Percentage of senior managers who said taking too little time off was the biggest mistake they made with their last vacation, according to a survey by OfficeTeam: 34
Percentage who said not being able to get their mind off work: 25
Percentage who cited checking in with the office too much: 22
Percentage of respondents to a National Safety Council public opinion poll who say there should be more enforcement of texting laws while driving: 73
Estimated percentage of all crashes that involve cellphone use: 26
When asked what type of penalties they'd like to see, percentage of respondents who chose penalties including a point system that could lead to the loss of a driver's license or increased insurance costs: 52
Source: National Safety Council.
Estimated current net worth of Hillary and Bill Clinton, a far cry from the $4 million plus they had in the bank in 2001 at the end of Bill's tenure as U.S. president, according to a Wealth-X estimate: $120 million
Percentage of senior managers who believe it is OK to ask about compensation and benefits in the first job interview, according to the results of a Robert Half survey, up from 30 percent when the question was asked in 2009: 31
Percentage who suggest waiting for the second interview, up from 26 percent: 38
Source: Robert Half.
Percentage of lost pets who went missing after being scared by the sound of fireworks or other loud outside noises, according to a study by The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: 19
Percentage of those who lost pets who said they had never anticipated losing a pet the way they did: 64
If worldwide growth continues at the current rate, projected population by 2050, adding twice the current population of China, according to the Institute of Food Technologists: 9 billion
Source: Institute of Food Technologists.
Percentage of Americans who say they believe getting behind the wheel after one or two drinks is dangerous, according to results of The Harris Poll: 68
Percentage who say they've driven at a time when they'd likely had too much to drink: 37
Percentage who say they're more likely to drive after a few drinks when only going a short distance: 30
Source: Harris Interactive.
Percentage of U.S. employees who suspect they have hearing loss, but have not sought treatment, according to a research survey by EPIC Hearing Healthcare: 30
Of those, percentage who say it impacts them on the job: 95
Percentage of employees who believe their untreated hearing loss makes it necessary to ask people to repeat what they said: 61
Source: EPIC Hearing Healthcare.
When asked why they cook on the grill, percentage of consumers who said the No. 1 reason is that they prefer the taste of grilled food, according to Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association data: 61
Ranks of personal satisfaction, ease/convenience, entertainment and inexpensive on the list of reasons consumers like to barbecue: 2, 3, 4, 5
Source: Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association.
Percentage of Americans who support euthanasia -- when asked whether they believe physicians should be able to legally "end (a) patient's life by some painless means," according to a Gallup poll: 69
When Gallup began asking this question about euthanasia in 1947, percentage of Americans who were likely to support euthanasia: 37
"Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from that of their social environment." -- Albert Einstein
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