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Limiting social media use reduced loneliness and depression in new experiment – TechCrunch

Limiting social media use reduced loneliness and depression in new experiment – TechCrunch The idea that social media can be harmful to our mental and emotional well-being is not a new one, but little has been done by researchers to directly measure the effect; surveys and correlative studies are at …

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Investors are waking up to the emotional struggle of startup founders – TechCrunch

Investors are waking up to the emotional struggle of startup founders – TechCrunch Mahendra Ramsinghani Contributor Mahendra Ramsinghani is the founder of Secure Octane, a Silicon Valley-based cybersecurity seed fund. More posts by this contributor Is Symantec getting ready to buy Splunk? Can the security community grow up? As the …

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Empathy technologies like VR, AR, and social media can transform education – TechCrunch

Empathy technologies like VR, AR, and social media can transform education – TechCrunch Jennifer Carolan Contributor In The Better Angels of Our Nature, Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker makes the case for reading as a “technology for perspective-taking” that has the capacity to not only evoke people’s empathy but also expand …

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Phone-addicted teens aren’t as happy as those who play sports and hang out IRL, new study suggests

To no parent’s surprise, too much smartphone use makes teens unhappy. So says a new study from San Diego State University, which pulled data from over one million 8th-, 10th-, and 12th-graders in the U.S. showing teens who spent more time on social media, gaming, texting and video-chatting on their phones …

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