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In a new commercial, Adam Devine pitches Best Buy’s 6th Gen Core Processor laptop. Devine bursts into a college dorm room, slaps food from a young man’s hand and says, “I did that for your core, the Freshman 15 is real.” Best Buy’s description of the ad explains, “While the Freshman 15 may be hazardous to your core, this 2-in-1 laptop’s 6th Gen Core Processor from Intel is anything but. It’s so amazingly fast, it’s like your laptop got really into CrossFit.” 

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From celebrity activism to expert discussions, this week was full of important eating disorder-related stories. Check out our top picks below!  

Fuller House’s Candace Cameron Bure opened up about her experience battling an eating disorder in adulthood. 

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Gone are the days of little trinkets and toys in Happy Meals. Yes, that’s right: McDonald’s has replaced Happy Meal toys with “Step-it” activity trackers. It seems that the corporate machine is at a severe disconnect with what health and wellness actually mean. Handing out fitness trackers to children raises many concerns, for tracking encourages calorie counting, dieting and other compulsive, unhealthy behaviors.

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Technology has enabled us to catch up on the news, watch TV, shop, edit photos, pay bills or even collect Pokémon with just the click of a button. An app store, or software application platform, contains millions of various apps designed to help users perform tasks. Health and fitness apps were among the most popular apps used in 2015, and this isn’t that surprising given the vast amount of nutrition and activity trackers popping up. 

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“Monthly Matters with Melody” is a monthly advice column by Dr. Melody Moore, a clinical psychologist, yoga instructor and the founder of the Embody Love Movement Foundation. Her foundation is a non-profit whose mission is to empower girls and women to celebrate their inner beauty, commit to kindness and contribute to meaningful change in the world. Dr.

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In honor of World Eating Disorders Action Day, NEDA is hosting a Twitter chat to explore the relationship between body shaming, bullying and eating disorders. Join us Thursday, June 2nd at 1PM ET and follow #WeDoAct

Body Shaming, Bullying and Eating Disorders

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Originally posted to Proud2Bme.org.

The holidays can be tough! Attempting to juggle the stresses of constantly being surrounded by food and people is A LOT, especially if you struggle with an eating disorder or weight-related issues.

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Think dietary supplements are healthy and safe, right? Think again. Sure, they are in every local health food store, pharmacy, and grocery, but because of a loophole the size of the Grand Canyon in federal law, the usual government safeguards we depend on to keep our food and drugs safe do not apply to dietary supplements.

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On July 11, Serena Williams won her sixth Wimbledon championship. After 21 Grand Slams and this milestone, Serena has quite clearly made history as one of the greatest athletes of all time.

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Here at Proud2Bme & the National Eating Disorders Association, we believe that social media has the ability to empower people and spread messages of hope and (body) positivity. 

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