Expert: Teen Boys Should Explain to Teen Girls What They Find Attractive

A UK children's health expert says one way to fight bad body image among girls is for schools to encourage boys to tell girls that they are attracted to qualities other than sheer slenderness. Uh... has this guy ever MET any teenagers? I can see approximately 50,000 ways for this to go wrong. » 3/18/15 10:10am 3/18/15 10:10am

Yorkshire Poet to Throw Britain's First Teeny Tiny Penis Party

Men who have small penises are prone to anxiety about their body image and their performance. That's why a Yorkshire poet by the name of Ant Smith is throwing a party to celebrate tiny peens of all shapes and sizes. He's charging people admission based on their length—the shorter the dick, the smaller the entry fee. » 2/20/15 4:45pm 2/20/15 4:45pm

The Days You Feel Beautiful and the Days You Don't

I'm embarrassed about all the time I've spent thinking about my weight. No one has ever told me I needed to lose any. Doctors mark my weight "average," and aside from a few middle school incidents, friends, family, and strangers have been positive about my body. But I'm not always happy with my appearance. Although I… » 2/04/15 2:30pm 2/04/15 2:30pm

Bryn Mawr Health Center Helpfully Emails Students Weight Loss Tips

The private women's college Bryn Mawr emailed a group of students late last week encouraging them to join the new school-sponsored weight loss program. Students received the email based on their elevated body mass index, data that was mined from their medical records collected by the college's Health Center. » 1/30/15 3:00pm 1/30/15 3:00pm

Adorable Little Kids Teach Body Acceptance in PSA

Why do kids have to be so damn adorable and uncorrupted by society's stupid, unrealistic standards? This video PSA asks 50 people what they'd change about their bodies. And while the adults were predictably self-critical, the kids said they'd want stuff like superpowers and wings. » 11/05/14 1:50pm 11/05/14 1:50pm

Your Boobs Are Poised for a Major Breakthrough

Boobs: What is there to say about them that hasn't been said? Turns out, quite a lot — from women. And if us gals have our way about the girls, we will be monopolizing the conversation about our boobs from here to eternity, which is kind of nice, seeing as how we've had so little say in their presentation up to now. » 9/13/14 2:00pm 9/13/14 2:00pm

Surgeons Spend Valuable Time Determining Perfect Belly Button Shape

Today in What's Wrong With Your Body: Belly buttons! Surgeons at the University of Singapore have analyzed a whole bunch of them to find out what makes them perfect and guess what? Whatever it is is probably the opposite of what you have. HATE YOURSELF, YOU MONSTER. » 8/26/14 3:10pm 8/26/14 3:10pm

The Truth Is Out: You Will Never Have a 'Celebrity Body'

The fitness and tabloid industries make tons and tons of dough off the idea that if you can just find the right combo of Soul Cycle and kale chips and chia seed pudding and intentional living, YOU TOO can have Jennifer Aniston's exact abs. The truth, of course, is that you probably can't. You can only have YOUR abs. … » 8/07/14 4:20pm 8/07/14 4:20pm

What Modcloth Gets Right About Selling Plus-Size Clothing

For the last year, cutesy emporium Modcloth has been deliberately ramping up its plus-size offerings. Now they'd like everyone to know that yes, you can do a brisk business selling larger ladies clothing that isn't a poorly-made heap of polyester garbage. » 6/24/14 2:40pm 6/24/14 2:40pm

The 'Perfect Female Celeb' Is Perfectly Gross

It's a Tuesday morning and the sun is shining so the time seems right to reduce women's presence in this world to a single body part or feature. » 6/24/14 10:20am 6/24/14 10:20am

Meet the Muscled Men Who Embrace Equal Opportunity Objectification

What's with dudes getting buffer, y'all? Should we call it something? Other than, you know, buff dudes? What ever happened to beefcake? How about we ask that guy who came up with metrosexual. Oh, he already came up with something. Spornosexual. [dies] » 6/23/14 7:00pm 6/23/14 7:00pm

Ladies, Take Cover: 'Pre-Cellulite' Is Coming for You

DID YOU HEAR? Maria Menounos has pre-cellulite. Yup, said so herself. That's where you don't have cellulite all the way I guess but LOOK OUT because cellulite is a cackling witch waiting to claim your nubile body just like being pre-40 or pre-menopausal or pre-old. Fact: We're all pre-old. » 6/19/14 1:00pm 6/19/14 1:00pm

Clinic Will Shoot You in the Crotch With a Laser to Create a Thigh Gap

If you're one of those disgusting Josie Grossies whose thighs rub together when they walk—almost as though human legs were enormous meat-sticks located right next to one another—WEEP NO MORE. Texas is here to help. » 5/21/14 5:30pm 5/21/14 5:30pm

How One Woman Became the Anti-Fit Mom

Before having children, Taryn Brumfitt was a super jacked/svelte body builder. After giving birth changed her body though, her self esteem did too. » 5/14/14 4:00pm 5/14/14 4:00pm

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

18-Year-Old Girl Gets Liposuction, Ends Up Feeling Worse About Herself

Over at Rookie, Katie McMahon writes about being pressured by her mother into losing weight from childhood until 16, when Mommy Dearest made McMahon an offer she couldn't refuse - paying for her to have liposuction at 18. » 3/25/14 6:15pm 3/25/14 6:15pm

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… » 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

The 19 Reasons Why Michelle Duggar Loves Her Body

Infamous mom of 19 kids Michelle Duggar has enumerated the many ways that she has learned to love her body even after having been perpetually pregnant for two decades. A positive body image is great and all, but some of her reasons just read like she's cycling through the Kübler-Ross model of grief. » 2/26/14 1:10pm 2/26/14 1:10pm