Monthly Archives: June 2013

Bulimia and body-image

It is worth reading this paper on self-perception among people with eating disorders. It goes right at the idea that eating-disordered patients have a distorted body image by asking them to rate the attractiveness of their bodies. The experimenters then … Continue reading

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Anorexia and body-image

It is commonly understood that people with anorexia have an intense fear of appearing overweight even when they are normal or underweight. Here is the diagnostic criteria (according to the Mayo Clinic website – pulled directly from the DSM) for anorexia … Continue reading

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Did Nirvana Kill Hair Metal?

Did Nirvana kill Hair Metal? Some say yes, that Nirvana did eliminate the popularity of the semi-hard, pop-oriented, image conscious musical category known as Hair Metal. Others say not really, that Hair Metal was already bloated and dying, collapsing from … Continue reading

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Joe Gibbs

According to an ESPN poll of their own NFL commentators, former Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs ranks as the 9th greatest head coach in the history of the National Football League. There are many angles to question this poll – … Continue reading

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