Bodies

Here’s How To Sleep Like A Teenager Again

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When was the last time you got a decent night’s sleep?

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Allergy Shaming Is A Thing, And It Needs To Stop

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I realized that allergies, much like mental health, are largely misunderstood and often dismissed as trivial or exaggerated.

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Fat Girls Take The Lead

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We’ve seen the fat leads who hate themselves; we’ve seen the fat leads who learn to love themselves in spite of their body...

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I Spoke Up About Being Size Inclusive; Dove Listened

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This article first appeared on Plus Mommy and has been republished with permission.

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Please Don’t Compliment My Weight Loss

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I’m not exactly sure how to take this. Is being thin a consolation prize for being sick?

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Why Is It So Hard For A Fat Person To Find A Comfortable Place To Sit In San Francisco?

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It’s important to recognize that tiny or unsupportive seats (no matter how beautiful) send a silent but powerful message about who has the right to sit down. This message has strong ripple effects for a community that is already facing quite a bit of discrimination.

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Take The Cake: Why It’s Important to Preach To The Choir

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It takes a lot of ongoing effort, labor, and love to fight for justice and to question the culture. People in the “choir” opt out of fitting in or playing nice. We dedicate a lot of time to being conscientious citizens.

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Take The Cake: On International Women’s Day I Celebrate The 31% Stock Plummet of WW

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I can think of few things more worthy of celebrating on International Women’s Day than the slow and very public decline of a company that has capit

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Take The Cake: Diets Don't Work (But They Do Give People These 4 Things)

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Dieting is a socially sanctioned method of mentally high-tailing out of whatever is going on and keeping you entirely in your head, laser-focused on your next bite, your scale, your plate.

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Linking BMI To Sexual Orientation Ignores A Bigger Health Threat — Homophobia

These different messages lead one to wonder if the intended advice is for one's BMI or sexual orientation.

The study leads one to wonder if the intended advice is for one's BMI or sexual orientation.

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