Rank of "having pride in one's organization" on the list of drivers of happiness for workers (those who feel proud of their organization are three times more likely to be happy than those who are not), according to the findings of a study of U.S. workers by Robert Half in collaboration with world-renowned happiness and well-being expert Nic Marks: 1
Ranks of "feeling appreciated" and "being treated with fairness and respect" on the list: 2, 3
Ranks of "a sense of accomplishment," "interesting and meaningful work" and "positive workplace relationships" on the list: 4, 5, 6
Source: Robert Half International.
Percentage of parents who believe kids should get an allowance for doing chores, according to a survey from Country Financial: 68
Percentage of parents who say they learned about money on their own: 50
Source: Country Financial.
Ranks of eyesight getting poorer, not being as mentally alert/memory loss, lack of energy, having trouble taking care of themselves physically, and losing mobility/unable to walk or drive on the list of the top five physical conditions that people worry most about having, either now or as they age, according to a GfK survey conducted across 17 countries: 1 (tie), 3, 4, 5
Source: GfK Media.
Number of Americans age 65 and older in 1967, according to the U.S. Census Bureau: 19.1 million
Number age 65 and older in 2016: 46.2 million
U.S. life expectancy at birth in 1967: 70.5 years
Life expectancy at birth in 2016: 78.8 years
Source: U.S. Census Bureau.
Percentage of girls who wear makeup who rarely/never leave the house without it, according to a survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of the Renfrew Center: 27
Ranks of home, pool or beach, and gym on the list of places that makeup-wearing girls felt were acceptable to be seen without makeup: 1, 2, 3
Ranks of a friend's house and school on the list of places that were deemed least acceptable: 1, 2
Source: The Harris Poll.
Percentage of workers who feel their job or industry is too specialized to easily convey to others, according to a survey from Spherion Staffing: 31
Percentage of workers who feel their professional and personal networks would find their job boring if they accurately described it: 27
Percentage who feel that pop culture significantly shapes others' perceptions of their job, as friends and family may equate them with someone they've seen in a mainstream medium: 31
Percentage interest charged by the average store card, much higher than the national average for all credit cards (15.22 percent), according to a CreditCards.com report: 23.84
Ranks of Big Lots (29.99 percent), Zales (29.24 percent) and Staples (28.24 percent) on the list of store-branded credit cards that are charging the highest interest rates: 1, 2, 3
Within the American workforce, median hourly earnings earned by Asian men, the highest amount, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of median hourly wages that includes full- and part-time workers: $24
In July, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, unemployment rate among adults with a bachelor's degree or higher, versus 5 percent among adults with only a high school diploma: 2.5%
Source: Pew Research Center for the People and the Press.
Percentage of family caregivers who are either working full time or part time who have missed work in the past 12 months, according to a Caring.com report: 79
Percentage who have missed at least seven days: 31
Percentage of U.S. adults who have spilled a drink in the past year, according to a survey from Contigo: 66
Percentage of Americans who would give up social media to be spill-free for a month: 20
Percentage of Americans that frequently spill who blame it on multitasking: 33
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