Unless you’re a supermodel, trying on swimsuits likely leaves you depressed and in a sour mood. But you’re not alone — research now finds that even thinking about the self-esteem-crushing ritual can have the same effect.
While the average American woman is five-foot-four, weighs 164 pounds and wears a size 14 to 16, you’d never know it by looking at magazine covers or shopping in many clothing stores. But that seems to be changing.
A couple of generations ago, preparing meals was pretty much the job of the woman of the house. But that has changed with more women entering into the workplace and male celebrity chefs making the kitchen a safe place for the fellows to embrace.
Despite the well-known skin cancer risks associated with indoor tanning, a new study at a midwestern university showed 93 percent of the young women there used tanning beds within the past year, with a fifth doing so 50 times or more.