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Mental health startup eQuoo will be distributed by Unilever in new global youth campaign

Mental health startup eQuoo will be distributed by Unilever in new global youth campaign Last December (yes, in the before-times) UK-based mental health startup eQuoo had a round of announcements, becoming the NHS approved mental health game, as well as signing Barmer, the largest insurance company in Germany, as a client. It’s now been selected […]

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When someone great is gone: How to address grief in the workplace with empathy

When someone great is gone: How to address grief in the workplace with empathy Tamar Lucien Contributor Share on Twitter Tamar Lucien is CEO of MentalHappy, lives in Bay Area and enjoys spending time hiking, cooking a new vegetarian recipes, meditating and dancing to 90’s music! Birthday cakes, gift cards, free lunches, snacks, movie tickets, […]

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Consumer-focused healthcare can save lives by focusing on changing behavior

Consumer-focused healthcare can save lives by focusing on changing behavior Vijay Pande Contributor Share on Twitter Vijay Pande, PhD, is a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, as well as an Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering at Stanford University, where he continues to advise the Pande Lab — focused on tackling challenging problems in chemical biology, biophysics, […]

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Screen time inhibits toddler development, study finds

Screen time inhibits toddler development, study finds In news that will surprise few but still alarm many, a study has found that kids 2-5 years old who engage in more screen time received worse scores in developmental screening tests. The apparent explanation is simple: when a kid is in front of a screen, they’re not […]

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Turns out the science saying screen time is bad isn’t science

Turns out the science saying screen time is bad isn’t science A new study is making waves in the worlds of tech and psychology by questioning the basis of thousands of papers and analyses with conflicting conclusions on the effect of screen time on well-being. The researchers claim is that the science doesn’t agree because […]

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We finally started taking screen time seriously in 2018

We finally started taking screen time seriously in 2018 At the beginning of this year, I was using my iPhone to browse new titles on Amazon when I saw the cover of “How to Break Up With Your Phone” by Catherine Price. I downloaded it on Kindle because I genuinely wanted to reduce my smartphone […]

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Limiting social media use reduced loneliness and depression in new experiment

Limiting social media use reduced loneliness and depression in new experiment The idea that social media can be harmful to our mental and emotional well-being is not a new one, but little has been done by researchers to directly measure the effect; surveys and correlative studies are at best suggestive. A new experimental study out […]

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Investors are waking up to the emotional struggle of startup founders

Investors are waking up to the emotional struggle of startup founders Mahendra Ramsinghani Contributor Mahendra Ramsinghani is the founder of Secure Octane, a Silicon Valley-based cybersecurity seed fund. More posts by this contributor Lessons from cybersecurity exits Is Symantec getting ready to buy Splunk? As the Gartner Hype Curve goes, from the peak of inflated […]

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MIT researchers teach a neural network to recognize depression

MIT researchers teach a neural network to recognize depression A new technology by MIT researchers can sense depression by analyzing the written and spoken responses by a patient. The system, pioneered by MIT’s CSAIL group, uses “a neural-network model that can be unleashed on raw text and audio data from interviews to discover speech patterns […]

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Watch a thought race across the surface of the brain

Watch a thought race across the surface of the brain  Although neuroscientists have a general idea of what parts of the brain do what, catching them in the act is a difficult proposition. But UC Berkeley researchers have managed to do it, visualizing based on direct measurement the path of a single thought (or at […]

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