Why Handsome Men May Be At A Disadvantage When It Comes To Hiring

April 20, 2015 9:01 AM

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It's not hard to see that the beautiful people have it easier. In fact, a large body of research has found that good looks can help you in life - help you get better grades in school or help you get ahead at work, even if you're not in modeling or acting. Now there's new research into what's come to be known as beauty bias, and it comes with a twist. NPR's social science correspondent, Shankar Vedantam, talked about beauty and brains with our colleague David Greene.

SHANKAR VEDANTAM, BYLINE: Well, there are several surprises here, David. The first is that the beauty bias can sometimes work in your favor, but sometimes it can also work against you. Let me set this up for you. This research comes from Marko Pitesa at the University of Maryland. He studies organiz...

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