SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileA Winnipeg man who has struggled with alcoholism for decades says he has filed a complaint with the Manitoba Human Rights Commission over the lack of a treatment program that’s free of religious or spiritual elements.Rob Johnstone said he has battled alcoholism for 40 years and can’t find a treatment program that doesn’t rely on religion or spirituality as part of the recovery process.”I should not be forced to participate in someone else’s religious beliefs. I shouldn’t have to add to mine,” said Johnstone, who added he has been an alcoholic for 40 years.Johnstone said his faith neutral stance to his own treatment prompted him to be dismissed from an intense residential 12 step program at the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba (AFM), a provincially run rehabilitation initiative.Read more:The Addictions Foundation of Manitoba believes that recovery relies on at least some element of spiritual but not necessarily religious belief. What do you think? Take our poll.Internet freedom: Should government have the ability to shut down the internet?The Egyptian government shut down access to the internet and the country’s cellphone data network early Friday, according to media reports.
Piccioli did something much different. He transformed this sporty little jacket, and made it into something completely new. He didn’t necessarily make it better it’s hard to improve upon the practicality of a good anorak in foul weather. I working on a piece of software to do this and auto upload to Garmin Connect (I piggyback off the Fit File Repair Tool uploader, but it will need to be provided by the user). I let you know when it done if you have any interest. I might contact Garmin and ask them to fix the issue with their fit decoder, but they probably won care as their products all work fine..
Impatience not seeing results!! So many people give up because they fail to see any result. This is my number one irritation for failure. Everyone wants fast weight loss results but if it took you years to gain the weight try a little patience and perseverance in getting it off..
Yesterday The New York Times published a feature article about plus size fashion bloggers after Gabi Gregg of Gabi Fresh appeared on the Today show to talk about how she posted a picture of herself in a bikini on her blog (photo at left) and received an overwhelmingly positive response. (Watch the interview below.)Many other plus size fashion bloggers were featured in The New York Times piece, and all of them seem to agree: Larger woman should not be afraid to relish in the fashion world, show their bodies to the world, and embrace their own unique style.The discussion of plus size models and the ever present portrayal of grossly thin women in the media has certainly been around for a few years, but this new group of fashion bloggers seem to signify another step in the evolution: These women are embracing their own bodies, and given the amount of readers they have, society is following suit.The article also cites an earlier Times piece about female actresses and celebrities who have also been more outwardly accepting of their curves, including Gretchen Wilson, Adele, Lena Dunham, and even Lady Gaga’s recent “unapologetic” weight gain.There is no doubt that the topic ignites heated conversation. People wonder if our culture is enabling the acceptance of unhealthy BMIs even obesity or just fostering a healthier standard for naturally large women.To shed light on how larger women in the media affect the standard of beauty, a new study published this week in PLOS ONE revealed that when women observe bigger women (those with BMIs between 36 and 42) in images, they are less likely to be obsessed with thinner figures than when they observed thinner women (those with BMIs bewtween 11 and 14).RELATED: Photoshop reversal! These celebs and models have been modified to look bigger, curvier, and less muscular.So where does that leave us? In Gregg’s Today interview, she said that she’s on a journey to health.