I Don't Love (or Hate) My Body — and So Can You!

When it comes to body acceptance, it seems like there are two ways to feel: you either want to burn yourself in effigy for having the wrong kind of clavicle, or you're out on the corner handing out Up With People juice because you're so comfortable in your radiant form. But what if you're neither of those people, and… » 4/06/14 2:00pm 4/06/14 2:00pm

How to Love Your Armpits and Other Unsung Parts of Your Gross Body

Confession: Don't be jealous, but I am totally fine with my armpits. Call me an arrogant rube, call me body-shame ignorant, but prior to the Dove campaign to beautify the pits, I didn't even know I was supposed to hate them. Now I refuse to hate them so that I might one day grow to love them — that's what passes for… » 3/05/14 2:40pm 3/05/14 2:40pm

Money Is the Only Thing Dudes Worry About More Than Their Looks

Talk about body image often revolves around the pressures that women face, which are of course abundant. (I was once tut-tutted for my cuticles. WHO CARES?) But men aren't immune, either. A recent survey says that men worry about their appearance more than anything—oh, except for money. » 2/28/14 1:30pm 2/28/14 1:30pm

Women Stress About How They Look More Than Anything Else

Adulthood is a series of time sucking precursors to moments of enjoyment — traffic jams, that spinning pinwheel of doom that your computer shows you when it's thinking, standing in lines at airports, outside of clubs, at the grocery store. For women, there's also the omnipresent time suck of Getting Ready, or… » 2/24/14 5:15pm 2/24/14 5:15pm

Barbie Design Boss Explains Doll's Ludicrous Measurements

For years, Barbie has been the go-to example of the ways our culture teaches girls to strive toward unrealistic beauty standards. Well, the brand's VP of design has finally responded to the critics. She counters that the realism isn't the point—the doll's design is mostly about making tiny clothes that actually fit. » 2/03/14 11:00am 2/03/14 11:00am

The Mindy Project: Asymmetrical Boobs, Knee Fat and Sex Without Nudity

Tuesday night's Mindy Project included a brief mention of the show's long-awaited partnership with dating app Tinder, but the meat of the episode was devoted to Mindy Lahiri's admission that she'd never let a boyfriend truly see her naked before. » 1/08/14 10:40am 1/08/14 10:40am

Rumble Tooth: A Haptic Connected Fork Gets Reviewed

By this point in your life of mining the internet for weird shit, you've no doubt heard of the HAPIfork, that utensil that aims to keep you from eating your marshmallow gummy bear casserole too quickly by vibrating if you start behaving like a ravenous jackal and take bites any faster than at a stately 10-second… » 1/01/14 1:30pm 1/01/14 1:30pm

Plenty of Women Don't Remember That Models Are Photoshopped

There are some out there who think it should be and is obvious to female consumers that models are not what most people look like, that everyone knows their look is all due to a combination of rare genes and the magic of photoshop. Those people are wrong. » 11/26/13 10:25am 11/26/13 10:25am

Even Finnick Doesn’t Think He’s Attractive Enough to Be Finnick

Catching Fire is coming out next weekend, which means you can soon look forward to over two hours of basic cable CGI while quibbling over casting choices under your breath. Goody! As you hate-watch the latest Hunger Games installment, however, just remember the toll it has taken on the psyche of Sam Claflin, the… » 11/17/13 5:00pm 11/17/13 5:00pm

Shockingly, Hollywood Still Refuses to Let Actresses Age At All

Writing a long, long time ago in a papercut delivery mechanism called “a magazine,” Susan Sontag pointed out that our culture has a double-standard when it comes to aging. That is, dudes are allowed to age into grizzled old wrinklepusses, while women are required to either maintain the skin tautness of a porcelain doll … » 9/21/13 1:30pm 9/21/13 1:30pm

British Show Big Ballet Aims to Encourage Bigger Girls to Keep Dancing

A former dancer for the Royal Ballet is launching a British TV series called Big Ballet aimed at encouraging larger dancers, which is something you just don’t hear enough of (unless you’re re-watching the now-defunct Bunheads, unwilling to accept ABC Family’s capricious decision-making process). » 9/15/13 12:30pm 9/15/13 12:30pm

Earlier Puberty Sadly Means Earlier Acne for Unlucky Grade-Schoolers

It’ll come as no shock you to learn that boys and girls in these modern-day United States, fed on country-fried steroidal chicken breasts and good ol’ American colas, have begun to hit puberty at earlier ages than they ever have before. This might actually be a good thing in some respects, since early adolescence may… » 8/18/13 4:00pm 8/18/13 4:00pm

Things I Learned at the Smallest Penis in Brooklyn Pageant [NSFW]

Upon my arrival at the steamy, hellishly hot little Brooklyn dive bar in which the 1st Annual Smallest Penis in Brooklyn Pageant was to take place, the sense of eager anticipation was as potent as the sweat aroma permeating the room. "Let's see some small dicks!" was the general consensus of all the humans in attendance. … » 7/26/13 3:20pm 7/26/13 3:20pm