In the latest inspirational effort from Dove’s Real Beauty campaign, a group of women described themselves to a forensic artist, who sketched a portrait based on their descriptions alone. Then the artist asked other people to describe those same women, and did a second sketch. The contrast between the two portraits was pretty staggering, and… READ MORE »

Love & Sex

Body dysmrophic disorder (BDD) is typically thought of as a problem affecting women, but men also suffer from the disease. Nathaniel Asselin, of Cheyney, Pennsylvania, was one of those sufferers. “A shaving nick or a small blemish, or even just a bump under the skin would keep him in front of the mirror for hours,… READ MORE »


Last week my friend told me she was skipping her husband’s annual office picnic this year. She said she’d gained at least 5–10 pounds since the last time she saw his co-workers, and couldn’t handle their judging eyes. She also said she would never want to “embarrass” her husband. WHAT? I couldn’t believe my ears. READ MORE »