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How to eat well and be healthy through psychology, common sense, and the latest science.
Charlotte Markey Ph.D.
Policymakers and body image scientists have proposed labeling media images that have been doctored, but will that help?
The majority of women are dissatisfied with their breasts. Society may suggest that surgery is the solution, but it’s possible that self-acceptance and self-care are the answer.
Writing about your body's abilities can help improve your body image.
Do you ever wake up to find yourself having a bad body image day? Maybe you should try getting some tips from an evidence-based online chatbot.
The paradigm shift of experiencing your body as an instrument instead of an ornament is life-changing for so many people. Can you come to understand that you are more than a body?
The story of eating disorders is many different stories. Sharing these stories can help others who are struggling.
How can parents help their kids develop a healthy relationship with food? Parenting without diet culture is essential.
Parents have spent months worrying about what back-to-school will be like this fall. Teens are likely to be more concerned about the weight they've gained or the clothes they want.
Are you looking to feel inspired when you use social media? Here's what you need to know about the #bodypositivity movement.
Most teens report using their phones nearly constantly. What are the body image consequences?
Is it possible to use social media to improve your body image? There are more positive influences available than you probably realize.
Are you worried about how you're eating while sheltering in place? You may actually be learning some valuable lessons.
The news is coronavirus all the time. But while we're quarantined with our girls, what messages are we sending about what we eat and how we feel about our bodies?
How do you explain to your daughter that she's so much more than a pretty face? Here are ideas for ways to start this and other complicated conversations.
Wishing you had stuck to your New Year's resolution to lose weight? Here's why weight loss is so hard.
Is body dissatisfaction the only possible outcome when women realize that they don’t look the way they have been socialized to believe they should?
Has body image improved or gotten worse across time? The answer may surprise you.
Is there finally media that can make you feel good about yourself? Watch body positivity play out on the small screen in "Dietland," Dumplin'," and "Shrill."
Four tips to help talk with your teen about social media use and body image.
How do feelings about your body impact your experiences in the bedroom?
Do you ever find that images in the media make you feel bad about yourself? Here's how that could be changed.
Your daughter is begging you to let her wear make-up. Problem is, she's not even a teenager yet. What should you do?
The Miss America pageant has dropped the bathing suit competition. But if women aren't evaluated on appearance, what's the point of the competition?
Here are five of the most common eating habits that make us feel bad — and some ways that they can be improved.
Why women shouldn't feel bad about getting older.
Losing weight isn't always healthy. Beware: Here are ten things that will make the weight come off.
There is no shortage of bad advice about how to lose weight. You’ll find bad advice on the internet, in books, and even from some “medical experts.” We need good science.
How to set (and keep) New Year's resolutions this coming year.
Mattell’s iconic Barbie doll now comes in multiple body types. But have they done enough?
Why do we try to control what we eat when there is some other part of our life that feels out of control?
Charlotte Markey, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology and director of the health sciences program at Rutgers University.