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How Sitting Too Much Affects Your Health

How often do you sit in a day? A lot of us sit all day at work and then come home and watch TV or read and sit all evening. Even if you are an avid exerciser, sitting too much can bring on a bunch of health concerns. Studies have

Google Nutrition: Google your food!

In their quest to dominate everything in our lives, Google is trying their hand at healthy living. The search giant recently announced a new initiative that will give searchers easier access to nutrition information for more than 1,000 foods. In a press release announcing the nutrition info project, product manager

SLICE Act to bring more veggies to school lunches

Rep. Jared Polis, a Democrat from Colorado, used some clever wordplay to draw attention to his proposed SLICE Act.  No, Polis is not advocating for more pizza in school lunches, he’s upset that unhealthy pizza is being routinely served to students and classified as a vegetable by the USDA. His

Online dating sites are concerned for your safety

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a HUGE fan of online dating.  I’ve met three of my last boyfriends online.  Yes, three!  Let’s not get into my problem with commitment in this post mmmkay?  Until recently, I was never concerned for my safety when it came to online dating. 

Women fight for their rights while men are offered pizza

The cost of birth control and women’s health has become a huge issue this election season.  Surprisingly (or not?), a lot of people don’t think women deserve any help financing the costs of family planning. Meanwhile, men are being encouraged to exercise their right to birth control with things like

Were critics sexist about The Hunger Games?

In the past few years, “curvy actresses” (actresses who don’t fit the size two norm of Hollywood) have gained positive attention with the media.  Unfortunately, this attention hasn’t come without their bodies being picked apart.  For every article that has celebrated the voluptuous figures of Scarlett Johanssen and Sophia Vergara,

Tumblr Bans Thinspiration

There’s good news in the interwebs!  Last month popular blog hosting service Tumblr announced that blogs that promote self-harm, like eating disorders or suicide will be banned from it’s platform.  In addition, the new policy will also affect searches for related tags. Searches for terms like “purging,” “proana,” and “thinspiration,”