Before she became a soccer star, Alex Morgan faced a coach who discouraged her from playing the game she loved.The company s latest video encourages girls to keep playing LikeAGirl, which seemed like a natural fit for Morgan.Because of a coach who told her she wasn t good enough, Morgan knows what it s like to face discouragement and have your confidence drop.How do you think adults can help younger audiences tackle big issues like confidence and body image like Always and you are trying to do?We deserve to play in top-notch, grass-only facilities like the U.S. Men s National Team, not dangerous turf fields.One thing I m proud to do like a girl is represent my country in the Olympics and at the highest level, at the highest platform that I can.
That s according to reputable leaker and journalist Evan Blass, who says he has received information that this year s iPhone will not follow the conventional tick-tock launch cycle.Header image and body image credit: Matin Hajek, Designer, Netherlands Apple is holding the name iPhone 7 until next year s 10th anniversary edition, meaning that the 2016 models will very likely be named using another riff on iPhone 6, writes Blass.Blass report lands alongside a separate Wall Street Journal article that claims Apple is only making subtle changes to the iPhone for its upcoming September launch.According to the report, the biggest planned change is the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack.Apple usually delivers phones on a tick-tock cycle, launching a major upgrade followed by a more iterative -S device.We re not entirely sure, but it s worth bearing in mind that this report is based on rumours and, despite the credible sources, should still be taken with due caution.
Taryn Brumfitt spent months traveling the world in 2015, meeting these women and others, in the hope of answering just one question: Why do so many women hate their bodies?There s a global epidemic of body hating, said Brumfitt, sitting in her office in Adelaide, South Australia, over Skype this month.I want women to know they don t have to conform to one body shape to feel OK about themselves, said Brumfitt, founder of Body Image Movement, a campaign aimed at redefining the ideals of beauty.Her goal was to create a documentary — one that would chronicle the unique stories of a diverse group of women, many of whom had struggled with body hatred before finding self-love.Harnaam Kaur, also known as the bearded dame, described being on the cusp of suicide before choosing to embrace her body as it is, ditching the razor and self-hate for good.Brumfitt gave the example of her younger brother Jason: a strong, tall and handsome young man who died at the age of 27.
Photo-editing is huge right now.Facetune is the second-most downloaded app on the iTunes store, and we ve all seen the popularity of the Snapchat flower crown filter.Not so for some Samsung Galaxy users, who are reporting that their phones automatically airbrush their selfies.When blogger and author Mel Wells bought a new Samsung Galaxy phone and took her first selfie, she discovered the default mode was set to Beauty level 8 - meaning it airbrushed out her stunning freckles.When you get a brand new phone and go to take a selfie and realise that the default setting on the front camera is automatically on Beauty level 8 which evidently means: seriously airbrushed face, she wrote.Thanks @samsungmobile for the vote of confidence, I think I ll keep my freckles and imperfections since this is how I look in 3D and this is how all my friends see me in real life.
In 2012, HuffPost blogger Allison Slater Tate issued a simple command with her powerful essay, The Mom Stays in the Picture, and started a movement asking moms to include themselves in photos of their kids.But still so often, moms realize they aren t in any family photos ― not necessarily because of body image struggles but because they re the only ones taking pictures.In the newest video from The BreakWomb, the funny ladies lament this parenting phenomenon that so many moms know all too well.It s three hilarious minutes of here s half of my shadow, you can see my hair blowing into this picture and here s my daughter laughing at something I said, so my words are in this picture.And let s not forget about the terribly framed selfie attempts.
Tinder users have lower self-esteem than non-users, according to a study by psychologists.Researchers at the University of North Texas asked 1,044 women and 273 men about their use of the dating app.They were also asked questions about their body image, perceived objectification and psychological wellbeing.The findings showed that Tinder users are less satisfied with their bodies and appearance, the BBC reports.Dr Jessica Strubel, who co-led the research, said the popular app, which involves "swiping" right or left on photo-based profiles to select or reject possible dates, leaves users feeling "depersonalised and disposable".Regular use of the "surreal" app is "associated with body dissatisfaction, body shame, body monitoring, internalisation of societal expectations of beauty and comparing oneself physically to others", she added.
That s why it s so refreshing to see brands like Lean Cuisine, whose marketing used to center solely on weight loss, stray from diet-centric messaging.As part of the campaign, Lean Cuisine curated a gallery of "scales" in New York's Grand Central Station, and invited women to "weigh in."And rather than focusing on their weight in pounds -- or anything pertaining to body image -- the women opted to be measured by things like being back in college at 55, caring for 200 homeless children each day, or being the sole provider to four sons.But don t forget about your accomplishments.Google: Building a Better Bay Area Corporate philanthropy is definitely on the rise.
From the overwhelming pressures being put on young people s body image, to the horrific bullying that occurs on Facebook, social media is becoming a boiling pot of risk.On Instagram there is more and more pressure on young people to post the perfect photo, use the right filters and have the right body type.These pressures are causing some young people to go to extreme lengths to match this so called ideal standard.CJ Michaels, 23, from Southend, was immensely affected by social media and the pressures that come with being online.CJ said I felt the immense pressure to be perfect, no blemishes, stick thin - even toned up - because social media outlets like Instagram have a reputation for hoarding fitness type of people, I felt that if I didn t keep up to their standards of what defined beauty that I was just failing.She described how the pressure to look good on social media was starting to have a major effect on her life: it made me extremely insecure, not only online but in real life as well.
This is arguably Panasonic's most compelling Micro Four Thirds camera for still photographers and videoographers alike, but it's surrounded by strong competitors.Battery grip required for headphone jackPanasonic is arguably one of the biggest names in video right alongside Canon and Sony and now its further cement its name in the market with the mid-range Lumix G85 or G80 as it's known in the UK .The new Lumix G85/G80 isn't meant to be a replacement for the Lumix G7, but rather to sit above it with a redesigned magnesium body and video-oriented features for pros.Priced at $899 about £690, AU$1,190 body only or $999 about £770, AU$1,330 when kitted with the 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 lens, the G85 isn't as affordable as the G7 but it comes with added capabilities like in-body image stabilization, dampened shutter and other small tweaks.This might not be Panasonic's most revolutionary camera, but it certainly feels like its best packaged body yet.
Sony s A6300 is one of the best APS-C mirrorless cameras around, but now Sony has one-upped itself with Thursday s announcement of the A6500.While built around the same 24-megapixel sensor as the A6300, the A6500 gains a faster processor, larger image buffer, and — most importantly — five-axis sensor-shift image stabilization.The lack of in-body image stabilization was one of the few complaints photographers had with the A6300 and is a feature found in all of Sony s second-generation full-frame mirrorless cameras.Sony says the new system is optimized for the APS-C format and provides up to five stops of shake reduction, according to CIPA standardized testing.Five-axis image stabilization is now unique to Sony among both APS-C and full-frame mirrorless cameras, although Olympus and Panasonic offer it for the Micro Four Thirds format and Pentax offers it in its K1 full frame DSLR.Interestingly, Sony does not make any claim that stabilization is significantly improved when combined with optically stabilized lenses.
First test with the new Sony A6500 including a ton of images, video, and low light testing.The new Sony A6500 brings in body image stabilization IBIS , touch screen focus, and a faster processor to bring a new level of power to this compact camera system.With a compact body and some of the best image and video quality available on the market, this camera is shaping up to be one of my favorite cameras of 2016!
The clothing retailer's intimate apparel brand Aerie made headlines back in 2014 for featuring un-retouched photos of women of all sizes in its Aerie Real campaign—a positive body image initiative Aerie still champions today.The beginning of the botsAEO's target audience consists of people who are primarily in their late teens to early twenties, and messaging apps have become this youthful demographic's new watering hole.Consider: 40% of all U.S. teenagers use Kik, the chat network reports, and more than 70% of the messenger's users are under 25 years old.So when AEO's innovation project manager Heather Bell learned about chatbot platform Pandorabots at a conference this summer, the brand decided to give it a shot.We have to have, again, a healthy dose of humility, and we have to try different things.
Before he fled his native country, he studied English literature at Damascus University; now, in Lebanon, he works as the vice-principal at a school for displaced Syrian children, many of whom suffer from the same difficulties as he does.When Ghebar asked the counsellor for advice, he was told to try to focus intently on the present.Although Ghebar sometimes found the instruction hard to follow, it helped him, and he shared it with his students.He suffers from several chronic health issues, and manages them by trying to keep his stress levels in check.After seeing a therapist for a few months, Rauws noticed that the conversations he was having were often formulaic: they followed a limited number of templates and paths.Bann, whose background is in computer science, was already writing emotion-recognition algorithms when he met Rauws.
Getty Images/Huffington Post Illustration Body love looks good on you.One thing 2016 got right?From body-positive activists speaking out on social media to badass women owning the Olympics and even a big guy taking over the dudeoir scene ― this year was full of body positivity and self love.To celebrate the body image progress made in 2016, HuffPost Women rounded up 21 of the best body image moments we were honored to witness.Scroll below to see some of our favorites.Alexandra Gavillet/Refinery29 for Getty Images Jared Siskin via Getty Images Tami Bears Amy D. Herrmann Jacopo Raule via Getty Images Getty Images
The Sony a6500 is a faster and more stable version of the Sony A6300 with probably the best image quality and features of any camera in the world.But sometimes a camera needs more than just an awesome spec list so let s take a look at the Sony Alpha A6500 Mirrorless Camera ReviewWith 4k video, IBIS in body image stabilization, 11fps RAW bursts, great low light performance, log video, and a host of other options, it s easy to see why the A6500 is one of the best cameras around beating both mirrorless cameras and the best DSLR cameras from Canon & Nikon.The focus system is snappy and accurate with tons of flexibility and control.Unfortunately, the touch AF is not as snappy and I found it extremely unreliable.Focusing in video is also amount the best around but the lock on AF feature I use the most which locks on your subject and follows them around the frame does not work while shooting 4k video.
As a society, we are very focused on health, fitness and body image.A new thriller from acclaimed director Gore Verbinski , A Cure for Wellness, revolves around that central question.In the movie, a young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps.Given the lack of understanding of medical science, there were perils for those who engaged in the various strange treatments.I have experimented with monitoring and tracking sleep cycles using a Sleep Dot and the Eight Smart Mattress.I am merely pointing out that it s just the tip of a very large iceberg—the vast majority of which probably can t live up to expectations.
The trio of manual-focus primes are made for modern Sony E-mount cameras and support EXIF data and in-body stabilization.At CP 2017, Cosina revealed plans to make three Voigtlander lenses for cameras using Sony’s E-mount, including Alpha-series mirrorless cameras and cinema cameras like the FS5 and FS7.While the lenses are fully manual, they will facilitate electronic communication to the camera body to provide support for in-body image stabilization, EXIF metadata, and automatic image magnification when focusing.All of the lenses feature a classic all-metal body with two of the new lenses being from the fast-aperture Nokton series, including an 40mm f/1.2.The latter is the fastest full-frame 40mm ever produced, according to Cosina.It features a minimum focusing distance of 16 inches and is designed to provide edge-to-edge sharpness.
p Image sharing website Instagram has beaten YouTube, Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter all of its social media compatriots in one unwanted category after it was named as the ‘worst for young mental health’ in a new poll.Overseen by The Royal Society for Public Health the study saw 1,479 young people aged between 14-24 quizzed on which sites had engendered the most negative effect on the health and well-being of their users, scoring each on a range of categories such as anxiety, depression, loneliness, bullying and body image.This found that YouTube had the most positive impact, followed by Twitter and Facebook, with Snapchat and Instagram bringing up the rear.In its report the RSPH said that its findings should serve as a wake-up call to providers as to how extended social media use can aggravate psychological problems by ‘fueling a mental health crisis’.Whilst highlighting the potential pitfalls of the technology the RSPH also acknowledged that such sites could be used as a force for good, but that far more effort needed to be invested in policing to flag up problem users.Shirley Cramer, chief executive of the RSPH, said: "It is interesting to see Instagram and Snapchat ranking as the worst for mental health and well-being - both platforms are very image-focused and it appears they may be driving feelings of inadequacy and anxiety in young people."
p A new report from the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) and the Young Health Movement (YHM) rates the impact of social media as it pertains to the mental health of young people.The groups conducted a survey of nearly 1,500 people between the ages of 14 and 24 across the UK in which participants were asked to score how each social media platform they use impacts upon 14 well-being and health-related issues like depression, body image and anxiety which experts have identified as being significant.Based upon their findings, it was discovered that YouTube is the most positive of the top five platforms.Twitter finished in second place followed by Facebook in the bronze spot.Snapchat came in fourth place with Instagram finishing in the last spot and thus being labeled as the most negative of the group.Shirley Cramer, CEO of RSPH, notes that social media has been described as more addictive than cigarettes and alcohol and is now so entrenched in the lives of young people that it is no longer possible to ignore it when talking about young people’s mental health issues.
p A new study lends credence to what you’ve probably always suspected: social media is having a pretty negative effect on teenagers — Instagram and Snapchat being the worst culprits.The study, published today and called “Status of Mind,” was conducted by researchers for the Royal Society for Public Health in the UK.The researchers surveyed 1,479 British youths ages 14-24, asking them how they felt the different social media networks effected their mental health.They took in several factors such as body image, sleep deprivation, bullying, and self-identity.The results suggest the two worst social media networks for kids are Instagram and Snapchat, as they had terrible scores for body image, bullying, and anxiety.Twitter and Facebook weren’t much better, though.
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