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People Are Freaking Out Over 'Skeletal' Biggest Loser Winner

After this season's final contestant on the popular weight loss show The Biggest Loser confidently strode onstage last night, she was met with halting applause from the audience and looks of shock from the show's trainers. Rachel Frederickson, formerly 260lbs, now weighed in at 105 lbs. She'd won by losing 60% of her… » 2/05/14 11:30am 2/05/14 11:30am

Body Shaming Makes Teenage Boys Depressed, More Likely to Use Drugs

It's easy to frame body shaming and eating disorders as primarily a female problem (because beauty, in our culture, is so often treated like women's sole utility, whereas men are allowed to fall back on stuff like "ideas" and "assertiveness" and "sense of humor), but that doesn't mean that men are exempt from… » 11/06/13 8:30pm 11/06/13 8:30pm

Thin Women: I've Got Your Back. Could You Get Mine?

Let's just get this out of the way right up front, everyone: Don't tell thin women to eat a cheeseburger. Don't tell fat women to put down the fork. Don't tell underweight men to bulk up. Don't tell women with facial hair to wax, don't tell uncircumcised men they're gross, don't tell muscular women to go easy on the… » 8/21/13 5:30pm 8/21/13 5:30pm

Making Your Kid Clean Their Plate Might Give Them An Eating Disorder

"A clean plate is a happy plate" is a common refrain for new parents — but sometimes it's not so happy for the kid. More like "miserable" or "potentially pukey" or "burgeoning weird relationship with food." As if you moms didn't have enough to worry about. I have a fucking CAT, and every time I go out of the house I… » 8/03/13 3:00pm 8/03/13 3:00pm

This Week in Tabloids: A Dubious and Fucked-Up Guide to Celebrity…

Welcome back to Midweek Madness, in which Tanisha Love Ramirez assists as we gorge on gossip from In Touch, Us, Ok!, Life & Style, and Star. This week, there's a ton of Kardashian "news": Scott "American Psycho" Disick may not be the father of Kourtney Kardashian's son; Rob Kardashian's been boozing and seeing… » 3/27/13 2:47pm 3/27/13 2:47pm

Diabulimia: Eat Anything You Want, Lose Weight and Seriously Put Your…

Erin Williams was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was 11 years old, and at 14, she decided to stop taking her insulin. Her body started to "burn through fat and muscle" and Williams lost weight quickly. Dangerous? Absolutely. But as ABC News reports, Williams actually experienced positive reinforcement: » 3/11/13 2:00pm 3/11/13 2:00pm

Recovering Anorexic Asks Frat Bros to Please Stop Wearing "Please Don't…

Five years ago, the Phi Sigma Kappa brothers at American University decided it would be hilarious to print rush t-shirts that said "Please don't feed the sorority girls" on the front and "Campus Beautification" on the back. The AU Interfraternity Council told them to get rid of them because, "as a general standard,… » 2/08/13 2:20pm 2/08/13 2:20pm