By The Numbers

Say yes to the Pinterest board

Tobin Low Jun 11, 2015
30 percent

That’s the portion of private Pinterest boards dedicated that are wedding-themed. Sometimes, you just want to plan your wedding in secret, and as the Washington Post reports, some of these brides-to-be are only lacking one thing for their perfectly manicured day: an actual groom.


That’s how many workers have been laid off from J. Crew following a disappointing earnings report. This includes the current head designer, Tom Mora. As CNN Money reports, sales for the company were down 5 percent from this time last year.

8 years

That’s how long a new deal between Nike and the NBA will last. As part of the agreement, the Nike swoosh will appear on uniforms, and Nike replaces Adidas as the exclusive provider of clothing for the league. As Time reports, fans and players of were dissatisfied with the style of uniforms provided. Apparently, basketball players don’t like sleeves.


That’s how many subreddits were banned by Reddit for violating its rules on harassment. As Mashable points out, the move is a distinct change in direction for the site, as it has previously let users largely guide the direction of the content. 


That’s the average savings for customer buying a car from Costco. How does the superstore haggle the deals? By acting as the middleman between manufacturers and buyers, brokering deals on behalf of customers. And since 80 percent of its net revenue comes from member fees, it can afford to focus on lowering prices.

Correction: A previous version of this post misstated the number of secret wedding boards on Pinterest. 30 percent of private boards, not 30 percent of all boards, are secret and wedding-related. The text has been updated.

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