Category Archives: Human Behavior: Vanity

Face weight loss is the tipping point for people noticing






TORONTO, ON - A good poker face might prevent others knowing what cards you’re holding but it won’t prevent them from knowing if you’ve gained or lost weight. That’s because our faces reveal many things, including whether our weight has … Continue reading






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Self-Weighing May Be a Hazardous Behavior Among Young Women: New Study, Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior






Newswise — PHILADELPHIA, PA, November 9, 2015 – Self-weighing can be a useful tool to help adults control their weight, but for adolescents and young adults this behavior may have negative psychological outcomes. Researchers from the University of Minnesota tracked … Continue reading






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Women’s complex relationship with hair






Truth and wisdom do such a delightful dance throughout “Me, My Hair, And I” that you finish the essay collection wondering why we don’t spend more time, not less, obsessing over our tresses. “Ask a woman about her hair,” writes … Continue reading






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Having wealthy neighbors may skew beliefs about overall wealth distribution






Wealthy people may be likely to oppose redistribution of wealth because they have biased information about how wealthy most people actually are, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The findings … Continue reading






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Why people pair with mates who have similar physical, behavioral, and psychological characteristics






Partners who become romantically involved soon after meeting tend to be more similar in physical attractiveness than partners who get together after knowing each other for a while, according to new findings published in Psychological Science, a journal of the … Continue reading






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Your Facial Bone Structure Has a Big Influence on How People See You






Selfies, headshots, mug shots — photos of oneself convey more these days than snapshots ever did back in the Kodak era. Most digitally minded people continually post and update pictures of themselves at professional, social media and dating sites such … Continue reading






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Is the preppy look losing its appeal? The GAP is closing 175 stores.






Clothing retailer Gap is closing a quarter of its specialty stores in North America within the next few years in an attempt to revive its lackluster sales. Gap plans to close 175 specialty stores in the future, with about 140 … Continue reading






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The strange cultural codes of powerful social hierarchies and the compelling desire to climb them






Like an urban Dian Fossey, Wednesday Martin decodes the primate social behaviors of Upper East Side mothers in a brilliantly original and witty memoir about her adventures assimilating into that most secretive and elite tribe. After marrying a man from … Continue reading






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Bragging: Researchers find self-promotion often backfires: Carnegie Mellon University






PITTSBURGH-Bragging to coworkers about a recent promotion, or posting a photo of your brand new car on Facebook, may seem like harmless ways to share good news. However, a new study from City University London, Carnegie Mellon University and Bocconi … Continue reading






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How to Dress for Your Body






It seems simple to classify clothing as either straight- or plus-size. One refers to styles available in sizes below a 16, as plus-size clothing designer and pattern-maker Trudy Hanson explains, and the other covers those above. It’s placing actual women … Continue reading






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Many surprises in Top 10 Most Pampered People Cities list






CHICAGO-(BUSINESS WIRE)-In honor of Beauty Week, Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) (http://www.groupon.com) set out to find the most pampered cities in America. To determine the winner, Groupon ranked 150 cities based on how much residents have spent so far this year on … Continue reading






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Baboons groom early in the day to get benefits later






Social animals often develop relationships with other group members to reduce aggression and gain access to scarce resources. In wild chacma baboons the strategy for grooming activities shows a certain pattern across the day. The results are just published in … Continue reading






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Eyebrow Makeup Dominates Total U.S. Eye Makeup Sales Growth, Reports NPD






Port Washington, NY, July 2, 2014 – A 28 percent increase in prestige eyebrow makeup dollar sales led the overall growth within total U.S. prestige eye makeup in the 12 months ending March 2014*, reports The NPD Group, Inc., a … Continue reading






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How wrinkles and zip codes may be related






SKILLMAN, N.J., June 17, 2014 / PR Newswire / — RoC® Skincare, a pioneer in anti-aging innovation, unveils new data that demonstrates the correlation between geographic location and the formation of wrinkles. Created in partnership with independent research firm Sperling’s … Continue reading






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Your nesting place doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful






Perfection is overrated. Popular blogger and self-taught decorator Myquillyn Smith (The Nester) is all about embracing reality—especially when it comes to decorating a home bursting with boys, pets, and all the unpredictable messes of life. In The Nesting Place, Myquillyn … Continue reading






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Men have no idea how to make their voices sexier. Women, on the other hand, do.






Newswise — Trying to sound sexier? Sorry, guys, it seems you just don’t have what it takes. New research suggests that men cannot intentionally make their voices sound more sexy or attractive, while women have little trouble. And true to … Continue reading






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Looks are all important for girls on tween TV






“Girls can participate in everything that boys can, but while doing so they should be attractive.” This, according to American researchers Ashton Lee Gerding of the University of Missouri and Nancy Signorielli of the University of Delaware, is one of … Continue reading






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People choose baby names to be fashionable: UC-Davis study






Parents these days name their babies Jacob or Isabella instead of John or Mary for similar reasons that people decades ago bought cars with tailfins instead of Edsels — because they are fashionable, according to a new University of California, … Continue reading






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Plastic surgery’s long-term positive effects confirmed in new study






Psychologists from Bochum and Basel confirm long-term positive effects of plastic surgery The Beauty Bias: The Injustice of Appearance in Life and Law  In a long-term study, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Margraf, Alexander von Humboldt Professor for Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy … Continue reading






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