You Choose The News 2-20-17

FRECKLES' PICK - WINNER

NEW APP HELPS YOU RECOVER FROM A BREAKUP

Need help mending your broken heart? There’s an app for that. Yep, there’s a new app out there called Mend that’s designed to help you get over breakups.

The app was built by a former Google engineer who went through a bad breakup herself – and recognized the need for some high-tech help in getting over it.

Mend offers guidance on how to move forward, with topics like “detoxing” from your ex and redefining your sense of self.

The goal is to create a community of support and help users get back to their happy, normal, confident lives as quickly as possible. (Business Insider)

KRISTEN'S PICK

NEW DADS GET THE BABY BLUES, TOO

According to a new study, new fathers have an increased risk of depression.

Researchers have known for a long time about the risk of depression in mothers and the hormone changes that might cause these symptoms.

Well, it seems that dads also have to deal with it, especially if they feel stressed or are in poor health.

The study authors hope that these findings shine a light on a problem that hasn’t gotten much attention in the past – and help in putting together intervention efforts for expectant fathers. (New Zealand Herald)

JASON'S PICK 

Getting Behind The Wheel Is More Dangerous Than Ever

While most people love to drive, it’s pretty apparent that it’s getting more and more dangerous to get behind the wheel. 

According to National Safety Council estimates, about 40,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes last year, which is 6% more than in 2015 and 14% more than in 2014. If the numbers continue to increase, this year could be the deadliest on the roads since 2007.

So, why have things gotten so bad all of a sudden? Well, it seems more drivers are engaging in risky behavior behind the wheel. An NSC survey finds that while 83% of drivers believe safety behind the wheel is a real concern, 64% have no problem speeding, while 47% will text, either manually or through voice controls, while driving. And driving under the influence is still a pretty big problem in this country, with 13% of folks saying they’ve driven while impaired by marijuana, and 10% having driven even if they’ve had too much to drink.

Source: National Safety Council

 

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