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( Antisemitic Incidents "Quadruple in UK" Since Hamas Attack in Israel
Oct 12th 2023, 10:02

Source: ( BBC News - UK NewsAntisemitic incidents in the UK have more than quadrupled since Hamas's attack on Israel, says a charity which helps Jewish people in the UK. The Community Security Trust recorded 89 "anti-Jewish hate" incidents from 7 to 10 October. That marked a more than four-fold rise on the 21 antisemitic incidents recorded in the same period last year. Security Minister Tom Tugendhat said he was "very concerned" at reports of an increase in antisemitism.


( Practicing Mindfulness with App May Improve Children's Mental Health
Oct 12th 2023, 10:01

Source: ( Science Daily - Top HealthWhen the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020, sending millions of students home from school, a group of MIT researchers wondered if remote, app-based mindfulness practices could offer health benefits. In a study conducted during 2020 and 2021, they report that children who used a mindfulness app at home for 40 days showed improvements in several aspects of mental health, including reductions in stress and negative emotions such as loneliness and...


( Could an AI-Created Profile Picture Help You Get a Job?
Oct 12th 2023, 10:01

Source: ( BBC News - TechnologyFilters and Photoshop move over, artificial intelligence (AI) is the new trend for creating online profile pictures. Over the summer a video went viral on TikTok, captioned "using this trend to get a new LinkedIn headshot." In the short clip, a young woman shows both how she looks in real life, and the professional-looking headshot photos that she created using an AI-powered app called Remini. The video has now been watched over 50 million times.


( APA Warns of Psychological Impacts of Violence in Middle East
Oct 12th 2023, 06:10

Source: ( APA Press ReleasesThe American Psychological Association condemns the recent violent attack by Hamas on Israel. We also are deeply disturbed by the human suffering and loss of life and liberty for civilians caught in this escalating conflict. We recognize that the situation is complicated, but there can be no justification for acts of indiscriminate violence, for holding people hostage, or for cutting off access to basic necessities, such as electricity, food,...


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