Chrissy Teigen Thinks She Prevented Postpartum Depression By Eating Her Placenta

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Chrissy Teigen had some very Chrissy Teigen things to say during a new interview with Rita Braver for "Sunday's Best: Celebrating 40 Years of CBS Sunday Morning." The supermodel turned cook and quirky social media aficionado opened up to Braver about her struggle with postpartum depression after giving birth to her first child, Luna, and why she chooses to be so open about it online.

"I think people on social media are my friends," Teigen explained. "And I think they deserved to know. I don't know, is that so weird?" While I don't think it's weird to feel the need to share things with your followers that are under-talked about in general, like mental illness, the next part of her interview might be a bit weird. According to Teigen, after giving birth to her second child, Miles, she avoided suffering from postpartum depression a second time by eating her placenta. Yes, you read that correctly. 

"I don't think I can have you eating your placenta on primetime," Braver joked, and Teigen played off the how strange it sounded with ease. "Really? That's not a normal thing? I'm in L.A., it's very normal. They grill it here! You can try some of mine after." While it may have worked for Teigen, or been entirely coincidental, it's okay to find help with a therapist or SSRI's or whatever works for you. Prioritizing mental health is so important, regardless of the methods you need to personally use. 

The interview is part of a large feature airing during the "Sunday's Best" special on Friday, September 14 at 8 p.m. EST. Hopefully, Teigen really didn't share her placenta with Braver. 

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He announced the news today

On Monday, Bernie Sanders announced that he is running for president again, after he lost the primary in 2016 to Hillary Clinton. And although he was very popular during the 2016 election, his announcement is drawing mixed reactions online.

Many of his previous supporters, including celebrities like Mark Ruffalo, were excited about him joining the 2020 race, voicing their support of his announcement.

But others seem to want him to disappear, even pretending not to know who he is. And these reactions have turned out, in some cases, to be hilarious.

The lack of excitement for his announcement may be because of the recent allegations of sexual assault which apparently occurred within his 2016 campaign, and which he claims he didn't know about. It could also be due to his base, who supported him even after he lost the primary to the detriment of Clinton's campaign.

Some are also calling out the fact that Clinton has been effectively shunned following her loss, while Sanders seems to be being welcomed back with open arms.



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The pieces will take your athleisure look to the next level

American Apparel just dropped its first activewear line since the brand's relaunch last year, and I can already tell that these looks are going to make up my entire summer wardrobe.

The new line, called FORWARD, offers a variety of styles in lightweight fabrics like flyweight satin, which is an imitation of boxing gear; lame tricot; and cotton Spandex. All of the fabrics feature a four-way stretch, making the clothes "suitable for training but also designed for life outside the gym."

With the collection, American Apparel also launched an inclusive campaign called How We Play, which shows a diverse range of models, including blind Paralympic runner David Brown and curvy yoga instructor Luisa Fonseca.

The collection's styles offer a wide range of looks which will fit with just about any aesthetic, whether you're going hard at the gym or looking for a casual off-day outfit. Personally, I'm excited about the iridescent looks and the rainbow patterned bra and bottoms, which I will definitely be rocking at Pride this year.

The entire line is also super-affordable, capping out at $48, with most products priced in the $20-to-$30 range. You can shop FORWARD collection online, now.