Women who frequently compare themselves to others can develop a healthier body image and engage less in disordered eating if they shift their mindset away from seeing other women as competitors, according to a study by the University of Waterloo.
“Making comparisons with one another comes naturally to us, and in modern society, that is especially common when it comes to women and their bodies,” said Kiruthiha Vimalakanthan, a PhD candidate, who co-authored the study with Allison Kelly, a professor of psychology at Waterloo.
Cheap, flexible and sustainable plastic semiconductors will soon be a reality thanks to a breakthrough by chemists at the University of Waterloo.
Professor Derek Schipper and his team at Waterloo have developed a way to make conjugated polymers, plastics that conduct electricity like metals, using a simple dehydration reaction the only byproduct of which is water.
The following is a statement from D. George Dixon, vice-president, academic and provost.
"The University of Waterloo is committed to the free and open exchange of knowledge and ideas. The ability to listen to all ideas, even those we disagree with or find distasteful, is fundamental to the pursuit of knowledge and of learning.
The greasy food being served at hockey rinks isn’t really what young hockey players want, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.
The study of 25 travel team players aged 11-15 found they were more motivated by performance, recovery and marketing when making food choices – values that typically aren’t represented with the unhealthy food currently served at arenas.
Researchers have developed a new way to improve our knowledge of the Big Bang by measuring radiation from its afterglow, called the cosmic microwave background radiation. The new results predict the maximum bandwidth of the universe, which is the maximum speed at which any change can occur in the universe.