Social media

Could a 17-minute phone call with a stranger help cure loneliness? A new app aims to do just that
Social isolation

Could a 17-minute phone call with a stranger help cure loneliness? A new app aims to do just that

A psychiatrist believes he has found the answer to loneliness, launching an app which encourages conversations with strangers

Social media may be the new religion, but it hasn’t made us better people
Opinion

Social media may be the new religion, but it hasn’t made us better people

With his takeover of Twitter, Elon Musk could help to change the face of social media – if he wanted to

Do the TikTok plant pot candle heaters work? We asked a thermodynamics expert
Energy bills

Do the TikTok plant pot candle heaters work? We asked a thermodynamics expert

With energy bills soaring, candle heaters are sweeping TikTok as a cheap way to heat your home. We found out if they work – and if they’re safe

Calling all cash-stuffers: It’s time to use up those £20 notes
cost of living crisis

Calling all cash-stuffers: It’s time to use up those £20 notes

Gen Z are turning to ‘cash stuffing’ to prevent overspending 
Personal finance

Gen Z are turning to ‘cash stuffing’ to prevent overspending 

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The dark side of the influencer economy
Podcast

The dark side of the influencer economy

Nadine Dorries needed a ‘safe space’ to come up with her TikTok rap lyrics, says government
News

Nadine Dorries needed a ‘safe space’ to come up with her TikTok rap lyrics, says government

Elon Musk has bought Twitter for $44bn: Here are better ways he could have spent that money
Social media

Elon Musk has bought Twitter for $44bn: Here are better ways he could have spent that money

Our leaders have failed us, but bitter and divisive public discourse isn’t helping
John Bird

Our leaders have failed us, but bitter and divisive public discourse isn’t helping

‘A Universal Basic Income might not bring the utopia we imagine’
Opinion

‘A Universal Basic Income might not bring the utopia we imagine’

American journalists covering COP26 are confusing Edinburgh and Glasgow and the internet is having a ball
Environment

American journalists covering COP26 are confusing Edinburgh and Glasgow and the internet is having a ball

Nathan Filer’s podcast Why Do I Feel is a series of beautifully told stories
Culture

Nathan Filer’s podcast Why Do I Feel is a series of beautifully told stories

Online harassment: ‘Society is blind to the hatred of women’
Film

Online harassment: ‘Society is blind to the hatred of women’

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6 steps to improve your social media and mental health
Health

6 steps to improve your social media and mental health

Social media driving climate change and anti-vaccine pseudoscience
Environment

Social media driving climate change and anti-vaccine pseudoscience

Victoria Anderson: We must not sleepwalk into trusting fake news
Opinion

Victoria Anderson: We must not sleepwalk into trusting fake news