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Online Shoppers Less Likely to Purchase From Someone If They See They’re Black or Tattooed

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So much for Obama’s presidency changing all of this: a new study reveals that online shoppers are less likely to purchase electronics from black or tattooed sellers. 

Researchers from the University of Virginia posted 1,200 online classified ads for Apple iPods featuring three different hands: white, black or white with a tattoo. Turns out a lot of the buyers were extremely discriminatory because bids for iPods with the black or tattooed hands showing received 18 percent fewer offers. Read More

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One in Four Millennials Has Admitted to Sexting, Lots More Are Lying

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Millennials are so lazy that they can’t even be bothered to sext anymore. According to a new study from MTV, fewer people in 14-to-24 age group are receiving explicit pictures compared to a few years ago. Of the 1,300 polled, 26 percent of them admitting to being involved in a form of sexting — a six percent drop since 2011. We’re guessing Snapchat had a little to do with that. Read More

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Shooting Off Those Last Few Texts In Bed Is Ruining Your Sleep

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Here’s a novel idea: Once you hit the pillow, turn off your phone. A new study (aren’t they all?) reveals that those spate of pre-slumber text messages are leading to a poor night’s sleep.

The Psychology of Popular Media Culture surveyed nearly 100 annoying college students about the quality of sleep and the average number of texts they send every day. Results showed that the more text messages sent, the worse off the night’s sleep is – probably due to all those tired fingers. Read More