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Playgrounds and Swing Sets Aren’t Just for Kids Anymore

Playgrounds and Swing Sets Aren't Just For Kids Anymore

Here’s a radical thought that really shouldn’t be: what if playgrounds were designed for teenagers instead of younger kids? At the Anna C. Verna Playground in Philadelphia’s FDR Park, that’s exactly what they did and it’s getting rave reviews and lots of usage so far. The idea is an intriguing one because it challenges our perceptions of … Read more

The App That Recreates Social Media’s Dopamine Hits Without Actually Letting You Post Anything

App that recreates social media

One of the irresistible allures of social media has always been the dopamine hit from people engaging with the things that you post. Getting likes feels good. What if you could create that same feeling without the toxic repercussions that come from just posting to chase this engagement? A new app called Palmsy offers an interesting solution – letting … Read more

The Future of Love in an Age of AI Dating and Chatbot Partners 

The Future of Love In An Age of AI Dating And Chatbot Partners

This past Wednesday was Valentine’s Day, and there were dozens of stories about love in one form or another. Collectively, these stories illustrated how there is a reevaluation happening now around love and how people are experimenting with new ways to find companionship, from AI girlfriends and boyfriends to polyamory experiments to automated dating. Here … Read more

How the “TikTok Voice” Could Help You Be a Better Communicator

How the TikTok Voice Could Help You Be A Better Communicator

Uptalk. It’s the vocal quirk that makes every sentence sound like a question and it’s something you are regularly taught to avoid. It’s also a key element in the “TikTok voice,” a vocal style adopted mainly by female influencers that some linguists believe might signal the future of English. Uptalk has been criticized because it seems to indicate … Read more

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