The seemingly irresistible draw of social media scrolls on smartphones can be hard to withstand. But some teens are finding ways to strike a balance. Studies have found slight associations between spending five hours or more online and poorer adolescent well-being in surveys.
Black box reveals the futile struggle between pilots and computer inside the cockpit of doomed Lion Air Flight JT610
Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images The pilots of last month’s doomed Lion Air Flight JT610 fought in a life-or-death tug-of-war with a malfunctioning automated flight system, data from the flight’s black box reviewed by the New York Times show. That struggle to keep the plane from nosediving ended when the almost new Boeing 737 Max hit the […]
The holiday sales surge meets the lowest unemployment rate in 48 years
Elf plan included TO BE HIRED as Santa Claus at Boscov’s, a department store in Pennsylvania, you will need to “be tolerant of unexpected behaviours from children”. But what really sets an applicant apart is a “natural white beard”. The insufficiently hirsute can apply for one of over 880,000 other holiday vacancies across America. The […]
Modern online media is all about the signal boost, so every Friday here at Flavorwire, we take a moment to spotlight some of the best stuff we’ve read online this week. Today, an oral history of Britney’s breakthrough, deep dives into the shifting landscapes of streaming TV and children’s online entertainment, and an eye-opening look at […]
Nobel Prizes are the most prestigious awards on the planet but the aura of this year’s announcements has been dulled by questions over why so few women have entered the pantheon, particularly in the sciences.
UPDATE: Facebook Messenger is now back online with full service resumed. Facebook Messenger seems to have hit some problems tonight with reports that the hugely popular app is down and not working. It seems the problems began around midnight with users in the UK, Europe and the US reporting problems sending and receiving messages. Down Detector, […]
Richard Heyes/Flickr Residents in 16 cities across America are spending a higher share of their income on rent than the national level, according to Zillow. It’s toughest for low-income earners. Home prices have increased faster than incomes since the recession, and rising mortgage rates are making the market more expensive. Housing is getting more unaffordable […]
‘Behind the badge we have a human being’: Officers could struggle psychologically after Fredericton shooting
It’s normal for first responders to experience symptoms such as nightmares or increased irritability after a traumatic event such as Friday’s shooting in New Brunswick, and they should seek help if problems continue or increase over time, experts say.
The BBC medical drama has worked with mental health charity Mind to put together a special episode which will look at Dr Sacha Levy (played by Bob Barrett) struggling with his emotions. The long-serving media will be left struggling after a devastating outcome for a favourite patient. The episode will largely take place on the […]