Adapted from a recent online discussion.
As a woman who has struggled with my weight most of my life, I'd like to offer a little perspective on a past column about hearing "svelte" friends complain about their weight (http://wapo.st/10NppvW).
I have several friends who were always thin and have gained weight as they've gotten older. To me, who until recently was close to 300 pounds, I think they look great.
But when they're used to being a certain size and that is no longer their reality, it's understandably bothersome. I also have a few friends who are thin but just want to drop those last five or 10 pounds. It's all in what we're comfortable with.
Yes, some women have unhealthy body images, but just because you may be overweight doesn't mean thinner people aren't allowed to moan about wanting to cut back, too.
-- Weighty Issues
Events both unexpected and inevitable can be turned to your advantage in the year ahead. Your ability to make the best out of what you are given will greatly help your financial or career prospects. Opportunities will come from those you have worked or played with in the past.
I'm 24 and a college graduate. My boyfriend, "Jordan," and I have been together for a year and we would like to get married. However, my parents are against the idea. They love Jordan, but they think marriage is stupid because, in 2013, "Who is getting married?"
I think this is totally ridiculous, but I don't know what to do. I want to be married and I would love my parents' approval, but it's hard when they call me stupid for wanting to take that step just because their marriage didn't work out.
I love Jordan and I love my parents. Should I have to choose between the two? -- TOTALLY TORN
Patrick Record | AnnArbor.comOn paper, Ypsilanti Community School’s loss on Friday to Saline will only go down as a one-touchdown loss. But to anyone who witnessed the Hornets build a 30-point lead before the fourth quarter began, it was pretty obvious that Saline had Ypsilanti outmatched at nearly every position.
The Lincoln High School football team improved to 2-0 on the season on Friday night while Huron fell to 1-1 when the Railsplitters beat the River Rats, 46-14.
University of Michigan students and fans gathered on the Diag for a pep rally Friday night ahead of the Wolverines' game against Notre Dame Saturday.
They heard from Head Coach Brady Hoke, U-M president Mary Sue Coleman and football players and they were treated to a performance by former Michigan Student and "Glee" star Darren Criss.
AnnArbor.com photographer Courtney Sacco captured these images.
The Saline football team built up a 30-point lead over Ypsilanti Community High School on Friday in the first three quarters. Ypsilanti scored 22 points in the fourth quarter, but it proved too little too late for the Grizzlies as the Hornets won 37-29.
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Updated at 12:15 a.m.
Brianne Bowen | AnnArbor.comThis file will be updated throughout the night.
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This story has been updated with more information on the man found in the river.
A man was found dead Friday afternoon in the Huron River near the 900 block of North Main Street in Ann Arbor, according to Ann Arbor police.
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The story has been updated with more suspect description information.
A dye pack exploded on a man in a fake beard who robbed a Pittsfield Township bank as he got into a getaway vehicle Friday morning, but the man is still on the loose, police said.
For most of us, it means hunkering down and watching the game from the comfort of our living room, but it doesn't have to be that way.
"We are passing on the game and instead have reservations to eat downtown in the 'eye of the hurricane' at 8:00," wrote my friend Jim on Facebook.
While it's true that making your way across town before or after a Michigan football game is next to impossible, the truth is that once those 107,500 people have taken their seats and the game has kicked off, the rest of Ann Arbor gets eerily quiet.
It's the weekend everyone has had circled on their calendar since the 2013 University of Michigan football schedule was released: Under The Lights II.
The week's Weather ... Or Not comes with mostly positive news, but there's a slight chance that the party could get a little wet on Saturday.
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Milan Area Schools superintendent Bryan Girbach issued a statement Friday morning condemning recent statements made by varsity football coach Jesse Hoskins regarding his team’s game at Ypsilanti Community High School last weekend.
Want a ticket to the Michigan vs. Notre Dame game this weekend?
You better be able to cough up some cash.
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After roughly three hours of arguments from attorneys on Thursday, Judge J. Cedric Simpson dismissed a defense motion that would have essentially prevented prosecutors from looking at certain text messages sent and received by Nader Nassif, the Ann Arbor attorney and former Downtown Development Authority board member accused of sexual assault.
A man suspected in numerous Dexter area home invasions was taken into custody early Friday morning, according to police.