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Losing Weight Won't Make 2015 a Better Year

As 2014 comes to a close, we are forced to reflect upon who we are, what we've accomplished, and who we want to be. But before you write down your New Years resolutions, the ways that you will become who you want to be, remember this: Losing 15* pounds is not going to make you happy, and it will …

Not everyone is beautiful

You probably aren’t beautiful. It’s statistical, not personal.<p>Most of us are average, a few of us are ugly, and a tiny number of us are beautiful or …

Self-esteem

Will Israel’s Ban on Underweight Models Have Any Impact on Eating Disorders?

On January 1, Israel implemented a new law that requires fashion and commercial models to either maintain a body mass index (BMI) of at least 18.5, …

These 10 Hiking Trails Will Blow Your Mind

National Parks

Why does guilt increase pleasure?

Feelings of guilt can make our temptations feel even more seductive. So could we be healthier and happier if we just embraced a little bit of vice, asks David Robson.<p>This year, my New Year’s Resolutions are going to take a somewhat different form to those of previous Januaries. I’m forgoing my …

Self Control

Are You Too Healthy for Your Own Good?

Gone Too Far<p>When Natalie Mae* was struggling to become pregnant three years ago, she was willing to do anything to up her chances, including heeding …

Mental Health