Percentage of all households in America that grow food at home or in community gardens, according to a Global Wellness report: 35
Estimated number of younger households (ages 35 and under) that grow food, up 63 percent since 2008: 13 million
Source: Global Wellness Institute.
Percentage of HR managers who said it's common for their company to offer employees promotions without salary increases, up from 22 percent in 2011, according to research by Office Team: 39
Percentage of workers who reported they'd be willing to accept an advanced title that doesn't include a raise: 64
Percentage of male employees who are open to accepting a promotion without a salary increase (compared to 55 percent of women): 72
Percentage of older millennials (ages 28 to 37) who lose sleep over things like money, work and relationships, the most of any age group, according to a new Bankrate.com report: 77
Percentage of older millennials who say that money has caused restless nights (more than any age range): 43
Percentage of U.S. full-time workers in sales, office and management/professional occupations who think one to two years is the appropriate length of time to stay at a new job before looking for a new position, according to a joint survey by recruitment firms Accounting Principals and Ajilon: 59
Rank of salary on the list of the most important factors that respondents consider when deciding to accept a job offer: 1
Percentage who state the top reason that keeps them from quitting their job is the loyalty they feel to their team, boss, co-workers or their company: 53.6
Percentage who would quit their job or start trying to find another job due to a bad manager or boss: 32.5
Source: Accounting Principals.
Percentage of fitness-conscious Americans who would still work out even if they could be fit and healthy without doing so, according to a study commissioned by Zoom: 84
Percentage of respondents who cited an improved mental state/stress relief as a top reason they work out: 75
Percentage of IT hiring decision-makers who admitted to making a bad hire, according to research from Robert Half Technology: 95
Whether they're recruiting for a "purple squirrel," "unicorn" or "rock star," percentage of tech hiring managers who acknowledged the bad hire was due to a skills-based issue, meaning the new hire was unable to do the job as expected: 38
Source: Robert Half Technology.
Percentage of women professionals who said they've missed a promotion or an opportunity simply because they're female, according to a Korn/Ferry survey: 40
Ranks of the pay gap (42 percent) and the glass ceiling (25 percent) on the list of the most important issues/career challenges endured by women in the workplace: 1, 2
Source: Korn/Ferry International.
Percentage of Americans who are getting fewer than six hours of sleep nightly, citing general stress, family concerns and financial worries as the top three things preventing them from falling asleep, according to the John Hancock Mindfulness Survey: 45
Source: John Hancock Life Insurance Co.
Ranks of Orlando, Florida; Scottsdale, Arizona; Tampa, Florida; Denver; and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on the list of the best places for a comfortable retirement without breaking the bank, according to WalletHub: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
When it comes to different modes of transportation, percentage of Americans who rate air transportation (e.g., commercial airline flights) as being among the safest ways to travel, according to the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of the Air Line Pilots Association: 89
Source: Ipsos Public Affairs.
"Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well -warmed and well-fed." -- Herman Melville
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