Three Facts the Media Does Not Want You to Know

Written by Nancy Hill

I don't know about you, but I usually feel rotten after I leaf through one ofrepparttar popular women's magazines. Have you ever noticed suddenly feeling ugly, fat, frumpy, or flawed after reading a copy of Vogue, Glamour, Mademoiselle, etc.? Well, it's not a coincidence. The fact is that most women's magazines don't exist to inform, help, or entertain us. The sole reason for their existence is to sell us stuff ~ mostly stuff we don't even need.

How do they do that successfully? In marketing, it's called "creating a need." They make us feel bad about ourselves so we'll buy products to fix us. It's a nasty little game they play...

1. Magazines cater to advertisers on what content to offer. For example, they won't publish photos of women who love and accept their normal bodies. If they do run an article with that idea (which doesn't happen often), they'll accompany it with a photo of an underweight model. Women who love their natural bodies aren't good customers forrepparttar 149758 diet advertisers.

2. They consistently depict images of unattainable beauty. Models generally stand about 5'9" and weigh around 110 pounds. The average American woman is 5'4" and weighs 140. Most of us are never going to look like models no matter how hard we try. And not even models themselves can live up torepparttar 149759 photoshopped-to-perfection images that are created when their photos are digitally "airbrushed." The media specifically set out to convince us that we are unattractive unless we look like these fake images. Blatant ads or "recommendations" withinrepparttar 149760 articles convince us to eagerly buy products.

3. Then they keep changingrepparttar 149761 rules. Every magazine issue has a better diet, different makeup, and/orrepparttar 149762 latest style. They continually promoterepparttar 149763 newest, best, improved, reformulated, etc. products. There is no way to ever keep up so we keep buying and buying, ever hopeful thatrepparttar 149764 latest purchase will make us look and feel good.

Why Women Make Better Investors than Men

Written by Mika Hamilton

Being involved with a company that trains people how to actively trade inrepparttar stock market. I get to see first handrepparttar 149757 success or failure of our clients. Eighty percent of our clients are male. But I’d wager that eighty percent ofrepparttar 149758 successful stock traders are women.

Based on this experience, I began to wonder why is it that women tend to be better investors than men. I thought about it over and over, and I could not ignorerepparttar 149759 facts. Women make successful investors.

But why? I think it comes down to three simple words: EGO, EGO, EGO. The one thing that most men have in common is a big ego. Men tend to let their egos make their decisions for them. They hold when they should sell. They buy in for fear of missing out on that one big opportunity. In other words, they invest not to getrepparttar 149760 best deal out ofrepparttar 149761 market but invest so that they look good (or not look bad).

Usually when people think of investing, they think of taking chances and risks. Butrepparttar 149762 truth is that investing has much more to do with emotional intelligence than most people realize. Emotional intelligence isrepparttar 149763 ability to think objectively about a situation and not get too emotionally involved in it. Women, in general, possess a high emotional intelligence.

This quality makes women great investors. Rather than investing according to what will make them look good, women will invest according to a plan—not according to what mood they are in or whether they will be “right” or “wrong".

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