7 Ways to Keep Cellulite From Ruining Your Summer

Orange peel skin, cottage cheese thighs ... no matter what food item or snack you try to associate it with, cellulite still sucks. And the majority of us feel the pain -- about 80 percent of women (of every age and every size) have some form of cellulite on their thighs, butts, legs and arms. What's a girl to do? We talked to Dr. Whitney Bowe, a dermatologist in New York City, who revealed why we're plagued with skin dimples in the first place and what we can do about it. Here, what works, what doesn't and everything else you need to know about getting a smoother tush and thighs.   read more

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July 22, 2014  |   3:07 PM  |  COMMENT
Instagram Pulls A Fast One On Plus-Size Girl's Photo

All Samm Newman wanted to do was celebrate in a little body positivity. So she took a couple of snaps of herself in her bra and undies and uploaded them to Instagram. The size 24 19-year-old hashtagged the photo #bodylove and thought nothing of it. But then she got a notification that someone in the Instagram community had flagged the photo as "inappropriate." She was kicked off Instagram.   read more

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July 18, 2014  |   6:07 AM  |  1 COMMENT
Nordstrom's Latest Catalog Model Will Make You Love the Store Even More

You may already love them for never batting an eye every any time you go to return something you may or may not have the receipt for or may or may not have worn for, well, let's just say longer than it takes to show to your husband. And now Nordstrom has given us all another reason to hold them in the highest esteem.   read more

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July 17, 2014  |  11:07 AM  |  2 COMMENTS
The Best Way To Land A Modeling Contract? Instagram

• A 17-year-old landed a modeling contract after posting a zillion selfies to Instagram. But here's the twist (TWIST!) It was a teenage boy! Charles Levi was spotted by photographer Richard Sawyer, who said that Levi reminded him of a young Leonardo DiCaprio. He contacted a friend at the Chadwick Modeling Agency, who offered him a deal. And that's how dreams are made these days. [Business Insider]   read more

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July 16, 2014  |   5:07 AM  |  COMMENT
Woman Spends $30K to Look Like Kim K. So She Can Feel 'More Like Herself'

Ah, the Kimye life. Some of us dream about it, but few of us actually want to, you know, be it. Not so for Claire Leeson, who's spent more than $30,000 on plastic surgery to look just like Kim Kardashian.   read more

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July 15, 2014  |   6:07 AM  |  11 COMMENTS
Chrissy Teigen Was Once Fired From Forever 21 for Being Too Fat

Close your eyes and picture model Chrissy Teigen. The Sports Illustrated cover girl and wife of John Legend is pretty dang hot, right? Well, not according to Forever 21.   read more

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July 14, 2014  |   6:07 AM  |  1 COMMENT
The Real Deal About Body BB Creams

I'm not sure why I didn't take notice when Jergens' breakthrough BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream came out last year -- when women were paying three times the retail price on eBay/selling their first-born children to get the stuff. I guess I was too busy smearing diluted tinted moisturizer on my legs. (It's just for special occasions! Don't judge me!) Suffice it to say when word of this body BB cream came my way, I was intrigued. I've spent so many cumulative hours trying to elevate this mug of mine from "blotchy Northern European pale-face" to "Christina Hendricks alabaster" that taking a few seconds to apply a tone-enhancing, skin-perfecting product on my body seemed completely appropriate.   read more

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July 9, 2014  |  12:07 PM  |  1 COMMENT
New Interactive Dressing Rooms Include Pre-Recorded Audio Compliments

You know the feeling all too well. You haul your armload of (no more than 7) items into the dressing room, survey your fluorescently lit surroundings and sigh because, if your track record is any indication, this ain't gonna be pretty.   read more

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July 9, 2014  |   7:07 AM  |  COMMENT
Break Your Bad Body Image Issues With Body Confidence Week

Notice something different about this week? What if we told you it was Body Confidence Week? Created by blogger and YouTuber Aly Bongo, Body Confidence Week is meant as a seven-day challenge to the usual way we think about our bodies and inhabit our physical forms. The idea, says Bongo, is to celebrate our so-called imperfections and embrace the way that we look.   read more

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July 9, 2014  |   6:07 AM  |  COMMENT
A Brave Teenage Girl Turns Butt Shaming Into Body Positivity

There are a lot of responses a teenage girl can have to being body shamed. But chances are, few are as bad-ass and confident as Carleigh O'Donnell. O'Donnell found out that some local teens had grafitti-ed a lewd comment about her body at a local beach, but rather than take it lying down, she took it standing up, smiling and showing off her butt.   read more

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July 8, 2014  |   6:07 AM  |  5 COMMENTS

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Whether you're a diehard nature girl or you're the godmother of your plastic surgeon's children, taking good care of your body is the best way to stay beautiful for life. Eating well and exercising are always a great step in the right direction, but what do you do for your mother's cellulite that has taken up permanent residence on your thighs or a sunburn that just won't quit? Whether chronic or temporary, these beauty issues can put a serious crimp in one's positive body image. Before you get bogged down with the minute imperfections that your best friend swears she can't see, visit the body guide at Total Beauty for expert advice.



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