Why I Restarted My Tummy Tuck Fund

I wanted to write this post from the perspective of a neutral observer. I planned to look at the pros and cons of tummy tucks, the satisfaction rates, and the relationship between plastic surgery and body image. But, then I thought, “Bollocks. I’m not a neutral observer, and I can’t speak for everyone, just myself” … Continue reading Why I Restarted My Tummy Tuck Fund

Does Barbie Give Girls a Bad Body Image?

I’ve noticed two distinct sides in the debate about Barbie. One group exclaims that Barbie presents an unrealistic view of the female form and directly contributes to a negative body image for the scores of women who played with her as little girls. In the most melodramatic version of this critique, the doll haunts us … Continue reading Does Barbie Give Girls a Bad Body Image?

Disconnecting Diet From Exercise Might Make You Exercise More

Diet and exercise have become so commingled in our cultural discussion of health that I’m surprised we don’t have a compound word for it. Perhaps we can call it “diercise” or “exerdie.” Hmmm. We probably don’t want the word “die” in there. Either way, diet and exercise go together like peanut butter and jelly (unless … Continue reading Disconnecting Diet From Exercise Might Make You Exercise More