Study Suggests That People Are Attracted to Badasses Because Badasses…

Leave it to the latest scientific study to suck some of the glamour out of the mysteriously magnetic aura that surrounds self-proclaimed rebels and badasses like Ke$ha and Pee-Wee Herman: according to the deflating new study (published in Social Psychological Personality and Science) from Nicholas S. Holtzman and… » 12/02/12 3:00pm 12/02/12 3:00pm

Men in South Korea Aren’t Shy About Getting Oodles of Cosmetic Surgery

South Korea, which, as the country with the highest number of plastic surgeries per capita is the country Dr. Christian Troy will most likely flee to when he's caught trying to turn all of his patients into versions of his long-lost partner, is starting to become really comfortable with cosmetic surgery. So… » 10/09/12 3:40pm 10/09/12 3:40pm

Wall Street Warlocks Are Using Botox to Help Erase Their Scowls

Remember how youthful and exuberant Gordon Gekko seemed in Wall Street when he was trying to siphon large piles of money from hard-working American hero Carl Fox? All that evil money necromancy can't be good for one's worry lines, which is why it's so surprising that Gekko didn't look like the haggard, woebegone, Wall… » 8/08/12 11:55pm 8/08/12 11:55pm

Bullied Girl Receives Free Plastic Surgery to Pin Her Ears, Is…

Relentless bullying can make even the most strong-willed of kids want to curl up under a down blanket and spend the rest of day thinking about how cool it would be to live in a submarine because fish, at least, seem like pretty reasonable and accepting creatures. Some people (ahem, comedians) develop witty coping… » 7/30/12 10:50am 7/30/12 10:50am

New Dress Codes to Make Teachers Feel Even More Unappreciated

A wave of new teacher dress codes is inundating schools across America and threatening to sap the last little bit of dignity that the much-maligned school teacher has left. The Wichita School District has made it a point to regulate teachers' appearance, from the number of visible tattoos a teacher is allowed to have… » 7/30/12 10:00am 7/30/12 10:00am

Ugly-Pretty Face: Are We Truly Experiencing A Cultural "Ugly Moment?"

I remember my grandfather musing that, thanks to dentistry, medicine and relative affluence, people simply weren't "ugly" the way they had been when he was a child in early 20th century Arkansas. (It should be noted that he was known in said hamlet as "Moe Joe the Dog-Faced Boy," a name he carried for the next 80… » 10/30/08 2:00pm 10/30/08 2:00pm

Sometimes A Parent's Words Can Bear The Weight Of The World

When you're a child, your parent can seem like the earth, moon and sun. That's why an off-hand remark can inadvertently affect a child for life. In this month's O: Oprah Magazine, writer Lisa Dierbeck talks to comedian Margaret Cho, pro basketball player Tiffany Jackson, opera singer and controversial gastric bypass… » 7/08/08 4:30pm 7/08/08 4:30pm