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https://www.newsy.com/stories/how-has-covid-19-changed-social-media-content-moderation/
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Newsy
AI is good at flagging things like spam. But it can't detect the same nuances in posts that humans can, which can lead to unnecessary takedowns.
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https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2019/8/1/20750047/millennials-poll-loneliness
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Vox
Loneliness can be helpful, unless it becomes chronic.
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http://www.gen-we.com/sites/default/files/Greenberg%20Millennial%20Study%20-%20Demographic%20and%20Psychographic%20Synthesis.pdf
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Ruy Teixeira
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https://gen.medium.com/everyones-missing-the-obvious-when-it-comes-to-the-declining-u-s-birth-rate-679abebb854b
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Medium
The Center for Disease Control recently reported that the U.S. birth rate is at a record low. In an economy where babies cost a lot and paid leave is scarce, this should be no surprise.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generation_Z
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Wikipedia
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https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/data/yrbs/index.htm
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CDC
The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors six types of health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults, including behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence; sexual behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease, including HIV infection; alcohol and other drug use
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https://www.marketwatch.com/story/high-school-students-are-having-sex-at-the-lowest-rates-in-decades-2018-06-14?link=sfmw_tw
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Market Watch
These are just the latest findings showing a drop in sexual activity among young people, but there were some concerning discoveries.
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https://www.inverse.com/article/49364-teen-drinking-declines-generation-z
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Inverse
Gen Z is putting boozy adults to shame.
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https://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/13/upshot/doing-more-for-patients-often-does-no-good-.html?_r=0&abt=0002&abg=1
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The New York Times
When options are available, it’s tempting to go for the maximum treatment. But that doesn’t necessarily lead to better outcomes.
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https://flowingdata.com/2016/01/05/causes-of-death/
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Flowing Data
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https://www.straitstimes.com/world/united-states/google-is-training-machines-to-predict-when-a-patient-will-die
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The Straits Times
SAN FRANCISCO (BLOOMBERG) - A woman with late-stage breast cancer came to a city hospital, fluids already flooding her lungs. She saw two doctors and got a radiology scan. The hospital's computers read her vital signs and estimated a 9.3 per cent chance she would die during her stay.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
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https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/mbybpb/the-death-of-death-v25n4
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Vice
RAADfest is the go-to science conference for immortalists of all stripes.
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https://www.vox.com/2019/3/27/18197300/end-of-life-palliative-care
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Vox
How we treat dying people needs to change.
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https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/889q75/how-we-manage-death-funerals-changing-fast
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Vice
Amid a pandemic, loved ones of the dead—and those who handle their bodies—are reimagining how to care for those who pass away.
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https://humanparts.medium.com/the-rise-and-fall-of-mentally-retarded-e3b9eea23018?gi=sd
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Medium
Every generation, a legitimate medical term like "mentally retarded" devolves into a schoolyard insult, forcing the affected community to make a choice: abandon the word or stand up and fight.
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http://inventorspot.com/articles/innovative-wearable-tech-germ-block-germinator-transit-jacket
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Inventor Spot
Do you dread your morning commute and wish you could wear a mask enroute to your daily job? If so, you might be interested to hear about the new Germinator Transit Jacket that kills  germs before they can make their infectious way onto your skin. To
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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/08/fashion/france-laws-thin-models.html
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The New York Times
Will requiring models to have medical certificates stating they are not excessively underweight, or labeling of retouched photographs, really protect models’ health?
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https://news.vanderbilt.edu/2019/04/15/indicators-of-despair-rising-among-gen-x-ers-entering-middle-age/
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Vanderbilt University
In 2016, a surprising decline in life expectancy was ascribed to
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHBFvn_aIhE
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The Agenda with Steve Paikin
As baby boomers approach their senior years, Ontario's health and long-term care system needs to be prepared. Doug Norris, chief demographer at Environics An...
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https://psmag.com/magazine/radical-efforts-to-end-homelessness-old-sick-and-on-the-street#.365b34wus
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Pacific Standard
A sagging economy, a complex job market, and a lack of social programs have led to an increase in the number of elderly people living—and dying—on the streets.
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https://www.curbed.com/2020/3/17/21178962/design-pandemics-coronavirus-quarantine
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Curbed
Throughout history, how we design and inhabit physical space has been a primary defense against epidemics.