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Beauty: symmetry versus averageness
Comparing their facial measurements with the attractiveness ratings given to these faces by 114 participants, the researchers concluded that for women, it is only averageness that predicts perceived attractiveness - that is, the closer a woman's face to the average female face, the more highly attractive she was rated by participants. For male faces, by contrast, attractiveness was linked to both averageness and greater symmetry.
beauty  research  psychology 
june 2009 by andrewducker
Love is not blind - even when the people are.
When I was a teenager, I went to a boarding school for blind children where the sound of wildly rushing male and female hormones could be heard on every corridor. I particularly remember a new girl arriving. No one took much notice in her first few weeks... until one lad said they'd heard she was blonde.

She may have been a quiet shrinking violet but she suddenly started getting a lot of attention after her hair colour was made known. Of course, few of her admirers could see her crowning glory, or even knew that blonde was a kind of light yellowy brown, but because "blondes" are talked about as desirable, and dare I say thought more attractive than darker haired people, she became very popular.
love  beauty  disability  blindness  anthropology 
may 2009 by andrewducker
Study debunks the beer goggles myth
Drinking alcohol reduces the attractiveness of the opposite sex and makes no difference to a man's ability at guessing a woman's age, according to a study in the British Journal of Psychology.
alcohol  psychology  beauty 
april 2009 by andrewducker
Today's Playmates Are More Like Anime Figures Than Real Humans
A clear trend emerged: While real American women have steadily eaten their way up the BMI slope — just like American men — Playmates have gone from a sylphlike 19.4 to an anime-ideal 17.6.
visualization  sex  women  beauty  trends  playboy  visualisation 
february 2009 by andrewducker
Hotties and Notties - the academic scale
Comparing the perceived sexiness of different kinds of academics. With SCIENCE!
statistics  education  beauty  academia 
january 2009 by andrewducker
Sex cues ruin men's decisiveness
The more testosterone, the worse their decision-making powers when distracted by sex
beauty  biology  evolution  gender  intelligence  men  neuroscience  psychology  sex  research  science 
march 2007 by andrewducker
Some extremely pretty photos
Thefairest.info is a site where users can rate pictures against each other. This link is to the current top rated ones.
art  beauty  photos 
november 2006 by andrewducker
What A Beautiful Blue Planet!
Some fantastic satellite photography of the planet
astronomy  beauty  environment  photos  science  space  earth 
november 2006 by andrewducker
60 seconds from ordinary person to incredible beauty
How a (fairly cute) woman is transformed into an ad. Just in case you thought women that beautiful actually existed...
beauty  advertising  culture  photoshop  video  reality  advertisement 
october 2006 by andrewducker
Perfectionist Fathers Can Reinforce Tendencies
father-child communicative interaction marked by high paternal standards might increase young people's risk of unwholesome eating behaviors
food  health  psychology  brain  society  beauty 
may 2006 by andrewducker

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