Rolling Stone profile, the tennis star released a strange, somewhat veiled apology.
"For someone to be raped, and at only sixteen, is such a horrible tragedy!" Williams posted on her website, after her comments sparked heated outrage on Tuesday. "For both families involved — that of the rape victim and of the accused. I am currently reaching out to the girl's family to let her know that I am deeply sorry for what was written in the Rolling Stone article. What was written — what I supposedly said — is insensitive and hurtful, and I by no means would say or insinuate that she was at all to blame."
On Tuesday, Rolling Stone published a four-page article on the tennis superstar. In it, Williams opens up on everything from freezing her eggs to her battles with body image. But it was her comments on the Steubenville rape case that stain an otherwise quirky impression of the athlete.
Near the end of the
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Spokespeople for the AMA say its decision will help physicians counsel obese patients, and encourage insurance companies to reimburse for obesity drugs and surgery. The decision goes against the AMA's own Council on Science and Public Health, which last year issued a study stating that obesity should not be considered a disease - mainly because the measure used to define obesity, the body mass index, is overly simplistic and flawed. And this is where the issue starts to
Flickr/amesisIt's well known that what a pregnant woman eats and drinks can affect the health of her child - but a recent study suggests that prenatal diets may affect the child's eating habits as well. The research was funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and recently presented at The Endocrine Society's 95th Annual Meeting.Read More »from High-Fat Pregnancy Cravings May Have Serious Consequences
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Led by Juliana Gastao Franco, the study fed different groups of female monkeys a low-fat diet (14 percent of calories from fat) and a high-fat diet (36 percent of calories from fat). Then, the researchers analyzed these monkeys' offspring - focusing on the hypothalamus region of the brain, which controls food intake - in order to determine the effects of the prenatal diet.
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Ruining your mental healthIt's easy to blame bad moods on everyone and everything but yourself, but sometimes we're our own worst enemy. Doing these 8 things may seem like they're giving you more time, easing your stress, or making you happier, when really they're what's sabotaging your good mental health. Try some alternatives to these behaviors and see if your sanity doesn't come crawling back.Read More »from She's Gonna Blow! 8 Ways You're Ruining Your Sanity
1. Boozing it Up
Having a drink may seem relaxing and restorative at the time, but it really does the opposite. It can disrupt your sleep and depress your mood. Stick to drinking only occasionally and do so in moderation.
2. Stifling anger
Holding it in might make you seem like a nice, easy-going person on the outside, but stuffing emotions down can make you overact in a future situation. Being angry and worked up without a release can lead to high blood pressure and more stress. Look for a positive way to rid yourself of the anger, like taking a kickboxing class, punching a pillow, or listening to your favorite
If you've ever even mildly entertained the idea of trying the vegetarian life, Gardein's line of meat-free products just might convince you to give it a go. This yummy salad from celebrity chef Tal Ronnen, who has cooked for the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres, features the brand's Crispy Tenders (which are delicious, and I'm a meat lover!) for the perfect amount of crunch.
Crispy Chick'n Salad
1 package gardein crispy tenders (prepared as directed on the package)
½ pound snow peas, trimmed and cut in half
2 carrots, julienned
1 small can of mandarin oranges, drained
1 head Napa cabbage cut into ¼ inch shreds
½ cup chopped scallions
2 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted
1 head romaine, cut into ¼ inch shred
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp agave nectar
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp sesame oil
1/4 cup safflower oil
2 cups wonton strips
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Ready to sweat? Not so fast! Here, the best foods to eat before and after a workout so can fuel up the right way. Munch on these for your best sweat session yet.
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Before: Whole Wheat Toast with Sliced Banana and Cinnamon
When it comes to gearing up for workout, carbs are your gym BFF. The key is to have a mixed bag of complex and simple ones so that the release of energy during your workout is slow and steady throughout your routine. Whole-wheat toast with fruit gives you both types of carbs with the bonus of being super easy to digest. Complex carbs will keep your motor humming, while the fruit adds an extra kick of energy. For those training for a race, bananas are perfect in raising potassium levels, which drop when you sweat a lot. For an added bonus, add a dash of cinnamon. The spice has been linked to stabilizing blood sugar and improving brain function.
After: Grilled Chicken and Mixed Vegetables
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By Rebecca Smith Hurd, Refinery29Read More »from Cancer is Scary. Getting a Mammogram Doesn't Have to Be
.Angelina Jolie's recent essay about choosing to have a double mastectomy to circumvent breast cancer gave women a lot to think about. I don't know about you, but it terrifies me that extreme pre-emptive strikes like hers - as in electing to remove body parts before actually being diagnosed with an illness - seems to be the future of medicine.
Jolie explains that she tested positive for a "faulty" gene, which doctors estimated put her at very high risk for breast and ovarian cancers. Surgery, she said, greatly reduced her odds of getting sick, at least from anything having to do with her lady parts. Does that mean that every woman with a history of cancer in her family should get a DNA test? Thanks, but I'll pass. Because, honestly, if the world's most beautiful woman has somehow lost the genetic lottery, the rest of us are doomed.
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Well, maybe not all of us. The general odds of getting breast
In a perfect world, everyone would work out enough and eat right all the time. But that's not always possible, so we turned to the experts to find out what really matters most--dieting or exercise--for losing weight, fighting disease, and boosting overall well-being. Here, we crown the champ in each category.
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The winner: Diet
The reason: As research makes clear, trimming calories from your diet is the most direct route to a smaller dress size. "It's much easier to cut 500 calories than to spend an hour in the gym burning 500 calories every day," says Timothy Church, M.D., Ph.D., director of preventive medicine research at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center at Louisiana State University. However, both diet and exercise are essential for keeping that weight off.
TO BOOST ENERGY
The winner: Exercise
The reason: Exercise causes the brain to pour out invigorating neurotransmitters like dopamine and
by Charlotte Andersen for SHAPE.comRead More »from Why Does My Eye Twitch so Much?
Why does my eye always twitch?Possibly the only thing more irritating than an itch you can't scratch, involuntary eye twitching, or myokymia, is a feeling that many of us are familiar with. Sometimes the trigger is obvious (fatigue or seasonal allergies), while other times it's a total mystery. The good news is that it's rarely a cause for concern. "Nine out of 10 times, [eye twitching] is nothing to worry about, it's just more of an annoyance than anything else," says Dr. Jeremy Fine, a Los Angeles-based concierge doctor. But just because it's not dangerous doesn't mean you should grin and bear it. We asked experts to share some lesser-known reasons why this happens and tips on how to quit the twitch fast.
1. Stress: Stress it the number one reason for a twitchy eye, or eye spasm, says Dr. Monica L. Monica M.D., a clinical spokesperson for the American Academy of Ophthalmology. "Typically the patient deals with the twitching for a week or so when something is troubling them,
Follow these real women's lead to transform your life for the betterBy Nina MalkinRead More »from 4 Little Changes to a Happier You
The power to change is in your hands. These four women made one simple shift in how they approach challenges and are now happier and healthier. Try their ideas to improve your life. Photo by Coral Von Zumwalt; hair and makeup by Kay Matthews with Zenobia Agency; courtesy of Elton Anderson
'I learned to say no.'
Carol Frazey, 43, Bellingham, WA
Until two years ago, Carol, a fitness and nutrition counselor, was the ultimate yes woman, spending more time than she could afford helping at her kids' school and running races with a group of girlfriends. But when she hit 40, she realized that she often felt stressed and distracted, with too little time for herself or her family. "So I declared 2011 the year of saying no, and began turning down any invitation that wasn't meaningful or didn't make my heart flicker," she says.
It wasn't easy for Carol, who was concerned she wouldn't be liked if she said no. "Disappointing people was difficult, especially for social events-I
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