Is There a Silver Lining to Otherwise Awful Pro-Ana 'Thinspo' Blogs?

Pro-ana blogs might actually help anorexics deal with their eating disorder and eventually seek recovery, according to a new study. After interviewing 33 people from seven countries involved in the online thinspo community, Indiana University researchers determined that the 24-hour support the blogs offer somewhat… » 8/20/12 2:45pm 8/20/12 2:45pm

Should Skinny Celeb Photos Have A Warning Label?

Today in a Daily Mail editorial, a mother whose daughter died of anorexia argues that photos of "twiglet" celebrities like Nicole Richie should run with a health warning in magazines. But how will editors determine which actresses are too thin? » 4/05/10 5:00pm 4/05/10 5:00pm

Do Disney Princesses Provide "Thinspiration" For Little Girls?

A new study reports that when 121 girls, ages 3-6, were asked to pick the "real princess" from a photo collection of girls in ballerina costumes, 50 percent of the girls chose the thinnest ballerina. Is Disney to blame? » 12/03/09 12:00pm 12/03/09 12:00pm

Lifelong Anorexic "Forced" To Eat Normally For 3 Weeks

Liz Jones' "For 40 years I have battled anorexia - so what happened when I had to eat normally for three weeks?" is, hands down, one of the most upsetting pieces of writing we've ever seen. » 6/09/09 3:40pm 6/09/09 3:40pm