Religious employees less stressed
The study concluded that employees who are more actively religious are more likely to report low levels of anxiety, depression and fatigue and also higher presence of meaning in life, that is feeling that their lives have meaning.
Workers said that attending religious services connects them to a higher being as well as makes them feel better about themselves.
One-third of Americans slipped below poverty line from 2009 to 2012
Source: Washington Post
The “official” poverty rate was 15 percent in 2012. That number gives the impression that poverty is a bright line, that roughly one sixth of the country is poor and the rest are not poor. But that’s a bit misleading. As a new report from the Census Bureau shows, a much, much larger subset of people slip in and out of poverty all the time.
U.S. near the top in world childlessness rates
When it comes to childlessness among women nearing the end of their childbearing years, the U.S. ranks near the top of the list compared with 117 other countries or areas with 100,000 or more inhabitants, according to a recent United Nations report. Among 118 places with comparable data, only six have rates of childlessness higher than the U.S. rate of 19%.
Few Americans use technology to track diet, exercise
An analyst working for a large consumer electronics company recently asked us if we have data on just how many people use online tools to track their own weight, diet or exercise routine. It’s a great question since 69% of U.S. adults track those aspects of their health – a significant market opportunity. But few of them – just 9% – use either an app on a mobile device or online tool to take notes. Half say they keep track in their heads, and a third use pen and paper.
Less Americans own a basic cellphone than a VCR
A recent poll by Gallup finds ownership of a basic cellphone, a non-smartphone, saw the largest drop among other technological devices from 2005 to 2013 (78 to 45 percent) – even more than VCRs (88 to 58).Source: Gallup