Percentage of U.S. employees who don't believe their bosses encourage them to take allotted vacation days, according to Randstad U.S. Employee Engagement Study: 39
Percentage who say their bosses don't help them disconnect from work while on vacation: 45
Rank of Facebook co-founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg (who boasts a personal fortune of $41.6 billion) on the Wealth-X list of the wealthiest individuals under the age of 35: 1
Rank of Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz (with an estimated net worth of $9.3 billion) on the list: 2
Rank of Huiyan Yang (net worth $5.9 billion) and the richest woman on the list: 3
Of the world's top 20 wealthiest individuals under the age of 35, number who are from the United States: 11
Percentage of more than 23,000 Laureate students and more than 4,000 non-Laureate students in 22 countries who believe that their course of study will give them the career skills necessary to succeed, according to a survey of student attitudes by Laureate International Universities and Zogby Analytics: 75
Percentage of students around the world who say that universities should work directly with employers to help teach students the skills they need to be successful: 93
Source: Laureate Education Inc.
In the United States today, estimated number of students at all levels of schooling -- some 41.7 million from nursery through elementary school, almost 17 million in high school, and about 19 1/2 million in college: 78 million
Percentage of young adults who have a high school diploma: 80
Source: Census Bureau.
Percentage of children who were more likely to "share" or "be helpful" in kindergarten who were also more likely to earn a high school diploma, according to findings of a 20-year study published in the American Journal of Public Health: 54
Percentage who were more likely to have a full-time job at the age of 25: 46
Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Percentage of people who said they would be willing to donate their kidney to a friend in need, if they are a match, according to a survey conducted by Skout: 81
Percentage who would be willing to skip alcoholic beverages themselves in support of a friend who's on the wagon: 59
Percentage of people who would drop whatever they are doing to help a friend with a broken-down car: 92
Percentage of Americans who don't know, even in general terms, what the nuclear agreement with Iran is all about, according to a poll from iMediaEthics: 75
Percentage who said it was to authorize Iran to have a limited number of nuclear weapons: 11
Percentage who said it was to allow Iran to use U.S. technology to build nuclear power plants: 9
Today, total number of wireless subscriber connections in the United States -- 36 million more devices than there are Americans and a wireless penetration rate of 110 percent -- according to the Wireless Association: 355 million
To meet the constant increase in Americans' demand for mobile devices and services, amount wireless carriers invested into the U.S. economy in 2014 capital expenditures: $32 billion
Source: CTIA -- The Wireless Association.
Percentage of Americans who have done at least an hour of yoga in the past month, according to a poll conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs: 20
Percentage who have done yoga on their own: 13
Percentage who have done yoga in a class or group setting: 7
Source: Ipsos Public Affairs.
Average age of romance book buyers (down from 44 in 2013), according to Nielsen's Romance Book Buyer Report: 42
Percentage of these readers who are aged 18 to 44, which includes the coveted millennial demographic: 44
In the first quarter of 2014, percentage of romance books that were purchased by men, up from 12 percent in 2013: 15
Source: Nielsen Analytics.
"The world is changed not by the self-regarding, but by men and women prepared to make fools of themselves." -- P.D. James, novelist
(Readers can contact John MacIntyre at johnmacintyre(at)bwr.eastlink.ca.)