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Authentic Beauty

What Barbie Would Look Like Without Her Makeup

Posted 10.17.2013 | Women

We've seen what Barbie would look like if she were modeled after the average 19-year-old woman. (Spoiler alert: a Barbie doll's body proportions are c...

PHOTOS: Striking Shots Expose The Scary Side Of Beauty Culture

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 07.24.2013 | Women

To some plastic surgeons, a naturally stunning woman looks more like a work-in-progress. What does this somewhat terrifying reality say about the stat...

LOOK: The Most Powerful Ad Campaign We've Seen

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 04.17.2013 | Women

Do women see themselves less accurately than strangers do? A new Dove campaign says yes -- and offers proof, in the form of forensic sketches. Dov...

Shedding the Fake Layer

Audrey Bellis | Posted 06.09.2013 | Women
Audrey Bellis

My 3-year-old nephew called me fake. He was right. Everything from my hair extensions, eyelash extensions, colored-in eyebrows and acrylic nails were all fake.

What You Should See When You Look At This Photo

Dagmara Domińczyk | Posted 05.22.2013 | Women
Dagmara Domińczyk

I silently bartered for pretty, and it never occurred to me that maybe someone walking past me wished they had mine.

Beauty That's Here To Stay: It's About Time

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 03.24.2013 | Women
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Rather than fighting the aging process, more women seem to be coming to terms with it. They are redefining what it means to be beautiful -- at age 50, 60 and beyond -- and are wearing that new definition proudly on their faces.

The Authenticity Risk

Jennifer Danielle Crumpton | Posted 09.05.2012 | Women
Jennifer Danielle Crumpton

What if we measured our own success by whether we make life better or more difficult for all types of women, everywhere?

Bridging the Authenticity Gap: A Common Cause Joins Generations

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 07.07.2012 | Women
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Together we are recognizing the negative impact that unrealistic beauty has on body image and self-esteem -- and together we are finally saying, "we have had enough."

And The Most Beauty-Obsessed City Is...

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 04.11.2012 | Women

Blush, mascara, lipstick, anti-aging moisturizer, self-tanning lotion, exfoliating gel, texturizing paste, firming serum, renewing peels. From the e...

Instagram And Facebook Conspire To Make Your Whole Life Look Cool

Emma Gray | Posted 06.09.2012 | Women
Emma Gray

With apps like Instagram and Hipstamatic, the un-authenticity is right out in the open. Even mundane objects look covetable once they've been filtered through "Nashville," "Toaster," "Earlybird" or "Lo-fi."

Samantha Brick's Daily Mail Piece Misses The Point -- But So Does The Backlash

Emma Gray | Posted 06.04.2012 | Women
Emma Gray

The issue, which Brick doesn't seem to realize, is that being valued -- or devalued -- for your looks alone isn't good for any women of any shape, size or level of conventional attractiveness. By running this piece, Brick and her editor(s) only underscored that point.

No, Slim Doesn't Mean Fat

Daylle Deanna Schwartz | Posted 06.02.2012 | Women
Daylle Deanna Schwartz

I was a vulnerable, insecure fifteen-year-old when a guy I'll call Marty said, "With your pretty face and hourglass shape, you'd be a knockout if only you lost a little weight."

Beauty Can Affect Your Pay -- But So Can You

Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 05.29.2012 | Women
Margaret Wheeler Johnson

If beauty pays, how are women are supposed to cultivate the self-acceptance preached at them from many directions AND excel professionally and financially?

What I Know About Beauty Now That I'm In My 60s

Bonnie McFarland | Posted 05.28.2012 | Women
Bonnie McFarland

Some say we get the face we deserve as we age, but I think it's more we get the face of the life we've lived.

What I Know About Beauty Now That I'm In My 30s

Autumn Whitefield-Madrano | Posted 05.28.2012 | Women
Autumn Whitefield-Madrano

There's an undeniable beauty to youth, sure. There's also an undeniable beauty to maturity.

Could You Go A Day Without Makeup?

Rosie Molinary | Posted 05.14.2012 | Women
Rosie Molinary

If I am not made-up, I can't go anywhere, several have confessed. Truth be told, my students too often surrender from life because of how they feel they look.

Why Body Types Should Never Be 'Fads'

Shayna Zamkanei | Posted 05.06.2012 | Women
Shayna Zamkanei

While celebrating larger models such as Adele can help diversify our conception of beauty, weights and figure shapes shouldn't be fads.