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Study Reveals Snapchat, Facebook, and TikTok Use May Increase Depression in Adults

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Study Reveals Snapchat, Facebook, and TikTok Use May Increase Depression in Adults
Using social media platforms like Snapchat, Facebook or TikTok are likely associated with a greater chance of a subsequent increase in depressive symptoms, a new study finds.

The researchers, including Roy H. Perlis of Harvard Medical School, Boston, found that in modified regression models Snapchat, facebook and TikTok use in the first study were significantly associated with a greater risk of increase in self-reported depressive symptoms.

“In this survey study, 5,395 individuals with minimal depressive symptoms in the first survey who reported using Snapchat, Facebook or TikTok were more likely to report increased levels of depressive symptoms in a later survey,” the researchers said.

“These results suggest that certain social media use preceded worsening depressive symptoms,” she added.

For the study, published in the journal JAMA Network Open, the team included data from 13 waves of a non-probable Internet survey conducted approximately monthly among individuals 18 years of age and older in the US between May 2020 and May 2021.

The data was analyzed in July and August 2021.

Logistic regression was applied without reweighting, with an increase of 5 points or more in the patient health questionnaire (PHQ-9) score with 9 items as outcome and sociodemographic characteristics of the participants, baseline PHQ-9 and use of each social media platform as independent variables.

They were asked, “Do you ever use any of the following social media sites or apps?” such as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, TikTok, Twitter, Snapchat and YouTube.

They were asked to identify all sources of Covid-19-related news they consumed in the past 24 hours, using them as a proxy for news sources in general, while examining web-based versus television-based news separately; various social supports available “to talk to if you had a problem, were feeling sad or depressed”; and face-to-face meetings with non-household members in the preceding 24 hours.

Among respondents who initially reported no depressive symptoms, social media use was associated with a greater likelihood of a subsequent increase in depressive symptoms after adjusting for sociodemographic characteristics and news sources, the team said.

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Man receives double win after accidentally playing the same numbers twice in lottery

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Man receives double win after accidentally playing the same numbers twice in lottery

FAYETTEVILLE, NC (Gray News) — An accidental double purchase turned out to be a blessing for a man in North Carolina.

Scotty Thomas bought two identical Lucky for Life raffle tickets in Saturday’s drawing, according to the North Carolina Education Lottery.

“I was just in bed watching a basketball game on TV and couldn’t remember if I had filled it in or not,” said Thomas, a 49-year-old dump truck driver. “I went ahead and re-entered it and the next morning my son asked why there were two different amounts. I realized, ‘I think I filled it in twice.’”

Turns out that “mistake” turned into double wins.

Thomas received two emails notifying him of each winning ticket.

“When I realized I had won, I had to lie down on the floor because I really couldn’t believe it,” said Thomas. “It’s just a blessing.”

He was faced with several options to collect his winnings when he arrived at the lottery headquarters on Monday.

Thomas was able to take both prizes as an annuity and receive $50,000 each year for the rest of his life.

He could get a prize of $25,000 a year for the rest of his life; and the second as a lump sum of $390,000.

Or he can take both as flat-rate prizes, a total of $780,000.

According to the NCEL, Thomas decided to pay both prices at once so that he could invest in his business, pay some bills, help his family and possibly buy a house.

In the end, he took home $551,851 after required federal and state tax withholdings.

Lucky for Life is one of four lottery games in North Carolina where players have the option to purchase their tickets through Online Play, either through the lottery website or with the official NC Lottery mobile app.

Copyright 2021 Gray Media Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Why do tires deflate in cold weather?

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Why do tires deflate in cold weather?

It has happened to many of us. As soon as you start the engine, the “low tire pressure” light will come on. But have you ever noticed that it happens more in the winter?

As the temperature drops, especially with arctic air, the pressure in the tire decreases. About 1-2 PSI per 10 degree drop. PSI stands for pounds per square inch. As the temperature outside gets warmer, you have more pressure on your tires.

When it comes to cold weather, individual gas molecules in the enclosed tired can have less energy at lower temperatures. Less energy means that the molecules move less. This means less pressure on the tire walls. The tire may therefore deflate slightly.

The opposite is true at warmer temperatures. There is more energy in the gas molecules. They move freely and exert pressure on the walls of the tire.

Knowing this, it’s no surprise that you may have noticed the low air pressure light in your car in this latest arctic air outbreak. It doesn’t always mean you need more air, just that your tires may need to be checked.

Here are some more winter tips that might help you: If your locks are frozen, cover your key with a little hand sanitizer, the alcohol will help melt the ice in the lock. Keep cat litter in your trunk. It can be used as traction for your tires if you get stuck. Putting some kitty litter in a pair of socks and leaving it in your car can help absorb the moisture in the air that can fog up your windows. Speaking of fog, a great way to get rid of it is to use a chalkboard eraser. Also, do not leave liquids in your car overnight. It can aid in the development of fog.

We must not forget the winter survival kit. No matter how new or running well your car is, you can still get stuck. Provide batteries and a flashlight, cell phone charger, blankets, water, and non-perishable snacks. If you are traveling in the winter, it is best to let someone know where you are going and how long it will take to get there. Sometimes friendly phone tracking apps can also provide peace of mind.

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Australia vs England 1st Day of Testing 2 Live Scores

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Australia vs England, Ashes 1st day of testing 2 Live:After Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc raced through the England batting lineup, knocking them out on Day 1 for a paltry 147 in just 50.1 overs, all eyes will be on David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith on Day 2 in Brisbane. Can the Australian batters drive home the advantage and beat England in the first Test game? Chris Woakes, Ollie Robinson and Ben Stokes will probably have different ideas. They would hope the Gabba field comes to their rescue, just as it did when Australia was bowling. England must strike early on the second day and not allow Australia to start. After the final session of Day 1 was washed away by rain, both teams hoped for clear weather to get things started. (FULL SCORED CARD)

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England: Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Woakes, Ollie Robinson, Mark Wood, Jack Leach

Australia: David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey(wk), Pat Cummins(c), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood

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