Body Image.

To the Women Who Wear Bikinis in Front of My Daughters

Jacqueline Melissen | Posted 05.13.2015 | Canada Parents
Jacqueline Melissen

I don't ever want my kids to see me avoid participating in something because I'm worried about how I look, but I also want to feel comfortable and relaxed, which I find difficult in any kind of bathing suit. So thank you to the women who wear bikinis in front of my daughters, for showing my girls that confident women come in all shapes and sizes.

It's Time to Embrace Our Individuality and Love the Woman in the Mirror

Betty Ann Heggie | Posted 06.30.2015 | Canada Living
Betty Ann Heggie

We women face unnecessary scrutiny regarding our bodies. Those who weight-shame will often use the excuse that they are just concerned about our health; but rather, it stems from paternal, controlling judgement. We need to love the woman in the mirror, to embrace our individuality and celebrate our unique selves.

Should Kids See Their Parents In The Buff?

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 04.28.2015 | Canada Parents

Once you become a parent, you're rarely alone. Your kids are right there, no matter if you're changing your clothes, taking a shower or going to the b...

Parents: Help Your Kids Say "No!" to the #KylieJennerChallenge

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 06.27.2015 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

As parents, we have an obligation to counter the messages and images that our children are bombarded with, particularly now. If we don't put a stop to it, we're destined to have a whole generation that is not only insecure, but psychologically scarred as well. Here are some tips to help your tween/teen.

Yoga For The Best Sex Ever!

Carlen Costa | Posted 05.25.2015 | Canada Living
Carlen Costa

There's always going to be "the next hottest trend" trying to sell you on how you can have the best mind blowing, knock your hipster-socks off kind of sex. You know, the good-good kind of get-down. Yet, what is the actual key to having a great sex life? Eating more kale? Practicing vaginal weightlifting? Cultivating perfectly pruned pubes?

What It Looks Like To Speak To Others The Way We Do To Ourselves

The Huffington Post Canada | Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues | Posted 03.16.2015 | Canada Living

Dove is back with yet another ad campaign that has us reaching for our tissues and re-evaluating how we talk about body image. This time around, D...

Sorry Ladies, Clothing-Optional Spas Make Me Awkward

Hannah Jack | Posted 05.11.2015 | Canada Living
Hannah Jack

I'm a feminist, but that doesn't mean want to see your bush. Let me explain. I spent my morning at a water spa in the city. An important part of this scenario is that bathing suits are optional. Great! Cool! I'm a modern lady! I've seen Dove commercials! Nakedness is no problem for me. EXCEPT THAT IT FOR SURE WAS!!!!!

Yes, Your Penis Size Is Normal

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 03.04.2015 | Canada Living

Guys, if you've ever wondered how your penis measures up, this new study has the answer. Researchers at King's College London Medical School have ...

And The Average Penis Size Is...

CBC | Posted 05.03.2015 | Canada

The question of what's a normal sized penis now has a well-informed answer. Doctors searched through 17 published studies studies on more than ...

Starving to Be Slim: What I Learned in My Pursuit of Perfection

Erin Treloar | Posted 04.22.2015 | Canada Living
Erin Treloar

My journey to achieve the perfect body started when I was 14. The objective -- tall, thin, cellulite-free with smooth skin and beautifully toned abs -- you know the look. If 'thigh gaps' and 'bikini bridges' were in at the time, I would have added them to my list of things to obsess over. In some ways I came pretty close to achieving the "dream body" that I obsessed over in magazines but I never expected that I would lose everything important to me along the way.

Three Reasons to Grow Your Pubic Hair

Carlen Costa | Posted 04.01.2015 | Canada Living
Carlen Costa

2014 may have been the year of the nipple (#FreeTheNipple), but 2015 is definitely the year of the bush (#PubeGame). Pubic hair is so popular right now, it's vogue. From mild to moderate tuffs, harbouring tiny strands of love in between your legs has been all the rage so far this year and it has no intention of slowing down.

This Is The Exact Problem With Women's Body Image Issues

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 01.15.2015 | Canada Living

When told that men desire full-bodied, voluptuous figures, women felt better about their own weight, say researchers at Southern Methodist University ...

Urban Outfitters Ordered To Remove 'Unhealthily Thin' Ad

The Huffington Post Canada | Chloe Tejada | Posted 01.05.2015 | Canada Style

Retailers featuring extreme thigh gap in their ads are finally being taken to task, at least in the UK. Hello Giggles reported that the British Adv...

My Top 3 Breakout Body Image Stars of 2014

Caleigh Rykiss | Posted 02.16.2015 | 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 02.12.2015 | 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 02.06.2015 | 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 01.10.2015 | 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 01.08.2015 | 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 | 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 ...