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In this week’s Gabfest, DoubleX editors Jessica Grose and Hanna Rosin along with nymag.com staff writer Noreen Malone discuss how much looks matter in politics, how small group dynamics affect women, and the mommy blogger Dooce’s separation.
The DoubleX "coffee talk" endorsements:
Hanna Rosin, who is about to head to South Korea, recommends the short story collection Drifting House by Krys Lee, who writes beautifully about the Korean immigrant experience.
Jessica Grose is getting on the Homeland bandwagon just after Claire Danes’ Golden Globes win. She is also loving comedian Chris Gethard’s sad, sweet memoir A Bad Idea I'm About to Do: True Tales of Seriously Poor Judgment and Stunningly Awkward Adventure.
Links to other things we mentioned:
Demonstrations of “Trustworthy,” “Competent,” and other face shapes, from Princeton’s Social Cognition and Social Neuroscience Lab.
“Female voters drawn to Romney this time” in the Boston Globe.
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