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Use of Spanish Declines Among Latinos in Major U.S. Metros

More than 37 million Latinos in the U.S. speak Spanish at home, making it the country’s most common non-English language. But while the number of Latinos who speak Spanish at home continues to increase due to the overall growth of the Latino population, the share of Latinos who speak the language has declined over the past decade or so: 73% of Latinos spoke Spanish at home in 2015, down from 78% in 2006, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of Census Bureau data. The national decline in Spanish use among Latinos extended to all of the top 25 U.S. metro areas with the largest population of Latinos ages 5 and older. The San Antonio-New Braunfels and Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale metro areas h

App Time for Nap Time: The Parennials Are Here

When Anne Halsall, 34, brought her first son home from the hospital in 2012, she eagerly followed the best advice about breast-feeding. Her son, however, kept losing weight — first a little, then a lot. “It was a dark time for me,” she said. After getting conflicting advice from experts, Ms. Halsall, a Chicago native who was living in San Francisco with her fiancée, then did what many frustrated new mothers do these days. She turned to Google. “That’s when I realized I was a second-class citizen in the eyes of the internet,” she said. “I tried to download an app for breast-feeding, and they were all clearly made by men, and they were all horrible.” So Ms. Halsall, an engineer, wrote he

10 Social Media Trends to Prepare for in 2018

In the past year, a number of significant stories involved social media: Facebook lured Snapchat users to Instagram, the president of the United States communicated official policy positions in 140 characters and Apple announced plans to alter the way we interact with our mobile devices. Next year, social media is poised to create even more disruption as a number of new technological advancements go mainstream, and as social norms related to social media change. Here are the top 10 social media trends to prepare for as 2018 draws near. 1. Rise of augmented reality At the first-ever event hosted in the Steve Jobs Theater, Apple announced the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X. Both devices incorporate

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