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  • Starting with Anorexia, of course, it has migrated to man-orexia,, preg-orexia bride-orexia and drunko-rexia for states of food deprivation of various kinds.

    The Sensible Season

  • American physician Steven Bratman proposed the term orthorexia: "orth" (right and correct) + "orexia" (appetite).

    Tara Stiles: Orthoskepsis: When Too Much Thinking Is A Bad Thing

  • (She could name-drop Keira Knightley, Alice Dellal and Little Boots.) "We became obsessed with it being as white as possible, a mania we called 'blonde-orexia'."

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  • The backbone of the gay advertising industry is hot men with the physiques of professional athletes but there is also a segment that features very thin male models, which prompts us to ask - are we pushing our young gay men into man-orexia?

    Feast of Fun : Gay Talk Show

  • Also is the gay advertising industry pushing young gay men into man-orexia?

    Feast of Fun : Gay Talk Show

  • 'App-orexia': Can Smartphone Applications Be Bad for Your Health?

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  • "orexis" = 'appetite'; more basically 'yearning'; "orego" (the root) = 'I reach for'

    November 7, 2009

  • from Greek word for 'appetite'

    November 7, 2009