JAMA Pediatrics proves that the problem affects both sexes by exposing adolescent boys' obsession with body size and weight.
The research found that nearly 20 percent of boys aged 12 to 18 are extremely concerned with the state of their bodies, yet those around them may not know it. “Male eating disorders are greatly underestimated for two reasons,” the lead study author, Alison Field, ScD, of Boston Children's Hospital Adolescent Medicine Division, tells Yahoo Shine. “Anorexia and bulimia — the disorders we studied — are traditionally associated with a desire to be thin, a standard that men generally don’t aspire to, and many are ashamed to seek treatment because the disorders are deemed a female problem.”
More on Yahoo Shine: Guys Get Eating Disorders Too
Big and brawny were traits that the boys studied most valued: 9.2 percent of guys were “highly concerned” with muscularity, 2.5 percent strove
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- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Tue, Nov 5, 2013 7:09 PM EST
JAMA Pediatrics proves that the problem affects both sexes by exposing adolescent boys' obsession with body size and weight.Eating disorders have long been associated with women, but a new study published Monday in Read More »from Eating Disorders in Boys: More Common Than You Think
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Tue, Nov 5, 2013 3:10 PM EST
"Marriage Isn’t for You," about his utterly selfless approach to marriage, generating both praise and vitriol.The Internet is loaded with marriage advice, but rarely does one single tidbit resonate strongly with so many people. On Saturday, writer Seth Adam Smith posted an essay on his blog titled,
Twitter was flooded with commentary:
Then came the backlash.Read More »from Why Man's 'Marriage Isn't For You' Essay Misses the Mark
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Parenting – Mon, Nov 4, 2013 7:26 PM ESTPediatrics has identified a new reason for the surge: obesity.It’s no secret that little girls today are hitting puberty earlier than ever before, but new research published Monday in the medical journal
Frank Biro, a physician in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, and his team tracked 1,200 girls 6 to 8 years old in San Francisco, New York, and Cincinnati, observing their body mass index (BMI), when they started developing breasts and the results were surprising. “We found that the mean age for early puberty in Caucasian girls is 9.6, four months earlier than previously believed, and the median age is 8.5, about one year earlier than previously believed,” Biro tells Yahoo Shine.
The study also found that African American girls experienced breast development at a median age of 8.8 years, Hispanic girls at 9.3 years, and Asian girls at 9.7 years.
More on Yahoo Shine: Pediatricians Want Kids to Stop Texting So Much
One reason for the Read More »from Early Puberty: Another Scary Side Effect of Obesity
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Mon, Nov 4, 2013 3:55 PM EST
It was the Halloween costume seen ‘round the world: A Michigan woman named Alicia Ann Lynch dressed as a victim of April's Boston Marathon bombing, sporting runner’s clothing and fake splattered blood. And as a result, she ignited the rage of the Internet.
On Oct. 31, 22-year-old Lynch posted a photo of herself wearing the costume on Instagram and Twitter, using the handle @SomeSKANKinMI. Shortly after, users descended on Lynch, tweeting their disgust. Responses included:
@SomeSKANKinMI People at the Boston Marathon died in terror and agony... and you looked at the images and thought "lol funny costume idea"?— Rebecca Brown (@Chinchillazllla) November 2, 2013
Read More »from Woman's Boston Marathon Bombing Costume: What It Says About Everyone
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Fri, Nov 1, 2013 6:27 PM EDT
Jay Leno that the Instagram snap seen ‘round the world was a big “Eff you” to the online tormentors who blasted her body while she was pregnant with daughter North West. "It really hurt my soul. It changed how I am in the public a little bit," says Kardashian.If you were shocked by Kim Kardashian’s infamous butt selfie, that was kind of the point. Kardashian told Read More »from Kim Kardashian’s 50-Pound Weight Loss: Exactly What She Did
The reality star also revealed that four months after giving birth, she dropped her 50-pound pregnancy weight in a non-celeb-y way: Old-fashioned diet and exercise. Specifically, the protein-rich Atkins plan, paired with Barry’s Boot Camp and Pilates Plus.
“A 50-pound weight loss in four months sounds sensible because it equates to 2-3 pounds per week,” Hilda Hutcherson, MD Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Columbia University Medical Center, tells Yahoo Shine. She adds that women automatically drop about 12 pounds after childbirth just from the baby being born and losing amniotic fluid and blood. Moms can
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Fri, Nov 1, 2013 3:00 PM EDT
Read More »from Do-Gooder Replaces Woman's Stolen Bike — But There's a Catch
When someone stole 19-year-old Olgi Freyre’s beloved bicycle, she didn’t just get upset, she publicly posted an angry note to the thief, hoping he would see it. Luckily, a Good Samaritan read it — and bought her a new bike.
On Monday, Freyre, an artist and student based in Chicago, chained her $700 red KHS bicycle to a rack before her 10 a.m. shift at Lake View Art Supply store. “I parked it right in front of a big glass window so I could keep an eye on it,” Freyre tells Yahoo Shine. “I happened to glance out the window on my lunch break, saw it was missing, and my heart sank.”
Freyre ran outside, distraught, and out of frustration, she began angrily kicking the rack. “I filed a police report, but I still was upset because I worked so hard to buy that bike, so that day, I wrote a note to the thief and posted it to a lamppost,” she says. “I didn’t think the thief would see it, but it felt good to vent.”
The note, in part, read, “Do you know how hard I worked to buy that bike? Actually,
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Thu, Oct 31, 2013 7:11 PM EDT
dark side to dieting: an unhappy relationship.Losing weight is usually a good thing. You feel lighter, healthier, and can gleefully ditch those Spanx. But scientists say there’s a Read More »from Your Man vs. Skinny Jeans: When Weight Loss Ruins Love
Researchers at North Carolina State University and the University of Texas called on 21 couples in which one partner had lost 30 or more pounds, and asked everyone how weight-loss had impacted their relationships. Many couples were happier — the newly fit people inspired their partners to shape up, and the couple felt closer, both emotionally and sexually.
For others, the effects of the weight loss on their relationships was more complicated. The thinner partners began nagging their significant others to hit the gym. People whose weight hadn’t budged became critical, disinterested in sex, and even tried to tempt their partners with fatty foods in order to derail their progress.
The difference between happy and not-so-happy couples boiled down to the amount of support in the relationship. When both partners
It’s speedy, flirty, and convenient, but fire off too many text messages during a tiff and your relationship will suffer, according to new research conducted by Brigham Young University.
The study included 276 adults, all in relationships (38 percent were seriously dating someone, 46 percent were engaged, and 16 percent were married). And while 82 percent of both men and women traded multiple texts a day with their partners as a form of relationship maintenance (“How is your day?” “Miss you!”), when couples texted frequently about serious issues, gender differences came into play. “We found that when couples use texting to express affection or connect, both sexes experienced higher relationship satisfaction,” lead study author Lori Schade, PhD., tells Yahoo Shine. "However, during an argument, women who text more might do so as a means to resolve issues or apologize; men might text more because they’re unsatisfied with the relationship and texting is how they avoid emotional intimacy.”Read More »from What His Text Really Means During a Spat
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Parenting – Wed, Oct 30, 2013 6:42 PM EDTAs a kid, there was always one family to avoid on Halloween: The one that doled out toothbrushes, apples, or worst of all, raisins. Well, kids in Fargo, North Dakota, should steer clear of one more — the neighbor that celebrates Halloween by fat-shaming trick-or-treaters with a mean letter.
A woman named Cheryl (she declined to provide her last name) is making headlines for her plan to hand overweight kids who knock on her door with a letter addressed to their parents, reprimanding them for their children's unhealthy eating habits. The letter reads:Read More »from Halloween Fail: Woman to Give Fat-Shaming Letter, Not Candy
“You are probably wondering why your child has this note; have you ever heard the saying, ‘It takes a village to raise a child?’ I am disappointed in ‘the village’ of Fargo Moorhead, West Fargo. Your child is, in my opinion, moderately obese and should not be consuming sugar and treats to the extent of some children this Halloween season. My hope is that you will step up as a parent and ration candy this Halloween and not allow your child
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Fashion – Wed, Oct 30, 2013 3:48 PM EDT
Elle Spain, rocking black short-shorts, a black leather jacket, and a “hell yeah” attitude.Haven’t heard of model Tara Lynn? Brace yourself, because the plus-size “it girl” just landed the November cover of Read More »from Why Elle Spain's Plus-Size Cover Girl Gives Us Hope
The cover line accompanying the image reads, "Mujer Real," or “Real Woman” in English. Shot by photographer Xavi Gordo, who has snapped celebrities such as Helena Christensen and Poppy Delevingne, Lynn is also featured in a seven-page inside editorial, modeling fall 2013 basics. She is shown sprawled on the floor wearing a little black dress, perched on a stool in a fitted trench coat and stilettos, showing leg in just a long-sleeved black shirt, and revealing her wild side in a leopard-print blouse.
She's certainly not new to the world of fashion mags. Once dubbed “The Body” by French Elle (the magazine featured Lynn on its April 2010 cover and in a 20-page editorial spread), the Seattle-born beauty's résumé is impressive. While she’s never landed the cover of an American