The distribution of facial masculinity-femininity in men and women

This is something that I should have posted a long time ago, but didn’t come across suitable data until now.


A preference for placement along the ancestral-to-derived discriminant in an European population

Shortly ago, I came across a good study(1, pdf) that I should have had ran into an year ago, but strangely missed it.  It clarifies an argument that I have been making by mostly contrasting Europeans with non-Europeans.  This study has shown the existence of an aesthetic preference for placement along the overall ancestral-to-derived discriminant within an European population (Italians), and it employs the proper way of measuring face shape.


Do women with lower waist-to-hip ratios have higher intelligence?

Lassek and Gaulin analyzed data from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III), which was conducted by the US National Center for Health Statistics from 1988 to 1994.  They reported that women with lower waist-to-hip ratios (WHR) had higher intelligence and smarter children.(1, pdf)  WHR decreases with increasing femininity and also lesser body fat as one goes from obese to normal.  So have the authors shown a relationship in women between intelligence and femininity (assessed by distribution of body fat) or between intelligence and degree of body fat or between intelligence and both amount plus distribution of body fat?  Let us see.


Gay fest in full bloom at the Miss World 2006 beauty pageant

This should have been posted months ago, but better late than never.  I need to post this before addressing the recently concluded Miss World 2007 pageant.


Why are there so many high-fashion models from Eastern Europe?

In 2007, easily half of the high-fashion models working the fashion weeks in the four fashion capitals of the world were from Eastern Europe.  The overrepresentation of Eastern Europeans among high-fashion models has increased in recent years.  What could be the reason for this?


How can one have a son that looks like a Greek God?

This article is writen from the perspective of the typical man.

Suppose that a man wants a son that grows up to look similar to the Greek God shown below.

Apollo Belvedere


A woman with small breasts

Callista from FTV girls

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What definitely not to do to tackle the influence of fashion media on triggering eating disorders

What is the solution to countering the influence of imagery such as the following?

supermodels; Stephanie Seymour, Cindy crawford, Christy Turlington, Tatjana Patitz, Naomi Campbell

Herb Ritts photo (1989): Stephanie Seymour, Cindy crawford, Christy Turlington, Tatjana Patitz, Naomi Campbell.


Cosmetic surgery in relation to altering ethnic features

Since this issue has come up repeatedly, it should be addressed in an article by itself.


Four common nose shape anomalies that increase the odds of unfavorable results from rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasties (nose jobs) are among the most difficult cosmetic surgical procedures and unfavorable results are not unusual, making a number of patients seek additional rhinoplasties to correct the deficits of the first one.  People considering a nose job and cosmetic surgeons in particular should be aware of four types of nose deformities that predispose to unfavorable results.(1, pdf)


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