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Amanda Bynes is making progress each and every day, and her mom Lynn as been praised by the judge overseeing her case for helping facilitate that.

Lynn Bynes became conservator during the troubled star's darkest hours after she started a fire in a neighbor's driveway and soaked her dog in gasoline.  

Amanda Bynes was diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, spending three months receiving in-patient treatment for her obvious, severe mental issues.

She's been released into her parents' care, however, and apparently it's going well there, as evidenced by Lynn and Rick Bynes' appearance in court Tuesday.

Lynn was appointed conservator of Amanda's estate, making her the shot-caller when it comes to her health care, finances and overall well being.

Britney Spears' father, Jamie, was famously appointed to this same role following her meltdown in 2007-08, and the pop icon really turned things around.

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Barbie's proportions are so unrealistic that if she were human she would not be able to walk upright.

That information comes from a PSA uploaded to Vimeo by Vianca Lugo that details the impossible body expectations toys are setting. 

The captivating video states, "If Barbie were a real woman, she's have to walk on all fours due to her proportions."

It goes on to say that the world-famous doll would be "7'2 and weight 101 pounds" and that she would die from "malnutrition."

It's no secret that Barbie isn't the best example of an attainable appearance. 

Last year, an artist did a rendering of Barbie with no makeup on, while another created a Barbie with the proportions of an average 19-year-old woman

Vianca Lugo's clip also reveals statistics about teenage steroid usage and diet prevalence. Watch it above and tell us what you think. 

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In the wake of The Biggest Loser's controversial finale last week, some critics are calling for the NBC show to alter its format, or be canceled altogether.

Rachel Frederickson revealed she'd lost a whopping 155 lbs. - including 45 in the past three months alone - to win this season, and spark controversy.

Now, experts in health, fitness and public relations are weighing in on The Biggest Loser and how it can be improved for future seasons and contestants.

Five suggestions appear below. See if you agree ...

Rachel Frederickson Before and After Photos
Rachel Frederickson before and after weight loss on The Biggest Loser. What a transformation.

1. Set limits on how much contestants can lose. Those who deem Rachel Frederickson too skinny argue that she was allowed to go way, way too far.

Producers "should put measures into place to ensure [excessive weight loss] doesn't happen again," says crisis public relations specialist Jesse Derris.

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Just one week after a newborn baby boy was named one of the largest ever born, he's no longer even the largest on record in California in 2014.

Sosefina Tagalu of Daly City, Calif. delivered Sammisano Joshua Talai Otuhiva in August, but had no idea he might be the biggest ever in the state.

"Everyone was guessing before we weighed him," said Tagalu to The Huffington Post. "The nurses were guessing 10 or 11 and the doctor guessed 14."

The result: 16 pounds, 1.7 ounces.

The family did not tealize the birth may have been a record breaker until another California baby, Andrew Jacob Cervantez, made headlines in January.

At 15 pounds, 2 ounces almost a full pound lighter than baby Sammisano, newspapers hailed Cervantez as "the largest baby ever born in California."

So much for that!

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When Rachel Frederickson left The Biggest Loser ranch, her goal was to keep the weight off and then some. She succeeded, to put things mildly.

Returning to the show 45 lbs. lighter than she left it, for a total weight loss of 155 lbs., the spotlight is now focused on whether she is too skinny.

Rachel Frederickson Before and After Photos
Rachel Frederickson before and after weight loss on The Biggest Loser. What a transformation.

Currently a size 0/2 and 105 lbs., Rachel Frederickson herself briefly addressed the controversy that has erupted following her amazing transformation.

"First and foremost, my goals are to be healthy and strong," the former competitive swimmer said about the backlash her slender frame has caused.

"I'm an athlete," she added. "I've been an athlete since I was a little girl. And I went on The Biggest Loser journey to find that confidence that I lost."

Asked about her diet and exercise regimen, The Biggest Loser winner said:

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Lady Gaga is opening up about the deep depression she faced in 2013. 

The Harper's Bazaar's cover girl reveals that when the new year hit, she realized she had to pick herself up and find strength. 

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Gaga explained:

“I became very depressed at the end of 2013. I was exhausted fighting people off. I couldn’t even feel my own heartbeat. I was angry, cynical, and had this deep sadness like an anchor dragging everywhere I go. I just didn’t feel like fighting anymore. I didn’t feel like standing up for myself one more time—to one more person who lied to me."

But the superstar singer found hope. She added: 

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CVS is choosing health over profits.

Despite making $1.5 billion per year via tobacco sales, the chain announced today that it will take these products off the shelves at all of its 7,600 locations around the country by October 1.

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"Selling tobacco is very inconsistent with being in that business," said CVS President Helena Foulkes,. "We really thought about this decision as it relates to the future as a health company - it's good for customers and our company, in the long run."

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A mandatory breastfeeding law is part of a new, comprehensive Child's Rights Law being debated in the United Arab Emirates, according to reports.

Lawmakers could pass a bill that would require new moms to breastfeed babies for two years, the amount recommended by the World Health Organization.

Gisele Bundchen, who controversially stated that there ought to be a law forcing all moms to breastfeed, might get her wish in the Middle East nation.

Is that really a good idea, though? Even if you're pro-breastfeeding?

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Supporters point out the same health and developmental benefits that American breastfeeding advocates do. It's not about that as much as this fact:

Can you really legislate something so personal and complicated?

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After years of hiding her struggle, Elizabeth Vargas is opening up about her battle with addiction. 

"I am an alcoholic," the ABC News reporter revealed on Good Morning America on Friday. 

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Elizabeth Vargas sought treatment in a rehab facility last fall and is now in Alcoholics Anonymous.

The 20/20 anchor spoke candidly about her long road to accepting the problem, saying, "It took me a long time to admit that to myself. It took me a long time to admit it to my family, but I am."

And although she had worked on numerous TV specials about drinking, it still took Elizabeth time to recognize her own issues with alcohol. 

"I started thinking 'Well, you know, I'll only drink, you know, on weekends. I'll only drink, you know, two glasses of wine a night," she said.

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Plus-size model Elly Mayday is baring her body in the name of helping other women embrace theirs. 

After enduring chemotherapy for a rare type of ovarian cancer, the Canadian pin-up is showing off her scars, bald head, and non-airbrushed figure for a Forever Yours lingerie campaign. 

The beautiful 25-year-old is sure to be an inspiration for women everywhere, especially those battling cancer. 

Elly Mayday Post-Chemo Lingerie Ad

Elly was diagnosed with serous carcinoma in 2013 and is planning for the removal of one of her last tumors this week. 

Despite her battle with cancer, the self-dubbed "curvy Canadian" is continuing to model as she undergoes treatment. 

And it when comes to her lingerie campaign, she's keeping it real for a good cause. 

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