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Why worry? There’s Botox!

DON’T WORRY; THERE’S BOTOX “Botox” for depression? Really? “TIME” magazine recently featured “Botox” on its front cover. A chemical that once was just a bacteria spore -forming toxin found in nature, a drug that some associate with frivolous vanity, and a word now firmly embedded in the Western world’s culture. Why does “Botox” make the […]

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Teenage cosmetic surgery: To do or not to do?

Teenage cosmetic surgery: To do or not to do? Self esteem issues and functional problems of the body are not owned solely by adults. Teenagers also struggle with (no surprise) their appearance and body image. Pressures to look good, feel attractive and to not look ‘too different’ are often more intense. Peer pressure is strong […]

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Shouldn’t cosmetic surgery be banned?

Cosmetic surgery has been a topic of controversy from the beginning. In its worst forms it panders to the insecurity of peoples’ appearance and self worth and seems vain and shallow. Am I attractive enough? What do others think about me? Should I alter the way I look so I feel more desirable? Even if […]

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A Case of Mistaken Expression!

YOU ARE YOUR EXPRESSIONS Much is made about one’s face and facial expressions. With our active facial muscles capable of myriad expressions, sometimes just one look is all it takes to read a person’s face. Is that face happy or sad? Angry or frustrated? Quizical or confused? Just a little more or less muscle action […]

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Nip, Tuck or Else redux?

Nip, Tuck or Else   Recently TIME magazine featured an article (Joel Stein) on the changing face of cosmetic surgery in the world. The provocative title suggests that one day soon almost EVERYBODY will undergo some sort of elective cosmetic procedure. (time.com/3926042/nip-tuck-or-else/)   Why? Because (1) it is socially acceptable, (2) it is affordable, (3) […]

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The Trouble with Selfies

The Trouble with Selfies ♫ You’re so vain, you probably think this picture is about you… ♫   If you haven’t either seen or been in a selfie this past week, you may be in the minority. Selfie: a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smart phone or webcam and […]

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The Face of Celebrity

What is the ‘face of celebrity’?  Much attention is given to ‘celebrities’: entertainers, Hollywood types, famous athletes, and others whose faces are recognizable to many. When they are deemed beautiful, handsome, and attractive, we notice when they become somewhat less attractive. They bear tremendous pressure to maintain their beauty, especially it seems if they are […]

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Let’s Face It: New Year’s Resolutions

We hear a lot about people who resolve to make some good decisions each new year. Most of the time our resolutions involve promises to eat better, exercise more, and quit putting off some of the other things we need to do.   Unless you maintain superhuman discipline, it is very difficult to always take […]

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