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For more stories, please check out the Fashion Issue online today! In today’s society, body image issues and eating disorders are unfaltering and the definition of what is beautiful is often misconstrued by our daily exposure of the fashion, media and entertainment industry. Eating disorders are very prominent within...

Eating disorders affect all races, genders and ethnic groups. | Justin Tijerna/The Cougar In 62 minutes you could catch up on your favorite TV show, take a nap during your boring lecture or give your resume its much needed update.  But every 62 minutes, at least one person will die from an eating disorder. In the U.S....

Very few topics can elicit the number of wide-ranging emotions and spark as many debates as sex. But how has a topic that is essential to the human experience become so taboo? Mainstream television portrays sex casually, and pornography has become so prevalent it’s almost commonplace. At the same time, politicians are...

If you’re taking relationship advice from a magazine, you’ve already made the wrong choice. What most consumer media won’t tell you is that their full-proof plan to get you married by the age of 25 is nothing more than advice that you will never get the opportunity to use because you aren’t a character from a 90s...

You’ve already declared 2017 to be the year you eat and live a cleaner, healthier lifestyle. You’re cutting out the toxic patterns of diet, relationships, study habits (or lack thereof) and starting fresh this year. You, however, are currently binge watching Netflix’s newest release of “A Series of Unfortunate...

Everyone has heard the saying “you are what you eat,” which can be interpreted to mean if you eat healthful foods you’ll be healthy and if you eat unhealthful foods you’ll be unhealthy. This for the most part rings true. Well Hippocrates said, “let food be thy medicine, and thy medicine be thy food.” Coincidentally...

With summer right around the corner, many of you are thinking that it’s time to break out the bikinis and hit the beach. While that sounds fun, protecting your skin is what is most important. Slathering sunscreen all over your body is only part of what you need to do, especially if you decide to wear a lot of makeup....

Growing up, my parents never sat me down to give me the old “when a mommy and daddy love each other very much” speech. Neither of them bothered to do more than ask if I knew about the “sex stuff,” and then leave the nitty gritty to television and the Internet. In Catholic school, I was taught that it doesn’t matter if...

Great news, girls: the year is 2016, and sex-toy sales are topping their charts. Lady-centered sex tips are a real thing now and each new day brings us a step closer to denaturing the enigma that is the female orgasm. Maybe even better, women are shedding that role of passive receiver and becoming active participants...

So much goes into a person’s decision to have sex, and that decision is often influenced by religion, culture and country. Sex is personal and is nearly always influenced by the worldview of its practitioners. Before looking at how other societies view sexuality, it is important to understand our own culture. Western...