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Attractiveness

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 06.23.2014 | 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...

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 bro...

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...