November 23, 2013

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Body Diversity Matters


A recent study in PLoS ONE shows that the more we see a range of body sizes, the more accepting we become of different-sized bodies. So if you saw too much footage of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show last week, you may need to detox. In the study, showing women thin bodies made them like thin more, and showing them fat bodies (examples at left) made them like fat more -- it was that simple. Lynda Boothroyd, a psychology researcher at Durham University in England who led the study, calls … [Read more...]

Text to Help the Philippines


On Friday, a massive storm, Typhoon Haiyan, hit the Philippines and caused major destruction throughout the islands. Rescue efforts are ongoing; 10,000+ people are feared dead. Millions are displaced and so many are missing. It can feel overwhelming, and it is. But the world is responding with an outpouring of love and as much aid as can be mustered. That's where you come in. Here are three quick ways to help, via your phone (all donations will be added to your monthly … [Read more...]

RED Hearts: Public Supply Notebooks


RED Hearts are guest posts on I Heart Daily from the authors of RED: Teenage girls in America write on what fires up their lives today. Today’s RED Hearts post is from RED author Cindy Morand, 24, in NYC, who extols the power of a simple, but mighty, notebook: Sometimes even a blank notebook tells a story. These notebooks from Brooklyn-based Public Supply are not only beautiful, but they also support underfunded arts programs in public schools: The company donates 25 percent of their … [Read more...]