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Face Value: The Irresistible Influence of First Impressions

Face Value: The Irresistible Influence of First Impressions by Alexander Todorov

Synopsis: The scientific story of first impressions–and why the snap character judgments we make from faces are irresistible but usually incorrect. 567 more words


The Perfect Woman

Society has always wanted me to believe so many things about the perfect woman.

She was busty with a slim waist in the 50s. Strong muscles and long legs in the 80s. 790 more words


Rant on Body Shaming and the Right wing press

Major rant……OK I have long held this view but that was through art but after seeing the pure hatred and body shaming that went on today over a picture from Glastonbury it seems that it needs saying. 476 more words


So I realized a few exercises into barre tonight that I had eaten lunch way, way too early.


By end of class I was both bonking hard and sweating like an unfit racehorse. 376 more words


Rock solid

I am not a toothpick. Growing up it feels like I am a rock. Growing up I have always been bigger than my friends. Not as in fat I was actually quite skinny but they were always skinnier. 407 more words

Hating Ourselves to Death

My WIP is about a 16-year-old girl whose little sister is diagnosed with anorexia. This has meant a lot of research into the disease which has meant looking through a lot of confronting information, pictures and websites. 474 more words


Experiments with Ginger

This month, I decided it was time to really start caring more for myself – that’s my mental, spiritual and physical health.  I’m going to be 40 soon and God willing, I have another 40 years or more to go.   450 more words