#MondayMotivation: Numbers Aren’t Your Enemy

Looking for a little #MondayMotivation? We’re pulling out past stories that are still just as relevant today. Here’s a pearl from Jim: About the "Fear of Math." Apparently, I didn’t just make up the idea that some people, including perhaps some of you, are afraid of math. In fact, not only is it true that some people are afraid of math, but we have some evidence to demonstrate why they’re afraid of math. It turns out, according to this study, that about 40% of math anxiety comes...

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What Age Group Attends the Most Concerts?

Do people attend fewer concerts as they age? It's a question a new study conducted by Eventbrite attempts to answer. Billboard Magazine reports that the study "found millennials and boomers alike see 'experiences' as an important part of a fulfilled life." The article also covers data from Ticketmaster's 2014 U.S. Live Event Attendee Study. So who are most active concertgoers: millennials or boomers? Turns out, it's middle-aged consumers from 35 to 54. Read more about these two studies here. Got a comment or...

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When You Buy Your Ticket Can Affect Your Mood

When you buy a ticket to a show, you’re actually buying: a physical ticket (often) the anticipation of the event the entertainment of the event the memories and reflections that follow the event, including talking about it with other people a change in yourself — an upgrade That's what Jim wrote back in October. Yesterday, Science of Us highlighted the findings of a new paper in Psychological Science, which suggest that we derive more pleasure from anticipating experiences than material objects. “The...

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