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‘Pretty privilege’: attractive people considered more trustworthy, research confirms

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Beauty is not, as it is often assumed to be, “in the eye of the beholder” – but follows certain predictable rules.

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  • Beauty is not, as it is often assumed to be, “in the eye of the beholder” – but follows certain predictable rules.
  • The fascination for the perfect makeup or skincare is fired up by the impact of perfect faces displayed on social media and enhanced by image processing and filters.

Pretty privilege

  • Numerous studies have shown that attractive individuals benefit from a beauty bonus and earn higher salaries on average.
  • Beautiful individuals are consistently expected to be more intelligent and thought to be better leaders, which influences career trajectories and opportunities.

Does being attractive make you more trustworthy?

  • In our recent paper Adam Zylbersztejn, Zakaria Babutsidze, Nobuyuki Hanaki and I set out to find out.
  • Previous studies presented different portraits of individuals to observers and asked them about their beliefs about these people.
  • Each player’s payoff thus depended on their own actions and/or the actions of the other player:


If player A chooses “Left”, then regardless of player Bs’ choice:
If player A chooses “Right” and player B chooses “Don’t roll”:
If player A chooses “Right” and player B chooses “Roll”:

  • To do so they were presented with the abstract choice scenario explained above while individually sat in a cubicle.
  • If they decided not to trust, they were sure to receive a meagre 5-euro payout for their participation in the study.
  • However, once an A player decided to trust their B partner, their fate was in the B player’s hands.

Does gender come into play?

  • This implies that in our abstract economic exchange, beautiful individuals are more likely to benefit from the trust of others.
  • However, when investigating actual behaviour, we see that beautiful individuals are neither more nor less trustworthy than anyone else.
  • In other words, trustworthiness is driven by good old individual values and personality, which are not correlated with how someone looks.

Are beautiful people more suspicious of their peers?

  • However, we might wonder who is more likely to fall prey to this bias.
  • We constructed our study such that we could also investigate this question.
  • Specifically, the participants we recruited in Lyon to make their predictions also had their photos taken.
  • We thus knew how much they were influenced by the looks of others but also how conventionally good-looking they were themselves.


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Stop asking me if I’ve tried keto: Why weight stigma is more than just being mean to fat people

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People may think weight stigma only manifests as rude comments, is harmless or can even do some good.

Key Points: 
  • People may think weight stigma only manifests as rude comments, is harmless or can even do some good.
  • But the reality is that weight stigma is often insidious, and pervasively entrenched into our society and environment.

Fat microaggressions

  • The impacts of microaggressions have been described as “death by a thousand cuts,” referring to how seemingly minor incidents, when repeated cumulatively, contribute to real harm.
  • With combined input from reports of lived experiences, expert testimony and large studies with diverse samples, we identified four main types of fat microaggressions.
  • Think fat jokes, unintelligent, gross, and/or unattractive fat characters on TV and in movies (like “Fat Monica” from Friends or Gwyneth Paltrow’s character in Shallow Hal), and thin friends complaining they “feel fat” in front of a larger person and commenting on how much they hate their bodies.
  • Our data confirm that indirect microaggressions are the type most experienced by fat people — they invade every aspect of daily life and remind fat people that they are not viewed as OK.

Clothing exclusion

  • One type of direct microaggression that emerged as its own category in our analysis was clothing exclusion.
  • It is also common to see clothing in stores with claims that “one size fits all,” that really don’t.
  • Fat activists have also long recognized that clothing exclusion acts as a proxy for other societal forms of erasure, in that the more standard options fail you, the more you are likely facing other forms of everyday oppressions.

Benevolent weightism

  • You would be hard-pressed to find a fat person who has not tried multiple weight-loss methods, only to end up unsuccessful and feeling worse about themselves than ever.
  • Indeed, the most likely outcome of weight-loss attempts is weight regain, and usually, weight rebound above your initial starting point.
  • Studies that show otherwise are often methodologically flawed and frequently misleading in their headline messaging.

Why fat microaggressions matter

  • Across four studies, we established the prominence of fat microaggressions in the lives of fat people and linked experiencing fat microaggressions to poorer mental health, such as greater stress, anxiety and depression, and worse self-esteem.
  • Fat microaggressions were even associated with discrimination-related trauma symptoms, including feeling on edge or constantly on guard, fearing embarrassment or feeling isolated from others.

How you can help

  • Greater awareness and recognition of fat microaggressions is an important first step to confronting them.
  • If you really are concerned about health, do not tell fat people they need fixing; these microaggressions make people’s health worse, not better.
  • Challenging anti-fat attitudes when they manifest in these other ways is key to a more inclusive and less harmful world.


Angela Meadows has received funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Megan Lindloff and Rachel Calogero do not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and have disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.

EQS-News: CEO Markus Lesser will be leaving PNE AG at the end of July

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Cuxhaven, March 15 – Markus Lesser, CEO of PNE AG, today informed the Supervisory Board of his intention to resign from his postion as member and Chairman of the Board of Management of PNE AG with effect from the end of July 2024 for personal reasons.

Key Points: 
  • Cuxhaven, March 15 – Markus Lesser, CEO of PNE AG, today informed the Supervisory Board of his intention to resign from his postion as member and Chairman of the Board of Management of PNE AG with effect from the end of July 2024 for personal reasons.
  • At the same time, the Supervisory Board will endeavour to find a suitable successor candidate for the position of CEO.
  • Per Hornung Pedersen, Chairman of the Supervisory Board: "We very much regret that Markus Lesser has decided to take this step.
  • After starting at PNE as COO in 2011, he was appointed CEO in 2016 following a number of successful years.

EQS-News: Final figures of the fiscal year 2023

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The Amadeus Fire Group confirms its preliminary figures for financial year 2023.

Key Points: 
  • The Amadeus Fire Group confirms its preliminary figures for financial year 2023.
  • The operating segment result almost doubled with an increase of 92 percent and despite a value adjustment of € 1.7 million on an IT project.
  • Overall, the operating segment result in 2023 was 13% below the previous year's record result and also below our own expectations.
  • Following the record results achieved in 2023, a further significant increase in revenue with significant investment activities is expected for 2024.

EQS-News: MEDICLIN buys Reha-Klinik am Sendesaal

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Offenburg, 5 April 2024 - As of today, it's official: MEDICLIN is buying the Reha-Klinik am Sendesaal, which previously belonged to the Specht Group.

Key Points: 
  • Offenburg, 5 April 2024 - As of today, it's official: MEDICLIN is buying the Reha-Klinik am Sendesaal, which previously belonged to the Specht Group.
  • "We warmly welcome the employees of the Reha-Klinik am Sendesaal", says Dr Joachim Ramming, CEO of MEDICLIN.
  • The Reha-Klinik am Sendesaal is a very good fit for our Group, both with its specialised areas and its mix of stationary and ambulatory services."
  • "I'm looking forward to getting to know the staff at the Reha-Klinik am Sendesaal in the coming weeks and months and to travelling the path ahead together," says Kammann.

Resounding success at HORECA Baleares 2024, with a focus on 2025

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Resounding success at HORECA Baleares 2024, with a focus on 2025

Key Points: 
  • Resounding success at HORECA Baleares 2024, with a focus on 2025
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  • Mallorca, Ibiza and Menorca hosted the celebration of this great meeting during February and March, bringing together more than 25,000 professionals.
  • Horeca Baleares, the reference fair of the hotel and catering industry in Balearic Islands, has once again achieved its goal; to be a strategic event and consolidate itself as the great showcase of a key sector in the islands.
  • On the stage of HORECA Baleares were present Angel León, Paco Roncero and Albert Adrià who have been paid a heartfelt and warm tribute.

Heartfelt Generosity: Adrian Cheng and Natalia Vodianova Arnault Celebrate the Success of The Children Ball in Support of Children with Special Needs

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The Children Ball – 'A Night of Infinite Hearts, A World Where Every Child Can' was held on 21 March 2024 at Rosewood Hong Kong.

Key Points: 
  • The Children Ball – 'A Night of Infinite Hearts, A World Where Every Child Can' was held on 21 March 2024 at Rosewood Hong Kong.
  • "We have been overwhelmed by the tremendous support we have received," said Adrian Cheng, the host of The Children Ball and founder of The WEMP Foundation.
  • By joining forces, we can effect meaningful change and create a society that prioritises the mental well-being of our children."
  • Since then, the foundation has provided support to 28,014 children and young adults with special needs and their families.

Macau Pass, Along With Twelve Asia-Pacific Fintech Companies, Joins the Sirius initiative, Aiming to Support the Sustainable Development of SMEs.

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Macau Pass, Along With Twelve Asia-Pacific Fintech Companies, Joins the Sirius initiative, Aiming to Support the Sustainable Development of SMEs.

Key Points: 
  • Macau Pass, Along With Twelve Asia-Pacific Fintech Companies, Joins the Sirius initiative, Aiming to Support the Sustainable Development of SMEs.
  • • 13 mobile payment tools and digital platforms, including MPay, pledge to promote local small and micro enterprises (SMEs) to participate in sustainable development programs.
  • Programme SIRIUS is an open and collaborative industry initiative that aims to support MSMEs operating on digital platforms in their journey towards sustainability.
  • With our experience in innovation-led sustainability and SME programs, Ant International is honored to create more sustainable opportunities for SMEs."

Grow Channels Celebrates 7,000 Clients Empowered Through YouTube Automation Education

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Los Angeles, California--(Newsfile Corp. - April 4, 2024) - Grow Channels is proud to have served more than 7,000 clients and counting.

Key Points: 
  • Los Angeles, California--(Newsfile Corp. - April 4, 2024) - Grow Channels is proud to have served more than 7,000 clients and counting.
  • Grow Channels is an online teaching platform on how to automate YouTube through courses and customized coaching, all curated in a manner that imparts the details to be learned in content creation and monetization on YouTube without one being on camera.
  • Focusing on these areas, Grow Channels assures their customers of being well-kitted for effective and efficient launching and growth of their YouTube channels.
  • The significance of Grow Channels' milestone extends beyond the number of clients served.

Growth Channels Achieves Milestone with Over 7,000 Clients Served with YouTube Automation Education

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Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Los Angeles, California--(Newsfile Corp. - March 20, 2024) - Growth Channels , a pioneering educational entity in the domain of YouTube automation, proudly announces having served over 7,000 clients.

Key Points: 
  • Los Angeles, California--(Newsfile Corp. - March 20, 2024) - Growth Channels , a pioneering educational entity in the domain of YouTube automation, proudly announces having served over 7,000 clients.
  • Growth Channels specializes in YouTube automation education that includes courses and personalized coaching aimed at teaching the intricacies of YouTube content creation and monetization, without the necessity for creators to appear on camera.
  • By focusing on these areas, Growth Channels ensures that clients are well-prepared to launch and grow their YouTube channels efficiently and effectively.
  • The significance of Growth Channels' milestone extends beyond the number of clients served.