MSN Health is running a story about folks who have shed weight, but not the fantasy of being thin. The article - saddled with a terribly clown hornian title "Skinny Dream Bubble Burst" - had all the greatest hits of TFOBT. That said, it was incredibly heart breaking to read this early in the morning … Continue reading The Butt Might Be Smaller, but the Disappointment is Still Pretty Big*
• Remember how Starling gave a rough number of 1 in 60 when guessing how many men commit rape? And Dude Nation went ballistic about how it wasn't a robust figure? They're right. At least in some populations (in this case, college students of all ages) it should have been four times higher. • The … Continue reading Wednesday One-Liners
I just wrote for Broadsheet about a new study that found specific genes associated with determining when puberty begins for girls (and in one case, boys), which throws at least a small monkey wrench into the theory that the Evils of Modern Society (hormones in our food, pesticides, childhood obesity) are messing up little girls, … Continue reading Genetic link found among shortness, fatness, and early puberty
Hi! Remember me? A long time ago, I used to blog here. So, last time I wrote, I was off to my first destination bachelorette party. The destination, it can now be told (OK, it was already told repeatedly on Twitter last weekend), was Vegas. The bride, one of my oldest and dearest, works for … Continue reading Bachelorettes, bathing suits, etc.
Back up the Duh Truck: Researchers at the University of Alabama have discovered that if you treat the patient you have, instead of the one you think might be prettier, you end up with better outcomes. In other news, fat asses can't fit in a size 4 pant, that and 25 cents will no longer … Continue reading Tell me again about how it’s fat that’ll kill you?
Dear Oprah, Please just stop. Please. And I don't mean that in a nasty way (though some of my commenters will). I mean please, stop doing this to yourself. I know saying that is pointless, because I've been there, and I know it's hardly a matter of just telling yourself to get over it and accept that … Continue reading Dear Oprah
Overweight women find health care access and attitudes a constant struggle. "The participants in our study described the experience of seeking healthcare as a constant battle and struggle and were upset by the reactions of healthcare staff" says lead author Professor Emily Merrill from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. "They told us that they … Continue reading You Don’t Say