Scientific proof that you’re not as hot as you think


The male Dove spoof ad with the tagline: ‘Men. You’re Less Beautiful Than You Think’ is obviously a joke, but is there some truth to this theory? The original ad that immediately went viral and its spoof version both used an FBI-trained forensic artist to sketch strangers. In the Dove version the women focused on their flaws, while the men saw themselves as movie-star handsome. Sadly the girls saw  something ‘straight out of Mordor’. [. . .]

New plastic surgery trends for men

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Men are having plastic surgery to get more masculine facial definition.  Details reports that the square jaws seen on Jon Hamm, Michal Fassbender and Daniel Craig are ‘in’, while the dainty chin and more ‘boyish’ look of Leonardo DiCaprio, Zac Efron and Tobey Maguire have become yesterday’s news. ‘There’s less of a desire now for a conventionally beautiful white-bread face,’ Dr. Steven Teitelbaum, an associate professor of plastic surgery at UCLA School of Medicine, told the magazine. [. . .]

The permanent plump pout

Plastic surgeons have reported that more and more women are going under the knife for permanent lip implants.While fillers like Restylane and Juvederm only last a few months, the implants made of silicone or Goretex offer a long-term solution for a plumper pout. According to the New York Daily News, they are popular among patients who have tried injectables and decided that they don’t want their lips to deflate. [. . .]

IS 45 THE NEW 35 FOR FERTILITY?

Halle Berry is pregnant at 46. Model Elaine Irwin is 43, and Uma Thurman was 41. Former Cold Case actress Kathryn Morris just announced that she’s expecting twins at 44. From Salma Hayek and Kelly Preston to Tina Fey and Madonna, the list of celebrities having children in their fifth decade keeps getting longer. When it comes to having babies, many women in their 30s are used to hearing dire warnings about declining fertility and ‘advanced maternal age’. But when it comes to childbearing, scientific advances are making 45 the new 35. [. . .]

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