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Apply to become part of the permanent human settlement on Mars in 2023

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No, this isn’t part of a new movie on SyFy, it’s an actual opportunity from Mars One, a not-for-profit foundation with goal of setting up a community on Mars in 2023. Now, Mars One is conducting an Astronaut Selection Program to find participants and more than 100,000 people from around the world have already applied.

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Here’s how 10 of the world’s major cities have been mentioned in books since 1800

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Thanks to Professor Jeane Cooper and her class at Florida Atlantic University, the Books of Cities infographic shows how 10 of the world’s major cities show up in English language literature. The class examined books written between the years 1800 and 2000.

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How we find out about new products: 1. internet; 2. TV ads; 3. friends and family

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It’s official. The internet is the number one way we find out about new brands and products. New research from global market research company Ipsos interviewed 18,331 adults age 18-64 in the US and Canada, and age 16-64 in all other countries to get insights on how we actually hear about new products.

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STUDY SAYS: Young Millennials are consummate brand managers, hide in plain view online

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If video killed the radio star, will temporary social media kill off the young millennial Facebook user? According to new research from music television pioneer MTV, Young Millennials are, “more savvy about how to use the internet, build ‘gated’ groups, ‘hide in plain view’, curate and filter.”  And, they’re becoming more aware of personal brands, mapping out their lives as early as junior high.

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Everything you need to know about how employees access social networks at work

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A recent study from The Ethics Resource Center gives a snapshot into how the majority of employed Americans use social networks during the workday. Dubbed “active social networkers,” or ASNs, they spend at least 30 percent of their day sharing on sites, like Facebook (most popular), Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Digital technology makes students better creative writers (sometimes), study says

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Here’s the catch, new research from Pew Internet Research shows that American middle and high school teachers think technology is helping kids with creative writing, but they’re also more likely to “write too fast and be careless.” Even though it looks like digital technologies are helping students express more creativity, likely because of access to the internet and search engines, teachers still stress that “formal writing” is top priority.

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