Nicotine is as addictive as cocaine.
8.6 million Americans have at least one serious illness caused by cigarette smoking.
80% of adult smokers started before the age of 18.
Every day over 4,000 people under the age of 18 smoke their first cigarette.
Every year over...
61% of low-income families have no books in their homes.
43% of adults with the lowest level of literacy proficiency live in poverty.
Only 4% of adults with strong literacy skills live in poverty.
55% of children have an increased interest in reading when given books at...
ADOPT A PET
There are 4,000 to 6,000 animal shelters in the U.S.
Nearly 8 million dogs and cats are placed in shelters each year.
Approximately 4 million dogs and cats are euthanized each year because not enough people adopt them.
1 out of 4 dogs in shelters are...
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In the world:
Every 3.5 seconds someone dies of hunger.
Every 11 seconds someone dies of AIDS.
Every 15 seconds a child dies from a waterborne illness.
1 billion people have no access to clean drinking water.
2.6 billion live without basic sanitation....
The average person spends:
100 hours a year commuting to work compared to 80 hours of vacation time.
91 hours a week at work for dual-career couples with kids.
1.8 hours a day doing household activities.
2.6 hours a day watching television.
Only 1 in 6 people read 12 or more books a year.
Fewer than 50% of today's adults are literary readers, meaning they read novels, mysteries, contemporary and classic fiction, short stories, plays, or poetry.
55% of women read for leisure compared to 37% of men.
43% of all...
Over 3.4 million burglaries occur annually.
60% or more of residential burglaries occur during daylight hours.
Every 14.6 seconds a burglary takes place.
Over 60% of all burglaries are by forcible entry.
The average loss per residential burglary is $1,725.
Only 17%, or 1 in 6 people, volunteer in...
Today, $120+ billion is spent every year on fast food, compared to $6 billion in 1970.
30% of children's meals consist of fast food.
24% of high schools offer popular fast-food brands.
1 in 5 children between the ages of 6 and 17 are overweight....