The scandals of the Obama administration seem to be hurting not just the White House but MSNBCas well while Fox News Channel scored its second-best week of the year. After double-digit gains during last year’s presidential election, May 13-17 saw the progressive-aligned “Lean Forward” news network hit new lows as the IRS scandal erupted and revelations that the Justice Department secretly obtained AP records became public. With 350,000 viewers on average and 94,000 among the adults 25-54 demo, MSNBC [...]
Cancer patients are much more likely to go bankrupt than Americans who aren’t faced with a cancer diagnosis, a new study finds. Even the Americans who have access to health insurance aren’t necessarily safe from bankruptcy, since the high cost of treating cancer can still put an untenable strain their finances.
A team of researchers in Washington state collected data from nearly 400,000 adults, evenly split between those who had been treated [...]
Unable to afford soaring charges, almost a fifth of people have all but given up going to their dentist, the Sunday Express has discovered.
There has been a surge in sales of dental kits at pharmacies including chemicals to whiten teeth.
Experts say that up to 200,000 DIY dentists risk injuring themselves and missing out on potentially life-saving check-ups.
Up to a third of adults no longer have an NHS dentist, according to [...]
Today’s adults are more likely to suffer from high blood pressure and diabetes because of poor health
Men in their 30s were 20% more likely to be overweight than in previous generations, Dutch researchers found
Women in their 20s are twice as likely to be obese
Today’s adults are so unhealthy they are 15 years ‘older’ than their parents and grandparents at the same age, researchers say.
They are more likely to suffer from high blood [...]
Kuwait is top of the list with the highest average body mass index
UK is 26th in the list with America second
Bangladesh is bottom along with some of the poorest countries in world
The countries which contain the heaviest and lightest citizens can be revealed today.
This extraordinary graphic shows the average body mass index values for adults around the globe – with some surprising results.
With its wealthy society and love of fast [...]
Three quarters of workers feel they lack confidence, failing to measure up to peers in meetings or talking confidently to colleagues;
· 34% can’t ask for a pay rise, 29% are too timid to ask for a promotion, while 29% admit they withdraw in interviews;
· 40% admit they are too shy to speak out at all in meetings.
Millions of workers believe they have missed out on pay rises or promotions [...]
An age gap makes a relationship better, but only if the woman is younger
Women prefer men to be three to six years older than them in a relationship
Just one per cent of women would go for a younger man
The perfect age gap for partners is four years and four months – but only when the man is older, a survey has found.
A study of 2,000 adults showed that just one [...]
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — There are far more jobless people in the United States than you might think.
While it’s true that the unemployment rate is falling, that doesn’t include the millions of nonworking adults who aren’t even looking for a job anymore. And hiring isn’t strong enough to keep up with population growth.
As a result, the labor force is now at its smallest size since the 1980s when compared to the [...]
An already bad month is getting worse for NBC. For the first time in sweeps history, the network is projected to finish fifth in the key adults 18-49 demographic. That’s crushing blow for NBC, which went from flying high in November with a sweep win to its shows cratering and ratings plunging. From the beginning of the February sweep on January 31 through February 19, NBC has averaged a 1.2 rating among adults [...]
Why do men and women have a such a hard time relating to each other in a meaningful way in America today? Could our oversexed culture have anything to do with it? In the United States today, we are constantly being bombarded with sexual messages. Just think about it. Did you watch the Super Bowl a few weeks ago? Most of the commercials were about sex on some level, [...]
Economist John Williams , contends that even the U-6 category is not an accurate reflection of the real unemployment figures. For one thing, he says they do not take into account those individuals who have been unemployed and given up looking for work for at least a year. He refers to his system as ShadowStats Alternative Unemployment Rate. In his alternative calculations, Williams adds the U-6 figures with those of [...]
Hearing cursing, screaming and shooting over the intercom and think their kid should get 100 Million Dollars?
MERIDEN, Connecticut (Reuters) – A $100 million claim on behalf of a 6-year-old survivor is the first legal action to come out of the Connecticut school shooting that left 26 children and adults dead two weeks ago.
The unidentified client, referred to as Jill Doe, heard “cursing, screaming, and shooting” over the school intercom when the [...]
Firearms industry expert and part-time police officer Mark S. Mann (pseudonym) lives in Connecticut, just miles from the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary. He’s been following the story closely, talking to cops he knows in the area and he will be reporting for us as this story develops. Mark says there are just too many inconsistencies with the ‘official’ story and “Things don’t add up.” As we all now know, [...]
· Half of workers take a lunch break just to see daylight and get some fresh air;
· Half said they were too busy for a break mid-day;
· Over a quarter regularly stay in the house throughout the entire weekend, too.
Half of British workers only see daylight during their lunch break as we reach the depths of winter, a study has revealed. The dark mornings and even longer, darker nights mean [...]
8:06 p.m.: Vance, speaking to CNN’s Soledad O’Brien, says they’ll be processing the crime scene until Sunday and that the bodies of the children and adults killed remain in the school where they fell, and will still be there until Sunday. Parents have not been allowed to see the bodies of their children. “We will leave no stone unturned” in pursuit of answering the questions of how and why this [...]
In an interview with Barbara Walters, President Obama signaled that he does not support making marijuana legal, but that the federal government won’t get involved in states like Colorado and Washington that have legalized it for adults.
Marijuana — it’s one of the primary reasons why California experienced a stunning 20 percent drop in juvenile arrests in just one year, between 2010 and 2011, according to provocative new research.
The San Francisco-based Center on Juvenile & Criminal Justice (CJCJ) recently released a policy briefing with an analysis of arrest data collected by the California Department of Justice’s Criminal Justice Statistics Center. The briefing, “California Youth Crime Plunges [...]
CNN reports that practically all Americans went shopping over “Black Friday” weekend.
“A record 247 million shoppers visited stores and websites in the post-Thanksgiving Black Friday weekend this year, up 9% from 226 million last year, according to a survey by the National Retail Federation released Sunday,” the CNN reports reads. The headline reads: “247 million shoppers visited stores and websites Black Friday weekend.”
This would seem to mean, according to these statistics, that basically [...]
Overwhelming majorities in the UK and other western European countries believe Palestinians should have their own state and want their governments to vote for recognition of Palestine at the United Nations at the end of the month, according to latest polls.
Among Britons questioned, 72% said the Palestinians had a right to statehood, against only 6% who disagreed. When it came to the British vote on recognition at the UN general assembly [...]
November 6, 2012
The Rocky Mountain High just got a whole lot higher. On Tuesday night, Amendment 64 — the measure which sought the legalization of marijuana for recreational use by adults — was passed by Colorado voters, making Colorado the first state to end marijuana prohibition in the United States.
With about 36 percent of precincts reporting at the time of publishing, 9News and Fox31 report that Amendment 64 [...]
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Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro says the people of his community are in desperate need of fresh underwear.
“It’s like a third-world nation,” Molinaro said in a phone interview on Tuesday’s Good Day New York.
He says so much other clothing has been donated that they are not accepting anymore.
“What we do need right now is underwear; undergarments for children and adults,” Molinaro says. “That [...]
I tried to understand the unemployment rate by reading the numbers published by the US, but they are very confusing and don’t seem to answer the raw question of how many people in the US are unemployed. So, I did my own calculation and here it is
There’s about 312,000,000 people in the USA. Of that number, about 42 million are kids under age 18 and about 41 million are adults [...]
S&P each Fed action: QE1 +50%, QE2 +30%, Twist +18%, QE3 & Twist +8%… so QE4 +4%, QE5 +2%, and QE6 +1%…
The Incredible Shrinking Half-Life Of Central Bank Action
It seems the market – or the collection of pre-programmed heuristic biases that make up the equity investing public (and machines) – is slowly but surely realizing the confidence trick that is the Fed’s Quantitative Easing programs. The following chart should clarify – [...]
Hurricane Sandy blasted the New York area yesterday, killing at least nine people: three adults in Queens, a teenage girl on Staten Island, two on Long Island, one in Ulster County and three kids in Westchester.
The storm, its winds flirting with 100 mph, unleashed a wave of devastation from which it could take weeks to recover.
In flooded lower Manhattan, water gushed into the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel and cars were floating in [...]
Manhattan: *Hostage* 57 West 75 St Barricaded perp stabbed & holding hostage 3 adults & 2 kids, ESU enroute Level 1 mobilization called.NY03
2:42 PM – 25 Oct 12 ·
Manhattan: *Multiple Stabbing* 57 West 75 St. NYPD advising perp stabbed 4 victims & then stabbed himself, EMS requested on a rush. NY03
2:50 PM – 25 Oct 12 ·
Manhattan: *Multiple Stabbing* 57 West 75 St & Central Park West. [...]
EW YORK (CNNMoney) — As they struggle to save for retirement, a growing number of middle-class Americans plan to postpone their golden years until they are in their 80′s.
Nearly one-third, or 30%, now plan to work until they are 80 or older — up from 25% a year ago, according to a Wells Fargo survey of 1,000 adults with income less than $100,000.
Those who are unable to work as long [...]
A slightly more dedicated 45% admitted they will only occasionally indulge their social side and speak to friends while at work;
· 65% of communication is now conducted online, making it much easier to natter away to friends while at work;
· In fact, one third of those polled said they never go an hour without some sort of interaction with friends via Facebook, instant messenger or text, inevitably denting their productivity [...]
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state is on the verge of becoming the first in the nation to let adults over 21 buy taxed, inspected marijuana at state-licensed shops.
It might not clear up more than a decade of confusion that resulted from the state’s medical marijuana law, or reverse the proliferation of dispensaries. But supporters say passing Initiative 502 on Nov. 6 could make drug laws more reasonable, prevent thousands of arrests [...]
The decline of the Christian faith in America is accelerating. The results of a new survey conducted by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life were just released, and the numbers are staggering. The percentage of all U.S. adults with no religious affiliation at all is nearly up to 20 percent. Even more frightening, 32 percent of all U.S. adults under the age of 30 have no religious affiliation [...]
Last night, for the second night in a row, MSNBC beat Fox News in primetime (8-11pm) in the key adults 25-54 demo. On Monday MSNBC averaged 471,000 demo viewers to Fox News Channel’s 469,000. On Tuesday, MSNBC drew 575,000 demo viewers, to FNC’s 526,000. We will have the full ratings numbers in The Scoreboard a little later on.
The number one show in the demo on cable news is always, always “The O’Reilly [...]