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“It’s not a drug, but it may as well be”: Expert opinions on whether kids are addicted to tech

Most people associate the word “addiction” with problems like gambling, alcoholism or drug abuse. But look at a child bent intently over the electric-blue glow of a smartphone, and it’s hard not to wonder whether we need to expand our definition of “addiction”.<p>The question of whether kids are …

Brain Imaging

The student taking selfies with the men who whistle and ask for sex

By Lindsay Brown <i>Newsbeat reporter</i><p><b>Student Noa Jansma has been taking selfies and posting them on Instagram with every man who harasses her in the street.</b><p>The 20-year-old from Amsterdam decided to do it as a month long project.<p>Noa told Newsbeat the treatment she's received ranges from wolf-whistling, …

Mobile Photography

You Need to Do These 2 Hard Things to Be Happy

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.Deep down you know this is true.You have to do hard things to be happy in life. The things most …

7 books to make your teaching more memorable

Memory underpins learning. And yet, as a profession, we talk about it so rarely. What gives? Here are 7 books to kindle that conversation:<p>1. Make it …

The 4 most brutal numbers in that poll showing the world hates Trump

The world doesn't have much regard for the president of the United States. That's the somewhat unsurprising takeaway from a massive new Pew study polling attitudes toward the United States in 37 countries, from Canada to Russia to South Africa. Isaac Stanley-Becker and Scott Clement have the big …

Donald Trump

6 questions for Attorney General Jeff Sessions

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Senate intelligence committee will grill Attorney General Jeff Sessions Tuesday afternoon, just as a slew of new questions about him have bubbled to the top of the Russia probes.<p>Former FBI Director James Comey launched Sessions into the spotlight with his own testimony last …

11 Fantastic TED Talks That Explain How Your Brain Works

Why are we the way that we are? Is there anything we can do to change the way we think, behave, and react? And even if we come to know how the brain …

Psychology

Donald Trump, would-be peace-broker, fundamentally misunderstands the history of Islam

This weekend, US president Donald Trump is traveling to the Middle East to deliver a speech about Islam. My bet is that within the first half of that speech—written by the Muslim-baiting Stephen Miller—he’ll brag about his <i>yuge</i> election victory, possibly leak some intelligence, and offend the entire …

Islam

13 of the best Stephen King short stories you've never read

I haven't managed to read all of Stephen King's novels yet — I'm still working on that — but I <i>have</i> read all of his short stories. All of the …

ABC, CBS and NBC refuse to air Trump advertisement over 'fake news' claim

ABC, CBS and NBC have joined CNN in refusing to air an advertisement that lists President Donald Trump's accomplishments during his administration's first 100 days while blaming the "fake news" media for not reporting on them.<p>A "fake news" graphic superimposed over the faces of news anchors was …

Mexico’s Revenge

By antagonizing the U.S.’s neighbor to the south, Donald Trump has made the classic bully’s error: He has underestimated his victim.<p>Leer este artículo en español.<p>When Donald Trump first made sport of thumping Mexico—when he accused America’s neighbor of exporting rapists and “bad hombres,” when he …

Trump on pace to surpass 8 years of Obama's travel spending in 1 year

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump's travel to his private club in Florida has cost over an estimated $20 million in his first 80 days as president, putting the president on pace in his first year of office to surpass former President Barack Obama's spending on travel for his entire eight years.<p>The …

Donald Trump

These 10 powerful mantras will give you a push when life is tough

Life can be hard sometimes. No matter who you are or what your circumstances, we all encounter tough times.<p>During times when life is tough, you may …

Kremlingate Creeps Closer to Trump

The noose of Kremlingate is tightening – and the scandal increasingly appears to tie Trump associates to a Russian campaign to subvert American …

The big mistake most people make when they receive negative feedback

Nobody enjoys getting negative feedback. When we receive an unflattering performance review from our boss or get turned down by a date, it’s human nature to try to feel better by dismissing the judgment as unreasonable or biased. And so, last month, when a federal judge blocked US president Donald …

Psychology

How scientists make people laugh to study humor

If you search on the Web of Science database for papers on the emotion of fear, you’ll get back 6,477 published papers. Search for papers on laughter …

Comedy

Wall Street Journal Editorial Harshly Rebukes Trump

The editorial page of The Wall Street Journal is known for its conservative tone, but an editorial the newspaper published online Tuesday night would stand out even in the pages of its left-leaning peers.<p>The editorial was an extraordinarily harsh rebuke of President Trump, calling him “his own …

Donald Trump

'This tweet didn't age well': Kellyanne Conway mocked for message about FBI probes as Trump inquiry confirmed

Kellyanne Conway has faced ridicule on social media for a tweet she posted five months ago that poked fun at Hillary Clinton's email saga.<p>The senior adviser to Donald Trump took a swipe at the Democratic presidential nominee on Twitter shortly before the election when James Comey, the FBI director, …

Donald Trump

Trump Is Defining the Presidency Down

The president may not realize it, but his conduct is making his office less powerful, less relevant and less influential.<p>It is probably too much to expect President Donald Trump to have read “Defining Deviancy Down,” the 1993 essay by the late New York Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Much noted at …

Donald Trump

Rep. Schiff: 'Circumstantial Evidence of Collusion' Between Trump Campaign, Russia

WASHINGTON — Despite denials from some top intelligence officials that there was any evidence of collusion between associates of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russian operatives while Moscow tried to interfere with the 2016 election, Rep. Adam Schiff on Sunday defended the House …

Anti-Trump billboard artist receives death threats

PHOENIX — Artist Karen Fiorito knew a backlash was bound to come. And it has.<p>Commissioned by a downtown Phoenix art gallery in January to create a billboard art piece that would comment on President Trump's administration, Fiorito said what she had in mind was going to stir up a …

Why is Donald Trump lunching with a Saudi war criminal while Yemenis are starving?

<b>Why is Trump eating with a Saudi war criminal when Yemenis are starving? (AP)</b><p>In addition to countless casualties, Saudi bombing has destroyed civilian infrastructure<p>Medea Benjamin<p>March 18, 2017 3:45pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>While President Trump sat down for a sumptuous …

Middle East

Science Says Children Become More Productive When Parents Do These 2 Things

This is the experience that makes workers really productive. It's also what will make your kids thrive in school and life.<p>You know that feeling you get when you're so absorbed in an activity that after a few hours have passed, it feels like only minutes? It's what we call being in a "state of flow" …

Study Skills

Donald Trump's disregard for words – and truth – is finally catching up with him | Lawrence Douglas

His surreal wiretapping allegations against Obama and the GCHQ – as well as his comments on ‘banning Muslims’ – cost him politically this week<p>The bizarre allegations did not come courtesy of Vladimir Putin. Their source was not a mayhem-spreading autocrat eager to drive a wedge between firm …

Donald Trump

4 reasons why people ignore facts and believe fake news

The new year has brought us the apparently new phenomena of fake news and alternative facts, in which black is white, up is down, and reality is up for grabs.<p>The inauguration crowds were the largest ever. No, that was not a "falsehood," proclaimed by Kellyanne Conway as she defended Sean Spicer's …

Fake News

Tribes & Traitors: What Happens When You Empathize with the Enemy?

This week on Hidden Brain, we return to our archives to ask <i>what happens when you empathize with your enemy? Why does reaching out to another tribe make our tribe so angry?</i> In order to get at this question, we talk with Israelis and Palestinians who took the radical step of empathizing with the …