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Breaking Through The Pressure To Be Thin
2012-11-09 09:44:59

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online "There is an immense pressure to be seen to have it all and be perfect at everything. Within the media, being thin and attractive is linked to being successful.” These are the words of Rachel Cowey, a 25-year-old British female who suffered from anorexia when she was a teenager. Cowey´s disorder was prompted by school pressures, family expectations, and the need to be “perfect.” These various issues were...

2012-10-29 07:31:20

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- During the month of November, thousands of men around the world will grow mustaches as part of Movember, a movement to promote and raise funds for men's health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancer. The folks at Zoosk.com, the romantic social network, recently conducted surveys among nearly 8,500 of its members around the globe to gather their thoughts on facial hair and how it plays out in their relationships. To view infographics...

2012-10-16 14:56:09

We´ve all been warned not to “judge a book by its cover,” but inevitably we do it anyway. It´s difficult to resist the temptation of assuming that a person´s outward appearance reflects something meaningful about his or her inner personality. Indeed, research shows that people tend to perceive attractive adults as more social, successful, and well-adjusted than less attractive adults, a phenomenon that´s been termed the “what is beautiful is...

Men Seek Out Heavier Women In Stressful Times
2012-08-09 13:51:19

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research from England has concluded that men in stressful life situations tend to seek out larger women, despite traditionally seeking younger, thinner females under normal circumstances, writes Nick Crumpton for BBC News. The study found that the group of men exposed to tasks that were designed to put them under pressure gave significantly higher ratings to the normal weight and overweight figures than the non-stressed group did,...

2012-08-05 23:01:03

The ideal man may not exist but a quest for his attributes reveals agreement between the sexes: Both men and women say honesty and kindness is more important than attractiveness, according to a recent survey (http://bit.ly/OOb7Xt). Since it's also been found that 70 percent of men cheat, honesty is an important quality. Dr. Bonnie says these similarities in priorities - and the differences - reveal potential problems and solutions within relationships. (PRWEB) August 05, 2012 A survey finds...

2012-07-09 11:25:10

Photographs of faces may not be adequate proof of a person's identity and this could have serious implications for the accuracy of passport photographs in determining identity. Research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) shows that an image of a person may look strikingly different from one image to the next. We are told not to smile in our passport photos as a smile distorts the face; but the opposite may actually be true, and a poker face may be the one which distorts...

Red Means You're Easy, According To Men
2012-04-24 04:16:09

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com Researchers claim they have found that the reason why men prefer women who wear red is because they think those women are easy. Psychologists studied 120 male students between the ages of 18 to 21 and found that most believed women who wore red had "greater sexual intent" and were more likely to sleep with a man than someone who opted for more neutral colors. The psychologists at the University of South Brittany in France split the group of men into four...

Women 'Significantly' Less Attracted To Men With Beards
2012-03-07 07:16:30

A new study finds that while men with facial hair seem to earn higher respect from other men, women find them significantly less attractive, the Daily Mail reported on Tuesday. The study, reported in Behavioral Ecology, used pictures of 19 men in normal poses and making angry faces, both with full beards (greater than six weeks of growth with no trimming) and without facial hair, to determine how the men were perceived. The photos of the men - who were from New Zealand and Samoa - were...

2012-03-03 08:00:00

Fitness phenomenon harnesses the talents of its staff to raise money for Dancers Responding to AIDS New York, NY (PRWEB) March 03, 2012 Physique 57 will hold its second annual Physique 57 Showcase to benefit Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids on Saturday, March 3rd and Sunday, March 4th. The Physique 57 Showcase is a beautiful performance of song and dance created solely by members of the Physique 57 staff. From Broadway performers to professional...

Women Wearing Red Really Do Get More Attention From Men
2012-02-27 09:21:24

Scientists from the University of Rochester in New York may have quantified what many men have known for years, that a woman wearing red will turn a man´s head more than other colors, reports Daily Mail´s Emma Reynolds. It may also explain why red is the hue most associated with love and romance in popular culture. The study, published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, tested 96 men from the United States and Austria and found that the men felt the women in red...