Curiosity Daily Podcast: Censoring Information Backfires, Social Media’s Mental Health Benefits, and Tailgating Myths
Learn about why social media may not be as bad for mental health as we thought; why the Streisand effect says censoring information will probably backfire; and why tailgating at the light won’t get you through any faster.
September 02, 2019
Episode Show Notes:
In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes:
- Social Media Might Be Better for Your Mental Health Than We Thought — https://curiosity.im/2KN315C
- The Streisand Effect Says Censoring Information Will Probably Backfire — https://curiosity.im/2KxSR8u
- Here's Why Tailgating at the Light Won't Get You Through Any Faster — https://curiosity.im/2KLgGtC
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