Author: Adrian Garrett

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A new study conducted by researchers at a prestigious university has shed light on the potential negative impact of social media on mental health. The study, which surveyed over 1,000 participants, found a strong correlation between social media use and psychological distress. Participants were asked to report their social media usage habits and levels of psychological distress. The results revealed that those who spent more time on social media platforms reported higher levels of anxiety, depression, and feelings of loneliness. The researchers believe that the constant comparison and unrealistic portrayals of life on social media may contribute to these negative…

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Prominent Thai Democracy Activist Dies in Custody, Sparking Outcry In a tragic turn of events, Netiporn “Bung” Sanesangkhom, a well-known figure in Thailand’s democracy movement, passed away while in police custody awaiting trial for charges of royal defamation. The news of her death has sent shockwaves through the country and has reignited calls for reforms in the Thai judicial system. Netiporn had been behind bars since January, where she gained a reputation for her courage, outspokenness, and unwavering advocacy for political reform. As a member of the underground antimonarchical group Thaluwang, she had been on a hunger strike for over…

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Dr. Jeffrey Lichtman and Team Create Most Detailed Digital Map of Human Brain in Groundbreaking Study In a groundbreaking study, Dr. Jeffrey Lichtman and his team at Harvard University have unveiled the most detailed digital map of the human brain ever created, known as a “connectome.” The project, part of the BRAIN initiative aimed at understanding the brain on a cellular level, utilized a brain sample obtained from an epilepsy patient undergoing surgery to reduce seizures. Published in the journal Science and showcased online, the map offers viewers a detailed look at the brain’s intricate structures. The study revealed new…

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In a recent ruling by a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, Steve Bannon’s conviction for contempt of Congress was upheld. Bannon, a former advisor to President Donald Trump, had defied a congressional subpoena in the investigation of the Capitol attack on Jan. 6, 2021. The decision now paves the way for Bannon to serve his four-month sentence. Bannon’s lawyer, David Schoen, has stated that they plan to ask the full D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to review the ruling. Bannon had argued that he had relied on the advice of a previous lawyer who informed him…

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California Restaurants Required to Include All Fees in Menu Prices Starting July 1, a new law in California will require restaurants to include all add-on fees into menu prices. This means that mandatory charges must be included in one figure, with only optional fees like tips being left out. Violating this mandate can result in consumers seeking damages of at least $1,000. Consumer advocates are praising the law for bringing transparency and clarity to retail transactions. They believe that this will help prevent businesses from adding additional fees that mislead consumers about total costs. Pervasive hidden fees have been found…

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European companies in China are experiencing challenges in maintaining profit margins amidst slowing growth and overcapacity pressures, as revealed in a recent survey conducted by the EU Chamber of Commerce in China. According to the survey, state-owned enterprises in China are causing difficulties for companies by postponing payments, making it challenging to enforce contracts and impacting profit margins. Only 30% of respondents reported higher profit margins in China compared to their global average, the lowest percentage in eight years. Trade tensions with the U.S. and China’s focus on manufacturing have heightened concerns about overproduction, leading to price drops and profit…

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The 2024 NFL Draft has come and gone, with some teams emerging as winners and others facing criticism for their draft picks. Among the teams that have been praised for their successful drafts are Chicago and Pittsburgh, who are seen as having made solid selections that address key areas of need for their respective teams. On the other hand, Carolina and Dallas have been criticized for potentially underwhelming draft classes. Experts have pointed out that both teams may have missed out on key opportunities to improve their rosters with their picks in this year’s draft. Looking ahead to next season,…

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The latest addition to Google’s smartphone lineup, the Pixel 8A, is making waves with its affordable price tag and high-end features. Priced at $499, the Pixel 8A offers comparable features to higher priced models, making it an attractive option for consumers. Google announced the Pixel 8A virtually ahead of its Google I/O developer conference, generating excitement among tech enthusiasts. Preorders for the Pixel 8A are available now, with sales set to begin on May 14. One of the standout features of the Pixel 8A is its 6.1-inch OLED display, boasting a 120-Hz refresh rate and 2,000 nits of peak brightness.…

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In a tragic turn of events, the captain of the dive boat Conception has been sentenced to four years for gross negligence in the deaths of 34 people on board. The family members of the victims expressed heartbreak at the sentencing, stating that their loved ones’ lives were worth more than four years. During the hearing, 15 family members spoke and shared memories of those who perished in the fire. Many of the victims’ families expressed disappointment at what they described as an inadequate sentence, especially since the defendant has never apologized or taken responsibility for the disaster, according to…

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iPhone users around the world are facing a frustrating issue with their alarms not making a sound due to a software glitch. Many users have taken to social media to voice their frustration over missing important wake-up calls. Apple has acknowledged the problem and is currently working on a quick fix to resolve the issue. However, the exact cause of the silent alarms is still unknown, and the number of affected users and specific iPhone models are unclear at this time. Users are advised to double-check their alarm settings and consider if attention-aware features may be causing the problem. NBC’s…

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