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  • Millennials are more relaxed with casual sexual relations but have likely had fewer partners than previous generations
  • A survey of 33,000+ adults shows Millennials are more selective and become sexually active later than GenXers
  • Adult acceptance of premarital sex increased from 42% in 2000 to 58% in 2012, an all-time high
  • New trends have emerged for how to police a protest movement in the new age of domestic counterinsurgency
  • Citizens are considered "domestic terrorists" and police are using new "non-lethal" weapons to control them
  • SWAT teams and police surveillance missions are using remotely-controlled vehicles and robots in their operations
  • The recession wiped out more than a quarter of GDP since the first quarter of 2008
  • The number of employed persons has dropped from approx 4.5M to 3.5M
  • Retail sales have dropped into the negative as domestic consumption reflects overall trends
  • The trend in both the absolute number of philosophy and religious studies majors and in those majors as a percentage of all degrees conferred is upward from 1985-86 to 2008-09
  • The absolute number of philosophy majors increased 153% from 1970-71 to 2008-09
  • RULER, an approach developed at Yale, teaches kids how to Recognize, Understand, Label, Express and Regulate emotions
  • Students in RULER schools show they are less anxious, better behaved, more attentive and more independent
  • Results have inspired Washington legislators to propose a bill that makes social-emotional training part of school day
  • 63% of Kenyans, Nigerians and South Africans state that mobile internet has “greatly improved” their lives.
  • Highest ranked aspects: “Better access to education, entertainment, ease of paying bills and staying in touch with friends and family."
  • Kenya has 31% smartphone and 70% mobile penetration; Nigeria 29% and 72%.
  • Middle East countries dominate desalination plants; so far 150 countries worldwide use them
  • 1,000 gallons of freshwater from desalination costs $2.50-$5, compared to $2 for conventional water
  • Desal plants conusme 200M+ kh of energy each day, more than 3 times the amount of traditional plants
  • centimeter-accurate is a major breakthrough for virtual reality headsets, cellphones, and other devices
  • developed by Cockrell School of Engineering researchers at The University of Texas
  • new inexpensive system reduces location errors "from the size of a large car to the size of a nickel" — a more than 100x increase in accuracy
  • Sotheby’s held the most valuable sale of jewellery in history at its Geneva branch in Switerland, raising the equivalent of $161.5 million.
  • TEFAF estimates that high net-worth individuals (those with investable worth of over $1 million) spent more on jewellery, gems and watches last year than either antiques or art.
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