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

Developing self-compassion: How to show yourself some love

(HealthDay)—A lot of importance is placed on developing self-esteem to create emotional well-being and to quiet the inner critic that causes people to doubt themselves. But even more essential to emotional wellness might ...

Overweight & Obesity

LGBTQ teens face high rate of weight-based bullying

Adolescents who identify as LGBTQ often face victimization and bullying because of their sexual and gender identity. New University of Connecticut research indicates that high percentages are also teased and bullied because ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

The reality of watching reality TV

(HealthDay)—When it comes to analyzing the effects of watching reality TV, well, it's complicated. While some see these shows as a brief escape from daily life, they can have negative effects on some viewers, including ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Your body image is impacted by those around you

Spending time with people who are not preoccupied with their bodies can improve your own eating habits and body image, according to researchers from the University of Waterloo.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Have you caught a catfish? Online dating can be deceptive

On the internet, you can become anyone you want to – at least for a while. And though deception doesn't fit well with lasting romance, people lie all the time: Fewer than a third of people in one survey claimed they were ...

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