Percentage of U.S. families who say they sometimes feel pressured to post photos of their vacation on social media to show they're having a good time: 20
Percentage who admit they post their vacation photos on social media simply to show off the places they visited and the things they saw or did: 27
Source: Alamo Rent A Car.
When it comes to sexual harassment in the workplace, percentage of Americans who think men getting away with it is a major problem, according to a Pew Research Center survey: 50
Percentage who believe that employers firing men before finding out all the facts is a major problem: 34
Percentage who say women making false accusations is a major problem: 31
Source: Pew Research Center's Social and Demographic Trends.
Ranks of anxiety "all the time" or "often," insecurity, and fear on the list of emotions caused by a shaky financial situation, according to research by Northwestern Mutual: 1, 2, 3
Percentage of Americans who said that financial anxiety makes them feel depressed at least monthly: 28
Source: Northwestern Mutual.
Percentage of Americans who admit they would feel better if they tried harder to stay fit, according to the MDVIP Fat IQ Survey, conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs: 75
Percentage who say they lack motivation to stick with a diet or exercise plan: 58
Percentage who say they lack the willpower to resist food temptations: 55
Source: MDVIP Media Relations.
Percentage of those with a financial regret who say they have begun to address their biggest financial issue, according to a Bankrate.com report: 49
Percentage who say they have no plans to tackle the problem: 25
Percentage of U.S. millennial travelers who rank a destination's cuisine as the biggest factor when deciding where to travel, according to a survey by Hotels.com: 60
Ranks of beautiful beaches (43 percent), the shopping scene (20 percent) and special offers (9 percent) on the list of other deciding factors: 2, 3, 4
Ranks of Paris (27 percent), Tokyo (23 percent) and Rome (22 percent) on the list of top "foodie" cities: 1, 2, 3
Percentage of American homeowners who say countertop clutter is the issue that causes the most stress, according to a new MasterBrand Cabinets home organization survey: 60
Percentage who say that stand-up mixers and other large appliances rank as the most-challenging-to-store kitchen item: 39
Percentage of those surveyed who believe "every item has to be in its proper space," compared to 42 percent who "store items wherever they can find room": 58
Source: MasterBrand Cabinets Inc.
Percentage of all global luxury shoppers who agree that they "only buy luxury when it is discounted," according to Affluent Perspective's Global Luxury Retail Report: 50
Percentage of the luxury discount-oriented group who grew up in an affluent household: 28
Percentage of global respondents who agree it's not OK to be barefoot during a flight, according to an Expedia survey: 90
Percentage of Americans who said they always keep their shoes and socks on: 75
Average hourly rate earned by electricians (high school diploma plus apprenticeship), according to CareerBuilder's new hot list of jobs that pay $20 or more per hour, are projected to grow over the next five years and don't require a college degree: $26.33
Average hourly rate earned by plumbers, pipe fitters and steamfitters (high school diploma plus apprenticeship): $25.76
Average hourly rate earned by computer user support specialists (some college): $25.50
Average hourly rate earned by heating, air conditioning, refrigeration mechanics and installers (post secondary non-degree award and on-the-job training): $22.39
Average hourly rate earned by chefs and head cooks (high school diploma and on-the-job training): $21.54
"I am now quite cured of seeking pleasure in society, be it country or town. A sensible man ought to find sufficient company in himself." -- Emily Bronte, novelist
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