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Why you should try micro mastery

August 23rd, 2019 at 11:22 am » Comments Off

The wellness case for learning new skills In the summer of 2016 I was very unhappy. I was coming up on my year anniversary of living in London, where we had moved from Brooklyn for my husband’s job, but I still felt pitifully lonely and poorly adjusted to the culture. I reentered therapy, tried to […]



Baby Boomers on a drinking binge

August 22nd, 2019 at 11:42 am » Comments Off

New research shows that one in 10 of them over 65 engages in college-style drinking behavior Binge drinking is often portrayed as a college thing. But this risky form of imbibing actually declined among U.S. university students from 2005 to 2014. It is now most prevalent among people from 25 to 34 and is increasing […]



How K-Beauty conquered the West

August 17th, 2019 at 2:12 am » Comments Off

Kimchi, K-pop, and K-dramas. Welcome to Hallyu 2.0, in which everyone in the West is losing their minds over all things Korean. Playing a starring role is a glorious onslaught of Korean beauty products, with the K-Beauty market now valued at over $13 billion, and $7.2 billion of which is from facial skin care alone. […]



Robot racism? Yes, says a study showing humans’ biases extend to robots

August 15th, 2019 at 11:46 am » Comments Off

“Robots And Racism,” a study conducted by the Human Interface Technology Laboratory in New Zealand and published by the country’s University of Canterbury, suggests people perceive physically human-like robots to have a race and therefore apply racial stereotypes to white and black robots. Have you ever noticed the popularity of white robots? You see them […]



Italy wants to treat phone addicts like drug addicts and send teens to rehab

August 6th, 2019 at 11:09 am » Comments Off

A politician from Italy’s hard-right governing party is pushing legislation to combat teens’ “addiction” to their phones. The bill proposes courses in schools and a public awareness campaign, plus “re-education” in health centers for worst-case scenarios. Oxford psychologist Andrew Przybylski said the proposed law was a bad idea, and pointed to tech “addiction boot-camps” in […]



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