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Negative social media experiences lead to loneliness in young adults, study says

Negative social media experiences lead to loneliness in young adults, study says

Health
Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Negative experiences online may bring about higher rates of loneliness among social media users, a study says. Every 10 percent increase in negative interactions on social media made the study participants 13 percent more likely to feel lonely, according to new research published Tuesday in the American Journal of Health Promotion. "Social media is, seemingly, about connecting people. So it is surprising and interesting that our investigations reveal social media being linked to loneliness," study lead author Brian Primack, director of University of Pittsburgh's Center for Research on Media Technology and Health, said in a news release. "Perceived social isolation, which is a synonym for loneliness, is associated with poor health outcomes, such as high blood pressure, hea...
US Syria withdrawal will lead to 'revival of IS'

US Syria withdrawal will lead to 'revival of IS'

World
Donald Trump's decision to pull US forces out of Syria will lead to a revival of Islamic State in the country, Syrian rebels have warned. The US-backed, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said pulling American troops and officials out of its region would have "dangerous implications" on international stability.In a statement, the SDF said: "The White House's decision to withdraw from northern and eastern Syria will negatively affect the campaign against terrorism.It would also "create a political and military vaccum in the area, leaving its people between the claws of hostile parties," it said.Wednesday's surprise White House announcement has clearly rattled Washington's Kurdish allies, who are its most reliable partner in Syria and among the most effective ground f...
'No deal' Brexit could lead to economic collapse – BoE

'No deal' Brexit could lead to economic collapse – BoE

Business
The Bank of England says that a disorderly Brexit could push the UK towards the biggest slump in modern memory. It says that a disorderly Brexit, involving no new trade deals, severe disruption at borders and uncertain economic conditions, could lead to the British economy shrinking by nearly 8% - more than the effect of the financial crisis.In an 88-page document, the bank also claims that a disorderly Brexit could lead to house prices falling by 30%, unemployment nearly doubling and inflation spiralling to 6.5%.Under those circumstances, the interest rate could rocket to 5.5%, it adds. ...
Jeremy Siegel: With tech down for the count, a 'surprise' move could lead the market higher

Jeremy Siegel: With tech down for the count, a 'surprise' move could lead the market higher

Finance
The stock market can "absolutely" go higher even without technology stocks leading the way, Wharton School finance professor Jeremy Siegel told CNBC on Friday. Tech stocks, which have delivered the best returns in recent years, have been hammered lately. October was their worst month since 2008. "We might get surprised by [investors] moving into some more dividend stocks even in a rising interest rate environment because bonds wouldn't be good and people who don't want the risk of tech might say, 'Hey, I want stocks that have had long-term good dividend performance for income,'" Siegel said on "Closing Bell." ...
Former Intel boss Brian Krzanich to lead CDK Global

Former Intel boss Brian Krzanich to lead CDK Global

Technology
The former CEO of Intel is being named as the top executive at CDK Global, a company that provides technology to auto dealers. Brian Krzanich resigned from Intel in June after the company learned that he had carried on a consensual relationship with an employee. He had held the top job at the tech company for just over five years. He joined Intel Corp. in 1982 as an engineer. Companies have become more diligent about enforcing rules governing intercompany relationships in the #MeToo-era. Krzanich, 58, replaces Brian MacDonald at CDK Global, which has annual revenue of about $ 2 billion. Based outside of Chicago in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, CDK provides technology and marketing services to auto dealers in more than 100 countries. It serves about 30,000 retailers and most automotive manuf...