The Science of Beauty

Yes, we love and hate those gorgeous A-listers. Here’s the science behind a pretty face, including essays on facial features, fertile women, and body shape. Cover Image: Aleshyn_Andrei/Shutterstock

Which Body Shapes Are Most Sexually Attractive

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
Kate Moss or Sofia Vergara?

Wear Sunscreen: New Study Reveals Amazing Benefits

By Meg Selig
Sunscreen stops skin aging, according to an Australian study.

How to Accept and Embrace Your Body Once and for All

By Lisa Firestone Ph.D.
Years of inner criticism take a heavy toll.

Is There Something Unethical About Beauty?

By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D.
Why is physical beauty so important? And is it actually an aberration?

Treating Eating Disorders the New-Fashioned Way

By Judy Scheel Ph.D., L.C.S.W., CEDS
The Efficacy of On-line Treatment for Patients in Recovery

Feeling Good? What Makes Good Feelings Flow?

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
5 Factors That Can Increase Your Happiness, Making You All The More Attractive

When Men Aren't As Good-Looking As They Think

By Mark Travers Ph.D.
Research finds, again, that men tend to overestimate their own attractiveness.

Attractiveness Changes Our Perception At an Early Age

By Stephanie A. Sarkis Ph.D.
And what makes a face "attractive?"

What Women Find Sexy

By Vinita Mehta Ph.D., Ed.M.
Why are women are attracted to certain physical characteristics in men?