Researchers say many studies have shown how images of
beautiful, Barbie-like models negatively affect women's self-esteem, but this
study is among the first to look at how a "culture of muscularity" may
affect men's self-esteem.
The level of muscularity and attractiveness that are
idealized in the media often are not attainable for the average man," says
researcher Stacey Tantleff-Dunn, professor of psychology at the University of
discrepancies can cause the dissatisfaction and low self-esteem that lead to
extreme and often unhealthy actions, such as eating disorders, exercising too
much, and steroid abuse
Shakespeare Uncovered explores the complete plays of William Shakespeare—one of the greatest writers to have ever lived. From his comedies to histories to tragedies, the series looks at the stories that have shaped our cultural history: seeking out each play’s inspiration, finding the moments and places that set every scene, as well as examining the words that gave life to Shakespeare’s world both in the past and present.
The number of people working for state and local governments fell by 30,000 last month, bringing the total loss of such jobs over the past two and a half years to more than half a million. Most of the loss, including 182,000 in local education,