My daughter died at 13 feeling worthless – social media played its part and now I want answers

Our family’s anguish and our search for answers led us to Molly’s social media accounts (Picture: Ian Russell) Two years ago, my family lost our beloved youngest daughter. In the early hours of Tuesday November 21, 2017, Molly took her own life, just days before her 15th birthday. Adored as a friend, sister, daughter and granddaughter, Molly had showed no obvious signs of mental anguish. Finding her lifeless body on what we thought was just an ordinary weekday morning left us not only confronted by the onslaught of raw grief,…

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Foreign investment or grassroots growth – the future of mining in Rwanda

It is one of the smallest countries in Africa with a total area estimated at around 26,000km² and a population of roughly 12 million people. You can drive across its winding, smoothly paved roads in a matter of hours. But Rwanda, a mountainous country known locally as le Mille Collines – the land of a thousand hills – punches well above its weight: it is one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies despite experiencing a civil war just two and a half decades ago. Among the countries most promising industries is the mining sector,…

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Investment for child: Birla MF Bal Bhavishya NFO – Is it amongst the best plans for children related investment?

There aren’t many MF schemes targeting needs such as arranging down payment for a home loan, children education and marriage needs or one’s own retirement. When it comes to investments for child, most parents are in a fix and unable to find a dedicated investment for meeting financial goals of the children. However, for specific goals, such as child education, it helps to earmark the funds towards it and not run the risk of making a premature exit before the goal is met. Mutual funds that are child-focused schemes may…

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Assassination Nation review – social media revenge porn

‘A morass of blood and ambiguous sexual politics’ … Odessa Young in Assassination Nation. Photograph: Allstar/Bron Studios Every American presidency gets the extreme horror film that it deserves, and the Maga-era US has now got Assassination Nation, which could as well be called Confrontation Nation or Indignation Nation – a new spin on the Salem witch hysteria, a full-on splattery meltdown far from Arthur Miller, written and directed by actor-turned-filmmaker Sam Levinson. A mysterious hacker (whose IP address discloses a location in Moscow, of all places) gets access to the…

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The new ASUS ZenBook Pro May be Perfect – if Somewhat Costly – for Creative Businesses

The new ScreenPad feature on the ZenBook Pro has essentially placed another screen where the touchpad is supposed to be, one-upping Apple’s TouchBar with many more features. And this could be perfect for small businesses in the creative field. 2018 ZenBook Pro Series Asus announced its new ZenBook Pro series along with other more affordable laptops at Computex 2018. But the headliner was the Pro series and its ScreenPad. This is a computer for professionals specifically designed for creators. While Asus has not set the price, the fully packed device is expected to go…

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How social media fires people’s passions – and builds extremist divisions

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 reason for this dramatic shift is a device owned by more than three out of every four Americans. As social media has emerged over the last…

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