It’s an upsetting question posed by a New York Times piece, which delves into the proliferation of for-profit, specialty eating disorder clinics—posh rehab centers and chains that offer yoga and spa retreat amenities while tackling a health issue that is notoriously difficult to cure. At the crux of the investigation…
As you may have noticed, Viagra ads are heavy on dudes getting some in the immediate future, but light on the women they're going to get some with. But now, all that has changed: Bring in the women! (Er, woman.)
A woman who became famous for social media-ing the shit out of her vegan lifestyle has very publicly quit being a vegan, admitting that what began as a healthy lifestyle choice had morphed into something joyless and disordered.
Apparently, in a Behind the Music special airing on VH1 this Sunday, 34-year-old singer Nicole Scherzinger — of Eden's Crush, the Pussycat Dolls and X Factor — confesses that she spent years suffering from an eating disorder.
Only a decade or so ago, experts believed that eating disorders were largely a girls' disease. 95% of sufferers of anorexia and bulimia are female, said the common line. But now, some experts are warning that we've been overlooking a massive, heartbreaking problem: as many as 20 to 30% of people suffering from eating…
In today's Self-Fulfilling Prophesy news, researchers have found that men who don't need Viagra but take it anyway because they like how hard it makes their penises are dooming themselves to a future of self-doubt and the sexual floundering that comes with underconfidence. I guess in that way, recreational Viagra…
I am thirteen and at my first comic/sci-fi expo. I'd had no idea what to expect, and I'm stressed out. The place is packed, and everything seems to be anime and everything seems to cost money. It's the height of Dragonball-Z's popularity in New Zealand and there are Gokus competing in Kah-me-ha-me-ha competitions in…
It's the age-old dilemma: on the one hand, this Israeli ad for nonprofit Beitech wants to promote anorexia awareness. On the other, they really just wanna do the one-pallbearer-because-the-coffin's-so-light cheap sight-gag. This way, everyone loses!
In discussions of eating disorders and other mental illnesses, one topic often goes unmentioned: dating. To find out more about the complicated intersection of relationships and recovery, we talked to some people who'd been there.
Perhaps inspired by the success of shows like Intervention and Hoarders, Oprah Winfrey's OWN network, which debuts in January, has commissioned a rehab series of its own, which will revolve around patients in an eating disorder facility. Oh, dear.
One young woman gives us something we rarely see: a practical primer on "How to Handle My Eating Disorder in Your Home for the Holidays":
- Karl Lagerfeld gave SpongeBob SquarePants a makeover for a charity auction, resulting in this little charmer, which sold for €1,000. [WWD]
- What kind of fuckery is this? Amy Winehouse borrowed some designer dresses. When she returned them, they were splattered with vomit. [Mirror]
- Some of the puke-stained dresses had developed furry mold on them. [Hey, I'm eating breakfast, lady! - Ed.] [CelebNewsWire]
- Meanwhile, Amy is trying to launch the singing career…