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Attractiveness

Here's More Evidence That Good-Looking People Can Get Away With Anything

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 06.29.2015 | Science

  Good-looking people seem to have all the luck.   Thanks to the "beauty bias," our largely unconscious preoccupation with and pre...

Why the People We're Attracted To Don't Like Us Back

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 06.03.2015 | Women
Jennifer Twardowski

We want to make this person the center of our universe and really show them just how amazing they truly are... but this person just doesn't want to be with us. Honestly, I don't blame them.

Women Think Men Prefer Conformists, But They're Wrong

Sara Eckel | Posted 06.21.2015 | Women
Sara Eckel

Most men are not the fearful little bunnies that decades of dating folklore have made them out to be.

Not Everyone Is 'Sexy'... and That's Okay

Chad Williams | Posted 06.09.2015 | Style
Chad Williams

Not everyone has to be 'sexy.' The fact that we feel such a campaign needs to be launched speaks to a deeper problem with how we as a society view women.

Turns Out 'Beer Goggles' Work Both Ways

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 03.04.2015 | Science

No doubt you've heard that even unattractive people can start to look smokin' hot after you've downed a drink or three. Science has shown that the...

Men Weigh in on Age-Old Conundrum: Why Do so Many Hot Women Date Ugly Dudes?

Ravishly | Posted 04.01.2015 | Comedy
Ravishly

Having discussed these issues at length with lovers and compatriots alike, we decided to conduct a little unofficial poll as a beacon of light to guide our battered ship away from the shoals.

Where You'll Find America's Most Attractive People

Travel + Leisure | Posted 01.19.2015 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Lauri Flaquer gets almost starstruck by people in Minnesota's Twin Cities. "They're tall with long, graceful limbs, which work well for climbing ov...

The Normalization of Cosmetic Surgery

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 12.29.2014 | Style
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

The notion that cosmetic surgery is a "simple beauty treatment" is a contradiction in terms, a paradox of sorts. Surgery is almost never simple, physically or psychologically, and the more we believe it's a solution to our beauty needs, the less beautiful we tend to feel.

My Mother Is More Popular Than Me

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 12.01.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

My girlfriends all seem to like my mother better than me. I just think that because when they come over, they always talk to my mother and I have nothing to contribute.

Is The Internet Twisting Our Taste In Mates?

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 08.07.2014 | Science

Which face do you find sexier -- the one on the left, or the one on the right? What about these faces? Given that you have access to the...

Are You Hot or Not? The Answer May Change With Time

Sara Eckel | Posted 08.23.2014 | Women
Sara Eckel

We all venture into the dating world hoping that others will appreciate our charms, even if our noses are crooked or our bellies spill over our belts. And the good news is they will -- but it may take some time.

Fear Not the Hipster Beard; It Too Shall Pass

Rob Brooks | Posted 06.16.2014 | Science
Rob Brooks

If you haven't been outdoors in a few years, you might not have noticed that beards are back. Why are beards sprouting from the unlikeliest faces? And is there anything that might make them stop?

Thoughts From the 'Ugly Friend'

Literally, Darling | Posted 04.27.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

I am blessed to be friends with some amazing and strikingly beautiful women. I go out with them and I feel the notion from men that I am simply an obstacle to keep distracted while they hit on my more attractive counterparts. So I've accepted it.

What Makes A Voice Attractive? New Study Yields Surprising Answer

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 02.25.2014 | Science

Why are some voices more attractive than others? It's complicated. Previous studies showed that men tend to prefer women with high-pitched voices, ...

Why the Masculine Face? Genetic Evidence Reveals Drawbacks of Hypermasculine Features

Rob Brooks | Posted 04.01.2014 | Science
Rob Brooks

A new paper deals a substantial blow to the idea that masculine men make good genetic sires. Of course, the genes that confer masculinity on both sons and daughters might have other positive effects, including but not limited to improved immunity. That remains to be assessed.

Why Art Sucks

Melanie Curtin | Posted 03.04.2014 | Women
Melanie Curtin

It blows to be misunderstood. It's shitty to not have control over how other people take your art, take your words, take your meaning. It's really annoying not being able to control other people's perception of you -- especially when your perception is that their perception is that you're weak.

'Am I Ugly?' A Massive Online Community Reveals Surprising Truths About Body Insecurity

Annabelle Buggle | Posted 02.12.2014 | Women
Annabelle Buggle

People are social animals: it's in our nature to crave approval from those around us, and it's only normal to want to be accepted -- and, more than that, admired. In this image-obsessed society, it makes sense that we'd want to get an idea of what others see when they look at us. Are we pretty, or are we ugly?

New Teen Trend: 'Am I Ugly?' Videos

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Girls are relying on the opinions of others in a public forum to evaluate how they should perceive themselves based, of course, on how others perceive them.

Do You Feel More Beautiful Around Your Friends?

Posted 10.31.2013 | Women

The writers of "How I Met Your Mother" clearly know what they're talking about. It turns out that Barney Stinson's theory about "the cheerleader effec...

REVEALED: 17 Scientific Laws Of Attraction

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 09.05.2013 | Science

Why do some people make us hot and bothered while others leave us cold? It can be hard to put your finger on the specific reason, but the scientists o...

This Fashion Model Is Changing The Conversation About Female Beauty

Posted 07.11.2013 | Women

You might think that a fashion model would be the last person to champion women who feel marginalized by the mainstream media. But in the case of Came...

REVEALED: Ugly Truth About Who Gets Bullied At Work

BusinessNewsDaily | Chad Brooks | Posted 06.21.2013 | Science

A new Michigan State University study has uncovered an ugly truth about the American workplace: looks do matter. Researchers found that employees wh...

Why This Claim Might Rub People The Wrong Way

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.10.2013 | Women

We're all about women being confident and appreciating their bodies just as they are -- rock on. But do women who claim they are too pretty deserve sy...

Getting Your Teen Daughters Ready for Bathing Suit Season

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.31.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

This summer, encourage your daughters to wear bathing suits that they feel good in, to have fun at the beach and to focus on making friends and conversation, not losing weight.

Does 'Real Beauty' Ad Send Wrong Message About Women's Looks?

| Posted 05.26.2013 | Science

By Ozgun Atasoy In April 15, 2013 Dove launched a 3-minute video entitled “Dove Real Beauty Sketches.” The video achieved instant popularity and...