Beauty

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

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

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

Key Points: 
  • 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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EQS-News: The Platform Group AG: GMV, sales and earnings above forecast, positive outlook for 2024 confirmed, medium-term planning for 2025

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

The Management Board of TPG is optimistic that the defined target of 1 billion euros GMV will be achieved in 2025.

Key Points: 
  • The Management Board of TPG is optimistic that the defined target of 1 billion euros GMV will be achieved in 2025.
  • Business activities are therefore always geared towards achieving positive operating results and also reporting positive net results as a Group.
  • At TPG, positive earnings figures go hand in hand with positive cash flows, which are actively invested.
  • The Platform Group AG is a software company that is active in 19 sectors with its own platform solutions.

Koh Aesthetics Launches in New York City, Elevating the Aesthetic Landscape

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Friday, April 5, 2024

New York, New York--(Newsfile Corp. - April 5, 2024) - Dr. Darby Koh proudly announces the 'Koh Aesthetics' official launch in aesthetic medicine.

Key Points: 
  • New York, New York--(Newsfile Corp. - April 5, 2024) - Dr. Darby Koh proudly announces the 'Koh Aesthetics' official launch in aesthetic medicine.
  • Koh Aesthetics debuted on December 1st, 2023, marking a new development in the aesthetic scene, domestically and globally.
  • Spearheaded by Dr. Darby Koh, a board-certified nurse practitioner with a diverse background, this mission is all about redefining norms and sparking a confidence revolution in their patients.
  • To achieve this, the clinic closely observes global best practices, merging advanced Korean aesthetic technologies (K-beauty) with American methods.

C.K. McWhorter Endows Van Cleef & Arpels With Esteemed McWhorter Family Trust Warrant Of Excellence

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Tuesday, April 9, 2024

McWhorter & McWhorter Family Trust grant a McWhorter Family Trust Warrant of Recognition to Van Cleef & Arpels for its exceptional commitment to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) practices.

Key Points: 
  • McWhorter & McWhorter Family Trust grant a McWhorter Family Trust Warrant of Recognition to Van Cleef & Arpels for its exceptional commitment to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) practices.
  • This prestigious accolade is a testament to Van Cleef & Arpels' innovative leadership in the realm of sustainable luxury jewelry manufacturing, mirroring the foundational ethos of the McWhorter Family Trust to champion investments that are both responsible and transformative within the luxury sector.
  • This recognition by the McWhorter Family Trust highlights Van Cleef & Arpels' pioneering role in promoting sustainability across its operations, from the sourcing of materials to the final creation of its iconic pieces.
  • Van Cleef & Arpels' active engagement in global sustainability initiatives and its ongoing efforts to enhance social responsibility and governance excellence stand as a beacon for the luxury industry.

WizMediBio Signs Contract with the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) for Botulinum Toxin Strain

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Tuesday, April 9, 2024

The A1 botulinum toxin currently dominates the market and as a novel subtype, A6 presents itself as a challenger.

Key Points: 
  • The A1 botulinum toxin currently dominates the market and as a novel subtype, A6 presents itself as a challenger.
  • Therefore, the future course of the A6 strain as a BOTULINUM TOXIN provides a new opportunity in the botulinum field.
  • The company aims to capture the botulinum toxin market based on maximized utilization of its distribution network and experience.
  • "We will enhance the global market, especially the U.S., with novel botulinum toxin products," said Choi Yong-hoon, the CEO of WizMedi Bio.

El Pollo Loco Wraps Up Women's History Month with a Special Event Recognizing Women Who Lead, Inspire, and Empower

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Tuesday, April 9, 2024

She immigrated to the United States from El Salvador and joined the El Pollo Loco team at 17, nurturing a dream of becoming a franchisee.

Key Points: 
  • She immigrated to the United States from El Salvador and joined the El Pollo Loco team at 17, nurturing a dream of becoming a franchisee.
  • Women are indispensable in making El Pollo Loco the successful and thriving business it is today.
  • Earlier this year, El Pollo Loco announced a one-year collaboration with talented artist and entrepreneur LaLa Romero to celebrate and empower women.
  • Through this collaboration, El Pollo Loco and LaLa Romero are committed to creating a supportive and empowering space for women to come together and celebrate their strengths, accomplishments, and creativity.

Correction: A Musical About Self-Discovery Through Music | NYFA 2024 New Works Show “Paper Valley” to Stir Audiences this April

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Thursday, April 4, 2024

The show is part of the school’s long-standing “New Works Series” and is open to the public.

Key Points: 
  • The show is part of the school’s long-standing “New Works Series” and is open to the public.
  • The emotional journey follows Kate as she faces old memories, tough truths, and self-discovery through music.
  • The 2024 “New Works Series” is a long-standing series of original works created and performed by the New York City campus students of the NYFA Musical Theatre department.
  • For those interested in learning about studying musical theatre at NYFA, check out the school's degrees, programs, short-term workshops, and teens and kids camps on the musical theatre discipline page .

OTC Markets Group Welcomes DSM Firmenich AG to OTCQX

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Thursday, April 4, 2024

NEW YORK, April 04, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), operator of regulated markets for trading 12,000 U.S. and international securities, today announced DSM Firmenich AG (Euronext Amsterdam: DSFIR; OTCQX: DSFIY, DSMFF), a leading innovator in nutrition, health, and beauty, has qualified to trade on the OTCQX® Best Market.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, April 04, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), operator of regulated markets for trading 12,000 U.S. and international securities, today announced DSM Firmenich AG (Euronext Amsterdam: DSFIR; OTCQX: DSFIY, DSMFF), a leading innovator in nutrition, health, and beauty, has qualified to trade on the OTCQX® Best Market.
  • DSM Firmenich AG upgraded to OTCQX from the Pink® Limited market.
  • DSM Firmenich AG begins trading today on OTCQX under the symbols “DSFIY and DSMFF.” U.S. investors can find current financial disclosure and Real-Time Level 2 quotes for the company on www.otcmarkets.com .
  • Upgrading to the OTCQX Market is an important step for companies seeking to provide transparent trading for their U.S. investors.

A Musical About Self-Discovery Through Music: NYFA 2024 New Works Show “Paper Valley” to Stir Audiences this April

Retrieved on: 
Tuesday, April 2, 2024

The show is part of the school’s long-standing “New Works Series” and is open to the public.

Key Points: 
  • The show is part of the school’s long-standing “New Works Series” and is open to the public.
  • The emotional journey follows Kate as she faces old memories, tough truths, and self-discovery through music.
  • The 2024 “New Works Series” is a long-standing series of original works created and performed by the New York City campus students of the NYFA Musical Theatre department.
  • For those interested in learning about studying musical theatre at NYFA, check out the school's degrees, programs, short-term workshops, and teens and kids camps on the musical theatre discipline page .

Janover CEO Provides Letter to Shareholders

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Tuesday, April 2, 2024

BOCA RATON, Fla., April 02, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Janover Inc. (Nasdaq: JNVR) (“Janover” or the “Company”), an AI-enabled platform for commercial real estate transactions, today provided the following letter to shareholders from the Company’s Chairman and CEO, Blake Janover:

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  • BOCA RATON, Fla., April 02, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Janover Inc. (Nasdaq: JNVR) (“Janover” or the “Company”), an AI-enabled platform for commercial real estate transactions, today provided the following letter to shareholders from the Company’s Chairman and CEO, Blake Janover:
    Thank you for taking a moment to read my first shareholder letter to Janover public company investors.
  • 2023 was a monumental year for us as a business and for me personally as the Founder & CEO of our company.
  • I say our company because whether you own one share or, as is in my case, many, it’s ours.
  • Our organization will continue to build out a resilient mix of high-quality product offerings to drive value to our customers and as an extension, our shareholders.