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  • 500-pound diva opens her own beauty salon for curvy ladies [video]

    09/12/2017 1:38:37 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 81 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 12, 2017 | None given
    This Nevada salon caters exclusively to plus-size women. Jamie Lopez opened Babydoll Beauty Couture after a chair broke under her at another salon. I knew I wasnt the only one that ever had to suffer something like that, said the 31-year-old beautician, who weighs 500 pounds.
  • Gabrielle Deydier: What its Like to Be Fat in France

    09/10/2017 8:35:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 84 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Sunday 10 September 2017 | Stefanie Marsh
    Gabrielle Deydiers book about being obese has ignited her native France. She tells Stefanie Marsh how her life has been a battle against grossophobia, discrimination and verbal abuse until nowIn August 2015, 37-year-old Gabrielle Deydier went for a job interview which she passed with flying colours. The job was for a position as a teaching assistant at a Parisian special needs school and the interview panel, including the schools headmaster, had been so impressed with Gabrielle that they even told her they were worried in case she left for a better-paid job. There had been only one uncomfortable moment:...
  • Prof shocked to find that women don't want to gain 100 lbs

    08/24/2017 10:26:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 73 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | August 24, 2017 | Toni Airaksinen
    An Arizona State University professor was distressed to discover in a recent study that her female peers do not desire "the stigma of extreme weight gain. Professor Breanne Fahs, a self-described fat woman, recently published an article in the Womens Studies International Forum in which she declared that the fear of fatness is far more extreme, exaggerated, and terrible than the lived realities of living in a fat body.
  • Michael Moore Admits: Donald Trump Outsmarted Us All

    08/18/2017 5:42:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | August 18, 2017 | Kyle Drennen
    Promoting his one-man anti-Trump Broadway show on NBC’s Late Night With Seth Meyers early Friday morning, left-wing activist Michael Moore admitted the reality of the President’s 2016 election victory: “You have to say, ‘Donald Trump outsmarted us all.’ And then deal with the throw-up that’s in your mouth....It’s the truth.”      Earlier in the exchange, Meyers promoted: “...one of the things in your show is the 12-step program for helping people sort of deal with this Trump presidency. And you’ve just added a another step.” Moore replied: “Yes, yes. The new step, I just added it last night, was...
  • Princeton course fights 'fat phobia' through dance

    08/10/2017 10:57:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | August 10, 2017 | Matthew Penza
    Princeton University is offering a course this fall that will examine the changing history, aesthetics, politics, and meanings of fatness through dance and performance art. "FAT: The F-Word and the Public Body" is a 300-level course cross-listed under the Dance, American Studies, and Gender and Sexuality Studies programs, and will be taught by Professor Judith Hamera.
  • Obesity becomes worldwide epidemic, US is the fattest

    07/26/2017 4:12:06 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 98 replies
    Life threatening obesity has become a worldwide epidemic, with 711 million overweight around the globe led by French fry loving Americans. A detailed report in the latest New England Journal of Medicine is winning alarmed attention in Washington because it finds that American children and adults are leading the obesity parade. "The highest level of age-standardized childhood obesity was observed in the United States, 12.7 percent," said the report. 1 in 5 adults in the OECD area is obese. How does your country compare? Read more in our #Obesity Update 2017 https://t.co/zej2FMV8J7 (PDF) pic.twitter.com/ofq2MwRjJO OECD (@OECD) July 25, 2017 "The...
  • Insurers Oppose Cruz Amendment to Republican Health-Care Bill

    07/15/2017 12:06:34 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 27 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 14 2017 | Anna Wilde Mathews
    [Cruz's] Provision would allow insurers to sell plans that arent compliant with Affordable Care Act
  • The chunky monkey! Macaque nicknamed 'Uncle Fatty' gorges on tourists' food in Thailand

    04/28/2017 8:31:34 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 07:59 EDT, 28 April 2017 | Kelly Mclaughlin
    The 33lb long-tailed macaque weighs twice the normal weight of a macaque Nicknamed 'Uncle Fatty', the monkey was fed by tourists in a Bangkok market Wildlife officials took him in for a health check and monkey 'fat camp' He has been put on a strict diet and made to run a around with other animals They say the money is not sick and that they want him to return to the wild An obese monkey in Thailand is being sent to a fat camp after ballooning to twice the normal weight for his species - by gorging on food from...
  • Shock: 'Experts' recommend high fat diet for curing a significant disease

    03/15/2017 5:44:07 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 131 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 03/15/17 | Thomas Lifson
    The ideology of Progressivism rests on the notion that experts should be given free rein to guide the populace in proper behavior, by persuasion if possible, but by governmental law and regulation if necessary. These experts could inform the disinterested administrators of a state powerful enough to impose itself on the behavior of the masses too ignorant to chart a personal course for themselves. The folly of this view is nowhere exposed more nakedly than in the matter of personal eating habits. The advice of the experts has been so frequently wrong that the federal governments dietary guidelines have repeatedly...
  • Fat-shaming columnist gets booted from Fergus Falls newspaper

    02/21/2017 6:35:22 AM PST · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    www.startribune.com ^ | February 20, 2017 9:31pm | By John Reinan
    Newspaper publisher says community response to writer's ouster has been overwhelmingly positive. Alan Linda's column about his experience sitting next to an overweight airplane passenger will be the last one he writes for the Fergus Falls Daily Journal. The newspaper last week expressed regret for printing the column and said it had parted ways with Linda, an unpaid community columnist who has written the paper's "Prairie Spy" column for 30 years. "I've gotten an overwhelmingly positive response over the decision," Tim Engstrom, the Daily Journal's editor and publisher, said Monday. "People say it's the right thing to do." In an...
  • IT'S OFFICIAL: Kate Upton is our SI Swimsuit 2017 cover girl!

    02/15/2017 6:42:20 AM PST · by C19fan · 46 replies
    SI ^ | February 14, 2017 | Kelsey Hendrix
    Kate Upton is back where she belongs...on the cover of SI Swimsuit!
  • Huge group of Florida women brawling is captured on video as 50 people watched [tr]

    01/25/2017 12:22:47 PM PST · by C19fan · 79 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 25, 2017 | Anneta Konstantinides
    Multiple videos that captured a large group of women brawling in a Florida neighborhood have led to criminal charges after they quickly went viral. The cellphone videos showed the group of women fighting near several homes in Leesburg around 4.30pm on Monday. Neighbors said the fight attracted a huge crowd just minutes after people began posting about it on social media. At least 50 people surrounded the group of girls as they threw punches, pulled each other's hair and tore at one another's clothes.
  • Fat is GOOD for you! New research says cheese and cream to PREVENT diabetes and heart risk

    12/11/2016 1:35:02 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 168 replies
    express.co.uk ^ | Lucy Johnston
    Current dietary advice says foods containing high levels of saturated fats such as cream, butter, red meat, eggs and cheese should be avoided because they increase the risk of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and cancer. But a study published in a leading medical journal has found the opposite is true, with a diet full of natural fats improving the health of people taking part. Professor Sherif Sultan, a heart specialist from the University of Ireland, said: We urgently need to overturn current dietary guidelines." "People should not be eating high carbohydrate diets as they have been told over the...
  • Amy Schumer Will Play an Imperfect Barbie in the Live-Action Film

    12/02/2016 3:58:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Jezebel ^ | December 2, 2016 | Clover Hope
    Amy Schumer is reportedly close to being cast as Barbie in the upcoming live action film based on a doll. In a PG plot sure to set off empowerment alarms everywhere, the movie involves Schumers Barbie character being booted from the town of Barbieland for not meeting the towns standards. Barbie expands her horizons, enters the real world and various lessons about self-esteem and body image are learned. Deadline describes it as a fish-out-of-water story reminiscent of films like Splash and Big, intended as a comedic twist on what people traditionally expect of Barbie. For the studio, Schumers polarizing brand...
  • China on track to top the world in childhood obesity

    10/08/2016 7:24:37 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 31 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 08 October, 2016 | Jane Li
    Chinas future is looking fatter, with the country on track to have the greatest number of overweight children aged five to 17.9 years by 2025, according to a report released by the World Obesity Federation. If trends continued, the mainland was expected to have 48.5 million overweight children in 2025, more than the population of Spain, the study said. That compared with a projected 17.3 million overweight children in India and 16.7 million in the United States. The study said an estimated 1.5 million Chinese children would have impaired glucose tolerance while 4.6 million would have fatty liver disease,...
  • Study details sugar industry attempt to shape science

    09/16/2016 12:03:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 12, 2016 2:58 PM EDT | Candice Choi
    The sugar industry began funding research that cast doubt on sugars role in heart disease in part by pointing the finger at fat as early as the 1960s, according to an analysis of newly uncovered documents. The analysis published Monday is based on correspondence between a sugar trade group and researchers at Harvard University, and is the latest example showing how food and beverage makers attempt to shape public understanding of nutrition. In 1964, the group now known as the Sugar Association internally discussed a campaign to address negative attitudes toward sugar after studies began emerging linking sugar...
  • A U.S. sailor fighting ISIS said she just had stomach pains. Then she gave birth at sea.

    09/14/2016 8:17:57 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 14 Sept 2016 | Amy B Wang
    On Saturday, a sailor on board the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower visited the aircraft carriers medical department, complaining of stomach pains. The ships doctors would soon discover why: The sailor was pregnant. Hours later, she gave birth to a 7-pound baby girl.... ...Urban would not say whether there are standard repercussions for a servicewoman failing to self-report a pregnancy.... Infant diapers, baby formula and an incubator were flown out to the carrier on the day of delivery,
  • Oh my God, I'm so FAT': Woman has dramatic meltdown on the New York subway and starts [tr]

    09/06/2016 11:58:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 57 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 6, 2016 | Miranda Bryant
    A woman was caught on camera having a dramatic meltdown on the New York subway after suddenly declaring that she was 'fat'. The passenger, who is seen in the clip dressed in a bikini, appeared to be on her way home from the beach when she dramatically removed her sweater and began wailing, while groping and slapping the flesh on her stomach. The distressed woman was filmed by fellow passengers on the Manhattan-bound Q train, one of whom then posted the video on YouTube.
  • Overweight personnel 'public embarrassment': Army (INDIA)

    09/02/2016 5:25:49 AM PDT · by onona · 24 replies
    The Economic Times ^ | 2 SEP 2016 | Manu Pubby
    NEW DELHI: Army has brought out heavy artillery to fight the growing problem of obesity within its ranks. A new set of instructions said overweight personnel were a "public embarrassment due to slovenly appearance in uniform".
  • 'You don't like coming in second. Ever.' Christie shares how he'll feel about not being chosen"

    07/14/2016 5:03:16 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 69 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 7/14/2016 | NIKKI SCHWAB
    With the news that the vice presidential slot may be filled and not by Republican Chris Christie, the New Jersey governor explained what his reaction will be if Donald Trump rolls out Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. 'I mean, obviously, I'm a competitive person,' Christie told MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace, a Republican analyst for the network. 'So I'm not going to say it won't bother me, if I'm not selected. Of course it bothers you a little bit. 'Cause if you're a competitive person, like I am, and you're used to winning, like I am again, you don't like coming in...