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Twitter May Bring The World Together, But Is It A Relationship Killer?
2014-04-07 14:03:08

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Social media sites like Twitter and Facebook may be bringing the world closer together, but are they driving us apart on a more personal level? According to a new report from a doctoral researcher at the University of Missouri, Twitter use is directly related to the risk of infidelity and breakup of a romantic relationship. More specifically, Twitter-related conflict typically precludes negative relationship outcomes. Study author...

Researchers Find Facebook Use May Predict Alcohol Use and Anxiety
2013-04-10 19:16:21

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The world´s largest social network has been the subject of a movie, as well as a nonstop source of news since its IPO last May. Facebook, which has nearly one billion users worldwide and has become a daily activity for hundreds of millions of people, could also allow individuals with high levels of anxiousness, who might be opposed to more social or public settings, to meet and connect with others. This is the findings of a...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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