Two Former Facebook Executives Warn of Network's 'Unintended Consequences'

Two Former Facebook Executives Warn of Network’s ‘Unintended Consequences’

“But they, in many cases, have ignored the consequences of some of the downsides of the innovations they brought to our society”.

In a talk to the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Palihapitiya said he feels ” tremendous guilt ” about Facebook , a company he helped craft as vice president for user growth between 2007 and 2011.

“Researchers hypothesize that reading about others online might lead to negative social comparison “, wrote Facebook director of researcher David Finsberg and research scientist Moira Burke, “and perhaps even more so than offline, since people’s posts are often more curated and flattering”. This is a global problem.

There was “no civil discourse, no cooperation, misinformation, mistruth and its not just an American problem, it’s […]

5 Health Benefits of Mint That Make It Cooler Than Ever

5 Health Benefits of Mint That Make It Cooler Than Ever

From juleps and mojitos to toothpaste and breath-fresheners, this tasty herb has been used for centuries for flavor, freshness, and fun. But did you know it has some surprising health benefits, too? Read on to unleash the power of this fresh herb! 1. It can help with tummy troubles.

5 Health Benefits of Mint

Peppermint oil has been linked with reducing pain, stomach upset, and other symptoms of IBS, largely because of the anti-spasmodic effects of methanol found in the stuff. That said, most of these benefits have been seen in capsule form — not food — so check with your doc before starting any supplement regimen. Regardless, the soothing properties of peppermint tea may lend a hand in addition to helping you stay hydrated (and warm!) during dry winter months.

From Depression to Dementia: Foods That Improve Your Mental Health After 40

From Depression to Dementia: Foods That Improve Your Mental Health After 40

The older you get, the more you start to worry about age-associated diseases . Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia affect millions of Americans , leaving many in search of ways to prevent poor health in their 40s and beyond.

It turns out your diet could improve your mental health and slow cognitive decline — but what you should eat changes as you age . Here are the foods you should be eating to save your brain and prolong your life. Dark chocolate

Load up on dark chocolate for your brain health. | iStock.com/kobeza If you’ve ever eaten large quantities of chocolate to ward off emotional distress, you’ve had the right idea. Chemically, chocolate really does have the power […]

Mr. Robot Season 3 Finale Recap: Undo

Mr. Robot Season 3 Finale Recap: Undo

Need to catch up? Check out our previous Mr. Robot recap here.

How did Mr. Robot wrap up its third season? By taking us back to where it all began — creaky Ferris wheel car and all.

The Dark Army is looking to delete Elliot for good, and they ransack his apartment while he hides out next door. He’s frantically texting Darlene, but she’s not answering, because she’s still stuck stewing in that FBI interrogation room. Dom’s boss Santiago — aka the secret Dark Army mole — has other plans for her, though: He turns the video camera off, cuffs her with a zip tie and stuffs her in the back of a car. Dom catches him before he can […]

Healthy Cooking Tips for the Holiday Season

Healthy Cooking Tips for the Holiday Season

This time of year is great for an apple or pear cobbler. It can be topped with dairy-free ice cream for those who don’t eat dairy. CUMBERLAND COUNTY, N.J. –

Traditional holiday recipes can be made for vegans and meat lovers.

It is the most wonderful time of the year. A season that also centers around food with holiday office parties, cookie exchanges, and family get-togethers.

But what happens when everyone at your holiday table doesn’t eat the same way?Some may have allergies like dairy or gluten intolerance, and others may have dietary preferences like vegetarian (doesn’t eat meat) or vegan (doesn’t eat meat or dairy). How do you accommodate your guests who are sometimes referred to as picky eaters […]

Which foods are best for mental well-being? It depends on your age

Which foods are best for mental well-being? It depends on your age

Meat, fruits, and vegetables – studies have suggested that these foods have the potential to boost mood and mental health. But which are best? Well, according to new research, the effects of specific foods on psychological well-being are highly dependent on a person’s age. The effect of diet on mental health may be influenced by age, researchers suggest. Researchers from the State University of New York at Binghamton have found that certain foods affect the mood and mental wellness of young adults differently to that of older adults, and vice versa.

Study co-author Lina Begdache, who is an assistant professor of health and wellness studies at Binghamton, and colleagues believe that their findings may help individuals to make food choices […]