Labels: Women vs. Men
At age 106, Jack Weil (Denver,US) still goes to work every day at Rockmount Ranch Wear, the western clothing apparel company he founded in 1946. He is believed to be the world's oldest CEO. Company's cowboy shirts have been on shopping list of many celebrities (Ronald Reagan, Elvis Presley, 'Brokeback Mountain' movie crew, to name a few).
Firstly, this study confirmed data discovered by other scholars that show people with higher IQ scores tend to earn higher incomes. In this study, each point increase in IQ scores was associated with $202 to $616 more income per year. This means the average income difference between a person with an IQ score in the normal range (100) and someone in the top 2% of society (130) is currently between $6,000 and $18,500 a year.
But when it came to total wealth and the likelihood of financial difficulties, people of below average and average intelligence did just fine when compared with the super-intelligent. The study could find no strong relationship between total wealth and intelligence.
African-American women said yes about 30% less often to Hispanic men; about 45% less often to white men; about 65% less often to Asian men;
White women said yes about 30% less often to black or Hispanic men, and about 65% less often to Asian men.
Hispanic women said yes about 20% less often to black or white men, and 50% less often to Asian men.
Asian women didn’t discriminate much by race (except for showing a very slight preference for Asian men over black or Hispanic men).
The result is definitely not encouraging for the Asian male. Given women’s strong preference for tall/taller men, and Asian men are, on average, shorter than other men, here comes their dis- favorable numbers.
I found (from www.cafepress.com) following funny numbers printed on T-shirts. Enjoy!
Labels: Funny Statistics
We can all argue what the shape of this curve should be in our real life, but the essence of the message is the same. In his blog, Seth can always find the chemistry between human nature and marketing from everyday experience, which most of us don't see them through at all."It seems that for many products, the more you pay, the less fun the buying is. (Not the shopping, the buying). It used to be true at the bottom end of the scale too - the less you pay, the less fun".
By the way, any reader interested in the caffeinated doughnuts, bagel and lip balm?
I can tell you few stories of young women more attracted to men who treat them poorly, don't spend money on them, etc., while nice guys finish last.
About 60% of the women said they would prefer to have sex with hot jerks (or cads) when considering a brief affair, according to the study conducted by Dr. Daniel Kruger, a social psychologist at the Univ. of Michigan, Institute for Social Research (ISR). His research paper was published in Current Research in Social Psychology, 11, 39-50, 2005. (Download the PDF here).
From evolutionary psychology point of view, Dr. Kruger believe above number imply that "the cad versus dad distinction is intuitive to women and remains a key element of contemporary mating strategies". Even though cads aren't good bets to stick around and help raise children, the genes that make men successful cads (dominant, brave) will be passed along to their sons, who will "increase their mothers' eventual reproductive success" by providing numerous grandchildren.
Using comman language, I think cad is cad because his genes are so good, so much in demand, that women are willing to mate with him knowing that he might not stick around. Same reason why a Dad is a Dad. He knows if based solely on looks (proxy for gene competition), he will lose to the Cad. So, he must compensate for his 'lower quality' genes by investing more resources in the female and offspring.
The majority of U.S. doctors -- 56% -- believes religion and spirituality had a significant influence on health. A minority of doctors -- 7% -- believes that religion and spirituality can have a negative influence: sometimes, these beliefs can lead patients to refuse or not go along with medically recommended therapies.
Most doctors don't believe that religion has an influence on hard medical outcomes -- like heart attacks, infections, etcetera. The influence mostly helps patients cope with illness and gives them a positive state of mind.
2) Marketing new products is hard. On average, 85% of new products launched didn't pay off.
The Washington Post published an article about an experiment they did: they had Joshua Bell, one of the best violinists in the world, to play incognito outside a D.C. Metro subway station. They wanted to see if without the PR, anybody would stop to listen, and notice the masterful play. The musician did not play popular tunes whose familiarity alone might have drawn interest. He played masterpieces in a good acoustical environment.
The result was? hardly anybody stopped to listen. People tossed him $32.17 for his 43 minutes of playing.
In a recent research paper, two finance professors (David Yermack of New York University and Crocker Liu of Arizona State ) identified the primary residences of 488 CEOs of the (US) S&P 500 Companies, and demonstrated that there is a relationship between CEO home-buying behavior and their company's stock performance.
The mean residence of a CEO was 6,145 square feet, 12 rooms, 5.37 acres of land, and a market value of $3.1 million. In 2005, the stocks of companies whose CEOs lived in larger homes (i.e., above the average for all CEOs) returned, on average, 3.35% less than companies whose CEOs lived in below-average homes. And the CEOs who lived in the biggest homes (at least 10,000 square feet or over 10 acres) underperformed their peers who inhabited more modest homes by 6.9%, on average.
Two professors also looked at stock returns for 164 companies whose CEOs bought new homes after becoming CEO. They found a significantly negative stock performance following the acquisition of very large homes by company CEOs on the order of 1.25% performance lag per month.
The explanation for the relationship may be complex, but soon, somebody could use this information when deciding which stock to own.
In retrospect, may be we all should sell Microsoft significantly underperforming stock in 2000, when we knew Bill Gates moved into his gargantuan home in the late 1990s.
For some students it was between 80% and 90% of the time. Out of the 126 participants, only one denied any mind-wandering at the sampled moments. Prior work has also turned up average rates of 30% to 40% in everyday life.
According to Dr. Erick Messias, a psychiatrist at the Medical College of Georgia and lead author of a study published in the March issue of Psychiatric Services, nearly 30% of the general population needs mental health care, while only 1/3 of them receive it. The two largest groups in need of care are people in need of treatment for alcohol dependence (14%) and major depression (11%).
So for every 100 people who read this post, although most will claim they are being fine, 30 people actually should to seek mental health care from psychiatrists/psychologists/social workers/occupational therapists.