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Short, tall, fat, thin, wrinkly, disabled. Beauty is a social construct, and in the only world that really counts—that of self-image—everyone can feel beautiful. Image: Botticelli Wikimedia Commons.
Spornosexuality, Body Image and Boys
Parents can use news stories and social trends as teaching moments
Happy With the Way You Look
Research suggests shifts in your outlook that can make a huge difference.
The Land of the Beautiful People
How do you stop comparing yourself to idealized images?
Internet Porn and Body Image
As school starts, who knows what teens will be viewing on their computers?
The Myth of Benign Obesity
There is no “benign obesity.” Now, what are we going to do about it?
The Denial Diet
I await the e-Twinkie.
Are You Too Embarrassed to Exercise?
8 tips to help you shed your self-consciousness at the gym.
The Race To Be Beautiful
Developing a stronger ethnic identity can improve your body image.
Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep: The Different Types of Attractiveness
Which type(s) of attractiveness do you possess?
The Mass Media, Body Image, and Self-Deception
How culture can influence your body image and ideals of beauty.
I Feel Too Fat for Sex
Steps to Developing a Healthy, Sensual Body Image
The Doctor Will See You—When You Lose Twenty Pounds
The irony in all this is that doctors would really rather not deal with obesity.
Trusting the Obese and Uninterested
Obese and empty of empathy: the reality of the overweight doctor-patient myth.
When the Mirror Attacks
The cruelty of Body Dysmorphic Disorder
The Feces Thesis of Obesity
A purveyor of frottage with chocolate frosting on its lips.
Is it possible to lose fat by training muscles in certain parts of our bodies?
Eating Disorder Stereotypes Hurt
What size do you have to be to have an eating disorder?
Looking at "Girls"
The thoroughly modern problem of body image.
Co-Ed Settings Skew Body Image
Why women have poor body image when men are around.
Do You Look Fat in That? Why Do You Care?
Clothes don't make you who you are, unless you let them.
Fighting the Unhealthy Cultural Push for Wedding Weight Loss
Pre-wedding weight loss is not all that it's cracked up to be
Eating Disorders in Men: An Interview With Dr. Roberto Olivardia
One in six people with an eating disorder is male.
Getting real about who we are.
The Body Image Revolution
How one image started the conversation
The Case for Real Beauty
We're seeing a revolution in how we view beauty. Here's why.
Time for a Body Image Makeover? A 10-Step guide
A 10-step makeover for your body image can benefit your health
How to Improve Body Image: The Three D's
At war with your body? Learn three ways to improve body image.
Fat Talk and Your Self-Image
Talking yourself into feeling fat can be harmful to your mental health
A Man's Drive for Muscularity and His Views about Women
The surprising ways that a man's body image reflects his attitudes toward women
Women "of a Certain Age" Posing Naked For Self Acceptance
There are few images in the media of mid-life women looking authentic and sexy.
What's Wrong With Dove's Real Beauty Sketches Campaign?
Dove is starting a conversation about beauty, let's continue it
Changing Your Body Image Once and for All
What causes us to be so critical about our bodies?
A Designer Dog Maker Regrets His Creation
What Happens When a Psychopath Falls in Love
If You Are The Target of Narcissistic Abuse
Smart, Successful, and Yet Not Happy?
Myths about Circumcision You Likely Believe