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

By: 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)

By: 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

By: 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

By: 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

By: 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

By: 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 »


10 Superficial Questions Every Woman Wonders At The Gynecologist

By: The Frisky / January 28, 2014

We’ve all been there: you’re at the gynecologist’s office, spread eagle in stirrups, when in walks the doctor and you’re suddenly feeling like you miiiight have to fart. Or worse, you feel a queef comin’ on. You wonder to yourself, How often does she actually get queefed on? It HAS toMore »


The Dessert Dilemma: Bad For You, Good For Your Family

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 26, 2014

I’m heavily focused on dessert right now because the chocolate-addicted part of me needed to go on a refined sugar cleanse. It’s been 24 days and yes, I have been having involved dreams about eating massive bowls of ice cream. Any way you spin it, in real life, eating an entire pint of Ben &am… More »


9 Reasons That The Workout Reality Show “Toned Up” Is Actually Kind Of Great

By: Claire Hannum / January 16, 2014

I have a confession to make: “Toned Up” is my new “guilty” pleasure — but I am unashamed.

My friend/workout buddy Kate introduced me to the show, which follows the lives of the ladies behind the Tone It Up fitness empire, and I’ve secretly gotten totally hooked. The show follows best friends Karena and Katrina (yeah,… More »


Texas Husband Sues Hospital To Take Brain Dead Pregnant Wife Off Life Support

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 14, 2014

The husband of Marlise Munoz, a braindead woman in Texas who allegedly suffered a blood clot in her lungs, is suing the hospital where she is being kept on life support against her and her family’s wishes. She is 16 weeks pregnant and the hospital believes they have to follow a state law keepingMore »


Mirror, Mirror: Why All Those Dumb Diet Headlines Are More Dangerous Than You Think

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 14, 2014

It wouldn’t be January without the media focusing on anything and everything having to do with weight loss. One of my favorite activities around this time of year is to hate-scroll through The Daily Mail, the website with what I find to be the most absurd/offensive/dumb diet and weight-related headlines. Why do I this? Because… More »


Ask A Yoga Teacher: 6 “What If” Questions From A Yoga Newbie

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 14, 2014

The last time I did yoga was more than a decade ago, when a couple friends and I took a weekly class at the gym for a few months. Even then, I was kind of a slacker who lurked in the back of class muttering obscenities about downward dog (not sure if it’s big boobsMore »


Girl Talk: What Taking Good Care Of Yourself Really Means

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 9, 2014

“What time do you go to bed?” the acupuncturist asked while monitoring my pulse.

“Like, midnight?” I said.

“And what time do you wake up?” she asked, examining my tongue.

“Um, 6:30,” I said, proudly.

I’ve always thought of excessive sleeping as a sign of weakness. Just… More »


Texas Hospital Is Forcing Brain Dead Pregnant Woman To Stay Alive, Against Her And Her Family’s Wishes

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 8, 2014

At 14 weeks pregnant, Marlise Munoz of Texas suffered what appeared to be a pulmonary embolism (blood clot) in her lungs and collapsed on the kitchen floor. She lay there for an hour until her husband found her, during which time her fetus was possibly not exposed to oxygen.

Marlise was a paramedic… More »


And Your New Body Insecurities For 2014 Are …”Bingo Wings” And “Buffalo Humps”

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 8, 2014

A big shoutout to the Daily Mail for coming up with fun and creative ways to body shame. A new survey — done by … oh, does it even matter? — found that “bingo wings” and “buffalo humps” were among the most rapidly increasing cosmetic treatments. “Bingo wing” and “buffalo hump” sounds like an indie… More »


The Truth About Egg Donation

By: The Gloss / January 5, 2014

I donated eggs — to gay men, through an agency, in exchange for money — twice in my twenties. At one point, I was in the Washington Post about it. As a result of going public, I’ve gotten a good number of questions about it, and more requests than I can count from young women writing for… More »


Here’s A Resolution: Stop Complaining About People Taking Over Your Gym, And Encourage Them Instead

By: Katie Oldenburg / January 3, 2014

It’s safe to say that if you’re a human between the ages of 18 to 65 with a Facebook account, your friends’ New Years Resolutions have been popping up on your news feed from the moment the ball dropped.

Some hope to cut back on their vino intake, others are trying to become… More »


There’s A Lot More Than See-Through Yoga Pants To Fear At Lululemon,Like Murder

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 2, 2014

With all the unflattering Lululemon headlines this past year, and CEO Chip Wilson’s recent resignation, it was only matter of time before one of the overly friendly, insanely in shape employees opened their gluten-free yappers about what was going on behind the scenes at the yoga retail empire. Mary Mann did us that favor. InMore »


This Feelings Map Explains So Much

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 1, 2014

The feelings map you see above is a visual representation of the findings from a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences, which found that emotions influence our bodies in consistent, universal ways. Finnish researchers asked 701 participants in three countries to identify where they felt certain sensations while reading… More »


Israel Might Cover Cost Of Abortions Next Year For All Women Age 20 To 33

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 30, 2013

Throughout 2014, Israel could cover the cost of all abortions for women age 20 to 33, regardless of their reason for needing the procedure.

Is it just me or is anyone else’s brain exploding? More »


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