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Body size weighs heavily on kids

New research by the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) shows children are expressing dissatisfaction with their body size as early as 8-9 years old and the majority of 10-11 years old are trying to control their weight. Executive Manager of AIFS' Longitudinal Study for Australian Children, Dr Ben Edwards said the research also showed [...]

Racism Impacts Mental Health of Teens

An international review of published studies has found children and young people experience poor mental health, depression and anxiety following experiences of racism. University of Melbourne researchers say the study, which found 461 cases of links between racism and child and youth health outcomes, is the first of its kind. Lead researcher Dr. Naomi Priest [...]

I’ll let others do the work, thanks!

In his book Fame Junkies, author Jake Halpern speaks of a survey he carried out with US school students. One of the questions on the survey was; “When you grow up, which of the following jobs would you most like to have?” There were five options to choose from: CEO of a major company like [...]

Women’s mags and their impact on our psyche….join the petition!

It sounds ridiculous now, but when the culture bred by women’s magazines is your daily reality, it’s hard not to get sucked in and think that it is anything but normal. The magazines inspired us to compete with each other, and the competition was anything but healthy. As a freckly girl with pale skin, pimples [...]

By |2012-08-31T16:53:24+10:00August 17th, 2012|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Presssure to be perfect makes women drink before sex

75% of women link to drink before sex with their partners 25% of women ‘tipsy’ first time they slept with their partner 6% have never had sex when sober* Concerns about lack of self esteem and poor body image are driving many women to drink before they engage in sex with their partners. It is [...]