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More Wretched News for Newspapers as Advertising Woes Drive Anxiety

More Wretched News for Newspapers as Advertising Woes Drive Anxiety | Intersections of Rhetoric and Life | Scoop.it
News publications continue to be pummeled by rapidly declining print advertising revenue, and newsrooms everywhere are scrambling.
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Student entrepreneurs one part of Penn State’s new venture conference | Penn State University

Student entrepreneurs one part of Penn State’s new venture conference | Penn State University | Intersections of Rhetoric and Life | Scoop.it
For all those people who find themselves grasping for words when meeting new people or starting conversations, Andrew Simpson, a senior in criminal justice, has the answer. Simpson started Someonew — an app to connect people with similar interests — and made the pitch for his startup as part of the Invent Penn State Venture and IP Conference, held at the Penn Stater Hotel Conference Center Oct. 6 and 7.
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A ‘Nightmare’ Presidential Campaign Ad That Stayed in the Vault

A ‘Nightmare’ Presidential Campaign Ad That Stayed in the Vault | Intersections of Rhetoric and Life | Scoop.it
A 1976 commercial referencing the assassination of John F. Kennedy proved to be so unsettling that Gerald R. Ford’s handlers made sure it never aired.
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Interesting campaign un-aired for its JFK assassination imagery.
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New App Will Track Wait Times Of Your Favorite Penn State Bars

New App Will Track Wait Times Of Your Favorite Penn State Bars | Intersections of Rhetoric and Life | Scoop.it
You'll never have to guess how painfully long the Phyrst line is again.
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Discrimination against the LGBT community should be illegal in Pennsylvania

Discrimination against the LGBT community should be illegal in Pennsylvania | Intersections of Rhetoric and Life | Scoop.it
Our state legislators must do what is right and what is best for our commonwealth’s future.
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Part-Time Jobs and Thrift: How Unpaid Interns in D.C. Get By

Part-Time Jobs and Thrift: How Unpaid Interns in D.C. Get By | Intersections of Rhetoric and Life | Scoop.it
Students who can afford to live in the intern capitals — D.C., New York and Los Angeles — often rely on help from their parents and loans for rent.
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Name Your Darlings: Writers on the Titling Process - The Millions

Name Your Darlings: Writers on the Titling Process - The Millions | Intersections of Rhetoric and Life | Scoop.it
The process of titling remains individualized and mysterious: methods range from intuition to reason, from revelation to painful labor. Here, five contemporary authors tell us about theirs.
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Dear Sir/Madam: How should you handle writing salutations and signatures?

Dear Sir/Madam: How should you handle writing salutations and signatures? | Intersections of Rhetoric and Life | Scoop.it
A colleague of mine has edited the letter and commented: "Unless you're writing to someone with whom you are on a casual, first-name basis, the salutation in a professional letter
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Kahoot App Brings Urgency of a Quiz Show to the Classroom

Kahoot App Brings Urgency of a Quiz Show to the Classroom | Intersections of Rhetoric and Life | Scoop.it
The learning game, made by a Norwegian start-up, is sweeping American schools. Over a third of elementary and secondary students used it last month.
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Kahoot gaining big popularity.
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The Minecraft Generation

The Minecraft Generation | Intersections of Rhetoric and Life | Scoop.it
How a clunky Swedish computer game is teaching millions of children to master the digital world.
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Great primer on the Minecraft movement in education and how Minecraft works in general.
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The Duke lacrosse case's long shadow of doubt

The Duke lacrosse case's long shadow of doubt | Intersections of Rhetoric and Life | Scoop.it
Ten years after the Duke lacrosse scandal, accusations of sexual assault at Yale illustrate a destructive legacy: making it acceptable to dismiss the accusers.
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North Carolina and the Politics of Barbecue

North Carolina and the Politics of Barbecue | Intersections of Rhetoric and Life | Scoop.it
How a candidate handles the all-important question of well-cooked meat can mean victory or defeat in the Tar Heel State.
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Intersection of politics and food. 
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Twitter to Cut Jobs as It Aims for a Turnaround

Twitter to Cut Jobs as It Aims for a Turnaround | Intersections of Rhetoric and Life | Scoop.it
The social media company said it would lay off 9 percent of its work force, as it reported an increase in users and a narrowing of losses.
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The end of Vine is only one part of Twitter's plan. #bueter202
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Write Your Boss That Kiss-Off Letter. Then Press Delete.

Write Your Boss That Kiss-Off Letter. Then Press Delete. | Intersections of Rhetoric and Life | Scoop.it
An employee who quit a job after feeling bullied by a bad boss considers sending the boss a detailed critique of her behavior, and blind-copying her boss.
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Goodbye, Ivory Tower. Hello, Silicon Valley Candy Store.

Goodbye, Ivory Tower. Hello, Silicon Valley Candy Store. | Intersections of Rhetoric and Life | Scoop.it
The promise of big data and big paychecks is drawing some of academia’s top economists to study consumer behavior for tech companies like Airbnb, Amazon and Uber.
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Economists--not just for academia.
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Relaxing Privacy Vow, WhatsApp Will Share Some Data With Facebook

Relaxing Privacy Vow, WhatsApp Will Share Some Data With Facebook | Intersections of Rhetoric and Life | Scoop.it
The mobile messaging service, which Facebook bought in 2014, says it will disclose users’ phone numbers and analytics data.
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A blog that once prided itself on privacy is now owned by Facebook, which now changes things.
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They Promised Us Jet Packs. They Promised the Bosses Profit.

They Promised Us Jet Packs. They Promised the Bosses Profit. | Intersections of Rhetoric and Life | Scoop.it
Alphabet’s X research lab is still being asked to imagine the impossible. Only now, under pressure from investors, it has to imagine making money, too.
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The Right Way to Bribe Your Kids to Read

The Right Way to Bribe Your Kids to Read | Intersections of Rhetoric and Life | Scoop.it
Studies show rewards backfire. But what if they don’t come in cold, hard cash?
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Monetary brides for children to read—modified extrinsic motivation is gaining renewed popularity.
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Bud Light’s latest advertisement has a big problem

Bud Light’s latest advertisement has a big problem | Intersections of Rhetoric and Life | Scoop.it
The world's biggest beer company produced an ad that has a deep problem at its core.
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Universities wary about using athletic logos for academic endeavors

Universities wary about using athletic logos for academic endeavors | Intersections of Rhetoric and Life | Scoop.it
Universities use different logos — from Pitt’s script to Penn State's Nittany Lion — to distinguish classroom from athletics.
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Interesting insights here on why most universities split branding & logos for academics and athletes. The belief seems to be that the formality of academics requires a more staid logo.
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Keeping microbes, zebra mussels away

Keeping microbes, zebra mussels away | Intersections of Rhetoric and Life | Scoop.it
From brain implants to industrial uses, Pitt pair ready to market new anti-stick coatings additive.  
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Two Pitt students create business in the coating industry.
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Keurig’s New K-Cup Coffee Is Recyclable, but Hardly Green

Keurig’s New K-Cup Coffee Is Recyclable, but Hardly Green | Intersections of Rhetoric and Life | Scoop.it
Keurig’s effort relies on convenience-oriented consumers to take extra steps to deal with used pods, and it doesn’t address production waste.
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Politicians Push Marriage, but That’s Not What Would Help Children

Politicians Push Marriage, but That’s Not What Would Help Children | Intersections of Rhetoric and Life | Scoop.it
Encouraging poor people to marry, long a part of government policy, might not help children in poverty as much as other measures.
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Interesting intersection of marriage, economics, and political policy. Differing thoughts on how to support families and children.
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U.S. Textile Industry Turns to Tech as Gateway to Revival

U.S. Textile Industry Turns to Tech as Gateway to Revival | Intersections of Rhetoric and Life | Scoop.it
An M.I.T.-led research and product development project is trying to bring clothes into the digital age and make textiles a high-tech industry.
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Compelling read on collaboration behind smart textiles (or whatever name you prefer) research.
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