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“Life Balance” is a myth: How I made it work for me

Like you, I’m overstretched. I’m a full-time public defender representing the mentally ill, I have friends, family, and dogs; I volunteer my time the boards of a nonprofit and a magazine, and my mother-in-law, who’s 83 and needs medical…

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A Little Poem for the Beach Days

Earlier this month we marked the birthday of the bikini. To celebrate, we asked Southern California-based writer Lillie Ramirez to come up with a poem about what it’s like to have a beach-ready body. Here’s “Song of a Beach…

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Plus-Size Sports Bras: An Oxymoron

My theory with plus-size sports bras is, smush ’em down and keep ’em down. I’m currently training for an Ironman triathlon and my current preferred sports bra is just a standard compression model with straps and a fabric-coated band…

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My Family Thinks I’m Fat. Here’s How I Deal.

A note from the editor: We noticed something powerful on Twitter the other day. The #theysaid hashtag is all over, encouraging women to share stories of things they’ve heard from loved ones about their bodies. Started by user @Oiselle_Sally to encourage…

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What Ashley Graham Taught Me About My Hips

There’s no way around it: I have big hips. In my day job as a photographer for a DC-based publication, I’m constantly reminded of them as I wiggle my way through the crowd to get the shot at the…

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#hygge is also about #befullyyou

We have seen so much about the concept of hygge. If you haven’t heard of it yet, it’s defined all over the place as a sense of cosiness, of being social with friends, of warmth and joy. You can…