Humans are biased when it comes to beauty, study says

They may try to downplay it, but the beautiful people have it pretty good: They snag hotter dates, score free food and land higher-paid jobs. Now, behavioral neurologists are revealing the primal instinct driving our bias for beauty.

A new study, led by scientists at Penn Medicine, seeks to understand our brain’s response to people with facial abnormalities, such as scars, birthmarks, dysplasia and other “deformities.” Their findings, published in Scientific Reports, show an inherent bias against the “disfigured” and innate preference for the conventionally attractive.

“Judgements on attractiveness and trustworthiness are consistent across cultures, and these assumptions based on facial beauty are made extremely quickly,” says lead study author Dr. Anjan Chatterjee, professor of neurology and director at Penn Center for Neuroaesthetics. “On the other hand, people with facial disfigurement are often targets of discrimination, which seems to extend beyond the specific effects of lower overall attractiveness and may tie in more with the pattern of results with stigmatized groups.”

Previous neuroimaging studies have shown that attractive faces trigger more substantial responses in the reward, empathy, and social cognition sectors of the brain, compared to readings taken from more average faces. This study digs deeper by focusing on disfigured faces and analyzing whether surgical solutions mitigate the negative response.

“In order to right any discrimination, the first step is to understand how and why such biases exist, which is why we set out to uncover the neural responses to disfigured faces,” Chatterjee says.

The study involved two experiments, both using a set of pre- and post-op photographs from patients who underwent surgical treatment for their abnormalities. The first behavioral study enlisted 79 participants to find out whether or not they were aware of their beauty biases. An implicit association test (IAT) was used to determine where folks naturally fell when it came to judging disfigured faces. Then an explicit bias questionnaire (EBQ) assessed how conscious they were of their preference.

While the participants showed no explicit bias on the EBQ, researchers saw a clear implicit preference for the non-disfigured faces, especially among men.

The second experiment involved a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) test to observe the neural response to the photo sets. The authors found an increase in activity in the ventral occipito-temporal cortical areas, which deals with vision processing, and decreases in the regions associated with empathy, specifically the anterior cingulate and medio-prefrontal cortex.

All this tells researchers that, in spite of common courtesy, people are unconsciously harboring negative biases against less attractive and disfigured faces, resulting in an inherent lack of empathy. The diminished activity in the anterior cingulate cortex also indicates a neural flag for dehumanization, supported by previous studies which show a similar response to other stigmatized groups, such as drug addicts or homeless people.

“The emphasis of attractiveness and its association with positive attributes highlights the pervasive effect of appearance in social interaction,” says Chatterjee. “While we found that corrective surgery mitigates negative social and psychological responses to people with facial anomalies, we are also exploring alternative strategies to minimize bias towards people with facial conditions.

 

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Woman Claims She Can’t Get Hired Cause She’s Too Pretty – People Can’t Believe This Is Her Excuse

“Sorry…I’m just not seeing it.” – Charles

It’s difficult out there in this economy to get a good gig. Many people are picking up multiple jobs just to get by. One woman who is having trouble securing a well-paying job says it’s not because of her qualifications, her experience, or her people skills, but because of her looks.

Irina Kova, is an attractive 33-year-old woman and says she has been the victim of discrimination, and claims she can’t secure a good job because she is too good looking. Speaking to The Sun, Irina said, “Even during the hiring process, being beautiful gets in the way.”

She references her law degree and having a sterling resume, but is still unable to secure something steady because of toxic workplaces that can’t see past her attractive appearance (apparently). Kova was even told by a recruiter to dye her blonde hair to look like less of a threat.

The slender woman obliged and switched her hair to brunette, and even started wearing glasses to look more homely, and not draw so much attention to her appearance.

“After I colored my hair, I was offered more work,” the 33-year-old said. She claims that she’s “been made to feel terrible in offices,” and that one boss came right out and told her to stop “standing out” and be more “humble.”

Irina says that her strong features make her stand out in an office environment even when she wears little makeup, and dresses conservatively.

One job was so bad that she was forced to quit because the manager wanted her to adhere more to the “corporate environment.” Talking to The Sun she said, “He was basically implying I was too glamorous to fit in.”

On top of having issues getting work and holding down a job, Kova says that her dazzling looks make it difficult to make friends with women, and that work places deliberately hire “less attractive women.”

Feeling she has no other options for work, the 33-year-old with a law degree has started her own business, a vintage clothing website.

Do you think being too attractive can cost you a job?

Is this why this woman is having issues getting hired?

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Kita – Chapter 29 – Sweet and Sexy

“I’m going to see a shrink.”

“Why?”

“To help me deal with my depression over losing JR.”

“Okay. Well I’m sure it’ll help. It’s a tough time, and your friends and family can only do so much. It’s always good to get professional help when you can.”

“Yea. Do you have any snacks?”

“I do sweetheart. Let me get them from their hiding place.”

“Hiding place?”

“Yea. I have to hide any food I have here at the salon from Achilles. Anything he finds around the salon he eats. He can’t help it. He just loves to eat. There’s a secret little drawer in the back cabinet and I hid my snacks in there under some bags.”

“You’re funny!”

I return with an array of cereal bars she can choose from. She picks one and happily munches on it.

I love giving things to Kita. I like helping people in general, but it helps if you’re an adorable little Asian chick. I have a few more surprises for her today. I’m always trying to figure out new ways to improve her tanning experience. I hand her this:

“Ooooh! Sweet & Sexy! For me? Thank you! I love it! You’re so good to me Charles!”

Like our Kita, the lotion is sweet and sexy! I think it’s perfect for her. She’s never used a “hot” bronzer before. We call them tingle bronzers because they make your skin tingle when exposed to ultraviolet light.

There are all kinds of tanning lotions on the market. Perhaps you have used a few for yourself while out at the beach, inside at the tanning salon or simply to get a “tan” look. One very popular tanning lotion is the tingle tanning lotion. What’s so great about tingle tanning lotion you ask?

The reason these lotions are called tingle tanning is that they give a tingling sensation on your skin after you apply the lotion; hence the name. It’s certainly more intense than other tanning lotions on the market. What the lotion does is bring blood to the skin surface and, essentially, oxygen to affect the skin’s melanin. The more melanin that’s affected, the darker your skin is going to become. Basically the purpose to tingle tanning lotions is to boost the effects of UV rays you expose yourself to when lying in a tanning bed. Ultimate-inferno-tingle-lotion

Yes, your skin’s going to be red for approximately one hour after you tan. The redness is similar to a sunburn. However, the redness will fade and you’ll be fine.

What does it all mean? Basically, the lotion’s ingredients, Methyl Nicotinate or Benzyl, are designed to bring more oxygen into the skin by increasing the circulation of blood in your body as well as the increase the amount of oxygen on the surface of the skin. So, tingle tanning lotions are designed for people who want deep tans or have difficulty getting a tan.

Some folks give up on using tingle tanning lotions because of the sensation it gives. Some users have complained that the lotion is painful or uncomfortable. Other users have not made any complaints against this kind of lotion. It’s all depending on how rough your skin is and how high your pain level tolerance is. Everybody’s different, which means what you get from the experience could be different from your friends.

However, if you do endure whatever pain, if any, you will get the end result that the tingle tanning lotions are designed to do…give you tan skin!

If you can handle the temporary burning sensation you will come out of the bed looking darker.

When Kita comes out after her session she looks in the mirror. “Oh my God! I’m darker!”

She loves being dark as I’ve said before.

Baby’s happy.

“Thank you so much! You’re always taking good care of me!”

She hugs me tightly.  I feel her breasts compress against my chest. Then she places her hand on my cheeks and pulls my lips to hers. They are ripe, moist and yield to mine. It was a firm smooch but brief so as not to be discovered by a random client.

She smiles and I melt in her almond eyes. She grasps my hand and squeezes. “I have to go work on a presentation.”

Her hand slips away and she’s gone.

*Sigh…

 

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Kita – Chapter 28 – Hair Done & No Fun

Today is the Saturday I wanted to take Kita to Dave and Buster’s but it was the only day she could schedule her hair appointment. So I will continue to pursue her to get some fun in her life. I’m just floating around the city when I get a text.

“Hey, Charles. Look at my hair now.”

“You look like Storm from the X-Men.”

“Hahahaha”

“It’s like a silver head dress!”

“So happy I’m going blonder!!!”

“It’s going to look so awesome! I’m running some errands in the area. Need a Frappuccino?”

“I ate a banana recently, but thank you! It’s too cold outside to be running errands.”

“Yay! Bananas are better for you than coffee drinks. Oh, and it’s not too bad out now.”

Hours later…

“I talked to Achilles about working there! I want to do it. I am just looking at logistics with my classes and me going away for breaks. My classes are different so I’m making my schedule next week, so I’ll have a decision by then ok? Also, thank you for the Honey Grow card. (Smiley emoji)”

“Sounds great. No worries. We’ll work with your schedule. Take your time working out. You’re welcome! I knew the one person that could put that card to good use!”

An hour later…

“Can you make sure Achilles knows I’m still pondering it? I feel like he thinks I told him 100% yes. I brought up the schedule thing but I think he thought differently. Oh yea, I used the Honey Grow card today and it was delicious!”

“I’ll talk to him Monday. He and I already have decided to split the schedule between the two of us until we find someone. We’re going to open the gym in December so I may take more of his shifts while he runs the gym. Don’t stress, Kita. Take your time and we’ll figure it out.

Two hours later…

“Thanks Charles. I fell asleep. I’m exhausted for no reason.”

“I’m sure you’re tired, Kita. Big day. Hours at the salon creating the perfect blonde highlights! I hope you like it.”

“I do, I’m just so dead right now. And the weather and darkness so early never helps. Haha.”

“I get it. I just wrote an article for the salon that we’re going to send out to our members about Seasonal Affective Disorder. We worked on it today and I know it’s important that we communicate with our clients about the importance of how we can help them.”

“That’s awesome! Yeah, it really does affect your moods/emotions.”

“It’s paramount that we communicate the importance of controlled UV emissions to our clients for their well being during these cold, dark winter months in the Northeast. I’m glad you get it.”

“Yes because it definitely helps!!!”

“Well we’re here for you to absorb your power through our light! I’m going to do a stand up session before I start work tomorrow. Oh, and I have some new ideas to get you darker!!!”

“Thank you!!! (Smiley emoji) Thank goodness for tanning! And what are your ideas?”

“I have a special lotion, (Only for you my #1) and I want to try a 12 minute over exposure session and see what that does. Always creative.”

“Oh my! A special lotion???? The tingling one?”

“Yes! But it has a very gentle tingling vanilla and chocolate scent that I’m giving only to you. Always working hard for my Yelp reviews.”

“Wow sounds delicious!!! Hahah.”

 

By then it was almost midnight, so we both went to sleep.

Thing was, I wish she were sleeping next to me.

 

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New Study Finds Men Are Happier With This Type Of Wife And We’re So Damn Predictable

Hot wife, happy life? According to a recent study, it turns out that’s true. Men with attractive wives have happier marriages.

A study published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletinsuggests that men who marry attractive women are more likely to have long, satisfying marriages.

RELATED: This May Be the Key to a Happy Marriage

You might think this means that men who marry attractive women, also face more competition for their mate from other suitors and may find themselves on the receiving end of some serious jealousy. Thoughts of infidelity and anxiety about their wife stepping out may also plague these lucky men.

Not so, say the researchers behind the Florida State University study. Breaking down 200 participants into two distinct groups, lead author Juliana French made her case clear. “Maximizers” — those men and women who take the time to seek out the optimal solution in every life choice they face — are more likely to opt for the ultimate best in everything instead of settling. By contrast, “satisfiers” — people who are not as choosy and opt to take a more comfortable and familiar option instead of holding out — are likely to get together more quickly.

In the end, French claims, maximizing men are more likely to be satisfied when they kick off their lifetime of wedded bliss. “Specifically, maximizing men who had attractive (vs. unattractive) wives were more satisfied at the start of their marriages,” she said. “Likewise, maximizing women who had high (vs. low) status husbands experienced less steep declines in satisfaction over time.”

For women, as seen above, the determinant of an ideal partner seemed to correlate more commonly with wealth or status than physical attractiveness, although both traits play a role. Maximizing women saw different outcomes, being more likely to remain happy with their high-status husbands in the long run rather than see a brutal drop-off in interest.

RELATED: Are Beautiful Women Difficult to Approach

Besides the risk of ending up in an unhappy marriage, there are other dangers connected to having a mentality of needing to be in a relationship immediately. As Dr. Juliana Breines details for Psychology Today, the pressure to settle can be a very significant factor in the minds of many single people. According to Breines, lonely and desperate daters are more likely than others to put up with some real nastiness or deep flaws in those they select.

“People who were afraid of being single, or those who agreed with statements like, ‘I feel it is close to being too late for me to find the love of my life,’ and, ‘As I get older, it will be harder and harder to find someone’ were more likely to prioritize being in a relationship over the quality of that relationship or a potential partner,” said Breines. “Such individuals were more likely to express interest in dating someone whose online profile included callous statements like, ‘I love what I do, so I need someone who respects that and is willing to take the back seat when necessary.’”

The bottom line is, there’s value in being choosy, taking your time and asking out a perfect 10 or an out-of-your-league 9. And, when it comes to ending up in a happy marriage, it also helps to be somewhat successful in other areas of your life.

 

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Most Beautiful Girls in the World 2019

Who are some of the most beautiful girls in the world right now? Here, we present you – the best ever list of our most beautiful girls of 2018-19. These girls are not only beautiful, but dominating in their fields too. They’re celebrities. They’re most popular, having huge fan following worldwide. In addition, what makes them most beautiful is how strong and successful they are. Also, they’re intelligent, desirable, attractive, hot and most successful girls in the world.

They’re here because of their outstanding physique, personality and level of celebrity achieved through their hard work. Let’s take a closer look at some of the world’s most beautiful girls of 2019.

List of Most Beautiful Girls in the world

15. Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Shrader Lawrence; The highest-paid actress in the world. The most beautiful woman of 2019; Also, ranked amongst world’s most beautiful girls in 2019. In addition, she was named amongst “most influential people in the world” by Time magazine “Celebrity 100” by Forbes in 2016.

Lawrence is known as the highest-grossing action heroine of all time. In addition to acting, she’s known for being a vocal advocate of feminism and gender equality. Also, she’s the founder of the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation through which she supports various charitable organizations.

14. Nana

Im Jin Ah is also professionally known as Nana comes at number 14 in our list. This beautiful South Korean singer and actress is a member of the South Korean girl group After School.

13. Shailene Woodley

From Simi Valley, California, Shailene Woodley is one of the most beautiful girls in the world right now. She is an actress, appeared in several TV shows and films. In addition to acting, Woodley is an avid environmental activist. She, along-with her mother co-founded the All it Takes non-profit organization; A youth leadership program that aims to educate young people to practice empathy, compassion, responsibility, and purpose in hopes to foster sustainable, positive change for themselves, others and the environment. Also one of the most beautiful actresses.

12. Zendaya

Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman, professionally known as Zendaya comes at No. 12 amongst most beautiful girls in the world. She’s an actress, singer, and dancer. Best known for her role as Rocky Blue in the Disney Channel sitcom Shake It Up. She’s also one of the most Influential Teens of 2018.

11. Bella Thorne

Born in Pembroke Pines, Florida on October 8, 1997; Bella Thorne is an American television actress and singer. Being one of the most beautiful girls, Thorne is an avid supporter of the Humane Society, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and The Nomad Organization, which provides education, food and medical supplies to children in Africa. Thorne currently stars as Paige on the Freeform series, Famous in Love.

10. Bae Suzy

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One of the most beautiful South Korean girl; Bae Suzy comes at No. 10 in our list. She’s an actress and singer and a member of the girl group miss A under JYP Entertainment.

9. Alia Bhatt

A combination of beauty and talent; Alia Bhatt comes at No. 9 amongst world’s most beautiful girls. At just 24 now, she has appeared in more than dozen films. Also, she has won “Filmfare Award for Best Actress”. In addition to acting, Bhatt has sung six of her film songs. Also, she has launched her own line of clothing for women. She also top the ranking Most Beautiful Indian Women of 2018-19.

8. Kylie Jenner

Best known for her appearance on the reality show, “Keeping Up With The Kardashians”. Model, actress, entrepreneur, socialite, and social media personality; Kylie Jenner is the 8th most beautiful girl right now

7. Kendall Jenner

American fashion model and television personality; Kendall Jenner holds the 7th spot in our list. At just 21 years old, Forbes magazine’s 2015 list of top earning models, with an estimated annual income of US$4 million. Jenner is one of most followed celebrities on Instagram.

6. Dove Cameron

LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 11: Actress Dove Cameron attends Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards at USC Galen Center on March 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

The 6th most beautiful girl in our list; An American actress and singer, Dove Cameron. She’s best known for playing a dual role in the Disney Channel teen sitcom Liv and Maddie. Also for starring in Descendants as Mal, daughter of Maleficent. In addition, she is set to reprise her role as Mal in Descendants 2. Follow her on twitter @dovecameron.

5. Selena Gomez

The most beautiful but talented girl, Selena Gomez comes at number 5. This American singer and actress has top many ranking of BEAUTIFUL and HOTTEST women. In addition to her innocent looks, she has earned a number of awards and nominations for her work as an actress and singer.

4. Liza Soberano

She is just 19 years old now. With her dazzling looks and outstanding personality, Liza Soberano hold the 4th position amongst most beautiful girls of 2018. She’s an American born Filipino actress and model. Liza was also named by media as “one of Philippine television’s most beautiful faces“. In addition to her beauty, she’s one of most talented girl, recognized for her confidence and courage. She also named as the “Most Bright & Beautiful Philippine Star“.

3. Barbara Palvin

The 25-year-old Hungarian born model Barbara Palvin is at number 3 in our list of most beautiful girls. Palvin is heating things up in the fashion world when the Victoria’s Secret announced her as the newest addition to the VS Angels lineup, joining the ranks of supermodels like Adriana Lima and Karlie Kloss. She has walked for Victoria’s Secret twice before, once in 2018 and once in 2012. And surprisingly, she is the first plus size Victoria’s Secret Angel.

Born and raised in Hungary, Palvin has been working as a model since she was a teen. She first walked down the runway for Prada in 2010. Since then, she has walked for a number of fashion houses including Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, and Chanel. In addition to modeling, she had a small role in the 2014 film Hercules. She played Queen Antimache, wife of Eurystheus.

Palvin was ranked:

  • #14 on the Money Girls list by models.com in 2016.
  • #17 on Forbes list of the highest paid models in the world in 2016.
  • #4 in Maxim Hot 100 in 2016.
  • #2 in the Tumblr’s 2017 list of most popular models.

Palvin is in a relationship with Dylan Sprouse – an American actor . They are two of the world’s most genetically blessed individuals. Their love life is also heating things up in the world. Here, how wmagazine reveals about Dylan Sprouse & Barbara Palvin, a Modern Love Story.

2. Kaia Gerber

The stunning daughter of supermodel Cindy Crawford hold the second place in our list. Kaia Gerber was born on September 3, 2001 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. She is one of the top most beautiful girls in the world right now. Kaia is a model and an actress, known for Sister Cities (2016). Follow her on twitter @kaiagerber.

1. Thylane Blondeau

Thylane Blondeau is named the “most beautiful girl in the world” for 2018. She was crowned the title when she was just 6, and, now she has won the title again at the age of 17. The gorgeous teen is a model, actress, entrepreneur and fashion designer. She is one of the most diverse beauty around the world. Her piercing blue eyes and blond hair captivated millions of people around the world.

She is the daughter of French footballer Patrick Blondeau, and actress Veronika Loubry. Thylane Blondeau began modelling at the age of just 4. At the age of 10, she became the youngest model ever to pose for Vogue Paris, although the shoot ignited controversy for being involved in what some considered a risqué photo shoot at the time. Because she wore short dresses and heavy makeup.

Blondeau, in addition signed with the IMG Models when she was 15. She also has modeled for Tommy Hilfiger. Right now she is a brand ambassador for L’Oreal and recently was the face of the spring/summer 2018 campaign of French brand Juicy Couture. She now has her own fashion line, Heaven May, this year.

 

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14 Ladies In Uniform That Are Super Fine

I saw this on a popular app I have called Ebaum’s World. They always have cool pics. meme’s and stories. I love looking at their stuff because it’s always fun.

I found this collection to be especially great in regard to all the ladies in the world serving our country!

 

Enjoy!

 

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