Having an attractive husband can trigger dieting problems for women

NewsShopper Originally Posted: July 24, 2017 A handsome husband can be bad for women's health by triggering dangerous dieting, according to new research. Yet unsurprisingly the same does not apply to men. Even if their wife is a stunner, they feel no pressure to look after themselves. The findings show a partner's looks can be a driving force behind the desire to seek a slim body - but only for women. Psychologist Tania Reynolds said: "The results reveal having a physically attractive husband may have negative consequences for wives, especially if those wives are not particularly attractive." But that extra motivation to diet did not exist among women judged more attractive than their husbands. As for men they are prone to letting themselves go whether [...]

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Researchers find correlation between attractiveness and dieting behaviors

WTXL 27 Originally Posted: July 25, 2017 How attractive do you see yourself compared to your significant other? A recent study by Florida State researchers shows your answer to that may have a bigger effect than you think, especially when it comes to dieting behaviors. Researchers had each participant complete a lengthy questionnaire, focusing in part on their desire to diet or have a thin body. A full-body photograph was taken of every participant and rated on a scale of 1 to 10. WATCH

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SMU named one of the top 3 colleges on College Factual’s list of the best colleges in Texas

USA Today College Originally Posted: July 17, 2017 This article was written by Megan Cahill and originally appeared on College Factual, a website that helps college students student get their best fit education for less. College Factual uses statistics to stop students from being treated like one. Its content is produced independently of USA TODAY. Texas is a large state with numerous higher education institutions. You have your choice of public or private schools, along with schools that focus on research or are grounded in the liberal arts. Each of these schools offers students something unique. Below are the top 10 colleges in Texas, based on College Factual’s ranking system. These schools rise to the top of over 60 four-year institutions in the state. You [...]

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“Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City”

SMU News Originally Posted: July 10, 2017 "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City" is this fall's common reading selection, which every incoming SMU student is expected to read. There will be small-group discussions on the book written by Matthew Desmond. READ MORE  

Official University Calendar : 2017-2018

ACADEMIC YEAR 2017–2018 www.smu.edu/registrar/academic_calendar.asp This calendar includes an addendum listing religious holidays for use in requesting excused absences according to University Policy 1.9. For religious holidays not listed, contact the Office of the Chaplain. Graduate programs in the Cox School of Business, Perkins School of Theology and Dedman School of Law, and the Department of Dispute Resolution and Counseling within the Simmons School of Education and Human Development have different calendars. Dates that the offices of the University will be closed will be announced at a later date. PDF

Congratulations to Semi Ojeleye selected 37th overall in the 2017 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics!

College Sports: SportsDay Congratulations to Semi Ojeleye (SMU Forward and Psychology major) selected 37th overall in the 2017 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics! #PonyUp! More on Semi here: https://youtu.be/K_ssdlziI5c  

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In Dallas’ Hispanic communities, fear seeps into everyday routines

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: May 30, 2017 This is an excerpt of a Dallas Morning News article. To read the full article click here.   Trying to feel safe Chrystyna Kouros, an assistant psychology professor at Southern Methodist University, said the fear spreading through many Hispanic communities alters more than just routines. Kouros said the angst can also affect the way people sleep and how families interact with each other. “If you don’t feel safe, your sleep is disrupted. You are not able to perform at your potential and your capacity,” Kouros said. She added that children whose families may be affected by this type of stress may have a harder time focusing in the classroom. “You may want to go to school, but [...]

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Watch: SMU Year in Review 2016-2017

SMU News Originally Posted: May 25, 2017 https://youtu.be/XALcoZZb8uM  

Congratulations Dedman College Graduates!

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