GOOD DAY FOR: Primogeniture, as new surveys suggests that first-born children are more likely than their younger siblings to succeed in business. Researchers and first-born CEOs speculate that the heightened business acumen is partly a result of having parents' undivided attention and resources for at least a while. (USA Today)
BAD DAY FOR: Rock 'n' roll fantasies, as a British study shows that rock stars really are more likely to die young. Looking at more than 1,000 British and North American musicians between 1956 and 2005, the researchers found the premature-death rate to be two to three times higher than in the general population. (Reuters)
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