Isn't it strange that it's second nature to pose yourself and monitor your body every couple of seconds as if you were meant to be a nice object to be looked at approvingly? I've only fairly recently found that these things aren't and shouldn't be second nature.
When someone pointed out that the term is used among people with eating disorders to promote extreme and unhealthy weight
Only when we frame fitness as an enhancement to a happy life, rather than a requirement for one, are we likely to do it enthusiastically
The thinspiration movement won't be done away with by blocking the #thinspo hashtag, and the resilience of pro-ana websites proves that. So, if Insta-bans won't work, what can we do?
Mysko acknowledged the rise of social media use among those looking for thinspiration, but still pushed for the Google banner
17-year-old blogger Paige Padilla attempts to straddle the line between inspiring young women to lose weight without feeding into anorexia. It's a big challenge to maintain a healthy body image, online and off. Guest Torri Singer shares her story.
If you or someone you know is struggling with an eating disorder, call the National Eating Disorders Association's toll free
Offline, men and boys comprise a minority of anorexics, but their proportion is swiftly on the rise, which is why it's concerning
Last February, The Huffington Post wrote an exposé on the increasingly popular teenage "thinspo" community on Tumblr, and
Many teenage girls are on a quest to have the perfect body. The latest obsession: "thigh gap." We explore the dangers of this new trend. Nancy Redd is joined by guests Carolyn Gregoire, Jenny Thorsheim and Emily Rozansky to discuss.
YouTube isn't just home to TV show clips, cute kid videos and animal videos. According to new research, it's also yet another
"I used to think there was just fat and skinny," a wise girl once told us. "But apparently there's lots of things that can
Still, sites designed to offer support to those in recovery make sure to distinguish themselves from pro-ana sites. "Pro
Even though Instagram has banned some search terms, many others -- including #ana, a slang term for anorexia, which yields
The Fat-Shaming Of Kate Upton; Or Why I'll Never Buy The Difference Between "Thinspiration" And "Pro-Ana" Websites
Kate Upton is fat, everyone. True, the stunning 20-year-old somehow managed to sneak under the vigilant radar of the Skinny