Archive for January, 2015

Average

No individual comes to a plastic surgeon and says, “I want to be average”.

Cost per minute

A minute in the operating room costs somewhere between $50-100, depending on the complexity of the case. This figure does not include anesthesia and facility costs.

Bite mark

A dental profile, or bite mark, can be as close as a fingerprint in terms of individuality. In the case of Ted Bundy, a bite mark he made on the buttock of one of his victims, Lisa Levy, matched his impressions and eventually led to his conviction.

Skin

“Never let the skin stand between you and a good physical exam.”

JM

Filing taxes

In the U.S.,  10% of people file their taxes themselves, 30% use software such as TurboTax or Quicken, and 60% use a tax-prep service, the biggest one being H&R Block.

India state bank chiefs

State bank chiefs in India make only slightly more the same amount per hour as an employee at fast food chains in the U.S. The average burger-flipper working at McDonald’s or Burger King in the U.S. makes approximately $11 an hour, whereas a state-run bank chief in India makes about $11.40.

Los Angeles vaccination rates

Vaccination rates have plummeted in Hollywood schools, where affluent, “educated” parents are opting out. This has left some schools or regions with vaccination rates that are comparable to developing countries like Chad and South Sudan. These parents are not only putting their own children in danger, but others at risk, as outbreaks of pertussis and measles have spread through the region.

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