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Cost of Living: Big Bottom Line

Do fat employees really cost employers more? This week, Mary analyzes a study that supposedly supports that claim, but even the study authors admit that the study has shortcomings. Also mentioned by the researchers: fat people are usually paid less.

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Back Off My Big Fat Body

“My fat body is the constant companion that helps me do every single thing that I do every second of every day and it deserves respect and admiration.” Read this blog to help you say YES to loving and caring for your fat body.

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Cost of Living: What Really Costs?

How are the cost concerns of insurers affecting our health care? And why should obesity carry any more blame for healthcare costs than age?

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Cost of Living: Dollars and Sense

How does the estimated cost of obesity compare to the estimated (or actual) cost of various diseases and lifestyle habits? Mary has the answers in this week’s blog.

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Perpetual Potential Thin Person

Do you find, as a fat person, that people assume you have a goal of becoming thinner? It is an extremely common assumption, and Ragen is sick of it.

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Cost of Living: Sugar Coated Shame

Where does diabetes rank as a cause of death? Do all fat people get diabetes? These are some questions Mary addresses as she continues her examination of the facts about the “burden” of obesity on society.

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Why I Support Damienne Merlina

Comedian Ari Shaffir launched a public fat-shaming attack on comedian Damienne Merlina in the form of a “comedy” routine. The video is in this blog, as a part of Damienne’s response. Ragen shares activism opportunities.

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Cost of Living: The Heart Of The Matter

How does body weight impact the incidence of cardiovascular disease, and death from cardiovascular disease? Mary continues her examination of facts versus assumptions.

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Nothing is the New Skinny

What do you think about the sayings that “strong is the new skinny” or “healthy is the new skinny?” Ragen shares her opinion.

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Wear ALL the Stripes! Or Not.

There are many people (fat and not) who like to declare how fat women should dress. Ragen shares examples and her views on the subject.

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