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Experts poke holes in marketing claims about fidget spinners

Teachers' worst nightmare.Image: Drew Angerer/Getty Images Fidget spinners are a fun, relaxing fount of mindless entertainment. But are they really more than a cheap toy? Some experts say no. Despite marketing claims, there’s no research that shows the wildly popular spinners are therapeutic tools for people with anxiety, autism, or […]

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Experts poke holes in marketing claims about fidget spinners

Teachers' worst nightmare.Image: Drew Angerer/Getty Images Fidget spinners are a fun, relaxing fount of mindless entertainment. But are they really more than a cheap toy? Some experts say no. Despite marketing claims, there’s no research that shows the wildly popular spinners are therapeutic tools for people with anxiety, autism, or […]

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Social Experiment Finds People That Have Never Jumped Off a 10 Meter Tower and Films the Results

“Ten Meter Tower” is a short film by Maximilien Van Aertryck and Axel Danielson. Through an online advertisement in Sweden, the filmmakers found 67 people who had never been on a 10-meter (about 33 feet) diving tower before, and had never jumped from that high. They paid each of them […]

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Are smartphones really making our children sad?

US psychologist Jean Twenge, who has claimed that social media is having a malign affect on the young, answers critics who accuse her of crying wolf Last week, the childrens commissioner, Anne Longfield, responded to the campaign. The assumption that time online or in front of a screen is life […]

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Experts poke holes in marketing claims about fidget spinners

Teachers' worst nightmare.Image: Drew Angerer/Getty Images Fidget spinners are a fun, relaxing fount of mindless entertainment. But are they really more than a cheap toy? Some experts say no. Despite marketing claims, there’s no research that shows the wildly popular spinners are therapeutic tools for people with anxiety, autism, or […]

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Experts poke holes in marketing claims about fidget spinners

Teachers' worst nightmare.Image: Drew Angerer/Getty Images Fidget spinners are a fun, relaxing fount of mindless entertainment. But are they really more than a cheap toy? Some experts say no. Despite marketing claims, there’s no research that shows the wildly popular spinners are therapeutic tools for people with anxiety, autism, or […]

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