Are carebots ’empathetic’ enough to replace human doctors?

Emilee Geist

Research shows that doctors who offer empathic and positive messages can reduce a patient’s pain, improve their recovery after surgery, and lower the amount of morphine they need. But it doesn’t mean that telling a patient something simple, such as “this drug will make you feel better,” will have an effect. It’s more complicated than that, as our latest research shows.

Positive messages are usually repeated, definite, specific, and personal. They should also be communicated by an authority figure who shows empathy (see graphic below). While our study does not identify what the most effective components of a positive message are (the sample was too small), the results imply that, for example, a positive message that is not specific or personalized and is delivered by a doctor perceived to lack authority and empathy, will not have the desired effect.

What does all this mean for digitally assisted consultations ranging from

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20 courses for less than $20 that will help you learn something new

Emilee Geist

20 courses for less than $20 that will help you learn something new
20 courses for less than $20 that will help you learn something new

As disappointing and discouraging as the cancellations and postponement of events and milestones may be, this forced free time has given us all a unique opportunity to better ourselves. You can focus your extra time on amping up your workout routines and eating healthier or you can fuel your mind by learning new skills. Both are great, but if you opt for the latter category, we’ve got the perfect thing to help you get started.

These 20 online courses are all under $20 for a limited time and can help you use your period of social distancing to build skills that make you more well-rounded, more marketable to employers, and just an overall better version of yourself. The year 2020 could be the perfect time for growth, after all. Whether you want to learn to code, launch

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Online Inside Design With Modsy

Emilee Geist

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The best porn alternatives that are entirely SFW

Emilee Geist

The best porn alternatives that are entirely SFW
The best porn alternatives that are entirely SFW

August 8 is International Female Orgasm Day, and we’re celebrating with an entire week dedicated to exploring the business and pleasure of porn.

Most people understandably associate the word “porn” with sexually explicit, super NSFW material. But nowadays, the word “porn” can be used to describe a magnitude of visually appealing content online.

From delicious-looking food porn to semi-gross pimple popping porn, the internet is full of exciting (and extremely safe for work) porn to marvel over.

In honor of Mashable’s “Porn Week” we decided to round up some of the best safe for work porn the internet has to offer. So next time you’re looking for some gorgeous, wholesome content to gaze at, let this list help point you in the right direction.

Remember: You can always check Reddit’s r/sfwpornnetwork landing page to scope out the site’s SFW porn suggestions. But

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MUJI Launches Furniture Subscription Service in Japan

Emilee Geist

2020 has been an extraordinary year, to say the least. With the coronavirus pandemic changing billions of people’s lives and forcing them to create office spaces within the confines of their homes, one well-established company is offering a solution in the form of a new subscription furniture service.

Simple, sleek workspace pieces available to rent through MUJI's new furniture subscription service.
Simple, sleek workspace pieces available to rent through MUJI’s new furniture subscription service.

Rented furniture has been around for a long while, but MUJI, a Japanese company with 700 stores around the world and vast product experience with over 7,000 goods ranging from clothing to homeware and food, rents pieces that are representative of an iconic style. While some might call it minimalist, the company sees it differently, explaining that “MUJI’s products, born from an extremely rational manufacturing process, are succinct, but they are not in the minimalist style. That is, they are like empty vessels. Simplicity and emptiness yield the ultimate

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