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It seems there’s an endless appetite for man-boys working in technology: before Loaded, there was Silicon Valley, Amazon’s Betas, The IT Crowd and what was that other thing …? Oh yes. Reality.
The link between A.I and mental health is less hyped, but Franklin and his team have developed algorithms that can predict whether someone will die by suicide with over 80 percent accuracy.
Of course, the developers aren’t claiming that Robin provides an in-depth exploration of the illness. But as a society, we seem to have embraced the idea that a superficial brush with other people’s lived experiences can bring us real insight.
We have to get over the idea that spending hours in a mahogany chair, frowning over a leather-bound volume from 1623 is the best way to absorb information. And let’s be honest: some authors waffle on.
Mood-improving apps are everywhere. But can they actually help our mental health?
Print sales rose 7% in 2016, in large part thanks to Wicks (with a little help from JK Rowling and colouring books for adults).
As I grew up, I didn’t relate to the way marriage was usually presented, in real life and in pop culture: as aspirational, a source of validation and the only way to escape loneliness.
Fisher’s humour isn’t an attempt to avoid sadness, but to convey it in a way people will find palatable. Her characters live by Fisher’s own edict: “If my life wasn’t funny, it would just be true, and that’s unacceptable.”
While an increase in disabled characters is heartening, visibility isn’t everything.
While many of us would benefit from a little more fresh air and exercise, the goggle box does have its good side.
When I was 19, I had great friends, a new relationship, and plans to travel across Europe as soon as I could. I was studying English language at Lancaster University, living on a campus so ridiculously bucolic baby bunnies hopped across my path on a regular basis. It felt like life couldn’t get any better.
Cutting-edge technology is helping to revolutionise treatment for serious medical conditions.
While her comedy is sharp, she often delivers it in a chipper tone, more wry than ranting. (“L’Oreal. Because I am worth it. And because holding myself to an impossible standard of beauty keeps me from starting a riot.”)
Dating apps aren't only for people looking for love: they could strengthen your relationship, too.