Category: Lifestyle News

Apps To Avoid Once In Your 50s For Your Mental Health

You’ve heard about studies that found using social media can have negative consequences for teenagers and children, but a new study finds using them can also make people ages 50+ feel depressed. Harvard University researchers found that middle-aged adults are “substantially” more likely to be depressed if they used platforms favored by youngsters, such as […]

Merriam-Webster Added 455 New Words

Merriam-Webster announced that 455 new words and definitions have been added to their dictionary, including the term “dad bod.” Described as “a physique regarded as typical of an average father,” Merriam-Webster adds that it is also “one that is slightly overweight and not extremely muscular.” Merriam-Webster’s editor-at-large, Peter Sokolowski, explained how new words are chosen to be […]

Students Try To Get Courts To Declare Learning Civics As A Constitutional Right

Students from Rhode Island have asked a federal appeals court to reverse a lower court’s dismissal of their case, to declare a constitutional right to be taught civics, and send the case back to district court. Their attorneys argue that students need to know how to participate in the political process, exercise their constitutional rights, […]

Amazon To Put Alexa Next To Hospital Beds Across The Nation

Amazon said on October 25th that hospitals including Boston Children’s Hospital, Cedars-Sinai in California, BayCare in Florida, and Houston Methodist would soon use Alexa-enabled devices to help patients communicate with health staff and control devices in their room. Amazon says using the devices in healthcare could mean staff don’t need to enter patients’ rooms unnecessarily, […]

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