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Do full-time working women earn 77 cents for every dollar a man earns?

It is not as accurate to claim that on average full-time working women earn just 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. A more accurate claim using the proper mathmatical nomenclature would be ... ...
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Could candy crush in-app purchases gross revenue keep over a million children fed in africa?

King brought in $1.33 billion in revenue from its "Candy Crush Saga" property alone in calendar year 2014. If we were to divide this out daily to 1 million children in Africa, that would be ...
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Does 40% of food in the US never make it to the table?

The source is reference 4 of the August 2012 NRDC paper, specifically The Progressive Increase of Food Waste in America and Its Environmental Impact PLOS One (2009). The 40% for United States is ...
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Are suicide rates among millenials increasing?

Suicide: Yes (New York Times, study), but not just millennials: Suicide in the United States has surged to the highest levels in nearly 30 years, a federal data analysis has found, with increases ...
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Do women earn less than men for the same exact work?

We don't know From PolitiFact: Just before Obama took office in 2009, the Department of Labor released a study because, as a deputy assistant secretary explained it, "The raw wage gap continues ...
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Is South Africa the "protest capital of the world?"

Short answer: Probably not. Looking at international comparisons of strike statistics (as paradigmatic with other forms of protest, which may or not be valid), South Africa does not rank 'top', ...
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Do men tend to be funnier than women?

I was asking myself the same question and found this experiment about how the ability to produce humor is correlated with the ability to mate. The way humor is measured here is again something with ...
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Do professional beggars earn six-figure amounts yearly?

It is very difficult to give an estimate. Beggars in Sweden are estimated to make 80 SEK (about 9.6 USD) an hourSR or between 1000-2000 SEK a monthSvD that would give an annual income of 2875 USD. ...
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Is South Africa the "protest capital of the world?"

There have been efforts made to quantify number of protests based on some benchmarks of comparison, see A Global Standard for Reporting Conflict which summarizes such an approach as follows, emphasis ...
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