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Cute Cyclists Are Quicker, Too

Attractive people reap all the benefits—they’re more desirable, have higher incomes, and greater self-esteem. To top it all off, it appears they’re faster cyclists, too. A study this week in Biology Letters finds that good looks correlated with better performance in the 2012 Tour de France, Discover magazine reports. The results were achieved by having people rate the attractiveness of male participants in the race, then comparing the ratings with how well the cyclists competed.

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