Psychology & Psychiatry

Selfie versus posie

If you lose sleep over the number of likes on your Instagram account, you might want to think twice before posting that selfie.

Psychology & Psychiatry

How to help a friend with negative body image

It's common to feel uncomfortable with different aspects of our bodies or to want to make small changes here and there. However, sometimes this dissatisfaction with our bodies can start to become a burden. Here are some tips ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Shameful secrets bother us more than guilty secrets

Everyone has secrets, but what causes someone to think about them over and over again? People who feel shame about a secret, as opposed to guilt, are more likely to be consumed by thoughts of what they are hiding, according ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

We all want the same things in a partner, but why?

Whether it's in reality TV or glossy magazines, sex appeal, fat bank accounts, kind eyes and cute smiles are often served up as the attributes that make for anyone's dream partner. But these characteristics merely reflect ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Thinking about germs makes people concerned about how they look

Simply thinking about potential infection seems to increase people's concerns about their own physical appearance, especially if they are chronic germ worriers, according to new research in Psychological Science. The findings ...

Surgery

Newer treatments can make scars less scary

(HealthDay)—Scars can alter your appearance and remind you of a difficult time, potentially diminishing your quality of life, a skin specialist says.

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