What does ‘I haven’t had any work done’ really mean? Dolly Parton once famously said ‘there’s a reason the Hollywood Hills are in the same part of the country as Silicon Valley’. But in an era where laser hair removal is considered a part of everyday grooming, ‘I haven’t had plastic surgery’, seems to translate to ‘I’ve never sliced into my face’. For most people Botox, fillers and laser treatments don’t count. [. . .]
It’s official: The trout pout is out; the chin is in. The Real Housewives of Orange County’s Vicki Gunvalson and Teen Mom Farrah Abraham are among the celebrities who have been showing off noticeably more defined jawlines.Last year, the American Society of Plastic Surgery reported that the ‘chinplant’ was the fastest-growing cosmetic surgery procedure. But getting a ‘chimplant’ is not as simple as walking in with a Mr Potato Head profile and asking for the Christina Hendricks cleft. [. . .]
I tested this theory via exhaustive hands-on research and now the Daily Mail reports that science is backing me up: According to evolution, we’re all sluts. TED lecturer Christopher Ryan told a conference that we are all built to be promiscuous, adding ‘we need to move beyond men are from Mars and women are from Venus’. He compared humans to chimps and bonobos who are promiscuous and have sex to bond as well as reproduce. While monogamy has now become an accepted way of life, we haven’t lost our primal urges are to be promiscuous. Or as Ryan phrases it: ‘Just because you have chosen to be a vegetarian, doesn’t mean that bacon stops smelling good.’
Our attraction to them may be biological. According to The New Scientist, women are attracted to qualities they identify as the ‘dark triad’, which include “the self-obsession of narcissism; the impulsive thrill-seeking and callous behaviour of psychopaths; and the deceitful and exploitative nature of Machiavellianism.” Infatuation is addictive: It lights up the same reward centers in our brain as cocaine and chocolate.