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Blue Koi
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So I was reading the "Seven Way to Love Your Body," and just after I finish the "'Fat' is not an Insult" section, my eye sweeps over to the advertising, and right at the top is the blaring 3X3 inch message saying:

"How I Lost 44 lbs Fast: Read how I lost 44 pounds in just 3 months with no dieting. --Laura."

I laughed out loud. It advertises a tea supplement or something like that. I know you don't control the advertising in that section, so I thought I would just give you a heads-up. I thought it was quite amusing. You might even want to start a pseudo ad like that just to see how many of Scarleteen readers still click on it, even after reading that article.

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Heather
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Oh, grr. Sadly, we can only block GoodleAds after the fact, and without the URL of the ad, I have no way to block it.

Here's hoping the info in the Seven ways piece was bold enough to overpower that crappy message!

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