A fascinating new paper from two sociologists suggests that women do have good reason to spend so much time and money on their appearance: If they don't, they risk losing a substantial amount of money. The research, from Jaclyn Wong of the University of Chicago and Andrew Penner of the University of California, Irvine, used data from a long-running national study of more than 14,000 people to look at the association between attractiveness and income.

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