Monthly Archives: March 2011

Status, stress, and mortality

So I’ve been meaning for a long time to do a long, comprehensive post on this subject, but I kept putting it off and soon I’ll be busier than normal in my real life, so I’m just going to do … Continue reading

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US Life expectancy is up

Life expectancy has increased slightly, and in particular deaths from heart disease, cancer, and stroke were down. Still, any minute now, life expectancy will go down. Because OMG this is the first generation to have lower life expectancy that its … Continue reading

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Other people talk about stigma

Daniel Engber at Slate: It’s nice to imagine there’s some critical period of development when our physiologies can be reprogrammed for thinness. But the same logic applies just as well to the mind as the body. Tell a little kid … Continue reading

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Men with imperfect bodies!

This article is pretty mean in its comments on Will Ferrell’s body. Some highlights: It must have been comforting for SNL’s writers to know that if inspiration grew sparse, they could simply reveal more of Ferrell’s saggy flesh. There wasn’t … Continue reading

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Anna Tillinghast

I see occasional comments about how “there were no fat people in the olden days!” and occasional posts with examples of fat people in history to counter such comments. Well, here’s a contribution from me: Here’s a photo of Anna … Continue reading

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