Valerie Rasmussen

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Trump blocking people on Twitter is childish, but it's hardly a 1st Amendment violation

Despite pleas from across the political spectrum that he stop his 140-character outbursts, President Trump can't stop tweeting. Indeed, he has defended his incessant online exclamations as essential to the conduct of his office. "My use of social media is not Presidential," he tweeted earlier this …

Social Media

In Sync We Trust: Pop Music's History of Lip-Syncing (and Lying About It)

How would you feel if you paid big money to see a concert and found out that the artist was lip-synching through it? Your reaction might depend on …

Music

Sorry — Pop Music Sounds The Same Because You Want It That Way

<i>Love Curiosity? Subscribe to our email to get our stories delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.</i><p>Does it ever seem like pop music on the radio …

Why musicians are so angry at the world’s most popular music streaming service - The Washington Post

With the money from CDs and digital downloads disappearing, the music industry has pinned its hope for the future on online song streaming, which now …

The adolescent brain and the deadly side of social media

The spread of harmful ideas is nothing new.<p>Teenagers and young adults have always done silly and rather dangerous things because, let's face it, …

Facebook is re-sculpting our memory

For much of history, the only way to chronicle life was to write about it. Now, many of us take selfies on our smartphones to share on Facebook, and create picturesque albums of our daily meals on Instagram. And as the mediums we use to recall and review the past change, so do our very …

Social Media

Facebook

Recently on Twitter, there’s a rising trend called “#adulting,” has been developing, which in a nutshell, is to do grown up things and to hold adult …

The Adderall Diaries: Focusing on dangers of ADHD medication abuse in teens

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Depression takes a toll on teenagers

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Swimming in sexism

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The elephant in the room

<b>Being a girl:</b><p>I love being a girl. I love everything about being a girl. I love dressing up. I love being able to embrace my femininity.<p>I hate how …