Relationship pro tip #1: Don't call your partner "disgusting."

As she tells it, after Miranda Baker's boyfriend called her "disgusting and unattractive," she decided it was time to lose some weight — about 200 very specific pounds of it. On Nov. 12, the 18-year-old Iowa State University student tweeted, "After getting called disgusting last night, I successfully dropped 200lbs!! (Before and after pics)."

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How to teach kids to love and respect their bodies, in 8 steps.

How you love and respect your body is how your children will learn to love and respect their bodies.

“Mommy,” my 6-year-old daughter said, “you look beautiful!”

We were in Kauai, Hawaii, and I was in a store trying on a beautiful, sensual bikini with my 42-year-old post-baby body.

I never had worn or owned a bikini — not even when I played soccer and my body was strong and lean. And my body has changed a lot since then. These breasts have offered my children milk for a total of four years. My hips have balanced children on them while cooking dinner, coaching soccer, and helping another child down off the monkey bars at the playground.

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Natasha Rossi believed she had the perfect life.

She had two awesome kids — two and a half-year-old identical twins — and the love and support of her boyfriend, Desi. Life, she thought, could only get better.

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Then, in January 2019, she was hit with some of the hardest news that anyone can hear.

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