Beauty & Culture
- Q What is the difference between outer beauty and inner beauty?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineIn essence, one is looking beautiful while the other is feeling beautiful. You don't have to be a screen star to know that outer beauty matters. Your skin, your hair, your body shape are all visual elements that contribute to (or detract from) your outer... Full Answer
- Q What messages does attractiveness convey to other people?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineBeauty doesn't just hint to other people that you'd be a great lover, produce beautiful children, and make others envious of your lucky mate. The judgments spread into much wider territory. Research shows that attractive people are judged more positively... Full Answer
- Q How does our culture's view of the body affect our health?
Dr. Kathleen Hall, Preventive MedicineOur current culture is awash in mixed messages about the body. While our Puritan heritage viewed the naked body as shameful or deviant, popular magazines, advertisements, television and movies bombard us with gratuitous nudity and hypersexuality.... Full Answer