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Satya Nadella Rewrites Microsoft’s Code

Microsoft’s CEO has stopped infighting, restored morale, and created more than $250 billion in market value. All it took was focusing on what matters most.<p>Satya Nadella’s corner office, on the fifth floor of Building 34 at Microsoft’s Redmond, Washington, headquarters, features a can’t-miss 84-inch …

Computer Science

Commentary: The age-old currency of modern dating

SINGAPORE: Times are changing for Singapore’s dating scene. More and more people are meeting through the latest smartphone apps.<p>It seems more people …

Psychology

The Surprising Way Social Media Boosts Romantic Commitment

<i>Welcome back to The Attraction Doctor</i><p>Source: Nykonchuk Oleksii/Shutterstock<p>Keeping a partner committed and connected are important considerations for …

Social Media

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.<p>One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an …

Social Media

The Ugly Evolution of Cyberbullying

How we progressed from passive-aggressive Myspace bulletins to kids creating two Instagram profiles—one for their friends, another for their bullies.<p>Myspace bulletins were the original Facebook status: whiny letters that all your followers could read. When I was 14, I sent out a passive-aggressive …

Social Media

Susan Wojcicki Has Transformed YouTube—But She Isn’t Done Yet

To outmaneuver traditional TV—and secure Google’s future—YouTube’s CEO must satisfy homegrown creators, risk-averse advertisers, Hollywood celebs, and a billion-plus viewers.<p>Outside of the Jacob Javits Convention Center on New York’s far West Side—where YouTube is hosting the Brandcast, its annual …

Advertising

“Airbnb’s Sheryl Sandberg” Is the Valley’s Quiet Superpower

<b>Belinda Johnson knew</b> a decision needed to be made quickly. She pulled her boss, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky, into a small conference room in the …

The first social media suicide

In May of last year, a teenager in a dreary suburb of Paris live-streamed her own suicide – and acquired a morbid kind of digital celebrity. By Rana Dasgupta<p>‘I’ve seen people die,” Océane said, during one of the online broadcasts she made just before her end. “Frankly that’s not what shocks you. A …

Reality TV

Why Behavioral Economics is Cool, and I’m Not

Here are some of my favorite surprising studies. What do they have in common?<p>People are more likely to buy jam when they’re presented with 6 flavors …

Psychology

#FOMO Leads To Depression And Anxiety In Teen Social Media Users

A report revealed that most teenagers today suffer from the fear of missing out or FOMO which is generated when they use social media.<p>Experts from …

Why We Can't Stop Listening to Sad Songs

Last Friday, British pop sensation Adele debuted her new music video for her latest song, <i>"</i>Hello."The track is quintessentially Adele, which means it …

Biographies

The Future of Social Media Will Be Built With Positive Psychology

Imagine that the internet is a lake. Its levels continue to rise as it grows bigger and bigger. Each social internet giant (Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Kickstarter, etc.) is a speedboat in this lake creating constant waves. Watching the yearly statistics of social media is like watching these …

Social Media
Psychology

Do You Need a Social Media Detox?

• shares<p><i>Theresa Byrne says we are engaging in the biggest global social experiment the world has ever seen: Social Media.</i> <i></i><p>Anyone who has ever taken …

Slipping Away

Robin Giles felt like she was missing a joke. It was Christmas morning in 2012, and she and her husband, Joël, were going through familiar traditions …

Alzheimer's Disease