Male Pattern Duh-ness
By Ellen McGirt

(MONEY Magazine) – Well, here's a surprise: It seems the mere image of an attractive woman drives men to financial distraction. In a study out of Canada, male and female college students were shown pictures of the opposite sex from the website and then were offered a choice between a small sum of money up front or a larger amount in the future. When shown a picture of a marginally attractive woman, the men made the rational choice for the larger sum. But when shown a picture of a pretty woman, they opted for the smaller amount. The women made the rational pick regardless of the picture they were shown. --ELLEN McGIRT