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Dec 7, 2016

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Christina

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The FBI Is Investigating Me Because I Tweeted A Joke About Fake News

This is a story about how the FBI came to investigate a joke I tweeted about fake news.

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Elders who use tech tools feel less lonely, more physically fit, Stanford study finds

Forget bingo and shuffleboard. Use of computers and cellphones is linked to higher levels of mental and physical well-being among those over age 80, according to new Stanford research.  And these elders — dubbed “the oldest old,” a generation typically ignored by the youth-obsessed tech industry —...

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Nov 30, 2016

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Christina

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Raising media-savvy kids in an era of fake news

This just in! Breaking news! You don't want to miss THIS!

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Nov 9, 2016

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Christina

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Why you believe everything your Facebook friends tell you

This funny Facebook post has been making the rounds:

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Oct 26, 2016

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Christina

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Selfies hurt self-esteem. No, they help. Scientists can't make up their minds

We're living in the age of the selfie. But is that a good thing?

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Posted:
Oct 17, 2016

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Remi

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You Are What You Tweet

The study, published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research Public Health and Surveillance, used Twitter as a way to gain insight into the health of people in neighborhoods across the U.S. “Increasingly we’re seeing more and more studies looking at health beyond just disease, incorporating...

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Sep 14, 2016

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Christina

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Why Can’t Twitter Do What Instagram Just Did?

INSTAGRAM NOW OFFERS a tool that automatically blocks comments if they include certain abusive words. It’s a wonderfully simple way of dealing with the harassment and the other nastiness that plagues so many of today’s online social networks, including the photo-happy, Facebook-owned Instagram. And...

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How Parents Harnessed the Power of Social Media to Challenge EpiPen Prices

After Mellini Kantayya, an actress who lives in Brooklyn, chatted with her Facebook friends in July about the high cost of EpiPens, she knew she had to do something.  A friend in Connecticut, the mother of a child with food allergies, was facing a $600 bill for the product, an injector that...

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Aug 23, 2016

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Deirdre

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Choosing this Instagram filter could mean you're depressed

Researchers from Harvard and the University of Vermont have found that Instagram photos can be analyzed to screen for depression. The scientists used the photos' attributes, including brightness and color, to correctly identify which participants suffered from depression at a betterrate than the...

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Federal Officials Seek To Stop Social Media Abuse Of Nursing Home Residents

Federal health regulators have announced plans to crack down on nursing home employees who take demeaning photographs and videos of residents and post them on social media.

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