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FSU researchers discover an ugly truth about attractiveness

In today’s appearance-driven world, body image can be a powerful influence on our choices and behaviors, especially related to dieting. That image is sometimes shaped or distorted by many factors, including mass media images, parents, relationships, even our moods. New research from Florida State University finds another factor — attractiveness of a romantic partner — […]

An eye for fashion: Researcher finds optical illusion garments can improve body image

A dress with optical illusion patterns such as stripes or color blocking can alter how women see their bodies, according to a new study by a Florida State University researcher. “The goal of this research study was to investigate whether women experience increase body satisfaction through clothing, specifically through optical illusion garments,” said Jessica Ridgway, […]