Studies have shown that attractive people get more attention. Beautiful women, for instance, get promoted more often. But when it comes to APPLYING for the job, sex roles are reversed: Women who attached an attractive photo to their resumes got fewer interviews than men who did the same thing. The researchers think this may be due to the "dumb-blonde hypothesis."

Or it may be because personnel departments are almost always staffed by women. Could they be wary of letting an attractive rival in?
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In the future, everyone may have an avatar–a double who does tasks that you don’t want to perform. Your avatar will make a better impression than you would and, since you program it, everyone else it deals with (who may be avatars themselves) will know that its decisions are the same as more