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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 …

The A4 Challenge Is The 'Horrifying' Social Media Trend Putting Body Image Pressure On Women

'We should be celebrating diversity.'<p>Another day, another ridiculous social media campaign putting undue body image pressure on women.<p>The 'A4 …

Public Relations

Demeaning Ads Get The Best Body-Positive Makeover

Take that, body-shaming advertisers.<p>My Body Does, an online community dedicated to self-love, is fighting back against advertisements in New York City that shame women's bodies and promote negative body image. Using what the campaign calls "affirmation stickers," supporters of My Body Does are …

Global Report Shows Self-Perceived Health Is Not the Same Between Teen

The girls' answers are concerning.<p>Just 25% of 11-year-olds and 16% of 15-year-olds get at least an hour of moderate to vigorous exercise each day.<p>Only about half of 15-year-old girls eat breakfast every day.<p>Girls are more likely than boys to eat fruit every day.<p>About one in four 15-year-old girls …

walking the line: body image, eating & fitness

Barre class.<br>Chocolate.<br>Lunges.<br>Wine.<br>Oatmeal.<br>Brie.<br>Long run.<br>Kale salad.<br>Fitness …

Fitness

'My agents told me to stop eating' – the reality of body image in modelling

Two models have come forward and exposed the pressure put on models by agents and designers, but there’s hope<p>Two models have spoken out about the pressures they faced to stay skinny, shining a light on the continued body image issues faced by the fashion industry. Erin Heatherton, a former …

7 Expert Strategies For Improving Your Body Image

It’s 8:52 a.m., which means I should already be well on my way towards New York City's Financial District for my glossy-magazine job. Instead, after …

Melissa McCarthy just posted an inspiring Instagram about body image

Melissa McCarthy has always been a proponent of body positivity and a general ray of sunshine that makes everyone around her (or just watching her on …

Chapman University research on media disclaimers' effects on body image

The results showed that the women exposed to the disclaimers and subvertising did not report higher body satisfaction than women exposed to unaltered …

A Plus-Size Model Breaks Down On Camera During This Poignant Video About Body Image

Using power to give women confidence about body image

Rosalie Watson, 25, says strength training is a great way for women to build self-confidence. Photo: ROSS DE ROUFFIGNAC<p>Lower Hutt-based personal …

Kanye West on Why Kim Kardashian West Is Breaking Body Image Boundaries

This morning, Kanye West hopped on a phone call interview with Steve Harvey to talk about his creative process and a few recent scandals, and to take a moment to praise his wife, Kim Kardashian West. Fresh off tweeting his gratitude for being named one half of the best dressed couple at the 2016 …

The Motherhood Diaries: How to give your daughter a good body image

My own obsession with summer (which starts around Jan 1st and basically involves me planning my summer wardrobe and imagining myself on a beach) has …

The 3 Things We Need to Teach Our Daughters About Body Image

I don't have a daughter yet. However, I do have two beautiful nieces (pictured below), and the older one -- at the young age of 5 -- is already conscious of her body and size.<p>It pains me to think that, today, little girls have to deal with body shaming and pressure to conform to society's skewed …

5 Female Celebs Who Embody Self-Love And Positive Body Image

Singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor, widely known for being “All About That Bass” recently premiered her “Me Too” video where she was featured cruising …

15 Little Body Victories That Deserve Celebration

Relationship status with your body: It's complicated.

16 Celebrities Speak Their Minds on Positive Body Image

In a world where everything is based on how you look and how you dress, only few people understand that real beauty shines from within. And how these</b> …

Arab Culture

Model From Viral Thigh Gap Post Takes On Body Image In Powerful New Campaign

Last week, Iskra Lawrence, a 25-year-old model from Worcestershire, told toxic beauty standards to go suck it in an empowering Instagram post. …

Social Media

Body image suffers among social media junkies

Young adults who log onto social media sites frequently throughout the week or spend hours trawling various social feeds during the day may be at …

Social Media

Iskra Lawrence Interview: Model Prepares To Teach Young People About Body Image And Mental Health

'Your individuality is actually your magic power.'<p>Iskra Lawrence is the model you need to know about - signed with major agency Models 1, not only is …

Your Body Image Affects Every Area of Your Life

If you've been dealing with poor body image and hoped to sweep the problem under the rug, this might change your mind: Research has found that body image strongly affects happiness, and this effect reaches into nearly every area of your life.<p>A recent survey of 12,000 American adults in the journal</i> …

Did time traveller film 1995 Mike Tyson fight on a smartphone?

Hold the phone… there’s a problem in the matrix.<p>Footage has emerged showing what appears to be a smart phone being used to film a Mike Tyson fight in …

How To Improve Your Memory And Concentration

Dreams — Mysterious, bewildering, eye-opening and sometimes a nightmarish living hell. Dreams are all that and much more.<p>Here are 20 amazing facts …

Sleep

How To Stop Feeling Guilty And Forgive Yourself

Guilt is perhaps one of the most debilitating emotions, and one that has the potential to negatively influence the human mind. Such feelings can …

Self-help

Build Your Brand as a Relationship

The way we think about brands need to change. In the past, they were objects or concepts. You had a relationship <i>with</i> a brand. But in this social age, brands <i>are</i> the relationships. By defining a brand’s particular kind of relationship, companies can create greater engagement, differentiation, and …