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Scholars of Renaissance art tell us that Botticelli’s Birth of Venus is a representation of the perfect woman, but research shows that most people see beauty in variety, writes Rob Brooks.

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Spending time on Facebook increases some young women’s concerns about their face, hair and skin, but it doesn’t necessarily affect how they feel about their body, write Jasmine Fardouly and Zali Yager.

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Young women who buy into society's expectations are more likely than non-conformists to have a negative body image and eating disorders, a new study suggests.