When I was 18 years old, I thought that losing weight would make my life perfect. That's one of the side effects of dieting and hating your body for so long—you begin to assume that thin people have perfect, happy lives and relationships to match their perfectly petite waistlines...
Play Friday Love Trivia! What percentage of women claim to have "high self-esteem"? What is most women's favorite body part on themselves? Do most people really tend to gain weight when they get into a new relationship? Would most women change their appearance for their partner (even if they didn't agree with his criticism?) Do men find Angelina Jolie or Jennifer Aniston more attractive?
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Got a hot date tonight but still haven't shed those final five pounds? Fortunately, sex appeal isn't all about weight. We asked our experts for some suggestions about how you can feel irresistible at any dress size, and here's what they had to say!
When asked which of their features women like least in our "Irresistible You" survey, by far the most common answer was "legs," with almost one-fifth of ladies claiming they don't like theirs. What a pity: There are many easy ways to get gorgeous gams, some of which we'll tell you about in a minute!
Looks like eyes really are the windows to the soul! When we asked which of their body parts women like best in our "Irresistible You" survey, a full 40 percent answered "eyes."
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When you're in a long-term relationship, it's easy for your self-esteem to suffer. After all, it's probably been some time since you've gotten all gussied up for the sake of attracting the opposite sex. But did you know that low self-esteem can actually harm your relationship?
Great relationships start with confidence in your partner and even more importantly, confidence in yourself. It's nearly impossible to love someone else without loving yourself. When you feel like a million bucks, you radiate, and in turn, your relationship is healthier and happier.
The Numbers Are Staggering. In the United States alone, it estimated that 18.8 million people suffer from a depressive disorder in any given year. That translates into nearly 10% of the US population. Worldwide, that number is estimated at more than 120 million. According to the American Medical Association, more than twice as many women (estimated at 25% of the population) experience depression as men (estimated at 12%), regardless of racial background or financial status.
Aristotle defined envy as the pain caused by the good fortune of others. Often used interchangeably, but not to be confused with, jealousy (which describes the fear of losing something), envy is longing for something you don't have. In the case of Snow White, the object of the evil Queen's envy was her youth and beauty.
As someone who has been there and who teaches women to eradicate their negative body talk, I am keenly aware how often women actually bash themselves without even batting an eyelash. This negative self-talk has become so ingrained in their being that they are no longer aware it even comes out of their mouth. Negative body talk also known as “fat speak” is prevalent everywhere. You don't have to walk far to hear this kind of personal ridicule.
A man who is a user is truly not interested in you–only what you can offer. All his initial questions relate to your job, career and income status. Do you have a car? What kind of car is it? What year, make and model? Do you have kids? Who lives with you? These are all probing questions a man with a user mentality will ask, in order to see where he can fit in and take advantage of you.
By Julie Metzger RN, MN for GaiTime A mere 60 years ago in the United States, half of all young women in the US were marrying in their teens, girls received about a third of all bachelor degrees, and less than half of the states allowed women to serve equally on a jury.