She's 34, 5'3", and 175 pounds. The world tells her she's not supposed to tell you that.

These numbers will make you angry.

They also might make you want to pay the grown woman above to take her clothes off for a bunch of dudes.

Trust me on this one.

FACT: 23 people in the United States die *each day* from eating disorders.


It's a problem.

And yet...

...we're not supposed to talk about it.


Women are burdened by unfair and damaging rules about their bodies.

So comedian and filmmaker Sara Benincasa decided to talk about herself in a way that we aren't supposed to, according to tabloids and retouched magazine covers.

She's sharing 3 numbers:

Is how old Ms. Benincasa is.


Is how tall she is.


Is how many pounds she weighs.

Women aren't supposed to tell the truth about their bodies, but she is.


So she's gonna let a panel of men judge her body.

Yup.

Sara's taking her clothes off for a really brutally honest experience, and it'll be a short movie.

It's a way to make a statement about owning the body she's got.

Based on the two-minute video below, I hope this gets made.

Her film could help a lot of folks understand why judging a woman (or anyone) on their appearance has to stop.

More people should hear this.

With or without pants.

Donate to this Kickstarter (if you want — no pressure!) by April 16, 2015.

Albert Einstein

One of the strangest things about being human is that people of lesser intelligence tend to overestimate how smart they are and people who are highly intelligent tend to underestimate how smart they are.

This is called the Dunning-Kruger effect and it’s proven every time you log onto Facebook and see someone from high school who thinks they know more about vaccines than a doctor.

The interesting thing is that even though people are poor judges of their own smarts, we’ve evolved to be pretty good at judging the intelligence of others.

“Such findings imply that, in order to be adaptive, first impressions of personality or social characteristics should be accurate,” a study published in the journal Intelligence says. “There is accumulating evidence that this is indeed the case—at least to some extent—for traits such as intelligence extraversion, conscientiousness, openness, and narcissism, and even for characteristics such as sexual orientation, political ideology, or antigay prejudice.”

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'Merry Christmas' on YouTube.

The world must have been—mostly—good this year. Because Elton John and Ed Sheeran have teamed up to gift us all with a brand new Christmas single.

The song, aptly named “Merry Christmas,” is a perfect blend of silly and sweet that’s cheery, bright and just a touch bizarre.

Created with the holiday spirit in every way, it has whimsical snowball fights, snow angels (basically all the snow things), festive sweaters, iconic throwbacks and twinkling lights galore. Plus all profits from the tune are dedicated to two charities: the Ed Sheeran Suffolk Music Foundation and the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

I personally don’t know which is more of a highlight: Ed Sheeran channeling his inner-Mariah, performing a faux sexy dance in a leg revealing Santa outfit, or him flying through the air with a giant Frosty the Snowman … who seems to be sporting glasses similar to Elton’s. Are we meant to believe that Elton is the Snowman? This music video even has mystery.
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