People Are Editing Out Their Hip Dips on Instagram—but This Woman Refuses To

You know hip dips—these are the inward curves above each hip bone that most of us have. Some people have hip dips that are more visible than others, and lots of users on social media edit theirs out, viewing them as a body flaw when these curves are actually totally normal.

So it's refreshing to come across an influencer who is no longer hiding her hip dips and instead celebrating them—and taking to Instagram to demonstrate why others should too.

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On Tuesday, London-based influencer Danielle Mansutti—best known for her beauty tips and enviable travel itinerary—shared a message about her hip dips, which used to be one of her biggest body insecurities.

“HIP DIPS!” she wrote. “Something that so many women (and men) have, yet something so hidden away. I’ve had hip dips for as long as I can remember, and have spent the majority of my life feeling like I was the only one in the world who had them.”

Mansutti copped to spending a considerable amount of time editing out her hip dips from social photos, in an attempt to fit in with other influencers. But she eventually realized how dangerous this was—making other women who have hip dips view them as unattractive and leading to a skewed idea of what a normal body looks like. 

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“We do need to remember not to compare our bodies to bodies that have been enhanced,” she reminded her followers. “If you have hip dips, just like I do, guess what - it’s normal! Sometimes I love mine and sometimes I don’t, but I’ve accepted that they are a part of me and are a normal thing.”

If you’re a member of what she calls her “hip dip crew,” try not to view them unflattering, and definitely don't edit them out of your social images. Instead, take Mansutti's advice to embrace and love your body—which is perfect as is.

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This Woman Took Two Different Photos in the Same Outfit to Prove How Deceptive Social Media Is

If all the "perfect" full-body selfies that end up in your social feed tend to make you feel bad about your own shape, then this eye-opening news is for you.

In a before-and-after Instagram post, influencer Rini Frey shared two images, both taken on the same day while dressed in the same outfit. The photo on the left is a posed photo of Frey flexing in her underwear, with the words “my body” on it. The image on the right shows Frey sitting in the same high-waisted underwear, titled “also my body.”

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Her point? Your body can look very different depending on the angle you shoot a photo from as well as how you adjust the...

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The One Small Change That Helped This Woman See Major Ab Results

When it comes to reaching a healthy weight, most of us think it can't be done without dieting. But Australian influencer Cass Hines believes that the answer lies not in depriving yourself of any food but changing how much you eat and how often.

In a recent Instagram post, Hines explained how portion control has helped her trim her midsection and leave her feeling better than ever. She also shared a before and after photo illustrating how this strategy worked for her.

“I was brought up to finish everything on my plate and I wasn’t allowed to leave the table until I did," she captioned her post. "Who else can relate? I also tend to pick at anything my [4-year-old] leaves behind on her plate.”


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14 Stages of Being Sore After a Workout

1. You just finished your workout, feeling good but exhausted.

But as your body cools down, you realize the next 12-72 hours are going to be hell.

2. You've got some serious stiffness going on. It's not too painful—yet. But you know what's coming.

You hydrate, refuel, and settle in for some beauty (and recovery) sleep. (Which is super important for weight loss, FYI.)

3. You roll over in the middle of the night and realize that EVERYTHING HURTS.

Nothing can save you now. (Except for these sore-muscle treatments. Maybe.)

4. In the morning, you go to swing your legs out of bed and happily yank off the covers, but...

Then you realize you feel like...

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5 Full-Body Moves to Do When You're Sick of Burpees

The burpee is definitely the exercise a lot of us love to hate. But this freakin’ tough, calorie-torching move is great for one reason: It’s completely full-body. “Burpees put your whole body to work: your shoulders, arms, chest, core, glutes, quads, and hamstrings. When done correctly, they really don’t leave a single muscle group behind,” says certified strength and conditioning specialist Laura Miranda, also a doctor of physical therapy and the creator of PURSUIT.

Burpees are also great cardiovascular training. You're taxing all those muscle groups at once, so your body has to recruit a lot of oxygen and energy in a very short period of time, which is why even just a few reps can leave you breathless, she says.

The downside...

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This Syrian Swimmer Helped Save a Boat Full of Fellow Refugees—Now She’s Training for the Olympics

This profile is part of Health’s #RealLifeStrong series, where we are celebrating women who represent strength, resilience, and grace.

You’re on a sinking boat—what would you do? It may sound like a hypothetical question to most people, but it was a very real one for Yusra Mardini, a Syrian swimmer who helped rescue fellow refugees from drowning in the Mediterranean Sea during a traumatic journey from Turkey to Greece.

Around 15 minutes into the trip, the engine of the crammed, inflatable dinghy failed, and the 20 passengers, including Yusra and her older sister Sara, found themselves facing almost certain death. Most of the others couldn’t swim, so that terrifying night it fell to the Mardinis and two young men to...

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