Percentage of those who receive paid vacation time who believe they'll use all the allotted time this year, according to a Bankrate.com report: 36
Percentage who think they'll use a quarter of their days or less, including 13 percent who receive paid vacation time but don't think they'll use any of it: 26
Percentage of American homeowners who say they feel when their home is organized that their life is organized, according to a new MasterBrand Cabinets home organization survey conducted by Wakefield Research: 95
Percentage who report they can't relax if their kitchen is a mess: 81
Percentage of respondents who report that they enjoy cooking or preparing meals more in a put-together space: 64
Source: MasterBrand Cabinets Inc.
Forecasted demand for U.S. bottled water in 2022, according to Bottled Water: United States, a report recently released by Freedonia Focus Reports: 16.9 billion gallons
Source: The Freedonia Group.
Percentage of businesses that hired workers in the past year specifically for their technical skills, according to a survey conducted by Clutch: 45
Percentage of businesses that have laid off employees due to new technology: 10
Percentage that have outsourced work: 18
Percentage of working adults who say the positive effects of vacation time -- such as more energy and feeling less stress -- disappear immediately upon returning to work, according to a survey by the American Psychological Association: 24
Percentage who said the benefits last only a few days: 40
Source: American Psychological Association.
Percentage of professionals from varying industries who said they'd leave a job if it wasn't a good fit, even if they didn't have another position lined up, according to a Korn-Ferry survey: 26
Percentage of professionals who said that if they personally accepted a job that they ended up not liking, even though it paid well, they would leave as soon as they found a new job: 82
Percentage who said challenging and rewarding work is what keeps them on the job: 70
Source: Korn-Ferry International.
Projected date of Earth Overshoot Day -- defined as the day when humanity's annual demand on nature exceeds what Earth's ecosystems can regenerate in that year -- the earliest date since the world first went into overshoot in the early 1970s, according to the Global Footprint Network: Aug. 1, 2018
In other words, number of times faster that humanity is currently using nature than ecosystems can regenerate: 1.7
Source: Global Footprint Network.
While 85 percent of Americans say they know how to eat right, percentage who flunked a basic quiz on dietary facts and weight loss, according to the MDVIP Fat IQ Survey, conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs: 56
Percentage of American adults who are currently over their ideal weight: 82
When it comes to shedding excess pounds, percentage of Americans who say that hearing from a doctor that they need to lose weight would motivate them: 83
Yet, percentage of Americans who say they've actually asked their primary care doctor for weight-loss help or advice: 20
Source: MDVIP Media Relations.
Percentage of credit card users (about 43 million Americans) who have wrongly carried a balance to help improve their credit scores, according to CreditCards.com report: 22
Percentage who confess to paying a credit card bill late, including 24 percent who have done so more than once: 42
Percentage who say they've done so because didn't have enough money to pay on time: 35
Percentage of executives at middle market companies who say the health of their company is strong, according to the findings of a survey conducted for Citigroup Inc.: 84
Percentage who believe their company is better off today than a year ago: 70
Percentage who believe their company has experienced increases in sales: 77
"If all men knew what others say of them, there would not be four friends in the world." -- Blaise Pascal, philosopher and mathematician (1623-1662)
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