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The Sciences

The Evolution of Beauty

The IntersectionBy Sheril KirshenbaumMarch 18, 2009 8:47 PM


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A couple weeks back, I composed a post entitled 'Science Reveals How To Lose Weight And Keep It Off'. The results weren't surprising... research out of Harvard found that calories are the most significant part of the equation. However, what really resonated with a number of readers turned out to be a different topic related to this point:

Weightwise, my take is that we humans have an interesting habit of coming in all shapes and sizes and the most beautiful tend not to fit a particular mold. That said, being healthy--inside and out--is everything.

I received several emails in agreement, and especially enjoyed hearing some of your own stories and challenges. A young woman named Marguerie requested that I post this video to support her 'commitment to improving the self-esteem of girls everywhere.' Sure sounds good to me! So without further ado, from Dove's fantastic Campaign For Real Beauty:

The Evolution Of Beauty

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