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Is Calling Someone Fat More Motivational Than Calling Someone Obese?

An article by a health reporter for BBC news stated, “according to England’s public health minister, Anne Milton, general practitioners and other health professionals should tell people that they are fat instead of simply calling them obese. ” Getting people motivated to lose weight isn’t easy, because putting it on is a lot easier than getting it off. Losing weight also takes a lot more time and effort than it does to put it on. Many people feel helpless at a certain point because rapid results are not easily achieved.

Professor Lindsey Davies of UK Faculty of Public Health said, “People don’t want to be offensive. There is a lot of stigma to being a fat person.” Let’s be honest here, regardless of how fat we are, we never want to hear it. Being fat, especially in the society we live in, is looked down upon, judged and definitely not something many people embrace. With the social views upon being fat, why would anyone want to be called it? Keep reading »

4 Myths About Women That Just Aren’t True

As women, we hear a lot about what we should and shouldn’t do to our bodies. Drink this much water, take x-amount of these vitamins, or stay away from certain foods … it’s so confusing! What’s a girl to do? Can you get pregnant while you’re on your period? Do antibiotics decrease the effectiveness of birth control? An article on LiveScience debunks the rumors so we can finally get it straight. After the jump, check out four myths — and one truth — all women need to know. Keep reading »

President Obama Visits “The View” To Talk The Economy, Jobs, Race, And Snooki

“I don’t know who Snooki is.”

Wait, I voted for this man?

When President Barack Obama visited “The View” this morning, people living in red states and blue states alike crowded around the TV for the big event. In between cute anecdotes about Sasha and Malia and softball questions about Lindsay Lohan’s jail sentence, he fielded questions about Afghanistan, unemployment, racism, and the economy. And yes, the show’s token conservative, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, behaved herself. Keep reading »

Quotable: Barack Obama Wasn’t Invited To Chelsea Clinton’s Wedding

“I was not invited to the wedding because I think Hillary and Bill, properly, want to keep this thing for Chelsea and her soon-to-be husband. You don’t want two presidents at one wedding! All the secret service, guests going through [metal detectors], all the gifts being torn apart.”

Barack Obama tells the ladies of “The View” that he wasn’t actually invited to Chelsea Clinton’s wedding. So sad—we would have loved the mental image of him and Bill dancing to “Celebration” at the reception. Make sure to catch Obama’s “View” appearance at 11 a.m. EST. [People] Keep reading »

Women Getting Plastic Surgery … On Their Feet!

Will it ever end!? As if being able to surgically alter your breasts, hips, nose, cheeks, lips, butt, thighs and stomach wasn’t enough, women are now getting cosmetic procedures on their feet so they can fit into tiny heels and look absolutely perfect in a pair of sandals. The Beverly Hills Aesthetic Foot Surgery in Studio City in Los Angeles is fueling this awful trend with their trademark “Cinderella Procedure” which gives clients narrower feet. Others go for the “Perfect 10! Aesthetic Toe Shortening,” which is just what it sounds like. Women can get their toes shortened and even straightened because buying shoes that actually fit just makes too much sense. For gals who can’t spend a single day in flats or sneakers, docs at the clinic will provide extra cushioning by injecting fat from their butts into the bottoms of their feet, supposedly to make stilettos more comfortable. If the worst thing about your tootsies is that they sweat, docs will inject them with Botox which stops glands from working properly, thus eliminating sweat.

I think all this could be avoided if women would just buy a few pairs of comfy shoes in sizes that actually fit. But that’s just me. What do you think? [Daily Mail] Keep reading »

Quickies: Anna Wintour Hosts A Dinner For President Obama & Kendall Jenner Is Now A Model

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