Last year, a medical center in Texas quietly instituted controversial rule — a hiring policy that bars any applicant from consideration for a job there if they have a Body Mass Index of over 35 or if they project an image that somehow conflicts with how patients think doctors and nurses should look. And even though…
Writer Naomi Wolf was the keynote speaker at the National Eating Disorders Association conference this year. She's super-articulate, very intelligent, and she knows her stuff. I very much respect her and what she has to say. However...
• Here is a fairly convincing argument for male circumcision: It may help prevent penis injuries. Circumcised men are less likely to experience minor injuries during sex, says a recent study.
• Casey Anthony's former jail-house friend recently told police that Anthony confessed to "knocking out" her 2-year-old daughter with chloroform so she could go out and party. She also gave several different accounts of Caylee's disappearance, including:
After seeing her speak on a panel about body image and health, I grabbed a few minutes with the legendary full-figured model, cancer survivor, author, blogger, former television news reporter, you-name-it, Emme. Getting through the crowd of admirers was tough.
America — third-fattest country in the world, according to the WHO — has a schizophrenic relationship with food. Could the union of obesity activists and eating-disorder advocates generate any real insight? Strangely, at a recent panel, it kinda did.
Last night's Frontline examined the life and death of Neda Agha-Soltan, revealing Neda's commitment to protesting and the Iranian government's persecution of her friends and family.
• Pro-government militiaman Abbas Kargar Javid has been accused of murdering Neda Soltan, the young woman from Iran who became an international symbol after her death was shown on YouTube. The regime has yet to take action against Javid. •
As more information emerges about the tragic shooting of the young woman known as "Neda", her death has taken the protests in Iran to a new level — some are even making comparisons to the start of Iran's 1979 revolution.
On Saturday, "Neda", a young Iranian woman watching the protests in Tehran, was allegedly shot by a Basij, dying in her father's arms. It was captured on video. Some say she may be the new face of the opposition movement.