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This Image by Shavar Ross makes us wonder: Who was Oscar wearing?

Sunday’s 82nd Annual Academy Awards broadcast drew attention for its many firsts. In addition to Kathryn Bigelow’s history-making win as the first female Best Director, Geoffrey Fletcher became the first African-American to be recognized with a screenwriting Oscar with his
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Image by thewaltonsare

In my part of the world, winter is begrudgingly giving way to spring, and I know some of you readers on the other side of the globe are about to ease into autumn. Whether your days are getting shorter and colder or longer but cloudy and rainy, this is
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At our house, we try to have a salad with about every other meal. Not only is it an easy way to add a few more veggies to our diet, but it's a super-easy side item that pairs nicely with almost everything. The only problem? We fall very easily into a salad rut: romaine, cucumber,
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Nothing says "vacation" like accessorizing with a paper umbrella

If you caught last week's Part I of our Guide to Taking a Cruise (and if you haven’t yet, what are you waiting for?) you’re in good shape when it comes to researching and packing for the big trip. Read on for ways to make
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One of our first Fat Girl's Guides covered how to practice yoga when your boobs and belly are, shall we say, significant enough to render certain poses difficult without a skilled instructor to offer alternatives. Now we'd like to offer our readers a free copy of Plus-Sized Yoga: Beginners Yoga for People
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Are Wii Having Fun Yet? by Peony

A few weeks back, Tee did a great job of breaking down some of the fat-friendly online dating sites, and you girls chimed in with your experiences. I'd like to continue that conversation with some tips on building an online dating profile that will get you noticed.
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OhLaLa by Midnighteskye

Two of my friends attended a burlesque-themed wedding last weekend, and I couldn't wait to pore over their photos from the occasion. The images were striking -- so many exuberant women and men dressed to express themselves and ready to celebrate, body issues be damned. Not the typical notion
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Plush Series by zerbetron

Regular FGG readers know we're fans of self portraiture as a form of creative expression that can often guide us toward self acceptance. Loving our physical selves isn't just an issue for fat girls, but let's face it: most of us grew up surrounded by a distinctly different
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Let's get straight to the point: The alkaline diet is an excellent choice for weight loss. Even so, nutrition is too complicated to be reduced to one rule, such as "Only eat alkalizing foods." There are some acidifying foods that have important health benefits, such as tomatoes, prunes, and zucchini. There are also some
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I'm a member of the "get it now" generation. The temptation of instant gratification arrived fairly early in my life, the byproduct of remote controls, drive-thru windows, and one of my personal favorites, the microwave oven. After all these years, the microwave and I still have a pretty tight relationship; it zaps comforting cups of
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