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Lessons From The Fat-O-Sphere, By Kate Harding And Marianne Kirby

Oh, no! We forgot to celebrate our new favorite holiday, International No Diet Day, on May 6th!

But it’s cool. We can still score some body-image karma by grabbing a copy of Lessons From the Fat-O-Sphere: Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce With Your Body by bloggers Kate Harding and Marianne Kirby.
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A Thin Body Leads To An Old Face

Valerie Bertinelli is on the cover of People showing off her new bikini body just a couple of weeks shy of her 49th birthday. She has the body of a 20-year-old, but her face looks much older. In fact, she looks older than she did when she started losing weight two years ago. It turns… More »


An Open Letter To Jessica Simpson

Dear Jessica,

The mistake you made wasn’t so much in gaining weight, it was in making such a big to-do of yourself when you were skinny. And those high-waisted jeans weren’t doing you any favors either. But the thing is, plenty of women in Hollywood are your size or bigger and no one’s… More »


Slideshow: The Frisky’s Favorite Plus Sized Pin Ups

Big girl bombshell Beth Ditto has already made us swoon with her songs and her sass, but now she’s going to conquer a business that has typically seemed a little small minded for a lady like her- fashion. Known for her outtasight onstage getups made of metallic spandex and her tasty Tracey Turnblad-esque print dresses,… More »


Do Skinny Women Really Have More Sex?

Listen, I don’t know where they get this “research” or who they’re asking, but according to a new study, women who are a size four have sex more often than size eight women. Now, I think if they continued to do the math they’d find size 16’s like me do it even more than both… More »


Hypothyroidism Credited For Model’s Figure

Last month we asked if you thought Karolina Kurkova, the Victoria’s Secret model under fire for gaining weight, was fat. Kurkova wasn’t even included in pre-show materials for the 2008 Victoria’s Secret fashion show because it was a last minute decision to let her strut the runway. After snacking on pretty much nothing but veggies… More »


Genius Or Crazy: The Toilet Seat Scale

Too lazy to go to the bathroom and weight yourself? Soon you may be able to do both at the same time! Designer Haikun Deng designed this toilet seat with a built-in digital scale, so, basically, you’ll be able to see how much weight you lose each time you relieve yourself. It’s only a concept… More »


Lipstick and Playboy Economics

If history is any indication, you may want to stock up on your favorite lipstick before every tube is sold out, and go ahead, splurge on that cupcake — curves are coming back in vogue. Since our recent economic crisis, people are once again talking about the Leading Lipstick Indicator, a surprisingly reliable theory that… More »


Thoughts From Guys On Our IM: Men Have Body Image Issues Too

We all have insecurities don’t we? When I was a teenager, I was hit with a triple dose of the fuglies, getting glasses, braces, and a raging case of acne within a two month period. I don’t think the insecurity that arose during that time has ever gone away completely, though now I worry more… More »


Cliques Determine How Teenage Girls Think About Weight

According to a new study published in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence, the peer groups teenage girls identify with influences how they think about weight. Among the group of 236 girls between 13 and 18 who were surveyed, those who identified with athletic peers, aka jocks, weren’t very concerned about their weight; burnouts believed… More »


Supermodel Karolina Kurkova Gets Called Fat

Oh no they didn’t! Karolina Kurkova, the Victoria’s Secret supermodel that Elle recently posted about in the forums, has been called fat by the Brazilian press. The smack talk started after a show in Sao Paulo, where Kurkova walked the runway with more meat on her bones than usual. And gasp, she has cellulite on… More »


Education Will Make You Healthier

Women who are more highly educated have a healthier average weight than those who are less educated, a comparison of data from several countries revealed. BUT! this does not mean that smart women are skinnier. In countries where the majority of the population is obese, women with more education weigh less, and in countries where… More »


J.Lo Hewitt’s Got Back

While on vacation in Hawaii with her fiancée, a bikini clad Jennifer Love Hewitt got her cellulite snapped by paparazzi and then ridiculed on the internet by sites like TMZ and Perez Hilton. Jennifer “just call me more to Love” Hewitt has fought back by openly admitting to liking her body and encouraging other woman… More »


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