We're often told that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. As it turns out, we all have a checklist, and they're all probably pretty similar. Take the quiz to learn more.
According to the National Eating Disorders Association, approximately 10 million women -- and 1 million men -- suffer from anorexia and bulimia.
Coco Chanel is attributed with kick-starting the tanning craze when she came back from a vacation with a sunny glow. For decades, women longing to be beautiful avoided the sun at all costs.
Queen Victoria publicly declared makeup to be a vulgar thing, used only by prostitutes. During the Victorian era, modesty and simplicity in looks reigned.
It's all about the symmetry -- men and women with symmetrical faces are usually always ranked as most beautiful and attractive in laboratory settings (and real life).
According to researchers, we seek out "average" looks, which means we want partners who don't have any strange or unique features. We might pursue these average people because we know they have healthy genes as opposed to mutant genes.
Society's appreciation for large, round breasts leads many women to pursue breast augmentation surgery.
Blonde hair was a beauty standard for many decades, and Christie Brinkley embodied that all-American, blonde-haired, blue-eyed look.
Angeline Jolie is sitting pretty as the most beautiful celebrity these days, according to Allure readers, which suggests that all-American beauty no longer has to include blonde hair.
The number of facelifts performed on men increased 14 percent in 2010 over the previous year. That's a faster growth than procedures such as Botox or liposuction.
Naomi Wolf wrote the 1991 book that urged women to stop trying to meet these patriarchal standards.