Blog posts with the tag "By the Numbers"

By the Numbers - Apr. 24, 2017

$411 billion

The economic cost of sleep deprivation in the United States, according to a recent research brief from the RAND Corporation -- Why sleep matters: The economic costs of insufficient sleep. This study "quantifies the economic and social costs of insufficient sleep" in the U.S and four other OECD countries -- the UK, Canada, Germany and Japan.

By the Numbers - Apr. 10, 2017

$100,000 - $110,000

The amount spent each year by the Department of Defense (DOD) "to compensate the average active duty servicemember (including) cash, benefits, and contributions to retirement programs," according to a recent Congressional Research Service report -- Military Pay: Key Questions and Answers. Although, as the report points out, "some estimates of compensation costs are higher."