Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

The Good-Looking Are Different from You and Me

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IT’S NOT your imagination: Life is good for beautiful people. A drumbeat of research over the past decades has found that attractive people earn more than their average-looking peers, are more likely to be given loans by banks, and are less likely to be convicted by a jury. Voters prefer better-looking candidates; students prefer better-looking professors, while teachers prefer better-looking students. Mothers, those icons of blind love, have been shown to favor their more attractive children…

Having just taught Ted Chiang’s “Liking What You See: A Documentary” to my SF class, I couldn’t pass up this article from the Boston Globe on looksism.

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  1. They’re different from you.

    Alex Greenberg

    September 1, 2013 at 4:04 am


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