Being Well

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Woman shares side-by-side butt photos to prove ‘perfect’ bodies do not exist.

via Shutterstock In today’s culture, we are inundated with pictures of perfect-looking bodies, whether on TV, magazines or Instagram. Some of those bodies might be Photoshopped, while others might belong to seriously fit people. But the important thing to remember is that no body, no matter to whom it belongs, actually always looks “perfect.” Fitness […]

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Woman’s viral Instagram post proves that being healthy is not about a number on a scale.

via Shutterstock This is Fitness blogger and Instagrammer Mackenzie Puricelli. View this post on Instagram Fitness is a way of life to me. It is about creating a lifestyle that YOU can maintain forever 💫 This is what I tell each of my clients. “We are not doing a 8 week challenge here, we are […]

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This Instagram model’s video of her panic attack is hard to watch. And absolutely necessary.

When you scroll through Malaysian Instagram model Kharina K’s photos, it appears she lives her best life most of the time. After all, that’s why she’s paid the big bucks to endorse various products — brands want to be associated with a beautiful woman who seems to lead an awesome, charmed life. But there’s a […]

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This woman is brutally honest about what it looks like to lose 100-plus pounds. Twice.

Aiana Omipi suffered from a food addiction that caused her to weigh 277 pounds at the age of 19. So she went on a strict diet of keto and low carbs and dropped 149 pounds in just 11 months. Soon after, she returned to her old eating habits until she hit 299 in 2018. “My […]

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Lingerie line debuts a new athletic wear collection designed by a sexual abuse survivor.

via Aerie ‌Back in 2014, American Eagle’s lingerie line, Aerie, stopped retouching, airbrushing, and Photoshopping the models in its ads. The fashion line also quit hiring girls with supermodel bodies in favor of those with natural-looking figures. While some saw the move as a risk, a year later it announced a 10% uptick in sales […]

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Friends wear matching bikinis to make an important point about body shaming.

A recent study from the University of New South Wales and Macquarie University found that spending 30 minutes a day on Instagram can make young women negatively fixate on their weight and appearance. Instagram is even more damaging than unrealistic images found in advertisements or on television because the models appear to be living their […]

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Is cleaning up really good for your mind and body? We asked an expert.

Was your New Year’s Resolution to clean up and finally get your home organized? If it was, you’re not alone. Since the start of the year, cities all over the country are reporting more clothing donations than usual. And, of course, it seems like everyone is obsessed with the show “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” […]

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This Chinese model is getting publicly shamed for her freckles in a new untouched Zara ad.

It’s becoming more normal for fashion brands to come under fire for retouching their models, but Zara has received backlash for not retouching a women’s face in their recent campaign. A recent makeup ad for Zara features a fresh-faced and freckled Li Jing Wen, who is known professionally as Jing Wen. Now, Zara has been […]

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Sarah Silverman slams doctor for giving her a creepily inappropriate mammogram.

Getting an annual mammogram is one of the most important things a woman can do for her health. Finding breast cancer early reduces the risk of dying from the disease by 25-30% or more. Women should begin having mammograms yearly at age 40, or earlier if they’re at high risk. Actress-comedian Sarah Silverman’s recent experience […]

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17 small, but significant, lifestyle changes that help people with anxiety.

While it’s easy — and understandable — to roll your eyes when someone offers a “miracle cure” for your anxiety (Yes! I have tried yoga! Thanks for asking!!), it’s also important to acknowledge this truth: There are day-to-day changes you can make that might help you manage your anxiety. We’re not talking about a miracle […]

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