¿Qué tanto te estresa el uso de las redes sociales?

Los temores que muestran de algunos expertos sobre la ‘tiranía’ que ejercen las redes sociales, los teléfonos móviles e internet en la vida de los usuarios y el estrés que les causan son infundados o, por lo menos, exagerados. Por lo menos, así lo sugiere un estudio del Pew Research Center, que concluye que la interacción con los medios sociales no necesariamente es estresante y que los usuarios habituales de la tecnología digital no tienen niveles más altos de estrés …

Internet Food Searches Go Bananas in 2014

When it comes to the trillions of Internet searches for health, diet and food in 2014, Americans evidently went bananas. Or so say the folks at Google and Yahoo. Bananas were at the top of the bunch for popular searches, according to the companies’ end-of-the-year reports. Aside from our surprising love for bananas, we also searched for other in-the-news health subjects that probably won’t surprise you. The Paleo diet was the top diet search in the U.S. on Google, for …

Por qué los estadounidenses aman Internet

La mayoría de los estadounidenses cree que el acceso a internet ha hecho que estén mejor informados y “mejoró su capacidad de aprender cosas nuevas”, según un nuevo estudio del Centro de Investigación Pew publicado el lunes. Fotos de tecnología: APPs y aparatos que combaten la hipertensión La encuesta realizada a 1.066 adultos usuarios de internet muestra que el 81% de los estadounidenses cree que el acceso a la web en los últimos cinco años ha mejorado su capacidad de …

Give Yourself the Gift of Time: Unsubscribe

Do you return to work from holidays and vacations to find dozens or hundreds of emails? I do, but I’m doing something about it: I’m unsubscribing from any email I don’t actually want or need. I figure once I’m done, I’ll have about 10 minutes a day back — about an hour a week for self-improvement or daydreaming. A few years ago, I was ready to give up on email altogether. Spammers made it nearly impossible to find the messages that …

‘Serial’: Still Time to Catch Up on This Audio Whodunit

Baltimore. 1999. A girl is murdered and her body buried in a shallow grave in a city park. Her former boyfriend is convicted of the crime based on the testimony of his classmate and friend. A reporter, plagued by questions, revisits the case. There are two things you should know about the story: 1. It really happened. 2. Serial, a weekly podcast – or audio series – based on the story might well mark a breakthrough for the 10-year-old medium that you listen …

This Week in Boomer History: Rumble in the Jungle … ‘Car Talk’

Notable events from our shared experience In a daring heist, thieves steal 24 valuable gems — including the golf ball-size sapphire Star of India — from the American Museum of Natural History in New York on Oct. 29, 1964. Authorities quickly arrest the burglars, including the colorful Jack “Murf the Surf” Murphy. Ultimately, 10 of the stones are recovered, and three, including the Star of India, are among AMNH’s most popular exhibits today. After 10 years on the air in …