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Social media focuses teen shoppers on clothing items, not brands - Marketplace.org

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These days, teens are mixing and matching. They're increasingly focused on individual fashion items, not brands.

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(MULTI) - Online PS4 Instruction Manuals in 31 languages | Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

(MULTI) - Online PS4 Instruction Manuals in 31 languages | Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. | Culture Traits | Scoop.it

"Sony have released the PlayStation 4 user guide online ahead of it’s American launch. It runs through all the basics and settings as well as the new Party function (Play Station)."


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The Global Education Conference Network

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The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. It is designed to significantly increase opportunities for connecting classrooms while supporting cultural awareness and recognition of diversity and educational access for all. Last year’s conference featured 400 general sessions and 20 keynote addresses from all over the world with over 13,000 participant logins. Click here for more information.

 


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Language Facts Around The World

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Yes, we all know there are languages aplenty across the globe, but did you know that roughly 1/4 of the world's population knows a bit of English... and that 12.44% of the world's population speaks Mandarin as a first language?

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Charles Tiayon's curator insight, November 20, 2013 4:47 AM

Yes, we all know there are languages aplenty across the globe, but did you know that roughly 1/4 of the world's population knows a bit of English... and that 12.44% of the world's population speaks Mandarin as a first language?

Before you head out on your next adventure overseas, check out the below infographic to better equip yourself on the road.

 

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Votes and Vowels: A Changing Accent Shows How Language Parallels Politics

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"It may seem surprising, but in this age where geographic mobility and instant communication have increased our exposure to people outside of our neighborhoods or towns, American regional dialects are pulling further apart from each other, rather than moving closer together. And renowned linguist William Labov thinks there’s a connection between political and linguistic segregation.

 

"Labov suggests that it’s these deep-seated political disagreements that create an invisible borderline barring the encroachment of Northern Cities Vowels. When he looked at the relationship between voting patterns by county over the last three Presidential elections and the degree to which speakers in these counties shifted their vowels, he found a tight correlation between the two. And the states that have participated in the vowel shift have also tended to resist implementing the death penalty.

 

"Social identities are complex, and can be defined along a number of different dimensions like class, race, or ethnicity. Not everyone feels that politics are a part of their core identity. But I suspect that political ideology may become an anchor for accents to the extent that large social groups collectively identify themselves by their political beliefs. According to Bill Bishop, author of The Big Sort, this is happening more and more as Americans voluntarily cluster themselves into homogenous, politically like-minded communities."


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» Housing Passes One Million Mark

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» Housing Passes One Million Mark (Houseing Construction passes 1 million mark! http://t.co/IMYsVuHmvZ #RealEstate)

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Yea, sellers market good time to list. Jim White 360-901-7168 C21 Expert

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The 'under-employment' crisis: Nearly half of recent graduates work jobs which don't require a degree

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Almost half of recent graduates are in jobs which do not need a higher education background, new figures have shown.

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Food, Nutrition and Geography

Peter Menzel's beautiful photography and our Hungry Planet...

 

This video is a fascinating portal into global food systems and how globalization is impacting local foods.  He traveled around the world to see what families eat in a given week, and how much all the food cost and where it can from.  Many wealthy countries exhibit poor nutritional habits (eating food high in fat, sugar and salt) while some in poorer people have a very balanced diet.  This leads him to describe the 'Nutritional Transition.'  Warning before showing in class: there are brief instances of non-sexualized nudity in the video. 


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7 Weird Sports: Unusual Sports from Around the World

Every culture has their own games, which other cultures view as weird sports. Here are seven weird sports from around the world.
Weird Sport from Scotland: Caber Toss
The Caber Toss is an ancient Scottish game.

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Religion and Demographics

http://www.ted.com Hans Rosling had a question: Do some religions have a higher birth rate than others -- and how does this affect global population growth? ...

 


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Juliette Norwood's curator insight, January 13, 2014 9:21 AM

This can be viewed in the perspective of a citizen of an LDC. In LDCs, there are religions that cause the woman to be subservient to men. A higher birth rate could be the cause. If these  small religions were to distribute and be adhered to, there could possibly be a spike in the birth rate.

Sarah Ann Glesenkamp's curator insight, September 17, 2014 7:35 PM

Unit 2

Alex Smiga's curator insight, October 4, 2015 11:50 AM

Hans raps about religion and babies