PR Newswire Broadcast Minute for Thursday February 14, 2008

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Teens Less Likely to Download Illegally When They Know the Laws, MicrosoftSurvey Finds

Microsoft has announced the results of a new survey which found teenagersbetween seventh and tenth grades are less likely to illegally download contentfrom the Internet when they know the laws for downloading and sharing contentonline. About half of those teens, however, said they were not familiar withthese laws, and only eleven percent of them clearly understood the currentrules for downloading images, literature, music, movies and software. Teenswho were familiar with downloading rules credited their parents, T-V orstories in magazines and newspapers, and Web sites -- more so than theirschools -- as resources for information about illegal downloading.

The People Have Spoken: Oscar Favorites Chosen In Survey From Blockbuster

The Academy may hand out the Oscars, but it's the people whose hearts areultimately won by Academy Award winning performances. And the people havespoken. In a survey conducted by e-Rewards on behalf of Blockbuster, Americahas chosen the movies, actors and actresses they feel are most deserving of anAcademy Award. Among the top picks in the survey were: Johnny Depp for BestActor in "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street", and Ellen Page forBest Actress in "Juno". The Best Supporting Actor nod went to Philip SeymourHoffman in "Charlie Wilson's War", and Ruby Dee came out on top for her workin "American Gangster". Finally, the Best Picture winner in the survey was"No Country for Old Men".

Survey of Culinary Students Reveals Glimpse of Tomorrow's Menus

The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes has released asurvey of its students, providing a glimpse into where the next generation ofculinary professionals may take tomorrow's menus. The survey found thatculinary students want to serve dishes that are more globally diverse andconduct business in a more environmentally sensitive manner. More thanforty percent of students responding to the survey said they believe Spanishand South American cuisines have the most potential influence on future menus,while sixty-eight percent plan to include Italian fare and fifty-three percentwill include French food in their professional repertoire.

Why We Take It Off: Sexes Differ on Hair Removal, Nair Survey Shows

Who do you remove your hair for? A new survey by the makers of Nair,reveals that nearly all Americans remove hair from their bodies, and for thesame top reason: fifty-nine percent think they look better without it. But menand women show some surprising differences in their motivations and practices-- and both sexes reveal a gap between their hair removal practices and whattheir partners expect.

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