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​The Majority Report; at least 50% of Americans ___________?

At least 50% of Americans _________________.

There are about 321,729,000 U.S. citizens at this very moment. That means that 160,864,500 is a perfect even split of 50/50. Add one person to either side, and you have an unbalanced scale, with one side having at least 160,864,501.

Since the dictionary defines the word ‘majority’ as a greater number, we we were wondering how we could quantify, characterize, and describe that majority of citizens in the United States – filling in that blank.

We did ...

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30 Things You Didn’t Know About Thanksgiving.

1. Americans eat 46 million turkeys every Thanksgiving and eat about 535 pounds of turkey meat.

2. The average turkey day gobbler weighs 16 lbs. On average, they are 70% white meat and 30 % dark meat.

3. White meat and dark meat are in fact, very different. Dark meat has about twice the fat and contains saturated fat. While eating white meat may save you a few calories (only about 45 per serving), you’ll miss out on the darker meat’s vitamins, ...

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Can you sue your bank? Litigation against financial institutions may soon become a reality.

Has it ever occurred to you to sue your bank? If you’re like most people then you’ve never even thought about it, but that may be changing thanks to some new changes in the industry.

Still, the majority of consumers aren’t even aware that they’ve signed away their right to join class actions against their bank or credit card company. Now, the CFPB (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau) wants to ban companies from including so-called ‘arbitration clauses’ in their service agreements, calling ...

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10 Reasons every renter should try to buy their first home.

There’s a great saying about home ownership that goes: “Everyone pays a mortgage every month and everyone buys a house; it´s just a matter if it´s yours or your landlord’s.”  That’s 100% true when you think about it, because over a lifetime of paying rent, whether it’s in an apartment or house, your money is going to pay for the landlord’s investment. Of course renting is right for some people based on their financial situation and housing needs, but there ...

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25 Facts that will make you want to hug a teacher.

1.  There are currently more than 7.2 million teachers in the U.S., about 3.8 million teaching at elementary, middle, or high schools and the rest at kindergartens, post secondary and special education institutions of learning. Only about 12% of these teachers work at private schools.

2.  There are approximately 116,240 K–12 schools in the United States; 85,530 of which are public; 4,480 public charter; and 26,230 private.

3.  Pre-K-12 teachers make up the biggest occupational group in the United States according to ...

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Wired to want? Neuroscientists reveal that our brains may be programmed for greed.

Is greed actually good, as Gordon Gekko famously declared in the movie ‘Wall Street’?

Biologically speaking, it may be. The negative character trait we now call “greed” was also a primal impulse that aided survival throughout our evolutionary history. That urge to work, fight, protect, and collect possessions, tools, food, meat, shelter, and even a mate kept people alive.

But at a certain points, we’re not being chased by hordes of barbarians nor in danger of being eaten ...

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‘Money’ tops the list of things couples fight about – but it doesn’t have to.

What do couples fight about? Whether just starting dating, in a long term relationship, or already married and the honeymoon is over, it may seem like there is an endless list of topics that romantic partners clash about: he throws his dirty shirts on the floor, she insists her poodle sleep on the bed, and they can’t agree on whether they should fly to the Caribbean or visit in-laws in Minnesota during Christmas vacation. (Ok, so there are some things ...

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What we’re scared of…and what we SHOULD be.

#1 Fear of flying (Aerophobia).
Getting in a passenger aircraft and taking off leads the list of our fears, but is it warranted? Not really – estimates show that about 1,300 people die in plane crashes every year, but when you consider the hundreds of millions of people who fly, the odds are a relatively safe 11,000 to 1, which is much better than your chances on the roads!

Interestingly enough, about 95% of people who do suffer a plane crash ...

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Americans are now working more hours than any country in the world.

In 1930, the iconic economist John Maynard Keynes floated some startling predictions about what the future of employment would look like. Keynes believed that we’d soon only be working an average of 15 hours every week, thanks to growing technology and industrialization.

His assertion was backed up by evolutionary biologist Julian Huxley, who calculated we’d only have to work two days every week in the future. In fact, they thought our time would be so liberated from industry and open to ...

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