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Attractiveness

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 who...

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...

The 'Dumb Blonde'

Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton | Posted 07.13.2013 | TED Weekends
Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton

The experience and consequences of being subjected to a stereotype of low intellectual ability -- be it because one is blonde or one is black -- are remarkably similar across these different stereotypes.

Another Type of 'Hot' May Madness Among Our Teens

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.10.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I now and you know that our teens are busy evaluating each other. Today, though, even I was shocked when I learned that the male teens at Issaquah Hig...

Underneath The Surface of 'Looks Aren't Everything'

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 05.09.2013 | TED Weekends
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgLike Russell, I am one of those who benefited from the genetic lottery; first as a professional dancer and then as a Wilhelmina model. For both, I relied on the fortune of good genes. Like Russell, I felt ambivalent about "cashing out" on being "a pretty white girl," but it's what I did.

WATCH: What You Didn't Know About The Modeling Industry

Cameron Russell | Posted 05.10.2013 | TED Weekends
Cameron Russell

2013-05-09-russellpullWomen are often worried about how they look and that's not superficial. We know that our appearance has nothing to do with how smart, creative, or hardworking we are, but it plays powerfully into what society decides we are worth.

Facial Hair Study Reveals Look Women Like Most

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 05.01.2013 | Science

Talk about cutting-edge science. A new study conducted by researchers in Australia shows that women prefer men with heavy stubble over clean-shaven gu...

The Two Faces of Attractiveness

Wray Herbert | Posted 06.16.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

Attractiveness is the modern equivalent of what our ancient ancestors saw as trustworthy and safe, so we would expect any deviation in the faces we actually know to diminish attractiveness. Yet a huge amount of research says the opposite.

I F@#%ing Love... Sexism

Rob Brooks | Posted 05.25.2013 | Science
Rob Brooks

What do you know? The creative force behind science's favorite Facebook site is ... a woman. Holy mother of Christ.

What Is It Like To Be Disfigured?

Quora | Posted 05.12.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Mary Katherine Glen, Student I can't speak for everyone since disfigured is pretty broad, b...

Lena Dunham Is More Attractive Than Taylor Swift

The Huffington Post | Liat Kornowski | Posted 03.14.2013 | Celebrity

Whether you adore Lena Dunham or think she's overrated, one thing seems to be in consensus: She's not drop dead gorgeous. She made a hit TV show about...

The Difficult Issue of Attractiveness Discrimination

Brad Reid | Posted 03.12.2013 | Business
Brad Reid

Civil rights judicial decisions have prohibited gender-stereotyping in the workplace. Should appearance and attractiveness stereotyping become a part of this doctrine?

Why Most Women Agree With the 'Irresistibly Attractive' Ruling (Even If They Won't Admit It)

Keli Goff | Posted 02.22.2013 | Women
Keli Goff

Here's the dirty little secret most of us don't want to admit. Many of us wonder about the attractiveness of the people our significant others work closely with and many of us inquire about it too, and with good reason. According to the experts, nearly half of all affairs begin at work.

Is Empathy Sexy?

Dr. Craig Malkin | Posted 02.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Craig Malkin

Are we more excited by people who seem to care about us? Can being a good, caring listener feed the flames of desire? Research offers some clues to the answer.

On Our Perceptions Of Physical Beauty

Sam Sommers | Posted 01.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Sam Sommers

Just what, exactly, can we learn from a pretty face? Because despite axiomatic warnings to the contrary, when we meet other people we spend an awful lot of time judging books by their covers.

How to Respond to People Who Ask Why You Are Not Married

Bella DePaulo | Posted 08.18.2012 | Women
Bella DePaulo

When married people get that twisted, pitying look in their eye and ask you why you aren't married -- or, worse still, offer lists of reasons why you are not -- it is time to say, "right back at you!"

A New Survey Sheds Light on 'The Seven Year Itch'

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 07.09.2012 | Women
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Caring for our looks is important not only in prolonging our physical and emotional health as we age, but in maintaining mutual attraction in our relationships.

A Treatise on Being Called 'Cute'

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.08.2012 | Women
Barbara Greenberg

I am often referred to as cute. Yes, even at my age, which is over 40. Isn't cute a word that is associated with babies or adorable pets or a new item of clothing?

Is Love Really Blind? A New Survey Provides Answers

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 06.12.2012 | Women
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Couples need to work on their emotional connection, but paying attention to you physical appearance may ensure that a relationship not only gets off to a good start, but remains strong.

The Downside To Being Pretty

Forbes Woman | Posted 04.05.2012 | Women

Would attaching a photograph to your resume help or hinder you on the job hunt? According to a new study, written up in the latest issue of The Eco...