Ladies, is the man you’re dating “relationship material” – or would you be better off without him? Dr. Tina Tessina, psychotherapist and author of The Unofficial Guide to Dating Again, says there are four ways to tell when a man’s not a keeper.
Wish you could give the person you’re crushing on a personality test, to see what they’re really like? Forget the test. Just check out their Facebook page! Here’s what you their personal page can tell you:
It may not be fair, but it’s a fact: people will make assumptions about your personality before you even open your mouth. And a lot of times, those assumptions turn out to be right.
Researchers at Sonoma State University in California found that by looking at a full-body photo, the average observer can detect four personality traits fairly well – extroversion, openness to experiences, likeability and self-esteem. How? By relying on clues such as posture and clothing. Here’s how to best judge a book by its cover - and how people are judging YOU - courtesy of Psychology Today.
People who SMILE tend to be extroverted, empathic, likeable, and have a healthy amount of self-esteem. If someone walks with their arms behind their back, that’s also a sign of high self-esteem. By having their chest exposed, they’re allowing themselves to be vulnerable. However, if they stand with their arms folded in front of them, that indicates an introverted personality.
And finally, those with distinctive appearances – such as a wild hair color and tattoos – tend to be open to new experiences, but not always likeable and self-disciplined.
Did you hear about the doctor who refused to treat a patient because the woman weighed 200 pounds? The patient was totally embarrassed and humiliated. But guess what – it’s not illegal! In fact, the A.M.A.’s Council on Ethics and Judicial Affairs believes that doctors should be free to choose who want to deal with and that includes refusing to treat someone because they’re obese.
The physician in question is Dr. Helen Carter, an award-winning internist in Massachusetts. But critics dubbed her “uncaring” after she stopped accepting overweight patients and began referring them to a nearby hospital with a center that specializes in obesity. Dr. Carter insists it’s because her staff members were repeatedly being injured while caring for plus-size patients. She also hopes that sending them to an obesity clinic will make them realize their weight is a serious health hazard.
But critics say, what it really boils down to is money. They claim that a lot of doctors don’t like treating obese patients because physical exams take longer than on thinner patients. For example, it’s hard to feel the difference between “love handles” and a cancerous mass. So, doctors treating obese patients have to be slower and more methodical, which translates to seeing – and billing – fewer patients. And they’re more likely to miss a diagnosis, which means they’re more likely to be sued for malpractice. But the critics say it could more damage than good and the worst part is that an overweight patient who’s refused treatment may be so emotionally traumatized, they’ll avoid going to the doctor altogether.
What do you think? Is it okay for doctors to refuse to treat someone just because they’re overweight?
Emmy winner and Grammy nominee John Tesh and his 12-piece ensemble perform big-band music from the 1920's through the 1950's on his new CD, Big Band, and DVD of the Public Television TV special, Big Band Live, featuring behind-the-scenes footage, bonus songs, interviews and more!
Big Band takes you on a trip down memory lane with all-new arrangements of standards, including "I've Got the World on a String," "The Way You Look Tonight," "In the Mood," and "Summer Wind," along with John Tesh's own piano solos and love songs.
A special segment on the music of World War II features a medley of instrumental songs from the era, punctuated by excerpts from John's father's wartime diary.
Shipping April 17, 2012.
Pre-Order also available on iTunes