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Survey: Using Your Smartphone Before Bed Causes a ‘Hangover’ the Next Day

Picture a kill switch on this. (Photo: Twitter)

At this point, we’re all but convinced that our smartphones are out to kill us. Another nail in our coffin comes from a study that claims using your Dots-equipped device before bed can make you feel “hungover” the next day.

According to researchers from Michigan State University, people who used their phones for business purposes after 9 P.M. saw their energy and productivity levels decrease the next day partly because the phone’s blue light messes with their melatonin levels. Read More

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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