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  • When starting a job, 43% of women aspired to reach top management; 34% for men
  • "When asked whether they had the confidence to reach their goals, 27% of women and 28% of men answered “yes.”
  • Two years into the job, "only 16% of women aspired to reach top management, versus 34% of men."
  • "Only 12 of the 32 kids who graduated high school in 2005 enrolled in college."
  • Baldwin Promise, introduced in 2009 offers up to $5,000 a year for any local student to attend college in Michigan.
  • "Baldwin Promise came with a change in the way the community talked about education, something that may have been more valuable than cash."
  • "Newly published research suggests you should ignore the instinct that tells you voicemail is a more personal and intimate way to connect."
  • "When writing romantic e-mails, senders consciously or subconsciously added more positive content to their messages."
  • In composing an e-mail, you feel "greater emotional arousal than [...] using a voice mail."
  • Hill Family Estates winery and San Diego-area surfer Kyle Knox created a Cabernet-Merlot-Syrah wine called the “Barrel Blend.”
  • "Sales of Hill’s Barrel Blend has grown by 700% since 2008."
  • "For many wines, the perception of taste, rather than taste itself, is paramount to sales."
  • "PayScale ran a study where it mined data from 650,000 surveys filled out over the last two years by Millennials."
  • Seattle: median pay for Millennials, $55,500. Unemployment rate, 4%; job satisfaction rate, 70%; 29 minute commute time
  • Runners up: San Francisco & San Jose.
  • Press Release: "Residents of Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond and Kirkland can now get one-hour delivery on tens of thousands of items."
  • Items include: "paper towels, wine, beer, chilled and frozen items like milk and ice cream, televisions and Kindle devices.”
  • "Prime Now" currently "available to Seattle-area Prime members" only.
  • Stephen Hawking theorizes that humans could escape from black holes.
  • "Space travellers won’t be able to return to their own universe, according to Hawking."
  • Hawking: "The hole would need to be large and if it was rotating it might have a passage to another universe."
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