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Physical Attractiveness

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.

How Your Appearance Is Affecting Your Behavior

Margaret Neale | Posted 09.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Neale

Our cultural preoccupation with physical appearance isn't simply a narcissistic tendency, but may, in part, reflect our striving for social standing in society.

Does Physical Attractiveness Make a Happy Marriage?

Renee Fisher | Posted 03.01.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Doesn't it take longer than four years to realize you are married to someone whose face has now been consumed by their neck and whose nose is either much larger than was originally presented or has now started to sprout acres of nose hair?

Author: How A Burst Blood Vessel Changed My Looks And My Attitude

Louise Krug | Posted 06.25.2012 | Books
Louise Krug

The feeling of beauty has nothing to do with perfection. It is about self-respect. It is about caring for oneself. I try to be a little less careless now.

Shocking Resume Tip For Pretty People

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 04.05.2012 | Money

If you think your pretty face might help your job application stand apart from the rest, think again. At least if you're a woman. Attractive women...

How Much Do Looks Matter In A Relationship?

| Jessica Booth | Posted 03.13.2012 | Teen

Imagine you meet the guy or girl of your dreams. This person is funny, smart, likes the same things as you and is the biggest sweetheart ever. Only ca...

When It Comes To Attraction, Context Matters

Sam Sommers | Posted 04.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Sam Sommers

What makes someone attractive to you? Specific physical features? A particular personality type? A certain indefinable quality of character or depth of soul? All reasonable answers, sure, but there's another critical influence on who you're attracted to: context.

Going With Your Gut in the Voting Booth

Sam Sommers | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics
Sam Sommers

No, this is not another blog post about the benefits (or costs) to being beautiful, though attractiveness certainly is a characteristic that can impact an election. Just ask Richard Nixon. But I'm not talking about physical attractiveness per se.