Percentage of workers who plan to work after they retire, including 41% who plan to work part time and 14% full time, according to the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies: 55
Among workers planning to work in retirement past age 65, percentage who plan to do so for financial reasons: 80
Percentage of workers who envision a phased transition into retirement: 44
Source: TransAmerica Center for Retirement Studies.
Percentage of managers who don't think negative online employer reviews significantly impact their ability to recruit top candidates, according to a survey by Randstad: 66
Percentage of employees who say they won't even apply to a company with negative reviews: 57
Percentage of grandparents who would accept an LGBT grandchild, according to research by AARP: 87
Percentage who have grandchildren of mixed or different race/ethnicity: 34
Percentage who say their relationships with their grandchild(ren) is good for their mental well-being: 89
Percentage of pet parents who allow their dog on their furniture, according to a survey commissioned by Merrick Pet Care: 73
Percentage who let their dog sleep in their bed: 66
Source: Merrick Pet Care Inc.
Percentage increase in buttock augmentation in the last five years, with more than $100 million spent in 2018, according to data from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery: 61
Source: American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Percentage of business travelers married or in a relationship who prefer to sleep in a hotel bed they have all to themselves the night before a big meeting, according to a La Quinta Means Business survey: 43
Percentage who say drinking coffee or tea is one of the most important ways to prepare for work while traveling: 34
Percentage who have stocked up on food from the hotel breakfast bar to eat later in the day: 79
Source: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts.
Percentage of employers who fear how flexible working -- the flexibility to work outside a company's main location --- may impact the overall company culture, according to research conducted by IWG: 43
From an employee's point of view, percentage of people who would say that flexible working is so important they would prioritize it over having a more prestigious role: 35
During this past year alone, number of Americans who admitted that they have been talked about behind their back inside a gym, according to a study commissioned by Planet Fitness: 16 million
Number who have been insulted to their face: 10 million
Percentage of Americans who would do something to make sure they had an area of their gym that was completely free from judgment: 54
Source: Planet Fitness Inc.
If given $25,000 tomorrow, percentage of millennials who would put this newfound money toward a down payment for a new home or pay off a mortgage, according to the latest Country Financial Security Index: 26
Percentage who would use it to pay off their credit card debts: 17
Percentage who would pay off their student loan debts: 16
By contrast, percentage of Americans between the ages of 35 and 49 who would rather pay off their credit card debt: 33
Percentage of this age group who would invest it: 20
Source: Country Financial.
Percentage of adults who say the reliability of their current automobile is the biggest factor leading to their decision to purchase or lease a new vehicle, according to a PenFed Auto Financing Survey: 41
Ranks of reliability and price of the automobile on the list of reasons that factor into their decision to buy or lease a specific model: 1, 2
Source: PenFed Credit Union.
When asked the first thing they would save if their house was burning down, percentage of millennials who identified photos, scrapbooks and memorabilia, compared to only 11% who said their cellphone, according to a survey conducted by the American Association of Endodontists: 21
Source: American Association of Endodontists.
"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear -- not absence of fear." -- Mark Twain
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