Applications to U.S. graduate schools from India climbed 12% this yearthe leading edge of a decade-long rise in applications from foreign students. The gains from India, however, have been tempered by declining interest from China, where the government’s increased investment in higher education is swaying more students to stay home. 

The Wall Street Journal

Through a hashtag search, Loews Hotels has compiled social media photos posted on hotelgoers’ personal accounts—and will now use the candid images in a series of upcoming ads. While this marketing ploy would feel like a major invasion of privacy for Boomers, Millennials are used to having their information out there anyway and will likely welcome the authentic campaign.

MediaPost

In a new survey, 34% of 18- to 34-year-olds said they sleep with their smartphones “on the bed,” compared to 14% of respondents overall. While most people keep their gadgets close by at night (with 55% saying “the nightstand”), Millennials are keen not to miss anything in the 10 seconds it takes to reach over.

Bank of America

Over the last five years, consumption of meat snacks increased by 18% among adults—and 18- to 24-year-olds are hoovering up beef jerky-style products more than any other age bracket. This is great news for Big Food brands that have bought up low-carb offeringsas consumers steer clear of the middle aisles of the grocery store.

Fortune

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