Tag: body

Can You Copyright Dance Moves? ‘Single Ladies’, ‘Formation’ and ‘WAP’ Choreographer JaQuel Knight Made History Doing Just That

JaQuel Knight attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards on August 20, 2018.Photo: Jamie McCarthy (Getty Images) You can’t hear the rhythmic “oh-oh-OH-oh-oh-OHHH-oh-oh-oh…” in Beyoncé’s hit single, “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” without busting those now-iconic dance moves (heavily inspired by Bob Fosse), right? Well, you have one man to thank for that—JaQuel […]

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‘My Hair Was Coming Out Like Straw’: Inside the Function of Beauty Backlash

Photo by Torwai via Getty Images Madison Hoover, a 24-year-old health and fitness coach who lives in Atlanta, can’t remember exactly where she first heard about Function of Beauty’s hair care products. She thinks it might have been on one of the Bachelor-related podcasts she used to listen to. Regardless, she was optimistic when she […]

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I Got High to See if Weed Would Help Me Work Out

Sick of clean eating, perfect gym outfits, and chiseled abs? A Swole Woman is here to help you be healthy, enjoy carbs, and get jacked. Dear Swole Woman, I hate working out but I love ingesting marijuana (in moderation). But for some reason, I can’t shake the feeling that exercising while high is cheating somehow. […]

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Roll Your Baggy Shorts Up, Because Thighs Are In

After what has felt like decades of baggy shorts and leg-day-skipping dominance, the short short for men displaying may finally be making a comeback. On Thursday, Men’s Health editor Brett Williams wrote about the burgeoning trend among athletes and celebrities to amply display one’s gams, whether they were snapping a pic for social media (The […]

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White Male Late Night Talk Show Host Creates Viral ‘TikTok Appropriation Consolation Prize’ Challenge

TikTok Creators Break Down and Perform Their Viral Dances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonScreenshot: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon/YouTube In another episode of the mainstream American hit, “Marginalized Creators: Here, Damn!”, late night show host Jimmy Fallon recently came under fire after he featured TikTok influencer Addison Rae performing an instructional series […]

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Megan Thee Stallion Donates $50,000 in Solidarity With the Asian-American Community

Megan Thee Stallion attends the 2019 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.Photo: Rich Fury (Getty Images) Rapper Megan Thee Stallion is sending her support to the Asian-American community. Advertisement In partnership with Fashion Nova along with journalist and activist May Lee, Billboard reports that the “Hot Girl” […]

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Here’s a Slug That Can Sever Its Own Head and Grow a New Body

The head and body of a sea slug after autotomy. Image: Sayaka Mitoh It was an ordinary day in the Yoichi Yusa laboratory at Nara Women’s University in Japan, where scientists examine the life cycle of sea slugs. PhD student Sayaka Mitoh was conducting her usual work at the lab when she spotted something truly […]

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TikTok Launches Incubator Program Featuring 100 Black Creators Up for the Challenge

A picture taken on January 21, 2021 in Nantes, western France shows a smartphone with the logo of Chinese social network Tik Tok. Photo: Loic Venance/AFP via Getty Images (Getty Images) If you’re immersed in the TikTok world, you are intimately familiar with challenges. Whether your challenge is being a savage or a renegade, throwing […]

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Why Do I Wake Up So Hungry in the Middle of the Night?

Photo by domoyega via Getty Images It’s 2 a.m. You’ve been asleep for a few hours, but, suddenly, you wake up hungry and desperate for a snack (at least), so you head to the kitchen. Nearly everyone is familiar with this scenario as a once-in-a-while thing, but what about when this is what almost every […]

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The Graduate: Megan Thee Stallion Covers Harper’s Bazaar’s Spring Fashion Issue and Talks Earning Her Degree

Screenshot: Collier Schorr for Harper’s Bazaar “Can’t nobody tell me how to be the Hot Girl,” says the artist known as Megan Thee Stallion (given name: Megan Jovon Ruth Pete), in her cover story for the March 2021 issue of Harper’s Bazaar (also known as the Spring Fashion Issue). With minimal makeup, gleaming skin and […]

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Real Hot Girl Hair: Mielle Organics Announces Megan Thee Stallion as Its First Global Ambassador

Screenshot: Mielle Organics (Instagram) Every stallion needs a fabulous mane, and hip-hop’s hot girl Megan Thee Stallion is no exception. The H-Town hottie may be best known for her growing body-ody-ody-ody of hits and epic wig game—but underneath it all, she’s been on a natural hair journey, announcing in December that she and stylist Kellon […]

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4 Vaccination Site Volunteers Describe How They Earned Their Early Doses

Photo by credit: Mario Tama / Getty Images News Staff A series in which people across the U.S. offer firsthand perspectives about how social issues impact their real lives. There are two COVID-19 vaccines currently being distributed across the U.S.—Moderna and Pfizer—with others in clinical trials. However, actually getting people vaccinated has been an exercise in chaos. Beyond governmental […]

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As COVID Worsens, Here’s What to Do to Protect Yourself Before You Get the Vax

Photo by Qi Yang via Getty Images The ten months (ten months!) since COVID-19 began spreading uncontrollably throughout the United States have felt so, so, so much longer than that. This partly stems from the way this pandemic has broken down into psychosocial phases—stages of anger, paranoia, produce-bleaching and ear-plugging denial in the face of […]

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Is It Possible to Tell From a Photo if Someone Is Using Steroids?

Photo by Ozimician via Getty Images When actor and comedian Kumail Nanjiani posted a few photos of himself eating dinner around Christmas time, he probably didn’t expect to trend on Twitter. But his vascular arms, broad shoulders and squared jaw reignited a type of debate so common it’s got a dedicated subreddit with 83,000 members: […]

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Kumail Nanjiani Says He’s Buff for a Role—But Movie Muscles Are Mostly CGI

Some of the buzz around Kumail Nanjiani’s physical transformation, which the actor said he underwent to prepare for a role in upcoming Marvel film The Eternals, has felt a little… off. Not just because Nanjiani’s fans believe his new, bulky appearance has received outsized scrutiny and “body shaming” compared to white actors like Chris Something […]

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No New New Years’ Resolutions

Illustration by Elnora Turner Sick of clean eating, perfect gym outfits, and chiseled abs? A Swole Woman is here to help you be healthy, enjoy carbs, and get jacked. There is no question this week, because I want to talk specifically about New Years’ health-related resolutions. But first, I want to talk about the Netflix […]

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Megan Thee Stallion Dropped A Show-Stopping Performance Of Her New Single ‘Body’ At The 2020 AMAs

Fresh off the release of her official debut album, Good News, Megan Thee Stallion showed up at the 2020 AMAs on her A-game. With a whole range of hits she could’ve easily performed tonight, she chose to go with her new single, “Body,” and delivered the kind of show-stopping performance she’s quickly become known for. […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Microdosing Testosterone During Your Transition

Many people think about transition—especially medical transition—as a process of going from point A to point B. From one gender to another. From clockable to passing. I’m non-binary, though, and I can tell you that that’s not always how transition goes.  In 2014, I began taking a low dose of hormones to achieve subtle masculinizing […]

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Megan Thee Stallion Flaunts Her ‘Body’ In Her New Video With Lil Kim, Taraji P. Henson, And More

This year has been as turbulent as it gets for Megan Thee Stallion. The Houston native battled through lows that included a contract dispute and fighting through the physical and mental pains of being a shooting victim while enjoying the highs of two No. 1 singles, which come in thanks to “WAP” and her “Savage” […]

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No Offense, but Why Do Fitness Influencers End Up Pushing Junk Science?

Sick of clean eating, perfect gym outfits, and chiseled abs? A Swole Woman is here to help you be healthy, enjoy carbs, and get jacked. Hi Casey, I’ve been lifting on and off since high school, having done so in an I-want-to-add-10lbs approach after high school, an I-want-to-run-a-fast-400m approach in college, and an I-want-to-maintain-without-too-much-work approach […]

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Resistance Band Workouts Are All Over Instagram and TikTok. Do They Work?

Sick of clean eating, perfect gym outfits, and chiseled abs? A Swole Woman is here to help you be healthy, enjoy carbs, and get jacked. Hey Casey! I have very much enjoyed reading your columns (ever since the Hairpin, RIP). I am curious about your thoughts on resistance bands; are they for real? They seem […]

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How to Be OK With Starting All Over Again (at the Gym and Elsewhere)

Sick of clean eating, perfect gym outfits, and chiseled abs? A Swole Woman is here to help you be healthy, enjoy carbs, and get jacked. Dear Swole Woman, I am writing for encouragement/tough love/whatever. I am wanting to get started getting swole, and I am planning to do it with the Stronglifts 5×5 plan. Here’s […]

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South Korea Has COVID Under Control. Here’s What Daily Life Looks Like Now

Photo by Chinh Le Duc via Unsplash Though a COVID-19 vaccine remains elusive, the view of the global pandemic is pretty different depending on where you’re standing. Lives and norms in the United States have shifted dramatically in many areas since the first Americans tested positive for COVID-19 back in February, giving rise to Zoom […]

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How to Break the Cycle of Working Out and Then Being So Sore You Can’t Move

Sick of clean eating, perfect gym outfits, and chiseled abs? A Swole Woman is here to help you be healthy, enjoy carbs, and get jacked. Dear Swole Woman, After years of reading the column, following you on Instagram and confidence building, I finally did it. I walked up to the squat rack at my big […]

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The Problem With ‘What I Eat in a Day’ Videos

Sick of clean eating, perfect gym outfits, and chiseled abs? A Swole Woman is here to help you be healthy, enjoy carbs, and get jacked. I have one of those cultural questions you asked for: What should we do, if anything, when it seems like an influencer or a YouTuber isn’t eating enough? It seems […]

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