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Article ID: 708487

National Day of Unplugging: 5 Reasons to Digital Detox

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Ping! Swoosh! Chirp! In an “always on” world — where we’re constantly bombarded with emails, social media notifications, and other distractions — do you sometimes want to go where nobody knows your name? There may not be an app for that but thousands of people around the country have found something close: Sundown on March 1 kicks off the National Day of Unplugging, a 24-hour global respite from technology.

21-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST

Pop Culture


Article ID: 708405

Pottery reveals America’s first social media networks

Washington University in St. Louis

Long before Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook and even MySpace, early Mississippian Mound cultures in America’s southern Appalachian Mountains shared artistic trends and technologies across regional networks that functioned in similar ways as modern social media, suggests new research from Washington University in St. Louis.

20-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST

Article ID: 708354

Health-Related Google Searches Double in the Week Before ER Visits

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Patients were found to often be willing to share their Google search histories with medical researchers, revealing that many do searches on their health concerns long before deciding to go to the hospital.

20-Feb-2019 8:05 AM EST
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    13-Feb-2019 2:00 PM EST

Article ID: 707711

In Disasters, Twitter Influencers Get Out-Tweeted

University of Vermont

A first-of-its-kind study on Twitter use during 5 of the costliest U.S. natural disasters offers potentially life-saving insights. The research, in PLOS ONE, finds that Twitter users with small networks (100-200 followers) increase activity more than those with larger networks in these situations. It also finds that each disaster type (hurricanes, tornadoes, floods) has a unique pattern of social media use.

7-Feb-2019 11:30 AM EST

Article ID: 708049

In Defense of Millennials, the Global Generation

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

The word “millennial” isn’t exactly a compliment these days. The problem is, all the criticisms out there – “they’re too picky!” or “they’re entitled!” or “they spend all their money on lattes and avocado toast!” – have left it mostly with a negative connotation and rarely a positive one. Any praise for those born between 1981 and 1996 seems to be quickly drowned out by the headlines, memes, and social media posts reinforcing the same old stereotypes of an entire generation. But, in all fairness, millennials are also known to be altruistic, ambitious, and passionate about social injustices, more so than previous generations, many have argued. A USA Today article even described them as the most civic-minded generation in over half a century.

13-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST

Article ID: 707691

How Parents Can Help Teens Navigate Social Media

Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

Social media is a major source of stress for teens and parents sometimes feel like they are competing with smartphones to get their attention. But Dr. Arora says that families can benefit by installing guard rails around their kids' social media behavior.

7-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST

Article ID: 707656

Gulf Observing System Unveils New Website, Logo

Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System-Regional Association (GCOOS-RA)

Gulf Coast communities now have a new way to access coastal and ocean information about the Gulf of Mexico thanks to a new website developed by the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System (GCOOS).

6-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST

Article ID: 707278

AAE Launches Multifaceted, National Consumer Campaign Pilot With Digital Ads

American Association of Endodontists (AAE)

The AAE Launched a New Campaign Pilot That Stresses the Importance of Saving Natural Teeth and Seeking Care Offered by Dental Specialists Known as Endodontists.

31-Jan-2019 8:00 AM EST

Article ID: 707254

UAH professor says multigenerational teams could be an asset to companies

University of Alabama Huntsville

Dr. Pavica Sheldon, professor and chair of the Department of Communication Arts at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), offers insight into the four generations that comprise today's workforce.

30-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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