| Feb 18, 2013
Images of stylish, smiling celebrities are all over the Internet. Sexy, skinny models grace the pages of almost every woman's magazine.
The quest to be flawless is all around us, and cases of anorexia and bulimia are growing at an alarming rate.
| Apr 6, 2013
| 12:29 PM
When Eleanor Stanford boarded a plane to spend two years on the islands of Cape Verde, she had no idea what she was in for.
She didn't know the language.
She didn't know what the people ate.
She didn't even know where she was going to live.
| Mar 26, 2013
| 7:59 AM
This story was originally published February 10, 2013.
The Virginia Tech shooter, Seung-Hui Cho, was diagnosed with severe social anxiety disorder as a teenager. In Aurora, Colo., the defense attorney for the accused shooter James Eagen Holmes,...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 8:50 PM
"You look fine," said 11 dancers under the spotlight.
That seemingly simple statement, delivered at a rehearsal Tuesday at Sage Hill School, contained a powerful acknowledgment of the beauty inherent in every individual.
This idea lies at the core...
| Feb 15, 2013
Dear Amy: I have a friend who is 17 years old. She is absolutely beautiful from head to toe. Everyone who knows her (and even people who don't know her) agree that she is a beautiful person and should change nothing about her appearance.
Any time anyone...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 2:00 AM
I'm a 37-year-old single father with a 14-year-old son. I've raised him on my own basically since birth, with help from some good friends and nearby family. Overall he's a good kid: gets decent grades, rarely gets in trouble. Our relationship isn't...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 6:42 PM
Most people who exercise find a way to work it into their lives. Robert Silvers of Marshfield, Mass., organizes his life around his exercise.
When Silvers recently told his wife that, sorry, he didn't have time to help fix her computer, she reminded him...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 1:05 PM
Growing children need the right nutrients, as well as plenty of exercise, in order to develop healthy bones. Two of the most important "ingredients" for building strong bones are calcium and Vitamin D, especially for teenagers undergoing a growth spurt. ...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 1:20 PM
Childhood obesity expert Dr. Joanna Dolgoff says parents of obese children would rather talk to their kids about anything — even sex or drugs — than weight. But ignoring it could set a child up for a lifetime of health problems and emotional...
| May 23, 2013
| 7:15 PM
Kelley Currin recalled dancing with her longtime swimming coach, Rick Curl, as a teenage girl the night of his wedding some 30 years ago. She wore a pink dress, held on too long and whispered in his ear, "I hate you."
She told Montgomery County...
| May 20, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Finally. After many contentious years, the American Psychiatric Assn. has unleashed DSM-5, the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
If you know one thing about the DSM, it’s probably that this book is...