Your Cheap-Ass Gym Is Messing With Your Mind, Doesn't Want You Healthy

Most of us hate going to the gym. It's intimidating and, unless you're Hamilton Nolan, you don't even know how to use half the machines and weights. So when Planet Fitness showed up and started offering pizza nights and massage chairs, it all sounded great. But Planet Fitness doesn't really care about your fitness. In… » 12/18/14 9:30pm Thursday 9:30pm

Miss America: Swimsuit Competition Let Her Show 'How Hard I’ve Worked'

Since winning the Miss America pageant, Kira Kazantsev has been on the road not denying getting kicked out of her sorority for hazing and visiting hospitals, Disney World, and Canada. She stopped by USA Today for an interview with Ann Oldenburg, where she chatted about Kim Kardashian's Paper cover (because apparently… » 11/17/14 4:45pm 11/17/14 4:45pm

Internet Mad That Plus-Sized Model Isn't Really Plus-Sized

Late last week, Elle profiled Myla Dalbesio, a model who—along with Jourdan Dunn, Amanda Wellsh, Ji Hye Park and Lara Stone—appears in Calvin Klein's new "Perfectly Fit" campaign. Dalbesio, at size 10, is considered plus-sized in the modeling world, a fact that Elle mentioned both on Twitter and in the article. This… » 11/11/14 6:00pm 11/11/14 6:00pm

Reader to Columnist: I Used to Want to Be With You But You're Fat Now

The best thing about working on the internet is the ease with which readers can get in touch with you. It's so nice to be privy to thoughts about your work and, more importantly, what you look like! At least, that's what Telegraph columnist Bryony Gordon learned (though not for the first time) when she received an… » 11/04/14 1:30pm 11/04/14 1:30pm

Body-Positive 'Chubby' J-Pop Groups Will Eat Whatever They Want

Earlier this year, Chubbiness, an all-girl group consisting of girls bigger than your average Japanese starlet stormed the J-Pop scene. The Chubbiness girls love to talk (and eat) food and their favorite "chubby" body parts. They've been quite the sensation, and they're not the only puniko ("Marshmallow girl") group. » 10/01/14 3:15pm 10/01/14 3:15pm

'Fat Shaming' Doesn't Make People Lose Weight So Shut Your Piehole

You often see a refrain in the comments of posts about how maybe fat people are humans and don't deserve to be harassed or pestered or treated like lazy scum: "But if we're not mean, fatties will think it's ok to be fat! It's for their own good!" Well, guess what: treating people like shit doesn't actually make them… » 9/11/14 1:40pm 9/11/14 1:40pm

Pelt Yourself With Hash Browns: The Esquire Guide for Portly Men

There comes a time in every man's life when he, even if just for a second, wants to dress well for some reason or other. And sometimes that man is fat and wants some good advice. So he opens the pages of esquire and reads about how he should wear muumuus and onesies instead of shirts and slacks. Because he's fat.… » 9/04/14 9:30pm 9/04/14 9:30pm

Retta's Annoying Seat Filler Keeps Tweeting Annoying Fat Jokes At Her

Comedian Retta livetweeted the Emmys Monday night, and her spiel included a portion about a particularly vocal seat filler placed next to her who bothered her for a part on Parks and Recreation, among other faux pas. Since then, he's made offensive jokes about her being fat and smelly. Oh and he also commented that he… » 8/28/14 10:00am 8/28/14 10:00am

New Scooby Doo Movie 'Curses' Daphne By Turning Her into a Fat Lady

Daphne from Scooby Doo—whose salient personality trait has always been "pretty"—wasn't exactly a progressive character to begin with, but Warner Bros. has really outdone themselves with the new straight-to-video Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy. In it, Daphne gets on the wrong side of some ghoul or warlock and is transformed… » 8/21/14 7:45pm 8/21/14 7:45pm

Rich People Work Out to Lose Weight, Poor People Take Diet Pills

The relationship between poverty and weight is a vital yet often downplayed aspect of the "obesity epidemic." Poor people have less nutritious food in their neighborhood stores (if they have stores at all), less money to buy it, less time to cook it, and less access to preventive medical care. But the fact that… » 8/21/14 4:00pm 8/21/14 4:00pm