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Nearly 20 Percent Of Young Adults Use Their Smartphones During Sex: Survey

Person using cell phone while driving.

Person using cell phone while driving. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here’s a definitive sign that Americans have taken multitasking way too far: They’re looking at their smartphones while doing it.

Nearly 20 percent of young adult smartphone owners in the U.S. between the ages of 18 and 34 use their smartphones during sex, and nearly 1 in ten U.S. adults who own smartphones use them during sex.

The survey from Harris Interactive on behalf of start-up Jumio did not ask respondents what they are “using” the phones for. Perhaps there’s something much more kinky going on here. Probably though it’s just a lot of people surreptitiously glancing at their iPhones to see if they got a text or a new comment on their Facebook post.

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How to protect yourself from debit-card fraud

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A credit card, the biggest beneficiary of the Marquette Bank decision (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

How’s this for a phone call you don’t want on a Sunday night: Visa’s fraud unit, calling to ask whether you’re aware that $1,371 has been wired from your bank account via Western Union.

Lisa Rokusek was definitely not aware of this transaction, since she hadn’t initiated it.

As it turns out, Rokusek, a US woman from St. Louis, Missouri, should have been wary of that phone call, too, if the caller did in fact claim to be from Visa’s fraud unit, as originally reported in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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3 Ways Young People Are Impacting Green Policies and Changes Around The World

The Earth seen from Apollo 17.

The Earth seen from Apollo 17. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We only have one planet Earth and because of this we need to take care of it. Unfortunately, there are many factors that contribute to the destruction of the environment and it’s up to us to cut down on or eliminate destructive habits that are hurting our planet. Around the world, many young people are realizing it’s up to them to save the earth and this realization is having a major impact on green policies and changes around the world in the following ways.

  • New Ideas –  The youth of today have a fresh outlook that is helping to encourage environmental change. There are many outdated environmental policies in place today, and young people are helping to update these policies with fresh ideas.
  • Use Of Technology –  Through the use of technology, young people have been impacting green policies around the world. Today’s young people are amongst the first to use the internet to inform and educate people about the environment. Also, young people use the internet to organize and vote on environmental policies and this has made a major impact on green policy changes.


7 Reasons College Students Make the Best Bloggers


So, you want to start a blog? The only problem is the fact that you’re in college. With exams to study for, extra curriculars taking up your time, and way too many parties eating up your social schedule, it can be hard to justify starting a blog for no reason other than a slight curiosity. However, this college lifestyle that you think is keeping you from blogging is actually one of the main things that will make you a great blogger. College students have the potential to make some of the best kinds of bloggers. From constant access to the freedom of youth, to the ability to speak your mind and understand the world around you, there is good reason to think twice before discounting a blogging career while in college. Read on for what makes college students such excellent bloggers:


Where Tweets Are Born: The Top Countries On Twitter

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twitter logo map 09 (Photo credit: The Next Web)

Call it the United States of Tweets.

According to a study by the Oxford Internet Institute that examined which countries use Twitter the most, citizens in the U.S. interact with Twitter more than any other country, followed by Brazil, Indonesia, and the United Kingdom.

“The six largest countries in terms of information production through Twitter are: (1) the United States, (2) Brazil, (3) Indonesia, (4) the United Kingdom, (5) Mexico, and (6) Malaysia,” the Oxford Internet Institute wrote in its report. ”It is interesting to note that only two of the countries on that list are in the Global North and are traditional hubs of the production of codified knowledge.”

The researchers created a chart to illustrate which countries tweet most frequently, with more active nations getting a large portion of space on the “map.” Countries with darker shaded blocks also have a higher percentage of internet users, giving them higher “Twitter penetration.” (See the chart here)