Selective breeding of foxes reveals why with humans, beauty rules
"What is beautiful is good"—but why? A recent article in The Quarterly Review of Biology provides a compelling physiological explanation for the "beauty stereotype": why human beings are wired to favor ...
Study finds more attractive real estate agents mean higher prices, profits
At least for real estate agents, it turns out that beauty is indeed more than skin deep.
Japan mobile phone will monitor skin condition
A mobile phone that monitors the user's skin condition, checking for blemishes and colour, was unveiled in beauty-conscious Japan on Thursday.
Online marketplace eBay courts China shoppers
Leading Internet marketplace eBay on Monday took aim at China with the launch of a website aimed at enticing fashion-conscious shoppers there with "the very best" of its offerings.
Beauty impacts hiring, salaries and profits, economist finds
The best looking people earn an extra $250,000, on average, during their careers than the least attractive people and are more likely to remain employed, get promoted and even secure loans, according to a new book by University ...
Do we buy cosmetics because they are useful or because they make us feel good?
A study by the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) shows that people who use cosmetics buy these products primarily for emotional reasons. The study was carried out on facial creams (hydrating and nutritive ...
Sexy doesn't always sell: When do beautiful models help?
Having an attractive model shill for a product only helps influence sales in certain situations, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. It seems it all depends on the set-up for the advertising.
The beauty of marketing - it's all in the eye of beholder
(PhysOrg.com) -- The Monash University study investigated the concept of attractiveness and the effects of advertising on peoples attitudes. It examined the whole physical person rather than just faces ...
Hit and myths: Festive tips analysed by science
Researchers have taken the scalpel of science to three urban myths in time for the party season, the British Medical Journal (BMJ) reports on Wednesday:
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder the world over
Western culture is increasingly obsessed with physical appearance and beauty, but vanity is nothing new, nor is it limited to just one culture. Moreover, differences in our perception of physical beauty have an enormous impact ...
Brazilians judge facial beauty differently than North Americans
Standard ideals of facial beauty and harmony may differ depending on geographic location, with a specific difference between North American beauty ideals and those of Brazilians.
Australia takes the next step in the fight against ocean plastic pollution
Following on from the successful launch of the UK Good Scrub Guide, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) has now released an Australia specific version of the Guide, freely available for download.
Young, slim, sensual and happy—that's what women are like, according to the adverts
As the Doctor in Sociology of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country Laura Bilbao-Gómez admits, it was a bus shelter that prompted her to do her thesis on the image of the woman's body in advertising and its interaction ...
Brazil's booming beauty market draws investors
(AP)—Looking good has always been serious business in Brazil. Now it's big business, too.