Facts & Trends

What Is Executive Brain Function?

Like many brain deficits, ADHD affects frontal lobe executive functioning, which coordinates everything we do by processing and organizing information ...
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Reading and Writing Emails

Percentage of the average “knowledge worker’s” time that is spent reading and writing emails: 28 ...
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MILITARY ANIMALS

2,500 - Number of U.S. military dogs on duty worldwide $2,000,000 - Amount the U.S. spent on developing a robotic mule ...
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Prisoners Exonerated

Number of U.S. prisoners exonerated last year: 125 Percentage of those exonerations in which no crime had occurred: 44 ...
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IS CLIMATE CHANGE LARGELY THE RESULT OF HUMAN ACTIVITY?

The pollster Ipsos MORI put the question to people in 20 countries. Here’s a sampling of how many said yes: ...
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Secret Santa

An anonymous "Secret Santa" traveled to New Jersey and New York last week to hand out $100 bills to people who'd lost their homes and possessions in Hurricane Sandy.  The Kansas City, Mo., businessman spent a day in Elizabeth, N.J., and ...
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Drones In Flight

2,000,000+ - Number of hours U.S. drones have spent in flight ...
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Phones vs. Toilets

Of the world's 7 billion people, 6 billion have access to mobile phones, but only 4.5 billion have access to a working toilet ...
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Football and Rugby

Percentage change since 2009 in the number of Americans who play football: -17 Who play rugby: +77 ...
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Having No Religion

A Pew survey found that one in five Americans is not affiliated with any religion. “Nones” are growing faster than any religious group in America ...
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