Would you rather be thin or strong? Smart or sexy? What exactly do Americans consider to be healthy in 2018? Parade magazine and Cleveland Clinic recently joined forces to take the pulse of Americans’ behaviors and attitudes toward health today.
Median rent is appreciating more quickly this spring than last in 27 of the 35 largest U.S markets, according to the May Zillow Real Estate Market Report. In some of the nation’s most expensive rental markets, median rent is appreciating more slowly now than last spring. In Seattle, for example, where annual rent growth has been among the highest in the country, rent appreciation has slowed from a 5.8% annual growth rate last spring, to a 3.3% annual growth rate now. A similar trend holds true in Los Angeles, Portland and Boston.
While 85% of Americans say they know how to eat right, more than half flunked a basic quiz on dietary facts and weight loss. The MDVIP Fat IQ Survey, conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs, reveals contradictory behaviors relating to obesity and weight management and explores deeper motivations that may stimulate lifestyle changes and offer Americans a higher probability of losing weight successfully.
About 2 million couples tie the knot in the U.S. each year. And, average spending on formal weddings comes in at over $28,000. With a still high divorce rate in this country, researchers at the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia wondered if there’s a correlation between formal weddings and marital bliss and published their findings in the report titled “Before I Do.”