"They have previously been accused of being aggressive, untrustworthy and deceitful, but now wide-faced men have also been blamed for selfishness in other people. New research by the University of California, Riverside, has revealed that when people interact with men with wider faces they are more prone to selfishness and their selfish behaviour elicits selfish behaviour in others." —We should all get together later this afternoon and figure out when we're each using the "it wasn't my fault, it was that broad-faced bastard I was hanging out with" excuse to get out of trouble so we don't ruin it through [...]
Here you will find a slideshow of monkeys with funny faces.
Ahmad el Abed, a tailor. Saida, Lebanon, 1948-53. by Hashem el Madani. Collection: AIF/ Hashem el Madani. Copyright © Arab Image Foundation.
No product of human industry is infinite, but photography comes close. In 1976, John Szarkowski, the longtime curator of photography at the Museum of Modern Art, announced, somewhat gnomically, that "the world now contains more photographs than bricks." As a metaphor of plenitude, Szarkowski’s phrase is wonderfully material, suggesting that photographs are just another object in the world, at once essential and interchangeable. As an estimate of quantity though, it now seems impossibly low. If digital photographs count (as by now they must), then the real figure [...]
"New research shows that sleep deprivation affects facial features such as the eyes, mouth and skin, and these features function as cues of sleep loss to other people. Researchers discovered that the faces of sleep-deprived individuals were perceived as having more hanging eyelids, redder eyes, more swollen eyes and darker circles under the eyes."
"[N]ew research suggests that the shape of a man’s face can indicate whether he is likely to be a good sportsman. The study, carried out at Goldsmiths, University of London, found that Japanese baseball players with short, broad faces are more likely to display acumen on the sports field. It also showed that sportsmen with long faces are less likely to be successful baseball players."
"Classically, a stereotypical tough guy is imagined to have a broad face, a square jaw, and a stoical demeanor. Existing research even supports this association, linking wider, more masculine faces with several less-than-cuddly characteristics, including perceived lack of warmth, dishonesty, and lack of cooperation. However, in the new study, researchers found that men with these wide, masculine faces aren’t always the aggressive tough guys they appear to be."
Women Remember Better At Remembering Than Men Because They Actually Pay Attention In The First Place
"A new study shows that women are better than men at remembering new names and faces, something past research has also shown. But this new paper, just published in the journal Psychological Science, also suggests the reason why women are so good at it: In the first few moments that we meet someone, we tend to take in more details about the new face in front of us. We study the eyes, the nose, the cheekbones, the mouth — without even knowing we're doing it — and then neatly file that information away for our brains to retrieve next time we come across the new person."
"If you want to know who is more likely to spout any racist beliefs they may have, scientists say you should study their face. A study found men with wider, shorter, faces were more likely to express racial prejudice. This facial shape has been shown to indicate higher than average testosterone levels and linked to more aggressive behaviour. However, researchers from the University of Delaware believe in this case those with wide faces are less likely to bow to social pressure."
Here you will find a photogallery of people "being blasted in the face by a high-powered jet of air from an industrial leaf blower."