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Instant Communication May Be Leading to Poor Writing Habits

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September 5, 2012
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Texting may make it easy to communicate quickly, but it could be having a deep effect on formal writing, educators warn.


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AP (May 30, 2014) — Google isn't just leading the development of technology that allows cars to drive themselves. The tech giant is also a driving force in writing the rules of the road for autonomous automobiles. (May 30) Video provided by AP
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Celebrity Trainers to the Stars Team Up With Microsoft Xbox

Celebrity Trainers to the Stars Team Up With Microsoft Xbox

TheStreet (Jan. 9, 2014) — Microsoft has introduced the future of fitness. Jill Malandrino meets with Dave McCarthy of Microsoft's Xbox unit and Tracy Anderson, celebrity trainer to stars such as Jennifer Lopez, Molly Sims and Gwyneth Paltrow,for a product review on Xbox Fitness. Experience the world's best workouts with instant, personalized feedback right in your home. Train with Jillian Michaels, Tracy Anderson, P90X, Insanity and more. Dave and Tracy show how Xbox Fitness can help you overcome motivational and social challenges and achieve a healthier lifestyle.
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Text Etiquette: How to Text Without Misinterpretation

Text Etiquette: How to Text Without Misinterpretation

TheStreet (June 20, 2014) — Texting is a quick way to talk on the go but 51% have been disappointed by a text. A Vonage study found that the telephone whether mobile or landline is still the preferred method of communication by many. That's because the tone and emotion in a person's voice helps to paint a complete picture. If a conversation requires more than one follow up question, it's a sign that you may want to call instead of text. Even the tech savvy millennial calls to gab about special events. Although it varies, important news like engagement, anniversaries, Mother's Day, Graduation and the Birth of a child are all occasions that warrant a phone call. Video provided by TheStreet
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LeapFrog Announces New Way to Teach Kids About Their Body With New Human Body Discovery Pack

LeapFrog Announces New Way to Teach Kids About Their Body With New Human Body Discovery Pack

MultiVu (Sep. 20, 2012) — LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc., the leader in educational entertainment, today announced Tag Human Body Discovery Pack, a unique two-sided interactive chart and game board that helps kids learn about the human body through discovery, exploration and play. Today elementary schools do not place enough emphasis on topics of science, healthy habits and nutrition, making it increasingly important to give kids the tools to make smart choices.
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