It's no secret that sex and violence are very present in media. While many people complain about it, they also tend to see it as inevitable. There is a commonly held belief that "sex and violence sell." However,  results in a recent meta-study showed that sex and viole...

 

 

 

Be careful when putting plastic covered food in the microwave, you could be creating a health hazard!

 

Make sure you do your research on plastics and follow directions closely. It's not good enough to presume an entire category of plastics is safe just because one pr...

 

Over the last 30 years, there has been a decrease in traffic fatalities, largely due to technological advances such as anti-lock braking, airbags, improved seatbelts and child restraints. However, new and distracting technology has also been introduced into our lives,...

 

The option to "tap" your credit or debit card was introduced a few years ago and is expanding quickly. How exactly does this work? These RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) cards send a code to a retailer's "reader" when you agree to make a purchase. The information...

Many of us would assume that adolescents who spend less time playing video games (and computer-based games) have better social adjustment then those who spend more hours playing. Makes sense, right? We would probably also assume that kids who do not play these games at...

Do we live in a society that eschews long-term planning in favour of short-term gratification? Yes, according to a new book by author Paul Roberts. In “The Impulse Society: America in the Age of Instant Gratification” Roberts paints a picture of a society that prefers...

 

A recent article in Maclean’s Magazine highlights the growing popularity of making friends online. While many people are well acquainted with the idea of online dating, the world of friendship sites remains a mystery. I did not know such sites existed, and they would...

Do you feel sad after visiting Facebook? Researchers at the University of Austria have found that spending time on Twitter and Facebook can make us feel more depressed then if we were just browsing non-social media sites, even if we felt fine before. The researchers ga...

A study recently published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that around 11 percent of smokers who participated in a texting-based smoking cessation intervention program were able to abstain from using cigarettes six months after the start of the pro...

If it rains on your friend in New York, does it make you less happy in San Diego?

 

The answer is “yes”, according to James Fowler, a social scientist at the University of California. Fowler and his team of researchers spent three years examining Facebook posts by more...

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