7 Strategies to Love the Way You Look

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Love the skin you're in

by Stacey Colino

Here’s a sad fact: More than half of American women are unhappy with their bodies, according to one survey. The most bothersome body parts: waists, hips, and thighs. But being thin doesn’t guarantee satisfaction. What’s often crucial, researchers have discovered, is how much your family and friends focused on your appearance when you were growing up, and whether you received compliments or criticism.

You can’t change the past, but you can change how you feel now—and in just a matter of weeks. Here’s how.

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