Millionaires who care, men who spend $1,000 on shoes, and working moms who cry.
7 million out of 65 million
There are 65 million grandparents alive in the United States — and 7 million live with at least one grandchild, according to a new Census Bureau report. Perhaps the recession altered the trend toward smaller families, but that’s the first increase since 1992. And this stat isn’t explained and seems almost physically impossible: “2 percent of grandparents who lived with a grandchild were age 30 to 39.”
Americans who “take at least one selfie per week, with one-third taking three or more selfies per week,” according to travel site Travelzoo. That’s arrogant, but this is dangerous: “22 percent of Americans take selfies in the car.”
Millionaires who “are concerned about economic inequality in America,” according to PNC Financial Services Group. Two other surprises: “Seven in 10 (69 percent) support charitable initiatives focused on poverty and hunger in America” and “A majority don’t want public recognition — more would rather give anonymously (52 percent) than with recognition (45 percent).”
Women who say “they have never spent more than $100 on a pair of shoes,” according to Designer Shoe Warehouse (better known as DSW). For men, that’s 50 percent, but here’s what’s shocking: “Only 2 percent of American men report they have purchased a pair of shoes for more than $1,000 — twice the number of women.”
How many of 300 companies — “including many Fortune 500 businesses” — have “communicated with employees on preventing Ebola.” So says International SOS, a consulting firm that manages health and safety risks. Then again, “83 percent expect the flu to impact their business more than Ebola in the coming months.”
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Working moms who cry at least once a week, according to Care.com. Reasons include: Spending only six hours a week alone with their husband or partner and getting so run down, 11 percent are late to work or call out sick at least once per week.
Article last modified on April 18, 2017. Published by Debt.com, LLC .