‘Nice people finish last’ with investors, ‘Shark Tank’ shows

To study how investors judge pitches, researchers used an odd laboratory: the TV show "Shark Tank."

Jill Young Miller-Washington U. | June 28, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture business confidence investments money physical-appearance television

Can ‘painting’ 3D scans improve body image?

3D scans and digital painting avatars might be a way to foster body positivity, research finds.

Cailin Riley-Missouri | June 24, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine imaging-technology physical-appearance self-image young-adults

Looks can sway which med students get residency offers

New research shows distinct appearance bias among reviewers for radiology residencies.

Sarah Avery-Duke | June 4, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine society-and-culture bias body-weight faces jobs obesity physical-appearance physicians

Why fitness instructors shouldn’t talk about looks

Women can leave an exercise class feeling great or lousy about themselves. It depends on the fitness instructor's script.

Hilary Hurd Anyaso-Northwestern | Dec. 26, 2018 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture exercise motivation physical-appearance rhetoric

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