>WHAT’S BEAUTY WORTH?
Maybe your mom told you looks don’t matter, but Beauty Pays author Daniel Hamermesh, an economist, says research shows pretty people earn more, are luckier in love and are happier.
DO LOOKS HELP WOMEN MORE THAN MEN?
In the dating world, yes. But in the job market, beauty is more important for men. Unattractive women make 12 percent less than attractive women, but unattractive men make 17 percent less than attractive men.
SO SHOULD THEY GET PLASTIC SURGERY?
They might feel better, but it doesn’t appear to help earning potential.
DO THE LOOKS-CHALLENGED EVER HAVE AN EDGE?
One study showed they’re better at armed robbery. If an ugly guy comes up to you with a gun …
HOW HAVE PEOPLE RESPONDED TO YOUR BOOK?
I’ve gotten hate mail, but I chuckle. I wasn’t surprised!