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A quest for perfection?

Surveys consistently show that we’re unhappy with our looks – and many blame this on the media-saturated age we live in. But as this week’s pick discovers, our unhappiness with our appearance isn’t a modern phenomenon. Why is it that we’re so hung up on personal appearances?

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