The next time you want to see one of the most significant effects of the global economic downturn, pick up Playboy.
A recent study analyzed 40 years of Playmates to figure out how economic conditions influence beauty standards. The result? When times are tough, men tend to prefer heavier, older, and taller women, with less babyish features.
What gives? Read the full report on CheckMate! How The Economy Affects Your Sex Appeal