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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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‘Coldest Village’ on Earth Breaks Town Thermometer and Freezes Eyelashes

And yet people and students still go to work and school, respectively.

Oymyakon is unlike any village in the world. It is where students are still expected to attend class despite temperatures reaching -52 degrees Celsius. The remote Siberian village is deemed as the coldest – yet permanently habited – settlement in the planet.

Recently, its temperature has just reached -62 degrees Celsius. The cold is much stronger than ever. Not only is it gripping legs, it is also turning people’s eyelashes into icicles. According to the official weather station, the “pole of cold” has recorded -59 degrees Celsius, though the thermometer claimed a reading of -62 degrees Celsius.

The device even stopped working as soon as it reached its painful mark, though some locals claim a temperature as low as -68 degrees Celsius. Back in the 1920s and 1930s, the village was known to be a stopover for herders of reindeers. They used the place to water their flocks from the thermal spring.

The Soviet government wanted its nomadic population to put down roots. This resulted to making Oymyakon a permanent settlement.

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Dad Creates Epic Artwork on Lunch Bags to Help Son Make Friends

The best dad ever!

When we were still kids, parents would make sure that we had everything needed before going to school. And one of these was our home lunch. Dominick, a dad hailing from California, is among those parents who take pride in preparing lunch for their kids. But mind you, he does it in a very different way.

For over 4 years, Dominick has been drawing on his son’s brown paper lunch bags. And mind you, his drawings are a work of art. According to him, he has managed to decorate more or less 550 bags. It is really amazing how passionate and determined he is.

Although his son is already in middle school, Dominick still continues to prepare and decorate lunch bags. There was even a time when he decorated all lunch bags for his son’s soccer games when it was their turn to prepare snacks. For other people, breakfast might be the most important meal of a day. But for Dominick, it is without a doubt lunch.

Check out his lunch bag drawings below and be inspired by his creativity!

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Secrets Revealed Behind Striking Tattoos of Captured Yakuza Boss

Unfortunately, if you’re a Yakuza hiding from the law, your ink can get you into trouble.

Tattoos are forever, unless you will have your ink lasered out. For members of the Yakuza, in particular, tattoos are indeed for life. Unfortunately, if you're a Yakuza hiding from the law, your ink can get you into trouble.

Yakuza boss Shigeharu Shirai learned this the hard way when he got arrested after pictures of his tattoos spread on social media. Shirai, who has been hiding for 14 years in Thailand, is a suspect for the shooting of Kashihiko Otobe, the deputy leader of a rival gang.

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