Body Image.

The 5 Worst Diets of All Time

Abby Langer | Posted 08.22.2014 | Canada Living
Abby Langer

These popular diets can be dangerous, they are low in calories, which is why you will probably lose weight while you follow them. But many pose serious health risks and limited long-term results.

Ad Attacks Fashion Industry In Best Possible Way

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 08.14.2014 | Canada Style

An amazing bus shelter ad in Toronto is causing quite the buzz with its important statement. The bright fuchsia ad reads “Shed your weight problem h...

96 Women We Need To See In The Media (NSFW)

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 08.14.2014 | Canada Style

We all know the type of woman the media loves to represent – tall and thin equals "perfect." Unfortunately, she doesn’t reflect what the majority ...

A Letter to My Suicidal Self

Angela Hartlin | Posted 08.12.2014 | Canada Living
Angela Hartlin

I will tell you that I know you've tried what feels like everything to create a tolerable existence, but it hasn't worked thus far. I also know that you have hoarded your past expired medications in your toy hamper waiting for this day when you finally get "the nerve" to go through with ending it all. Please don't let today be your last, I want you to experience what it's like to smile for real again and you'll be taking that opportunity away.

I'm Fat, Get Over It

BrazenWoman | Posted 07.31.2014 | Canada Living
BrazenWoman

Must we spend our lives in abject misery about our god-given design flaws?I say NO. I am fat, fit and fabulous! And I have spent far too much time trying to be something that I was never intended to be -- thin.

We Need To Stop Glorifying The Skinny Post-Baby Bikini Bod

Abby Langer | Posted 07.30.2014 | Canada Living
Abby Langer

The glorification of the thin body is not only found in the media, but among even some of my nutrition colleagues who promote being "skinny" or "eating skinny" as a way to attract clients for weight loss. Shouldn't we as healthcare professionals understand the value of the strong, fit body?

The Horrible Reason Why This Teen's Instagram Pics Were Removed

The Huffington Post Canada | Chloe Tejada | Posted 07.17.2014 | Canada Style

Lots of women pose in their underwear on Instagram, but apparently not everyone is allowed to show off their figures. Samm Newman, a 19-year-old Oh...

Ten Body Lessons for Entrepreneurs

Neil Seeman | Posted 07.02.2014 | Canada Business
Neil Seeman

Etymology offers insights into deity-associated bodily terms to understand the lessons of the Ancients and apply these lessons to entrepreneurship.

Cleavage: To Stare or Not to Stare?

Trina Read | Posted 08.16.2014 | Canada Living
Trina Read

Guys shouldn't be given carte blanche to stare, even when the lady has her cleavage out invitingly. But women might want to lighten up a bit and save themselves unnecessary headaches. Cleavage staring will never go away -- it's in a man's DNA. Might as well make peace with it.

Hot Summer Fashion Trends Ready For Your Closet

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 08.13.2014 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

As my fashion sense continues to evolve, summer should be included as part of my journey to becoming a fashionista. Well, OK, not quite a fashionista. I would be happy to be dressing a little on trend and feeling comfortable.

You Know How to Eat, You Don't Need a Diet Company to Tell You

Marci Warhaft-Nadler | Posted 08.07.2014 | Canada Living
Marci Warhaft-Nadler

After years of being told that we don't know how to eat, we've actually started to believe it. This makes us completely vulnerable and therefore prime targets for any new diet plan or product that come our way. When did we lose faith in ourselves and start putting all our trust in complete strangers, who care more about healthy incomes than healthy consumers?

Go Deal With Your Own Insecurities Instead of Censoring Social Media (NSFW)

Erika Lust | Posted 07.30.2014 | Canada
Erika Lust

Rihanna recently had her Instagram account deleted after posting one of the topless photos from her very racy, very stylish spread in Lui magazine earlier this month. Even though Instagram maintained it was an accident (who in their right mind would piss RiRi off on purpose?) and reinstated the account, it had still been wiped squeaky clean.

As a Disabled Person, Maya Angelou Taught Me To Feel 'Phenomenal'

Amber Rehman | Posted 07.29.2014 | Canada Living
Amber Rehman

Those words secretly worked magic on me. As a disabled person, I had an extra swing in my waist that never bothered me. The joy in my feet was something far more powerful than anyone could understand. The flash in my teeth, were vicious to those that fed me negativity,  and the same flash was a brilliant smile that won the hearts of those that I cared about.

Redefine Your Own Beauty

Darlena Cunha | Posted 07.03.2014 | Canada Living
Darlena Cunha

Quite a few years ago, now, I had a slight moment of fame. I was driving to work (yeah, I used to work!) and on my 45-minute commute, I heard the morn...

Would You Use Google Glass During Sex?

Petra Zebroff | Posted 06.24.2014 | Canada Living
Petra Zebroff

A few days ago Google released Glass, their new wearable computer glasses. This $1,500 gadget can record every minute of a our lives -- including our sex lives. Put on a pair of Glass and capture all the grinding and pounding from your partner's perspective.

Would You Expose Your Darkest Secrets For a Documentary?

Angela Hartlin | Posted 06.11.2014 | Canada Living
Angela Hartlin

Have you ever wondered what it would be like for a film crew to follow you day in and day out, documenting your daily rituals all in an effort to create a successful film? I have a chronic condition called Dermatillomania, which has left me scarred and disfigured on the outside, alienated and "different" on the inside.

Why It's Getting Harder For Women To Love Their Bodies

Trina Read | Posted 06.08.2014 | Canada Living
Trina Read

There is definitely a disconnect between love-your-body theory and reality. Women nod their heads sagely having heard all this information before, then look at themselves in the mirror and go back into the same negative self-talk. And sadly from my standpoint, women's body image has only gotten worse over the last 10 years.

Step One to Being Sexy? Get Over Yourself

Trina Read | Posted 06.03.2014 | Canada Living
Trina Read

Sexy is as sexy does. You have it within you to be "that sexy person" who can walk into any room and stop everyone in their tracks. You are that person who unabashedly oozes sexuality. You see, being sexy is easy. It's the getting over yourself that's the hard part.

Why Women Still Suffer From the Ally McBeal Effect

Erica Berman | Posted 05.25.2014 | Canada Living
Erica Berman

We are not just expected to put in the same amount of work in the office, and still more at home, we also have to find the time to go to the gym, pull on skin-tight shape wear, prepare gluten-free, carb-free, Paleo, blah, blah, meals, get Botox, gel manicures, and buy expensive serums, lotions, and potions proven to even out our complexion, hide fine lines, and reduce sagging.

Don't Fat Shame, Don't Thin Shame, All Bodies Are Good Bodies

Anne Theriault | Posted 05.18.2014 | Canada Living
Anne Theriault

When it comes to their appearance, women can never, ever, ever win. They're always too old, or too fat, or too thin, or too tall, or too short or some combination of the above. It doesn't matter if we're talking about now, or 50 years ago, or 100 years ago, the story is always the same: women can never win.

Lupita Breaks the Mold at 'Fairytale' Oscars

Fat in the City | Posted 05.07.2014 | Canada
Fat in the City

The 86th Academy Awards finished with a bang as 12 Years a Slave won best picture -- the unsurpassed, highest accolade of the night. The film, dir...

Think About Your Relationship With Your Body, Not How It Looks Today

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 04.28.2014 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

I was an unhealthy teenager. I hated my body, and I didn't think that much of the rest of me either. I always felt awkward, so I gorged on things like ultra-cheesy pasta to escape life. I have gradually built self-confidence and slowly replaced most of my bad habits with better ones, but the old me, or at least the memory of the old me, still exists and will always exist.

Being Super Fit Doesn't Mean You Don't Have an Eating Disorder

Lauren Messervey | Posted 04.06.2014 | Canada Living
Lauren Messervey

My friend's foray into the world of fitness modelling inspired me to take a look at the term "eating disorder" in my trusty dictionary. I am completely shocked and saddened that the fitness model craze is not only unrecognized as another eating disorder, but is also encouraged by the hardcore fitness community.

I Could Have Been a Honey Boo-Boo (or Why I'm Glad My Mother Saved Me from Pageants)

Lauren Messervey | Posted 03.03.2014 | Canada Living
Lauren Messervey

In time, all of my pageant friends became so obsessed with their appearances that they made every woman who walked down the street into a comparison, celebrating when they discovered that they were still the "fairest of them all" and reaching a near breakdown when a long-legged stranger made them feel as though there was more work to be done. A petite blond at a cafe immediately made them "fat." A girl with acne made them scoff and cackle like hens. In time, the side show of pageantry bled off into their every day lives with such vehemence that each moment became a graceless performance.

Fat Isn't Offensive -- Using it as an Insult Is

Marci Warhaft-Nadler | Posted 02.19.2014 | Canada Living
Marci Warhaft-Nadler

Why should the word fat be illegal? It's not offensive unless we make it offensive. Try this: instead of banning fat talk from your home, invite it in with the understanding that the second it starts to get mean, it will be asked to hit the road. Fat isn't offensive, using it as an insult is.