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Americans are tolerant, tech-savvy, and meat-loving, according to our emojis

April 24th, 2015 at 1:59 pm » Comments Off

Emojis he tiny pictograms that come pre-built into most smartphones,  have been around since the late 1990s, but only recently have they begun to influence the way we communicate with each other.  They are used widely, not just by kids and millennials, but also by moms, and White House officials.  



Report: E-Cigarette use has risen sharply among teens

April 24th, 2015 at 1:41 pm » Comments Off

According to recently released federal data, the use of E-cigarettes among middle- and high school students tripled from 2013 to 2014, bringing the share of high school students who use them to 13 percent — more than smoke traditional cigarettes.  



Millennials love Snapchat

April 18th, 2015 at 7:12 pm » Comments Off

This year in the US 95% of 18 to 24 year old internet users will log on to a social network via any device at least once per month.  Recent research by comScore Media Metrix shows, Snapchat usage skews heavily toward this group.  



Struggling to hook kids, baseball risks losing fans to other sports

April 10th, 2015 at 10:39 pm » Comments Off

  Rob Albericci saw his son Austin’s Little League baseball team struggle to recruit enough kids to fill a roster, and the rising demands of Austin’s football team, the growing pressure for kids to focus on a single sport, to specialize even before they hit puberty.  



Great visualization of 200 years of immigration to the US

March 27th, 2015 at 1:50 pm » Comments Off

Many of us may assume that Mexico has always been among the main sources of immigration to America, but a cool chart by Natalia Bronshtein shows, that’s not even close to true.  



Craft brewers now have more than 10 percent share of beer market

March 24th, 2015 at 2:21 pm » Comments Off

According to the nonprofit Brewers Association based in Boulder, CO, Craft brewers increased their market share of the American beer industry in 2014.  



Millennials: keeping up with the news is important, but without paying for it

March 23rd, 2015 at 6:53 pm » Comments Off

According to a report released today by the Media Insight Project, a collaboration between the American Press Institute and the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, most millennials don’t seek out news on social media, but the vast majority of them get news from social networks once they see it there.  



What giant food companies think millennials want

March 9th, 2015 at 12:32 pm » Comments Off

The question that every major food brand is wrestling with right now:  What do millennials want?  An article recently in Forbes clears up why, ”There are 80 million millennials in America alone and they represent about a fourth of the entire population, with $200 billion in annual buying power.”  



The Software Revolution

February 21st, 2015 at 2:31 pm » Comments Off

The Software Revolution By Sam Altman In human history, there have been three great technological revolutions and many smaller ones.  The three great ones are the agricultural revolution, the industrial revolution, and the one we are now in the middle of—the software revolution.



Data mining shows global link between wealth and corruption

February 20th, 2015 at 3:03 pm » Comments Off

A question that social scientists and economists have long puzzled over, how corruption arises in different cultures and why it is more prevalent in some countries than others.  But finding correlations between corruption and other measures of economic or social activity has always been difficult.



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