5: Percentage of employees with unbalanced diets who say they have high levels of energy, according to a survey conducted by ComPsych Corp.

50: Percentage of workers with balanced diets who say they have high energy.

73: Of employees with healthy diets, percent who report having high levels of productivity.

24: Percentage of employees with unbalanced diets who say the same.

Source: ComPsych Corp.

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10,278: Number of laptops that are reported lost or stolen each week at the 36 largest U.S. airports, according to a survey conducted by the Ponemon Institute.

69: Percentage that are not reclaimed.

Source: Ponemon Institute

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14: Percentage of their annual income that Chinese consumers aged 18 to 34 save on average, according to a survey conducted by BIGresearch.

9: Percentage saved on average by Americans the same age.

65: Percentage of young Chinese consumers who are confident or very confident in their economy.

21.8: Percentage of young Americans who are confident or very confident in theirs.

Source: BIGresearch

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66: Percentage of business travelers who do not have trouble balancing work responsibilities with personal obligations and are using technology as a way to maintain their regular routines and stay in touch with loved ones, according to the results of a survey by Expedia Corporate Travel.

67: Percentage of travelers who establish a nightly ritual of calling their family every evening before they go to bed.

Source: Expedia

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1: Rank of lost productivity among the issues most impacted by employee turnover, according to a survey of U.S. executives conducted by TalentKeepers.

2, 3, 4, 5: Ranks of diminished service quality, decreased employee morale, lost organizational knowledge and higher recruiting costs.

Source: TalentKeepers

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40: Percentage of sales organizations that say their sales forces did not meet last year's sales goals, according to a survey conducted by Deloitte and Oracle.

49: Percentage of sales organizations that say they are satisfied or very satisfied with their sales force performance.

Source: Deloitte

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48: Percentage of Americans who consider cell phones and other technology use to be the most dangerous distraction while driving, according to a Nationwide Insurance survey.

35: Percentage who cite our current societal mind-set and busy, on-the-go lifestyles as the reason why people drive distracted.

80: Percentage of Generation X (aged 31 to 44) who admitted to driving while distracted.

Source: Nationwide Insurance

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67: Percentage of Americans who say they support the construction of new nuclear power plants in the U.S., according to a survey conducted by Zogby.

47: Percentage of respondents aged 18 to 24 who said the same, the lowest of any age category.

78: Percentage of respondents age 65 and older who said the same, the highest of any age category.

Source: Zogby International

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57: Percentage of Americans who say they snack in the car, according to a survey commissioned by Pepperidge Farm.

55: Percentage who admit they keep snacks in their desk at work.

29: Percentage who cozy up with their snacks in bed.

4: Percentage who will snack in a house of worship.

Source: Pepperidge Farm


John MacIntyre has been writing Figuratively Speaking since 1989. You can contact him by e-mail at johnmacintyre@bwr.eastlink.cajohnmacintyre@bwr.eastlink.ca.