This week on the HBC Daily, we’re going a bit deeper than usual, are you prepared? We’re discussing society and the false ideals it upholds against women (and some men) in the modern world. From the body positive advert that got banned, to narcissism and eating disorders, we explore the possible reasons why many of us don’t love ourselves enough.

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Why was this Body Positive Advert Banned? Eat Live Glow

“For as long as we can remember, women’s bodies have been deemed inappropriate, while men’s torsos are perfectly acceptable. And it doesn’t look like this is changing. Most recently, this was made apparent when two major American TV networks reportedly banned a new advert for clothing brand Lane Bryant, as it was considered ‘indecent’.” Read more…

On Failure: The Fit Pixie

“I look at instagram a fair bit. There are very many beautiful strong people with amazing bodies on display there. I heartily congratulate every single one of them, and I thank them for the inspiration. But at the same time, I worry slightly about just how perfect they are. Has the selfie generation made super-fit the only acceptable standard?” Read more…

Overcoming Perfectionism: Find your Inner Light

“Having known perfectionism myself for as long as I can remember , I know how this aspect of yourself can affect the way you live your everyday life. The funny thing is that it hasn’t bothered me so much in the past. I was quite proud of my perfectionism in school, which meant I was always doing my homework right, being prepared for exams, and it was reflected in many other aspects of life.” Read more…

Am I a Narcissist? Katie B Healthy

“​I think I might be, but I’m not sure. The more I think about it, the more confused I get and the more saddened I feel that a generation of young women are growing up in world where everything they do, say or post online is scrutinised. In case you missed it, Joan Bakewell recently commented on anorexia, saying that ‘To be unhappy because you are the wrong weight is a sign of the overindulgence of our society, over-introspection, narcissism, really’.” Read more…

A Sweet Tale: Running from Buffalo

“[An expose on] what the Sugar Lobby is trying to hide from you and who benefits from confusing nutrition labels. You know that typical nutrition facts on any food label give you percentages for daily recommended dosages. Right? Have you ever noticed that this information is missing for sugar? ” Read more…

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