‘We’re designing minds’: Industry insider reveals secrets of addictive app trade

The average Canadian teenager is on track to spend nearly a decade of their life staring at a smartphone, and that’s no accident, according to an industry insider who shared some time-sucking secrets of the app design trade. CBC Marketplace travelled to Dopamine Labs, a startup in Venice, Calif.

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‘We’re designing minds’: Industry insider reveals secrets of addictive app trade

Wake-up call: How a lack of sleep can cause Alzheimer’s

I DON’T mean to pry, but how much sleep did you get last night? What about over the past week? I ask because the answer could have serious consequences for your future mental health. More than 44 million people worldwide currently have Alzheimer’s disease, including members of my own family.

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Andrew Ng Has a Chatbot That Can Help with Depression

I’m a little embarrassed to admit this, but I’ve been seeing a virtual therapist. It’s called Woebot, and it’s a Facebook chatbot developed by Stanford University researchers that offers interactive cognitive behavioral therapy.

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First Evidence That Online Dating Is Changing the Nature of Society

Not so long ago, nobody met a partner online. Then, in the 1990s, came the first dating websites. Match.com went live in 1995. A new wave of dating websites, such as OKCupid, emerged in the early 2000s. And the 2012 arrival of Tinder changed dating even further.

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