Skin Deep

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

Why Do We Blame Victims?

By Juliana Breines Ph.D.

When others' misfortune feels like a threat.

I See Fat People

By Carolyn C. Ross M.D., M.P.H.

Fat phobia is rampant and actually contributes to the problem of obesity.

What a Pretty Face Can’t Tell You

By Sam Sommers

We think faces tell us a lot, especially attractive ones. But we're wrong.

Do I Make You Uncomfortable?

By Rick Chillot

The instincts that safeguard us from disease may also propel our worst social biases.

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