Does Smiling Give You a Better Body Image?

According to the internet, the best way to happiness is slapping a smile on your face, which means those annoying guys who catch you in a moment of RBF — aka “normal face” — and then demand you “smile” are actually doing you a favor. This is because the smiling science says we can improve … Continue reading Does Smiling Give You a Better Body Image?

The Faulty Logic Conflating Postpartum Bellies with Body Image

Bellies get a lot of body image blame. Postpartum women, in particular, try to excise their midsections as quickly as possible; no one wants to get the “when are you due” question while cradling her 6 month old. And personally, my postpartum belly was my body image Achilles heel. In other words, I drew a … Continue reading The Faulty Logic Conflating Postpartum Bellies with Body Image

Lotte Berk, Barre, and Your Flabby Thighs

I’m a huge fan of barre. I even made my husband build me a ballet barre, something that isn’t totally necessary, but makes me feel hardcore (as hardcore as a ballet barre can make anyone feel). When I like something, I tend to overdo it. I also tend to research it, sometimes for no reason … Continue reading Lotte Berk, Barre, and Your Flabby Thighs