Percentage of people who go to work when they're sick, according to a survey by Kimberly-Clark Professional: 59
Percentage of respondents who said it was because they were too important to the business: 30
Source: Kimberly-Clark Professional.
Age at which American workers expect to retire, according to a survey from PNC Financial Services Group Inc.: 67
Percentage of Americans in their prime retirement planning years who believe they will need to work longer than previously planned in order to save enough to retire: 49
Source: PNC Financial Services Group.
Percentage of American men aged 35 to 55, with $100,000 plus in household income, an associate's degree or higher and an interest in relationships with women who would try or have already tried online dating because they are a single dad or divorced, according to a survey conducted for AnastasiaDate.com: 33
Percentage of men in this group who struggle when meeting women face-to-face for the first time: 54
Percentage of those who are struggling who say their biggest struggle is that they do not know how to start a conversation: 45
Source: Anastasia International Inc.
Percentage of Americans who are employed and/or their spouse is employed full-time who report they are much or somewhat better off financially today than they were one year ago, according to findings released by Purchasing Power: 44
Percentage who say they have trouble meeting monthly household expenses: 28
Percentage who say they don't have at least $2,000 in emergency savings for unexpected expenses that occur: 44
Source: Purchasing Power LLC.
Estimated number of child laborers worldwide today, a third fewer than in 2000, according to the International Labor Organization: 168 million
Estimated number of child laborers who are engaged in hazardous work: 85 million
Estimated number of child laborers who live in the Asia-Pacific region: 77.7 million
Source: Pew Research Center's Social & Demographic Trends.
Ranks of princess, minion, dinosaur, gangster and Ewok on the list of this year's most popular Halloween costumes for dogs, according to Wayfair.com: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
In 2012, cumulative increase in the private holdings of the country's top 100 landowners to a total of 33 million acres, nearly 2 percent of U.S. land mass, according to the annual survey and ranking of the largest private landowners in the United States published by The Land Report: 700,000 acres
Ranks of Liberty Media Chairman John Malone and his 2.2 million acres, Ted Turner and his more than 2 million acres, the Emmerson family, Brad Kelley and the Irving family on the list of the largest landowners on the Land Report 100 list, which focuses exclusively on deeded acreage owned by individuals, families, family-owned companies and family-controlled foundations and excludes leased and public lands: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Source: Land Report.
Percentage of Americans who felt a room's decor can positively or negatively affect someone's mood, according to a survey conducted by Wakefield Research for HomeGoods: 93
Percentage of all respondents who felt that simple decor updates -- improved lighting, stylish organizational solutions, decorative accents -- could make them feel happier without breaking the bank: 99
Source: Wakefield Research.
Percentage of U.S. adults who said they would seek a second opinion for a major home repair and/or improvement, according to a poll by Harris Interactive on behalf of Invisalign: 70
Percentage who would seek a second opinion for a major car repair: 50
Percentage of parents with children between the ages of 5 and 17 in 11 countries who agree on the importance of talking with their children about drinking alcohol, according to a poll by Ipsos on behalf of Anheuser-Busch InBev: 91
Average age that parents believe is the appropriate time to start talking with their children about drinking: 10 years old
Source: Ipsos Global.
"As I grow to understand life less and less, I learn to live it more and more." -- Jules Renard, writer (1864-1910)
(Readers can contact John MacIntyre at johnmacintyre(at)bwr.eastlink.ca.)