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Breast Cancer Awareness: Who Will Be “The One” Today?

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In a tweet on September 28, 2017, actress Julia Louis-Dreyfuss reminded us that we all need to do more to eradicate breast and other cancers. Louis-Dreyfuss informed her followers on Twitter that 1 in 8 (about 12%) women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetime. The … Continue reading

Thrown Under the Bus – Part 2: The Real Color of Money

Opening lyrics to For the Love of Money by the O’Jays: Money, money, money, money, m-o-n-e-y [x6] Some people got to have it, yeah, some people really need it Listen to me y’all, do things, do things, do things, bad things with it Well, you wanna do things, do things, do things, good things with … Continue reading

Arizona Bill to Reduce Hot Car Deaths Clears the Senate

HB2494 was approved by the Arizona State Senate on April 5, 2017, and has been sent back to the House, the chamber that it originated in. As written, the Civil liability; vehicles; minors and animals bill would allow good Samaritans to act without risk of liability if they rescue a child or a pet from a … Continue reading

Football by the Numbers: Some NFL and Super Bowl LI (51) Stats

Super Bowl fever has set in for most of America and many of the world-wide fans of the National Football League (NFL). The big game this year will be played on Sunday, February 5, 2017 in Houston, TX. The American Football Conference (AFC) champion New England Patriots will play the National Football Conference (NFC) champion … Continue reading

NUMBERS: Santa Math for 2016 Package Delivery

We are less than 12 hours from Christmas Day! The last shipment deadline for the three major package delivery service providers – United States Postal Service (USPS), Federal Express (FedEx), and United Parcel Service (UPS) – has come and gone (December 23, 2016) with the exception of few and rare deliveries on Christmas Eve and … Continue reading

Are You Getting Your Dollar’s Worth Where You Live?

  The 2016 Rio Games are now history! For those of you who have been more than preoccupied watching the various sporting events over the past two weeks, you can now step away from your television or other electronic devices. I enjoyed watching a few of the events, however, I didn’t have the luxury of … Continue reading

Numbers: Football in America – Collegiate Level Has Fewer But More Competitive Players

  This is the third post in the series: Football in America. The previous post in this series, Numbers: Football in America – Friday Night Lights and High School Teams, took a look at look at America’s favorite sport at the high school level. As a reminder, football is played in more than 14,000 U.S. high schools. … Continue reading

Zika Virus Updates: AZ Reports Its First Case and CDC Hosts Summit

Last week, while Arizona was still reeling from the fall out that accompanied the Arizona Presidential Preference Election (PPE) the week before, the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) announced the state’s first case of Zika virus in a Maricopa County resident. In a press release [Ref 1] issued on Monday, March 28, 2016, the … Continue reading

NUMBERS: Distracted Walking Accidents On The Rise – Urban Periscope to the Rescue

Earlier this month I was introduced to urban periscope – a new device or sleeve for your iPhone that slides over the phone case with a lens on top like a periscope. The firm by the same name proposes that their device redirects your vision 90 degrees with a periscope so you can text and … Continue reading

Summary: Is Gender Diversity Profitable? Evidence from a Global Survey

An internet search for another document led to the discovery of a recent working paper from the Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) that addresses the relative global absence of women on corporate executive boards and at the upper levels of management. It is based on a 2014 survey conducted by PIIE and data sampling … Continue reading