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How Breastaurants (Like Hooters) Hurt Women

Jul 12 2017 - 11:47am
Restaurants sexually objectifying women

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.

In the study, 252 female servers were interviewed and ask to give 'yes' or 'no' responses about their environment at work.

Stop Bullying And Body Shaming, Instead Respect Ourselves For Health’s Sake

Jun 27 2017 - 11:30am
Love The Body You Have sign

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?

10 Top Reasons Smart Moms (and Dads) are working from Home in Home-Based Businesses

Jun 25 2017 - 9:08pm
Woman working on laptop in home office

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

Jun 16 2017 - 8:43am
Playing with kids outdoors

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.

How I use essential oil bath salts to create the ultimate soothing bath

Jun 10 2017 - 8:51am
Rubber ducks

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.

Stay among people who aren't hypocrites for your mental health

Jan 31 2017 - 6:48am

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

Jan 9 2017 - 10:43pm

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.

Are You Considering Breast Implants? Try Improving Your Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence Instead With These Healthy Ways

Nov 18 2016 - 5:45pm
breast implants and confidence

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.

Overweight teens may face harsh rejection from their peers

May 20 2014 - 11:49pm
A teen weighing herself

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.

Figuring Myself Out: Overcoming Bullies and Obstacles Alike

May 6 2014 - 7:24am
Figuring Myself Out: Overcoming Bullies and Obstacles Alike

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.

Hand in Hand: Autism and Genius

Apr 2 2014 - 10:22am
Hand in Hand: Autism and Genius

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.

Young men are often coerced into sex

Mar 27 2014 - 9:13pm

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.

Self-esteem is important for the health of older people

Mar 14 2014 - 6:40am
An elderly couple taking a walk

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.

Teaching Autistic Children: One Professional's Personal Insight

Feb 21 2014 - 9:33am
Autism inspiration series

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.