Wage growth lags living costs
Between 1989 and 2010, the average cost of college rose by 307 percent, health-care costs by 223 percent, and housing by 85 percent. Wages only went up by 70 percent.

The world's biggest election
More than 814 million Indian voters are eligible to cast ballots in the world’s biggest election over the next month. The Indian voting pool is larger than the total populations of the United States and Western Europe combined.

Seeing eye to eye with Cap’n Crunch
The cartoon mascots that appear on cereal boxes, such as Cap’n Crunch and the Trix rabbit, are routinely designed so that their eyes tilt down by 9.6 degrees—the perfect angle to make eye contact with a child standing in the supermarket aisle, according to a study by Cornell -University.

Are Americans finally embracing soccer?
Americans have bought more tickets for the 2014 World Cup soccer championship games in Rio de Janeiro than any other visiting nation. So far, 154,412 tickets have been sold in the U.S., compared with 40,681 in Australia, 38,043 in the U.K., and 33,126 in Colombia.

Meat eating in developing world soars
As poor people join the middle class in the developing world, meat eating is soaring—and so are the populations of farm animals. In 2012, the world’s farms hosted 22 billion chickens, 1.5 billion cattle, and 966 million pigs.
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