Monday, October 23, 2017

#Uber #helps #mental #health #issues

Uber helps those with mental health issues – what are they left with now? http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwlOKQkDY http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/uber-ban-tfl-lifted-drivers-gig-economy-regulation-safety-mental-health-illness-wellbeing-depression-a7965796.html But my research suggests that Uber has been providing a valuable – and currently irreplaceable – service to those living with mental ill health. Anyone who’s suffered from depression knows the physical, mental and emotional strain of

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Does #social #media #increase #narcissism ?

http://theconversation.com/is-social-media-turning-people-into-narcissists-66573 Another approach is longitudinal, measuring narcissism and social media use over time and seeing if they are mutually reinforcing; that is, whether narcissism predicts increased social media use and whether that, in turn, predicts increasing narcissism. At least one study shows this pattern. It might also be the case that social

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#History #Suicidal #Different #Brain #Response #Social #Exclusion

Patients with a history of suicidal acts have different brain response to social exclusion https://t.co/S1FukmAVSp— PsyPost.org (@PsyPost) July 23, 2017 Previous studies have found people who are vulnerable to suicidal behaviour have deficits in several brain regions and cognitive processes. For example, suicide attempters demonstrated increased activation of the lateral orbitofrontal

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Indonesia to tax social media giants

http://qz.com/629112/indonesia-to-facebook-google-and-twitter-pay-local-taxes-or-well-block-you/ Indonesian finance minister Bambang Brodjonegoro recently announced that all internet-based services will be required to pay local taxes and obtain “permanent establishment” status. The latter can be in the form of either a representative office or full-fledged company. He compared the arrangement to that already shared by Indonesia and contractors

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Groupings of 150 nearly everywhere

http://www.bloomberg.com/bw/articles/2013-01-10/the-dunbar-number-from-the-guru-of-social-networks For Dunbar, there’s a simple explanation for this: In the same way that human beings can’t breathe underwater or run the 100-meter dash in 2.5 seconds or see microwaves with the naked eye, most cannot maintain many more than 150 meaningful relationships. Cognitively, we’re just not built for it. As

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