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It’s Not Just You: Losing Weight Is Much Harder Today Than It Was 30 Years Ago

In news that should come as a surprise to no one, staying fit these days is way harder than it was 30 years ago. A study in the Obesity Research & Clinical Practice showed that people today weigh more than their counterparts from the 1980s, despite maintaining a similar diet and exercise program.

“A given person, in 2006, eating the same amount of calories, taking in the same quantities of macronutrients like protein and fat, and exercising the same amount as a person of the same age did in 1988 would have a BMI that was about 2.3 points higher. In other words, people today are about 10 percent heavier than people were in the 1980s, even if they follow the exact same diet and exercise plans,” The Atlantic writes.

So what’s to blame? According to the study, it could possibly be the chemicals in our foods, changes in microbiomes that have happened over the last few decades and also the rise in prescription drug use. But the bottom line is, being a little heavier today may be something we can’t really control through diet and exercise alone.

It’s enough to make you want to give up and start growing your own food on your roof. 

[via Atlantic]

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Vogue Italia Continues to Lose Its Identity with These Disappointing Mert and Marcus Covers (Forum Buzz)

Can Vogue Italia ever survive without Steven Meisel? It’s a question that has been burning on our forums ever since it was confirmed that the legendary photographer would no longer be a prominent fixture at the magazine. Following a string of different photographers for the past few issues, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott have scored the cover story for the title’s October 2015 edition — and we’re far from ecstatic. Male model Aidan Walsh graces the first cover that surfaced, while Estella Boersma stars on the second cover of Italian Vogue‘s youth-focused issue.

Our forums couldn’t hide their disappointment. “OMG WHAT IS THIS,” exclaimed a horrified madzedre.

“Appalled!!! Where is the fashion, some emotion, or anything remotely interesting on offer here? If you’re gonna have a male model (which I personally welcome) on the cover, at least do them some justice, create something original, smh!” ranted a less than impressed Miss Dalloway. (more…)

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Models Wear Each Other on the Rick Owens Spring 2016 Runway

Rick Owens never fails to give us a runway show to talk about. Whether he’s got a troupe of step dancers taking over the catwalk or male members flapping about for all to see, Rick Owens shows are guaranteed to be anything but boring, and today was no exception. For Spring 2016, Owens sent models down the runway wearing, well, each other.

Models hung from each other, strapped together in some sort of futuristic baby harness, sometimes hanging upside-down. Probably not a look most would go for, but if you’re needing a creative Halloween costume that only a fashion fiend would get, here’s your idea.

See all the runway action below.

[ Next: Peen Takes Center Stage at Rick Owens’ Men’s Show (NSFW) ]

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Carey Mulligan Wears a Pantsuit on UK ELLE’s Feminism Issue (Forum Buzz)

It’s starting to feel like almost every single edition of U.K. ELLE is a feminist issue and, quite frankly, we’re starting to feel like it’s the most overused word in fashion right now. As reported on our forums a few days ago, Carey Mulligan is ELLE‘s November cover star to coincide with the release of Suffragette. The British actress was photographed by Kerry Hallihan wearing a rather unattractive getup as she leans forward giving us some major badass, all-business vibes. 

UK ELLE November 2015 Carey Mulligan by Kerry Hallihan


Yet the cover fell completely flat for our forum members. “This is a whole new level of boring,” stated KateTheGreatest immediately.

“She looks very tired and what a bad outfit!” exclaimed gossiping soon after.

Also not feeling it was justaguy, saying, “Poorly styled and Carey looks bored.” Jal718 quickly added, “That’s horrible!”

Lavieenrose shared the same underwhelming sentiments: “Is this the 30th anniversary issue (the 1st one was November 1985)? If so, that’s a lot of ho-hum.”

“I don’t like that it’s the feminism issue and they styled her with a pantsuit,” questioned an unimpressed kokobombon.

“Personally I don’t see the problem with pants for this cover. I do however feel like the last ‘feminism’ issue cover and feature was almost devoid of actual ‘fashion’. Not particularly impressed with the underlying message there. But let’s see what Carey’s feature will look like,” anticipated Benn98.

Thankfully for us, Carey’s cover story just dropped earlier today. Check it out and join the conversation here.

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This Horrible New App Allows You to Rate People You Know

Just when you thought you escaped the immaturity and ridiculous social structure of high school, technology swoops down to bring it back into our lives. Introducing Peeple, a new app that allows you to rate… people. Yep. Peeple, which is being described as a Yelp for human beings is set to likely launch in late November, so you can judge folks in time for the holiday season. Because that’s what the holidays are all about, after all.

Users will be able to enter people’s names into the system and rate personalities and character – and you can’t opt out of the app once someone puts your name in, or delete neagative reviews. But, so the app doesn’t turn into a one-stop shop for bullies, creators Julia Cordray and Nicole McCullough have “integrity features” to keep things from getting too nasty. You can’t post anonymous reviews (so if you’ve got something mean to say, your subject will know it’s coming from you) and you need to be at least 21 and have a Facebook account in order to review. You also need to have the person’s phone number in order to add them to the database – and you have to confirm you actually know the person you’re reviewing. If you’re signed up to the app, you’ve got 48 hours to contest any negative reviews. If you’re not – congratulations, because no one will be able to see people talking smack about you on social media. Hooray!

But even with all the precautions, we’re still not convinced – it feels a little icky to basically come for somebody’s character online and rate them as one might rate, say, a noodle shop or a yoga studio. Ironic that an app with the name Peeple could seem so dehumanizing.

[via Washington Post]

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Not Just a Pretty Face: Bella Hadid Is Training for the Olympics

Bella Hadid

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Bella Hadid is making waves in the fashion industry, but posing in photos and looking flawless isn’t all she’s about. The model could be off to Rio in 2016 – and not for a photoshoot. Hadid is a nationally-ranked equestrian and has been training to hopefully compete in the Olympics next year.

Hadid tells Porter magazine that she’s been riding since she was three years old. “My devotion stemmed from my mom’s love of horses. I have been riding since I could walk and the fact that my mom knew everything about horses really helped my passion grow,” she said. The accompanying spread in the issue pictures Hadid horseback riding in smart equestrian-inspired attire. She looks like a winner already.

Hadid clearly has a high-profile, jet-setting lifestyle, but she is able to find her center through the sport.”You know how every model is like, ‘I do yoga.’ Well, I find horses have the same effect. You have to put your ego aside and concentrate on making the horse do the things you want it to do and move in the way you want it to move.”

It is not yet known which equestrian events Hadid will compete in, but we’re definitely hoping she makes it to Rio to represent for Team USA!

[via E!]

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