1) Nearly 20% of public schools required uniforms in 2010, and more than 50% have some sort of dress code–with 57% of those having a “strict dress code.”

2) Says Pathways to Prosperity, “middle skill workers” make an average of more than $50,000 a year. Electricians come in at about $53,000; $70,700 for dental hygienists, and $90,960 for construction managers.

3) For parents with a baby born in 2012, it will cost from $217,000 to $500,000 to raise that child to 18.

4) There are approximately 6,800 languages in use in the world; 12.5% of the world’s population speaks Mandarin, the most common language.


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