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High School Dropout Rates Hit Record Low

The national dropout rate reached a record low last year.

11/04/2014

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What Do Women Want In A Life Long Mate? Survey Says A Steady Job

Seventy-eight percent of women who have never married say solid employment is very important to them in choosing a spouse or partner.

09/25/2014

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Survey Finds Social Media May Discourage Free Expression When It Comes To Controversial Subjects

A new study finds social media may discourage free expression, rather than encourage it, when it comes to controversial subjects, even offline.

08/31/2014

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College Degree Does Sweeten The Paycheck

When workers are categorized by educational attainment, the proportion of workers with college degrees has risen.

04/09/2014

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On Facebook’s 10th Birthday, ‘Oversharing’ And Photo-posting Without Permission Are Top Gripes

The social media giant is celebrating ten years of friend requests from total strangers, mundane status updates and the ever-infuriating “poke.”

02/04/2014

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Poll: Fewer Americans Identify As Middle Class

The number of Americans who say they’re middle class has dropped drastically in recent years.

01/29/2014

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Report: Majority Of Americans Still Prefer Books Over E-Readers

If you opt for the feel of a book in your hands over an e-reader, you’re still in the majority, a new reports says.

01/17/2014

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Christie Reputation Damaged Only A Little By Bridge Scandal, Polls Indicate

Bottom line: his image has been dinged but not totaled.

01/15/2014

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Survey: It’s Great To Be The Boss

You’re not imagining it: Your boss is probably happier than you are.

01/10/2014

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Survey: Twitter Users Tend To Be Young, Mobile And Educated

While only a small percentage of U.S. adults get their news from Twitter, those that do tend to be young, mobile and well-educated.

11/04/2013

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New Study Shows Fewer Gen Y Members Getting Married

Does it seem as though members of the Gen Y population are not marrying at the rate of their predecessors? It’s not your imagination. A survey conducted by the Pew Research Center indicates that just 20% of of this generation, ages 18-34, are married.

08/10/2013

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Teaching Kids To Be Savvy Researchers

Finding flawed material on students’ work, has reportedly prompted more teachers to teach online research skills.

06/12/2013

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Role of Women As Primary Household Breadwinner Continues To Rise

New findings from the Pew Research Center indicate that women today are the primary breadwinners in 40 percent of households with children.

05/29/2013

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Study: Teen Enthusiasm For Facebook Dwindling, Twitter Usage Up Significantly

Still, the average teen Facebook user had 300 friends, and 7 in 10 said they are friends with their parents.

05/22/2013

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Survey: Most Americans Take Breaks From Facebook

Have you ever taken “a break” from Facebook? If so, you are not alone, and in the majority according to a new survey.

02/07/2013

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