In Other “Life Isn’t Fair” News: Beautiful People Are More Intelligent Too

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A London School of Economics study finds that, in general, attractive people have higher IQs as well.

The report—which included 52,000 people from the U.S. and U.K.—shows that good-looking men have IQs that are 13.6 points above average, while pretty women have scores 11.4 points above the norm.

(More on TIME.com: When is being beautiful a draw back?)

And if that weren’t unfair enough, Satoshi Kanazawa, LSE’s lead researcher on the study, says intelligent men are more likely to marry beautiful women, creating smart and stunning spawn for generations to come. Perhaps this explains the pairing of London’s favorite royal couple, Prince William and Kate Middleton.

But Kanazawa says that just because LSE’s assertions are “purely scientific,” they’re not a “prescription for how to treat or judge others.” So at least us, umm, normal folks, can be thankful for that. (via New York Daily News)

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