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Beautiful People Are Also Smarter

Don't hate people because they're beautiful. Hate them because they're smart, too. A new study from the London School of Economics found that attractive people are more likely to have higher IQs.

In a statement that proves life is not fair, the lead researcher explained: "Physical attractiveness is significantly positively associated with general intelligence."

The reason? Smart and successful men tend to marry beautiful women. They then go on to produce children who are both smart and beautiful, and the cycle continues with compounding results.

While it's true that some people win the genetic lottery, I'd like to know more about how the study defined attractiveness. Last week's findings that people with controversial looks tend to get more dates was a reminder that beauty is indeed in the eyes of the beholder.

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anonymoushippopotamus anonymoushippopotamus 6 years
Attractiveness is not something that relies on genes alone. People who are smarter generally make more money, therefore they are more able to purchase/wear nicer clothes, have good skin care routines, exercise regularly, etc. And like the poster said, it begets itself because that person's children get better education while they have already received their parents' attractiveness.
Colleen-Barrett Colleen-Barrett 6 years
So much for my theory of marrying a short, bland man, so he won't stray.
Pistil Pistil 6 years
So you get your father's brains and your mother's beauty.
Annie-Gabillet Annie-Gabillet 6 years
OMG. Embarrassing!! All fixed.
Angelica-Marden Angelica-Marden 6 years
Ugg. Life isn't fair! I agree with you le romantique.
le-romantique le-romantique 6 years
Maybe it's because they are more confident, which allows them to also have confidence in other areas of their life... I could see people that lack confidence do to looks lacking it in other areas, like test taking, etc.
GTCB GTCB 6 years
For those who may disagree with this article - there are a LOT of dumb, ugly people out there. It's a negative proof!
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