Working moms who cry can't afford $100 shoes

By the Numbers: Wow, Really?


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.”


86 percent

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.”



64 percent

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).”


63 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.”


30 percent

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.”


1 in 4

Working moms who cry at least once a week, according to 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.

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