Body Image.

My Top 3 Breakout Body Image Stars of 2014

Caleigh Rykiss | Posted 12.17.2014 | Canada Living
Caleigh Rykiss

For the most part red carpets are filled with sad, "hangry" stars, full of fillers and botox and empty of nourishment or self confidence. But, if you dig a little deeper you will find that every year there are a few standout women in the spotlight, who are not afraid to breakaway from the B.S. and send a more positive message.

Why #NoGenderDecember Isn't Only for "Insane Feminists"

Marci Warhaft-Nadler | Posted 12.14.2014 | Canada Living
Marci Warhaft-Nadler

For years, marketers have told boys and girls which toys "should" interest them, instead of encouraging them to choose freely. This makes no sense. Why should we limit kids that way? An incredible new campaign called #NoGenderDecember seeks to fix that problem.

The Best Gift For an Eating Disordered Loved One is Your Support

Marci Warhaft-Nadler | Posted 12.08.2014 | Canada Living
Marci Warhaft-Nadler

I get a lot of emails during this time from people wanting tips and tools to help them get through the holidays without letting their eating disorders overwhelm them. But this article isn't for them. This article is for the people who love them and who will be spending meal times with them during these holy days and need to know what they can do to help.

Calvin Klein's Understanding of "Plus-Sized" Is a Waste of Time

Marci Warhaft-Nadler | Posted 11.10.2014 | Canada Living
Marci Warhaft-Nadler

In case you haven't heard, Calvin Klein is the latest clothing company to come out with a campaign that has a lot of people extremely pissed off. The campaign is called, "Perfectly Fit" and it features model Myla Dalbesio modeling what Calvin Klein is calling their "plus sized" underwear. It should come as no surprise that 27-year-old Myla is not what most people would consider anything even close to plus sized. I suppose I understand the outrage in principal, but why are people still so shocked when a company that is known for promoting one kind of beauty continues to do just that? Frankly, if Calvin Klein wanted to do something seriously shocking, they would use a model who was older than 25 years old and wore a size bigger than a four.

Teach Your Kids That Perfection Is Out and Authenticity Is In

Brynn Harrington | Posted 11.17.2014 | Canada Living
Brynn Harrington

If we can reinforce it in schools and at home, our kids may be lucky enough to grow up wanting to be no one other than their beautiful selves. We can help them by encouraging them to fail, and hugging and kissing them after they do. We can teach them curiosity about the world and show them that difference is the one thing that makes us all the same.

This Topshop Mannequin Is Making People Angry

The Huffington Post Canada | Chloe Tejada | Posted 10.30.2014 | Canada Style

It's not just underwear ads that are making people angry these days. On Monday, student Becky Hopper posted a Twitter photo of her friend standing ...

Women Pose Nude For Female Empowerment

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 10.02.2014 | Canada Style

One group of women is showing us just how empowering our nakedness can be! The University of Wyoming's “Real Women, Real Bodies” organization i...

Hot Cardio Tricks for the Cold Weather

Caleigh Rykiss | Posted 11.24.2014 | Canada Living
Caleigh Rykiss

Summer is OVER, people! At the risk of being a total downer/drama queen straight out of the gates, as of this week, it is officially fall. I've slowly started moving my cardio workouts indoors. So, in order to make my time on the stationary cardio equipment a little less dull, boring, and monotonous, I've come up with a few tricks to make the time go faster and get more bang for my (torturous) buck.

What Happened When A Stranger Called My Toddler Fat

www.parentdish.ca | Posted 09.08.2014 | Canada Living

When a stranger called Janel Mills' middle daughter "fat" she decided to write about it. In her Huffington Post blog, she says: "No matter how my girl...

The 5 Worst Diets of All Time

Abby Langer | Posted 10.22.2014 | 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 10.12.2014 | 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 09.30.2014 | 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 09.29.2014 | 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 09.01.2014 | 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.