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The numbers for Wednesday, September 25, 2013: Being unproductive

Liyna Anwar Sep 25, 2013
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The amount of meetings per year that are seen as unproductive, according to a recent survey. Out of an estimated 4 billion total meetings per year. Doing the math…that’s about half. Let’s not have a meeting to discuss this grotesque lack of productivity, okay? And no email about it either, please. (


The amount of online comments that magazine Popular Science will now allow on its website. The magazine’s content director said “comments can be bad for science.” Google also will be making tweaks to the commenting system on YouTube. Care to comment on the lack of comments on other websites? Feel free to share your comments about no comments on the comments section of our website! (PopSci)


The amount on average a healthy 27-year-old would pay for a basic health exchange package under Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Prices for the plans were officially announced today. In a speech yesterday, President Obama said that those rates were potentially “less than the cost of your cell phone bill.” (NYT)

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