Martin Ackerman

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Martin Ackerman is a freelance writer and current editor originally from Staten Island, NY. His university schooling focused on English education and Japanese. He has a (not so secret) passion for art history and political science. When he isn't writing or editing you can find him at sci-tech conventions, building the latest LEGO city or pampering his cat, Tea. You can follow him on Twitter @MarMackerman.

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About Martin Ackerman

Martin Ackerman is a freelance writer and current editor originally from Staten Island, NY. His university schooling focused on English education and Japanese. He has a (not so secret) passion for art history and political science. When he isn't writing or editing you can find him at sci-tech conventions, building the latest LEGO city or pampering his cat, Tea. You can follow him on Twitter @MarMackerman.

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Study Finds That Viewing Others’ Selfies Is Bad For Self-Esteem

Hot on the trails of a study that found that posting selfies is good for your mental health comes one saying that viewing other peoples’ selfies can be bad for your self-esteem. Basically, science can’t make up it’s mind about social media. The new study, by researchers at Penn State, found that viewing other peoples’ […]

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Uber Takes Aim at Flying Car Market

Flying cars are a science fiction staple and an ubiquitous sign of the “future.” While we are no closer to having freeways in the sky than we were 16 years ago, some still believe we can make it happen. Like Uber. The ride sharing company released a lengthy report describing their plan to make flying […]

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Fewer Stores Closing for Thanksgiving

For years, big box stores and their much smaller counterparts have kept their doors open on Thanksgiving Day. Then they found out the hard way that many people want to spend Thanksgiving with friends and family, so they elected to save the crazy deals for the morning after. Now, half these stores are closing up […]

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The Workplace Version of Facebook

“Facebooking at work” is a phrase used to describe slacking off instead of getting stuff done. But that could be changing very soon. Facebook has finally released their workplace version, simply called Workplace. Workplace will allow users to message each other. It has a lot of the same functions that Facebook normally has, but with […]

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Dutch Startup Wants to Revolutionize How We Find Info on the Web

Finding worthwhile information on the Internet can be tough, especially if you don’t really know where to look. Short of research training though, most people have to rely on what search engines or social media networks offer up when they want to find information about a topic. A new Dutch startup, DOT.world, wants to help […]

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The Future of the Republican Party

There’s no doubt about it: the Republican Party is falling apart. Between Paul Ryan and other GOP members publicly denouncing Donald Trump, the conservative presidential candidate no longer stands a chance at winning the Oval Office. To make matters worse, new sexual assault allegations keep emerging, less than a month before Election Day. On the […]

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New Study Suggests Deadlines Are Inefficient

According to a study from professors at the Walter J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, deadlines lead to more mistakes. Professors looked at patent applications from thousands of firms over several decades, and what they found was that paperwork filed close to its due date was both more complex and had more mistakes. […]

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Columbia University to Host Annual Social Enterprise Conference

The Tamer Center for Social Enterprise (part of the Columbia School of Business) is gearing up to host its annual Social Enterprise Conference this Friday. The conference will focus on how to address environmental and social concerns from a business standpoint. Several Fortune 500 companies will be participating in the event, including Microsoft, IBM, Propel, […]

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China’s Economic Slowdown Could Cause a Global Crisis

Ken Rogoff, former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, believes that China’s economy is slowing down much faster than official numbers are showing. In an interview with BBC News, Rogoff stated that China’s slowdown is the greatest threat to the global economy. Analysts are particularly concerned with the country’s rising debt problem. “If you […]

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Axel Springer Entering the American Market

Digital publishing giant Axel Springer just bought Business Insider for $343 million. The Berlin-based company acquired Business Insider in an attempt to expand their global outreach efforts. Their latest target? The American market. It all started in 2012 when Axel Springer teamed up global growth investment firm General Atlantic. General Atlantic CEO Bill E. Ford […]

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