Average American male body compared to other countries

Todd, the average American man.

Todd is a typical American man. His proportions are based on averages from CDC anthropometric data. As a U.S. male age 30 to 39, his body mass index (BMI) is 29; just one shy of the medical definition of obese. At five-feet-nine-inches tall, his waist is 39 inches.

 

 

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Living in a world where marriage is on the decline

So what is the future of marriage?

In 1996 a symposium titled “Can Government Save the Family?” was published by the Hoover Institution.  A who’s-who list of culture warriors—including Dan Quayle, James Dobson, John Engler, John Ashcroft, and David Blankenhorn—were asked, “What can government do, if anything, to make sure that the overwhelming majority of American children grow up with a mother and father?”

 

 

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What are startup junkies really addicted to?

When you think about the term “startup junkie”, what comes to mind?  “Junkie” is someone who has some kind of addiction but “startups” aren’t a clearly defined drug that you buy on the corner.  Startups aren’t really a definable thing at all.  They are more like a messy, unpredictable process.  Are startup junkies addicted to uncertain processes and outcome?  Most startup junkies are actually addicted to something other than the difficult task of starting and growing a profitable business.

 

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If you want to hire a great Chinese engineer you will need to impress his girlfriend’s mother

Opportunities in China have generated high expectations from the elders and potential spouses of this new professional class.

China produces 600,000 engineering graduates every year.  A former Google product manager thought hiring a good engineer would be easy when he launched his startup, Julu Mobile, in China in 2011.  He learned hiring the best wouldn’t be easy.

 

 

 

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Everyone’s a little bit racist, but it may not be our fault: study

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Researchers used a word association test to discover that most people have ‘built-in’ prejudices.

Scientists believe everyone’s a little bit racist – but they also believe it may not be your fault. Instead they are blaming TV, the internet and even the books that we read.

 

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Top 10 best small towns in America 2011

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Louisville, Colorado, home of the DaVinci Institute, has been
ranked No. 1 as the best small city in America.

In the minds of most people the phrase “small town” conjures up images of happier times.When the economy wasn’t in the current state it is now. When unemployment wasn’t above 9%. When people didn’t stress out about home values. When school budgets weren’t under siege. Those were the days, right?

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Minorities make up the majority of U.S. babies

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Minorities outnumber whites among babies under age 2.

Minorities make up a majority of babies in the U.S., for the first time ever.  The ‘cultural generation gap’ is part of a sweeping race change and a growing age divide between mostly white, older Americans and predominantly minority youths that could reshape government policies.

 

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