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Teen challenges Seventeen’s message about body

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Alice Wilder

Listen to the interview with Alice Wilder below.

By MARSHALL TERRY
WFAE

Fashion magazines are under a lot of scrutiny for the distorted view of beauty they portray. Photo editors often significantly airbrush the imperfections of models and celebrities. There’s growing concern this contributes to body image and other self-esteem problems in impressionable young girls.

And then there’s the “advice” they give girls to improve their body image. Seventeen-year-old Alice Wilder, a senior at Northwest School for the Arts, found the advice in Seventeen so silly that she decided to follow it for one month. She blogged about her experience for a group called SPARK and also spoke to WFAE’s Marshall Terry about it. Listen below.

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N.C.: Don’t eat striped & large mouth bass from lake

By DAVID BORAKS
DavidsonNews.net

State health officials say striped bass in Lake Norman have been found with elevated levels of PCBs, a suspected cancer-causing chemical. In an announcement Tuesday night the N.C. Department of Health & Human Services advised against eating the fish, as well as large mouth bass, which may have dangerous levels of mercury.

The warning does not affect other kinds of fish in the lake, state officials said. And boating, swimming or other water activities are still considered safe, they said. Read the full story

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Outside reading: Rape is real, even at beloved Carolina

UNC Chapel Hill student Andrea Pino never thought she’d find herself a rape victim. As a student educator who had taught peers about violence prevention, it couldn’t happen to her, or so she thought. She writes about her situation, and the broader problem of rape on college campus, in an article on the Huffington Post titled “The “R” Word: Why Do Colleges Struggle With Talking About Rape?”

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Classes offered for pregnant women, new mothers

The Solomon House, which is part of Presbyterian Healthcare, is offering free classes for pregnant and new mothers this month at Gethsemane Baptist Church of Lake Norman, in Davidson. Classes run Thursdays, Feb. 21 to March 28 at the church, 565 Jetton St., Davidson. Read the full story

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