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Social media: A blessing or a scourge on society? Or somewhere in between? We all have our opinion, but right now and for a myriad of reasons, it seems Americans are less than enamored with the biggest name in the industry.
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🛍️ Global bargains: Black Friday, long established in the US as the best day of the year to bag a bargain, is perhaps the most well-known shopping ‘holiday’. However, the whole world loves a good deal. Here’s a selection of other shopping festivities to tempt you! ROW →
🛴 EV technology advancing at speed: EV racing, whether e-scooters or SUVs, is not only attracting a flood of new competitors, it is also helping to advance EV technologies — battery life, weight, and safety — at a pace that would be prohibitively expensive for road car manufacturers. BBC →
🧠 Out of sight, not out of mind: Do you assume that, while you may dwell on a particular social interaction, others are likely to forget it pretty quickly? Not true! According to these social psychologists, people think about us far more than we imagine. VICE →
🔥 Facebook under fire: Social media is changing society. But is it for the better? According to a poll, an overwhelming majority of Americans believe that Facebook is negatively impacting societies around the world. Misinformation, conspiracy theories, and the Instagram Kids debacle were quoted as key concerns. CNN →
Why you should stay away from Monte Carlo
We all know that an evening at a casino may be fun but we’re very unlikely to go home with a life-changing fortune. But why are the odds stacked against us?
This tutorial uses digital task simulation to explain why the chances of a big win are very slim.
It’s also a fun way to get your hands dirty with a basic programming language.
Play around and have fun at EasyLang →
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