Image credit: Getty Images/Hero ImagesThat social media is not entirely good for us shouldn’t come as a great shock, but the received wisdom as to why may not tell the full story. What if the main problem with social media is not with data theft, fake news, trolling, or election interference, but a far more fundamental problem that can’t be fixed with software … [Read more...] about Have our brains just not evolved for social media?
Why social media is bad for relationships
(in)Secure is a weekly column that dives into the rapidly escalating topic of cybersecurity. Apple had a lot to say about cybersecurity and privacy at WWDC 2018. In light of Facebook’s recent data scandal, other data-reliant companies like Google have come under scrutiny for its data policies. Through it all, Apple has come out on top, staying in the good graces of both … [Read more...] about Apple’s new privacy features are bad for Facebook, but great for everyone else
By CAROLYN HAX, SYNDICATED COLUMNIST Published 2:31 pm, Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Adapted from a recent online discussion. Dear Carolyn: Thanks so much for your response [to my question in Monday's column]. Unfortunately, my husband won't be the one to [tell his parents to back off]; I've asked him to after I walked away from a conversation before, and he declined, saying … [Read more...] about Carolyn Hax: Husband’s discomfort with confrontation doesn’t bode well for his parenting
By CAROLYN HAX, SYNDICATED COLUMNIST Updated 9:57 am, Sunday, May 6, 2018 Photo: Tang Yau Hoong, Getty Images Adapted from a recent online discussion. Dear Carolyn: My boyfriend and I have been dating for about six months, and I'm really enjoying it. He is 30 and I'm 26. I mentioned that I've been making my … [Read more...] about Carolyn Hax: Hitting the pause button on a good relationship
By CAROLYN HAX, SYNDICATED COLUMNIST Updated 10:39 am, Sunday, April 29, 2018 Photo: OSTILL, Getty Images Adapted from a recent online discussion. Dear Carolyn: I'm a divorced dad and have my daughter, 9, every other week. I try to schedule play dates for her and am met with hesitation. It seems like her mom … [Read more...] about Carolyn Hax: Divorced dad struggles to schedule play dates for his daughter