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Demi Lovato to Eating Disorder Sufferers: "Life is Beautiful. You Are Worthy of It."

Demi Lovato returned to the treatment center where she was a patient just one year ago, speaking to a group of young women still struggling to overcome their eating disorders.

Back in the Day: Thin Wasn't Always In

There was a time when "skinny" wasn't something to strive for--it was something to be avoided.

Retouched or Not? New Software Can Tell

Pretty much every photo you see in magazines has been through some kind of digital alteration. Now two researchers have a software idea that would measure the gap between fantasy and reality.

Let Her Eat Cake

By Melanie Klein--“Are you sure you’re not hungry?” he asked with grave concern as chicken grease ran down his fingers and his chin. We’d just finished a rigorous hike and I was starving—famished, ravenous and slightly light-headed.

Real Experience, Real Advice: A Dad Shares His Tips for Parents

Mike Polan’s daughter began her battle with anorexia when she was just ten years old. Today, at twenty, she is healthy and on the road to full recovery. Mike shared his advice, with one important message at the heart of everything he wants to say to parents: Have hope.

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Proud2Bme is an online community created by and for teens. We cover everything from fashion and beauty to news, culture, and entertainment—all with the goal of promoting positive body image and encouraging healthy attitudes about food and weight.

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