How Machine Learning Can Help Us Combat Online Abuse: A Primer

Ten years ago, computer scientists would contact our Center and ask if we could give them thousands of examples of cyberbullying content – which they wanted to comb through to look for trends and patterns in how harm was inflicted. Nowadays, they don’t ask for data because it’s widely available…

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Parents key to helping bullied kids

As thousands of students across the country are starting high school, new figures reveal nearly one in four young people have experienced bullying in the past 12 months, and were most likely to turn to their parents for support. A new survey by digital youth mental health organisation ReachOut revealed…

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6 Expert-Backed Productivity Tips To Help Nail Your To-Do List

If you call productivity expert Nicole Bandes, don’t expect to hear a few rings. A machine-generated voice answers instead, prompting you to press one to reach her or simply hang up if you are a solicitor.  “It’s a time saver!” Bandes told The Huffington Post. “It cuts down on all…

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This Is How To Actually Help A Friend Who Is Grieving

Witnessing a loved one’s suffering often feels intolerable. That’s why it’s common to want to rush in and help when someone close to you is grieving. But many of us aren’t sure exactly what that entails. What do you say? What don’t you say? Do you just say nothing at all?…

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Will Spending $200,000 On A Bed Really Help You Sleep?

Remember the days when memory foam was all the rage? There was that infomercial where the wine glass didn’t topple over while someone in mom jeans jumped on the other side? Well, we’re way past that.  Now, there’s a mattress made of diamonds. There’s a mattress that unzips so that you…

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Warning Labels Help Teens Avoid Sugary Drinks

Teens eat and drink too much sugar. The average teen drinks at least one sugar-sweetened beverage per day. Many of those contain more than double the recommended daily serving of sugar. Experts have found a simple solution. In a new study, doctors placed warning labels on beverages. The labels noted…

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