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In 75 Seconds: Why We Have Such Distorted Views of Beauty

Anyone can have the body of their dreams if they just learn this one secret Hollywood actresses have been using for years.
The secret to loving your body has nothing to do with losing weight!
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  • I had no idea there was this much manipulation of photographs. If I was the photographer I would be heartbroken. It is obvious that a layperson could take the picture and it would turn out the same. There is no need for a professional touch except for the person who is using the software to "fix" the photograph. This is just shocking and very, very sad. - 7/21/2014 4:29:36 PM
  • I agree, they really need to show this in elementary, middle, and high schools. It'll help with self-confidence. I would be so upset if I was the original model for this ad. All the changes they made to her to make her like "beautiful" by the computers. It is so sad. - 7/20/2014 5:47:46 PM
  • I wish they'd show this to EVERY Middle (Jr) and HS and yes, even elementary school ! For the kids,, need to know this. I had showed it to my GD when she was developing,, I knew she had these issues,,,,, and it hurt so much. - 7/17/2014 1:26:52 AM
  • Now we all know what to do with our selfies. lol - 7/11/2014 2:40:48 PM
  • This reinforces my advice: go on a media "diet." Stop paying attention to celebrities. Give that attention to relationships you do have, to taking care of your daily life, to improving your work situation, to pursuing an art or hobby, to your spiritual life, or to making a contribution of service to someone else. These have been the mainstays of happiness in life for generations. The worship of appearance has never led to peace. - 7/3/2014 1:43:00 PM
  • I had to watch this twice. - 7/3/2014 12:10:29 PM
  • wow. - 6/18/2014 2:09:53 PM
  • This is a great video. I showed it to my 9 year old daughter and had a good talk about the crazy "perfection" that is such a lie. I hope she will grow up loving just who God made her and not believing all the lies Hollywood is peddling. - 6/3/2014 11:49:33 PM
  • I really think this whole practice of make "perfect people" through these alterations for public view is more warped then "perfect" because honestly its the simple "flaws" that make us human. I may be "flawed" but I would rather create a healthier me then a "perfect" version. - 5/28/2014 10:01:35 PM
  • I believe that
    Every picture released that has been retouched should legally be obligated to state what has been done, what equipment was used, the time it took, and the money paid for it to be "retouched."

    Every young person should see a video like this regularly for the rest of their lives started at about 7 years of age.

    Every young person needs to see themselves retouched not as an image of what they could be what of who they are by the standards of the retouched world.

    - 4/17/2014 9:55:59 AM
  • I would rather earn a livng with ntelligence than looks. - 4/12/2014 3:23:31 AM
  • It is disheartening to see this. I read an interview with the woman who posed for this and even said it made her feel back when she saw the final result--and this was her experiment! Even the perfectly beautiful people out there, like Jennifer Lawrence get Photoshopped to ridiculous levels. - 3/30/2014 7:43:16 PM
  • Hard to believe that today's tech savvy young people could be fooled by media images. They know how to use the software. Heck, even I do and I my grandkids are all teenagers.
    I also know the stats on plastic surgery, so I have no problem with the "perfect" bodies out there. I'm me with all my natural imperfections.
    While I'll never be someone's idea of perfect, I also won't use that inattainability as an excuse to gain 50 pounds either. I'll just try to do the best me that I can be. - 3/30/2014 5:20:01 PM
  • My dog does this after a bath or flea treatment. - 3/29/2014 11:47:53 AM
  • Oh my, how they LIE! This is the kind of nonsense that drove my naturally beautiful 17 year old daughter into bulimia and anorexia. It took us TWO years of psychotherapy and clinical treatment to stop her from killing herself. And the computer didn't help when we found out that she was getting support from websites designed to ENCOURAGE foul eating (NOT eating really) habits. She didn't even want to get married or ever have children for fear of getting FAT! Happy ending: She is engaged to be married soon to a nice young man who believes in organic and healthful food. God is good, and prayer and good caring physicians do, too. SPARK is a voice needed in these times. - 3/29/2014 9:33:50 AM