Behold the Most Perfectly Scathing Missed Connection of All Time

Tuesday evening, a commuter on the T in Boston observed a man approach a woman and — without any prior interaction — tell her to lose weight. The observing passenger was outraged on the woman's behalf and, unable to confront the man before he got off the train, took to Craigslist to air her grievances in what might be… » 3/19/14 12:20pm 3/19/14 12:20pm

You Will Be Shocked at What This Year's 'Best Diet' Requires of You

U.S. News and World Report, known mostly for its essentially meaningless rankings of institutes of higher learning, is getting into the diet game. Just what you'd always hoped would happen! So, with so many fun diet trends out there, which will be No. 1? A diet that mandates you eat one lump of oats every nine and a… » 1/07/14 6:55pm 1/07/14 6:55pm

The Victoria's Secret Casting Sounds Like Hell on Earth

Have you ever wondered what it's like to be at a Victoria's Secret Fashion Show model casting? No, you probably have not, because everyone in the possession of the human faculty of logic can infer with 100 percent certainty that it's terrible, terrifying, and generally the opposite of a good time. » 9/23/13 12:40pm 9/23/13 12:40pm

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 am… » 8/03/13 3:00pm 8/03/13 3:00pm

Airline to Hire Only Thin Female Flight Attendants to 'Save Fuel'

A good trick to keep people from scrutinizing your unseemly behavior is to respond, "In this economy?" in an incredulous voice. For instance: if someone comes into my apartment and says, "Your air conditioner is attached to your windowsill with duct tape and it looks extremely terrible," I will reply, "Buying a screwdriver? … » 7/01/13 11:15am 7/01/13 11:15am

Is Kim Kardashian Close to Striking a Deal with Weight Watchers?

All of those unflattering maternity outfits and shitty tabloid stories about her pregnant body might be paying off—literally. Kim Kardashian has reportedly been made an offer by Weight Watchers to be its next celebrity spokesperson. You didn't think she would lose the baby weight for free, did you? » 5/28/13 2:40pm 5/28/13 2:40pm

Mika Brzezinski Has an Eating Disorder, Paid Her Friend to Lose Weight

Morning Joe's Mika Brzezinski has a book hitting stores tomorrow titled Obsessed: America's Food Addiction — And My Own. She talked about the project this morning on her own show, as well as Today, and a lot of what she had to say was great, and made perfect sense. For instance: "The obesity crisis in America is not… » 5/06/13 4:10pm 5/06/13 4:10pm

Women Who Run Are Horrible Fat Wildebeests, Says Swole Bro Trainer

This article on nutritionist, trainer, and human pillar of muscle protein powder D.H. Kiefer's website, Dangerously Hardcore, (HAAADCOOOOOAH) is called "Why Women Should Not Run." Period. Not "Why Women Looking For a More Toned Body Should Not Run" or "Why Women Who Want To Lose Weight Should Not Run." Why? Because running… » 5/04/13 3:30pm 5/04/13 3:30pm

Doctors Aren't Mean to Fat Patients, They're Just Nicer to Thin Ones

As a fat person, I've never been treated like complete shit at the doctor, although I've certainly gone in for a sore throat and been told to go on a diet (ugh, why wouldn't I stop eating so many strep-laced Ding Dongs!?). But I have had some uncomfortable experiences, and I know plenty of fat people who have had… » 5/02/13 11:20am 5/02/13 11:20am

Just Shut the Fuck Up About Kim Kardashian's Weight

Even before 32-year-old Kimberly Noel Kardashian got pregnant, her weight was a talking point. Her curvy body — and that infamous derrière — landed her on magazine covers, and she was paid handsomely to use and promote the non-FDA-approved weight loss supplement QuickTrim. But now that Kim is with child, the blaring,… » 3/22/13 1:45pm 3/22/13 1:45pm

'Honest' Version of Coca Cola's Anti-Obesity Ad Is Actually a Scary Truth …

Here's the new Coca-Cola commercial, in which the brand brags about all it's doing to help people consume fewer calories: "Across our portfolio of over 650 beverages, we now offer over 180 low and no calorie choices," the narrator explains. If you like, you can also watch the new Coca-Cola commercial explaining how one… » 1/17/13 10:45am 1/17/13 10:45am