Princeton: Stylish men are perceived as 'significantly more competent'

As much as we say it's not about the clothes, it's still about the clothes.

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  • A new study from Princeton University shows that perception of competence is linked to dress.
  • Researchers discovered the same results over nine separate studies: men that dress better are viewed as more competent.
  • Even when told clothing is not a measure of competence, judges ruled in favor of the better-dressed men.
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Common hair products linked to cancer risk, says breaking new study

Embracing signs of age might be the road to a longer life after all.

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  • New research found that hair dyes and chemical straighteners might significantly increase the risk of breast cancer.
  • According to the study, black women who used permanent dyes at least every 5-8 weeks raised their risk of developing cancer by 60 percent.
  • This isn't the first time beauty products have been found to contain cancerous chemicals.
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L.A.-based ice cream man Joe Nicchi charges 'influencers' double for cones

He says his company would survive even if Instagram disappeared tomorrow.

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  • Los Angeles truck, CVT Soft Serve, charges people asking for free ice cream $8 for per cone instead of $4.
  • The truck's founder, Joe Nicchi, highlights the message in the hashtag, #WeLoveMostOfOurCustomers.
  • Nicchi does not appreciate "influencers" asking for free food when he has a business to run.
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FDA finds asbestos in Claire’s product. Why are cosmetics barely regulated?

The U.S. law regulating the cosmetics industry was passed in 1938, and it hasn't been significantly updated since.

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  • Claire's voluntarily pulled the products from shelves.
  • Small amounts of asbestos have been found in several beauty products in recent years.
  • The Food and Drug Administration has said it wants greater oversight of the cosmetics industry.
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Finding meaning in life without religion

Religion does not have a monopoly on meaning.

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  • Meaning is a relative term, though some religious sects claim to have a stronghold on a definition.
  • While meaning is possible through doctrine, there are other ways to find meaning in life.
  • The story of activist and model, Halima Aden, highlights how meaning can come from many angles.
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