Monthly Archives: April 2010

Can depression, anxiety and substance use be the reasons why we like to indoor tan so much?

In the article, Indoor Tanning Addiction Observed in College Students, explains that depression, anxiety and substance use are factors in why college students like to fake and bake so much.

I like to indoor tan when summer is on the approach and personally I think I look dreadful in a bathing suit when I’m my natural skin tone, which is pale.

However, I do like to drink. I wouldn’t say I’m depressed or anxious but I think we all say that until someone tells us otherwise.

Two tests were run on 421 college students and 229 said they indoor tanned.

“Students who met both sets of criteria were significantly more likely than those who met neither set to report greater symptoms of anxiety and greater use of alcohol, marijuana, and other substances.”


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Boob Vibrations. Can cleavage cause earthquakes?

A crazy Iranian woman believes overly exposed or “immodestly dressed” women can cause earthquakes. So
200, 000 women across the world put the odd claim to the test. The results were insignificant.

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Do new moms feel pressure to lose baby weight?

Apparently the pressure to lose baby weight applies to celebrity and regular women.

Kourtney Kardashian was extremely offended when OK! magazine photo-shopped her cover photo. She posed with her newborn son, Mason, and Kardashian said that they made it look as if she already lost her baby weight. The magazine also said that she only gained 26 pounds during her pregnancy; Kardashian says she gained 40.

Kardashian shares what helped her lose the baby weight.

Jessica Alba skipped to the gym two weeks after her pregnancy.

Here are some before and after pictures of celebrities.

For those of us without personal trainers her are some tips from 18 ordinary women.

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Will the religious tradition of wearing a burka come to an end?

I read in a blog today on lemondrop that the Belgium government was going to vote today to decide whether or not to ban burkas in public places.

However, according to the Daily Mail, “MPs were hours from voting on proposals to outlaw full face veils when parliament was thrown into disarray with the resignation of prime minister Yves Leterme after only five months in office.”

Now they plan to vote on the ban in mid-May; one day after France intends to vote on it.

In the blog, according to the Daily Mail, MP Daniel Bacquelaine said: “The notion of recognising people in the street is essential to maintain public order”

“It’s also a question of human dignity. The full face veil turns a woman into a walking prison, and we have widespread cross-party support to have this item outlawed,” said Bacqueline.

I think it’s wrong for the government to try and eliminate a tradition that has been around for thousands of years. It should be the right and choice of the woman.

“If the proposed law is passed, Muslim women wearing a face veil in public would be fined £110, but if caught a second time would face a week’s jail term.”

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Enough said.
Heidi Montag is only 23 years old and she had 10 plastic surgeries in one day.

In an article in Us Magazine, Dr. 90210 (real name:Robert Ray) said that he is worried about the message Montag is making to young girls. He also said that his nine-year-old daughter looks up to her.

Is he not concerned with the message he is sending to his daughter about his profession?

I laughed when Perez Hilton said Dr. 90210 should be worried that his daughter looks up to Montag in the first place.

Check out Montag’s mother’s reaction to her surgery.

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Love Your Body Week

Inas Agabein is a body image peer educator at Towson. She shares with us her take on positive body image and the importance of “Love your body week,” an event where students can hand in photos of their favorite body part. The photos will be shown during “Love your body week” this fall.

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Is cosmetic surgury becoming more common among divorcees?

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