Wordsmith: The Beguiling Gifts of Ali Smith
notes that pulchritude is “part of a tiny elite cadre of words that possess the opposite of the qualities they denote. Diminutive, big, foreign, fancy (adj.), classy, colloquialism, and monosyllabic are some others.”). I now associate these words with ...
The Financial Benefits of Being Beautiful
Paying for pulchritude isn't limited to Wall Street ... Of all the weird financial benefits of good looks, the bloated pay packages of beautiful CEOs might be one of the least irrational.
On the Value of Advice from Successful People
Presumably, a 9 would tend to be attracted to a 10 ... it turned out that she was looking for the perfect man.” When we look at the opposite sex, there is no internal mechanism that adjusts our perception to match our own appearance.
The Operating Room Is Her Studio
"People say I am masochist and that is the opposite. "I consider the operating room to be my studio." And in this studio, she is attacking Western notions of beauty and the male patriarchy that idealizes feminine pulchritude, attacking them by surgically ...
Thin is in: in search of the perfect male body
And yet traditionally the male physical ideal is the opposite of skinny ... the intimidatingly severe and extremely thin architecture of the catwalk model, and the super-tanned, curvaceous obvious pulchritude of the glamour girl. Relatively, you lot ...