Because You're Ugly: Orange County Puts Vanity on Hold

Orange County? Postponing implants and Botox?

The New York Times is reporting that in Orange County, "where plastic surgery is a part of [our] culture" (sigh), business is down 30 to 40 percent. 

The story chalks it up to both financial constraints and, surprisingly, even a "Botox backlash"--men and women finally disparaging the unnatural, plastic look cosmetic surgeries all too often generates. 

And more good news for your Friday afternoon: Other researchers are finding that less sex, more depression--which, in turn, can lead to all sorts of health issues--and teary ballads topping the carts are other ramifications of the recession. 

Have a good weekend! 

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