We keep telling ourselves that we should be flawless. When our lives falls short of our imaginary utopia, we get scared and lash out at ourselves and those we love. Our society worships perfection, photoshopping out wrinkles and bulges of our starving models.
I am a Jew, by heritage and ethnicity. No one in my family is particularly religious; I don't think any of us believe in God.
Self-esteem can be a lifelong pursuit. We may feel unworthy, and can't see ourselves as having great value while we try to find our place in the world.
When most people think of transhumanist art, they think of science fiction movies and novels. Of course, these forms of art have done much to promote transhumanism and the inevitable tech-dominated future.
Why am I even thinking about a tattoo for the first time, at the age of 53, with grown children and aging parents and memberships to three synagogues on Manhattan's Upper West Side? Why do I keep on asking myself what sign, what image, which words, what message I would want marked on my body? Is this a sign of mid-life crisis? Is it a diversion from more important matters?
So, how serious can we be about getting a great workout when we're worried about our hair? The truth is that the two go together quite nicely.
What do stars do when they've played the part of the adorable girl next door or hopeless romantic for 20+ years? What methods are taken to ensure the...
Those words secretly worked magic on me. As a disabled person, I had an extra swing in my waist that never bothered me. The joy in my feet was something far more powerful than anyone could understand. The flash in my teeth, were vicious to those that fed me negativity, and the same flash was a brilliant smile that won the hearts of those that I cared about.
Pretty is a thing, whereas beauty is a force. Although we live in a world where physical appearance is a currency, a differential engine drives life, ...
Wear slippers when you have to drive in heels. Wear slippers when you're traveling. Wear slippers at all moments that it's even slightly acceptable to wear slippers.
I'm not going to say that social media was our demise (I myself enjoy Facebook too much to make such a brazen statement), but I do think that with the rise of these sites came the sudden commanding impulse to look awesome in photos. After all, we want our 500-plus friends to think we're beautiful.
Shauna Ireland is a woman who radiates beauty, warmth and femininity. She runs a successful Toronto-based public relations company and somehow manages to find time to teach yoga. Though it is her personal radiance that, in my mind, is her true marker of success.
So a well-known Sunday Colour Supplement has issued some good advice, this weekend, on how normal women can emulate 'expensive' beauty using products and procedures in their price-range.
Collagen is found in a whole host of products at the moment. It's all about regenerating your epidermis, plumping and hydrating the skin and it's never too early to start using it. Elemis the brand behind the products used by 5.7 million spa visitors every year have their own Pro-Collagen Marine Cream.
In the end, I couldn't be proud of a fake picture. I'd rather cringe a little and know it is really me than to get a lot of compliments on a picture that isn't real. I think that would make me feel worse about my actual body.
When the mountains give you cocoa, make cocoa-based treatments. That's what the spa at Palacio del Inka does, filling its menu with indigenous indulgences like quinoa exfoliation, a 24-karat-gold body wrap, and Chocolate Temptation.