Esther O’Moore Donohoe: ‘Back in the formal office structure, what have I taken away?’
Esther O’Moore Donohoe: ‘Back in the formal office structure, what have I taken away?’

IMAGE

The five beauty products to know used backstage at London Fashion Week
The five beauty products to know used backstage at London Fashion Week

Holly O'Neill

Kate Winslet wanted a ‘bulgy bit of belly’ left in one ‘Mare of Easttown’ scene and we love her for it
Kate Winslet wanted a ‘bulgy bit of belly’ left in one ‘Mare of Easttown’ scene...

Sarah Finnan

How do you know when it’s time to quit your job? 
How do you know when it’s time to quit your job? 

Sinead Brady

12 contemporary tile designs to inspire a kitchen makeover
12 contemporary tile designs to inspire a kitchen makeover

Shayna Sappington

Dogs Trust is encouraging Irish employers to allow dogs in the workplace
Dogs Trust is encouraging Irish employers to allow dogs in the workplace

Sarah Finnan

The HSE will provide free online counselling for those with anxiety and depression
The HSE will provide free online counselling for those with anxiety and depression

Megan Burns

The secret rage of motherhood: ‘I never imagined that my child could be both the trigger and target of my anger’
The secret rage of motherhood: ‘I never imagined that my child could be both the...

Amanda Cassidy

The best street style from New York Fashion Week
The best street style from New York Fashion Week

Holly O'Neill

Would you take a pay cut to work from home permanently?
Would you take a pay cut to work from home permanently?

Megan Burns

Image / Editorial

4 Reasons Redheads Rule


by IMAGE
06th Mar 2015
blank

jessica chastain red hair and red lips

Redheads, it’s your time to shine. Turns out, you not only have gorgeous locks with a colouring that remains exotic to the majority of the world, you may well be genetically superior too. What’s more, contrary to popular belief, redheads are not a dying breed. You’re here to stay; ginger and proud. And successful too.

Vincent Larent, writing for Elevate Today, set out to pen a piece on the downsides of being born a redhead however upon delving a little deeper, came across a selection of studies that totally rubbish whatever negative preconceptions he had.

1. Most notably, redheads might be the superior choice for procreation. A’study done by the?Universit? de Bretagne-Sud, in France, showed that men are more likely to approach blondes, followed by brunettes, which would have left a sour taste in the mouths of female redheads. However, the reason for this, Larent writes, was not because they’re found to be less attractive, but because they are found to be more attractive.

‘They didn’t approach them because of fear of rejection, assuming the redheaded women were more assertive and temperamental.’
As per the study, when the men were asked to explain why they veered away from red-headed women, they used terms such as ‘sensuous’ and ‘promiscuous-seeming’, which, we’re lead to believe, are two strong signifiers of baby-making potential.

2. Redheads are not only keepers as as procreation is concerned, they’re also 4 times more likely to become CEOs, as per a recent study, than their demographic research would suggest.

3. Larent also proposes that just because the redhead gene is a recessive gene, does not mean that it won’t survive, as it’s not a maladaptive condition. Redheads won’t find it any harder to survive, in the grand scheme of things, but there are of course far fewer of them.

4. Lastly, a really interesting discovery on Larent’s part, was that redheads are more able to withstand stinging and pressure pain than blondes or brunettes. They’re such tough cookies, they’re even hardwired to tolerate spicy foods better than the rest of us. And sometimes they require more anesthesia.

Who knew?

Elevate Today

 

redhead

Also Read

brain
EDITORIAL
8 easy ways to keep your brain healthy that you can do right now

Your brain health is just as important as that of the rest of your body, says psychologist and neuroscientist Dr...

By IMAGE

blank
premium EDITORIAL
EVENT: How To Master the Art of Negotiation

We sit down with Negotiation Strategist Natalie Reynolds, discussing key tactics and strategies used to master the art of negotiation...

By Shayna Sappington

blank
EDITORIAL
This is what happens when you hypersexualise young girls growing up

Who is demanding the fetishization of young girls anyway?”When I was working in my early twenties, and even my late...

By Amanda Cassidy

blank
EDITORIAL
Sarah Harding’s heartbroken mum announces the singer’s death aged just 39

Sarah Harding has died at the age of just 39, her heartbroken mother revealed today. The Girls Aloud star had...

By Amanda Cassidy

Keith-_-Tara_130_Web Shantanu Starick painting kitchen cabinets
EDITORIAL
How to limit drips and brush strokes while painting kitchen cabinets

Painting kitchen cabinets can be transformative and can be achieved relatively low-cost, but you need the right equipment, and a lot of...

By Amanda Kavanagh

blank
EDITORIAL
‘Totally allowed but totally shouldn’t: Welcome to the Great Irish Pandemic Paradox’

In a time when cool heads are needed – it’s more than the current heatwave that’s melting minds, writes Amanda...

By Amanda Cassidy

Mandy Moore pumping
EDITORIAL
Mandy Moore climbed an active volcano at dawn… while pumping

Hiking a mountain and breast pumping – now, that’s what we call multitasking at its finest. Mandy Moore enjoyed an...

By Sarah Finnan