The sexualization of young girls in the media has increased the incidence of eating disorders, depression, anxiety, self-injury and other negative consequences. Watch as psychologist Jennifer Hartstein, PsyD, discusses how damaging this trend is.
You may not find it in a medical textbook, but many young girls suffer from Princess Syndrome daily. What is Princess Syndrome, you ask? A girl who suffers from PS lives life as a fairy-tale:
Skechers created a shoe, the Shape Up, for adults that’s aim is to tighten up legs, derrieres and tighten one’s core muscles. They just added children’s sizes to the line, specifically marketing them to girls
Arnold Schwarzenegger recently stated that he disliked looking at himelf in the mirror and that it depressed him to see how he looked now, at 63. His reaction is not unique. Growing older is not
The term “fat talk” was coined to describe negative conversations about body shape. A recent study found that women often feel pressured into engaging in these types of conversations. How often have you been with
Despite the fact that we have all been taught that beauty is only skin deep, ongoing research shows that looks can be beneficial and even make you happier. The research shows that looks are extremely
Recently, Glamour Magazine did a survey of approximately 300 women asking them to share their thoughts about their bodies. The survey focused primarily on body image and the types of thoughts women have when thinking
Non-suicidal self-injury is something that occurs amongst teens and young adults in alarming rates. Current research indicates that almost 1 in 4 teens engages in some sort of deliberate self-harm as a means of regulating