A new study by Renee Mikorski and Dawn M. Szymanski, published in the Psychology of Women Quarterly, says that the mental health of female staff at sexually objectifying restaurants hurts the mental health of the women who work there.
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Body and fat shaming has nothing to do with actual health, and in fact is very much promotes the opposite. It is just as much a social construct as, well, computers or anything else that has become such a part of the culture that we hardly realize it’s there anymore. It is a ‘construct’. It is not needed and it is very harmful. One thing is for sure, the more shame someone feels about their weight, the more harm it can cause them. We must learn to stop body shaming, ourselves and others, first and foremost for your own health and well being.
When did “body shaming” or “fat shaming” become a “thing” as we know it today? A term that people use, an accepted way of talking to and about people? Any guess? Have you ever considered it?
I watched The Accountant last night. There’s a scene in which Ben Affleck, a high functioning autistic mathematical genius who works as an accountant for dangerous criminals, but, is using the cover of being a small town CPA, counsels a couple about their finances. The husband in the scene is a farmer and the wife mentions she makes jewelry as a hobby. Affleck begins asking them questions about having a home office to save them money on their taxes. They leave his office elated. I’ve had home based businesses my whole life, but these days, more and more smart moms and dads are working from home in home-based businesses.
Benefits Of Parents And Caregivers Playing With Children For Child Development Are More Than Imagined
Fun With Your Kids Has Serious Consequences. Children need play for healthy development. Play is like the language of children. It a big part of how they interact with and get to know the world around them. How they feel safe and grow. Just as much, they need us - their attentive, present caregivers. The way we play with them teaches them how to feel and think about the world around them and, most importantly, themselves.
The kids beckon me to jump in the pool with them. “Come play with us!” they plee. Sometimes the message is as distinct and explicit as that.
Sometimes it's amazing how much you benefit from little things like essential oil bath salts. Taking a nice soak in a hot bath is one of these things. Soaking in hot water is more powerful than one might think.
Hot water relaxes the body and better prepares us for falling asleep. When a tense body enters a warm bath, the hot water increases the body temperature and relaxes the muscles.
Have you been thinking about getting a family pet? I think it's important to have one and here's why.
I had all kinds of animals growing up, chickens, cows, goats, horses, rabbits and dogs. We lived on a farm and I loved it. There was a lot of work involved but just as much fun.
Researchers say that people do not like hypocrites because they are deceived by them. The bad feeling this creates is not good for your psychological state of well being, making it simply a good idea to stay away from hypocrites.
There are hypocrites in every walk of life whose behavior can infuriate us, make us feel anxious and make us angry.
Should You Get a New Look for 2017? Here Are the Amazing Benefits of Growing Different Kinds of Beards
Have you ever thought about growing a beard or some kind of facial hair? The kind of hair on your face can make women think you're smarter or more attractive or even more responsible! Here's why you might want to try on a new look for the new year.
Your face makes a huge difference in your life, whether that's fair or unfair is another story.
It is possible for Facebook users to avoid feeling depressed and instead use the site to promote mental health.
There have been observations that the nature of some interactions on Facebook leads to depression. However, it is possible to instead use Facebook to nurture mental health.
Are You Considering Breast Implants? Try Improving Your Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence Instead With These Healthy Ways
Have you ever considered breast implants? Although you should be happy with your body, if you're seriously considering the procedure, here are a few things you should know.
Self-image is a concern for most women. And sadly, larger breasts are mistakenly understood as a necessity for beauty.
The problem of being overweight and obese has been hitting epidemic levels. Our modern day societies appear to be addicted to sedentary lifestyles and lousy food which is contributing to this problem. There are serious medical problems such as hypertension, heart disease, cancer, and diabetes associated with being overweight. There are also often serious emotional and social problems associated with being overweight.
Some people who argue a lot tend to “argue” that they do so because it’s healthier to “get it all out”, but according to a new study, getting into frequent arguments can actually harm your health and even kill you by significantly raising the risk of middle-aged death.
I was once told that everyone has been bullied and that it didn't matter what happened at the moment; it is important to look to the future. I didn't understand this. I didn't understand why I was so different; why what I loved inspired indifference or disgust in others; why I wouldn't care less about celebrities and fashion when every other female in the class was absolutely addicted. I couldn't understand why I preferred to retreat into my own world, why I wove stories in my own mind, why my thoughts raced at 1000 miles an hour. I did not know myself, and thus became a perfect target for those around me.
Today is World Autism Awareness Day, wherein we spread awareness about life on the spectrum and celebrate the little quirks that make us and our autistic children so special. Today all the proud mamas and papas put up pictures of their autistic little ones, knowing the strength of will it takes to fight against a world that doesn't understand why they are so different. For me, it is a day to celebrate the genius that can be born out of autism. After all, just like a popular meme now depicts, if it weren't for autistics like Einstein, we might still be living in caves and lighting fires for warmth.
There is a clear association between discrimination and health status. People generally appear to suffer from more mental health problems and physical problems when they are victims of discrimination. New research shows that people hit with multiple forms of discrimination suffer even more than others.
Sexual coercion is a pervasive problem which young men, not just young women, often experience. We tend to think primarily of young women as being targeted to be lured into or actually coerced into sex. However, young men also are the targets of such experiences. This type of sexual experience can take an emotional toll on young men as much as it does on young women.
The special emotional needs of elderly people, such as support of their self-esteem, should not be overlooked. Living to an old age can create very sensitive issues for people if their value is understated. In order to assist elderly people to maintain their overall health and sense of well being it is important to help them feel needed with efforts to enhance their self-esteem.
Although many of the anxieties associated with the Facebook phenomenon generally appear to spark off positive drives which are good for your mental health, nevertheless some health problems appear to be associated with letting emotions get out of control on Facebook.
Autism is a disorder that often has parents and professionals working in the field frustrated, but the positives outweigh the negative by far. It may not be easy, and those who are not faced with autism in the family may not understand, but the truth is that a child with autism is pure delight for his or her parents, and often for his or her spouse and children. Fitting into the mold is not easy for anyone, and when one stands out so blatantly, it is quite hard not to applaud them for their brave attitude.
A new study indicates that a gentle caress may boost your brain's ability to construct a sense of body ownership; thus, helping to create and maintain a healthy sense of self.
Deep down, men may not be so thrilled by the success of their wives or girlfriends (even though they say they are), according to a new study that found a man’s self-esteem often takes a beating whe
Welcome to the 9th article in the Weight Loss and Dieting Fundamentals series. We’ve been slowly working our way through the most important things you need to know for a successful weight loss/diet.
A journey of a thousands miles starts with planning the first step; the same is true of weight loss. Your diet must start with certain information (your caloric BASELINE) and a plan.
You're on a diet, and you're determined to follow your food plan at the family get together.
One in 5 women of the age of 15 are victims of Intimate Partner Violence and over 1,000 are killed each year in the U.S. Globally, it is even worse.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new silicone gel breast implant for use in women at least 22 years old to increase breast size (augmentation) and to rebuild breast tissue (rec