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Celina and her friends mostly use Instagram to post and "like" Photoshopped photo-jokes and text messages they create on another free app called Versagram. When kids can't get on Facebook, "they're good at finding ways around that,"
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Wow. I just checked my Google storage plan because of an e-mail reminder...
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Organic farming is rarely enough: Conventional agriculture gives higher yields under most conditions. [Natasha Gilbert, Nature - 4/25/12] http://ff.im/Vqnwq Seufert's meta-analysis reviewed 66 studies comparing the yields of 34 different crop species in organic and conventional farming systems. Crop yields from organic farming are as much as 34% lower than those from comparable conventional farming practices. Organic approaches fare better when producing fruits such as strawberries — which have yields only 3% lower than in conventional farming — and oilseed crops such as soybean, which have 11% lower yields.
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Americans now owe more on student loans than they owe on their credit cards. [NPR - 4/18/12] http://ff.im/Vqe3S Rise in total student debt is not primarily the result of each student borrowing more money. It's the result of more students going to college.
Total student debt has gone through the roof. But the average debt per college grad has gone up much more slowly.
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Awesome collection of charts! http://ff.im/UMUEn U.S. tax revenue is remarkably thermostatic, hovering around 18 or 19 percent for most of the second half of the 20th century. That upward tick in the 1990s was not the result of higher taxes, but rather the incidence of rising income in the productivity boom of the decade.
Eight questions you've always wanted to ask about U.S. taxes, answered with pictures!
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The federal government was once elegantly described by Ezra Klein as a big fat insurance company surrounded by a standing army. It's a useful quip, because our government is basically in the business of security. Social Security, income security, health care security for the elderly, poor and veterans, and guns-and-helmets security account for about 80% of government spending.
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"People are starting to see the same look-and-feel across the three screens and the cloud" It's a vision shared by Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOG), but their implementations are fundamentally different.
Microsoft's consistent design and functionality across all devices could help it overtake Apple and Google as technology lines start to blur.
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Google's model focuses on the Web as the single platform of the future. It's a device-agnostic approach, but it requires constant connectivity. Once you go offline, your connection to Google's computing platform vanishes.
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I haven't tried this, but I saw the ad on google.com when I searched for netbooks. See http://ff.im/VLXnB for some articles on Netbooks I was reading. Also, ASUS Eee PC X101 - netbook with 10.1" screen, $199.99 at Amazon
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99 rather cheep, but 7 inches is tiny
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New "multifunctional" glass is not only crystal clear -- unlike all other glass, which is reflective by nature -- but it also causes water droplets to bounce right off its surface. http://ff.im/Vqpyy

IT's invention is created by a simple surface pattern, which consists of an array of nanoscale cones that are roughly five times as tall as their base width -- this method was adapted from techniques currently used in the semiconductor industry to coat and etch glass. The glass itself is coated with several thin layers, including a photoresistant layer that is illuminated with a grid pattern and then etched away. These etchings after each successive layer produce the conical shapes, which are completely responsible for the unique characteristics of the glass.

The glass is self-cleaning, anti-reflective, and superhydrophobic. If it ever gets to be as strong as Corning's Gorilla Glass, MIT will have effectively created "the perfect glass."
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Boomers calling it quits by 65: 45% of 65-year-old boomers are now fully retired, up from 19% in 2008 [Jennie Phipps, Bankrate - 4/4/12] http://ff.im/ViQVI 51% retiring earlier than expected, 8% retiring later than expected.
Despite a lousy economy, 45 percent of 65-year-old boomers have already retired, and 37 percent of those who are still working intend to quit in 2012.
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Andrea Hayken, 34, made about $45,000 a year as a third grade teacher in the Fairfax, Va. county public school system. But licensed daycare for her now four-year-old son would have cost $2,000 a month, eating up nearly half of her before-tax income.
After factoring in the rising cost of child care, the daily commute and other work-related expenses, a growing number of mothers are figuring out that having a job just doesn't pay.
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Children are very expensive in the modern world, which is part of the reason why as a nation westernizes the fertility rates drop. About 10 years ago, our accountant told us that if my wife chose to work, that due to expenses we wouldn't really see any financial benefit until after her first 30k
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