I will take my children away for the spring break vacation. Will be back on April 4th. No post in between.
In US, after FDA approved silicone implants in later 2006, women rushed to get them. Now breast augmentation, based on a survey from American Society of Plastic Surgeons, has become the most common cosmetic plastic surgery in the U.S, increased 13% last year. All other types of cosmetic plastic surgery were also increased at the same time.
American Society of Plastic Surgeons believes “cosmetic plastic surgery is a good barometer of the local and national economy ... the increase in cosmetic plastic surgery procedures mirrors the strong economy, low unemployment levels, and high consumer confidence of 2006".
Commen sense says brain damage can change moral thinking, now I have found a scientific research to support this commen sense. In a recent small-scale study, when presented with moral dilemmas, people with damage to a specific part of the brain were 2-3 times more willing to kill than were normal people.
Found this lovely read from it occured to me:
The 6th grade science teacher, Mrs. Parks, asked her class, "Which human body part increases to 10 times its size when stimulated?"
No one answered until little Mary stood up, angry, and said, "You should not be asking 6th graders a question like that! I'm going to tell my parents, and they will go and tell the principal, who will then fire you!" With a sneer on her face, she then sat back down.
Mrs. Parks ignored her and asked the question again, "Which body part increases to 10 times its size when stimulated?" Little Mary's mouth fell open; then she said to those around her, "Boy, is she gonna get in big trouble!"
The teacher continued to ignore her and said to the class, "Anybody?" Finally, Billy stood up, looked around nervously, and said, "The body part that increases 10 times its size when stimulated is the pupil of the eye."
Mrs. Parks said, "Very good, Billy," then turned to Mary and continued, "As for you, young lady, I have three things to say:
One, you have a dirty mind, two, you didn't read your homework assignment, and three, one day you are going to be very, very disappointed."
- the No. 1 patient complaint about doctors is - you got it - waiting room delays. (source - Reader Digest, April 2007, p184)
- according to Robert Sutton, a professor of management science and engineering at Stanford Engineering School, among all occupations, medical doctors are most horrible bosses. 90% of nurses report 6 to 12 incidents of verbal and emotional abuse per year from doctors.
Labels: Human Nature
According to an USA Today article -
" This generation of twentysomethings is straining under the weight of college loans and other debt, a crushing load that separates it from every previous generation".
"A poll of twentysomethings by USA TODAY and the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) found 60% feel they're facing tougher financial pressures young people did in previous generations. And 30% say they worry frequently about their debt".
A friend sent me the following in an email. It is so numerically funny.
Five reasons why you should marry me -
1. I am a mature, responsible adult now:
2. I am a nice gentlemen, everyone likes me:
3. so many things I enjoy, spending time with you is my first choice:
I just spotted this graphic on the BBC site. It appears China is doing better than USA. Hi, USA is viewed more negative than North Korea ?
Labels: Human Nature
I vacationed in UK four years ago, and noticed some of London's streets were quite stinky. Now I know why - according to a report, 95% of Britons had urinated, vomited or defecated in public because no toilet was available. Although London first public lavatory was built in the 12th century, and public bathrooms has multiplied in the past, the current toilet shortage situation will get worse before getting any better.