You Choose The News for Wednesday, June 27th 2018

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KRISTEN'S STORY - 

INCREASE THE CHANCES OF YOUR LOST CELL PHONE BEING RETURNED BY DOING THIS...

It’s no secret that these days most people are addicted to their phones. So, as you can imagine, losing your phone is probably pretty heartbreaking for people, and it turns out summer is a particularly bad time for folks and their phones.

According to a new report by tech company Asurion, summer months see more than a 50% jump in smartphone loss and theft, but it turns out there’s one thing we could all be doing that may increase our chances of getting that lost phone back.

Asurion purposefully “lost” smartphones in three major cities and found that phones that were locked, but featured a person’s contact information on the lock screen, were three times more likely to be returned to their owners than those without contact info. Unfortunately, not a lot of folks do it, with only 25% of people putting their contact info on the lock screen.

So, how do you put your contact info on your lock screen? Well, all you have to do is add your info to any photo, and Asurion suggests the easiest way to do it is to take an Instagram Story using a photo of your choosing, add your info, and then download the image and make it your lock screen. 

ONE MORE THING! The company also suggests enabling your phone’s “Find My Phone” feature, which many people think is automatically activated, but it’s not. For iPhone, all you need to do is go into your settings, and for Android, you need to download the Google app Find My Device.


JASON'S STORY - 

PROFESSOR SEEKS PICTURES OF MEN'S "STUFF" FOR PROJECT

Alicia Walker is used to the snickers, the juvenile puns and raunchy jokes. But she is not fooling around with her latest research project.

Alicia Walker is the assistant professor of sociology at Missouri State University.  She has launched a study this month that explores how the size of a man's penis affects the rest of his life. And she's documenting the work with pictures.

She says the project looks at how penis size — and, as importantly, a man's perception of his penis size — affects overall health, sexual activity, condom usage, self image, social interaction and mental health.

As part of the study, Walker hopes at least 3,600 men will fill out an online survey and upload photos of their genitalia. The participants must be age 22 or older.

She warns that she's not looking for sexy pictures.  These are for clinical purpose only.

A statement from Missouri State University notes that Alicia Walker met the threshold required before launching a research project. 

Missouri State added the study is not funded by the university or any governmental institute.

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