In The Daily Dose
Beauty really is in the eye of the beholder and in the study we examine today, researcher find out why. Using twins, researchers found that the differences of opinion about beauty is not related to genetics or gender, but rather specifically about something personal to each of us.
In 'Is It Fact or Fiction?' you'll discover why your mom always told you that cracking your knuckles would give you arthritis in your hands. The question - is it true or something she told you to get you to stop the habit?
In The News
Last week we reported a study which showed that men and women had preferences for body type, physical beauty and financial resources when picking a mate. In research published this past month, scientists also found that beauty is definitely in the eye of the beholder.
In a study using twins, researchers found that these differences in opinion are the result of personal experiences - in other words, even identical twins don’t agree who is most attractive. All people tend to prefer faces that are symmetrical, but not all people find the same faces attractive.
To start the researchers surveyed 35,000 volunteers about the faces they found attractive or held a preference toward. Using the insights from this portion of the research they tested 547 identical and 214 non-identical same-sex twins and had them rate the attractiveness of 200 faces.
What they found is that the ratings were not genetically programmed but rather dependent upon their individual experiences, even those of twins living in the same house.
Daily Health Tip
Beauty really is in the eye of the beholder, and there are people who find you attractive. No matter what how beautiful or not you believe yourself to be, there are people who find you attractive and beautiful. You only have to look at any ranking of the top most attractive celebrities and you’ll find those who you find attractive and those you don’t. In fact, there will be those individuals that you can’t imagine how they even got on the list.
That’s because beauty is in the eye – and brain – of the beholder, and doesn’t necessarily conform to one standard or another.
It is important that you take care of the assets and strengths you already have and build upon your weaknesses. Take care of your skin and health. Sleep at least 8 hours a night. Take your vitamins and drink at least 8 glasses of water each day. Dress so that you feel just as beautiful as others find you.
When you can incorporate the knowledge that you ARE beautiful or handsome, then you’ll stand taller, be more confident and appear even more beautiful. It’s time you embraced your own beauty and became the person you were always meant to be.
Your Daily Affirmation
Today, each aspect of my life is more successful when I plan for it. I am committed to doing what is necessary to prepare for a successful future. My efforts to plan and be patient ensure positive rewards down the road.
Is It Fact or Fiction?
Most people who listen find the sound of cracking knuckles to be annoying while the people cracking their knuckles get some relieve from tension in their hands. For years we've heard that cracking knuckles will lead to arthritis in the joints of the hands and fingers. Question - is that true or just something people say? Click here to find the answer!
Have a wonderful day!
Your Healthy Life America Team