When Being Beautiful Might Count Against You

November 9, 2014 1:38 PM

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When Being Beautiful Might Count Against You

Beautiful people, as a rule, have it pretty good. They tend to have more self-confidence, higher income and better financial well-being than plain-faced or downright ugly people. They're also rated as more socially and intellectually competent. But one way attractive women, in particular, suffer is when applying to jobs that are stereotypically masculine.

While this phenomenon (known as the "beauty is beastly" effect) was first discovered 30 years ago, researchers didn't exactly scramble to find solutions for this not-so-oppressed minority. Luckily, the modern sexy woman need not despair -- a new study shows that simply acknowledging your attractiven...

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