Concerned About Job Security? Try Limb Lengthening.
Studies have documented the correlation between height and
success. Now medical advances are extending options for adding a
few inches to all the height-challenged out there.
Princeton released the findings of a two-year study, "Stature And Status: Height, Ability, and Labor Market Outcomes." The findings were staggering: taller people are more successful because from an early age they perform significantly better on cognitive tests.
Translating the Princeton research into actual income, an Australian study polled 20,000 people and concluded that with every 10 centimeters of height, one could expect a three percent increase in hourly wages.
In American politics, taller candidates have consistently
been elected president.There have been some exceptions--notably Bush and Kerry in 2004--but the norm has been the Obamas and Lincolns of presidential races; Barack towered a full five inches over his rival McCain. Perhaps taking a cue from the election height rule, Hajnal
Ban,who is running for office in Australia, recently underwent a bone-lengthening procedure
to add a few inches.
The limb-lengthening option is becoming increasingly popular. The procedure has taken
Lengtheningin Maryland caters to the needs of the short.
Limb-lengthening has not become a standard cosmetic
procedure yet, but with Americans looking to stay ahead of a troubled job
market it stands as one back-burner option.
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The results come from a 15-year study that used ultrasound scans to track blood vessels in middle-aged adults starting in 2002.
- The study measured the stiffness of blood vessels in middle-aged patients over time.
- Stiff blood vessels can lead to the destruction of delicate blood vessels in the brain, which can contribute to cognitive decline.
- The scans could someday become a widely used tool to identify people at high risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer's.
Facing mounting pressure from the public and government agencies, the e-cigarette maker announced major changes to its business model on Tuesday.
- Juul makes flavored e-cigarettes and currently dominates the vaping industry, with 70% of the market share.
- The FDA is planning to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes in gas stations and convenient stores this week.
- Some have called teenage vaping an epidemic. Data from 2018 show that about 20% of high school students had used an e-cigarette in the past 30 days.
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