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Zero 0

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The measurements of a woman’s dress size (0) in 2014 that equates with a size 8 in 1978. Dress sizes have been shrinking and vanity sizing is in full gear. Wh...

8

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The number of forces (8) that one scholar believes increases the probability of dishonesty. What are they? the ability to rationalize conflicts of interest crea...

48

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The percent (48%) fewer property crimes committed in public housing developments that have substantial green space vs. those developments without green space (e...

32

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The percent of people (32%) who agreed to a visit from the “Hunger Relief Committee” after being asked the simple, personal question, “How are you feeling...

40

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The percent (40%) of your personal happiness determined by your daily behaviors and your thoughts about yourself and others. So what? Unhappy people often focus...

60,000

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The number (60,000) of root words the average high school graduate knows. So what? Expanding your vocabulary beyond these basic words allows you to convey your ...

191

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The number of people (191) out of 1,000 who associated the word “table” with the word “chair.” People often make these associations unconsciously. And y...

5.8

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The magnitude of an earthquake that struck northern Virginia on August 23, 2011. It was also the day when tweets about the earthquake reached New York City BEFO...

10

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The number of times more likely (10) that shoppers would buy a jar of jam when they saw a 6-jam display vs. a 24-jam display. So what? Too many choices often in...

929

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The number of years (929) it takes to “correct” the orbits of Jupiter and Saturn due to gravitational forces. That is, the orbit of Jupiter expands for 929 ...