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Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters

When I was seven years old I remember listening to some country western song on the radio and asking my mom, “Why do people always sing about love?”

(At that age, I would have rather listened to songs about video games instead of how some guy misses his ex-wife).

My mom answered, “Because love is important and complicated.”

It turns out mom was right.

How we relate to other humans in love and friendship basically makes or breaks the quality of our life.

Jonathan Haidt, a social psychologist at New York University’s Stern School of Business at concluded:

“Conflicts in relationships – having an annoying office mate or roommate, or having chronic conflict with your spouse is one of the surest ways to reduce your happiness. You never adapt to interpersonal conflict. It damages every day, even days when you don’t see the other person but ruminate about the conflict nonetheless.”

That’s why 25% of all the books I read are about social life: romance, love, friendship, and family.

Today’s book of the day is “Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters” by Alan S. Miller and Satoshi Kanazawa, you can buy the book from me here (I’m giving away my new smart reading system when you get the book)

This book will mesmerize you.

It’s full of some of the most profound truths about life of any book I have read in years.

But first let me say:


Don’t email me complaining that I didn’t warn you…

Just remember, if you read the book and still disagree, despite the mountain of evidence the authors have collected along with their appeal to plain common sense, then go ahead and leave me a comment stating your case. Just make sure you provide some real proof for your argument.

[make sure to check out my Book-Of-The-Day deal to get your own copy of “Why Beautiful People have More Daughters” and my own personal notes]…

The chapters are divided up into controversial subjects like:

-Why do beautiful parents have more daughters and wealthy parents have more sons?

-Why do men like blonde bombshells (and why do women want to look like them)?

-Why is beauty NOT in the eye of the beholder or merely skin deep?

-Why do girls of divorced parents experience puberty earlier than girls whose parents remain married?

-Why is prostitution the world’s oldest profession and pornography a billion dollar industry?

-Why are there virtually no polyandrous societies (where one woman is married to multiple husbands)?

-Why does having sons reduce the likelihood of divorce?

-Why might handsome men make bad husbands?

-Why are there so many deadbeat dads but so few deadbeat moms?

-Why are almost all violent criminals men?

-Why do politicians risk everything by having an affair (but only if they are male)?

-Why do men so often earn more money and attain higher status than women?

-Why are most neurosurgeons male and most kindergarten teachers female?

-Why are most suicide bombers Muslim?

-Why is ethnic conflict so persistent throughout the world?

-Why are single women more likely to travel abroad?

Now you might think you know the answers to these questions. But, I guarantee you this book will have you second guessing basically everything you have ever heard on life, love and how humans get along with each other.

Every time I dive into any books on evolutionary psychology I realize that literally 95% of what we have been taught about life is absolute nonsense. And what is being taught about love and human attraction is probably the subject most full of error.

I don’t know why the heck we never learn any of this in school.

It’s a crime. But it’s understandable because most of what is written about love, friendship, romance and social life comes from a view of what people would LIKE to be true, NOT what is actually true. I think love is too painful a subject for most people. It’s “too true” for the average person.

Just like Jack Nicholson said in A Few Good Men, “You can’t handle the truth!”

This book covers many of those “too true” subjects.
The authors say the problem starts because the standard social science model says we are a blank slate, that our behaviour is environmental and comes through socialization.

We have been taught that our personality is based on our environment and what we have learned from our parents, teachers and culture.

daughters, beautiful people

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