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Rigorous new scientific study: Link between kids screen time and their well-being is highly overstated

In a heavy-duty new scientific paper published this week, University of Oxford researchers argue that the association between adolescent well-being and digital technology use is tiny. Really tiny. From Scientific American:

(The paper by experimental psychologist Andrew Przybylski and grad student Amy Orben) reveals the pitfalls of the statistical methods scientists have employed and ...

Mental well-being took center stage at CES 2019

This week, the Las Vegas Convention Center was packed with many of the year’s biggest new devices. But over the last several years, The Sands has become the place where the real magic happens. The segment of the show known as Eureka Park is where the startups and accelerators congregate, often times showing off products ...

Why three friends chose to share their text therapy sessions with the internet

01.11.2019 · Posted in Health Articles, Technology Articles

What you say in therapy stays in therapy. That's the beauty of it. Except, however, in the case of three close friends, who tried out text therapy and decided to share their sessions with the entire internet, baring their souls for all the world to s... ...

Meditate, improve focus, and be happier in 2019: These courses and apps are on sale

01.11.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

New year, new you, new... brain? Before you ask, no — we're not going to force you through a Get Out-inspired transplant. We're merely recommending you subscribe to one of these seven affordable brain-training bundles and apps so that your mind... ...

Game of Thrones’ star Sophie Turner tweets a powerful thread about mental illness

01.10.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Sophie Turner's Twitter feed has plenty of Game of Thrones and X-Men retweets, plus a whole lot of A+ interaction with her co-star Maisie Williams.  But that's not all there is. SEE ALSO: Maisie Williams will be Sophie Turner's bridesmaid becaus... ...

Snapchat survey finds that Snapchat makes people happy

01.09.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Nothing brings joy like a grotesquely distorted face filter. According to a Snap-commissioned survey focused on how social media makes people feel, 95 percent of Snapchat users said using the app makes them feel "happy."  Commissioning studies i... ...

Investors and entrepreneurs need to address the mental health crisis in startups

Jake Chapman Contributor Share on Twitter Jake Chapman is a managing partner at Alpha Bridge Partners. More posts by this contributor Driving the new American century Specialization, Polymaths And The Pareto Principle In A Convergence Economy Colin Kroll, was the co-founder of Vine and HQ Trivia, both consumer sensations that brought joy to millions; Anthony ...

Mental wellness startup Wisdo launches with $11 million in funding

Social media has lately been linked to mental health issues, with a recent study showing a causal relationship between the use of social media and depression and loneliness. Wisdo, which just raised $11 million in seed funding from Intel Capital and a handful of angel investors, aims to connect and support people in some of their ...

Apple puts third-party screen time apps on notice

A number of app developers building third-party screen time trackers and parental control applications are worried that Apple’s increased scrutiny of their apps in recent weeks is not a coincidence. With Apple’s launch of iOS 12, the company has implemented its own built-in screen time tracking tools and controls. Not long after, developers’ third-party screen ...