Study: Women who drink are less likely to gain weight –

a new study suggests that women who are moderate drinkers actually tend to gain less weight over time than teetotalers.

And if you don’t drink, experts say, these findings shouldn’t inspire you to start hitting the bottle.

Sleep, pray, love — survey sheds light on U.S. bedtime routine –

Can You Credit/Blame Your Mom for Your Body? |

What Real Women Look Like |

I for one need to be reminded that we all come in different shapes and sizes and have to “know” that no one looks like those images we are bombarded with in the media. No One!

Big in Japan? Fat chance for nation’s young women ::

Social pressure — women looking critically at other women — is the most important reason female skinniness is ascendant in Japan. “Japanese women are outstandingly tense and critical of each other,” said researcher Hisako Watanabe, who has spent 34 years treating women with eating disorders. “There is a pervasive habit among women to monitor each other with a serious sharp eye to see what kind of slimness they have.”