” Winner, Rachel Frederickson, Is Back To Eating The Occasional Oreo

Ami Angelowicz / April 3, 2014

“I’ve gone up about 20 pounds. I think I’m at my perfect weight!…I work out an hour, six days a week. I love classes like SoulCycle, I also loosely count calories, but sometimes I might eat an Oreo. It’s not the end of the world.”
“Biggest Loser” winner Rachel Frederickson talks about her 20-pound weight gain i… More »

The 13 Emotional Stages Of Thinking You Might Have An STD (In GIFS!)

The Frisky / April 1, 2014

We’ve all been there. You had a one night stand, engaged in spontaneous travel sex, or found out your significant other was a big, fat cheater, and soon after, something very suspect appeared on your nether regions looking like it may be an STD. Could that be a genital wart or is it just a… More »

Dear Fat-Shaming Yoga Teacher, Here’s What Yoga Is Really About

Ami Angelowicz / March 27, 2014

You might be sick to death of me writing about yoga. If you are, my apologies. But there’s one last thing I have to cover before I go back to resting in child’s pose. The other day I saw a friend’s Facebook status and it disheartened me so much that I could not remain silent. More »

Planet Fitness Tells Woman To Cover Up Her “Toned Body” Because It’s Intimidating Members

Ami Angelowicz / March 19, 2014

I’m feeling outraged on behalf of California’s Tiffany Austin. After recovering from injuries she suffered in a car accident, Austin joined Planet Fitness, whose ads boast of their no “gymtimidation” vibe, because she was excited to get back in shape. Fifteen minutes into her inaugural workout, Austin claims a manager approached her and said, “Excuse… More »

5 Invisible Obstacles I Conquer Every Time I Run

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 18, 2014

I started running regularly about six months ago, moving slowly from the “Oh My God I Hate This So Much” stage to the “Hey This Is Kind Of Cool” stage to the “If I Go More Than 2 Days In A Row Without Running I Miss It And Get Really Aggro” stage, which is where… More »

Montana Abortion Clinic That Survived A Firebombing Attack Was Broken Into & Vandalized

Jessica Wakeman / March 17, 2014

All Families Healthcare, the only clinic in Flathead Valley, Montana, which provides abortions as well as numerous other reproductive health surfaces to women, suffered a break-in and extensive vandalism on March 3rd.

All Families Healthcare experienced damage to its furniture, medical instruments and supplies, file cabinets, sewer line, furnace and water heater. A… More »

5 Awful Side Effects Of Insomnia No One Talks About

Cracked / March 11, 2014

I have insomnia — the “I haven’t been able to sleep regularly in 25 years” kind. It’s extremely hard to talk about, because most people attach the term to any random night that they had trouble sleeping. “Sorry, I’m kind of loopy today. I had insomnia last night.” Mara Wilson can back me up when I say… More »

Wait, The Ice Cream Cleanse Is Real?

Ami Angelowicz / March 10, 2014

It sounds like one of those dreams you have where you’re mowing your way through a pint of ice cream and wake up and feel relieved that you didn’t just binge, only, it’s real. Kippy’s Ice Cream Shop, a vegan ice cream place in Los Angeles, has announced the first ever Ice Cream Cleanse. For… More »

New App Can Track Exactly How Caffeinated You Are

Claire Hannum / March 6, 2014

Raise your hand if you’re a caffeine addict just like I am? (I’m guessing that’s about 99 percent of us, right?) If we are ready to be slightly horrified at our behavior, UpCoffee, a new app by the life-tracking wristband folks at Jawbone, explains exactly how much caffeine you consume each day. The app hopes to… More »

Sex Education In The UK Can Now Address Sexting, Porn

Jessica Wakeman / March 4, 2014

Newly released supplemental updates to the UK’s sexual education guidelines suggest addressing LGBTQ relationships, sexting, and media literacy in regards to pornography. That sounds so … sensible. Meanwhile in America, some kids think yellow Skittles act as birth control. [Nerve]
Meet Lisa Fritsch, a Republican, who is the first Black woman to ru… More »

This Singing Uterus Will Teach You About The Joys Of Menopause

Ami Angelowicz / February 26, 2014

I really don’t know whether to laugh or cry after watching a singing uterus school me about my reproductive future. Women’s menopause health and wellness awareness advocate, Ellen Dolgen, joined forces with comedian Rachel Bloom (who stars as the uterus) and songwriter Jack Dolgen to send women in their 30’s into an anxiety spiral bring a… More »

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Dr. Drew’s Daughter Paulina Pinsky Is A Body Positivity Activist

Ami Angelowicz / February 24, 2014

Dr. Drew Pinsky’s daughter, Paulina Pinsky, first came out about her seven-year struggle with anorexia and bulimia in a brave essay she penned for the Columbia Daily Spectator in November 2013. The 21-year-old junior at Barnard College described the moment she revealed her secret to her mom in her essay “Get Your Teeth Checked.” She wrote:… More »

Depressed? Blame It On Your Cat

Ami Angelowicz / February 22, 2014

I’ve never liked cats. I know this is an unpopular point of view, but the heart wants what the heart wants. And this heart wants everything of the feline persuasion to stay away from her. It’s the allergies, but also, I just don’t like the way they look at me. Should you want to joi… More »

Finally! Science Explains Why You Can’t Ever Remember Your Dreams

Ami Angelowicz / February 19, 2014

As a dream analysis enthusiast, I’ve shared my tips for recalling your nightly adventures more easily. While I still think a few simple tricks can help you remember your dreams more often and in more detail, it turns out that there is a scientific reason why some of us remember our dreams more regularly tha… More »

“Biggest Loser” Winner Rachel Frederickson Finally Admits That She Might Have Been “Too Enthusiastic”

Ami Angelowicz / February 12, 2014

“The Biggest Loser” winner Rachel Frederickson is finally ready to talk openly(ish) about her controversial 155-pound weight loss, revealed on the show’s season finale. In this week’s People, Frederickson admits that working out six hours a day in the three months before the finale might have been overkill. Ya think?!

In a video posted… More »

Gross Talk: 6 Things To Expect From Your First Colonic (Because I Just Had My First Colonic And It Was Pretty Great)

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 11, 2014

Life is an adventure, or that’s what I told myself yesterday, as a small tube was inserted into my butthole. Hold on, let me backtrack. A few weeks ago, a friend in PR asked if I wanted to write about something called the Optimum Detox Treatment offered at Manhattan’s Paul Labrecque Salon and Spa. Naturally, I… More »

Product We Hope We’ll Never Need: Pantyliners For Your Butt

Ami Angelowicz / February 10, 2014

“The Butterfly Effect” is a sci-fi thriller starring Ashton Kutcher, yes. But it’s also the phrase used to describe the relief one feels when she knows her underwear are protected from skid marks. As advertised in a recent issue of Martha Stewart Living, Butterfly body liners (or poopliners, as I prefer to call them) are… More »

You Can Skip The Gym This Winter Because Shivering Counts As Exercise

Ami Angelowicz / February 6, 2014

I think we can all agree that all the inclement weather is causing a collective bout of winter insanity. Everyone has their reasons. Mine is minor frostbite on my left, second toe that’s made trekking through slippery ice slush even more uncomfortable than it already was. Seriously, last night, I had a dream that it… More »

Some Thoughts On “Biggest Loser” Winner Rachel Frederickson’s Major Weight Loss

Ami Angelowicz / February 5, 2014

This morning, a friend asked me what I thought about all “The Biggest Loser” finale drama. I hadn’t watched it yet, but I had a feeling.

“Can I guess?” I said. “Rachel lost too much weight, didn’t she?”

I was right. I didn’t want to spoil the outcome of finale a… More »

Public Service Announcement: 11 Ways Kissing Is Great For Your Health

Claire Hannum / February 4, 2014

Women’s magazines (and probably Snapple Facts) have been touting it for years, but there’s real science behind it: kissing is good for your health. You already know the obvious reasons it makes your life better, but as it turns out, it makes your body a lot better too. Kissing deserves more appreciation in its own right… More »

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