Good Body Image Equals Happier Relationships For Women: Study

Women who are happy with their body image are more likely to be in happy romantic relationships, a new UK study finds. Study author Sabina Vatter of Tallinn University presented her findings Friday, December 6, at the Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society’s Division of Clinical Psychology. RELATED: CHICK LIT CAN MAKE YOU FEEL FAT: STUDY The study involved quantitative data from 256 women aged between 20 and 45, of whom 71.5 percent were cohabiting with their partner and 28.5 percent were married. The women answered questions about their body weight, previous experience of diets, their self-esteem and body image self-consciousness, as well as about the intimacy and satisfaction of their relationships. Findings showed that women who were satisfied with their relationship also tended to be more satisfied with their body weight whether or not they were at their “ideal” weight.
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Human-Animal Relationships: Where We Are and Where We’re Going

As described above, the NSA is also using it to ascertain the foreignness of potential targets prior to initiating targeted surveillance, even in the United States. One of the most controversial uses of the bulk location information collected falls under a suite of tools called Co-Traveler Analytics. The document below outlines myriad analytics techniques that process bulk location information to identify people who may be of interest based on location behaviors they exhibit, regardless of whether or not they were previously a suspect. Some of the techniques outlined in the document include: CHALKFUN ANALYTICS: This tool seems to be the broadest in scope, processing all data collected in the FASCIA database which contains cell-site location information (VLRs and GCIDs). It examines movements on a global scale in order to identify new suspects who might have shared a similar movements with a person of interest, such as passing through the same location within a 1 hour window.
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New documents show how the NSA infers relationships based on mobile location data

It might mean we can’t continue to mistreat them in the numerous ways we now do. We must use what we know about other animals on their behalf, to make their lives the very best they can be and to help them to live in peace and safety. We suffer the indignities to which we subject other animals. Ideas are not set in stone. When exposed to thoughtful people, they morph and adapt into their most potent form. TEDWeekends will highlight some of today’s most intriguing ideas and allow them to develop in real time through your voice!
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