Instagram's Shop button signals the growing commodification of human interactions on social media.
Dec. 28, 2020 • ~9 min
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The more TV that kids watch, the more ads they see, and that can make life more stressful for parents, according to new research.
Nov. 10, 2020 • ~8 min
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Robocalls aren't getting more frequent, resarchers report. That's just one finding from work dedicated to tracking robocalls to reduce or eliminate them.
Aug. 18, 2020 • ~7 min
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Job ads are 12% lower than expected this year.
March 22, 2020 • ~6 min
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The captain of a ship, or a soul, doesn't sail while ignoring the wind – sometimes they go with it, sometimes against it, but they always account for it.
March 12, 2020 • ~8 min
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Fast food advertisements on TV can prime teen brains to make unhealthy food choices, even when those ads are for salads and smoothies, new research shows.
Jan. 16, 2020 • ~3 min
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A marketing campaign designed to educate college students about the social norms around drinking on campus cut dangerous behaviors and high-risk drinking.
Jan. 2, 2020 • ~4 min
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