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Science Says Beauty Is Boring, And What The Hell Is Beauty, Anyway?

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How many times have you met someone really, really ridiculously good-looking, only to discover that the catch-22 of such genetic physical advantage is that they’re also really, really ridiculously terrible — or, perhaps even worse, really, really ridiculously boring? At long last, scientists have proven that there’s actually something behind what we’ve suspected for years: when seeking to make a connection between beauty and appealing character traits or values, Psychological Science found that “beautiful people tend to focus more on conformity and self-promotion than independence and tolerance.” Keep reading »

Airbrushing Facebook Photos Is The Vainest Thing I’ve Ever Heard Of

Airbrushing: It used to be only for average-sized women on ladymag covers and Gisele’s pregnant belly. Now, according to The Sun, some Facebookers are touching up their personal photos to plump boobs, flatten bellies, and whiten teeth. One British photography shop said customers who want their photos airbrushed have increased 550 percent. Keep reading »

Quickies!: Is Vanity Keeping You Poor?

  • Women pay a high price for all their primping and coiffing. [Shine]
  • Cesarean section rates in New York City have increased by 24 percent over the past six years. [Medical News Today]
  • A recent study found that married women in India whose husbands physically and sexually abuse them are about four times more likely to contract HIV compared with married women in the country who do not experience abuse. [Medical News Today]
  • We still have sexual stereotypes in relationships, but when it comes to cooking the playing field is a little more even. [Dear Sugar]
  • Here’s a list of date ideas for the not-so-new couple that still really digs each other. [College Candy]
  • Hormonal birth control pills may cause a woman to be attracted to the scents of men whose immune system DNA is most similar to her own, which can make for a bad reproductive match. [Tango]
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