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WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2011

According to a survey conducted by the Wall Street Journal, corporate executives use the company jet for recreation about 30% of the time.  Most popular non-business use:  initiation into the Mile High Club.

A Parent Magazine survey shows that on average, fathers spend twice the amount of time with their kids as they did a decade ago.  In Hollywood, that means two-weekends a month instead of one.

Ever more socially progressive, AARP is backing the Obama administration's plan to cut Social Security benefits to future recipients.  It's also calling for the dissolution of the WPA and the Tennessee Valley Authority.

On Father's Day weekend, Barack Obama and Joe Biden played a round of golf with John Boehner and John Kasich.  Between them, the foursome hit three birdies and an eagle -- and in their new spirit of friendship, Obama ordered the White House chef to cook them for lunch.

A Mens Health network study shows that some men will "tough out" medical conditions for up to a year rather than consult a physician.  Doctors have a term for men who put off seeking medical treatment -- "corpses."
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