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The Psychology of Sexting | Anthropology in Practice, Scientific American Blog Network

The Psychology of Sexting | Anthropology in Practice, Scientific American Blog Network | What Going on in the World?? | Scoop.it
For those of us old enough to remember the deluge of (@Maura_Lynch6 Purpose of sexting is risky behavior people get out of it http://t.co/DTzJR84hxX)...
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This article basically provides a possible explanation as to why one may participate in sexting or why others do. Truth is that the majority of individuals who do participate in sexting or receive these messages can either feel sexy, excited and attractive or sexy, excited, and admired. The a possible explanation as why we do this is becomes that expectations that both sender and recipient participate can lead them to take risky behaviors such as the most commonly heard, when individuals take images of themselves and send them to a recipient. Therefore they overlook the consequences that they will face in result of doing this. 

it makes sense to be overwhelmed with emotions of desire and attractiveness. Most do. Although there are a few who do feel ashamed or embarrassed  when they do so. 

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Spritz reader: Getting words into your brain faster

Spritz reader: Getting words into your brain faster | What Going on in the World?? | Scoop.it
The Spritz reading app flashes words at you in quick succession so you don’t have to move your eyes around a page, and in my very quick testing it allowed m...
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Now i found this website to be amazing and most importantly the fact that there is "spritz" that helps you reader at a faster pace without so much of having to move around your eyes. As much as i find it fascinating the thought of our generation becoming dependent on technology worries me. To what extent will we be needing to depend on technology. Reading without having to move our eyes. I'm sure 60 years back or more they, as in people, would have laugh at the possibility of it being true. 

Yes this helps us read faster, but look at the big picture of technology.. where is this taking us? how have we gained? How have we not? 

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Beautiful but Sad Music Can Help People Feel Better | Neuroscience News Research Articles | Neuroscience Social Network

Beautiful but Sad Music Can Help People Feel Better | Neuroscience News Research Articles | Neuroscience Social Network | What Going on in the World?? | Scoop.it
Beautiful but Sad Music Can Help People Feel Better http://t.co/g1bXs69SVl #music #psychology http://t.co/fSbm5DH9Vy
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The fact that "Beautiful but sad" music helps people feel better is a great finding. many individuals may now be able to comprehend their emotions and the way their emotions are influenced by a particular set of sounds and triggers certain memories.

I personally find this fascinating for it explains my own actions of listening to beautiful but sad music whenever I felt sad or down. It seemed as though sad beautiful music was always the right type of music to listen to so as to not further upset my mood with happy up-beat music that I found no relation to emotionally.

Now that they have discovered that beautiful sad music makes people feels better, I wonder what they will do with this finding. Will they incorporate this type of music to Music therapy to help individuals who are seeking help?

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The Jury's In, Screen Time Hurts Little Kids

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"...a coalition of some of my favorite early-childhood advocates — the  Alliance for Childhood and Susan Linn, among others — published an analysis of the current research about the effects of electronics on young children.  Their report, Facing the Screen Dilemma:  Young children, technology and early education, is a frank condemnation of the impact of electronics on the mental and physical health of little kids.  Couched in the upbeat tones of early-childhood educators, the authors conclude, with certainty, that electronics of all kinds need to be introduced very  carefully, and only as kids get older."


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"The Jury's In, Screen Time Hurts Little Kids" concerned and alarmed me to discover that toddlers were being exposed to technology at such a young age. It is saddens me to see children attached to an iphone or ipad instead of being out, engaging, discovering the world, and participating in activities with their caregiver. In serious cases, can't this cause health problems as well, such as child obesity?

I admit that children are incredibly intelligent at managing these tablets and I recognize that caregivers  put a restriction on the amount of time their child is permitted to use the tablet, however, I question: is it really necessary for children to be exposed to technology at such a young age? and for what purpose? I'm curious to know.

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54 Arrests Made During Walmart Protest In Chinatown - CBS Local

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NBC Southern California 54 Arrests Made During Walmart Protest In Chinatown CBS Local CHINATOWN (CBSLA.com) — Police say 54 people were arrested Thursday night during a Walmart protest in Chinatown.


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Who knew that such low cost store, great for customers, would be discriminate against their worker. I recently saw a video in my sociology class and wanted to do further investigation on the topic and know what has happened up to date.

The fact that there has been a protest against Walmart is excellent! It's good for individuals to become aware of what Walmart is doing to its workers. It basically controlled and modern day slavery. 

I think what this needs is insight on the perspective of the protesters and reason as to why they are protesting and insight for the police as to why they arrested them. 

I think this news story should have been given more attention. If individuals new the dirty inhumane deeds Walmart has, they to would be enraged as I am.

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Most of Us Have Made Best Memories by Age 25 | Neuroscience News Research Articles | Neuroscience Social Network

Most of Us Have Made Best Memories by Age 25 | Neuroscience News Research Articles | Neuroscience Social Network | What Going on in the World?? | Scoop.it
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I found it fascinating to discover that individuals ages from 17 to 24 have a reminiscence bump "when many people defined chapters of their life story beginning and ending". That is, many individuals at this age best remember their life. "A reminiscence bump is a period of time between the ages of 15 and 30 when many memories, positive and negative, expected and unexpected, are recalled". Although scientist have found that this reminiscence bump occurs at this age, they still have not found out as to why it occurs nor an explanation why ages from 15 to 30 are so much memorable. 

However clinical psychologists plan to use this as therapeutic so that people work through issues and problems in their life. 

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Divorce in America [infographic] - Daily Infographic

Divorce in America [infographic] - Daily Infographic | What Going on in the World?? | Scoop.it
Surprising information about divorce rates in America.

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What is happening with divorce in America? I agree with this article when the statement "what the purpose of getting married?". In reality was is the purpose and how can one be sure that one's marriage will not end up in a divorce. Although statistics are intriguing they are not always reliable. Although if one's marriage does end up in divorce, no one will have a surprised look on their face. What a sad reality. 

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