NASA Intern Fired Following Profanity-Filled Twitter Battle

Social media activity now has more weight on individuals’ professional lives than ever before. Even posts made years ago can negatively affect a person’s reputation. A soon-to-be NASA intern learned this lesson the hard way when she engaged in a Twitter battle with a NASA board member. She didn’t recognize her “opponent’s” position at the time. After the intern in question, named Naomi, learned that her application to NASA had been accepted, she took to Twitter to share the news. In all caps, she tweeted, “EVERYBODY SHUT THE F*** UP. I GOT…

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14-Year-Old Running for Governor of Vermont

The upcoming U.S. midterm election cycle has already broken many historic barriers. However, a recent development in Vermont has made the November elections even more interesting. Ethan Sonneborn, a fourteen-year-old from Bristol, Vermont, realized that he met all the requirements to be a midterm nominee and is running as a Democratic gubernatorial candidate. It turns out that the Vermont Constitution does not specify a required age for a gubernatorial candidate. Vermont’s Constitution only states that a candidate for governor must have lived in the state for at least four years. Sonneborn discovered this lack…

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Survey data from high school students is currently being sold

An event with the name of Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders brought together three thousand students who traveled all across the U.S. to attend. The event was supposed to be part of “a highly selective national program honoring academically superior high school students”, according to letters sent to the attendees. However, those letters were probably dishonest to the students, since most of them were selected after having filled out a college-planning questionnaire in the past. Most people in the audience had taken a survey named MyCollegeOptions, and others had…

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The Modern Child Examined

In its most simplistic form, the art of growing up is both quaint and also beautifully complex. The creation of relationships with loved ones, making experiences in both strife and exuberance along with the passive discovery of meaningful moral and rules of life are all constrained in a critical time slot of adolescence. However, a change of our environment, specifically the improvement in our society’s technological prowess can do both regression and benefit in the development of a child’s take on the world. The difference between today and the last…

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Business Insider Asked 17 People in New York What It Means to Be Rich

Business Insider has recently released the outcome of a set of interviews conducted in New York. The subjects, who were different ages and were from different backgrounds, were asked what it meant to be rich. This question seemed to garner two types of responses. Some stated that emotional fulfillment and support from one’s loved ones make one truly rich, while others focused on financial stability and the responsibility that comes with daily expenses. A woman in her early fifties gave a very telling response. She stated: To be rich is…

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