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Love of Robots + Love of People = New Job

By Staff
Posted: Dec 15, 2011

It’s a safe bet that the job title “Social Roboticist” didn’t exist a decade ago. Or maybe even five years. Who knows. Who cares. It exists today, and Heather Knight is one of them (and maybe the only one…for now, at least).

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Job title demystified: 24-year-old Village President

By Staff
Posted: Dec 14, 2011

It’s not every politician who will work for free. Except maybe the politicos from the under 30 side of the aisle, according to a NYT recent profile of the newbie political activist, a.k.a Village President—a.k.a. Mayor—of South Orange, NJ. For Alex Torpey, 24, it was a logical offshoot of the interests he followed just a few years out of Hampshire College
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Get your Farming On

By Staff
Posted: Dec 13, 2011

Dust off your overalls (or buy some in the first place), this movement is gaining strength, folks. No, we’re not talking about Occupy Wall Street… this movement is of the organic food variety. Yes, farming is a real, viable job option, and more and more young people are getting into the action, NPR reported. Astute Dig This Gig readers will recognize
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And a “Conlanger” does what exactly?

By Staff
Posted: Dec 12, 2011

Conlanger. n. —  Someone who constructs new languages.  Suggested education background: Linguistics. Must love: Words. Giddy about syntax a plus. Out there, but true. Yes, this is a real job, and possibly one on the rise, in part, thanks to—what else—Hollywood. “Today, a desire in Hollywood to infuse fantasy and science-fiction movies, television series and video games with a sense of believability
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Turning trash into fuel and into jobs

By Staff
Posted: Dec 10, 2011

A reported 135 million (Million!) tons of trash are dumped into U.S. landfills each year. Yes, that includes your old armchair, used mattress and discarded beer cans. But what if all that trash could be made into something productive? What if, instead of just sitting there, there was a way to harness some good out of what is otherwise an
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