At age 15, this man was diagnosed with stage IV Hodgkin lymphoma. When he went into remission after multiple rounds of chemotherapy, tests showed the treatments had killed his sperm count. But that didn't keep him and his wife from eventually having children.
Freckles, like people, come in all shapes and sizes. Freckles can be fabulous. Just ask proud, prominent freckle-faces like Demi Lovato, Emma Stone, Gisele Bündchen, and Julianne Moore.
Twenty-four-year-old Charlie Puth has had an amazing year, being nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Original Song. But during the red carpet pre-show, attention was focused on... his lack of facial hair.
Kelsey Miller, 31, an editor at the fashion and lifestyle site Refinery 29, had a tortured relationship to food and to her body her entire life, riding the highs (weight loss) and then the crash (regain) of one diet after another. ...
When actor Reid Ewing moved to Los Angeles to start his career as an actor, he was consumed by his appearance. (Getty Images)
The summer I was eight, my parents took my brother and me on vacation to an antiquated mobile home park in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The majority of the inhabitants of this park were retirees who spent their days driving around in golf carts and walking the early morning beach with metal detectors.
Eventually, she taught me and my friends to count our calories as well. “Just add a zero on the end of your weight to figure out how many calories you should have in a day,” she would tell us. When I started gaining weight in middle school, as middle schoolers typically do, that was when she told me I could add a zero on the end of the weight I wanted to be to figure out how many calories I should have in a day.
Here’s a sobering fact: 30 million people in the U.S. will suffer from a diagnosable eating disorder during their lifetime, while many more cases go unreported. It’s likely that you have a friend, family member, or colleague who’s suffered from anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, or EDNOS (eating disorder not otherwise specified). Judith Mosesso, LMSW, primary therapist at the Renfrew Center in Old Greenwich, Connecticut, emphasizes that every patient is different—what makes one person uncomfortable may not bother another.