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  • Self-Compassion Key to Positive Body Image
    Source: ScienceDailyWomen who accept and tolerate their imperfections appear to have a more positive body image despite their body mass index and are better able to handle personal disappointments and setbacks in their daily lives. Research has found that this self-compassion might be an important means to increase positive body image and protect girls and young women against unhealthy weight-control practices and eating disorders. more...

  • Dove's "Real Beauty" Ad Suggests Woman Are Prettier Than They Think
    Source: Social Psychology Network NewsWe’ve all heard the expression that we’re our own harshest critic, and a revealing new Dove campaign is giving new insight as to why. In the new Dove ad, an FBI-trained forensic sketch artist, Gil... more...

  • Girls Curb Their Ambitions in a Sexist Climate, Australian Survey Finds
    Source: The Age - AustraliaYoung women are turning their backs on leadership or politics because of an overwhelming perception of growing sexism in Australia, according to a survey by child rights organisation Plan International Australia. more...

  • An Hour of After-School Exercise Linked to Better Cognitive Functioning
    Source: Google News - HealthA new study finds that at least 60 minutes of physical activity after school every day is not only beneficial for children's physical health, but it may also improve their cognitive functioning. Researchers found that children... more...

  • Iceland Announces Men-Only U.N. Meeting on Women
    Source: ABC News - World NewsIceland announces 'unique' men-only UN conference on women, gender equality. more...

  • California Adopts Historic "Yes Means Yes" Rule on Sexual Consent
    Source: The GuardianOfficials say legislation will begin a paradigm shift in how college campuses in California prevent and investigate sexual assaults Valenti: The future of campus rape prevention is yes means yes The governor of California, Jerry Brown, has signed a bill that makes the state the first in the United States to define when yes means yes and adopt requirements for colleges to follow when investigating sexual assault reports. State lawmakers last... more...

  • Amnesty Opposes Indonesia Law Punishing Gay Sex with Lashes
    Source: Reuters - World NewsAmnesty International called for an immediate repeal of a new law in the Indonesian province of Aceh punishing anyone caught having gay sex or extramarital sex with 100 lashes, saying the legislation would stoke homophobia and harassment. more...

  • Rise in U.K. Trafficking, Slavery, and Exploitation
    Source: BBC News - UK NewsThe number of people trafficked for slavery or other exploitation in the UK has risen sharply to more than 2,700, the National Crime Agency says. more...

  • Antigay Laws Lead to Financial Woes for LGBT People
    Source: MSNBC - US NewsSome gays suffer economic distress as a result of anti-LGBT laws such as marriage bans, or from a lack of legal protections, a new report says. more...

  • How the British and Americans Are Changing Their Sexual Habits
    Source: The GuardianA survey by the Observer finds that we are having less sex than our parents. But instead of the death of sex, we may be witnessing its radical transformation, largely because of the internet Observer sex survey 2014 results in full: Britain loses its sexual swagger Tim Adams on why Britain is having less sex 'Any boy who tells you that he hasn't seen porn is lying' If, as Philip Larkin claimed, sex began in 1963, it appears to be fizzling to an... more...

  • Exploring the Links Between Empathy, Neurohormones, and Aggression
    Source: ScienceDailyResearchers examined whether assessed or elicited empathy would lead to situation-specific aggression on behalf of another person, and to explore the potential role of two neurohormones in explaining a connection between empathy and aggression. more...

  • Experts Cite Perfectionism As Risk Factor in Suicide
    Source: ScienceDailyExperts are calling for closer attention to perfectionism's potential destructiveness, adding that clinical guidelines should include perfectionism as a separate factor for suicide risk assessment and intervention. 'There is an urgent need for looking at perfectionism with a person-centered approach as an individual and societal risk factor, when formulating clinical guidelines for suicide risk assessment and intervention, as well as public... more...

  • Kids with ADHD: Brain May Not Detect Angry Faces
    Source: ScienceDailyThe characteristics of facial expression recognition of children with ADHD has been initially identified by researchers by measuring hemodynamic response in the brain. They showed that children with ADHD showed significant hemodynamic response to the happy expression but not to the angry expression. This difference in the neural basis for the recognition of facial expression might be responsible for impairment in social recognition and the... more...

  • France Announces World's Toughest Anti-Smoking Laws
    Source: Google News - HealthFrance, where a Gauloise once hung from the bottom lip of every actor or intellectual, plans to move to one of the toughest anti-tobacco regimes in the world. Garish colours and brand names on cigarette packets will be replaced by health warnings in large... more...

  • Gay and Bisexual Men Not Tested Often Enough for HIV, Survey Finds
    Source: Google News - HealthSurvey results published on Thursday say that gay and bisexual men do not get tested for HIV often enough. Moreover, a significant proportion of them have in fact never got tested for HIV at all. Kaiser Family Foundation surveyed gay and bisexual men and ... more...

  • The Link Between Self-Compassion and Healthy Choices
    Source: Time MagazineSelf love isn’t just for hippies and millennials. If you’re trying to stick to a diet or scrape together the motivation to get to the gym, it might be for you, too. So finds a new meta-analysis published in the journal Health Psychology. Self-compassion—accepting yourself without judgment when times get tough—is linked to better health…. more...

  • Fox News Presenters Mock Female Pilot Who Bombed ISIS
    Source: The GuardianHosts crack sexist jokes about UAEs Major Mariam al-Mansouri, calling her boobs on the ground Continue reading... more...

  • Perceived Norms Influence Teen Sex Activity More Than Peer Pressure
    Source: Yahoo News - HealthTeens’ perceptions of how sexually active their peers are may have the greatest impact on their own sexual behavior, suggests a new analysis of previous studies. But actual peer pressure had the smallest effect on teens’ decisions to have sex, the authors found. “To promote youth sexual health, it is important to more...

  • Talk Therapy May Help Social Anxiety Better Than Drugs
    Source: Yahoo News - ScienceTalk therapy should be regarded as the best first-line treatment for people with social anxiety disorder, researchers say. Social anxiety disorder, or social phobia, is a psychiatric condition in which people have such intense fear of social situations that it gets in the way of their normal daily lives. The most common treatments for the condition are talk therapy, anti-anxiety medications and antidepressants. "Social anxiety is more than just... more...

  • NFL Sponsors Should Sever Ties Over Scandals, Say Majority in U.S. Poll
    Source: Reuters - US NewsMore than half of Americans believe that brands should drop their sponsorship deals with the National Football League over its handling of players accused of domestic violence, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll. more...

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