According to beloved beauty blogger and entrepreneur Jaclyn Hill, some people derive mental health benefits from a glammed-up face.
Although it is perfectly natural, women often feel pressure to remove excess body hair. But Leah Jorgensen has found the courage to flout this beauty taboo.
"I vowed that if I ever had a daughter, I would instill self-esteem, pride, and courage in her," says mother and life coach Toshia Shaw.
People who are “normal narcissists” (those who display narcissistic traits without a clinical diagnosis) have higher self-esteem and feel less depressed and lonely.
Breakup haircuts are a thing, which is why Valentina Solarte's boyfriend might have sensed one coming when she made a drastic change to her hair.
Sexual harassment comes in many forms, but it’s easy for critics to dismiss sexual harassment as harmless if no physical contact was involved. However, new research has shown that it's anything but.
10-year-old Alice Tapper started the "Raise Your Hand" patch for Girl Scouts to encourage girls to use — rather than lose — their voice.
"Anything like sex is such a taboo topic in Russia that we never had those conversations," says Natalia Vodianova.
Gayle King shared on social media that she's frustrated with the number on her scale, but here's why you shouldn't give too much weight to what's on your scale.
Beauty blogger Joanne Larby, aka the Make Up Fairy, shared a candid post on Facebook about her struggles with self-confidence and not comparing herself with others.
The study in “The Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse” found a significant connection between perceived size and attractiveness and substance use.
It's a "Cinderella" story for a Chicago teen who was struggling to pay her way to three big year-end events: a luncheon, graduation, prom.
Kheris Rogers is only 10, but she's already launching a fashion line — and inspiring others in the process.
Facebook is facing backlash after it was revealed it is able to target teenagers when they feel “insecure” and “worthless” and “need a confidence boost.”
Study: More than 11 percent of bullying victims and nearly 9 percent of those who bullied and were bullied had an “extreme desire” to have plastic surgery.
Dove and the YMCA in the U.K. want tweens and teens to grow up with a better body image. Armed with stats saying that dieting is starting with elementary-school-age kids and that appearance is the largest cause of bullying in public schools, the pair is teaming up on a Be Real campaign.
According to a recent Mintel study, a whopping 80 percent of all tweens in the United States, that is, children between the ages of 9 and 11, use some kind of beauty and personal care products. What does this mean for their sense of self-esteem, and how should parents respond?
A recent Allergan survey revealed that more women are getting cosmetic and plastic surgery to not only look better but also to boost their self-esteem. But does it really buy happiness?
From hourglass figures, to waifs , to Bootylicious curves , popular celebrities and styles often dictate how women want to their bodies to look. But as the wise folks over at Greatist.com say, “ It also changes year over year, so the physical qualities we embrace today are often at odds with those from previous generations.” They’ve carefully examined American societal ideals over the past 100 years and created thought-provoking infographics of how the more desired women’s body types have changed over time, as well as the undergarments, diets, and exercises it takes to achieve them. Related: Can You Diet Your Way to a Celebrity Body? The website offers these words of wisdom: “if you’ve ever found yourself wishing for this actress’s waist or that singer’s legs, remember this: The media’s concept of the ideal woman’s body isn’t static.” We’d like to add one thing: You’ll be much happier making the most of what you’ve got. Take a look through the decades and lets us know what you think of society’s ever-changing ideals.
Photo Credit: iStock By Alyson Gerber Weeks before I turned 19, I checked into Massachusetts General Hospital terrified that nothing could fix the way I saw myself. Two days after undergoing surgery, I stood topless in my parents’ bathroom watching as my mother slowly pulled squares of medical tape spotted with pus and dried blood from my chest. I waited in Percocet-induced suspense for my flat-chested doppelganger to miraculously appear in the full-length mirror. When they were finally uncovered I hardly recognized the small puffy breasts that fit perfectly inside the palms of my hands.
Dove’s newest Self-Esteem Projects tackle the confidence and social media. (Photo: Dove) Here’s an all too familiar scenario: You post a selfie on social media and anxiously refresh your feed, waiting for the likes to come in. Too few likes or a negative comment and you consider deleting it, despite the fact that it took you 15 minutes to perfect your pose, adjust your lighting, and edit the photo before hitting the publish button. You’re not alone.