The stories are all worth reading, particularly these poll results about beauty in the workplace. (Depressingly, hiring managers admitted that on average, they ranked a person's appearance more important than her education.) And this essay highlighting the double standards of beauty for men and women feels like a modern version of Gloria Steinem's famous If Men Could Menstruate essay. Not everything is as strong — we're unconvinced that all makeup artists are conniving tricksters out to get your money — but all of the stories provide plenty to think about. Definitely worth a read.