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While speaking at the London JW3 Speaker Series, British journalist and notable chef Nigella Lawson shared her thoughts about the “clean eating” craze and how it negatively affects people. According to her, “People are using certain diets as a way to hide an eating disorder or a great sense of unhappiness and unease with their own body.” Lawson’s thoughts on this subject are not new; previously, she spoke out against the diet trend during an interview with the BBC, stating that “eating clean” implies that any other type of meals or eating habits are dirty and shameful. According to E! Online, during the speech she added, “There is a way in which food is used either to self-congratulate—you’re a better person because you’re eating like that—or to self-persecute, because you’ll not allow yourself to eat the foods you want…”

School Apologizes For Making Girl Remove Black Girls Rock Shirt

Sharika Jolly was left perplexed one day when her daughter, Makiyah-Jae, returned from school wearing a shirt other than the one she left home in. Jolly tells WLOX that school administration forced little Makiyah-Jae to remove the shirt because they felt that it was inappropriate. The shirt reads: “Black Girls Rock” and was presented to the child by her mother during a time when she struggled with self-esteem. “Before she wanted her hair straightened and colored blonde,” said Jolly. “I’m like ‘No, baby. That’s not you. This is who you are. You don’t have to be like anyone else but yourself.’ And I feel like she should be comfortable in her own skin.” Jolly inquired with the principal about why her daughter was asked to remove the shirt and was told that while it didn’t violate Popps Ferry Elementary School policy, administration made a “judgment call” and decided to have Makiyah-Jae wear something else…

Forensic Scientists Take Their Best Shot At Sketching Jesus Christ

Back in January, Popular Mechanics dug up their 13-year-old sketch they scientifically believed to be the actual face of Jesus Christ. That article is making its rounds again today thanks to Christmas 2015 being around the corner. Via Raw Story: Richard Neave, a retired medical artist, used science to make the best possible guess at what the founding figure of the Christian religion looked like. Unlike images that depict a Caucasian with flowing hair, Jesus probably had a dark complexion, dark eyes and dark, curly hair… Using techniques from a discipline called forensic anthropology — normally used to solve crimes. Neave, co-author of Making Faces: Using Forensic And Archaeological Evidence, used evidence like skulls from the time and place that Jesus lived. They then used computer technology to determine how tissue and muscle would have made his facial features look.

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