There’s No Such Thing As Perfect Hair…

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Contrary to what you might think when looking at style magazines, your favorite actors and celebrities, and pictures of supermodels on billboards, no one has perfect hair. We all have at least a couple of issues with our hair that we would love to sort out, and that goes for everyone from the Hollywood star to the stay-at-home mom with six kids. It’s how we deal with those problems that counts. Here are a few of the most common hair problems that more people have than you might think – and some suggestions on how to overcome them.

Dry hair

When you spend half your life trying to keep your hair looking clean and lustrous, it’s going to leave a mark. The reality is if you shampoo too often with the wrong type of products, you will strip your hair and scalp of its natural oils, resulting in dryness and dullness. The solution? Stop washing daily, and find a suitable shampoo with a pH number somewhere between 5 and 6. You only need to wash your hair three times a week, to allow your oil glands to stimulate themselves – and the occasional overnight moisturizer and hot oil treatment will help you defeat your dry hair problems.

Oily/greasy hair

People with oily and greasy hair have an overproducing oil gland, which pumps way too much sebum from the sebaceous glands. If you have dank and oily hair, it can be difficult to keep your hair looking clean and lustrous, so try some formulated shampoo that targets sebum production, and you will find things will settle down.

Thin hair

Some people have thin hair thanks to their genetics, while others might lose it during times of stress, hormonal changes, or illness. Either way, when you have thin or thinning hair, it can be incredibly difficult to try out different styles and looks. There are a few solutions. In the short-term, why not look around for some of the best hair extensions for people with thinning hair? Then it’s a case of using specialized hair loss shampoo that adds nutrition and cleans up to the residues that can often cause hair loss. You should also avoid using heated hair products – including hot hair dryers – which can worsen your hair loss.

Frizzy hair

Frizzy hair can be a nightmare to control, style, and care for – but it’s far from impossible once you understand what products you need to use. Frizzy hair happens when your hair lacks moisture, and some people are born with it. Let’s be clear – frizzy hair isn’t always a problem – and can look incredible. But if you are looking for ways to tame your unruly frizzes, make sure you talk to your stylist about getting hair products specifically for your hair type. There are mild relaxing serums available, for instance, which will help flatten things out for a night out.

Gray hair

Finally, you can’t stop the passing of time. And while gray hair is something to be embraced – we like to call it silver – it can often be more brittle and unruly than younger, full-colored hair. Avoid using permanent dyes, as they tend to cause more problems than they are worth. Instead, stick to softer, semi or demi-permanent dyes.


Top 10 Biggest Home Seller Challenges In UK

Handing Over the House Keys in Front of Sold New Home Against a Blue Sky

Selling houses faster is no less than a challenge and thus you need to deal with it tactically. Even after finding a direct property buyer, your house might not get sold quickly. Therefore, you should try to create a checklist including all obstacles that can make your house-selling difficult.

This checklist is nothing but a part of proper house-selling preparations and thus you should never miss-out the same. You can take healthy suggestions or pieces of advice from an expert so that you can sell your house fast and in a hassle-free manner.

Some prominent challenges of home-selling in UK:

  • Controlling emotions: Though it is pretty difficult controlling emotions still you have to suppress your emotions in order to sell your house fast. Controlling emotions especially in case of house-selling is one of the biggest challenges.
  • Home pricing: Some people are so greedy that they overpriced their houses and this creates a great trouble in easy and quick sale-out. Therefore, you should quote only a legitimate price on the basis of market research.
  • Finding the good realtor: It is pretty challenging finding the best realtor’s otherwise your house will not be properly marketed and sold. Online-surfing is the best solution for getting the best near your place.
  • Local market conditions: Since market-conditions are subjected to continuous change, therefore, you have to keep proper update over the same so that you can get the deal completed conveniently.
  • Making home ready: You should make your home ready otherwise you might lose the deal. It is not only about maintaining the external part only rather you also need to take good care of the internal part as well.
  • Unrealistic buyers: You should know how to shortlist potential house-buyers. Fake buyers should not be entertained at all. In this case, you can definitely rely on background verification of the purchasers.
  • Fixing best-time for selling: The correct selling-time cannot be decided from the very beginning. This is a great trouble and you have to handle it strategically. You should make a detailed survey in order to know the time when the real-estate demand is higher.
  • Passing of inspections: Preparation of Inspection reports involves a lot of time and thus you have to wait till the reports come. In the meantime, even if the interested buyer wants to buy the house nothing can be done. This is because it is very much essential submitting inspection-reports along with other house-related documents.
  • Receiving satisfying bank-appraisal: If the purchaser does not have enough cash in hand for buying your house then he has to wait for bank’s loan-approval and this might involve a lot of time.
  • Closing the deal: Deal-closing is really full of challenges and thus you should know the best tactics of handling the same. Different legalized formalities need to be completed for making any deal of house-selling closed.

These are the few commonest issues that can make your house-selling pretty challenging. You got to clear all these issues if you want to sell your house fast and safely.

Everything You Need To Know About The Culture Of Bali


Bali is a magical place to go on holiday. It is said to have been first inhabited around 2000 BC, and because of that, its cultural roots run very deep. If you’d like to know about them, here’s the most important things to be learned about this incredible island, otherwise known as “The Island of the Gods.”

Hindu Influence

The Indonesian Archipelago was touched by Hindu influences dating right back to the first century. Now, although we can’t know the true answer, there are two theories about the arrival of Hinduism. One says that South Indian sea traders brought Hinduism to the people. While the second belief says that Indonesian royalty were the first people to grasp onto the Indian religion and culture, and because of that, so did everyone else.

Balinese Dance

Bali is very famous for leaving westerners with their mouths wide open by their dramatic dances. There is nothing random or accidental by the moves that they create though, they all tell a story of drama by using the whole body to convey emotion. At times it can be very serious and heavy, filled with pain and history. While other times it can be to put on a show of entertainment. The Balinese learn the dances from a very young age, being taught the moves with their hands before they’re even able to walk.

Pencak Silat (Martial Arts)

This is a type of martial arts that originated in Indonesia, and it was used by the freedom fighters when they were battling through their struggles against the Dutch colonists. While it was extremely popular at the time, when Indonesia gained its independence, the art then got lost, and the youth replaced it with commercial styles like taekwondo and karate.

Pencak silat wasn’t only used as a form of physical defense. It was actually said that it was a way of reaching a higher psychological power. Although weaponry was used alongside it, it was a full body battle which incorporated many different strikes and techniques.

Every single part of the body was allowed to be attacked, and you could also use any part of your body to attack with.

Indonesian Customs

If you plan on traveling to Bali, then it’s essential that you learn some simple rules of etiquette, so you are able to show your respect for the culture.

You want to avoid anger in Indonesia, as they will lose all the respect that they had of you if you are seen losing control of yourself.

It’s also important to remember that while they may speak English, it may not be up to the standard you’re used to, so staff may say ‘yes’ to different things you ask them, while not actually understanding what the question was, as not to lose face. So be patient, take your time, speak slowly, and use light hand gestures to make sure you are understood correctly.

Another thing to take note of is that physical contact isn’t looked at the same way as it is for us. So refrain from touching someone’s arm or shoulder when conversing them.

5 Top Tips for Stunning Press On Nails


Forget all you thought you knew about drugstore press-on nails. The new breed of press-on nails benefit from a hot new makeover – and they look fabulous. Just follow a few simple steps for fast, fabulous new nails. Here’s how to get the best from your press-on nails.

  1. Clean Your Nails

You don’t have to go overboard – press-on nails require very little prep, after all – but you do need to get rid of any excess oil and dirt on the surface of the nails so that the press-on nails will stick properly. You don’t need to buff your nails or carry out any other extensive preparation. Wash your hands and dry them – and you’re ready to go.

  1. Get in Shape

One of the keys to getting your press-on nails just perfect is choosing the right size of nail for your natural nail. Check the sizing with the packet of press-on nails you purchased. There will be different sizes in the pack. If you find you are between sizes then use the smaller, since you want a tight fit.

  1. Fix It Right

A lot of the press-on nails you find now are ready to use without any strong glue so you can enjoy fixing your nails without ending up covered in sticky gloop. That has to be a bonus. imPRESS Manicure has a glue free adhesive that stays put all day. Align the nail with the cuticle, and press down. Start pressing in the middle and move to the edges. To remove the nail you just gently peel off from the edges.

  1. Filing Systems

You don’t have to wear your nails long just because they came like that in the pack. You can file or even clip press-on nails once they are fixed. Form the shape and length you like by gently filing the edges or by clipping the nail to form a square tip.

  1. Get Creative

Press-on nails are just as creative and impressive to look at as a manicure. Check out Nail Designs  by imPRESS Manicure. Most press-on nails come in a pack with added decoration so you can add accents to the top of the nails – or you can use these accents on your regular nails. The best thing about press-on nails is they’re really easy to use so you can simply change your look whatever the occasion with just a few seconds effort.

Your Health: The Little Things That Mean A Lot!


It’s surprising to think that a lot of us don’t pay attention to the little things in life. There are so many things that have a bigger impact on our lives then we will tend to think about. And while the common expression is “don’t sweat the small stuff,” the truth of the matter is that these small things, when built up over time, can have a major impact on our health and outlook on life. The problems we all face on a daily basis can cause extreme anxiety, but the fact is we are used to this level of stress in the modern world, that’s not to say that this is any good for us at all!

Minor Ailments

As we get older, we can begin to feel little aches and pains that can prove to be a bugbear on our life, and in many ways, it will feed into our negativity. We can spend a lot of time struggling through life with back problems, joint issues, or persistent headaches that we don’t do anything about. It’s worth taking time to address these little issues, rather than masking them, which is what a lot of us tend to do as we age. It’s a lot easier to put a brave face on, rather than take the time to focus on the problems and fix them, at least that’s what we are led to believe. The fact of the matter is, a lot of minor ailments such as joint pain can be rectified by a good diet, or with the right supplements. A lot of us lack in the right nutrients and minerals, and so these little issues can be sorted out by adding a good supplement. A lot of bone problems can be treated with a good supplement that’s high in magnesium and calcium, and you can find plenty of good quality ones online, AlgaeCal plant calcium has been shown to help reverse the effects of osteoarthritis, meaning a lot of people can have a more fulfilling life without these issues. A great supplement, combined with a rich and varied diet, rather than sticking to our usual foods, will help us reap the benefits.

The Effects Of Negativity

We’ve all encountered someone with a negative frame of mind, and we know how frustrating it can be if someone’s stuck in in mindset that is toxic, not just to them, but to us all! And it’s worth thinking about this for yourself. You may not spend much time focusing on how defeatist statements can impact on others because you think it’s all in relation to yourself, so you’re not harming anyone else. But when left to fester, the overall impact it can have on your loved ones can lead to relationship problems, not to mention a major issue with communication. Negativity is a big ball of emotions that need to be unraveled at some point in your life, and if you are suffering from this, there are ways to reset the balance. There are therapies like CBT, but there are also ways for you to change your mindset in your life. Negativity is something that can manifest itself in many ways, but it can be fixed.

We all struggle with issues that we may not consider to be important, but you need to remember that these little things can build up over time, making it harder to deal with when we’re older. By tackling these issues now and recognising the effect they have on us, we can age with grace and a better mindset!

Leave Behind The Creature Comforts On These Holidays For Animal Enthusiasts

The relationship between humans and animals seems to have changed over the years, helped along in no small part by YouTube and Twitter. If you haven’t posted a picture of your cat or dog, or shared a video of a raccoon doing something amusing, then you’re pretty much a novice when it comes to social media.

Of course, sharing videos is one thing, but this internet-based enthusiasm for animals has grown, for many of us, into a full-blown interest in the creatures with whom we share the planet. It’s an interest that remains academic for most of us – let’s face it, the most exotic things get in the UK is the occasional fox and the outside chance of seeing a badger every so often. Which is fine, but it means we need to travel if we want to see for real some of the creatures that steal our hearts when we see them on a screen.

So why not do that? Going on holiday is something we like to do anyway, and if we can combine the relaxation of a break with the chance to see some fascinating creatures, so much the better. Ask yourself two questions: What do I want to see, and where can I see it?

Dolphins: Off The Coast of Mexico


Dubbed by many as the most intelligent creature on the planet aside from humans, the dolphin is a sight to behold. One of very few creatures with the ability to communicate vocally, they swim in warmer seas such as the idyllic Sea of Cortez, off Baja California. While there, chances are you’ll also witness sea lions, blue whales and the exotic manta ray.

Big Cats: The Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

The magnificent Serengeti is a sight to behold from the moment you set up camp within it. What sets it apart from other areas, though, is its rich population of migrating creatures. On Serengeti National Park holidays, you’ll see wildebeest; and where you see wildebeest, you can be sure lions and cheetahs won’t be far behind. These big cats are incredible to see up close – although if you really look close, you may see that a lot of their behaviour is similar to the ordinary domestic cat. Which will give you a new appreciation for Mittens when you get home.

Polar Bears: Svalbard, Norway

Of course, not all majestic creatures live somewhere warm. The enthralling experience of seeing a polar bear will require that you invest heavily in winter wear and voyage towards the Arctic Circle. Situated between mainland Norway and the North Pole, Svalbard is the best place to see these remarkable creatures in the wild. As an added bonus, you’re likely to also see more than a few Arctic Foxes as well as walruses and a few native birds, such as the Eider duck.

There are plenty more options to see – indeed, if you have an interest in endangered species then a conservation holiday may be more your bag. Which animals are on your list to see? Have a quick search online and start planning your next holiday!

Clean Up In Record Time With These 6 Easy Steps!

For us to be able to enjoy life and function as well as possible, as well as stay healthy, having a clean home is a must. Failing to keep your home clean will not only bring you down, it could potentially weaken your immune system and make you seriously ill. The good news is, you don’t have to spend hours cleaning for your home to look great. You can get things done in record time and enjoy a sparkling home. Here’s how…


Prioritize Your Tasks

Prioritizing your tasks is the first thing you should do. If you suddenly run out of time, at least you’ll know that you got a few of the most important tasks done first. When you prioritize, you may even be able to multi task. For example, loading the washing machine, heading off to clean the windows, and then coming back and hanging out the washing. Planning things this way will make everything much quicker and easier.

Get Others Involved

If you’re cleaning a house alone, it’s going to take you longer than if other people were helping you. If you have a family, make sure they clean up after themselves and take care of their own rooms. This should shorten the time you spend cleaning substantially. However, this may not be possible for one reason or another. You may also live alone. If this is the case, hiring reputable home cleaning services isn’t unheard of, and can actually be quite affordable. Many places will do a one off job for you if that’s what you want.

Find Ways To Stay Focused

You don’t want to get distracted by social media, iphone notifications, or anything else that can be damaging to your productivity. Find ways that help you to stay focused. Maybe you could play fast paced music while you clean. Chewing gum has been proven to increase focus and productivity too. You might even find it helpful to set a timer, so that you know when it goes off, you can stop cleaning. Stay away from anything that you know will distract you.

Don’t Be Too Neurotic

Once you’ve done something, consider it done. If you’re too neurotic about things, then you will be taking far longer, when it was probably acceptable the first time. If you don’t feel you can help it, it could be worth looking into OCD and figuring out whether this is something that resonates with you.

Invest In Tools That Will Help You

Invest in tools that will help you to get the job done quicker. Spend a little more on higher quality products and tools. A vacuum cleaner that actually does it’s job properly could cut a substantial amount of time off your cleaning schedule.

Stay On Top Of A Cleaning Schedule

Once you’ve given your home a deep clean, stay on top of everything with a manageable schedule. Give yourself a couple of cleaning tasks to do each day, and stick to it. You’ll often find this easier than attempting to do everything at once!


Selling Up? Don’t Forget These Essentials When You Do!


Selling a house is a stressful process, so it’s no wonder things go under the radar. After all, it’s understandable as you have to sell a property and buy another at the same time. The problem is that some of the small things homeowners forget often make the biggest difference. It might not seem this way, especially when you struggle to remember them in the first place, but it’s true. Yep, the fine print is often what sells a house, and sells it quick.

Therefore, it is your job to keep your finger on the pulse throughout the selling process. Then, the odds of finding a buyer and getting the ball rolling should increase. Of course, novices won’t know where to start, yet there is no reason to worry. Below you can find the essentials that people forget when their property is up for sale.

All you have to do is read the following and make sure not to fall into the same trap. Good luck.

Google Your House

Why would you Google the address? It’s not like you haven’t lived there for years! But, living in the house and knowing what people are saying are two different things. You see, the industry has changed over the years thanks to the World Wide Web. Nowadays, studies show that more than three-quarters of searchers use the internet as their primary tool. As a result, the online listing has to be perfect to stand out from the crowd. Those that aren’t won’t garner any attention and will stay on the market for an eternity. Also, people talk online to find out more about the property. By Googling your address, you can see what buyers are saying and use the info to make tweaks. Homeowners think they know it all, but search engines know more.

And Your Realtor

Regardless of the dominance of the internet, people still use brokers. In fact, you will have one because they bring a lot to the table. At least they do when they are legitimate. Sadly, not every agent is up to the job, and that will lengthen the process. Because you are in charge of hiring, it is your duty to ensure they are a high-quality partner. Of course, most people do research before they hire a realtor, but they don’t do thorough research. Regardless of the circumstances, it is vital to review their history, speak to customers and check references. The last one is a good tip to keep in mind because recommendations can skew your mind set.

Make Repairs

Making repairs sounds obvious, yet it is amazing how many homes have flaws. For the most part, it isn’t because the sellers don’t care – it is because they are unaware. When people view a property, they look under every nook and cranny in the house. As such, they are going to find any flaws if they exist. Of course, even the smallest issues put buyers off making a bid, so covering every base is essential. To do it, you have to think like a person that views a house. That means looking under the carpets, behind fittings, and anywhere else you wouldn’t normally. As soon as you find a problem, take care of it as soon as possible.

And Don’t Keep Them A Secret

Homeowners are in a tricky position when it comes to disclosing information. On the one hand, you want to sell the house for as much money as possible. Plus, it is always nice it isn’t a long and drawn out process. But, it is also imperative that you are truthful throughout. The reason for this is a lawsuit. People that invest thousands in a new home aren’t shy when it comes to filing suit. This is particularly true if they think you have been disingenuous. At least by disclosing the information, your conscience will be clear. As long as you document all the repairs and pass them onto the buyer, you shouldn’t be liable in the future.

Spruce Up The Exterior

There is a lot of emphasis on the interior, and with good reason. Still, that doesn’t mean you can leave the outside untouched. Why? It’s because prospective buyers are human beings, and like all of their kind, they make quick judgments. As a result, people will critique a new house for sale as soon as they park on the driveway. Now, this can be beneficial, but only if the exterior has curb appeal. The ones that appear standard or downtrodden tend to get rejected within the first five minutes of the viewing. The key is to keep the outside nice and tidy and free of clutter. That means mowing the lawn and putting tools back in the shed. It also requires you to make the building pop. Houses with old paint feel tired and dilapidated because they don’t age well. A new coat of paint gives a shine and a gloss that adds the wow factor it has been missing.

And Make The Interior Bare

Lots of sellers like to provide the picture of a perfect home when they put a property up for sale. The problem with this way of thinking is that it is your home and not the buyer’s home. Although some people might find it appealing, the majority will struggle to see behind the curtain. Instead of picturing living in their house, they just see themselves living in someone else’s home. To prevent this from happening, you have to clear the fixtures and leave the space bare. Of course, certain elements need to stay the same, such as the walls. But, all the furniture and things that make it a home in your image should go. Hopefully, then they will be able to see the whole family calling it home. If you want to keep the fittings for viewing purposes, make sure they know what is included and what isn’t. Sometimes, a piece of non-inclusive furniture can sway their decision.

Research The Market

The biggest decision you have to make is how to value the property. Most people ask and their realtor or get an independent evaluator and leave it at that. But, that isn’t the only way to find the right price. What you also have to do is research the current state of the market. By doing this, you get a better indication of the asking prices and what sells and what doesn’t. Yes, the evaluator and the agent have experience, which means you should take their advice to heart. However, it doesn’t say that they are infallible because people make mistakes. Anyway, it is your house and you set the price. When you understand the local market, it is much easier to increase or lower the value. Remember that an accurate estimate is essential if you want to sell because people won’t pay over the odds.

And Market The Property

Once the house is in prime shape, it is time to find interested parties. A major error sellers make is waiting for the buyers to come to them. The problem is the competition: there are too many rivals. As such, lots of properties don’t stand out from the crowd, and others don’t even get noticed. The solution is to advertise the property like you would any other valuable asset. To start off with, use social media to post the online link to potential buyers. Then, ensure that the online listing uses SEO techniques to increase traffic to the page.

Finally, don’t forget the retro methods like listings in papers and store windows. After all, sometimes there is no school like the old school.

How To Improve Your Business Presentation Skills


If you’ve ever had to give a business presentation to a roomful of watching eyes, chances are you’ve felt the accompanying anxiety, the sweaty palms and awkward speaking pace. Precious few of us are born performers, gifted with the natural ability to communicate perfectly, and so it’s necessary to treat public speech like any other aspect of our working life: we have to view it as a learning experience.

We can do this by breaking down exactly what’s going on when we give a business presentation. There are three main perspectives when breaking down a business presentation – Business, Psychology and Speech Therapy – and learning about each can provide us with the proper tools to become effective and clear communicators.

When looking at a presentation from a business perspective, it’s important to understand your audience. Are you trying to sell a potential client on your company’s business model? Make eye contact to establish trust, decide in advance where to put your hands, and most importantly believe in what you’re saying. A lack of confidence in your speech is something that will become very apparent, so this is one aspect where masking and acting won’t cut the mustard; you have to tell yourself before you even enter the room that you have the utmost faith in what you’re about to say.

When looking at a presentation from a psychology perspective, it’s important to convey authority with both your verbal and non-verbal communicative cues. Are you breaking down a budget to a conference room full of artists? Find the easiest access points and let those guide your presentation into more complicated territory. When faced with new information, your audience will inherently crave structure, so it’s in your best interest to try and think like them, guess what they know and don’t know, and work from the bottom up.

When looking at a presentation from a speech therapy perspective, pay attention to the clarity of your voice, the rate at which you’re speaking, and the volume at which you’re projecting. I know it might feel a little silly, but place your phone on a surface about five feet away, hit record on the microphone app, start talking and then listen back to your voice. Repeat the process as many times as you need to in order to feel comfortable with the pace, clarity and volume of your speech. As with most things in life, this will be a work in progress, so don’t stress out if you fail to nail it the first few times around. If you’d prefer a more direct approach, consider consulting with a speech therapist at a Toronto-area clinic like The Therapy Spot — where a one-time class or series of classes might help you build your confidence.

With those three perspectives in mind, you should be well equipped to face the boardroom with confidence and aplomb. Corporate speaking classes are a good way to further your learning in the company of professionals, but the first step to successfully giving a presentation is to admit that it is a learning experience. No one has ever hopped on a bicycle for the first time and rode it like the wind, and the same goes for giving a business presentation – take time to learn before you hit the open road.

A Helpful Rant About Body Image Problems


Body image problems need to be tackled; they can make you miserable and lead you to unhealthy behavior. But how do you actually go about tackling body image problems? And why do these problems crop up in the first place?

There are two mains ways that the media can end up affecting your body image in a negative way; one is spoken of a lot, but the other is a bit more subtle and pernicious. The first relates to the plethora of media images that contribute to an idea about a very limited “ideal” of beauty. For women, this may mean images of slim women with big breasts. For men, it may be super-tall, muscular, ultra-macho images. When these become the standard by which you define beauty, then this can have negative effects on your body image.

The second and less obvious problem relates to the response to these images. Many critics would condemn these ‘models’ as not being representative of “real women/men”, or label such looks as “unrealistic and unattainable”. This is a problem unto itself; the fact is that there are plenty of people out there who do look like that (obviously!), and that those sorts of bodies are, by and large, attainable with hard work. This can have a negative effect on those who do look like this and people who want to look like this (something you shouldn’t feel bad about!).

In any case, these outlooks are too limited in their own ways. You shouldn’t let media images shame you or control you, but you should be careful when listening to overzealous critics, who often do their own sort of body shaming by condemning those who are slim or muscular. Many would label being overweight as “realistic” and condemn those who say that being overweight is unhealthy; this, of course, is taking things too far. If you want to improve yourself by losing or gaining weight, or putting on more muscle, then go for it. Don’t let yourself feel inadequate if you don’t look equal to the models often used in commercials; they get paid to look that way and maintain that image, after all!

Even looking into options like cosmetic surgery isn’t something that should be condemned off-hand, the way a lot of critics would have you believe. Again, it’s your body. It’s certainly something you should research if you feel unconfident about something; for example, there’s no harm in checking out FAQ’s on fat transfer for breast augmentation if you’re interested. It really depends on how badly your body image problem is affecting you, and what the root of that problem stems from. If you’re listening to others and taking action based solely on their opinions, then you could end up making a big mistake.

A problem with your body image doesn’t mean you’ve been manipulated by the media. It could relate in a serious way to your health or severe and understandable problems with self-confidence that stem from irregularities during natural body development. At the end of the day, you should only consider a body image problem unhealthy if you’re not listening to yourself while all these opinions are circling around you.