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Children Born During Recession More Likely To Commit Crime??

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Baby Recession

Are babies born in the past couple years more likely to be criminals??

That's what a recent study suggests.

Dr. Seethalakshmi Ramanathan of State University of New York Upstate Medical University and her team surveyed babies born between 1980 and 1984- or as you now them, people in their early thirties!

They found that

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Puerto Rico Wants To Kill Millions Of Iguanas And Sell Their Meat

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In Puerto Rico, there are literally more iguanas than people.

They outnumber them 4 million to 3.9 million.

The secretary of their Department of Natural Resources said:

"This is a very big problem. We have to attack it. It has impacted structures, the economy, crops and the ecosystem."

The iguana can grow up to 6 feet and live up to 20 years!!

That's crazy.

It started in the 1970s when iguana owners started to realize their 'too large' lizards and now their population has exploded.

They occupy airport runways, burrow under buildings (ruining the foundation) and cause blackouts after building their nests near the warmth of electric plants.

So they plan to hunt the iguanas and export their meat.

Many government high ups in Puerto Rico believe this will not only thin out the population, it will bring in much needed money to the country, currently in a recession.

We don't think killing is the answer. Hopefully conservationists will find a humane way to deal with the problem.

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Michelle Obama Is Ending The Fashion Recession

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The country may be in the midst of a deep recession, but we have Michelle Obama to thank for helping us one outfit at a time.

According to the Harvard Business Review, the First Lady is responsible for more than $2.7 billion in fashion sales in the height of the country's financial difficulties.

Michelle has made more than 189 public appearances while wearing 29 different brands between November 2008 and December 2009. After each appearance, women will run out and buy something from the label she had on, averaging to $14 million in sales.

Wowsa! Plus, the company's stock price most likely remains high for weeks.

"The First Lady's astonishing influence may be tied to the fact that consumers know she's not paid to wear what she does, whereas they may subconsciously discount models' endorsements as inherently corrupt," said NYU Stern School Professor, David Yermack.

He also discovered that the brand that Miz Obama wears shoots up an average of 2.3 percent! It's pretty impressive considering an endorsement by Sarah Jessica Parker only accounts for 0.5 percent rise in sales.

Michelle is the most powerful woman in fashion.

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Cosmetic Surgeries On The Decline!!

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The Real Heidi Doll stands alone!!

According to new reports, the number of cosmetic surgery operations dropped by 18% last year!!

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery claims that 1.9 million operations took place in 2009, which is a pretty significant drop from the 2.1 million in 2005!!

According to Dr. Elliot Jacobs, the recession is to blame:

"I believe one can credit the downturn of the economy for the decline in surgical procedures that obviously are more costly than non-surgical procedures."

However, other doctors think that the era of excessive surgery and procedures, glamorized by the now-defunct series Nip/Tuck, is just not fashionable anymore!

Dr. Michael Hall claims:

"When it comes to plastic surgery, people are now using more common sense. They don't want radical procedures. Women are looking for non-invasive procedures. There is no lack of vanity. There is just a little more hesitation."

What do U think?? Will Montag realize her surgery is out of style and have her franken-tittays reduced??

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Good Actors Ca$h In On Transformers 3

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WTF are they thinking???

Director Michael Bay has taken to his official website to give his seven whole fans an update on the pre-production of Transformers 3, and you'll never guess the actual talent he's landed!!!

Hey, it's been a long time since I've posted. Just been a little busy.

Transformers 3 has been going very well. We are going to shoot in LA, Chicago, Washington DC, Florida, Texas, Africa, Moscow, and China. On the talent front, we just locked in Frances McDormand and John Malkovich. Both amazing actors I've always wanted to work with. We also just got Ken Jeong, he is the super funny actor stuck in the trunk from Hangover and the Doctor from Knocked Up.

We start shooting pre-shoots in about one month.

I also was at a Ferrari charity event this week raising money for a hospital being built by Ferrari in Haiti. I announced that night the newest Autobot to join Transformers: the Ferrari 458 Italia.

I also want to thank everyone on this site that donated to the Make -A-Wish charity. We raised $20,000 which I will personally be matching. This is a great charity where they make wishes come true for kids who are very ill. We have had many Kids from Make-A-Wish visit us on our Transformers sets and this time we will be posting video of their visits on Transformers 3.

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Wow!! We guess the recession has hit EVERYONE hard!!

There's no way John Malkovich or Frances McDormand would be caught dead in this crapfest unless they were in desperate need of some $$$$!!

Hopefully this one won't be as big a mess as Transformers 2!! We could seriously feel our brains MELTING as we sat through all 36 hours of that disaster!!

What do U think?? Are U excited for Transformers 3??

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