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06.17 NB Tips

Caldwell is surprised by how frequently she fits women who think that wearing a bright white bra under a white shirt is the least visible option. “The closest you can get to your skin tone, the more invisible the bra will be under clothing,” she explained. Which means nude-tone bras are your best bet if you’re looking to go incognito. And it also means that women with darker skin tones should look for darker bras that closely match their coloring. For a long time “nude” coloring really meant “nude-only-if-you’re-a-fair-skinned-white-woman,” but increasingly companies are making nude models that take into account that women come in many different colors besides beige, Caldwell said via Huffingtonpost.

 

06.08NB Tips

False. Bras, even underwire bras, do not in any way increase a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer. As Scientific American explains, this is a myth that sprung up in the mid-’90s after a pair of medical pharmacy anthropologists claimed that by inhibiting “lymphatic drainage” bras somehow trapped toxins in the breast tissue, which led to cancer. But while that claim still floats out there in the wilds of the internet, no credible research backs, or has backed, the idea that wearing a bra ups a woman’s cancer risk. “The overall consensus among doctors is that neither the type of bra worn nor the tightness of undergarments has any connection to the risk of breast cancer,” The Unversity of Arkansas for Medical Science’s web site explains.

06.15 NB Tips

Some women maintain that wearing a brassiere while catching ZZZs helps keep their breasts perky, but that’s not the case. (Nor is it the case that sleeping in a bra will harm your breasts in any way, explained Dr. Carlos Burnett, a plastic surgeon.

06.08NB Tips

Wrong. Being an extrovert doesn’t always mean you’re confident. You can be an unsure extrovert, just as you can be a confident introvert. Most people believe you have to be an extrovert to be confident because we often associate being an extrovert with being the center of attention or life of the party. But confidence isn’t all about being the most talkative person in the room. It’s about feeling comfortable in your own skin and being happy with the achievements you’ve made in your life.

06.09NB Tips

Wrong. Just ask Amy Cuddy and her colleagues from Harvard University and Columbia University, who studied the impact of using specific poses on your own feelings of power. In summary, they found when you adopt high-power poses for two minutes, it increases your level of testosterone, decreases your level of cortisol, and makes you feel more powerful and less stressed. Basically, you can make yourself feel confident by simply changing your body language! For more, check out Ashley Cobert’s advice on how you can fake more confidence in meetings.

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