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Research suggests that many people prefer ghosting rather than open and honest conversations that might lead to conflict and stress. Yifei Fang/Moment via Getty Images

When texts suddenly stop: Why people ghost on social media

With online use ever-increasing, so is the rise of ghosting – when friends decide to disappear into the social ether.
Kids figure out who’s trustworthy as they learn about the world. Sandro Di Carlo Darsa/PhotoAlto Agency RF Collections via Getty Images

Trust comes when you admit what you don’t know – lessons from child development research

People often try to seem confident and certain in their message so it will be trusted and acted upon. But when information is in flux, research suggests you should be open about what you don’t know.
The male cast of ‘And Just Like That’ — Chris Noth on the far right — pose before the show’s premiere in December 2021 in New York. (Shutterstock)

And just like that … #MeToo changed the nature of online communication

The popularity of hashtags like #MeToo speaks to society’s increasing embrace of important issues like sexual assault and harassment
A new study identifies significant language barriers between doctors and their patients. ljubaphoto/E+ via Getty Images

Confused by what your doctor tells you? A new study discovers how communication gaps between doctors and patients can be cured

Communication breakdowns between doctors and their patients have real-life consequences and can result in poorer health outcomes and sicker patients.

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