Rowaida Abdelaziz doesn’t want your pity. She doesn’t want your frosty public stares; the whispers behind her back; the lament that she’s been degraded by her father. What the Muslim high school senior wants you to understand is that she doesn’t wear the hijab, the head scarf worn by Muslim women, because she is submissive
Physical attraction may be as old as time, but new studies are beginning to uncover the science behind sex appeal. Unexpected factors — like biochemical odors, face shape and voice pitch — just might have more to do with your choice of mate than anyone ever expected. Karl Grammer and Elizabeth Oberzaucher are leading the research on the human scent’s influence on sexual attraction.