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Natasha Parent

Natasha Parent

PhD Student in Human Development, Learning and Culture, University of British Columbia
Natasha Parent is a PhD Student in Human Development, Learning, and Culture at the University of British Columbia and works as a Graduate Academic Assistant at the BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU). Her research interests broadly include the sociocultural and technological factors impacting adolescent development and young adulthood. Recently, her work at the BCCSU has focused on exploring the contextual aspects of young sexual and gender minority men's sexualized use of substances, including how it intersects with their experiences of mental health and overall well being.

Young people's fear of missing out may be fuelling feelings of social disconnection during COVID-19

Dec 04, 2021 01:54 am UTC| Health

Most of us have spent more time on screens since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. This increase in screen time may be especially pronounced among teens because of school closures, the cancellation of extracurricular...

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Economy

Krispy Kreme announces dozen donuts giveaway for blood donors

Krispy Kreme is helping in its own way to help tackle the blood shortage across the nation. The donut company announced on Monday, Jan. 24, that it will be giving away free dozen donuts to people who will donate blood to...

Little Ceasars launches new Gotham City’s Batman-inspired pizza

Little Ceasars announces the arrival of a new food item, and it is both a calzone and pizza. The pizza chain launches the Batman Calzony, and it will be in the stores for a limited time only. Little Caesars new product...

McDonald’s UK removes two items from the breakfast menu and customers are furious

McDonalds U.K. made a bit of change in its breakfast menu lineup, but it disappointed many customers. This is because the fast-food chain has removed two food items that many diners love. McDonalds U.K. officially took...

South Korea’s beer imports record an all-time low

South Koreas imports of beer have plummeted, and it was said that last years record was at an all-time low in five years. Based on the data that was revealed on Monday, Jan. 24, the drop comes amid the boycott of Japanese...

Politics

Ivanka Trump accused of 'misleading financial statements' to federal government and Deutsche Bank

Donald Trumps daughter and White House adviser Ivanka Trump is now under even more legal scrutiny in the ongoing investigations into the Trump Organization. New York Attorney General Letitia James claimed in a court filing...

Afghanistan: Pentagon releases footage of Kabul drone strike

One of the criticized aspects of the US military withdrawal from Afghanistan was the drone strike that ended up killing civilians including children. The Pentagon has now made public the footage of the failed drone...

US House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer echoes Nancy Pelosi's stance on lawmakers trading stocks

One of the issues that have emerged in Congress is of its members trading stocks despite concerns of conflicts of interest. US House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer echoed the stance of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, saying that...

Kamala Harris says administration will continue to fight to pass voting rights legislation following Senate vote

The recent Senate vote on voting rights did not succeed in advancing voting rights legislation in the chamber. US Vice President Kamala Harris said that the administration would continue to push for voting rights...

Science

S. Korean scientists develop protein absorbent that collects rare earth elements from steel slag

A Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology research team has developed a protein absorbent that can collect rare earth elements from steel slag, an industrial by-product. The research team succeeded in selectively...

DouxMatok and Blommer to produce chocolate products with less sugar by enhancing sweetness perception

Blommer Chocolate Co. has entered a commercial partnership with Israeli-based DouxMatok to produce and sell a portfolio of chocolate products with less sugar, made possible by enhancing the perception of...

Duke University study reveals gastrointestinal tract distinguishes between Coke Original and Coke Zero

Duke University researchers revealed that the gastrointestinal tract, and not the tongue, distinguishes between Coca-Cola Original and Coca-Cola Zero Sugar. According to their published study, neuropod cells in the...

Keio University doctors use iPS-derived cells to treat spinal cord injury

Keio University researchers have successfully transplanted into a patient with a severe spinal cord injury two million neural progenitor cells derived from other peoples iPS cells as part of a clinical study, offering hope...

Virtual moon landing experience offered at Tottori Sand Dunes

Tokyo-based Amulapo, Inc. is offering a tour at the Tottori Sand Dunes for experiencing a simulated landing on the lunar surface for up to 20 participants on Saturday nights until the end of March, during good...

Technology

FromSoftware confirms ‘Elden Ring’ has replayability features

Elden Ring was one of the major titles presented during the 2022 Taipei Game Show, which kicked off last Friday. In a QA session, FromSoftware Yasuhiro Kitao confirmed it will have replayability features that should...

iPhone 14 is no longer expected to feature in-display Touch ID

Apple fans looking forward to the return of Touch ID this year may be in for a disappointment. More established insiders report that the company has scrapped the plans to introduce an in-display fingerprint sensor on the...

Android 11 update finally comes to the first Surface Duo

The long wait is over for the first Surface Duo to be updated to a newer version of the Android operating system. Microsoft announced on Monday that the update has started to roll out, along with new features to make the...

‘Apex Legends’ season 12 introduces Mad Maggie as the new playable Legend

Players may be familiar already with the new Legend coming in Apex Legends season 12. Her name is Mad Maggie, and the games lore has set up quite an interesting reason for her to join the Apex Games, which also means she...
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