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Economists at the University of Queensland claim that blonde-haired women earn more than their dark-haired counterparts, even after controlling for other factors, and marry higher-earning men. The researchers couldn’t explain blondes’ financial success. “Blondes have wealthier husbands because we are more fun and outgoing, and men are more attracted to us,” said Olga Uskova, president of the International Blondes Association. “We also do better in the workplace because when we make a mistake we can say, ‘Oh, sorry about that, it’s because I’m blonde’ and get away with it.” The blonde advantage will not surprise anyone who has read about beauty premiums or John List‘s research showing that blonde women are even better at soliciting charitable donations. (HT: Daniel Lippman)[%comments]