“You’re Going to be Fat!”: Genetics & Weight

Over the holidays, I told someone a story about how I was such an obese little baby that my parents called me “the beached whale” (they weren’t being dramatic, either; old Christmas photos show a tiny baby head atop a massive expanse of velour-swathed body). She replied, “Really? Did you know that the fat cells you store as a baby get reactivated and filled in adulthood, making you obese?” And so yet another alleged harbinger of the scary, awful fat got added to my mental backlog of hearsay and headlines. Read More “You’re Going to be Fat!”: Genetics & Weight

Kardashian Christmas Photos Through The Ages–Starring Leather + Hair!

The  2010 Kardashian Christmas photo was released this week, and it features America’s favorite family (if the Obamas want to compete, they better get Malia and Sasha modeling contracts, stat!) in a pose that combines Addams Family gloominess with Boardwalk Empire-style gangster-cred (little Mason is in a pinstriped suit for crying over easy) with what I can only assume is a hefty dose of Photoshop’s airbrushing tool. Plus, Scott Disick has never looked so orange nor so American Psycho-esque. Go look at the photo if you must, but I can’t promise your eyes won’t bleed. Read More Kardashian Christmas Photos Through The Ages–Starring Leather + Hair!