Facts & Trends

Travel Time

68.4 - The number of minutes Americans spend traveling each day, per capita, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The number is down from 74.4 minutes in 2003 ...
Read More

POLLUTION

The European Union’s environmental agency said targets to curb pollution and climate change by 2050 would he missed without “profound changes” in technology, lifestyle and policy. The agency said poor air quality in Europe causes hundreds of thousands of early ...
Read More

Heatwave In India

A farmer sits on his parched land in the village of Gauribidanur in India’s southern Karnataka state on May 26, as a brutal heat wave continued to blister the country, claiming at least 1,100 lives and causing roads to melt ...
Read More

Occupy Wall Street Poster Price

Price of an Occupy Wall Street poster being sold by Walmart: $52.25 ...
Read More

Forced Labor

Estimated number of people held in forced labor worldwide: 21,000,000 Portion who are 18 or younger: 1/4 ...
Read More

IS GOD ESSENTIAL TO MORALITY?

The Pew Research Center asked people in 40 countries if it was necessary to believe in God to be moral. Here is a sample of those who said it was: 95% - Egypt 86% - Brazil 53% - U.S. 14% - ...
Read More

8 Year Old Donates Hair

For the past two years, Christian McPhilamy, 8, has put up with a lot of teasing over his long blond locks.  But nothing could discourage the Florida boy from growing his hair to help other kids who have lost theirs ...
Read More

Family in Korea

“Family” is traditionally the most important part of Korean life, but families are now falling apart. The national divorce rate has tripled from 2013 to 2014. South Korea has had the highest suicide rate among developed countries for eight consecutive ...
Read More

Collapsing Bridges

The odds are 1 in 4 million that you’ll be on a bridge when it collapses at some time during your life ...
Read More

Sportsmanship At Its Finest

A Spanish long-distance runner showed exemplary sportsmanship last month when he helped a confused rival finish before him.  Iván Fernández Anaya was in second place to Olympic bronze medalist Abel Mutai in a race in Navarre, Spain, when he noticed ...
Read More