Monthly Archives: October 2017

Americans in best Christmas shopping mood in years.

According to Pew Americans plan to spend $906 on gifts, the most since 2007 Middle- and lower-income households fueling the rise Record-low percentage plan to spend less than last year More specifically, 34% of Americans plan to spend at least $1,000 … Continue reading

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Fewer Americans have a partner or spouse.

In the past 10 years, the share of U.S. adults living without a spouse or partner has climbed to 42%, up from 39% in 2007, when the Census Bureau began collecting detailed data on cohabitation according to a Pew article.

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Airlines are trying to cram ever-more seats onto planes

“AIRLINES use all sorts of clever tricks to make more money from passengers. They charge extra for bags, for food and for selecting where you sit. Now they are embracing another strategy: packing more seats onto each plane. Last month … Continue reading

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Most Americans will pay extra to interact with a human, rather than a pay kiosk at McDonalds.

Americans are apprehensive about a future in which machines take on more of the work now done by humans, and most are supportive of policies aimed at cushioning the economic impact of widespread automation, according to a new Pew Research Center … Continue reading

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Supreme Court deems Flipping Off someone free speech protected by the First Amendment.

According to the Georgia Supreme Court raising your middle finger at someone is constitutionally protected free speech. Worker fired for flipping the bird at Trump has case against her boss for First Amendment violation

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America’s poorest fall deeper into poverty

Pew reports that the share of the U.S. poor population in severe poverty reached its highest point in at least 20 years.  

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Many spouses are ignorant about the reality of their partners’ lives

Earlier this year The Economist and YouGov, a pollster, asked people in eight countries how they balance career and family. Men were on average only half as likely as women to think that, in their family, the majority of household and child-care … Continue reading

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