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Friday Aug 26


Living Life by the Tweet

Thursday, 25 August 2016 23:50

Leading expert shares his views on research linking reality shows to teens and cosmetic procedures.


Guest Column

Dr. James Huysman, PsyD, LCSW, CAP, CFT, shares his valuable insights regarding recent study findings featured on demodirt.com stating the possible influence that reality makeover shows have on the self esteem and body image of teens and young adults. Huysman is a leading authority on addiction, eating disorders, adolescents, caregiver burnout and compassion fatigue. Below, the author of the acclaimed Take Your Oxygen First focuses on teens’ need for immediate gratification and its role in exacerbating the struggle for a healthy body image in this media-focused age.  


Are Those Real?

Thursday, 25 August 2016 23:50

Reality shows often mislead teens into thinking cosmetic procedures pave the path to happiness.  

While teenagers are notorious for near-obsession with their physical appearance, those who watch reality programs highlighting the apparent benefits of cosmetic procedures are more likely to undergo surgery themselves, says research from Rutgers University, Camden. While there is no conclusive evidence that cosmetic procedures contribute to happiness, young people often believe that there is a connection. The only proven data is that cosmetic procedures lead to repeat business, says lead author Charlotte Markey, PhD, associate professor of psychology at Rutgers-Camden.


Pet Away the Stress

Thursday, 25 August 2016 23:50

College students discover the many benefits of pet guardianship.

University students who have dogs, cats or a combination of the two enjoy lower stress levels than students who do not have any pets, says a study from Ohio State University. While furry friends are famous for providing numerous health benefits for the elderly and chronically ill, there has been less focus on the advantages that healthy, younger populations may enjoy with pet guardianship.



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