Ranks of enjoy life to the fullest, live a healthier lifestyle, lose weight, spend more time with family and friends, save more, spend less and pay down debt on the list of New Year's resolutions in a survey by GO Banking Rates: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Percentage of respondents who decided that making one resolution was enough: 55
Percentage of Americans who are setting a money goal: 58
When asked what one food or dish they most look forward to eating each year during this holiday season, percentage who cited turkey, according to a Harris Poll: 32
Ranks of stuffing (9 percent), ham (8 percent), pie (7 percent), sweet potatoes/yams (3 percent) and mashed potatoes (3 percent) on the list: 2, 3, 4, 5 (tie)
Percentage of adults who like to wash that holiday meal down with wine: 64
Source: The Harris Poll.
Amount of credit card debt racked up by U.S. consumers during the third quarter of 2016, which is the seventh-largest third-quarter accumulation in the last 30 years, according to WalletHub's 2016 Credit Card Debt Study: $21.9 billion
Projected net increase in credit card debt in 2016: $80 billion
Ranks of Sophia, Emma, Olivia, Ava, Mia and Isabella on the list of the most popular baby names for girls in 2016, according to babycenter.com: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Ranks of Jackson, Aiden, Lucas, Liam, Noah and Ethan on the list of the most popular baby names for boys in 2016: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Percentage of working Americans who are leaving some of their company-paid vacation time on the table this year, according to a new study by Bankrate.com: 52
Percentage of younger millennials who say they'll use none of their paid vacation days for 2016: 25
Number of people who will lose their lives on the roadways during the Christmas holiday period, according to National Safety Council estimates: 314
Estimated number of fatalities expected during the three-day New Year's holiday period: 364
Estimated number who may be seriously injured on the roads during the Christmas holiday: 37,200
Estimated number who may be seriously injured on the roads during the New Year's holiday: 41,900
Source: National Safety Council.
Percentage of Americans who have "flaked" on a first date they made through an online dating site, according to the Naughty and Nice behaviors survey by Toluna: 15
Percentage who have ghosted someone (to "ghost" someone is to go on more than one date or be involved with someone, and then stop communication completely with no explanation or warning): 21
Source: Toluna QuickSurveys.
Percentage of Americans who earned some money from an online "gig" platform in the last year, according to the PEW Internet and American Life Project: 8
Percentage who earned money selling something online this year: 18
Source: PEW Internet and American Life Project.
Ranks of the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Singapore on the list of nations with the best non-native English speakers in the world, according to the EF English Proficiency Index (EF EPI) released by EF Education First: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
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Percentage of men who flat out refuse to dance, according to a survey by yougov.com: 34
Percentage of men who think they are bad or terrible dancers: 47
"The real index of civilization is when people are kinder than they need to be." -- Louis de Bernieres, novelist
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