Sunday, May 19, 2013
Forty-two percent of people asked have an unfavorable view of the very hip, says a new poll.
A poll released by Public Policy Polling shows that a large percentage of Americans (42 percent) have an unfavorable opinion of “hipsters,” a group of men and women “unusually aware of and interested in new and unconventional patterns,” according to Merriam Webster. The Urban Dictionary says members of this subculture are “typically in their 20s and 30s” and “value independent thinking, counter-culture, progressive politics, indie-rock” and “witty banter.” Locally, data from the 2010 Census shows that only 19 percent of Montgomery County’s population is between the ages of 20 and 34. In Silver Spring though, nearly half of the residents in some parts of downtown—near the Metro (52 percent), between East-West Highway and Fenton Street (…
Thursday, February 23, 2012
The Pennsylvania-based gas station chain could be coming to this area.
News from the International Council of Shopping Centers Mid-Atlantic Conference has filtered out that Wawa, a convenience store/gas station chain, could be expanding into the DC area. Wawa has a strong following of customers in Pennsylvania, where it's based, and equally strong competition from Sheetz, a similar chain of gas stations. Often open 24-hours, the one-stop-shops both offer a surprisingly wide variety of made to order food that, from experience, isn't your typical gas station food. Would you like to see a Wawa in this area? How about a Sheetz? How about both? Take our poll and let us know!
Friday, February 3, 2012
Says it will continue to fund the organization.
The Susan G. Komen Foundation today reversed its decision from earlier this week to defund Planned Parenthood, saying it was sorry. On Tuesday the breast cancer support organization said it was pulling funding from Planned Parenthood because the group was under Federal investigation, and a recent internal policy change prohibited them from funding organizations under investigation. A Patch poll (not scientific) posted Thursday asking readers if they supported Komen's decision received more than 500 responses, which as of this writing were split exactly 50/50. Komen issued a statement today apologizing to its supporters. The statement begins: We want to apologize to the American public for recent decisions that cast doubt upon our …
Thursday, February 2, 2012
A new study finds that most of you do.
Don't be embarrassed. You can tell us. Have you ever used your phone while also, um, using the toilet? A new study finds that in fact 75 percent of us have. Perhaps not surprisingly, the highest rate of "toilet texting" (91 percent) is among those 28-35 years old. The study goes on to say that 1 in 5 men have even phoned into a business meeting while otherwise disposed. So fess up. Have you ever used your phone while in the bathroom?