Let a stranger pick your next profile pic, seriously

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“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” 

According to a new study, that’s true-and we’re not very good at recognizing which of our profile pictures others will find beautiful. 

In a small experiment with 102 students, researchers at UNSW Sydney in Australia found that the photos we pick of ourselves for our social media profiles, dating apps and professional networks don’t put us in the best light.

Their findings, published Thursday in the journal Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, suggest that instead of being your best judge of attractiveness and other personality traits, you’re better off asking the advice of a stranger. Read more…

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