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"The salary gap between public relations specialists and news reporters has widened over the past decade – to almost $20,000 a year, according to 2013 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data analyzed by the Pew Research Center. At the same time, the public relations field has expanded to a degree that these specialists now outnumber reporters by nearly 5 to 1"

Google owns 4 out of 7 platforms with at least a billion users.

"Besides the striking moves into D.C. and a few other places, the latest list of Millennial hotspots looks remarkably familiar — with young people going to the same “cool” places they have for a while. Following D.C. and Denver on the charts, Portland, Oregon, occupies the No. 3 slot, followed by places like Austin and Seattle. (A whole list follows.). Some metros more popular with Millennials like Dallas and Atlanta appear to be losing some of their luster.."

A person who commutes an hour each way has to make 40% more money to be as satisfied with life as a person who lives near the office, according to research co-authored by Alois Stutzer, an economics professor at the University of Basel in Switzerland.
CCS Insight, another research firm, reckons that North America already has two tablets for every five people. Cheap devices, he thinks, are often bought for children who covet a parent’s iPad. The two-car family took decades to arrive. The two-tablet family has taken three years.

"Nearly two-thirds (63%) of cell phone owners now use their phone to go online."

How to argue with research you don’t like.

..17 percent of U.S. health care spending, are associated with physician beliefs unsupported by clinical evidence.

Pulled this from McKinsey’s new paper on disruptive technologies.

Today nearly one-third of all Americans are poor or nearly poor. One in three poor Americans live in the suburbs. If you’re poor in the Seattle, Atlanta or Chicago regions, you’re more likely than not living outside the city limits.