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Being Too Handsome Can Be Bad For Your Career, According to Experts

According to researchers, being too handsome can actually be a disadvantage for men, career-wise.

If you think life would be much easier if you’re extremely good-looking, you are probably wrong. According to researchers, being too handsome can actually be a disadvantage for men, career-wise.

This may sound surprising but yes, it is apparently impossible to have it all. The said study indicated that guys with dashing looks are viewed as a threat by their male bosses. Thus, it becomes less likely for them to get significant roles that would display their skills and talents.

The research, conducted by experts from the University College London’s School of Management and the University of Maryland in the United States, carried out four separate experiments and the results will soon be published in the “Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes” journal.

The study revealed that men who had to hire other men to work with them usually decide based on the candidate’s attractiveness and type of job.

Interestingly, beautiful women do not experience the same difficulty because good looks isn’t considered “competence among female stereotypes,” reported the DailyMail.

Meanwhile, Sun Young Lee, lead researcher and assistant professor of Maryland University, pointed out:

“Managers are affected by stereotypes and make hiring decisions to serve their own self-interests so organizations may not get the most competent candidates.

“With more companies involving employees in recruitment processes, this important point needs attention.

“Awareness that hiring is affected by potential work relationships and stereotyping tendencies can help organizations improve their selection processes.”

As a solution to this, Lee suggests that companies should hire a neutral recruitment company to do the hiring instead.

Even being handsome in Hollywood can give men certain struggles, according to actor Rob Lowe.

In a previous New York Times interview, he shared problems he encountered as a young actor:

“There’s this unbelievable bias and prejudice against quote-unquote good-looking people, that they can’t be in pain or they can’t have rough lives or be deep or interesting.

“They can’t be any of the things that you long to play as an actor. I’m getting to play those parts now and loving it. When I was a teen idol, I was so goddamn pretty I wouldn’t have taken myself seriously.”

If you’re still bummed about not getting promoted after all these years of working, take comfort. At least you probably look better than your boss!

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10 Disgusting Human Parasites That Are Possibly Living In Your Body

The fact that you won’t notice any symptoms is already alarming.

Whenever we hear the word “parasite,” we sometimes think that getting infected by it can only happen in remote areas particularly those locations with poor health systems. But believe it or not, parasites living in a human’s body is actually a pretty common thing. Most of them don’t provide any symptoms and so people have no knowledge about their existence.

A recent study suggested that at least 60 percent of the entire world’s population has one living parasite inside. Apparently, though, most of them have no concrete knowledge about this.

Without further ado, here are ten of the most common asymptomatic parasites that are possibly infecting you right now....

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40 of the Wildest Beards from the 2017 World Beard and Moustache Championships

The coolest and the craziest facial hair you will ever see!

They say growing a beard makes a guy look much cooler and more badass. Regardless of what the experts say, there’s no denying that rocking the beard has become more acceptable in today’s society.

If you’d look closely in the entertainment industry, for instance, you will find a growing number of bearded A-list actors in Hollywood. Facial hair has indeed reached popularity and acceptance these days - and that’s always a good thing.

Actually, a semi-annual competition celebrating beards and moustaches has been happening since the 1990s. Aptly called the World Beard and Moustache Championships, this contest has “turned growing and grooming into a high-class art form,” according to BoredPanda. ...

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Top 10 Catastrophic Floods In History

These killer floods in the past had taken hundreds of thousands of lives.

Today, flooding has become more common than usual. In fact, just recently, Hurricane Harvey has unleashed one of the nation's worst floods. As if that wasn't enough, Hurricane Irma has battered Florida over the weekend and is expected to create dangerous storm surges.

However, there are other killer floods that have ravaged various countries across the globe in the past. These floods have killed thousands of people, displaced residents, and destroyed villages.

Here are the top 10 killer floods in history: ...

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