Skin Deep

Skin Deep

Appearances can be misleading—and learning more about them can help us think more intelligently and act more kindly.Photo: Shutterstock.

Why Are Women with Tattoos Seen as Promiscuous?

A fascinating new study shows how men react to women with body art.

10 Ways To Radiate Positivity And Be Attractive

The more you give, the more you'll get.

The Bright Side of Vanity

What's so bad about using vanity to motivate healthy behaviors?

Embrace Your Real Self by Conquering Your Inner Critic

What if the worst enemy we face is the one residing inside ourselves?

Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep: The Different Types of Attractiveness

Which type(s) of attractiveness do you possess?

Looks Can Kill – Your Better Judgment

An angelic look can fool government agents

Is There Something Unethical About Beauty?

Why is physical beauty so important? And is it actually an aberration?

Who Hates Themselves? It's Not Always Who You'd Think

Plus-size star Gabourey Sidibe mocks her mockers.

Changing Your Body Image Once and for All

What causes us to be so critical about our bodies?

What Does Online Dating Tell Us About Racial Views?

The importance of analysis over moralizing

Why Are Mean People So Good Looking?

People who are bad know how to make themselves look good.

What Is It About Men and Breast Size?

New research reveals clues to the mystery of physical preferences

Teased About Your Looks?

Bullying that goes under the radar

The Silent Genocide in Black America

Race-based stress and negative health outcomes in U.S. Blacks

7 Keys to Establishing a Confident Impression

How to present yourself at your confident best!

You're Not Ugly, and Neither Was I

We're only limited by the stories we tell ourselves about our bodies

Does racism make people older?

New study on racism and aging is far from convincing

Embrace Your "Ugly Sexy"

True sex appeal runs much deeper than looks.

Forgotten sins: of fashion,beauty, and morality

We think of morality as set in stone, but it's changeable and changing.