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Many not only feel dissatisfied with their bodies, they actually believe they are heavier than they really are. from shutterstock.com

Size is largely in the mind: how your body image can change in two minutes

Staring at one thing for a long time can cause you to see the next thing in the opposite fashion. This neural adaptation could be the underlying physiological basis of body-size misperception.
Like ‘thinspo’, ‘fitspo’ promotes unrealistic body types to women. Mamamia

Why the ‘fitspo’ movement is damaging to women

The 'fitspo' movement may be aiming to promote a healthier body image for women, but in truth it's just another narrow set of ideals about what women should look like.
There’s nothing that everyone wants in a partner. But there are characteristics most men or women find attractive. Leo Hidalgo/Flickr

How do we choose a partner?

We know a lot about why people choose different brands of dishwashing detergent. But when it comes to the processes behind choosing a romantic partner, science knows surprisingly little.
The long and the short of it is: it sucks to be short if you’re a man. from www.shutterstock.com.au

The long and the short of it: eight reasons why short men come up short

Spurned by women, more likely to end up in jail, doomed to earn less, destined to languish in poorly paid jobs, plagued by feelings of inferiority and coming up short where coming up matters most...
We’d all like to have a different, or at least improved, body. But why do we want the body we want? Mike/Flickr

Your ‘ideal’ body, and why you want it

A 2011 British survey found 12% of women would give up two to ten years of their lives just to be their ideal weight. So what makes an ideal body, and why do we want one so badly?
Barbies now come in all shapes, sizes and colours – but the history of the doll shows it’s business as usual for Mattel. Mattel

Drastic plastic: a look at Barbie’s new bodies

Barbie has a forgotten history of changing in response to market pressures. Are her multiple new bodies ushering in an era of ethical body inclusiveness, or is Mattel just shifting deckchairs on the Titanic?

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