Being Bullied Probably Made Me Who I Am

We want to think that we can outgrow and move on from the bad things that happened to us as kids, but something will always stick. That’s how I feel about being bullied: I’d like to say that I’m over it, that it happened more than 15 years ago, but really, there are parts that […]


“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 […]