Today, over 50 percent of people who go to plastic surgeons do so in order to look better in selfies. Doctors are concerned that social media filters and photo editing has caused many to experience Snapchat dymorphia.
Healthy Living/Wellness August 4, 2018
Men want to look good, too — and plastic surgeons can help. New data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reveals that more and more men are undergoing cosmetic procedures, be it tummy tucks, liposuction, or simple anti-aging injections.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 14, 2018
CVS announced a new initiative to drive more transparency regarding materially altered photos of beauty products. The company will implement a new CVS Beauty Mark in an effort to counter unrealistic body images.
Business Tech January 16, 2018
Fewer Americans are striving to shed extra pounds as being overweight is becoming more socially acceptable, a new study has found. The research reveals a surge in obesity rates in the last three decades.
Public Health March 8, 2017
Instagram began rolling out a new tool that allows users to report friends who may be in need of help, which could help save lives.
Apps/Software October 18, 2016
Here's another reason why you should log out of Facebook more often. A new analysis found that frequently checking your social media feeds can lead to body image issues and eating disorders in young adults.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 16, 2016
Daisy Ridely proved she’s a lot like her 'Star Wars' character, Rey, when she fired back at an online body-shamer. According to her, she is a real woman and real women come in all shapes and sizes.
Movies/TV Shows March 10, 2016
A new study found that apple-shaped women are more likely to binge eat or lose control when eating. This study sheds light in biological factors that contribute to the occurrence of eating disorders.
Life November 16, 2015
Ronda Rousey is tired of the typical body image presented in the media and says the next person who dares to call her fat is going to die. The UFC champion revealed she packed on extra weight for a commercial just to prove her point.
Internet Culture October 10, 2015
A new set of studies shows that women respond better to clothing brands that use average-sized models. Perhaps this will influence the fashion industry to ease the pressure on models to be ultra-thin.
Internet Culture May 14, 2015
A high school student is spreading the message of self-love and acceptance of others with her 'Cosmic Cuties' series, featuring illustrations of 'feminist goddesses' that 'fight sexist crime.'
Internet Culture May 6, 2015
France is banning underweight models to promote a healthier body image. There are currently no laws enacted or proposed in the U.S. fashion industry.
Life April 4, 2015
A Change.org petition is urging Facebook to remove the option to post "feeling fat" as a status update along with the chubby emoji.
Internet Culture March 9, 2015
A photo of a model wearing lingerie on Urban Outfitter's website was banned in the U.K. for being "harmful and irresponsible."
Internet Culture January 5, 2015
Graphic designer Nickolay Lamm reveals the Lammily doll, a more realistic version of the iconic Barbie doll.
Geek November 19, 2014
Calvin Klein stirred controversy on Twitter after model Myla Dablesio was featured as a plus-sized model for its new underwear ads. Dalbesio reportedly wears a size 10, although there are also rumors that she wears a size eight. Either way, a size 10 is not what many would consider to be a plus-sized model.
Internet Culture November 10, 2014
The lingerie company made changes to its 'Perfect Body' tagline after receiving criticism for promoting unhealthy body images to women.
Internet Culture November 6, 2014
A new PSA featuring adults and children sharing their flaws inspires us to love our bodies.
Internet Culture November 5, 2014
Celia Bullwinkel created a beautiful short animated film called 'Sidewalk' that showcases what it's like to be a woman. Watch as a woman walks through life and learns how to love herself again.
Internet Culture September 26, 2014
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