Last week, Shape magazine reached out to Brooke Birmingham, a blogger who documented her 170-pound weight loss on her site with the intention of featuring her as a success story in an upcoming issue. Birmingham was happy to oblige and sent in a photo, but was pretty irritated when Shape found her body to be lacking for their spread. More
You’re superficial, according to science. So, deal with it. More
As National Eating Disorders Awareness Week comes to a close, I thought it was important to elaborate on arguably the most important message of all body image messages: you are not the sum of your measurements. More
When you meet up with an old friend and you’re not in your best of shape, what do you do? More
According to our friends at TheFrisky certain zodiac signs correspond with certain eye-shapes. Now, admittedly, that’s probably not going to change the way you see the world, but it’s just fun to see if they sync up! And I feel like my Taurus eyes do, more or less. Do yours? Check out the chart: More
Not that I don’t love my God-given T & A but my favorite parts of my body are those that reflect what I’ve cultivated rather than what I was born with: my muscles. More
If your body isn’t the perfect type today, history indicates that you just need to wait a few years. Taking these classic body types into account, what do you think tomorrow’s perfect figure trend will be? Vote! .
This October 2009 issue of Shape magazine featured singer LeAnn Rimes on the cover. In the last few years, Rimes has been more famous for starting an affair with actor Eddie Cibrian while he was still married than she has for her music. As a result, many readers emailed and sent letters to Shape, complaining that Rimes shouldn’t be “glorified” for her choices and “rewarded” by appearing on the cover of a national magazine (well, a magazine that isn’t a tabloid, I guess). Shape’s Editor In Chief, Valerie Latona sent the following email to people who complained: More
The Orlando Sentinel reports today on a young woman who had a panic attack on a JetBlue airplane and tried to flee by hurtling out the front door. The woman happens to be a Playboy model, and the paper couldn’t … More
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My favorite brow guru, Elke Von Freudenberg, actually sets up shop (half the time) at Slope Suds, right near me in Park Slope, Brooklyn. (She splits her time between NY and LA.) I spoke to her this weekend and asked … More