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Social Pressure

My 2-Year-Old Daughter Was Pressured About Body Image And Marriage

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 11.11.2014 | Parents
Lorne Jaffe

I will educate my daughter as best as I can. I will raise her to be strong, to fight back, to be herself and be proud of who she is. I will raise her to realize how ignorant a 50-ish man with salt-and-pepper hair can be. Who's with me?

The Loss of Panda

Richard J. Valenta | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Richard J. Valenta

Find your happiness. If you are not strong enough, reach out to people, and if you are strong enough, be someone that others can reach out to.

3 Common (But Harmful) Workplace Habits

Marie-Josée Shaar, MAPP, CPT | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Marie-Josée Shaar, MAPP, CPT

The desire to fit in is a powerful shaper of behavior. In some cases, social pressures serve us well. Just think that 20 or 30 years ago, smoking in public places, drinking and driving and littering were not only commonplace, but widely accepted. Thankfully, things have changed. In other cases, social pressures are lagging behind their times, specifically at work.

Tried Being a Bride

Suzanne Heintz | Posted 10.06.2014 | Weddings
Suzanne Heintz

Who would do such a thing? Spend months planning a picture-perfect wedding, only to leave her groom, cold, on the steps of the altar, after a speech announcing to the congregation why she did it? That person was me.

I May Have Stretch Marks, But I'm Still A Sexpot

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 08.29.2014 | Women
Jenny G. Perry

Don't apologize for your wrinkles, your opinion, your thighs, your voice, your cellulite, or your past. Just shut up about, you sexy thang, and celebrate by living.

How To Start Meditating -- And Stick With It

Michael Taft | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Taft

We all know by now that mindfulness meditation can create positive changes in your life. It works, but you pretty much have to practice it every day to really reap the benefits. Establishing and maintaining that kind of steady, daily practice presents a challenge, even for people with a strong motivation to sit.

Vidiot Syndrome -- Is Your Teen Infected?

Todd Kestin | Posted 09.23.2013 | Comedy
Todd Kestin

Parents, welcome to the world of Vidiot Syndrome. Due to high exposure rates, Vidiot Syndrome rates are increasing, and it's highly contagious amongst those in certain age brackets and as likely to hit your teen as the common cold.

9 P.M. on a Saturday Is When I Received the Call

Todd Kestin | Posted 09.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Todd Kestin

Jimmy talks about the pressures to drink and smoke pot to be part of a specific group. Though he would do it, he would often wonder why he would hang out people that he does not feel comfortable with.

'Monkey See, Monkey Do' Not Just For Primates, Study Shows

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 04.26.2013 | Science

WASHINGTON -- You don't have to be a teenager to want to fit in at the school lunchroom. Some wild animals seem to follow similar monkey-see, monkey-d...

The Science Of Social Pressure

| Posted 05.07.2012 | Healthy Living

By Krystal D'Costa (Click here for the original article) By now you’ve undoubtedly heard that Facebook allows people to share their organ donor ...

Occupational Hazard: Is Your Job Making You Fat?

Heather Bauer, RD, CDN | Posted 05.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

When it comes to work-related eating, there are typically three types of eating personalities. I've broken them down for you and provided ways to overcome them.

Why Can't We Just Relax?

Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 05.07.2012 | Women
Jessica Pearce Rotondi

All of the ways women share how they spent their "free time" on social media just add to the pressure to fill that free time in interesting ways.

Living The Teenage Life; Peer Pressure and Carnivores

Chloe Spencer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Chloe Spencer

Even though you buy your nicely plastic-wrapped meat at the grocery store, it doesn't mean that what's in that package didn't suffer to get there.