Some are silly, others are embarrassing.


Median home price in Akron, Ohio. Besides being the hometown of LeBron James, it’s also where declares millennials should move. “The neighborhoods on our list offer plenty of opportunity for millennials looking to get into the market in the next few months,” says Jonathan Smoke,’s chief economist. Other millennial hot spots include Buffalo, New York ($144,900) and Peoria, Illinois ($129,900).

58 percent

Employers who have “hired someone with a criminal background,” according to a survey from screening company FirstAdvantage. Some did so accidentally, but some are based in one of the 13 states that “the practice of asking job candidates to mark on applications whether or not they have been convicted of a felony offense.”

54 percent

Americans between the ages of 15 and 45 who “acknowledge feelings of fear, anger, and anxiety when disconnected from the Internet” for as few as five hours. According to the survey from an international PR firm called Tata Communications, “8.9 hours was the global average time that respondents felt they could survive without the Internet.”

4 out of 5

World Series winners since 2010 whose rosters were hairier than their opponents. Wahl, which makes hair trimmers, analyzed those Major League Baseball rosters to find “with exception for the 2009 winning team — which had a no-facial-hair policy — those teams that brought home the trophy averaged more facial hair than those who lost.”

2 percent

Women-owned businesses that earn more than $1 million in revenue a year — even though “women start businesses at twice the rate of men,” according to a new survey from a tax firm called EY.

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