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Explore the captivating 1-minute insights into the Science of Beauty with "Survival of the Prettiest" by Dr. Nancy Etcoff.

Survival of the Prettiest: The Science of Beauty – by Dr. Nancy Etcoff

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, right? And what does it matter, in this modern world, especially if we are already in a happy stable partnership?

The science of it, as it turns out, is less poetic. Not only is evolutionary psychology still the foundation of our perception of human beauty (yes, even if we have zero possibility of further procreation personally), but also, its effects are far, far wider than partner selection.

From how nice people are to you, to how much they trust you, to how easily they will forgive a (real or perceived) misdeed, to what kind of medical care you get (or don’t), your looks shape your experiences.

In this very easy-reading work that nevertheless contains very many references, Dr. Etcoff explores the science of beauty. Not just what traits are attractive and why, but also, what they will do for (or against) us—in concrete terms, with numbers.

Bottom line: if you’d like to better understand the subconscious biases held by yourself and others, this book is a top-tier primer.

Click here to check out Survival of the Prettiest, and learn more about how this blessing/curse affects you and those around you!

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