You already read about how parents pay less attention to their ugly kids, so the NY Times article won't be totally new (although it does have some previously unreported details of the study). I just thought the ugly kid in the accompanying illustration deserved some attention.
Ugly Children May Get Parental Short Shrift [nyt]
The Elwood H. Smith Website [elwoodsmith.com]
previously: Did you say something, ugly? I guess I wasn't paying attention