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How ‘food porn’ reveals social media’s extremist tendencies

Robert Kozinets is the Jayne and Hans Hufschmid Chair of Strategic Public Relations at the University of Southern California. This piece originally appeared at The Conversation. The people of the United States continue to learn how polarized and divided the nation has become. In one study released in late October by the Pew Research Center, Americans were found to have become increasingly partisan in their views. On issues as diverse as health care, immigration, race and sexuality, Americans today hold more extreme and more divergent views than they did a decade ago. The…

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Labour reveals its $4 billion education plan

Labour will pour an extra $4 billion dollars into the education sector over the next four years if it’s voted into Government this election. It’s promising to pump $1.8 billion into the industry to deliver more teachers and resources, provide better professional development and help the sector meet rising costs. Labour leader Andrew Little said “After years of underfunding for education including a funding freeze there’s no question that the teaching profession, the schools, the education system is under pressure.” As part of the party’s education manifesto early childhood centres…

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Study Reveals Chocolate May Improve Immediate Cognitive Performance

If you’re looking for a reason to eat chocolates but find conflicting answers as to whether it is good or bad for you, you’re not alone. A team of researchers from Italy combined the current literature on chocolate’s benefits and found that the sweet treat may, in fact, have positive benefits on cognitive performance. Chocolates And Cognition It’s easy to be confused with the numerous results from scientific studies, especially regarding some things that we encounter every day, or in chocolate’s case, something that we want to encounter every day….

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Vine Users’ Phone Numbers, Email Addresses Were Briefly Exposed, Twitter Reveals

If you might remember, Twitter converted Vine into a dedicated camera app earlier this year. Shortly after, the company made Vine Archive live to help users see all Vines available on the site since 2013. While this was a noble idea in theory, it turns out that a bug that affected the Vine Archive potentially exposed the phone numbers and email addresses associated with Vine accounts to third-parties in certain conditions. Twitter has clarified that the bug in question affected the Vine Archive for less than 24 hours and has…

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One in Every Three Indian Kids Has Unhealthy BMI: Reveals Survey

Health is a major issue in our country especially when it comes to kids. A new survey has been doing the round in this respect with some alarming results. The nationwide 7th Annual School Health and Fitness Study 2016 released by EduSports, a school sports enterprise, reveals that a large number of school children in India have fitness levels far from satisfactory. The survey is conducted every year and last year’s report covered 1,69,932 students in the age group of 7 – 17 years from 326 schools in 86 cities and 26…

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Samsung Accidentally Reveals Android N’s Version Number in Its SDK

Google last month to everyone’s surprise rolled out an early beta of Android N to testers. Although the search giant is still keeping the OS version number and the name a secret, Samsung might have spilled the beans about the former – tipping Android 7.0. Samsung recently released its new SDK or Software Development Kit for its multi-window feature that also comes with “Android N (7.0) compatibility.” Though Google is yet to reveal the version number of its upcoming Android N, Samsung is one of the biggest Android OEMs, and…

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