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700 college-age Facebook users surveyed

Study finds that Facebook creates a status of envy and can lead to depression

Facebook phenomenon that researchers say involves obsessively checking the social-media site to see how your life and activities compare to those of your friends. This behavior, says Margaret Duffy, professor and chair of strategic communication at the Missouri University (MU) School of Journalism, can make you feel unhappy. Leer más

University of Missouri

Internet accessibility an important factor in government transparency

Public affairs experts say easy and constant access by citizens to important government information, referred to as government transparency, is vital for good governance as well as the perception by citizens that the government is trustworthy. University of Missouri researchers have found that county governments in densely populated urban areas tend to be more transparent on their official websites if their citizens have good Internet access. Leer más

Clean Power Plan

Obama unveils major climate change proposal

The United Satates unveiled a major climate change plan aimed at a large reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from the nation´s coal-burning power plants. On Monday, President Barack Obama started selling it to the public at a White House event. The Clean Power Plan sets achievable standards to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent from 2015 levels by 2030.  Leer más

Civil Protection

European Commission gives €6 million for humanitarian needs in Libya

The European Commission is giving €6 million in humanitarian funding to meet the most urgent needs of the people who have been severely affected by the conflict in Libya. This includes migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. Leer más

Research for improved nutrition

Unhealthy diets contribute to a large proportion of non-communicable disease according to the WHO

In Europe, it may seem that everyone has access to the wide variety of nutritious foods necessary for a balanced and varied diet. Why then, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) is the burden of disease associated with poor nutrition continuing to grow in the WHO European Region?  Leer más

Eurobarometer survey

Citizens see immigration as top challenge for EU to tackle

More Europeans say they have a positive image of the European Union and trust in the EU has gone up since last November. In addition, citizens see immigration as the major challenge facing the EU currently. These are some of the results of the latest Standard Eurobarometer survey. The survey was carried out between 16 and 27 May 2015 in 34 countries or territories Leer más

Fakes are costing Europe´s fashion industry 10% of its sales Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM)

Fakes are costing Europe´s fashion industry 10% of its sales

Counterfeits cost European brands the value of 9.7% of their total sales every year, or a staggering €26.3 billion according to a new report by Europe´s Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM). Those lost sales ripple outward, resulting in approximately 363,000 lost jobs across the manufacturing, retail, and wholesale sectors of Europe´s fashion industries. Leer más

Only 46% kiss in the romantic sense

Study finds that some cultures find kissing repulsive

The study by American Anthropologist found that of 168 cultures from around the world, only 46 per cent of them kiss in the romantic sense. The recent study shows that half of the world´s population does not partake in the exercise, with some cultures finding it repulsive. Leer más

Only 46% kiss in the romantic sense

Study finds that some cultures find kissing repulsive

The study by American Anthropologist found that of 168 cultures from around the world, only 46 per cent of them kiss in the romantic sense. The recent study shows that half of the world´s population does not partake in the exercise, with some cultures finding it repulsive. Leer más

Transportation laws

European Court of Justice to decide if Uber is a tech firm or a taxi company

The European Court of Justice has been called on to decide whether Uber should be considered a transport company or a digital service, in a move that could upend bans on the company across the continent. Leer más

Five things you should know when travelling abroad

We all love to travel, but do you know what to do if things go wrong? When there is an emergency, your flight gets cancelled or you lose your passport? There are EU rules in place to make travellers´ lives easier. Here are a few key points to remember. Leer más

Photographer of the new European Parliament

European Parliament invites all talented EU residents to join this photo competition

The European Parliament invites all talented EU residents, over 18 years old, to join this photo competition featuring a different photo theme each month until September 2015. The topic for this month is ´Children and youth´. Leer más

6-17 July 2015, Cavan

The European Parliament host a conference focusing on women in politics

The European Parliament is hosting a conference on 16 and 17 July 2015 in the Cavan Crystal Hotel, Cavan focusing on Women in Politics. The conference will concentrate particularly on politics at the European level and will feature presentations by European Parliament Vice President Mairead McGuinness and MEP Marian Harkin on Friday morning, 17 July. Leer más

Over 1 million more people living in the EU than in 2014First population estimates

Over 1 million more people living in the EU than in 2014

On 1 January 2015, the population of the European Union was estimated at 508.2 million, compared with 506.9 million on 1 January 2014. During the year 2014, 5.1 million babies were born in the EU, while 4.9 million persons died, meaning that the EU recorded a positive natural change of its population of 0.2 million, double that of 2013. The remainder of the change is driven mainly by net migration. Leer más

Digital amnesia

New study finds smartphones and the Internet could be destroying for our memories

A new study says smartphones and the Internet could be destroying our memories and giving us so-called "digital amnesia."The software security group, Kaspersky Lab, looked at 1,000 people and found many people don´t even attempt to memorize or recall information, they instead just turn to the Internet or their smartphone for the answers. The study suggests that could hurt people´s ability to use their memory at all. Leer más

For this holiday season

Europe calls for stricter enforcement of passenger rights legislation in Europe

The European Commission is calling for better application and enforcement of passenger rights legislation in the European Union. As a first remedy, the Commission adopted interpretative guidelines clarifying the existing rules in the rail sector. Leer más

European Happiness Equality Index

Northern European countries top the Happiness Equality Index Europe 2015

Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Denmark and Iceland top the latest Happiness Equality Index Europe 2015. The report is from the Happiness Research Institute, an independent think tank which explores "why some societies are happier than others." The south-eastern countries bottomed out this latest happiness list. Leer más

EU telecoms rules

End to roaming charges in June 2017

Almost two years after the European Commission put forward its proposal for a telecoms single market, an agreement was found with the European Parliament and the Council. The compromise was reached earlier today following final negotiations between the three institutions (so-called ´trilogue´ meetings) Leer más

304 recordings of music from across the world

Humans across the world dance to the same beat

A new study carried out by the University of Exeter and Tokyo University of the Arts has found that songs from around the world tend to share features, including a strong rhythm, that enable coordination in social situations and encourage group bonding. Leer más

Google´s competitive practices

Study suggests that Google may manipulate search results

A study published this week notes that Google "has increasingly developed and promoted its own content as an alternative to results from other websites." The study could renew calls for government regulators to reopen an investigation into Google for unfairly promoting its own service. Leer más

Facebook celebrate the annual Pride day with  profile pictures filled with a rainbowLGBT equality

Facebook celebrate the annual Pride day with profile pictures filled with a rainbow

The social networking giant introduced a new rainbow filter to celebrate LGBT equality across its network. CEO Mark Zuckerberg changed his own profile picture first with a rainbow superimposed on it. You can also add the filter by visiting facebook.com/celebratepride to superimpose the rainbow banner over your profile picture. Leer más

Impact of music on society

Heavy metal music combats depression, study finds

Leah Sharman from the University of Queensland´s School of Psychology is researching the impact of music on society. A study has shown listening to heavy metal or extreme kinds of music helps purge emotions like anger and depression.  Leer más

To extend mobile internet to consumers

AT&T to invest 3 billion dolars in Mexico

In a meeting this week with Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto, AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson announced that AT&T plans to invest approximately US$3 billion to extend its high-speed, mobile Internet service to Mexico, covering 100 million people in Mexico by year-end 2018. This is in addition to the US$4.4 billion AT&T invested earlier this year to acquire Iusacell and NEXTEL Mexico.  Leer más

Summer accounts for more than half of the tourism activity of EU residentsSummer tourism in the EU

Summer accounts for more than half of the tourism activity of EU residents

A clear seasonal pattern on tourism activity of residents of the European Union can be observed. The summer season accounts for more than half of the total number of tourism nights spent by EU residents during the whole year. A little more than 60% of these nights were spent in their own country, while almost 40% of summer season tourism nights were spent abroad.  Leer más

Gender Gaps

Men think they are much better at math than they really are, study finds

Men may be more likely to pursue careers in science and engineering simply because they think they are better at the subjects than women. Researchers found that men think they are much better at math than they really are. Women, on the other hand, tend to accurately estimate their arithmetic prowess, the study found. Leer más
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