Hannah's Headlines- 5/4/2017

Facebook Hiring Thousands To Review Online Videos For Crimes, Suicides

Facebook says it plans to hire thousands of new employees to monitor videos posted on the social media site for crimes and even suicides.

The three-thousand new workers are being added to the 45-hundred employees that Facebook says it already has reviewing content reported in violation of the company's community standards.

The hiring increases following recent live broadcasts over Facebook of a murder in Cleveland and the killing of a baby in Thailand. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said the reviewers will help Facebook get better at removing things that aren't allowed over the social media site.

Source: Daily Beast


Half-Price Frappuccinos At Starbucks From May 5, Through May 14, 2017

Starbucks will once again be offering all Frappuccino blended beverages half-off during Frappuccino Happy Hour, from Friday, May 5, through Sunday, May 14, 2017.

In order to take advantage of the offer, simply stop by any participating Starbucks location from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. (local time) during the dates listed above and you’ll be able to get any Frappuccino for half the regular price, including the new Midnight Mint Mocha Frappuccino.

The half-price  deal is valid on any size and any flavor Frappuccino on the menu.


Today is Intergalactic Star Wars Day, International Firefighters Day, and National Orange Juice Day


How Your Dad's Age Might Help Explain Your Social Life

If you've always felt approximately two steps behind in the social skills department, it could be because of your dad: New research recently published in Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) suggests your social skills could depend how old your dad was when you were born.

Knowing that children born to men over 35 have a greater risk of developing autism, a developmental disorder; and schizophrenia, a mental disorder; researchers wanted to see whether a father's age could affect the social skills of children without these disorders in more subtle ways. So they asked parents of 15,000 twins between the ages of 4 and 16 to fill out behavioral assessments about their kids.

When researchers compared the assessments to each child's father's age at conception, they found no developmental differences in conduct problems (i.e., fighting with and bullying other children), emotional symptoms (i.e., having many worries, being nervous in new situations), hyperactivity (i.e., fidgeting, being easily distracted), or peer problems (i.e., getting on better with adults than other children), regardless of a father's age.

However, researchers noticed a difference in kids' prosocial behaviors, (i.e., helping others, acknowledging others' pain, sharing, and being considerate) among children of relatively young and old fathers: In early childhood, kids born to dads younger than 25 years old or older than 51 years old started out exhibiting the most prosocial behaviors. And although all children displayed more prosocial behaviors as they aged, the progress was markedly more pronounced in kids with middle-aged dads compared to those with relatively young or old dads.

What Gives?

"Our hypothesis is that those children may have slightly different ways of picking up social skills than offspring of middle-aged men," says lead study author Magdalena Janecka, PhD, fellow at the Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. "Typical social behaviors may emerge at a slightly different time and show different developmental patterns. "

Why Care?

If your dad was particularly young or old, it could explain why you found social situations during adolescence more challenging than people born to middle-aged dads — or why you felt less empathy than others in your early teens. (Not your fault!) Meanwhile, if your dad was middle-aged when he had you, it could explain why you became increasingly considerate as you aged.

The Bottom Line

You can't change when your parents decided to have you, and you probably shouldn't let this study guide your baby-making. ("Our study definitely should not influence men's decision about the timing of their fatherhood," Janecka says.) Still, the results sure take some pressure off moms, whose age had no effect on the social skills of kids in this study.

Link: http://www.cosmopolitan.com/food-cocktails/a9592611/paternal-age-social-skills/



Emerging Tick Borne Illness Makes Lyme Disease Look Harmless-A new tick-borne disease is spreading across the U.S. and infectious disease experts are concerned.

Powassan virus, which the CDC reports is related to West Nile, is still rarely gotten, but the affects can be fatal. While it is transmitted within hours of the contact with a tick, the virus can cause meningitis and brain inflammation called encephalitis.

The concern among doctors is the virus is now being spread by the common deer tick and not just the type that never bothered with humans. So far, the bulk of the cases of Powassan virus have been in Minnesota.

Those who do develop symptoms experience things like fever, confusion, weakness, vomiting, headache, and seizures within one to four weeks. The CDC has recorded eight deaths and reports 50 percent who survive experience permanent neurological symptoms.Source: Fox News


GoogleDocs Phishing Scam Making Its Way To Inboxes

Google is warning about a new scam plaguing customers. The company says a phishing email is being sent to people inviting them to view a Google Docs document. The bigger problem? The email usually comes from a known contact.

Clicking on the invitation takes the recipient to a Google sign-in that actually gives scammers access to your email and contact list.

What to do? Google is telling customers NOT to click on the phishing bait and to report it if they get such an email.

Source: USA Today


Caffeinated Bagels Are Here

Looking for an extra jolt of energy to get you going in the morning? As of today, you can get the world’s first caffeinated bagel at Einstein Bros. Bagels. It’s called the “Espresso Buzz Bagel” and each one has 32-milligrams of caffeine, which is about a third of what’s in an average eight-ounce cup.

The bagel chain has been perfecting the buzzy bagel for about nine months and they hope that people will want to chew their way to being alert. In addition to the caffeine - which comes from both espresso and coffee-cherry flour - the bagel also has 13 grams of protein, which comes from cocoa.

But the real question is: How do the Espresso Buzz Bagels taste? When tasters tried them out, they were pretty evenly divided. The bagel is described as having a “slightly sweet taste” at first, but with a few more bites, “the bitterness from the espresso really kicks in.”

“This tastes like chewy coffee and I’m not sure that’s a good thing,” said one taster. But another couldn’t get enough, saying, “I love coffee and I love this.”

Along with the Espresso Buzz Bagel, Einstein’s is introducing two other new “Boosted” bagels:

  • The Cherry Chia - It’s vegan and has chia seeds, oats, and 12 grams of protein.
  • The Savory Parm - This one has three kinds of cheese and 13 grams of protein.

Source: Fox News



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