Loneliness More Likely to Affect Young People

Young adults are more likely to feel lonely than older age groups, says a study from the Office for National Statistics. The research found that almost 10% of people aged 16 to 24 were "always or often" lonely - the highest proportion of any age group. This was more than three times higher than people [...]

Raise Digital Age of Consent to 16, Say Experts

Cybersecurity experts have recommended that the government increase the digital age of consent from 13 to 16 because of safety risks for children. They were “unequivocally” opposed to the Irish government’s position where children can sign legal agreements with online service providers at 13 and have their personal information sold on to third parties. An [...]

By |2018-02-16T10:52:28+11:00February 15th, 2018|Categories: Cybersafety|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Kate Winslet: ‘Social Media Single Most Damaging Place For Young Women’

Kate Winslet has zero time for Instagram. In an interview with UK Vogue, the Oscar-winning actor offered her thoughts on ageing gracefully, and her beauty routine, (spoiler: she's very low maintenance). But the 42-year-old didn't glaze over how young women have been negatively implicated by social media. "Just today a close friend, a younger actress who is well-known, [...]

What Alcohol Does To Your Body After 40

If you're over 40, the chances are you like a drink. A recent online survey in Britain found "empty nester" mothers were at the forefront of a middle-aged drinking epidemic, with 28 per cent of women over 45 admitting they drank as much or more than their grown-up children. It's also those 65 and over [...]

By |2020-10-30T16:49:06+11:00February 7th, 2016|Categories: Drugs & Alcohol|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Online Test Tells You If You’re Going to Die in Next 5 Years

The launch of a grim new test claiming to predict if a person in Britain is going to die by 2020 just made being in denial about bad lifestyle choices a lot more difficult. - Blathnaid Healy Source: Online test tells you if you're going to die in next 5 years

By |2015-06-21T13:47:44+10:00June 21st, 2015|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Technology|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Neuroscientists Find that Different Parts of the Brain Work Best at Different Ages

For example, raw speed in processing information appears to peak around age 18 or 19, then immediately starts to decline. Meanwhile, short-term memory continues to improve until around age 25, when it levels off and then begins to drop around age 35. For the ability to evaluate other people's emotional states, the peak occurred much [...]

Readers getting younger: is Girlfriend moving in on Dolly?

Girl Mag Watch October 2012 Reading the October issue (yes, I know, just scraping this review in in time) of Girlfriend, I found myself checking the front cover to make sure I’d picked up Girlfriend and not Dolly. I’m wondering if perhaps Girlfriend is moving in on Dolly’s readership. And, if so, could this see [...]