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Store Accused of Fat Shaming for Calling Large-Size Women’s Clothing ‘Rotten’

Store Accused of Fat Shaming for Calling Large-Size Women’s Clothing ‘Rotten’

Store Accused of Fat Shaming for Calling Large-Size Women’s Clothing ‘Rotten’ Store Accused of Fat Shaming for Calling Large-Size Women’s Clothing ‘Rotten’ HONG KONG — “Slim.” “Beautiful.” “Rotten.” “Extra Rotten.” “Rotten to the Core.” Those were the size descriptions for women’s clothing, ranging from small to XXL, that a Taiwanese chain, RT-Mart, slapped on chart measurements in one of its …

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Are ‘Kidfluencers’ Making Our Kids Fat?

Are ‘Kidfluencers’ Making Our Kids Fat?

Are ‘Kidfluencers’ Making Our Kids Fat? Are ‘Kidfluencers’ Making Our Kids Fat? “It looks like a normal child playing with their normal games, but as a researcher who studies childhood obesity, the branded products really stood out to me,” Dr. Bragg said. “When you watch these videos and the kids are pretending to bake things in the kitchen or unwrapping …

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Scientists Synthesize Jawbones From Pig Fat

Scientists Synthesize Jawbones From Pig Fat

Scientists Synthesize Jawbones From Pig Fat Scientists Synthesize Jawbones From Pig Fat In patients with congenital defects or who have suffered accidental injuries, the jawbone is nearly impossible to replace. Curved and complex, the bone ends with a joint covered with a layer of cartilage. Both parts must withstand enormous pressures as people chew. “It is one of the most …

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Where You Carry Body Fat May Affect How Long You Live

Where You Carry Body Fat May Affect How Long You Live

Where You Carry Body Fat May Affect How Long You Live Where You Carry Body Fat May Affect How Long You Live Being overweight is linked to an increased risk for premature death, but which part of the body carries the added fat could make a big difference. Extra weight in some places may actually lower the risk. Researchers, writing …

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‘Fat Talks,’ an Investigation, and a Reckoning: How Collegiate Runners Forced Reform

‘Fat Talks,’ an Investigation, and a Reckoning: How Collegiate Runners Forced Reform

‘Fat Talks,’ an Investigation, and a Reckoning: How Collegiate Runners Forced Reform ‘Fat Talks,’ an Investigation, and a Reckoning: How Collegiate Runners Forced Reform Crooke told Parsons to write down everything she was eating and to review the journals with him, she said. He told her to keep their discussions private, just as he had done with other runners, because, …

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The Lightness of Being a Couch Potato May Work to Keep Us Fat

The Lightness of Being a Couch Potato May Work to Keep Us Fat

The Lightness of Being a Couch Potato May Work to Keep Us Fat The Lightness of Being a Couch Potato May Work to Keep Us Fat The researchers speculated that, normally, the animals’ bone cells would have provided what they called a “gravitostat,” using the body’s pressure against the earth to sense its weight and send messages to the brain …

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Tailors Know New Yorkers’ Pandemic Secret: ‘Everybody Got Fat!’

Tailors Know New Yorkers’ Pandemic Secret: ‘Everybody Got Fat!’

Tailors Know New Yorkers’ Pandemic Secret: ‘Everybody Got Fat!’ Tailors Know New Yorkers’ Pandemic Secret: ‘Everybody Got Fat!’ With weddings postponed and offices shut, business was bleak at Woodside Tailor Shop in Queens during the long months of pandemic lockdown. There was no need for party dress alterations, or any pressure for slacks to be hemmed. But about three months …

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Fighting Fat Discrimination, but Still Wanting to Lose Weight

Fighting Fat Discrimination, but Still Wanting to Lose Weight

Fighting Fat Discrimination, but Still Wanting to Lose Weight Fighting Fat Discrimination, but Still Wanting to Lose Weight Anne Coleman considers herself to be “body positive,” part of a social movement that accepts different body shapes and sizes. She takes pride in her appearance and has attended size acceptance events like the Curvy Con, an annual convention celebrating plus-size brands …

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A Frank Talk About Fat

A Frank Talk About Fat

Marisa Meltzer will spare you the euphemisms. She’s not curvy or plus-size. Nor is she, as one of her dates genteelly put it, “carrying extra weight.” She is fat, she says plainly, a state she describes with a mixture of resignation and grit. Ms. Meltzer, who has dieted for most of her life, sometimes rigorously and, as often, halfheartedly, has …

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