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America’s oligarchs face left-wing, right-wing backlash

When the late Steve Jobs died in 2011, even protesters from the left-wing Occupy Wall Street movement mourned his passing. Today, it is unlikely that the passing of tech giant would elicit much in the way of sympathy from progressives or, for that matter, almost anyone else. As Amazon’s expulsion from New York suggest, the tech oligarchs are gradually morphing from great saviors to widely perceived threats to the republic. Rather than gutsy entrepreneurs, they are seen increasingly as greedy oli...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, New York, Obama, California, Washington Post, Steve Jobs, Opinion, China, America, Sport, Soccer, Houston, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Boeing


Samsung changed smartphones forever with the Galaxy Note. But can it do the same with the $1980 Galaxy Fold?

Samsung's Galaxy Note helped set the standard for the large-screened smartphones we use today. But the Note emerged as smartphone adoption was accelerating, making Samsung one of the few companies offering a large-screened option as people began spending more time on mobile devices. In a slowing smartphone market, it's unclear if Samsung's $1980 Galaxy Fold will live up to the company's vision of changing the category yet again. Samsung launched its first Galaxy Note smartphone in 2011, an id...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Steve Jobs, Samsung, Trends, United States, Pew Research Center, Denison, Justin Denison


Samsung changed smartphones forever with the Galaxy Note. But can it do the same with the $1,980 Galaxy Fold?

Samsung's Galaxy Note helped set the standard for the large-screened smartphones we use today. But the Note emerged as smartphone adoption was accelerating, making Samsung one of the few companies offering a large-screened option as people began spending more time on mobile devices. In a slowing smartphone market, it's unclear if Samsung's $1980 Galaxy Fold will live up to the company's vision of changing the category yet again. Samsung launched its first Galaxy Note smartphone in 2011, an id...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Steve Jobs, Samsung, Trends, United States, Pew Research Center, Denison, Justin Denison


Teenagers Say Depression and Anxiety Are Major Issues Among Their Peers

A Pew Research Center survey found that teenagers across all demographic groups grapple with mental health issues.
Tags: News, Social Media, Research, Pew Research Center, Teenage pregnancy, Anxiety and Stress, Alcoholic Beverages, Teenagers and Adolescence, Depression (Mental, Polls and Public Opinion, School Shootings and Armed Attacks


Here’s what animal sacrifices in Rome have to do with Valentine’s Day

Love can be complicated, so it’s no surprise that the story behind why we celebrate Valentine’s Day is the same. We celebrate Valentine’s Day with flowers and chocolate but it began as a pagan ritual for purification and fertility with the sacrifice of animals. Love thongs? Lupercus was an ancient Italian pagan divinity who was said to be the god of shepherds and fertility. In Roman mythology, Luprical was a she-wolf that took care of infants Romulus and Remus, who became the founders of Rome. A...
Tags: News, Holidays, Infographic, Sport, Rome, Soccer, Catholic Church, Cupid, Pew Research Center, Valentine, St Valentine, Romulus, Remus, Roman Catholic Church, Lupercalia, Alban Butler


The Steep Financial & Emotional Toll Of Breaking-Up With Your Live-In Partner

Lina*, 34, used to live in the same New York City neighborhood as her boyfriend — let’s call him Tom. After dating him for about a year, Lina found she was spending more time at Tom’s apartment than her own (“It was nicer,” she notes). When the time came for Lina to renew her lease on the two-bedroom apartment she shared with a roommate, the couple decided it made more sense for her to just move into Tom’s place.“We never discussed what would happen if we broke up,” Lina says. “You know, you do...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, New York City, David, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Pew Research Center, Ana, Tom, Jake, Jessica, Ian, Mika, Lina, National Domestic Violence Hotline


Swipe right for Trump? Online dating is a MAGA-splintered thing

TrumpSingles.com wants to “Make Dating Great Again.” DonaldDaters.com promises to “quickly find the RIGHT partner near you” without “bias, judgment or liberal intolerance!” At LiberalHearts.com, the choices for political views are progressive, liberal or very liberal. DemocratSingles.com wants to “find your politically correct match.” Welcome to dating in the Trump era, where love may or may not be blind, but it’s definitely partisan. Matchmaking apps and websites cater to singles of all hats, b...
Tags: Facebook, Obama, White House, America, Sport, Soccer, Oklahoma, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Cal State Fullerton, Pew Research Center, Trump, Bush, Reynolds, Department of Communications, Maga


A third of Americans say blackface is ok for Halloween costumes

Thirty-four percent of Americans said they find a white person using makeup to darken their skin so they appear to be a different race as part of a Halloween costume to be always acceptable (15%) or sometimes acceptable (19%), with big divides between political parties, according to a Pew Research Center poll.
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Concern Over Climate Change Is Rising Sharply Around the World, Survey Finds

Around the world, people worry about climate change. In fact, it’s seen as a top international threat and concern has “increased significantly” since 2013, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center. Read more...
Tags: Science, National Security, Pew Research Center, Because Its True, Pew Research Center Read


Climate change seen as top threat, but U.S. power a growing worry: poll

Climate change is the top security concern in a poll conducted by the Washington-based Pew Research Center, followed by Islamist terrorism and cyber attacks while respondents in a growing number of countries worried about the power and influence of the United States. In 13 of 26 countries, people listed climate change as the top global threat, with the Islamic State militant group topping the list in eight and cyber attacks in four, the non-profit, non-partisan Pew Research Center said in its r...
Tags: Science, Washington, Islamic State, United States, Pew Research Center


Students taking Lyft and Uber to class are taking LA's smog problem from bad to worse

Environmentalists are concerned by the number of students using transportation services like Lyft and Uber to get to classes. Students at UCLA specifically use these alternative means of transportation around 11,000 times per week, and that is troublesome for a city that is already dealing with significant smog issues. “The pollutants coming out of the tailpipe heavily contribute to Los Angeles’ smog problem,” Yifang Zhu, a professor at UCLA, explained. Transportation staff at the university sa...
Tags: Lyft, Design, Los Angeles, The Washington Post, Bangkok, Pew Research Center, Ucla, Washington Post Image, Yifang Zhu


Study: People Who Attend Worship Services Regularly Are Happier Than Others

A new Pew Research Center study investigates the connection between religion and well-being.
Tags: News, Pew Research Center


Gannett Rejects $1.36B Buyout Offer From Digital First Media

MCLEAN, Va. (AP) — The publisher of USA Today and other newspapers is rejecting a $1.36 billion buyout from a hedge-fund backed media group with a history of taking over newspapers and slashing jobs. MNG Enterprises, better known as Digital First Media, made its unsolicited bid of $12 per share last month. Gannett Co. said Monday that its board determined the offer undervalued the company and it isn’t in the best interests of the company or its shareholders. It was a unanimous vote. The newspa...
Tags: New York, News, Buzzfeed, Ap, Usa Today, Gannett, Pew Research Center, Denver Post, Boston Herald, McLean VA, McClatchy, Gannett Co, Digital First Media, Digital First, Summer Concepcion, MNG Enterprises


2020 will be the least white election ever

In the 2020 election, white voters will make up less than 67% of all eligible voters, according to projections made by the Pew Research Center and released this week.  It marks the first time in American political history that white voters are less than seven in 10 of all eligible voters in a presidential election.
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The Point: 2020 will be the least white election ever

In the 2020 election, white voters will make up less than 67% of all eligible voters, according to projections made by the Pew Research Center and released this week.  It marks the first time in American political history that white voters are less than seven in 10 of all eligible voters in a presidential election.
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Analysis: 2020 will be the least white election ever

In the 2020 election, white voters will make up less than 67% of all eligible voters, according to projections made by the Pew Research Center and released this week.  It marks the first time in American political history that white voters are less than seven in 10 of all eligible voters in a presidential election.
Tags: News, Stories, Pew Research Center


Schools Are Locking Students' Phones Away to Help With Concentration

Students at a California high school are getting less screen time since the school implemented a ban on cellphone use during the school day. From a report: After one teacher at San Lorenzo High School brought pouches, created by the tech start-up Yondr, into her classroom to lock away students' phones, the entire school began using them from the beginning of the school day at 8 a.m. until the end of the day at 3:10 p.m. According to a 2018 study from the Pew Research Center, more than half of te...
Tags: California, Tech, Pew Research Center, Yondr, San Lorenzo High School, Graham Dugoni, CNBC Students


Trump doubts negotiators will strike budget deal he’d accept

By DEB RIECHMANN WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said the odds congressional negotiators will craft a deal to end his border wall standoff with Congress are “less than 50-50.” As hundreds of thousands of furloughed federal workers prepared to return to work, Trump told The Wall Street Journal that he doesn’t think the negotiators will strike a deal that he’d accept. He pledged to build a wall anyway using his executive powers to declare a national emergency if necessary. “I personally think ...
Tags: Business, New York, News, Congress, California, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Immigration, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Democrats, House, Capitol Hill


Trump: Odds Of Lawmakers Making Funding Deal I’d Accept ‘Less Than 50-50’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said the odds congressional negotiators will craft a deal to end his border wall standoff with Congress are “less than 50-50.” As hundreds of thousands of furloughed federal workers prepared to return to work, Trump told The Wall Street Journal that he doesn’t think the negotiators will strike a deal that he’d accept. He pledged to build a wall anyway using his executive powers to declare a national emergency if necessary. “I personally think it’s less...
Tags: New York, News, Congress, California, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Ap, Democrats, House, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Hakeem Jeffries, Wall Street Journal


Reeling From Shutdown Loss, Trump Spews Misinformation About Immigrants On Twitter

On the heels of caving to Democrats over his demands for border wall money — which did not bear fruit, aside from a record-breaking 36-day partial government shutdown — Donald Trump bombarded Twitter on Sunday with waves of presidential misinformation. At 8:22 a.m. ET, while Trump allies and White House staff prepared to appear on Sunday morning TV shows to defend Trump’s agenda, the President sent out his first blatantly false tweet of the day. 58,000 non-citizens voted in Texas, with 95,00...
Tags: Texas, News, California, White House, United States, Cbs, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Pew Research Center, Trump, State, Donald J Trump, Texas Tribune, Mick Mulvaney, Margaret Brennan, Matt Shuham


Young Voters Keep Moving to the Left on Social Issues, Republicans Included

According to a new study, members of Generation Z are more open to social change than older generations, findings that could substantially reshape the nation’s political landscape.
Tags: News, Millennial Generation, United States, Pew Research Center, Baby Boomers, Generation Z, Polls and Public Opinion


Politiscope, an app to track Congressional voting records and bills, launches on android devices

Last September, two former National Football League players launched an app called Politiscope to track the voting records of members of Congress and the bills that they were introducing — and provide non-partisan information about what those bills and votes would mean to voters. The pro-football-playing brothers, Walter Powell Jr. and Brandon Williams, launched the app to provide an accurate accounting of what Congressional leadership was doing — something the two felt was necessary given the p...
Tags: Android, TC, Politics, Congress, Government, Senate, Office, Tech, United States, House Of Representatives, National Football League, Library Of Congress, Pew Research Center, Electronic Voting, Powell, Congressional


'On Press' Shows That Journalism Has Survived Tough Times Before

The hits just keep coming for American journalism. In July 2018, Pew Research Center published an article titled "About a third of large U.S. newspapers have suffered layoffs since 2017"; the article also stated that "at least 23% of the highest-traffic digital-native news outlets…experienced layoffs between January 2017 and April 2018." About a week later, Pew followed up with "Newsroom employment dropped nearly a quarter in less than 10 years, with greatest decline at newspapers". And 2019 cer...
Tags: Feature, Music, Washington, White House, America, Journalism, Newspapers, Netflix, United States, New York Times, John F Kennedy, Times, Los Angeles Times, Pew Research Center, Mccarthy, Dallas Morning News


New Research Raises Concerns About the Dangers of Marijuana Use

Whatever your personal position on the subject of marijuana legalization, whether for medical or recreational use, a growing body of research reveals concerns over the potential harms caused by cannabis. The concerns are more than academic. With increasing public support (varying by demographic cohorts) for legalized marijuana, and 10 states legalizing recreational marijuana and 33 states where medical marijuana use is legal , the cannabis movement is just gaining steam. A new Pew R...
Tags: Psychology, California, Marijuana, Research, Cannabis, Substance Abuse, United States, Michigan, Pew Research Center, Mental Health And Wellness, Drug Use, Memory And Perception, Baby Boomers, Liu, Lancaster, Johns Hopkins University


Why are women more religious than men? Because men are more willing to take risks.

Sociologists have long observed a gap between the religiosity of men and women.A recent study used data from several national surveys to compare religiosity, risk-taking preferences and demographic information among more than 20,000 American adolescents.The results suggest that risk-taking preferences might partly explain the gender differences in religiosity. None In virtually all countries in the world, women tend to be more religious than men. In the U.S., recent surveys show a sizeable 12-po...
Tags: Psychology, Gender, Religion, Sociology, Innovation, Pew Research Center, Brigham Young University, Hoffman, Hoffmann, Catholic University of America, Blaise Pascal, John P Hoffmann, Pascal s Wager, PsyPost Hoffman, Omar Lizardo, Jessica L Collett


Episode 24: What Does the Federal Government Shutdown Mean for Legal Information?

With the partial government shutdown approaching one month, Marlene and Greg attempt to make some sense of what this means for those of us who rely upon the information produced by the US Government. On this episode, we have an extended talk with Emily Feltren, Director of Government Relations at the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) to uncover what’s working and what’s shutdown. While the federal courts are still functioning, they are running on borrowed time, and are scheduled to r...
Tags: Security, Podcast, Florida, Law, Uncategorized, US, Aaron Swartz, Pew Research Center, Forbes, Moss, Joel, Greg, Aaron, OMB, Law Librarians, American Association of Law Libraries AALL


Most Facebook users don't know that the site uses their interests for targeted ads, a new Pew survey says (FB)

Facebook collects data on its users, categorizes their interests, then lists those interests for advertisers.  According to a new study done by Pew Research Center, most Facebook users do not know the site lists their collected interests for advertisers. Of those, half are uncomfortable with how the site categorizes them. Some believe their listed interests do not line up with their personal lives.  Facebook users can view how the platform categorizes their interests on the "ad preferences" pa...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Congress, Trends, Airbnb, Pew Research Center


Facebook advertising profiles are a mystery to most users, survey says

About three-fourths of the Facebook users in a Pew Research Center survey said they were not aware of the Ad Preferences page, which lists their personal traits made available to advertisers.
Tags: Facebook, Business, Technology, News, Pew Research Center


Most Facebook Users Still Unclear About How the Hell Targeted Ads Work: Pew Survey

There are plenty of very good reasons Facebook users should be extremely skeptical of the information the social media platform collects about them following years of data and privacy scandals. But even as the company continues to push its “ ” narrative, many of its users still do not understand how their…Read more...
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Three quarters of US Facebook users unaware their online behavior gets tracked

You mean they are collecting our opinions to sell ads? Who would have guessed it? Most Facebook users have no idea that the ad biz compiles data profiles of their online activities and interests, according to research conducted by the non-profit Pew Research Center.…
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