January 16, 2018 • Written by Fatima DeMelo
Between Instagram filters and Photoshop, people have no idea the storm a psyche takes to merely look in a mirror and think hey, I look pretty good today. Girls begin dieting at younger ages, often listing the fear of being fat above the death of a parent. It starts as a passing remark (“You would have a prettier face if you lost weight.”) or hearing more about appearance than accomplishments makes a person think having a more acceptable outside will make a more worthy human being.
The Healthy Minds, Healthy College initiative, represents one way to take on the negative voices or to find help dealing with eating disorders. If upcoming group sessions are not your thing, make an appointment to see a counsellor either here or off campus. In between talking about body image issues, get empowered with these resources in *print, digital or video.
*Note: Visit our Information Desk for help refining your search for body image as it relates to men, nursing, LGBT, community services, or another topic.
Am I Thin Enough Yet?: The Cult of Thinness and the Commercialization of Identity
BF 697.5 .B63 H47
Starving for Affection: A Journey of Eating Disorders, Drugs and Sex
RC 569.5 .B65 .B38 2009 c. 2
Preventing Eating-Related and Weight-related disorders: Collaborative research, Advocacy, and Policy change
RC 552 .E18 P78 2012
When Girls Feel Fat: Helping Girls Through Adolescence
HQ 798 .F75 1997
Body image: Understanding Body Dissatisfaction in Men, Women, and Children
BF 697.5 .B63 G76 1999
Articles of Interest (Login Required)
Cohen, R., Newton-John, T., & Slater, A. (2017). The relationship between Facebook and Instagram appearance-focused activities and body image concerns in young women. Body Image, 23183-187. doi:10.1016/j.bodyim.2017.10.002
Body Image’s Effect on Smoking and Drinking. (2017). USA Today Magazine, 146(2869), 7.
CLARK, N. (2017). Social Media and Body Image: #Fitspiration at Its Worst. American Fitness, 35(2), 66.
AV services have a display near the entrance, with a list of titles on the subject.
January 9, 2018 • Written by Mark Nelson
Since 2018 has dropped in on us, and is clearly here to stay, many of our patrons have decided to make the new year a time for change. Check out our window display at the Notre Dame Campus Library where we have placed tips and resources to help you succeed in making the changes you desire.
Below you will find a few of the resources we have placed in our display. If you see something you like, just come to the Notre Dame Campus Library and inquire at the Circulation Desk.
“You don’t have to put up with the complications and hassles of an overwhelming daily grind! The international bestseller How to Simplify Your Life will show you how to clear off your desk, clean up your life, and make room for the things that really matter. Packed with practical techniques for simplifying work, money, health, and relationships, this seven-step program gives you the tools you need to lead a fulfilling life. When you learn to throw off the burdens and drudgery that hold you down, you may find yourself growing wings! The practical techniques in this book will help you eliminate the chaos, jettison your self-defeating habits, and take control of every aspect of your life. You will discover and achieve the things that are most important to you. Book jacket.”–BOOK JACKET.
This book is aimed at young people recently graduated from high school or college, out on their own for the first time. Whether you’re a 20-something wanting to make the most of their financial independence; the parent of a young adult trying to instill some financial responsibility; or a member of a financial institution hoping to encourage the younger generation to start money management now, you’ll find sound advice within these pages.
Adding regular physical activity to your week can make a huge difference in your health. Move more and you’ll have more energy, less stress, a reduced risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, a healthier weight, and better sleep quality. And those are just a few of the benefits. If you’ve decided that you want to lead a more active life, Active Living Every Day, Second Edition, offers you all the tools you need to take the first steps toward success.
You Can Do It. Each year over a million people stop smoking. You can be one of them. Why Read This Book? If you are worried about the effect of smoking on your health or the health of those around you, you can take action with the help of the experts at the American Cancer Society. We’ll help you outline your quitting plan and show you how to set up the support you may need. We’ll also guide you through living a nonsmoking life in the days after you’ve quit.
With expert science and compelling storytelling, Gary Taubes investigates the history of nutritional science which, shaped by a handful of charismatic and misguided individuals, has for a hundred years denied the impact of sugar on our health. He exposes the powerful influence of the food industry which has lobbied for sugar’s ubiquity – the Sugar Association even today promoting ‘sugar’s goodness’ – and the extent that the industry has corrupted essential scientific research. He delves into the science of sugar, exposes conventional thinking that sugar is ’empty calories’ as a myth, and finds that its addictive pleasures are resulting in worldwide consumption as never experienced before, to devastating effect. The Case Against Sugar is a revelatory read, which will fundamentally change the way we eat.
January 4, 2018 • Written by Mark Nelson
The Red River College Library receives plenty of inquiries about the wireless networks on all our Winnipeg campuses. Our goal is to help all our library patrons, though we always have to be clear that we do not control or manage the wireless networks here at RRC. At the Library we are users, just like you!
Were you forced to change your password? Forget this Network!
After you change your password, make sure that any of your devices, such as cell phones or tablets, also have your new password in their settings.
Q: How do you do update your wireless password?
A: Forget this network!
Just ask your device to “Forget this Network” and then setup the network fresh.
When you ask your device to “forget this network”, always keep in mind that it was likely trying to actively connect to the wireless with a bad password. This would have caused the college’s wireless system to lock out your device. So, when you reconnect with your username and your new password it may still not connect. It is probably locked out!
Wait 30 minutes after you “Forget this Network” for your locked-out device to be re-allowed to connect to RRCWireless.
Laptops – Mac and PC
If you have a laptop, you may not need to “Forget this Network”. You can likely just login with your new password when your computer challenges you for credentials. However, you may still have to wait 30 minutes for your laptop to cease being locked out. Just put in your new password, and wait for the lock-out period to expire (30 minutes).
We offer help at our Library Helpdesks:
- Notre Dame Campus – Library Computer Lab (8AM to 4PM)
- Exchange District Campus – Lower Learning Commons (8AM to 4PM)
The Library has a guide with extensive wireless information:
The Red River College IT Departments has a wirless help page: