On PR Newswire: Most Popular Jobs, Top Dog Breeds, #BeAnAstronaut Breaks Record
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Tinder, the world’s most popular app for meeting new people, just released its list of “Most Right-Swiped” jobs in the U.S. Pilots are the most right-swiped men on Tinder while Physical Therapists are the most right-swiped women. Founder/Entrepreneur, Teacher and Model ranked highly for both males and females. See the full release to see the other most popular occupations.
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Labrador Retriever lovers have spoken! The American Kennel Club (AKC), the nation’s largest purebred dog registry, announced on Feb. 22 that the intelligent, family friendly breed holds tight to the number one spot on the most popular list for the 25th consecutive year, continuing the longest reign as the nation’s top dog in AKC history. While the Lab is clearly America’s dog, the French Bulldog is poised for a takeover. The affectionate and playful breed continues to win the hearts of dog lovers everywhere, jumping three spots to number six in 2015. See the full release to learn what other dogs made the list.
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Girl Scouts of the USA announced on Feb. 23 the return of the National Girl Scout Cookie Recipe Contest, sponsored by Taste of Home, the leading multi-platform producer of information on food, cooking, and entertaining for home cooks around the world. From Feb. 26 through March 25, Girl Scout cookie enthusiasts can create and submit their favorite dessert recipes using the iconic cookies as ingredients, for the chance to win prizes ranging from $250 to $500, plus a spotlight feature in Taste of Home magazine. See the full release to learn more about the contest.
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More than 18,300 people applied to join NASA’s 2017 astronaut class, almost three times the number of applications received in 2012 for the most recent astronaut class, and far surpassing the previous record of 8,000 in 1978. “It’s not at all surprising to me that so many Americans from diverse backgrounds want to personally contribute to blazing the trail on our journey to Mars,” said NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden, himself a former astronaut. “A few exceptionally talented men and women will become the astronauts chosen in this group who will once again launch to space from U.S. soil on American-made spacecraft.” See the full release to learn more about how astronauts are chosen.
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The Harris Poll released on Feb. 18 its 17th annual Reputation Quotient (RQ) Summary Report, revealing corporate reputation ratings for the 100 most visible companies in the U.S., as perceived by the general public. Amazon reclaimed the top spot, marking the eighth consecutive year the online retailer has ranked in the top ten, while Volkswagen Group dropped to the bottom. The top 10 companies for corporate reputation in 2016 are (in order): Amazon, Apple, Google, USAA, Walt Disney Co., Publix Super Markets, Samsung, Berkshire Hathaway, Johnson & Johnson, and Kellogg Co. See the full release to see more about the survey.
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Larry Grady is online content manager at PR Newswire for Journalists. He has worked in business media for nearly 30 years and enjoys reality TV and daydreaming about travel and wine.