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Do smartphones cause mental illness?

The kids are not alright. According to new research highlighted by The Conversation, teens are more depressed, and both suicide and suicide attempt rates among U.S. teens are up double digits since 2010. Professor of Psychology Jean Twenge argues this disturbing trend is likely due to the smartphone. Smartphones are leaving people isolated and at risk of depression. However, Professor of...
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Is it racist to fly the Confederate flag?

Until recently, many Americans saw the Confederate flag in neutral or positive terms. But today, the rebel flag has become a flashpoint in America's culture wars, particularly because of the resurgence of white supremacist groups. Those who fly the rebel flag say it represents Southern heritage, honors the Confederate dead, and symbolizes defiance. Critics of the flag say it's a symbol of...
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