Category: Family & Teens

The scary, lasting effects of too much screen time on children

How much damage does “screen time” do to the minds of young children?

A research project in Canada that followed nearly 2,000 young people from infancy into their teens gives new cause for concern.

Children who spent the most time glued to a screen when they were very young proved most at risk of developing emotional, psychological and physical health problems by the time they became teenagers, researchers at Université de Montréal in Canada have reported in the scientific journal Pediatric Research….more: Marketwatch

Doubting death: how our brains shield us from mortal truth

Warning: this story is about death. You might want to click away now.That’s because, researchers say, our brains do their best to keep us from dwelling on our inevitable demise. A study found that the brain shields us from existential fear by categorising death as an unfortunate event that only befalls other people.
“The brain does not accept that death is related to us,” said Yair Dor-Ziderman, ”…more: theguardian

Deepfake videos ‘double in nine months’

Deepfake imageNew research shows an alarming surge in the creation of so-called deepfake videos, with the number online almost doubling in the last nine months. There is also evidence that production of these videos is becoming a lucrative business.

And while much of the concern about deepfakes has centred on their use for ….more BBC

Xinjiang Muslims Under Siege: a New Explanation

Our aim is to fight fear. The people of today’s society always live under the supervision of the government with high technology. People lose their freedom. The leaders of the Communist Party of China called them patriotic and loved the people. In fact, they only love the party and only love power. These videos were taken in China.
This is the long-term suppression of human rights and fundamental freedoms by the Chinese government in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
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Islam and Money

Indonesian mosque officials count donations for the upkeep of the Jami Roudhotul Falah mosque following Friday prayers in central Jakarta. Apart from the voluntary donations, Muslims practice “zakat,: where a percentage of their annual savings are set aside for alms…