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Find Inspiration In Your Eyes

Christine Carter | Posted 05.06.2015 | Women
Christine Carter

I am battered and beautiful. Guilty and grace-laced. Vulnerable and victorious. Fearful and fortified. Empty and empowered. Fumbling and fulfilled. This life, this woman, this soul, this heart, this mind... these eyes.

The Trials and Travails of Life as a Pocket Gay

Blake McIver | Posted 09.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Blake McIver

In the male homosexual community, we love to label and categorize and organize each other as if we are in a never-ending high school biology class. But there is one category that seems to override any other for those who belong to it.

Disabled Is the New Black

Trisha Lynn Sprayberry | Posted 05.19.2014 | Impact
Trisha Lynn Sprayberry

It's our imperfections that make us unique, special. Those "flaws" are what make you, you. We ourselves need to stop perpetuating the beauty myth and start by embracing the gift of the human condition in all of it's fragile versions.

REVEALED: Ugly Truth About Who Gets Bullied At Work

BusinessNewsDaily | Chad Brooks | Posted 06.21.2013 | Science

A new Michigan State University study has uncovered an ugly truth about the American workplace: looks do matter. Researchers found that employees wh...

Does 'Real Beauty' Ad Send Wrong Message About Women's Looks?

| Posted 05.26.2013 | Science

By Ozgun Atasoy In April 15, 2013 Dove launched a 3-minute video entitled “Dove Real Beauty Sketches.” The video achieved instant popularity and...

Teased About Your Looks? Bullying That Goes Under the Radar

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 06.08.2013 | Parents
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

How do we distinguish the angst and insecurities felt by most teenagers from the pain resulting from bullying? Does all teasing between kids warrant prohibition, or is there room for some joking and fooling around? When things clearly go too far, who should intervene?

Kamala Harris and the Minefields of Political Attractiveness

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

If you are in a professional setting and thinking in your head, "Now that is one attractive man/woman/person..." this is what you must do from this day forward -- Keep. It. To. Yourself. This is especially important if you are the President of the United States

The Way We Desire Now

Charles Stephens | Posted 05.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Charles Stephens

Pictures are flashed, on profiles, when I'm out with friends, to show the sexy guy that's pursuing them. It's fun, initially. I laugh and participate in it too, while loathing my complicity in something I know we are all harmed by and baffled at our participation in a system that does not serve us.

What Is It Like To Be Disfigured?

Quora | Posted 05.12.2013 | GPS for the Soul

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Mary Katherine Glen, Student I can't speak for everyone since disfigured is pretty bro...

Why We Stay Silent On The Addiction Of Overeating

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 06.19.2012 | Women

Why did I get fat? Why was I eating until I hurt and regarding my own body as something as distant and unsympathetic as, say, the state of the housing...

Why Losing Weight Didn't Give Me Self-Acceptance

xoJane | Posted 06.14.2012 | Women

I have a very vivid memory of lying in a bathtub, sobbing, shortly after losing 100 pounds. I was on my side, and the loose flesh of my stomach clumpe...

What Weight Watchers Meant To Women In The '60s

TresSugar | Posted 05.15.2012 | Women

This week on Mad Men's "Dark Shadows" episode, Weight Watchers serves as a type of therapy for Betty Francis, who can definitely use it. Boredom, jeal...

Why Lena Dunham's Body Matters

HelloGiggles | Posted 04.27.2012 | Women

Thanks to the social-life-suck known as grad school, I'm a bit behind on all relevant cultural phenomena. I have yet to watch an entire episode of The...

Author: How A Burst Blood Vessel Changed My Looks And My Attitude

Louise Krug | Posted 06.25.2012 | Books
Louise Krug

The feeling of beauty has nothing to do with perfection. It is about self-respect. It is about caring for oneself. I try to be a little less careless now.

Shocking Resume Tip For Pretty People

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 04.05.2012 | Money

If you think your pretty face might help your job application stand apart from the rest, think again. At least if you're a woman. Attractive women...

The Magic Spell of a Pretty Face

Sam Sommers | Posted 03.05.2012 | Science
Sam Sommers

We love to look at good-looking people. Hardly an earth-shattering conclusion, I know. But it's a well-documented one: Attractive people grab our attention.

Why Dressing for Business Should Not Resemble a Visit to a Sex Club

Donna Flagg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Donna Flagg

A wise woman once told me that it was best to be attractive, but not attracting, when dressing professionally for work. There is a subtle, but significant difference. Perhaps this is a tidbit Ms. Sainz might like to take to heart.

Should Women Care About Their Looks?

Marcia Reynolds | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia Reynolds

Is Botox feminism an oxymoron? Just as I work hard to develop my speaking and writing skills, the visual impact I have is part of my brand.

Mouth Health: Painful Canker Sores -- What Causes Them, And What Can I Do About Them?

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

One of the more misunderstood mouth/dental problems is our old friend, the canker sore. It's more that people don't understand how they get them; they usually don't do much else besides "wait".

Mouth Health: Your Overall Body Health and Your Mouth's Relationship to It

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

Proper dental hygiene is very important, and symptoms such as bleeding or swollen gums, bad breath, or soreness in the mouth can give insight to larger issues within the body.

Mouth Health: Looking For A Better Love Life? It May Be Right Under Your Nose!

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

Here's the big thing about teeth: they might not be the first thing one notices, but they are probably one of the biggest deal-breakers when it comes to dating, romance, and sex.