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

Now I know why I can’t get that promotion!

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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9 Interesting Facts About Al Capone

The Scarface was indeed a strange and interesting guy.

Almost everyone in this world knows Al Capone as someone who was badass. Widely known as “Scarface,” the notorious US gangster was among America’s most feared gang leaders. And, of course, there was every reason to be. Although the infamous (and bloody) St. Valentine’s Day Massacre brought him his downfall, this guy lived to be a legend.

The massacre, in particular, saw at least seven rival gang members brutally gunned down. Unfortunately for Capone, this severely damaged his public reputation. This mess particularly hurt his image in Chicago where he had built up his criminal empire.

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What Would You Do If Your Car’s Gas Pedal Gets Stuck?

There could be a few reasons why your gas pedal gets stuck, but do you know what to do if something like this happens?

It does not happen very often, but it is possible for your car’s gas pedal to get stuck. Obviously, the situation can be frightening and traumatizing (not to mention it is extremely dangerous). But if you stay calm and act accordingly, it can be overcome.

Usually, a broken or faulty gas pedal is due to mechanical malfunctions. It can also be caused by a floor mat that has wedges preventing the pedal from working accordingly. Not to worry, though – there is a strategy to counter this scary situation.

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If You Can Solve This Riddle, You Can Get Hired at Google!

So do you have what it takes?

Pet-friendly workplace. Free gourmet food everyday. Massage services. These are only some of the awesome perks that Google employees get from their company so it's no surprise that web-based workers would kill to work there. Of course, you have to be really smart, among other things, to get your foot in the door.

Rumor has it that Google uses a particular riddle when interviewing candidates. If you can solve this brain teaser, you may just have a chance to be a Noogler - that's what Google affectionately calls their new hires.

You don't need to have the brain of a nuclear physicist to solve this, but you do have to be creative. This tests one's problem-solving skills. So here it is.

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