1. Confronting our twisted relationship with food

    A young photographer turns the stories of women with eating disorders into searingly thought-provoking images


  2. Why Mindy Kaling — not Lena Dunham — is the body positive icon of the moment

    There’s something refreshingly real about this sitcom star


  3. Nobody wants to see a real person on the cover.

  4. Our newest infographic features some pretty shocking facts about our plastic surgery obsession. For example, teenage plastic surgery is on the rise. There were 14,000 procedures performed on teens in 1996, compared to 77,000 in 2011.


    (Source: theweek.com)


  5. Was the number one junior tennis champ benched for being “too fat”? 

    Sixteen-year-old tennis prodigy Taylor Townsend is the world’s No. 1 junior girls player, with several titles — including Australian Open junior singles champion and Wimbledon junior doubles champion — already under her belt. What she isn’t is thin. Despite her mastery of the court, Townsend has been benched from further tournament appearances by the United States Tennis Association (USTA), with which she is part of a four-year development program, until she improves her “overall fitness.”

    Though the USTA cites Taylor’s health as their top concern, critics have called the decision discriminatory, and cited the success of curvier players like Serena Williams and Lindsay Davenport as proof that women of all body types can compete on an international level.

    Keep reading…


  6. Do my toes look fat?  

    Self-conscious about your toes? You aren’t alone. A growing number of patients are turning to podiatrists to reshape their lowermost appendages to make their toes thinner and more attractive. 

    With Americans now spending $10.4 billion annually on cosmetic surgery, is the latest ‘toe-besity’ craze just another egregious reason to go under the knife?

    (Source: theweek.com)