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Adele: 'I don't let body image issues rule my life'

Adele has talked candidly about body image issues, saying that she likes to remind herself that there are more important things going on in the world.<p>The singer, speaking to The Spectrum’s Jenny Eliscu ahead of the release of her third album 25, said: “I do have body image problems, for sure. But I …

Teenage boys are increasingly worried about their body image, research finds

A report on the challenges of being young in modern Britain showed questions about being too fat or not attractive enough was of great concern for youngsters, only behind not having a job or not finishing school<p>A third of boys have confessed to dieting as a new report reveals body image issues is …

This Powerful "Body Image" Video Represents Society's Unrealistic Standards

An incredible video by artist Jody Steel has been taking Facebook by storm for its powerful message. Titled "Body Image," the time-lapse footage shows Jody painting her stomach into a tightly coiled knot, symbolizing the drastic lengths people have gone to achieve an ideal body. Both men and women …

You're Much More Likely to Have Body Images Issues if You're Glued to Social Media

Scroll with caution.<p>Between all of the fitness models, filter-obsessed Instagrammers, and friends with picture-perfect lives, a day spent scrolling through social media may add up to body insecurities, suggests a new study published in the <i>Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and …

Are Movie Theaters to Blame for Illegal Downloading?

The music industry may have evolved its way around the illegal downloading problem, now that Spotify and other streaming services have more or less …

Half a Million People Illegally Downloaded Kanye West's New Album

Kanye West debuted his new album, <i>The Life of Pablo</i>, through a Tidal live stream and then made the album available exclusively on the streaming …

Legit Film And TV Downloads Finally Surpass Illegal Viewing In Oz

As online film and TV piracy rates are dropping in Australia, new research shows the number of titles viewed legally surpassed those downloaded or shared illegally for the first time in the last half of last year.<p>An online study by researchers GfK reveals Australian consumers paid to see 6.1 …

Game of Thrones season six: Australia tops world in illegal downloads

Australia records 12.5% of first episode’s piracy via BitTorrent, India comes second, followed by the US and the UK<p>The first episode of Game of Thrones’ sixth season has become the most-watched program in the history of pay television in Australia – but that’s not the only record it broke after …

Thou shalt not stream: Spanish bishops say illegal film downloads breach Ten Commandments

Illegally downloading films is a "sinful" activity that breaches the Ten Commandments, Spain's most senior bishops have warned.<p>In a paper that will be presented this weekend, the Spanish Episcopal Conference laments a “moral indifference” to such crimes among Spaniards.<p>Illegal streaming of licenced …

Why the Best Leaders Are Social Media Savvy

The C-suite is more effective and trustworthy when engaged on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, according to new research. These tools can help you overcome a reputation crisis.<p>Social media is more than just a key to driving sales, it can also be a helpful source for founders to project confidence …

5 Benefits of Social Media for Seniors – Let’s Help Them Get Online!

Too old for social media?<p>Don’t let anyone tell you – or your senior loved one – that, because it’s not possible!<p>Growing numbers of older adults are …

5 Benefits of Having a Social Media-Savvy Kid

<i>By Caroline Knorr, Common Sense Media parenting editor</i><p>It seems like every day there's another story about kids sexting, cyberbullying or suffering from acute FOMO (fear of missing out). Yes, the risks of social media are real. But there's a lot about the way kids use and think about apps such as …

The Struggle to Stay Authentic On Social Media

Filters.<p>Most of social media can be summed up in that one word. While many of us try to find the perfect combination of contrast, brightness, fade, and blur to best show off our strategically-placed snap, the filters go far beyond choosing Mayfair over X-Pro II.<p>The filters start before we even …

Can Taking a Social Media Holiday Benefit Your Mental Health?

Today's world is dominated by social media and it plays a significant role in our lives - both at work and at home. There are an estimated 2.3 …

Ask Amy: Nanny worries about body image of young charges

By Amy Dickinson<p><b>Dear Readers:</b> I’ve stepped away from my column for a week while I put the finishing touches on my new book, which will be published in the fall. Please enjoy these “Best of” columns in my absence. I’ll be back with your fresh questions and answers next week.<p><i>Dear Amy: I am the nanny</i> …

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Social Media And Body Image Put Kids At Risk Of Mental Health Problems, Say Parents

Most parents believe children are more prone to mental health problems today than when they were growing up, according to exclusive research for the …

Decoding this script could crack the mystery of the Indus valley civilization

A mysterious script could help solve the mysteries of one of humanity's oldest civilizations.<p>The Indus River Valley civilization site is as important to archaeologists as ancient Mesopotamia and ancient Egypt. Covering an 500,000 square mile region along the Indus River and its tributaries in …

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Noel Gallagher hits out at Jeremy Corbyn: ‘I don’t like communism’

Gallagher's disappointed with Labour, but would still never vote Tory<p>Noel Gallagher has hit out as Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership of the opposition …

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Salvador Dalí’s Rare 1975 Illustrations for “Romeo and Juliet”

The greatest literary classics tend to attract a plethora of visual art and graphic tributes. But the highest convergence of text and image happens when an influential artist reimagines an influential piece of literature — take, for instance, Picasso’s 1934 drawings for a naughty ancient Greek …

Alike in Dignity: Feuding Houses in Romeo and Juliet

People always talk about <i>Romeo and Juliet</i> as if it’s a romance, as if it’s a great passionate play, the greatest love story of all time. Seen that …