08/03/2011 02:27 pm ET Updated Oct 03, 2011

Do The Homely Need Legal Protection Against Discrimination?

By Molly Young for New York Magazine

Daniel S. Hamarmesh's book, "Beauty Pays" attempts to explain why attractive people make more money than unattractive people. A lot more money, in fact: $230,000 over the course of a lifetime, which holds true even in professions where looks wouldn’t seem to matter.

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