The Pursuit of High Self-Esteem Is Making Us Miserable
“We think of boosts to self-esteem as analogous to sugar: tasty but not nutritious.”
Making an Appearance at a Conference for Ugly People
At the first annual Ugly Conference, attendees aren't trying to "reclaim" anything. They're just trying to be seen as they are.
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From No Self-Esteem to Low Self-Esteem: Advice from So Sad Today
I’ve found that the less pressure I place on myself to love myself—at least the way the self-care industrial complex peddles that concept—the better I feel.
So Sad Today
How to Start Working Out When You Have Anxiety
The gym is an anxious person's nightmare.
K. Aleisha Fetters
Echoists Are Basically the Opposite of Narcissists
Compliments and special attention tend to make them cringe.
Advice for Anxious People
Watching My Friends Become Successful Fills Me With Anxiety
The human tendency to compare one’s own achievements against others starts early in life, and it’s a deep part of our nature.
Men Obsessed With Being Fit Often Struggle With Drinking and Depression
The real problem isn’t a thin ideal—it’s a muscular one, a new study shows.
The Long-Term Psychological Effects of Having Acne as a Teen
Women specifically reported greater impairment in their quality of life, and showed more symptoms than men.
I Got Butt Surgery for Instagram Likes
In this episode of Plastic Planet, we talk to three women with very different stories about their journeys towards a bigger butt.
There's an Urgent Need For Better Anorexia Treatments
For more than half of those afflicted, the disorder can last several decades.
There are 'Vulnerable Narcissists' Among Us
They tend to be passive aggressive, resentful, and emotionally reactive.
People Who Base Their Self-Worth on Others Are More Likely to Be Facebook Addicts
A study published in “Computers in Human Behavior” found that this trait was a better predictor than self-esteem alone.