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Quiz: Does Your Home Look Better Than You?

Carol Brailey | Posted 12.12.2014 | Style
Carol Brailey

Given the choice between updating a 1990s-style clean, working, functional kitchen or enhancing your own appearance to give off your best energy -- I would always recommend upgrading you first.

The No-Makeup Challenge

Gabi Holzwarth | Posted 12.11.2014 | Women
Gabi Holzwarth

I came to the conclusion that my life would be much more productive if I could gain the confidence to go out and about my life without having these worries weigh me down. How would I do this? I decided to take a no-makeup pledge.

Wear Perfume During a Skype Interview

Alicia Garey | Posted 12.04.2014 | Comedy
Alicia Garey

Forget the stupid technology causing everyone to be awkward adjusting their sound, looking upward in the wrong direction from the screen. I mean, it's just silly.

People Are Listening and You Haven't Said a Word Yet

Jagneet Singh | Posted 11.05.2014 | Business
Jagneet Singh

This means your appearance, your body language, and the way you carry yourself are identifiers of what you are about. Think of it like being the front cover of a book; the content could be extraordinary, but if it doesn't scream "pick me up!" only a select few actually will.

You See Yourself as a Caricature and Don't Even Realize It

Simone Collins | Posted 12.13.2014 | Style
Simone Collins

Our self-images are becoming increasingly skewed. But that is OK. If we acknowledge we are buying into a personal fantasy, we can develop a fantasy persona so compelling that even others become caught up in it.

I Didn't Brush My Teeth Today, Either

Lynn Morrison | Posted 12.08.2014 | Women
Lynn Morrison

I didn't brush my hair today. I didn't brush my teeth today either. I got dressed in slightly dirty clothing that was conveniently hanging on my bedroom door. I put on makeup, but only because I had to go to work and I didn't want my boss to run an intervention for me.

Is This Your Year to Be Superman or Superwoman?

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 11.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Larry Schwimmer

When you think of what this radical change looks like, imagine Clark Kent changing into Superman, David Bannister turning into the Incredible Hulk, Eliza Dolittle becoming My Fair Lady; or, even the fictional person who meta-morphs into the Wolfman!

10 Questions Your Daughters Should Be Asking

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 10.11.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Your daughters may feel pretty or less than pretty, but I think that what they are really asking is whether or not they are acceptable and fit in.

'Would You Let Your Daughter Color Her Hair Blue?'

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 09.16.2014 | Chicago
The University of Central Florida Forum

My micro-miniskirts and go-go boots had given way to pencil skirts, cardigan sweaters and high-heeled shoes. And my sense of freedom and adventure had been lost somewhere in the mix.

Pulse Report: Fashion and Grooming Trends That Will Define the Next 12 Months

AskMen.com | Posted 08.19.2014 | Style
AskMen.com

Here's a sneak peek of six of the 100 biggest fashion and grooming trends, products and personalities to keep a eye on in 2014.

10 Awesome 'Handsomeness Hacks' for Looking Your Best Right Now

AskMen.com | Posted 08.13.2014 | Style
AskMen.com

Fortunately for you, even if you weren't as lucky in the genetic lottery as Brad Pitt, there are a number of tactics you can avail yourself of in the service of making the most of what you were given.

Make Peace with Your Body and Appearance

Mike Robbins | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

This is an excerpt from my new book Nothing Changes Until You Do, posted with permission.  Published by Hay House and available online or in boo...

How to Eat Cake

Mary-Lou Stephens | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary-Lou Stephens

The other morning, I had a vision of the reality of life. It wasn't profound; it was prosaic, ordinary but delicious. The vision was of a cake. In thi...

STUDY: Women Spend 335 Hours A Year In Front Of The Mirror

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 02.24.2014 | Style

Earlier this month, we learned that the average makeup bag contains $170 worth of products. On Monday, a new Today/AOL "Ideal to Real" body image ...

Teach Girls to Question the Notion of a Beauty Standard

Gloria Yu | Posted 03.15.2014 | Women
Gloria Yu

Advertisers and public figures hoping to improve girls' and women's self-esteem should spread messages that encourage critical questioning about beauty standards beyond just expanding the social definition of "beautiful."

'Am I Ugly?' A Massive Online Community Reveals Surprising Truths About Body Insecurity

Annabelle Buggle | Posted 02.12.2014 | Women
Annabelle Buggle

People are social animals: it's in our nature to crave approval from those around us, and it's only normal to want to be accepted -- and, more than that, admired. In this image-obsessed society, it makes sense that we'd want to get an idea of what others see when they look at us. Are we pretty, or are we ugly?

9 Ways To Make A Good Impression In Divorce Court

Daniel Clement | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Daniel Clement

Nothing will get the judge's ire more than a ringing cell phone. If you absolutely need to have your telephone on, put it on vibrate. Beware -- if the phone rings, the court officer will likely take it away from you.

New Teen Trend: 'Am I Ugly?' Videos

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Girls are relying on the opinions of others in a public forum to evaluate how they should perceive themselves based, of course, on how others perceive them.

What Lipstick Taught Me About Being a New Mum

Rajika Bhandari | Posted 11.19.2013 | Parents
Rajika Bhandari

For the next few weeks I decided to make an investment in looking more presentable. It actually made me feel better, perhaps because in taking that extra time and effort, I was finally paying attention to myself.

This Year's People Magazine Sexiest Man Alive Is Just a Pile of Money: The Sociology of Physical Appearance

Galanty Miller | Posted 10.29.2013 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

I'm better looking than the average man my age. On the other hand, that's not really saying much. The average man my age looks like a piece of dogsh*t.

Samantha Boardman, MD: Beauty Sleep Is the New Black

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 10.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

Across the board, women who report consistent poor sleep had increased signs of aging; low self-perceived attractiveness. Other studies show that others perceive people who are sleep deprived as less healthy and less attractive.

Confessions of a Perfectionist

Ashley Ryan | Posted 10.21.2013 | Women
Ashley Ryan

I spent many years living in the shadow of the perfect woman. When we put energy into being what we're not, we often lose precious people and moments along the way. Moments we can never get back -- and sometimes relationships that can't be mended.

Little Girls, Big Problems: What Stock Photos Say About Body Image Anxiety

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 09.22.2013 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

Who's issues are on display in these photos? What 7-year-old girl wakes up thinking that she'll watch a little iCarly and then strip down to her skivvies with her bathroom scale and tape measure to see how much weight she's lost or gained in the last 24 hours?

I'm Voting for Hillary's Hair

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 09.14.2013 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

Reminiscent of Rachel Green's 'do on Friends with its soft, fun layers and updated color, which an anonymous source close to the campaign confides is called "Iowa Straw Poll at Dawn," Hillary's hair signals a definitive shift.

You're Not That Important! Letting Go of Self-Consciousness

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 08.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

Self-consciousness can prevent people from being who they are, expressing what they are feeling, doing what they want to do, and all because they are afraid of what other people will think or say about them.