Friday, March 27, 2015

They have their ups and downs

Pacific Standard, that is. Including;
Jump rope has gone through two popularity waves in the United States: in the 1940s and '50s, when ample concrete and clothesline turned Double Dutch into a girl's go-to activity; and from the '70s to the '90s, following the NYPD's "Rope Not Dope" campaign of 1973, which inspired the American Double Dutch League.
The median listing price of a home in Detroit in November 2014 was $16,000, a 13 percent increase from the previous year. The median listing price for homes nationwide in 2014 was $214,000.
  • A 2012 Harris Interactive Poll found that people with tattoos make up 38 percent of U.S. adults aged 30 to 39, 30 percent of adults aged 25 to 29, and 22 percent of adults aged 18 to 24. For the first time since Harris started the poll in 2003, women are more likely than men to have a tattoo.
  • In 2012, laser tattoo-removal services saw a 32 percent increase in business from the year before, according to the medical market research firm Patient's Guide. The most-cited reason for removal was "employment."
  • Remember when Charles Barkley said he wasn't a role model?

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