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The Perks of Being Handsome

Beautiful women don't steal all the limelight in the workplace. Researchers have found that an entrepreneur's gender and physical attractiveness greatly influence investor backings, where good-looking men are more persuasive and 36% more likely to be successful than unattractive men, according to The Telegraph. On the other hand, the study—published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences—found that attractiveness is not associated with the success of female entrepreneurs and that investors prefer to back male entrepreneurs, even if the content of a woman’s business pitch is the exact same as a man’s.

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