A New, More Rigorous Study Confirms: The More You Use Facebook, the Worse You Feel

The average Facebook user spends almost an hour on the site every day, according to data provided by the company last year. A Deloitte survey found that for many smartphone users, checking social media apps are the first thing they do in the morning – often before even getting out of bed. Of course, social interaction is a healthy and necessary part of human existence. Thousands of studies have concluded that most human beings thrive when they have strong, positive relationships with other human beings.
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BARCLAYS: Amazon is probably going to be one of the first ‘trillion-dollar’ companies (AMZN)

Amazon’s stock price has been on a tear over the last year, gaining 46%.

A Barclays equity research team led by Ross Sandler thinks that the party may just be getting started, initiating coverage of the stock with $1120 price target, or 29% upside.

In a flurry of notes released from their Internet & Media desk on March 29, Barclays picked Amazon as one of their favorites in the sector and made the case for the stock’s market cap to reach one trillion dollars.

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Wikipedia bots act more like humans than expected

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‘Benevolent bots’ or software robots designed to improve articles on Wikipedia sometimes have online ‘fights’ over content that can continue for years, say scientists who warn that artificial intelligence systems may behave more like humans than expected.

Editing bots on Wikipedia undo vandalism, enforce bans, check spelling, create links and import content automatically, whereas other bots (which are non-editing) can mine data, identify data or identify copyright infringements.

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The Data-Driven Transformation of Intelligence

When “little green men” invaded Crimea in early 2014, they left a data trail that went largely unnoticed by the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC).  Distracted by a large Russian exercise to the west, the IC did not connect the digital dots that indicated the impending invasion.  In the Information Age, the “dots” are more plentiful and glaring as everyone now leaves a data trail.  Given that, how can intelligence analysts better gather, share, organize, and view data to reveal intent, more accurately predict behavior, and make better decisions with limited resources?

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Broadband Grows But U.S. Still Faces a Significant Gap in Residential Use

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Broadband internet grows in U.S.

The U.S. still faces a significant gap in residential broadband use that breaks down along incomes, education levels and other socioeconomic factors, even as subscriptions among American households overall grew sevenfold from 2001 to 2009.

 

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U.S. Researcher Claims Dream Recording Device Possible

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Scientists think it will be possible to record people’s dreams and then interpret them.

Writing in the journal Nature, researchers said they have developed a system capable of recording higher-level brain activity.  “We would like to read people’s dreams,” says the lead scientist Dr Moran Cerf.

 

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Trapped Robot Finds Subsurface Water Clues on MARS!

“I knew Wall-E was Real!”

The ground where NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Spirit became stuck last year holds evidence that water, perhaps as snow melt, trickled into the subsurface fairly recently and on a continuing basis.

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Social Media Privacy Issues Leave People Wondering About the Future

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Privacy issues leave people feeling vulnerable.

Anyone with the responsibility of leading or building an on-line social media company is bound to get into deep analysis of the demographics of their audience, and I am no different. To build a product aimed at the mainstream, you ask different questions on why people behave the way they do online, and what are the trends demonstrated by new adopters of these online services.

 

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Daily Stress and Worry Take a Dive After Age 50

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Happiness increases after 50

After age 50, daily stress and worry take a dive and daily happiness increases, according to an analysis of more than 340,000 adults questioned about the emotions they experienced “yesterday.”The research, published online today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows that young adults experience more negative emotions more frequently than those who are older. Negative emotions, such as stress and anger, are similar in that they consistently decline with age, but worry holds steady until around 50, when it sharply drops, the study shows.

 

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Fighting to Keep Your Job in 2020

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The U.S. now employs at least a million fewer people than it did in 1999.

To keep pace with population growth and prevent the unemployment rate from rising, the economy needs to consistently create between 1 million and 2 million new jobs per year. Yet private-sector employment has actually fallen over the last 10 years; the U.S. now employs at least a million fewer people than it did in 1999.

 

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ASPEX Kicks Off “Name That Sample! Campaign

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What do you think ASPEX scanned this time?  Make your guess at Name that Sample!

Because of the huge success ASPEX has had with  “Send Us Your Sample” campaign … they are asking everyone to help them NAME THAT SAMPLE!  ASPEX is the world’s only SEM Elemental Analysis company that allows anyone to send in their sample to get scanned by our SEM.  Now ASPEX in their newest campaign, “Name That Sample” in which they put up a sample on their blog and the winner who guesses the right answer, or closest, receives a brand new Netbook!  No strings attached. 

 

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