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Generation X Is All About Learning
2013-05-08 05:34:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online More than one-tenth of Generation X-ers are currently taking classes to continue their formal post-secondary educations, and nearly half of them are participating in continuing education courses or certification training workshops, according to a new University of Michigan study released on Tuesday. Of the approximately 80 million individuals born during the post-Baby Boom period (typically from the late 1960s through the 1980s),...

Generation Xers Socialize As Much Online As They Do Offline
2013-01-31 13:33:05

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Generation X refers to a group of individuals who are currently celebrating life in their mid 30s to late 40s. Born between 1965 and 1979, the significance for this generation is that they were the first to make the leap from a pre-technological existence to the nearly ubiquitous nature of technology today. A new study, out of the University of Michigan (UMich), claims that Gen Xers have been able to make the transition fairly...

Generation X And Scientific Literacy
2012-10-24 04:03:13

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers have found that less than half of Generation X adults can identify our own home in the universe, the spiral galaxy in which we reside. "Knowing your cosmic address is not a necessary job skill, but it is an important part of human knowledge about our universe and–to some extent–about ourselves," said Jon D. Miller, author of "The Generation X Report" and director of the Longitudinal Study of American Youth at...

Generation X Responded Well To Swine Flu
2012-01-25 11:37:44

Generation X Report details 36-39 year olds' first encounter with a major epidemic About one in five young adults in their late 30's received a flu shot during the 2009-2010 swine flu epidemic, a University of Michigan (U-M) study released Jan 24 says. But about 65 percent were at least moderately concerned about the flu, and nearly 60 percent said they were following the issue very or moderately closely. Using survey data collected from approximately 3,000 young adults during the...

2012-01-25 07:05:49

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A quarterly research report from the Longitudinal Study of American Youth, The Generation X Report, shows one in five adults in their late 30s received a flu shot during the 2009-2010 swine flu epidemic. Survey data was collected from 3,000 young adults from 36-39 years old during the 2009-2010 epidemic. The survey questions how the participants obtained their knowledge on the issue and what they did to protect themselves. Author of the Generation X Report, Jon D....

2012-01-24 11:36:31

Only about one in five young adults in their late 30s received a flu shot during the 2009-2010 swine flu epidemic, according to a University of Michigan report that details the behavior and attitudes of Generation X. But about 65 percent were at least moderately concerned about the flu, and nearly 60 percent said they were following the issue very or moderately closely. Using survey data collected from approximately 3,000 young adults during the 2009-2010 H1N1 influenza...

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2007-02-18 00:40:00

SAN FRANCISCO - People in the U.S. know more about basic science today than they did two decades ago, good news that researchers say is tempered by an unsettling growth in the belief in pseudoscience such as astrology and visits by extraterrestrial aliens. In 1988 only about 10 percent knew enough about science to understand reports in major newspapers, a figure that grew to 28 percent by 2005, according to Jon D. Miller, a Michigan State University professor. He presented his findings...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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