Women and Body Image

Eating Wasn't 'Easy'

Jacqueline Hurst | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Hurst

One minute I was starving, the next binging, the next starving. I dieted, took pills, liquids, potions and lotions, I even turned to hours of exercise after I ate, like, anything. Then one day it happened. I put my hands up in the air and decided enough was enough.

Measurements Are Precise, But Why Is the Subject of Weight Abstract?

Therese Reyes | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Therese Reyes

It's inspiring to know that the media has taken measures to promote different body types but that doesn't necessarily make it easier. Often times, these attempts still seem like gimmicks, making the average sized woman feel even more like a sore thumb.

Who Knew Spelling Out The Alphabet With Hair Could Be So Elegant?

Barcroft Media | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A real-life Rapunzel uses her flowing locks to spell out the Roman alphabet in ornate lowercase letters. Designer Shurong Diao, 24, decided to disp...

So Much More Than Sexy

Olivia Murphy | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Olivia Murphy

Why is the idea of a real life female nude so shocking to people, if the unclothed female is, on the face of it, a pretty run-of-the-mill phenomenon for us here? Surely the nude female body is so overexposed that a prospect of yet another should elicit no more than a mild expression of interest.

Plastic Surgery Trend: TV Presenter Has Jaw Surgery For Heart-Shaped Face

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Meet the latest face of South Korea's rising cosmetic surgery trend: an unnamed woman whose quest for a heart-shaped face is making headlines worldwid...

The Botox and Barbie Collision

The Mac Twins | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Mac Twins

Society, I'm only just enjoying the fact I now have cheekbones and my cheek fat has gone down from hamster to gerbil...please stop pressuring me into pumping and plumping them up again! My bank statement shows I'm still youthful and reckless enough!

Twenty-Five Ways to Find Self-Acceptance

Annie Ashdown | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

OK, so be honest, do you accept yourself exactly as you are right now? Did you parents convey to you constantly that you were acceptable just as you were and that it was okay to make mistakes and get things wrong?

On the Body Positive Argument for Page 3

Samara Jundi | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Samara Jundi

Page 3 may be liberating for the models themselves, but the messages it sends out are oppressive: attractive women are thin, white, feminine and young, and women themselves are simply sexual objects. For that reason I fail to see why this feature should remain in the UK's biggest-selling newspaper where soft pornography should not even be present, unless the feature is altered to become representative of all - and I mean all - women and a male version is created.

Beyond the Paleo

Sarah Blackwood | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Blackwood

I was drawn to this way of eating because grains were the basis of my meals; lunches were a sandwich, quick easy dinner was microwave brown rice and a stir fry and Paleo seemed to be a good way of consciously increasing veg and reducing grains and sugar in my diet.

The Pink Fog: Why Breast Cancer Care Is Changing

Jane Hinnrichs | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Hinnrichs

This year Breast Cancer Care celebrates its 40th anniversary. And it is still the only specialist breast cancer support charity across the UK. In the last 40 years the incidence of breast cancer has risen by 70%. Each year 55,000 women are now diagnosed with this disease in the UK.

The Life Of A Surgery Addict Is Anything But Glamorous

Barcroft Media | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Plastic surgery addict Monique Allen, 58, was left disabled and disfigured after almost 100 unregulated cosmetic procedures. The retired government...

LOOK: Porn Stars Without Make-Up

Posted 06.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

When make-up artist Melissa Murphy released her first batch of photos featuring cosmetic-free porn models, she was not prepared for the reaction. ...

Dramatic Rise In Men Diagnosed With Eating Disorders

PA | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

There has been a dramatic rise in the number of men diagnosed with eating disorders in the last decade, research suggests. The number of men who ar...

I'm Fat, and Still Get Laid

Laura Jane Williams | Posted 26.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Jane Williams

As a woman who has conducted a very scientific research project into the inner psyche of sexually active blokes (i.e. has shagged around a bit) I say, with the sort of confidence normally reserved for Adele when she's telling Karl Lagerfeld to do one, that no man has ever seen me in a thong and then changed his mind about putting his willy inside of me. Never.

TOWIE Stars Blamed For Trivialising Cosmetic Surgery

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The "booming" cosmetic surgery industry has become an "everyday product" because of programmes such as The Only Way Is Essex, health officials said. ...

Five Clichéd Life Lessons I Learned Yesterday at All-You-Can-Eat Brunch

Laura Jane Williams | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK Comedy
Laura Jane Williams

Food gives me the kind of life-affirming pleasure nothing else can. Case in point: breakfast. Herein, then, lie five clichéd life lessons as learned at the ultimate greedy gastronomic hedonist's feast known as All-You-Can-Eat Brunch.

One In Fourteen Women Have An Eating Disorder During Pregnancy

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle

One in 14 women have an eating disorder in the first three months of their pregnancy, according to research published on Monday. A survey of more t...

Achieving Milestones in the Body Image Battle

Mayowa Anthea Adebiyi | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mayowa Anthea Adebiyi

According to a parliamentary report published last year, girls as young as five routinely worry about their weight and appearance while more than 50% of the entire UK population is struggling with mental and physical problems as a result of negative body image.

Top 10 Female Body Parts Men Love

Craig Crossland | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK Comedy
Craig Crossland

Okay guys, are you ready for the top 10 body parts that you like about woman? Of course you are! The following list isn't our interpretation of what we think other men may like; but in fact, the post was compiled using an online poll where over 500 of you voted.

The Media, Self Esteem and Eating Disorders

Annemarie Louw | Posted 06.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Annemarie Louw

An Eating Disorder is similar to an abusive partner and likes nothing better than to tell you that you are not good enough. It gathers evidence in many ways including media images which promote impossible thinness.

Body-Hair Backlash: Why Women Need to Pick Their Battles Wisely

Tamsin Crimmens | Posted 18.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Tamsin Crimmens

Is a debate about the rights and wrongs of hair-removal in danger of alienating a new generation of women who don't relate to the old bra-burning feminist stereotypes?

Hair Today, Not Gone Tomorrow

B.J. Epstein | Posted 15.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
B.J. Epstein

How is it acceptable in any way to tell your girlfriend that you'll leave her unless she is completely bare down there? What does it say about your feelings for her? What does it say about you as a person, if hair is such a big concern?

We're Getting Older But Not Wiser...

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 19.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

According to a growing body of research, elderly people in Britain are in the grip of a negative body image epidemic, Huffpost Lifestyle reports. C...

Wait 'Till the Fat Lady Sings

Anne Loyd | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Anne Loyd

"Just when you think things couldn't get any worse", says Simon Cowell on the déjà vu episode of Britain's Got Talent. Over weight, underdressed and unconventional, it must be Susan Boyle. Oh no it's not, its three years later and its Jonathan Antoine.

Body Image and the UN

Caryn Franklin | Posted 02.05.2012 | UK Style
Caryn Franklin

Appearance pressures are no longer a lightweight topic. I know this because Gov. Minister Lynne Featherstone has just attended the first UN Summit abo...