This week’s question would appear to answer itself: It is the rare person who emerges from an hour’s scrolling feeling healthy, rejuvenated, and better-prepared to take on the vicissitudes of the day. The general consensus among the terminally online would seem to be that the internet is a miserable place just barely made tolerable by the idiots and well-meaning naifs whose screw-ups at least provide something to ridicule. But is there a scientific basis for this generalized feeling? How has social media actually impacted mental health, per the research? For this week’s Giz Asks, we reached out to a number of experts to find out.
Daily Archives: August 16, 2021
North Carolina Lawmakers Looking to Raise Minimum Marriage Age From 14 to 16
Lawmakers in North Carolina are looking to push the state’s minimum marriage age from 14 to 16, and are trying to limit the age difference between a 16-year-old and their spouse to four years.