obesity

First Graders Are Body Shaming Each Other, According To A New Depressing Study

As if tiny humans don’t have enough sensory overload to stress them out, a recent study shows that children body shame each other as early as first grade.

Bronwyn Isaac | May 31, 2016 - 7:45 pm

Sugar Won’t Kill You, Please Stop Taking The Internet At Its Word

By the way, neither will bacon.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 27, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Sorry, Older Sisters: Science Says You Weigh More Than Your Siblings

A small price to pay for being the favorite, right??

Megan Reynolds | August 31, 2015 - 12:30 pm

Fatphobia: A Guide For The Disbeliever

This piece was crossposted with permission from KittyStryker.com.

First, a little bit about me. I’m an American who has lived on one coast or the other, who has spent…

Kitty Stryker | May 6, 2014 - 11:00 am

My Love Of Coca-Cola And Its Decline In North America

I think it might be time for me to partake in a Coca-Cola addiction intervention, because apparently, many fellow North American addicts have kicked the habit. Now I’m just feeling…

Daley Quinn | July 17, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Obesity Is Now Recognized As A “Disease” By The American Medical Association

Lesley Kinzel from xoJane on how the American Medical Association classified obesity as a “disease” yesterday, but that really doesn’t mean a whole lot in a society with such…

Jessica Wakeman | June 19, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Fat Fetish Model Consumes 5,000 Calories A Day To Achieve Her Dream

Everyone has a dream. Snoop Lion wanted to be a pimp when he grew up. And 23-year-old Tammy Jung wants to hit 420 lbs. so she can be a high-roller…

Jessica Wakeman | May 10, 2013 - 5:00 pm

Kirstie Alley Continues Her Fat-Shaming Reign Of Terror

Kirstie Alley has good Photoshop skills, but questionable judgment when it comes to pointing out her weight issues. She posted this pic of her head Photoshopped onto a fat woman’s…

Jessica Wakeman | March 26, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Brazil’s Created Special Seating For Obese Olympics Fans

Excited to head to Brazil’s 2014 Olympic Summer Games? Well, if you’re obese, expect to pay a little bit more to enjoy the sports. Where standard-sized stadium seats start at…

Julie Gerstein | March 1, 2013 - 4:20 pm

Watch A Sneak Peek Of TLC’s Crime Documentary, “Half-Ton Killer?”

We need to talk about the upcoming TLC documentary, “Half-Ton Killer.” If you’ve seen TLC’s other “Half-Ton” docs (“Half-Ton Mom,” “Half-Ton Teen,” etc.), this is a different beast. Yes, Mayra…

Ami Angelowicz | September 23, 2012 - 10:00 am

World’s Heaviest Woman Is Shedding The Pounds With The Sex Diet

Pauline Potter took the title of the Guinness Book World Record’s Fattest Woman at 728 pounds. She packed on the pounds after divorcing her husband Alex, binging on about 10,000…

Ami Angelowicz | July 11, 2012 - 12:20 pm

Obese People Should Get Counseling, Panel Advises

Earlier this week, a federal health advisory panel recommended that obese adults receive intensive counseling in order to address the mounting obesity epidemic in America. The U.S. Preventive Services Task…

Julie Gerstein | June 26, 2012 - 12:40 pm
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