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Just a phase? Why we should worry about girls’ unhappiness with their appearanc

The Good Childhood Report 2016 highlighted declining levels of girls’ happiness with their appearance in the UK, while boys’ happiness remains stable. There is now a sizeable gender gap in…

Have a better relationship with your body

[This piece was originally published in Healthy magazine] We’re encouraged to think of ‘looking good’ as a moral imperative – if you don’t have a great body then there’s a sense…

Pressures to be perfect!

The 2016 Girls’ Attitudes survey, out this week highlights – again – the importance of body image, body confidence, and generally how much appearance matters for young women in the UK…

Beauty and the (Beast) Over-40s

‘I wanna look like I’m made of plastic’. So instructed my beautiful 40-year-old friend to a make-up artist in a well-known department store recently. Another 40-something friend tells me with…