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November 19, 2021
by Tina Arnoldi

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Negative Mental Health Impact From Ignoring Friends for Your Phone

November 19, 2021 08:12 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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A recent study found a link between depression and social anxiety on increased phubbing. It also showed that smartphone usage during face-to-face interactions can be problematic and harmful in friendships. “Results showed that those with higher levels of depression, social anxiety, and neuroticism were significantly related to greater friend phubbing while agreeableness was negatively related to friend phubbing.” [More]

September 29, 2021
by Elizabeth Pratt

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Refugees Who Want To Settle In West Least Likely To Hold Extremist Views

September 29, 2021 08:00 by Elizabeth Pratt  [About the Author]

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Refugees who wish to settle in Western countries are less likely to have extreme political and religious views. A study published in Psychological Science surveyed 1000 Syrian refugees living in Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan. The researchers found that the majority of refugees were more motivated to return home to Syria than to migrate to Western countries, but those who did want to move to the West were less likely to hold extremist views. [More]

September 24, 2021
by Tina Arnoldi

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Google Assistant Wants To Be Your Friend

September 24, 2021 07:53 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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In recent news on Google’s blog, they announced that, in addition to being your personal assistant, Google is taking another step to becoming an integral part of your life. LaMDA, a conversation technology, is intended to have conversations about any topic without giving the same answer twice. [More]

August 6, 2021
by Tina Arnoldi

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Can You Make Better Decisions by Going With Your Gut?

August 6, 2021 07:52 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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Decision making is a unique human ability. It is the opportunity to define and shape one's future, based on past experiences and environment. Before we make a decision, we review the pros and cons of each option that has been presented for consideration. Many people believe that following a certain evaluation process helps us identify the best possible choice. However, a new study from the University of London found that going with your gut can result in better decision making than using detailed methods. [More]

July 23, 2021
by Tina Arnoldi

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Marketers Spend 62% Of Their Time on “Work About Work”

July 23, 2021 08:45 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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In today’s globalized, digital world, work is an ever-increasing part of our lives. Project management platform Asana released a new report based on interviews with over 13,000 knowledge workers. ‘Work about work’ is dominating people’s day, pushing meaningful work to the sidelines and resulting in people being overwhelmed and experiencing burnout. [More]

July 2, 2021
by Tina Arnoldi

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Back-to-Back Meetings Are Bad For Your Brain

July 2, 2021 08:26 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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A 2021 study conducted by Microsoft concluded that back-to-back meetings are a “disaster” for productivity and mental health. The study was carried out by analyzing the brain activity of employees who volunteered to be hooked up to EEG, with one group sticking with consecutive meetings while the other had breaks in between. [More]