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Yale University Student Was Nearly Kicked Out For Being TOO THIN?! Find Out How She Fought Back HERE!

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Can we all stop weight-shaming each other now? Please!

Yale University student Frances Chan was nearly kicked out of school because, according to their health center, she was severely underweight.

The 20-year-old is 5’2” and 92lbs which alarmed the caretakers at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, where Chan was getting a lump in her breast checked out (it was benign!).

That’s when the school basically demanded that she gain weight or get out because

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Carly Rae Jepsen & Owl City's Good Time Is Ruled A Rip-Off In Court! Get The Copycat Deets HERE!

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Well this is the total opposite of an AH-Mazing evening!

Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City's hit track Good Time was sued for for copyright infringement back in 2012…

And it looks like they just lost their case!

BMI (the company who collects royalties from the song) is now being order to pay over $800k to the lesser known vocalist Ally Burnett, who the song apparently rips off!

If you listen closely, Ally's ear candy, Ah, It's a Love Song, does sound trés similar - but your humble opinion is ALWAYS appreciated.

Do you think the ruling was fair?!

UPDATE: There has so far been NO ruling in this case by the court. The plaintiff actually dismissed her claims against BMI and agreed that royalties deposited by BMI can be released to the lawyers for other defendants in the case. That part of the claim has nothing to do with Carly Rae or Owl City.

Ch-ch-check out both videos…AFTER THE JUMP!!!

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Airline Asks Flight Attendants To Weigh Less To Cut Fuel Costs!

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Ryanair, the budget European airline that brought you duct-taped on windows has now thought of another great way to save money but keep flying.

As fuel costs rise, airlines are struggling to find ways to deal with the high cost of keeping their planes in the air.

So Ryanair is going to make their planes lighter by any means necessary.

That means printing their in-flight magazine/menu on thinner paper, taking less ice onboard and reducing the weight of seats and carts.

Oh yeah, and the flight attendants have been asked to watch their weight.

Apparently in Europe it's cool to set BMI standards and hold employees to a certain weight standard or threaten termination.

That's ridiculous.

A spokesperson for the airline said:

"We encourage staff to watch their weight – with the motivation of appearing in the annual Ryanair calendar."

Wow. All of their flight attendants look like models.

We believe a workplace should encourage their staff to live healthy lifestyles through incentives like subsidizing a gym membership or offering healthier cafeteria choices, but flat out firing people for "weighing too much?"

That's plain wrong.

No matter how good your calendar looks.

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Why Is Understanding BMI Helpful?

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A FitPerez reader named Seb has a technical question and who better to answer it then fitness expert Courtney Barber? Seeking clarification about BMI measurements, he asks:

Hi Courtney,

I was wondering what does BMI stand for and why is it so helpful?

According to Courtney:

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Israel Bans The Use Of Underweight Models In Ads

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A positive step in the right direction!

Israel passed legislation on Monday night that makes it illegal to use models that fall below an 18.5 BMI in advertising or publication, making it the first country to do so.

To prove their weight, models will need to provide an up-to-date medical report (no older than three months) at any and all Israeli market shoots.

Not only that, but businesses utilizing Photoshop to make models appear thinner will be forced to include a clearly written notice on the photo.

What do U think of these new practices???

[Image via AP Images.]

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Walking An Hour A Day Reduces The Effect Of Genetic Obesity By 50%

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Body weight may be partially determined by your genes, however, it has been proven time and time again that exercise can thwart any extra pounds your body was born to pack on.

The latest study proving the power of an active lifestyle comes from the Harvard School of Public Health. After tracking the habits and health of 12,000 men and women, scientists determined that walking for about an hour a day can reduce the weight-promoting effect of certain genes by

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Study Suggests The More You Run, The More You Can Eat Without Gaining Weight

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For anybody that hates dieting, we have an alternative for you — run. A lot.

Research from the American College of Sports Medicine suggests that people who run at least 5 miles a day may maintain their slim waistline and low BMI no matter what they eat!

After categorizing 106,736 runners by the average distance they run every day — 1 milers, 2-3 milers, 3-4 milers, 4-5 milers, and 5 or more — the data revealed runners reduced

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