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The Beauty and the Blood of Kashmir

- Kashmir: Beauty And The Blood There are many beautiful places on the earth and every place is unique and has its own specialty. Some places are famous for their natural beauty and some for their architectural beauty. In addition, each person differs in choices, likings and tastes. Many people enjoy natural beauty and some are pulled towards historical and architectural beauty. There are few people who notice a different type of beauty which is cultural and traditional beauty. Kashmir is known for its natural beauty....   [tags: himalayas, urdu, karam sag, kashmir]

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Beauty in the Eye of a Poet

- “Beauty in the Eye of a Poet” “Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.”- Kahlil Gibran. Comparatively between “Sonnet 130”, by William Shakespeare and “The Harlem Dancer”, by Claude McKay, they are English sonnets with fourteen lines or stanzas, and the rhyme scheme of ABABCDCDEFEFGG. Both sonnets use metaphors, imagery, and sense of tone to describe female beauty. The speaker’s admires female beauty, yet in different viewpoints. Shakespeare uses nature to compare his lover, being that she isn’t the ideal significant other....   [tags: William Shakespeare, Literary Analysis]

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Gender Stereotypes and the Beauty Myth

- Dewing and Foster has proposed that a unisexual beauty myth may result in sexual equality. Therefore the purpose of this assignment is to investigate the impact beauty has on men and women. Thus, I look at how and why gender stereotypes and the beauty myth exist. Furthermore, I am also going to investigate how traditional beliefs of masculinity have changed. In addition, I also discuss the consequences that arise for men and women, because of the beauty myth. Lastly I will discuss the interrelation between gender and age and how double standards apply for ageing men and women in society....   [tags: sexual equality, femininity, masculinity]

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Beauty Perceptions in the Islamic Culture

- Beauty in Islamic culture Picture yourself running into a Muslim woman in her Burqa. (A Burqa is usually black and it covers everything but their eyes.) Scary right. You always wondered what they are. Maybe even thinking they were Islamic KKKs or something. As a child I was raised Muslim and even then I was terrified at the women wearing Burqa’s. I asked my father how a man knows if the woman is beautiful if you can’t see her face. His response was “today in the world many people mistake beauty for the way a woman looks....   [tags: Women, Modesty, Culture]

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The Portrayal Of A Beauty Standard

- How many of you have seen an advertisement lately promoting a product with a beautiful woman or handsome male. They 're all around us because advertisers know their consumers best. They know that we want to strive towards an ideal look other than our own, and in doing so they promote their products to us by using a beauty standard that is above what the average woman or man is. However, using this beauty standard has created many problems among our women and men in the backlash of it all. "We 're losing bodies as fast as we 're losing languages," Susie Orbach, who is a British psychotherapist state, "Just as English has become the lingua franca of the world, so the white, blondified, small-n...   [tags: Female, Male, Gender, Female body shape]

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The Social Dynamics Of A Beauty Salon

- The Social Dynamics of a Beauty Salon Within the mostly Hispanic neighborhood Washington Heights there is a multitude of beauty salons and beauty supplies stores. As I am fairly familiar to the area I chose to observe the social interactions of Dominican women getting their hair done instead of my initial reaction to the neighborhood. Starting at Nine am on the rainy Thursday, I observed five women each choosing their respective hairdresser and proceeding to do their hair. The women whom attend the salon are well dressed;with heels, jewelry, and stellar outfits(as if going to brunch instead of sitting under a hood dryer for 2 hours)....   [tags: Human physical appearance, Physical attractiveness]

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The Standards Of Beauty : The Color Of Skin

- The standards of beauty have been viewed only by the color of skin. The standards of what is defined by beauty are shown by models and celebrities are chosen by the color of their skin because they fit into the eyes of society. The white society oppresses the African American for the different shades of skin color in the black community and not having the high white standards of beauty. The white society takes this racism a step further and internalized the self beauty of the black community. The community is between blacks vs....   [tags: Black people, Race, White American, White people]

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Beauty Pageants are a Harm to Society

- ... All this leaves them looking nothing more than skin on bones. Not only does it affect their physical appearance, it also leads to severs health problems and affects their fertility rate. Another consequence of this feeling of inadequacy among women is their decision to go under the knife. Cosmetic surgeries are becoming more and more common among today's female generation. A study found that "nearly 11.7 million cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures were performed in the US in 2007 – which represents an increase of nearly 500% in the overall number of cosmetic procedures in the past ten years" (as cited in "Beauty At Any Cost", 2008, p....   [tags: confidence, sucess, unrealistic ideals]

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Beauty Is Not For Young And Healthy

- Wrinkles, sags, and gray hair seem to be the ultimate indication that youthfulness is no longer evident. These features are frowned upon and stereotyped negatively. Elders aren’t considered beautiful because of their obvious lack of looking young and healthy. In a simple sense, elders are not considered beautiful. Nobody strives to look like that old woman with white hair and sags underneath her eyes. “…Older persons are often depicted in negative socially constructed images and stereotypes. Older women are described as “the recluse/shut-in,” “severely impaired,” “dependent,” “disabled,” “the spinster,” “the shrew,” “despondent,” “vulnerable,” and “the self-centered elitist” (Cuddy and Fiske...   [tags: Old age, Gerontology, Ageing]

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History of Cosmetics

- If someone were to look at the Victorian society or the American society today, the makeup worn by the women would reflect the women’s lifestyles. Women in Victorian England, like American women today, were seen as more beautiful with makeup. However, the purpose and appearance of the makeup were different; paleness was the ideal then, whereas women today want a healthy glow. What is the significance of this difference. Alexandrina Victoria reigned over the British for a longer time than any other royalty in British history....   [tags: Beauty ]

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The History of Human Beauty

- Throughout history, civilizations have admired the beauty that the world has presented, but isn’t beauty held in the eye of the beholder. The word can be used to describe a variety of things. It can describe places, animals, objects, people and even ideas. However, the one beauty our society embraces today is human beauty. Because the perception of beauty differs from person to person, different ideas of beauty developed throughout history, which in turn formed standards for human beauty, and these standards have had a massive impact on today’s society....   [tags: Human Aesthetics]

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What does Beauty means ?

- Beauty. What does this word conjure up in your imagination. For most, the word “beauty” directly correlates to human aesthetics, specifically in women. The question is: why. Why do people link “beauty” to women more than to men, landscape or creatures. What is the source of the “manipulation” that connects beauty to feministic appearance. The American Heritage College Dictionary defines the word “beauty” as “[t]he quality that gives pleasure to the mind or senses…”. (125) Therefore the simple definition of “beauty” is just something that evokes a feeling of “pleasure” to a person when something strikes their taste....   [tags: attractiveness, beautiful appearence, ugly]

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Beauty Pageants are Degrading to Women

- There are over 100,000 beauty pageants held in the United States every year, and over 2.5 million girls, ranging from ages zero to mid-twenties all across America compete in these competitions. A bountiful amount of people all over the world feel that beauty pageants are degrading to women and objectify them. I support these pageants to an extent. I do not feel that toddler/ child beauty pageants are okay considering they teach girls at a young age that they have to compete to look better with other girls....   [tags: eating disorders, confidence]

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The Sacred and Profane in American Beauty

- ... Money is revered, feared, worshipped, and treated with the highest respect.” This reverence of money places its attainment as a sacred thing in and of itself, and Buddy's achievement of this powers his image as a sacred object. One of the most powerful aspects of the film is the exploration of the extent to which a person can be changed by their interaction with and connection to the sacred. The escape, even the perceived escape, from the profane can prove to be a force of immense and dangerous change....   [tags: motivation, social, durkheim]

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Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder... or is it?

- Your body is a battleground, and every calorie you gain is a new war. This is the message that the media seems to be sending to teens and adolescents everywhere. Our perception of beauty has changed drastically in the past few decades. Now, we do not think of people of all different shapes and sizes as being beautiful and unique. Instead, we picture tall and slender women with beautiful skin and shiny hair as well as tall, muscular men… the ones we see in magazines and billboards. Teens are bombarded with these kinds of images each day and what many don’t realize is that the images of the models and celebrities we see have a whole crew working to make them look that way....   [tags: ]

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The Last Hope for Beauty In Truth

- Literature, as does philosophy and art, follows a continuous wave; with every the crest of a new era, there is a trough from the pervious era. When a new age of style and ideals surfaces, the ideas are often directly against the ideas of the previous period. The Romantic period was an era of emotion, it was no longer about logic or preciseness as it was during the time of Enlightenment period. Both artists and poets of the Romantic period, like John Keats, focused on the expression of feeling and demonstrated an affinity for nature....   [tags: Literary Elements]

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The Complexity And Beauty Of Renaissance Art

- The Complexity and Beauty of Renaissance Art Sandro Botticelli 's Primavera is one of the most famous Renaissance paintings. Created in 1482 and sometimes called the Allegory of Spring, the Primavera, italian for spring, was commissioned by Medici family. At the time of the painting the Medici became a dominant banking family. Orange trees in the background are a representation of the Medici as their family crest contains oranges. The complexity and beauty incorporated into the work compel the viewer to enter Venus’s Garden....   [tags: Florence, Lorenzo de' Medici, Sandro Botticelli]

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The Everchanging Perception of Beauty

- What is beauty. It seems like a simple enough question, yet it has an extremely elusive, ever-changing answer according to American society. What is “popular” or “stylish” at the moment could be completely obsolete the next. This question has plagued societies for ages and continues to motivate women all over the world go to drastic lengths in their search for beauty. As women in remote Asian villages search to attain beauty by stretching their necks with heavy metal coils (Anitei) and women in America lie in enclosed melanoma-inducing tunnels of light so they can emerge gloriously tanned (Is Indoor Tanning Safe?), God has another, far more fulfilling plan for true beauty....   [tags: sex appeal, attractiveness]

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The Beauty Myth, by Naomi Wolf

- "Our culture is depicting sex as rape so that men and women will become interested in it." - Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth (1991) Feminists for decades have been battling against the media for depicting images of women that they consider to be demeaning and obscene for the sake of beauty. This quotation, taken from feminist best-seller, Naomi Wolf, puts into perspective the feminist views of the damage that media induces on its female consumers and the subliminal message it sends to both men and women....   [tags: feminist, rights, rape]

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Compare and Contrast: Beauty and Beast

- Most modern fairytales are expected to have happy endings and be appropriate for children, nonetheless, in past centuries most were gruesome. Consequently, fairytales have been modified throughout time. The stories “Beauty and the Beast” by Jeanne-Marie LePrince de Beaumont and “The Summer and Winter Garden” by Jacob and Wilherm Grimm share similarities and differences. The two stories are distinct because of the peculiar year they have been written in. LePrince de Beaumont’s story is written in London of 1783 and Grimm’s in Germany of 1812....   [tags: London, LePrince, Grimm]

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True Beauty for Cindy Jackson

- ... Most of the societies define beauty by the color of skin, eyes, body shape, and appearance. On the other hand, some societies may think that physical appearance is not important as appearance may change over time, but the beauty of our heart will never change. Therefore, beauty can be broken down into two categories: outer beauty and inner beauty. Outer beauty simply refer to a person’s appearance, this include their face, hair, skin color, body shape and even clothing. Inner beauty demonstrate by the real personality of a person, which include love, kindness, empathy, sympathy, wisdom and etc....   [tags: dream, procedures, comestic, barbie]

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A Vision Of True Beauty

- Through the course of Plato’s dialogues, his vision of Eros evolves through different stages. Socrates says that the path to achieving a vision of true beauty is to follow stages which will lead to the highest form of beauty, through the development of reason. The author David Roochnik explains that “Philosophy attempts to articulate the vision of beauty itself and thereby to satisfy the highest human desire. Only beauty itself, understood as an object of human Eros, can produce a satisfying logos....   [tags: Soul, Plato, Life, Virtue]

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Society Is the Problem: The Beauty Standard

- There are over seven billion people on earth and every single one looks different. No matter how much people say that being different is unique, they are wrong. Society has set a beauty standard, with the help of the media and celebrities, that makes people question their looks. This standard is just a definition of what society considers being “beautiful.” This idea is one that mostly everyone knows about and can relate to. No one on this planet is exactly the same, but people still feel the need to meet this standard....   [tags: social pressure to be physically perfect]

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Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder

- Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder The Industrial Era was a time of significant change. While many argue the exact dates this Era began around 1760 and ended sometime between 1820 and 1840. This revolution began in England and soon spread to Western Europe and the United States. As Robert E. Lucas Jr., a Noble Peace Prize winner, stated: "For the first time in history, the living standards of the masses of ordinary people have begun to undergo sustained growth ... Nothing remotely like this economic behavior is mentioned by the classical economists, even as a theoretical possibility.” Not only where these changes evident in the growing of cities and factories from the previous rural living a...   [tags: Claude Monet's Boulevard Saint-Denis]

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Beauty And The Beast By Deborah Strayed

- Beauty Inside “I’m a twenty-six-year-old man, exceptional only in that I’m incredibly ugly.” Says Beast with a Limp (Strayed 149). Beast with a Limp is man who was born with a blood disorder that makes him look different. He has “physical deformities and joint abnormalities” (149), Beauty with a Limp wrote to Cheryl Strayed, a famous author, who responds with an essay form called “Beauty and the Beast” from her book Tiny Beautiful Things. He believes that since he’s not attractive he won’t find true romantic love and he’s questioning himself if he should continue moving forward or if he should give up....   [tags: Love, Interpersonal relationship, Romance]

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Beauty Is The Ultimate Advantage

- Although it is fundamental to human nature to be attracted to physical beauty and this beauty deserves to be recognized, the extent to which we as a society value it and hold it accountable for success in life inaccurately leads us to believe beauty is the ultimate advantage in life. The aspiration to possess physical beauty today drives people, especially women, to go to extremes in the hope of finally being beautiful enough to satisfy the expectations of others, especially the media. Humans are naturally attracted to beauty, especially in other humans....   [tags: Physical attractiveness]

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The Culture Of Beauty And Courtship

- The Nacirema tribe has been put under scrutiny because of their strange believes and ritual practices. However, after studying certain aspects of their rituals and daily practices it has become clear that beauty and courtship is the driving force behind many of the things they do. In the Nacirema culture they believe that they body is flawed at birth. However most do not partake in adjusting their flaws until they are much older. The members of this tribe will take drastic measure to fixes their flaws to achieve the beauty they desire....   [tags: Human skin color, Skin, Sun, Woman]

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The Importance of Inner Beauty

- “Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder” This saying first appeared in the 3rd century BC in Greek. It didn't appear in its current form in print until the 19th century, but in the meantime there were various written forms that expressed much the same thought. This famous saying implies that everyone has their own definition and recognition of beauty. What is seen as a marvel to one person might be the complete opposite to another, just like a dress that I found very beautiful but my Mum found it not at all nice which explains the saying “One man’s garbage is another man’s treasurer” (Aighearach).Beauty… some people believe that beauty is all physical, having great looks, having all the guys...   [tags: love]

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Immorality of Beauty Pageant Industry

- Look at her as she trots on stage with her lively curls and perfectly applied make up to match her petite fitting dress. She is only a toddler and has being participating in pageants since birth. Most beauty pageants are for young girls stretching from the ages of 3 months until the age of 18. They are entered to participate in contests that judge them on how well they appear, communicate, and perform in front of an audience. Young girls are being placed in clothing that is overly provocative for them to be wearing at such a young age....   [tags: sexy dresses for very young girls]

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Ugliness of Glitz Beauty Pageants

- “Pretty isn’t beauty. Pretty is how you look; Beauty is who you are. Pretty is in the face and body; Beauty is in the heart, mind, and soul. Pretty fades; beauty grows.” Michael Josephson emphasizes the difference between pretty and beauty. Unfortunately, the problem with young girls participating in glitz beauty pageants is that they are sadly being misguided. Glitz beauty pageants sexualize small children. Glitz beauty pageants exhibit “princesses by proxy.” Glitz beauty pageants sabotage young girls’ self-confidence....   [tags: sexualize, self-confidence, toddlers and tiaras ]

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The Ugly Side of Beauty Pageants

- Author Mary Howitt’s famous children’s rhyme says: “Will you walk into my parlor said the spider to the fly. ‘Tis the prettiest little parlor that ever you did spy. The way into my parlor is up a winding stair, and I’ve a many curious things to show when you are there.” Like the fly, young girls are lured into a fanciful web of illusion and false hope. Beauty pageants are a complex snare of mental and physical stress, financial burdens, time consuming hours, and unrealistic beauty features. Beauty pageants are unnecessary activities that possess a unique history....   [tags: pegaent, depression, mental stress]

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The Effect Of Beauty On Society

- Nowadays it is almost impossible to avoid from exposure of advertisements. Since most of people are exposed by the advertisements, the society is influences by them and the values sold by them. In Jean Kilbourne’s essay, she asserts that “[i]t sells values, images, and concepts of love and sexuality, romance, success, and, perhaps most important, normalcy” (126). According to Kilbourne, the society is affected by the advertising advertisers not only sell their products but also sell the value and one of the most popular values that the advertisers sell is beauty....   [tags: Advertising, Marketing, Graphic design]

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The Misperception Of Fighting Beauty Bias

- The misperception of fighting beauty bias Is it a crime to be born beautiful. For some, the answer is perhaps yes. From women such as the mythical character Helen of Troy, historical figure Cleopatra to scandalous socialite, Wallis Simpson or even Marilyn Monroe, the tragedies and misfortunes that they endured are often believed to be the repercussions of their gifted beauty. However, in today’s world, not all of these features of physical attractiveness are victimized. For example, The Beauty Bias claims that being born beautiful is now more likely to be considered as an advantage in the competitive job market....   [tags: Human physical appearance, Physical attractiveness]

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Philosophy: Beauty is not Morality

- Throughout history, beauty has been seen as a value to humans. Beauty practices start as far back as foot binding and continues up to today with cosmetic surgeries such as liposuction. On every billboard, magazine, and commercial citizens are reminded that they are not as physically attractive as they could be and there is a solutions to their problem. In his analysis of beauty, Kant states that beauty is morality. Despite the fact physical beauty is highly valued in society, it is not the driving factor when it comes to determining morality and making ethical judgments....   [tags: Kant, cosmetic surgeries]

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The Effect Of Beauty On Society

- Nowadays, it is almost impossible to avoid exposure to advertisements. Since most of people are exposed to the advertisements, the advertisements and the values that they sell influence the society. In Jean Kilbourne’s essay, she asserts that “[a]dvertising sells values, images, and concepts of love and sexuality, romance, success, and, perhaps most important, normalcy” (126). According to Kilbourne, the advertisers sell not only their products but also the values and one of the most popular values that the advertisers sell is beauty....   [tags: Advertising, Graphic design, Marketing, Brand]

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Impact Of Globalization On Feminine Beauty

- Question I am very interested with the idea that identity is not fixed, that it becomes something flexible and is therefore able to change and transform. I want to find out more about what influences personhood within different cultural contexts in an interconnected world. The question that I came up with is “how does globalization influence feminine beauty from society to society?” It originated from the textbook question “how does the concept of personhood vary from society to society?” (Robbins, Cummings et al....   [tags: Culture, Globalization, China, Sociology]

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The Flawless Beauty And Intelligent Knowledge

- I have been asked by my friends to choose either between the flawless beauty and intelligent knowledge. At first glance, this question is seemingly too obvious to answer that everybody would choose the flawless beauty, but looking more deeply into our generation today, I would choose the intelligent knowledge. Why. First, and foremost, I grew up in a family where everybody values knowledge, which helps me triumph over every obstacle, rather than my immaterial appearance. And that concept somehow imbedded in my mind....   [tags: Surgery, Plastic surgery, Hospital]

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The Study of Male Beauty

- Many artists started experimenting with new styles of art throughout the Baroque Ages to the present time. These paintings and sculptures were famous for the detailed work and the beauty of art. To define male beauty, these arts have simplified the creativity in masculinity. For centuries, the art of male beauty has been constantly changing and the portrayal of men has become more feminine in many artworks. These changes in these artworks were caused by the increase of time that has passed and the occurrences that had influenced people to associate these experiences through their masterpieces....   [tags: sculptures,artwork, louis XIV, baroques ages]

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Beauty : You Are Beautiful

- Operation Beauty: You Are Beautiful There is a saying “Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.” What one individual considers beautiful may not be beautiful to another. Many people in this world have their own definition of what beauty is. Beauty can come from inside or the outside. To me, beauty is not only something that pleases the eyes. Beauty is a quality that pleases or delights the senses or mind. Unfortunately, society makes it nearly impossible to see our own beauty. Most girls are inclined to take a quick look into a compact mirror or run a few fingers through their hair, sizing themselves up with the nearest advertisement featuring a flawless bottle blonde....   [tags: Hans Christian Andersen, The Ugly Duckling]

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The Beauty Detox Solution and Foods

- “The connection between food and beauty is incredibly powerful. Just by changing the foods you eat you can radically change the way you look and feel” (Snyder, 2013). Kimberly Snyder is the author of the Beauty Detox Solution and Beauty Detox Foods. While backpacking for three years throughout 50 countries, she learned how health and beauty are viewed. Because of her fascination with what she learned, she became a certified nutritionist when she returned to the United States (Snyder, 2013). Not only has she shared her health tips on Good Morning America and the Dr....   [tags: american diet, detox solution, kimberly synder]

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Beauty And The Beast Of Advertising

- If a group of people were to walk around Times Square in New York City, they would see hundreds of different women and gather different opinions about them. Image is an important part of fashion, especially for females. Men have a standard that they can dress for unlike women who always say something about themselves through their clothing. It is because of the pressure to impress that women conceive a self-deprecating view. The two essays both describe the image of women; yet in “Beauty… and the Beast of Advertising,” Jean Kilbourne shares how advertisements influence the self images of women while in “Wears Jumpsuit....   [tags: Woman, Female, Gender, Girl]

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The Beauty Of A Barbie Doll

- Barbie is today’s beauty ideals packaged up into a cardboard box to be sold to millions of young girls around the world. Barbie has long blond hair, blue eyes, fair skin and a slim, shapely body. When girls become teenagers and grow out of playing with dolls, Barbie passes the responsibility of defining contemporary beauty standards to the media. The media ensues by placing this image throughout north american magazines, runways, and film. With such prevalent broadcasting adolescent girls have begun to describe “the “ideal girl” as being 5’7”, 100 pounds, size 5, with long blonde hair and blue eyes...” (Strasburger 400)....   [tags: Anorexia nervosa, Bulimia nervosa]

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The Media 's Image Of Beauty

- Racism. Colorism. Self-hatred. White Supremacy. These are all the effects left from slavery and as time passes by generation after generation are still being taught such deplorable ideals. Many may argue that racism is not a shared notion of the majority or it is not as relevant in our modern society, but in reality it is just as prevalent as it was for our country’s African American ascendants. In today’s society black people are granted equal rights as Americans, so how we are still being is chained down by the slave mentality....   [tags: Black people, Race, African American, Racism]

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Deconstructing the Idea of Beauty

- In her controversial bestseller Beauty Myth, Naomi Wolf argues how culture’s images of beauty found on television, magazines, advertisements and pornography are detrimental to women. She exposes the unrealistic and impossible standards of female beauty that create insecurity and self hatred that can be easily exploited by glossy magazine pictures, fashion world, Hollywood, diets and plastic surgery industries. Wolf demonstrates that the concept of “beauty” is a created weapon that is used to make women feel badly about themselves because realistically not everyone can live up to the ideal template....   [tags: Literary Review]

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The Media Representation Of Beauty

- The media representation of what it means to be beautiful in society has largely impacted the way in which males and females think of themselves. As times have changed, society looks at beauty with a different facet. In early ages, beauty was based on physical attractiveness, whereas, today beauty is reflected through wealth, social status, race, age and sexual orientation. We have become obsessed with the idea of looking and being perfect from the way we dress and our shape of our bodies. With the media becoming so prevalent in society individuals have become disconnected with one another and have set out to be better than the last through competitions....   [tags: Gender, Woman, African American, Female]

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Propaganda from the Beauty Industry

- There are so many forms of propaganda that surround our lives on a every day basis, and these negative messages persuade and shape our thoughts of perfection, of who we are, and who we ought to be. The beauty industry and its’ advertisements is one type of propaganda that ultimately characterizes the way we think of ourselves. The media is relentless in reminding us every chance they get why women need to be perfect and what we need to achieve that. There is endless pressure as women to have a perfect body and appearance....   [tags: undergarments, appearance, perception]

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The True Definition of Beauty

- Beauty, as defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is the qualities in a person, or a thing that give pleasure to the senses or the mind. If asked to describe beauty, there’s no doubt that a great number of minds would fly straight to the images of the countless women whose elegant faces and long, slender bodies have been plastered everywhere from Times Square to the fashion magazines on their coffee tables. So what does that really mean and why is it that everyone’s perception of beauty is the same....   [tags: Personal Qualitites, Pleasure, Human Mind]

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Is Beauty a Social Construct?

- ... Dr.Nancy Etcoff write’s “Manipulation of honest signals works even in the animal kingdom. Birds given extra tail feathers and brighter plumage were more successful at mating than their naturally attired competitors.” Women's fashion has constantly drawn attention to the waist with corsets, wide belts, hip huggers, and crop tops. In fact, corsets have been a fashion constant for five hundred years and they’ve flooded women’s advertisements. In so and so folana writes "Corsets and coiffures-that’s where I put my money....   [tags: fashion, jean kilbourne]

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Beauty Is Defined By Society

- Exquisitely long legs, unrestricted by the page’s dimensions, stretch across a magazine. Flawless mannequins, blind to disproportion, illuminate store windows. Breathtaking photos, unfettered by a single blemish, pervade social media. Beauty is defined by the distorted criteria manifested by society. How is an individual affected by living in a society governed by this slanted definition of beauty. How is a woman supposed to flaunt her legs when they’re merely stubs in comparison to the model’s in Cosmopolitan....   [tags: Psychology, Mental disorder, Sociology]

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Ancient Greece's Obsession with Beauty

- Ancient Greece was one of the most important civilizations in the history of mankind. Ancient Greece spanned thousands of years, beginning in 1100 BC and ending with the end of the Hellenistic period in 146 BC. Ancient Greece made many contributions to the modern world, such as language, politics, philosophy, science, art, architecture, beauty, and much more. Beauty now a days is in most cases considered as how pretty something looks on the outside. Most people these days look at outer beauty rather than inner beauty....   [tags: Ancient Greece Essays]

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The Meaning Behind the Beauty

- Throughout history, women have been looked upon as sources of beauty. From medieval times, the women that are remembered and well-documented in poetry and story-telling are presumably all one thing: beautiful. A woman’s beauty does not simply represent their physical beauty, but the knowledge, power, personality, and even hardships that woman has endured. Strong, significant women from this time and prior periods have entire works of literature dedicated to their beauty and appearance. Goddesses, such as Aphrodite or Venus, the Virgin Mary, Nature; these women are central figures in the beginning of the Anno Domini era, through medieval literature, all the way to present day....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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Perpetuating Perceptions Of Western Beauty

- Perpetuating Perceptions of Western Beauty The influence of present day mass media over the perception of beauty is increasing with the expanding industry of facial cosmetic production and the advancement in medical beauty enhancement. However, mass media advertisements appear to be predominantly dictated by "Western beauty" as they promote the desire for fair skin and "Occidental" facial features worldwide. In this paper, I will explore the consequential effects on Asian women as mass media continues to globally perpetuate the communities ' culturally and racially established perceptions of beauty....   [tags: Human skin color, Race, Sun tanning]

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The Beauty Academy Of Kabul

- On November 7th at the Indiana University Cinema, I had the opportunity to watch an intriguing documentary called The Beauty Academy of Kabul, which was eye opening in terms of gender oppression. The main purpose of the film was to portray the role that beauty has in these women’s lives who live in Kabul and how it empowers them and allows them to be independent in a certain aspect of their lives. In the documentary, women from America travel to Kabul and create a school where they rigorously teach Afghan women the techniques that are found in beauty parlors....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Education, Teacher]

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Beauty Pageants: Right or Wrong?

- "Welcome to the world of spray tans, Tammy Faye makeup, big-hair wigs and swimsuit competitions. Miss America. Not exactly." (themomblog.ocregister.com) This is the reality to some children under the age of six in America. This is not the way childhood should be viewed or lived like. There are many different types of beauty pageants in today’s society. The ages range from three weeks old to eighteen years old. Beauty pageants make up a good part in our life, because we are always judging on looks and not what’s on the inside....   [tags: Social Issues]

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The Reality Of Beauty Pageants

- They all work together to create an entertaining reality show about online dating. These narratives also exist outside the world of Catfish. They have been scripted into our media to frame how we are today. Beauty has been and always will be a large narrative in our society. From a young age we are taught beauty standards and we constantly have these standards shown to us in the media. We are shown beauty pageants, modeling competitions and even transformation shows(make over shows). Just about every printed image we are shown is photo shopped....   [tags: Love, English-language films]

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The Perception Of Feminine Beauty

- The perception of the "ideal beauty" is an arbitrary and abstract concept that is constantly being modified as a result of the times. People are influenced by the images they see in the media to determine what the ideal beauty is. The media is manipulative and deceptive in nature, and it continues to carry harmful suggestions about ideal beauty despite the concrete evidence of damaging effects to people of all ages. Fortunately, it seems there may be shifts in the media that are beginning to portray men and women more realistically....   [tags: Body shape, Anorexia nervosa, Eating disorders]

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The Beauty Of Black Women

- “When my skin is lighter, I just feel prettier.” (Major 2014) “Being lighter shows you belong to a different place on the social ladder.” (Elsa 2014) This is the thought process that many darker-skinned women have, especially African American females. It’s prevalent especially in our generation due to presence of the media in our lives. We begin to idolize lighter skin and eye color characteristics, thin nose and lips, and desire a different hair texture. The media very much changes our perception of ourselves and our standards of beauty....   [tags: Black people, African American, Human skin color]

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A Picture of Sleeping Beauty

- A Picture of Sleeping Beauty Born in Scotland in 1874, Anne Anderson was a famous British writer and illustrator for children’s books. As a child, Anne grew up in Argentina but spent her adult years in England. Anne Anderson married a painter, Alan Wright, in 1912. Together they worked on numerous books and illustrations. Anne Anderson has a unique sense of style that uses line drawings and watercolors. Her works are usually delicate and lightly drawn in either black and white or color. Although the date of Anne Anderson’s death is unknown, it is thought to be around the year 1936....   [tags: Article Analysis ]

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Beauty Pageants: Helpful or Harmful?

- There has always been controversy as to whether beauty pageants are good for young girls. Beauty pageants are not something young girls should participate in. Of course any parent would be proud of their little girl if they won a beauty contest because beauty pageants would help little girls to be comfortable around adults, give them a chance to win money and teach them the importance of friendly competition; however, there are downsides such as the amount of money that must be spent, the harsh competitive hours and training girls must go through, and most importantly the emotional and physical damage in can cause in the long run....   [tags: young girls, training, physical damage]

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The Study of Beauty: Cosmetology

- ... helping me get the word out. Not only by words but I can show pictures of what I can actually do. I’m young and I have questions about what I have to do to become more knowable of being successful such as: What salary can I earn. What not to do with real hair. What are some of the best products for hair out. How long can weave last in someone’s hair. The commitment in going to school for this field. How much will I have to lose or sacrifice business wise. I plan to research the study of beauty by internet, books, magazines, and interviews....   [tags: career choices, opportunities]

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The Beauty Of Plastic Surgery

- In the world we live in, society somehow always admired beauty. Today women insecurities are focused mainly on impossible high standards of beauty, which causes self-esteem and confidence problems. We see beautiful people everywhere in public, television, and magazines. The flawless appearance of people drive humans insane. The beauty standards manipulates people self-esteem causing them to oversee the natural beauty of themselves. According to some people, Sandra expresses “Nicole Casto was unhappy with the way she looked and determined to do something about it” (2004)....   [tags: Surgery, Plastic surgery, Reconstructive surgery]

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Mythological Strategies In “Sleeping Beauty”

- Most people have a general knowledge of what mythology is, such as Greek and Roman gods and goddesses. However when applied to literature, it takes on an entirely different meaning. Archetypes and symbols are methods commonly used by authors to unify their stories without blatantly stating the theme of the work. They drop subtle hints that lead into the universal meaning that the work revolves around to engage the reader and force them to think in a new way. In his short story “Sleeping Beauty”, Walt Disney uses archetypes and symbols to demonstrate the expectations in modern society and the happy ending that many people today strive after....   [tags: Mythology, Fairy Tales]

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Racial Segregation in Beauty Pageants

- ... Now, into the 21st century, Nina Davuluri of Indian descent, otherwise known as Miss America 2014, is not treated any differently. To take home the crown in the Miss America competition, one basic rule states that the contestant must have virtuous character and health. Therefore, to presume that Nina transpires to be a terrorist is vacuous. Nina would not even be allowed to enter the Miss America pageant, let alone win it, if Nina had immoral virtues or motives. Similarly, in a case that Nina has Muslim or Arabic citizenship, Nina would not be eligible to apply because a Miss America contestant must be a US citizen....   [tags: discrimination, miss america, competition]

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Hidden Themes in "American Beauty"

- In American movies there are many times basic plots, hidden themes and subliminal messages. Most of the time the producer is trying to make a point that is not clear to the audience. American Beauty is one such movie. The movie contains affection in two homosexual neighbors, a homophobic father, and a mysterious relationship between an average man and his teen neighbor. American Beauty focuses on the last year of Lester Burnham’s life. Lester Burnham (Kevin Spacey) is married to Carolyn Burnham (Annette Betting), and their marriage is picture perfect on the outside, but the perfection is only superficially....   [tags: Movie Review, Film Review]

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Beauty as Portrayed in Literature

- The novel, The Bluest Eye, written by Toni Morrison is about a year in the life of an eleven year old girl from Ohio, Pecola Breedlove, who undergoes feelings of rejection, inferiority and self-deprecation because of the racism in her society. Toni Morrison presents with this, the notion that America lives under a stereotype which suggests that to be accepted in a community, one has to be what society considers beautiful, in this case, white. It was written in 1970, therefore is considered a part of the contemporary literature which represents works written after World War II....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Purpose Behind Beauty Pageants

- Many people are against beauty pageants, because people think that pageants are sexist, judgmental, and degrading of women. Do beauty pageants still serve their purpose in society. Yes, many contestants gain a lot by doing pageants. Contestants of any age and gender have their benefits from doing pageants. “Three parents who were interviewed put their children into pageants because they have birth defects. ‘Her plastic surgeon thinks it’s wonderful because he sees parents hide their children with a facial defect,’ according to one mother, whose daughter has a cleft palate....   [tags: sexist, judgmental, degrading, women]

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The Ugly and Beauty Inside

- ... Liesel is filled with such hatred for this woman afterwards because she does not understand why people as wealthy as the mayor and his wife cannot pay Rosa anymore. Liesel attacks Ilsa for being wealthy and arrogant and it is after this moment that Liesel decides to start stealing books from the Mayor’s home. Rosa Hubermann’s “ugliness” in The Book Thief is much more noticeable due to her dirty mouth and her lack of expressing love. From the beginning of the book, Rosa is harsh towards Liesel and does not give her a comforting feeling when she first arrives at her new home in Molching....   [tags: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak]

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Sociocultural Standards of Feminine Beauty

- Introduction Mass media can be defined as the means of communication that reaches and influences a mass market in a short time (“thefreedictionary”). Some examples of media platforms used to deploy mass media messages are televisions, newspapers, the internet, social networking sites, magazines, and the radio. Mass media messages can come in the form of videos, audios, pictures and even words. Most people are an audience to mass media daily, and we take in all sorts of information, sometimes without even realising it....   [tags: mass media, body image]

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Is Sleeping Beauty Our Solution?

- Gene therapy is a procedure that applies genes to treat disorders, which have hereditary, viral or cancerous origin. Evidence of its humble beginnings can be found in the paper written by Stanfield Roger’s who in 1966 uncovered the ability of Shope rabbit papilloma virus to code for arginase. A mere 10 years later he was administering the virus to children suffering from argininemia “in the hope of replacing their genetically deficient enzymes” (Roger’s, 1976, p66). As stated by the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications (2014, Para 1), the three gene therapy approaches currently under investigation are the removal of a mutated gene causing impairment, replacement of a d...   [tags: Gene Therapy, Disorders, Hereditary, Cancer]

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Hymn to Intellectual Beauty

- Let’s face it. In our complicated lives who really cares about nature and beauty. Marred by the pressures of responsibilities and expectations, most of us never stop and smell the roses nor do we stop and think about how simply wonderful the world is. However, Percy Shelley does. In his “Hymn to Intellectual Beauty,” Shelley reflects upon the awesome power of beauty and his relation to it as a humble servant, one who cherishes it and respects it but will never hoard and control it. Projected in a rhyme scheme of ABBAACCADDEE for seven stanzas, Shelley explores the character of beauty, the role of beauty, and his relation to the spirit of beauty....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Percy Shelley]

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Developing Ideals of Beauty

- The ideal of beauty is defined as an amalgamation of qualities that delight the sight or other senses. More narrowly defined, beauty can be described as an assessment of attractiveness subjective to cultural standards (Alam & Dover). Beauty is said to be seen through the eye of the beholder, varying drastically across centuries and cultures. There is no specific origin of the development of the idea of beauty, but it has been noted that ideals of beauty emerged during the ancient times of the Egyptians and the Romans....   [tags: proportion, standards, appearance]

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Boycott Beauty Companies Now

- Women’s beauty is becoming more and more influence by beauty companies. Most beauty companies that highly influence women are those that are adjusted to idealizing thin, flawless, malnutrition models. This sort of promotion around the world is causing society to pass down a primitive teaching of beauty that our backward ancestors had preached and passed down from their ancestors as well. Instead of encouraging the younger generations to idealize the typical skinny Caucasian celebrity woman, society should be more supportive of all type of physical beauty....   [tags: distorted self image]

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Does Beauty Bring Happiness?

- Plato emphasizes that "human being naturally desires the happiness"(Pg.34). People live for achieving happiness and in every part of their lives they chase happiness. There are many things to make a person happy and humans try to add them in their life frequently. Also beauty can be a significant factor while being happy and it is a complicated subject that has been questioned since the beginning of human being. Many intelligent thinkers try to explain it and assert the importance of beauty in a person's life....   [tags: influence, happiness, society, halo effect]

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Beauty, Media And Culture

- Beauty, Media and Culture How the popular culture influences ideas about beauty among either women, men, or both. Here in America, the conventional definition of beauty is what is perceptible in any form of our popular culture. This includes television, movies, music videos, billboards, fashion blogs, social media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter), as well as anything ran on print and in mainstream media. The business strategy that is often used in these forms of media is that, women’s bodies are often used as a tool for advertising products that are entirely not related to the items in play, for instance, fancy cars, liquor, as well as guns (Kitch 56)....   [tags: Mass media, Advertising, Mainstream, News media]

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Inner and Outer Beauty

- Beautiful is a praising and admiring description which most people would love to hear about themselves. Although some people believe inner beauty is more important than outer beauty, the truth is that most people love outer beauty. As stated by Emerson, “if eyes were made for seeing, then beauty is its own excuse for being” (“Ralph Waldo Emerson,” par. 28). People not only want to be beautiful, but they also tend to seek physical attractiveness. In fact, this is a culture consumed by beauty and attractiveness (Bennett, par.3)....   [tags: Sociology, Power, Attractiveness]

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Without Makeup: Inner Beauty

- Beauty is something that many in this world strive to attain. One of the reasons that there are so many people with low self-esteem can be traced back to the early years of their development, a time when they come into their own and learn who they actually are. If not for the pressures of a “perfect” beauty, one could live a considerably happier life. The beauty of a women's face has been described throughout history; the term "beauty" has evolved over time and it is not until recently that woman have been told that they must have the latest trends in cosmetics or they will be overlooked....   [tags: low self-steem, Elle, personality]

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On Beauty in a State

- On Beauty in a State I once heard the comment "beauty can save the world". This struck me as whimsical because I had always thought of beauty as pleasing and enjoyable and that's about it. But then I read Plato's Republic. His thoughts on beauty gave me new things to consider. To Plato, the presence of beauty in a state is the measure of the most important qualities of the state, primarily justice. In our day, beauty is often synonymous with such words as loveliness, attractiveness, charm, splendor, elegance, or magnificence....   [tags: Papers]

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Beauty and Body Image

- ... They will only learn to appreciate women only for sex appeal, increase of harassment, and demand for child pornography. It is devastating to our society and what has brought forth to the generations. The media has standards that are unfeasible for what the children and women are seeking for, “normal” body weight, and how your appearance should look like. Everyday the media is revealing more and more. The beauty and body image of a person is constantly changing and everyone does their best to keep up with it....   [tags: media portrayal of perfection, effects]

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Beauty Therapist Service Model

- The purpose of this academic allocation is to construct a “services model” that supplements the traditional “hard product” model. While the focus for this endeavor is designing a model that performs services strategically and innovatively. Creativity and customer interactivity is also very important to achieve maximum levels of success. Beauty therapist also known as Aestheticians are specialized individuals that dedicate their lives to providing hard services for men and women that focus on beauty treatments for hairstyling, nail care, skin care, and electrology....   [tags: Career Research ]

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Ad Analysis- Beauty Campaign

- As you look in the mirror what do you see. Do you focus on your natural beauty or your flaws. Nearly everyone in today’s society can think of at least one feature they wish to change about themselves, whether it is their face structure, losing weight, or even changing the colour of their hair. This is because every day the world is covered with advertisements on television, magazines or billboards featuring flawless men, women and children. From this, society is expected to adhere to this unrealistic standard of beauty- to be tall, thin, and young, with long hair, ideally blonde, a flawless complexion and symmetrical facial features....   [tags: Face Structure, Losing Weight, Body Image]

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