Estimated value of the unused items inside American households today, according to a "Recommerce" survey by OfferUp: $1 trillion
Percentage of Americans who say they have filled a closet with extra stuff they're not using: 62
Percentage who say unused stuff "takes up space in my garage": 41
Projected Mother's Day spending this year, up from $23.1 billion in 2018, according to a survey released by the National Retail Federation: $25 billion
Percentage of U.S. adults who are expected to celebrate in honor of their mothers and other women in their lives: 84
Average spend per person, compared with $180 in 2018: $196
Percentage of American parents with adult children who say supporting their grown kids has jeopardized their retirement savings, according to a new Bankrate report: 50
Percentage who indicate it has had a significant impact: 17
The most common age range that a parent-funded lifestyle is expected to end: 19 to 23
When business travelers were asked about how they unwind on a work trip, percentage who said they prefer to end the day by winding down in their hotel room, according to a survey released by Cambria Hotels: 65
Percentage who agree a nightcap is anything that serves as a relaxing way to end the day: 70
Source: Cambria Hotels.
When asked about poultry, percentage of American shoppers who failed to identify chicken as a high-protein source, according to research by Nielsen: 58
Percentage who overestimated the protein content of peanut butter, which contains only 8 grams of protein per 2 tablespoons: 78
Number of grams of protein in 5.3 ounces of Greek yogurt: 12
To compare, number of grams of protein in a 4-ounce chicken breast: 25
Source: Nielsen Analytics.
Percentage of parents who underestimate the risks of spring sunshine, according to a study by parent magazine Kinderzeit.org: 96
Percentage who overestimate the length of time their child can spend in the sun safely: 80
Percentage of all children who have already suffered a mild to severe sunburn this spring: 31
Ranks of Dodger Stadium, with projected sales of 2.1 million hot dogs, and Wrigley Field, with sales of 2.1 million hot dogs, on the list of ballfields where the most hot dogs will be sold, according to a survey by the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council: 1, 2
Length of the "Boomstick" at the Minnesota Twins' Target Field -- a beast of a dog smothered in chili, nacho cheese, grilled onions and jalapenos: 2 feet
Source: National Hot Dog and Sausage Council.
Percentage of managers who say that the use of digital communications to handle work conflicts, instead of discussing the situation in person or over the phone, is a negative effect, according to a survey by Randstad: 56
Percentage of managers who say technology encourages immediate action over strategic thinking: 79
Percentage of Americans who rank a Mother's Day meal as the No. 1 occasion when people should avoid checking their phones, according to survey commissioned by OpenTable: 73
Percentage of adults who say sharing a meal together is the most meaningful Mother's Day gift, followed by thoughtful conversation: 33
Source: OpenTable Inc.
Percentage of people who say money is the most difficult thing to save, followed by 17% who say free time, according to a survey conducted by the American Association of Endodontists: 56
Source: American Association of Endodontists.
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