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Lookism

The Ugly Side of Lookism and What We Can Do About It

Heather Laine Talley | Posted 01.22.2016 | Impact
Heather Laine Talley

In a decade of researching and writing about faces and lookism, I have learned that lookism (like sexism, racism, transphobia, and ableism), and our role in perpetuating it, is largely taken for granted. We accept it, sometimes benefit from it, but rarely name it or seek to eradicate it.

How Carrie Fisher Is Leading The Fight Against Ageism

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 01.09.2016 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

It's illegal for employers to allow the age of their workers to influence decisions about hiring, promotion, and retention. There are laws banning discrimination in the workplace on the basis of age in the U.S. as well as the U.K. However, these laws don't mean that ageism doesn't exist in more subtle ways.

Body Fascism: The Ugly Truth About Appearance in the Workplace

Martha T.S. Laham | Posted 10.08.2015 | Fifty
Martha T.S. Laham

Can an employee be fired from a job for not adhering to dress codes, not meeting makeup requirements, sporting tattoos or piercings, or for other personal qualities or forms of self-expression? Apparently, yes.

Sitting Pretty: Good-Looking People Make More Money, But It's Not All Roses

Martha T.S. Laham | Posted 09.29.2015 | Fifty
Martha T.S. Laham

To put it plainly, pretty people get paid more, and not just in occupations like modeling, entertainment, sales and marketing, and prostitution. To what extent do good looks matter in the workplace? What physical characteristics are most rewarded? You might be amazed by the answers.

The Beauty Gap Is Closing: 7 Reasons Why

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

The good news? Guys have begun to see advantages to enhancing their appearance, a focus once considered outside their domain. The not-so-good news? Men may soon head down a perilous path that women have been traveling for decades.

Beauty Addiction: Could Mani-Pedi Anonymous Be Next?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Do you find that having someone massage your feet and polish your nails soothes your anxiety? Do you get uneasy when your hair stylist is on vacation or can't fit you in for monthly highlighting or coloring?

How To Enjoy -- Not Envy -- The Beauty Advantage

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 02.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

The ugly truth? Beauty is unfair. But for we "everyday" men and women, what really matters is knowing that unique beauty -- experienced within, and with all its imperfections -- is the one that lasts a lifetime.