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  1. After Losing Jaw, Movie Critic Roger Ebert Moves On (CBS News)
      "America's movie critic is back. He sees as many as ten films a week and debuts a new version of his TV show later this month. And instead of shying away from the public and the way he looks, Roger is embracing it.

      "I said, 'The hell with it - this is how I look,' " he said. " 'People with problems like mine should get on with their lives and not hide because of it. I don't want to look this way, but I do, so please don't make it your problem.' " 01-11

  2. Appearance-Based Discrimination Suits Are on the Rise (Law.com)
      "Companies that regulate a worker's appearance -- from banning tattoos to mandating makeup -- are facing a growing risk of lawsuits, employment lawyers assert." 04-09

  3. Barbie Designer Blames Moms (Time.com)
      "According to Mattelís Culmone, Barbie is not the problem: 'Girls view the world completely differently than grown-ups do. They donít come at it with the same angles and baggage and all that stuff that we do. Clearly, the influences for girls on those types of issues, whether itís body image or anything else, itís proven, itís peers, moms, parents, itís their social circles.' "

      "Dr. Deborah Tolman, professor of psychology and social welfare at City University of New York says that there is a large and growing body of literature that shows the negative impact these toys have on developing children. A 2006 University of Sussex study said that Barbies and similar toys 'may damage girlsí body image, which would contribute to an increased risk of disordered eating and weight cycle.' " 09-14

  4. Different Views of Beauty (Huffington Post)
      "What makes someone 'beautiful'? It's a difficult question to answer, as we learned earlier this year from journalist Esther Honig's Photoshop experiment, in which she sent a picture of herself to photo editors in 25 countries around the world and asked them to 'Make me beautiful.' " 09-14

  5. Generation Diva (Newsweek.com)
      "How our obsession with beauty is changing our kids." 03-09

  6. How Old Do I Look? (How-Old.net)
      Provides an estimate of your age. Type in your name and it may come up with a picture of you to use as a guide. Try famous people.

  7. Lookism (Wikipedia.org)
      "Lookism is discrimination against or prejudice towards others based on their appearance." 04-09

  8. Paul Potts (YouTube.com)
      Provides his singing on Britain's Got Talent. Potts does not "look" like a singing star. 04-09

  9. Speech by Lupita Nyong'o (MSNBC News)
      Lupita Nyong'o won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. This is her emotional acceptance speech upon gaining an award from Essence Magazine. "You can't rely on how you look to sustain you." 03-14

  10. Study: Lookism Trending Forward Globally (PersonnelToday.com)
      "We like to think of America as a meritocracy. A lot of us think we value people because of what they accomplish, or their character, or generosity, or intelligence ó that's what we thought mattered, but are we just putting blinders on"

      "More often than not it seems qualities other than skill, intelligence or character pay off." 04-09

  11. Susan Boyle (YouTube.com)
      Provides a song from a singer not picked because of appearance. 11-14

  12. The Ugly Truth About Beauty (Wikipedia.org)
      "We like to think of America as a meritocracy. A lot of us think we value people because of what they accomplish, or their character, or generosity, or intelligence ó that's what we thought mattered, but are we just putting blinders on"

      "More often than not it seems qualities other than skill, intelligence or character pay off." 04-09

  13. The Unlikely Movie "Precious" (CBS News)
      "It's not some feel-good, Friday night date-movie or some big-budget popcorn thriller. In fact, 'Precious,' at times, is so hard to watch, you can't look away." 11-09

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