Tag Archives: beauty

My lip balm is eating my lips!

The other day I hurried home from work, pulled open my bathroom cupboard and with a crazed look in my eye, scanned through the list of ingredients of my various lip balms and moisturisers for salicylic acid.   For according to Martin … Continue reading

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When economists take an interest in beauty

A while ago, I posted Sitting Pretty, about research that showed that attractiveness is an advantage for female chess players: male players tend to play riskier strategies when faced by an attractive female opponent. Beauty, economics and society seems to be … Continue reading

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When will I be famous?

Should your eye casually fall across the celebrity magazines, you might for a moment wonder why it is exactly that some people are so famous. You might also grumpily note that the most famous people in the world aren’t necessarily … Continue reading

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Sitting pretty

Should you be a chess player, it might be an advantage to be an attractive woman. Why? Because when men play chess with attractive women, they choose riskier strategies that don’t help their performance, according to a new paper, “Beauty … Continue reading

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