Numbers: Aug. 20, 2007

HIRING 12% Percentage of employers who admit to consulting social-networking sites like for help with their hiring process

63% Percentage of those employers who declined to hire an applicant because of what they found. Suspected criminal behavior and faked qualifications are two of the top deal breakers

HEALTH 50% Percentage of Australia's Aborigines who smoke. The national average is below 20%. Poverty, lack of health education, and the fact that indigenous people were once given tobacco as compensation for their land may be to blame

17 Number of years the Aborigines' average life span is shorter than that...

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