Numbers Don't Lie

Friday, March 03, 2006

Your bosses live longer than you

Starting from 2001, Donald A. Redelmeier, a professor of medicine at the University of Toronto, has been counting life expectancy for every actor and actress ever nominated for the Academy Oscars Award. His results were clear - oscar winners live nearly 4 years longer than losers, in another words, a 28% relative reduction in death rates. His theory: winners can bask in victory.
Researchers have long known that higher social status can indicate longer life. One famous study of British civil servants found that mortality rates declined as pay grades rose. An analysis of a 19th-century Irish cemetery showed that longer lives won taller gravestones.
So, I know you hate to hear this, but your bosses do live longer than you.anti-aging, anti-aging

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Blogger Venkat said...

Loved your blog! What you say about numbers is absolutely right. We are always looking for them - knowingly or unknowingly. And we certainly want numbers to support facts, or to probably prove that we are heading in the right direction.

11:49 PM

Blogger Maya said... are you the boss or the employee?? Just curious...

6:06 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, I just stumbled on your blog and its pretty interesting. Keep it up!

1:17 PM


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