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New Moon Girls 18th Birthday

Some things never change. But New Moon Girls ISN'T one of those things. In 1992 it came on the scene as the first girl-edited magazine for 8-14 year olds. Now it's meeting girls' 21st century needs with a safe social network for girls worldwide. Happy…
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Fat or Skinny, Rich or Poor?

There's a tape about money playing in your head. It might sound like this: Money doesn't grow on trees. You have to work hard for money. Poor people are more moral, more kind, or more generous than rich people. Rich people got there by cheating.…
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Body Image Question from17-year-old Kevin

My name is Kevin and I'm 17 years old. I discovered your website and thought you might have some good insight on an experience I had involving a girl's image of her body. She was a girl I had just met at a dance a few weeks ago. We talked for…
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Fake Nails

Santa put fake press-on nails in Ainsley's stocking and I thought my husband was being silly for being concerned. Everyone knows the stupid things won't stay on for 6 hours and besides, it might be an effective means to get her to stop biting…
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Kate Moss & Girls' Body Reality

I read all these stories that suggest Kate Moss should be burned at the stake for saying her motto is, "Nothing tastes as good as thin feels." Sarah and the Goon Squad has a funny, light-hearted and compelling post about it. Instead of being…
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Disordered Eating

When I was in college I lived on a pack of cigarettes, a cup or two of coffee and one $1 hamburger a day. I'd go to the grocery store and spend like $20. Ramen and Kool-aid were good choices, because you could get 10 for a $1. That's 10 meals…

Beauty Beholden

“Although beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, the feeling of being beautiful exists solely in the mind of the beheld.” -Martha Beck
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The Difference Between Men & Women

In Golf Magazine's self-proclaimed "Greatest Survey Ever," 21% of men say they could beat Tiger Woods. Twenty-one percent of male golfers believe they are better than the best golfer in the world. Better than a gifted prodigy. Do they have…
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The Fat Fight

Robin Marantz Henig and Jess Zimmerman (of Dove's Campaign for Real Beauty Fame) wrote a piece about bodies, fat and the mother-daughter relationship. It pushed about every button I have. I've been in an internal debate with myself ever…
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The Religion of Thinness

Michelle M. Lelwica is associate professor of religion at Concordia College and author of "The Religion of Thinness: Satisfying the Spiritual Hungers Behind Women's Obsession with Food and Weight She's written a lovely piece in The Washington…
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These Naked Ladies Look Just Like YOU! (You're HOT!)

Remember when Glamour Magazine ran a photo of Lizzy Miller? Glamour got such a positive response they are running an entire feature story on "plus-sized" women, These Bodies are Beautiful at Every Size. (Yeah, yeah, how dare they call a…