Body Issues

Ladies, It's Time To Make Comfortable Bras Sexy

Inessa Radostin | Posted 07.29.2016 | Canada Style
Inessa Radostin

Why are most lingerie lines toggling between the comfort and the sexy side, but never mending the two looks? It seems that as much as we would like to show our power and eminent equality in every other aspect of life, when it comes to our bosoms, we still put slinky and attractive into the same category.

I Am A Fat, Gay Man – And I Finally Love My Body

Frank Colosimo | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada Living
Frank Colosimo

I crushed on guys who were "out of my league." I saw others get attention while I was ignored or rejected. I felt bad about my body, which was mostly fat, with little or no visible muscle. My face was pretty and my mannerisms were soft, leaving me pretty low in the hierarchy. So I took action.

I've Learned To Make Peace With My Body - Sort Of

Maria Calleja | Posted 05.19.2016 | Canada Living
Maria Calleja

I considered my own body issues again recently when I read about Amy Schumer's last sketch where she is trying to buy larger sized clothes at the store. The clerk is alarmed and she is ushered out into a cow pasture where Lena Dunham was sent months earlier when she too asked for a larger size.

Fashionista Barbie: Why Mattel Got It All Wrong

Jennifer Pitt | Posted 03.22.2016 | Canada Parents
Jennifer Pitt

I am not asking Mattel to raise my child with a healthy sense of self-esteem and value; it is my job to make sure of those things, and it is Mattel's job to sell toys - and with these dolls, I feel like those goals are aligning more than they ever did before, and I will continue to combat the body-negative messages sent to my daughter, because our daughters should be free to feel amazing about themselves, whether they fit into a mold or not.

Bad Style Habits That Make You Look Older

Caroline Topperman | Posted 01.25.2016 | Canada Style
Caroline Topperman

A huge part of staying young-looking is dressing yourself to highlight all of your best assets. Whether you choose classic pieces or trendy ones, just make sure that you are having fun and not taking yourself too seriously. Above all, never ever wear something just because you feel that you "have to."

#BigBoobProblems: Large Chest No Joke For Many Women

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.29.2012 | Canada Living

Women's chests are often the subject of admiration, derision, and occasionally, maps -- but for women with large breasts, those body parts can prove t...

The Antidote to Cosmo

Elizabeth Kantor | Posted 07.29.2012 | Canada Living
Elizabeth Kantor

So have you seen that statistic about what fashion magazines do to the female brain? Apparently it takes just three minutes of looking at the sculpted bodies of the models to make 70 per cent of women "depressed, guilty, and ashamed." But the new Verily magazine offers something a little more realistic to today's woman.

Blinded by Beauty

Nicole Forrester | Posted 04.28.2012 | Canada Style
Nicole Forrester

If you had the chance to be the most beautiful person in the world or to be a Nobel Peace Prize winner, which would you choose?  I am certain in the recesses of many people's brains, beauty would be chosen... And possibly for understandable reasons. How many people would choose beauty in a mate over brains?

No Need For The Six Pack: Boys Want Average-Sized Bodies

The Huffington Post Canada | Martha Edwards | Posted 11.29.2011 | Canada Living

Worried the prominence of gym-obsessed meatheads like Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and his Jersey Shore castmates will lead to a general degradatio...

What Is Beauty? -- Achtung!

Nicole Forrester | Posted 11.09.2011 | Canada Living
Nicole Forrester

I dream of a day where defining beauty isn't found in a Kim Kardashian reality television show, but rather as something seen as radiating from the inside out. I wonder what a beauty pageant like that would look like?