Wages paid to about 80 percent of American workers in manufacturing, construction, and “nonsupervisory” service jobs actually fell over the past year, when inflation is factored in. Rising gas prices, health-care costs, and housing pushed the inflation rate up to 2.9 percent, while wages rose at 2.8 percent.
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The number of plastic-surgery procedures performed on men increased 29 percent between 2000 and 2017, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, with 1.3 million procedures performed last year. Botox, hair transplants, liposuction, and neck and eye lifts are among the most popular procedures.
The production of beef is responsible for roughly 6 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, making it the single biggest food contributor to climate change. Global beef demand is projected to nearly double by 2050, driven by population growth in China and India.
The annual crime rates of America’s 30 largest cities fell by 2.1 percent in 2017, according to a new report by the Brennan Center for Justice. Violent crime dropped by 1 percent, and murders dropped by 3.4 percent.