How a selfie can make you feel happier (study)

To many people selfies are sign of the present narcissism. And pictures like this don’t help it: Hoe de media in korte tijd is verandert #politiek #media #selfie #clinton (fotocredits: @barb_kinney) pic.twitter.com/goAtlmauT0 — Marco Derksen (@marcoderksen) September 26, 2016 But this new study does give some consolation: regularly snapping selfies with your smartphone and sharing photos with… Read More How a selfie can make you feel happier (study)

Is that smartphone making students more or less connected with friends and family? Answer: it depends

This study is a bit of fun as it looks at how our smartphones makes us feel connected or disconnected. Oh, wait, the study was conducted with a specific age group, so it’s rather about how connected their smartphones make students feels. It’s a pretty straightforward study with less simple results, as gender seems to… Read More Is that smartphone making students more or less connected with friends and family? Answer: it depends

A bit of a different tune: Time spent playing video games may have positive effects on young children

Quite often when computer games and kids get publicity the news is rather negative. This new study by researchers at Columbia Mailman School of Public Health and colleagues at Paris Descartes University has a different ring to it. The researchers assessed the association between the amount of time spent playing video games and children’s mental health and… Read More A bit of a different tune: Time spent playing video games may have positive effects on young children