Numbers Don't Lie

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Some popular posts on my new blog

Below are some of the popular posts on my new blog:

long TV viewing cause shorter attention.
the secrete of good wines.
what are your lifes regrets ?
viagra promote feelings of love.
height is almost genetic.
translates numbers into images.
population map of the future.
No sleep enough is deadly.
steroids is the explanation for home runs surge
commuter-marriages increases in us.
feminity of poverty
why kids love McDonald's worlds' most expensive coffee
gene and gender differences
top 10 reasons why humans have sex
some Iraq war statistics
why fingernails grow faster than toenails
solve all rubiks cubes in 26 moves
higher risk suicide linked breast implants
link between cell phone usage and car accidents
worlds tallest buildings
obesity is contagious.
few kids walk or bike to school.
men are as talkative as women.
how to procrastinate.
how long it takes for plastic bag to decompose ?
our urban deforestation.
tattoo regret and removal.
marriage makes family rich.
high gasoline price humor.
Mouse vs. Supercomputer
How We Learn
Internet porn consumption statistics
The world is walking faster
Women outnumber men in colleges
Five reasons why you should marry me.
Which human body part increases to 10 times its size when stimulated?
Positive and negative national influence.
Barack obamas popularity in Myspace.


Monday, February 19, 2007

I have started a new blog

I started a new blog, consider it as the Part 2 of 'It is a numeric life'. If you linked to this blog before, and like to link to the new one, please make a small change on the linking URL:

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Employees less productive when paid less

Like many people, I am a strong believer that employees are more productive when they're paid more. Now I found a solid number to back up this believe. In a new paper published in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, (no online version yet), researcher Alexandre Mas (Univ. of California-Berkeley, Haas School of Business) examined how police officers' productivity can be affected by how much money they're awarded in arbitration proceedings. Looking at compensation disputes involving New Jersey police unions, Mas found that when the officers' salary demands were met, the number of crimes they solved over the next two years was 12% higher than when they lost.


Tuesday, February 13, 2007

The benefits of napping

The benefits of napping is well documented. Here are some more numbers:
1) a recent study have found that the good nappers, men and women who napped at least three times per week for an average of at least 30 minutes, had a 37% lower coronary mortality risk than those who took no naps.
2) an earlier NASA sleep researchers have found that a nap of 26 minutes can boost performance by as much as 34%.
Do our bosses know these ?


Valentine's Day by the numbers

According to a recent US consumer survey, 63% planned to celebrate Valentine's Day this year, most between the ages of 25 and 34. On average, "men will spend $154 on their Valentines, nearly double the $85 the average female will spend on her sweetheart".
Based on Hallmark' s number, Valentine's Day is the 2nd biggest card-giving holiday of the year after Christmas.

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Sunday, February 11, 2007

Views on global warming

National Journal has released a new poll which surveyed 113 members of Congress about their views on global warming. The results were unbelievable. Although many scientific evidence concluded that human activities are responsible for much of the recent warming, only 13% of congressional Republicans say they believe that human activity is causing global warming, compared to 95% of congressional Democrats.
Well, man sees what he wants to see and disregards the rest.

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Rates of home price appreciation

We all heard about it, now we can see - rates of home price appreciation are obviously slowing:

Sources: PMI releases Winter 2007 Economic and Real Estate Trends report (pdf)