HAIL TO THE FEMALE

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I know Fathers Day is coming, but the fact is that men can't compete with women, so let's hear it for all those lovely ladies and celebrate Fathers Day by paying them a special tribute.

Here is a few facts and worthwhile observations:

They are much better looking.
A recent study revealed that women are getting better looking through evolution; meanwhile, men are staying the same. After following more than 2,000 people through four decades of life, the study showed that attractive women had 16 percent more children than average-looking ladies and that beautiful people are 36 percent more likely to have a daughter as their firstborn. All those gorgeous daughters mean more beautiful women than in past generations.

They are survivors.
This is sad but true: Men are 77 percent more likely to die in a car accident than women, according to recent studies. We should be thanking them when they nag us to "Wear our seat-belt!" Among the world's population of those who are over 100 years old, 85 percent are women, according to another study. In general, women continue to live five to 10 years longer than men as well.

They're much better communicators.
A survey of 2,000 people revealed that women are far more likely than men to talk through their problems. Fifty-three percent of women talk to their friends about what's stressing them out, as opposed to 29 percent of men. Why is this? I guess they're also smarter!

They are way better students.
We already know that female enrollment is higher than male, but DOE statistics reveal that men are also less likely than women to graduate and get their advanced degrees. Men are also more likely to take longer to complete their programs.

Women are much cleaner than men.
A study of offices across the U.S. found that men desks and their offices are dirtier than women. Researchers discovered that men had anywhere from 10 to 20 percent more bacteria in their work-spaces than women and scientists say it's because they tend to be less hygienic.

They stay much healthier.
A survey of more than 14,000 people showed that women choose far healthier foods than men. While men are more likely to chow down on frozen pizza and red meat, women are piling fruits and veggies onto their plates. It all sounds pretty obvious, but they get so much grief for chocolate addictions that it was necessary to point this one out. Come to think of it... No wonder men act like such babies when they have a sniffle - women really do have stronger immune systems than men! If there are little battles going on in our bodies, women have a secret weapon: estrogen. Another study done indicates that estrogen gave women an edge when it came to fighting off infections. That's because estrogen confronts a certain enzyme that often hinders the body's first line of defense against bacteria and viruses.

They're better managers and better bosses.
This one is a little controversial, but a slew of experts are confident that women make greater bosses because they are better listeners, mentors, problem solvers, and at multitasking than their male counterparts. A recent news article reported that women are better connectors than men and more astute about knowing how to activate passion in their employees. A study of 100,000 portfolios showed that women's investment returns outperform men, 18 percent to 11 percent. This could be because women are typically more cautious with their investment decisions and think longer term.

Have you had enough... Give up OK. Tie to say Uncle, or perhaps Aunt!