‘Digital wellness lady’ wants students to unplug or at least look up

April 23, 2017

… usually in the form of social anxiety. Learning to unplug Shaquille Cook, 23, graduated from Liberty University two years ago and still works at the school as an adviser but in a recent phone call he was still as excited about the digital detox program as when he was a student-worker at the center. Before he graduated with a degree in psychology in 2015, he wrote a review on the center’s Facebook page: “This center is focused on preparing people for a healthy digital life as well as …

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William and Harry talk to Kate about the impact of their mum’s death

April 22, 2017

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry have spoken candidly about the impact of Princess Diana’s death on the their mental health in a new film as part of their Heads Together campaign to end mental health stigma. In the film above streamed on Facebook Live on the Royal Family’s account the three royals talk about the various pressures they’ve experienced in life, and the importance of speaking openly about mental health. Prince Harry says he thinks people …

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Man serenades barista with magical song about Unicorn Frappuccinos, gets a free one

April 22, 2017

… “Close my eyes, begin to say, can I get one in a grande?” Harlan sang. The barista, stunned by his mellifluous singing voice, happily obliged. According to Harlan’s Facebook post, he got the Frappuccino for free. Nice work! More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsUnstoppable Tube Profits Unstoppable Tube Profit shows you how to make cash using the power of YouTube videos.Push Response PRO Push Response UpgradeFacebook Ads Marketing On Steroids Done For You Special …

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Bike-sharing companies keep finding that people are terrible, in every city they enter

April 22, 2017

… believed that they could just hold on to a bicycle. Mashable could not reach Ofo for this story. But the company has encouraged Singaporean users to report issues through a email and form link, which it posted on Facebook: It also posted an image of a report made to the police about a viral video, which showed a man throwing an ofo bike on the ground: Bike providers have introduced demerit systems. Earlier this month, oBike also introduced a demerit system, similar to that of its competitor, …

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Utah Physician Says She’ll Happily Do The Job Jason Chaffetz Won’t

April 20, 2017

… common purpose to oppose what [President Donald Trump] stands for. paid, out-of-state protesters. Then came Chaffetzs comment that low-income Americans In just two days, Allen Crowdpac fundraising page, with more than 14,000 individual donations, including from former television talk-show host In a post to Facebook,Chaffetz said he planned to spend more time with his family and return to the private sector. He also said he has no ulterior motives, that he is confident he would have been …

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How prisons keep their suicidal inmates on watch

April 20, 2017

… from the fourth floor of an Ohio courthouse in an apparent suicide, according to police. Hernandez was reportedly placed on suicide watch in 2015 after he was convicted for the murder of Odin Lloyd, for which he was serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole. But there has been no indication he was on suicide watch. An investigation into his death is ongoing. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. The recent inmate …

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Make it a crime to show killing on Facebook

April 18, 2017

(CNN)A manhunt continues for Steve Stephens, who is suspected of shooting dead 74-year-old Robert Godwin on Sunday near Cleveland, and then posting a video of the killing to Facebook. People are calling it a sad statement about social media. No question: it is. Given that live broadcast via social media is here to stay, with Facebook as just the beginning, there’s really no easy way to prevent the next fame-hungry criminal from simulcasting a senseless act of violence. Replay …

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Celebrate Easter with this Goldendoodle wearing a basket on its head

April 17, 2017

… other occasions too, using its plastic perimeter to create a popcorn bowl, or a martini glass. SEE ALSO: Extremely excited dog adorably fails his Crufts agility competition The dog has amassed a following on Facebook and Instagram by flashing her quirky facial expressions, extolling her love of happy hour, and dropping cheesy puns such as, “Anybunny eggcited?!?” Murphy’s owners, who asked to withhold their names, said they came up with the Easter basket idea a few weeks ago …

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This banker’s relationship advice to grad school students is going viral

April 12, 2017

… the fancy title, the foosball table in the break room… they’re all very exciting. But in most cases, that’s not what makes for a fulfilling career. You would want to join an organization whose values match yours,” she said She brought back memories of Sheryl Sandberg’s stirring commencement speech at Stanford University last year where the Facebook COO credited success in personal life and career to ‘3 Ps’ Personalization, Pervasiveness, Permanence. …

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When Heroin Almost Took My Life, My Phone Saved It

April 10, 2017

… through Facebook and Twitter. Through social media and articles I read, I learned that addiction is a chronic brain illness. Online, people were speaking up about their experience, breaking the silence of addiction. Id found my tribe and it fit in my back pocket, or right in the palm of my hand. My phone is how I found out my friends were dying of the health problem that I had. Early in my recovery, I lost four people who were very close to me, all within 3 months. One, Nick, was an aspiring …

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Go vegan, save the planet

April 9, 2017

… take climate change. An assessment by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations indicated the contribution of the livestock sector to global greenhouse gas emissions exceeds that of transportation. Join us on Twitter and Facebook Choosing plant-based diets can promote environmental sustainability. It is rare that a single choice of ours can have a broad and decisive impact on the climate crisis. We have a moral imperative to choose and advocate for plant-based …

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Foul-mouthed chatbot wants to help women close the pay gap

April 5, 2017

Image: Ryzhi / shutterstock If you’re a woman who gets tongue-tied when asking for a raise or is too nervous to even bring up the subject with your boss it’s time to meet this new equal pay chatbot. SEE ALSO: The mentors and the role they play in Silicon Valley She’s your new foul-mouthed best friend on Facebook who can quickly guide you through the practical and professional terrors of asking for more money. She does this exceptionally well because her persona is based on …

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Sheryl Sandberg launches #20PercentCounts campaign for equal pay

April 5, 2017

Image: getty images Maybe it comes as a shocker, or not, but on average, in America? Women are paid 20 percent less than men are. That’s the message Facebook COO Sheryl Sandbergwhose other claims to fame include writing Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Leadhas for you to know, to understand, and to act on. SEE ALSO: No assholes allowed at Facebook’s big conference Timed with Equal Pay Day on April 4, Sandberg’s launching a new campaign titled #20PercentCounts, People …

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Facebook Stories aren’t anonymous, and that’s a bad thing

April 4, 2017

Image: Vicky Leta/Mashable Facebook’s new “Stories” update is here, and it ruins the best part about the entire social network: Mindlessly plumbing your friends’ lives without fear of getting caught. When you watch a friend’s Story which exists for 24 hours and is comprised of one or more photos or short videos that friend will know you’re creeping. This is how Stories work on basically every platform that supports them (Snapchat, Instagram), but in the …

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Celebrities like Steve Martin, Gordon Ramsey teach online classes

April 3, 2017

… round will also boost awareness of the program. With the new funding (making a total of $56.4 million already raised), MasterClass has been pushing hard with ads geared towards young professionals on places like Facebook and YouTube. “We’re an online education platform, so most of our advertising is done online,” a company spokesman said. “We try to target prospective students who might have an interest in a particular class topic or instructor.” It’s unclear …

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There’s no need for April Fools’ Day because we’re living in a fake news nightmare

April 2, 2017

… election news stories had such high engagement they actually outperformed real news on Facebook. During the most critical time of the election campaign, the 20 top-performing fake election stories generated 8.7 million engagements on Facebook far outstripping the 7.3 million engagement garnered by mainstream news. Among the top-performing stories were headlines like “Hillary sold weapons to ISIS” and “FBI Agent Suspected in Hillary Email Leaks Found Dead”. Since then, …

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Facebook now lets you create personal fundraisers for yourself, friends, and family

March 31, 2017

Image: Facebook If you’re hoping to raise money for a good cause, but it isn’t tied to a specific organization, Facebook just changed the game. The social media giant has expanded its fundraisers tool, now letting users create personal fundraiser pages to raise money for themselves, friends, and people or things not on Facebook. Previously, users could only raise money for a registered nonprofit on the platform. SEE ALSO: Facebook creates Community Help tool so users can aid each …

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How not to help mums breastfeed: Give them an aggravating unhelpful chatbot

March 28, 2017

Image: vicky leta / mashable Nursing a baby at 3 a.m. especially when it’s not going well can lead you down a Google rabbit hole. When all you want is for your baby to stop crying so you can both get back to sleep, getting hold of reliable and relevant information as soon as possible is vital. In an effort to help out new nursing parents at exactly this dark hour, Public Health England (PHE) has launched an interactive Facebook Messenger chatbot to encourage longer breastfeeding …

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Social media has turned me into a sexual oversharer

March 24, 2017

… sexual escapade. “Rachel,” my new housemate said without a hint of a smile. “That is too much information for me. Seriously.” SEE ALSO: Facebook’s Snapchat clone is perfect for laying down thirst traps for crushes She wasn’t being coy, or faux-polite. The look on her face told me she really didn’t want to hear about the graphic intricacies of any of my sexual experiences. I don’t blame her. I had assumed that someone I barely knew would want to …

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In coach’s rant, a lesson for parents and athletes

March 23, 2017

(CNN)If you’ve been on Facebook this week, chances are you’ve seen someone share comments made by Geno Auriemma, coach of the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team. UConn hasn’t lost a game in more than two years and is in play for a fifth consecutive national title. Even after more than 30 years as head coach at UConn, Auriemma said that recruiting “enthusiastic kids is harder than it’s ever been.” In the video, he said that …

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Police: Hunt continues for armed teacher who kidnapped student

March 20, 2017

… an official reprimand issued to Cummins indicated that Elizabeth had been in his classroom for a half-hour earlier that day. Teacher fired last week Maury County Public Schools officials have been quiet about the incident. There doesn’t appear to be any word about the missing student on the school’s website or Facebook account. The school’s website recently listed Cummins as part of the health science faculty at the Culleoka Unit School, the site has been updated and …

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Super exclusive dating app thinks it’s found a way to stop ghosting

March 19, 2017

… other features like your stats (popularity, pickiness, etc), a customizable profile and an actual human concierge. SEE ALSO: The internet baes who ‘breadcrumb’ you and never meet you in person The League isnt the first to offer read receipts, of course. OKCupid offers them as part of their A-List paid tier, and obviously theyre on Facebook and tons of straight up messaging apps. Yet ghosting still happens all the time, and we all still seem to be peeved by it. So will this new …

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Facebook is bullying the hell out of Snapchatand it’s working

March 19, 2017

Image: Bob Al-Greene/Mashable For Facebook, Snapchat isn’t an app to be feared. It’s a featureto be absorbed. The world’s largest social network relentlessly taunts Snap Inc., their much-smaller competitor, known mostly for its disappearing messages app, by lifting Snap’s core functionality, and dumping it into a variety of products it doesn’t really belong. Who knows what Facebook’s really thinkingthe company tends to promote its features with fluff about …

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The sequels that should never have been made – BBC News

March 18, 2017

… pure brilliance of its title, a special mention also go to Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel. If the next instalment of The Equalizer isn’t called The Sequelizer (and, if there’s a third, The Threequelizer) we’re going to be bitterly disappointed. Follow us on Facebook, on Twitter @BBCNewsEnts, or on Instagram at bbcnewsents. If you have a story suggestion email entertainment.news@bbc.co.uk. …

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‘My zookeeper daughter was mauled to death by a tiger’ – BBC News

March 18, 2017

… the zoo at Sarah’s funeral. Her mother claims there was even some question over whether her work colleagues would be able to attend. Image copyright Fiona McClay Image caption Fiona McClay still uses a family snap taken at the animal park when Sarah was a child on her Facebook page As a child she had visited South Lakes Wild Animal Park, as it was formerly known. When a job there came up, she embraced the chance to work full-time with animals. “She was always first there …

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20,000 lbs of frozen pizza recalled over listeria fears

March 17, 2017

… “Marketside Extra Large Supreme Pizza,” with lot code 20547. During routine sampling, FSIS discovered the Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. “There are no confirmed reports of adverse reactions from consumption of the pizzas at this time,” according to the recall announcement. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. About 1,600 cases are reported in the United States every year, with 260 resulting in death, according …

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