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Month: October 2018

Ride Sharing And Drunk Driving: Are The Two Related?
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Ride Sharing And Drunk Driving: Are The Two Related?

If you've ever taken a drivers ed course, you've probably spent time watching the horror stories of the consequences of drunk driving. It truly is an epidemic in our country: roughly 29 people die every day in car accidents that involve a drunk driver. However, evidence has emerged that the introduction of ride sharing services, such as Uber and Lyft, have reduced the number of drunk driving incidents -- including those that don't get into accidents or arrested. A closer look at a few American cities reveal the subtleties of this impact: Miami's police department reported a 31% decrease in DUI arrests over the past four years, adding that only 594 people had been arrested for DUIs last year compared to the over 1,500 that had been arrested each year from 2013 to 2015. In Portland,...
Russian Bots Spread Vaccine Misinformation During 2016 Election
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Russian Bots Spread Vaccine Misinformation During 2016 Election

The creation of the Internet spawned a new age for humanity; suddenly, information could be acquired if someone simply knew how to search for it. The constant access to new updates and developments allowed people to share and collaborate on projects and is responsible for some of the most profound advancements and achievements of humankind. Unfortunately, the very same power can be used for malicious purposes, spreading incorrect information to incite people who don't know any better or aren't willing to dig any deeper. For example, scientists recently discovered that Russian bots were spewing false information about vaccines on Twitter during the 2016 presidential election. However, their goals were to stir up the American public in an attempt to divide us even further than we alread...
After Protests, Youtube Algorithms Direct Germans Toward Extremist Content
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After Protests, Youtube Algorithms Direct Germans Toward Extremist Content

At the end of August, protests broke out in Chemnitz, Germany, with far-right demonstrators expressing their vehement opinions about the presence of asylum seekers and immigrants in the country. According to the New York Times, the protesters’ actions were sparked by claims that a man was attacked and killed by an Iraqi and Syrian asylum seeker on August 26th. More than 8,000 people attended the “mob-like” protest, with known Neo-Nazis present. After the protests, city officials began receiving phone calls from reporters looking for government comments about the cause of the riots. It quickly became apparent that many of the callers had false information. According to the New York Times, these rumors included claims of a second man being killed by asylum seekers, and the notion that the...
3 Great Ways to Increase Concentration in the Workplace
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3 Great Ways to Increase Concentration in the Workplace

No matter what career field you're involved in, the ability to concentrate and focus throughout the day is extremely important. Unfortunately, that is much easier said than actually done. If you're a leader, remaining focused and motivating employees is even more important. The five main components of relational leadership are inclusion, empowerment, purposefulness, ethical behaviors, and process orientation. Hopefully, this information will help you at least get back on track toward improving your daily, weekly, and annual mental state at your workplace so you can increase your productivity levels and really get down to business. Here are some things that you can do to improve your concentration and focus at work, and, in turn, earn more money throughout the year and your entire profes...
Busted! More Than 500 Fake IDs Seized By Philadelphia Customs Agents
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Busted! More Than 500 Fake IDs Seized By Philadelphia Customs Agents

Many college students see acquiring a fake ID as a rite of passage. In fact, with today's technology, more fake IDs are being seen than ever before. Rather than relying on your friend's sketchy older brother, tech-savvy college kids are turning to the dark web to order fake IDs online. But college students in Philadelphia are going to have less fake IDs than expected -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say that since May, more than 500 fake IDs have been seized as shipments are intercepted. With about 218 million people having U.S. driver's licenses in 2015 alone, the process of making fake IDs has improved over the years. Some fakes not only look like the real thing, they also scan like real IDs. Officials said the quality of the fake ID cards varied from poor to very good,...