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What Are The Consequences Of A Less Active Life?

The feminist movement opened the proverbial door for women who wanted out of the house. But a recent study suggests that trading in aprons for pantsuits could be making women fatter than they’ve ever been. The modern female is doing fewer household chores, research found, which translates into fewer calories burned overall on a daily …


Binge Eating Linked To Suicide Risk

Young women who experience body dissatisfaction due to binge eating disorder (BED) are more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression, new research reports. Not only that, but this population also has an increased risk for suicide, the Bloomberg School of Public Health study found. Internalization of emotions Young women with mood disorders and body …


Can Kids Find Help For Anorexia On A “Pro-Ana” Post?

For many years, people visiting YouTube have accidentally or intentionally encountered so-called “pro-ana” videos that perpetuate the virtues of the deadly disease anorexia. However, a new Norwegian research study found that individuals against these websites have mounted a response. Now, a vast amount of anorexia-themed videos posted to YouTube actually encourage people to recover and …


Self-Control Is Boosted By Giving Yourself A Break, Study Finds

The dominant view of self-control in modern psychology and behavioral science is that it’s a limited resource; once you use up all you have, you’re bound to then indulge in the thing you’re trying to set limits with. Yet a new article published in Trends in Cognitive Sciences suggests that self-control can actually be bolstered …


Disney Defends Anorexic Minnie Mouse In Holiday Ad Campaign

Is nothing pure anymore? That’s the question many Disney fans have been asking since the corporate giant teamed up with department store Barney’s on a holiday ad campaign featuring an anorexic-looking Minnie Mouse. Minnie, along with a few of her popular Disney character friends, have received makeovers for the campaign “Electric Holiday,” which now renders …


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Surfer Girl

On a beach walk one morning, two groups of children caught my eye. The first was a group of boys, with a fairly large age range, maybe 6-16. They were little surfers, hitting the morning Pacific waves with spirited tries. Next I came across a smaller group of tween girls participating in a makeshift photo …


How To Check If Your Adolescent Child Is Suffering From An Eating Disorder?

Adolescents and children spend a good part of their day away from home, whether it’s at school or with friends. A lot of times people are not able to detect an eating disorder like anorexia or bulimia in their children, because they seem to behave normally whenever they are at home (and parents are generally …


Celebrities With Anorexia: Lucy Hale Comes Clean About Eating Disorder Battle

Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale is the latest of celebrities with anorexia to come forward and discuss her condition publicly. In the September issue of Cosmopolitan, the actress comes clean about struggling with an eating disorder. The Cosmo interview reveals that the star would sometimes go days without eating. For those as-of-yet unfamiliar with …


Anorexia: Wanting To Be Invisible But Seen

When I started to restrict, I wanted to be seen by the world. I wanted others to tell me how proud they were of my willpower. I wanted them to comment on the fabulousness of sitting in a restaurant during Christmas time and watching everybody else enjoy the Christmas Dinner while I was staring at …


Snow White And Our Society’s Quest For Beauty

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall…   “Who’s the fairest of them all?” – This seems to be the question echoing throughout every magazine, reality TV show, and even overheard conversation: Youth, Beauty, Perfection – it is our obsession. And, like the wicked Queen, we will stop at nothing to get it. Face lifts, botox, lip …


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