The Three Reasons People Take Lots of Selfies

The Three Reasons People Take Lots of Selfies

Credit: Nate Edwards/BYU

Credit: Nate Edwards/BYU

Why do people take selfies and post them on social media? Believe it or not, it’s NOT just because they’re vain. I mean, that’s one of the MAJOR reasons, of course, but it’s not the only one.

A new study out of Brigham Young University found there are three different reasons people take lots of selfies. Check ’em out . . .

  1.  To communicate with their friends and family and engage with them. That could be like taking a selfie with your “I Voted” sticker to try to motivate other people to also vote.
  2.  To record key events in your life and preserve memories.
  3.  And to publicize yourself for vain or narcissistic reasons, like having people see how AMAZING your life is.

 

(Phys.org)

The Average Black Friday Discount Is 39% . . . Here Are the Major Stores Ranked by Their Discounts

The Average Black Friday Discount Is 39% . . . Here Are the Major Stores Ranked by Their Discounts

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Most stores have released their Black Friday ads, and the website Wallethub.com ran the numbers on them in a way that’s pretty helpful if you’re shopping this week.

They analyzed the ads from 22 major stores and websites, including 5,525 deals total . . . and found the average discount this Black Friday is 39.45%.

That means if you see something on sale for LESS than 40% off, it’s not that great of a deal. And if you see something for over 40% off on Black Friday, you’re in a better zone.

They also found JCPenney has the biggest average discount, at 65%. The other stores with the biggest Black Friday discounts are Macy’s . . . Rite Aid . . . Meijer . . . and Sears.

Costco is offering the worst average discount, at 21%. The other stores with the worst average Black Friday discounts are Big Lots . . . Amazon . . . Best Buy . . . and Walmart.

(Wallethub)

(You can see a ridiculously specific store-by-store discount breakdown and a lot more info here.)

Texas Association of Broadcasters offering $21K in Scholarships

Texas Association of Broadcasters offering $21K in Scholarships

cases-for-media-and-broadcastAre you interesting in a Broadcast Journalism Career?

Whether you’re just starting to explore journalism as a possible major, or whether you’ve already been doing journalistic work at the high school or undergraduate level for years TAB would like to offer you the opportunity to apply for college scholarships for students like you.

TAB and its affiliated Texas Broadcast Education Foundation are offering $21,000 in college scholarships for Texas students pursuing a career in broadcasting.

The new Ann Arnold Scholarship is in the amount of $5,000; eight additional scholarships are in the amount of $2,000 each.

Scholarship applications are due April 15th.

Katy Perry leads 2013 People's Choice Award Nominations

Katy Perry leads 2013 People's Choice Award Nominations

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Nominations for the 2013 People’s Choice Awards were announced Tuesday, with Katy Perry the top nominee in the music categories. This is the only major awards show where fans determine the nominees and winners.

Katy picked up nominations for Favorite Music Video for Roar, Favorite Music Fan Following, Favorite Song for Roar, Favorite Pop Artist and Favorite Female Artist. Britney Spears got nominations for Favorite Music Fan Following, Favorite Pop Artist and Favorite Female Artist.

The full list of musical nominees below:

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