√ All is not as it appears. You find yourself admitted to a not for profit hospital. Undoubtedly, they will provide you with a packet of information that includes instructions on how to make a donation to that facility. But, there may be an “inside job” taking place here as well. Non profits often contract with market data firms to screen patients’ wealth to gauge their propensity to donate based on public records. According to Kaiser Health News many hospitals conduct nightly wealth screenings-using software that culls information from a variety of sources to gauge which patients are likely to be the best sources for donations. Kaiser reports that if you are selected as a promising target for fundraising you could get a visit from a hospital executive, as well as extra amenities. These include a bathrobe or a nicer waiting area for your family.
√ There is a first time for everything and this year’s Super Bowl was no exception. This “first time” event took place on the sidelines, not on the field. Quinton Peron and Napoleon Jinnies were the first male cheerleaders at the Super Bowl in NFL history. They cheered for the Rams alongside their female counterparts. The duo actually made history at the start of the season when they, along with Jesse Hernandez of the New Orleans Saints (Yes, those Saints who many contest should have been a Super Bowl participant) became the first male cheerleaders in league history. The Indianapolis Colts and the Baltimore Ravens have had stuntmen before who did not cheer side by side with their female squad mates.
√ Researchers at the University of Miami have discovered that people with tattoos are more likely to have had a higher number of sex partners in the past year. The survey of 2,008 adults also concluded that people with tattoos were smokers, and were more likely than the general population to have been incarcerated at one time. These individuals were also more likely to be diagnosed with a mental health issue. Ok, let’s flip the coin. Multiple tattoos were found to reduce cortisol levels, improving the immune system while reducing stress levels according to the American Journal of Human Biology. For some job types visible tattoos are preferred. The University of St. Andrews says because they can help to present an image that the company wants to be associated with.
Source: Gary R’nel
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