In the News: Search Engines Affecting Memory; Mathew Knowles Takes Beyoncé and Live Nation to Court and More

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Online Search Engines May Be Affecting Memory, Studies Say

Search engines may be changing the way our brains remember information, according to research released Thursday.

In a series of experiments, Columbia University psychologist Betsy Sparrow and her colleagues produced evidence that people are more likely to remember things they do not think they can find online and will have a harder time remembering things they think they’ll be able to find online. In addition, people are better at remembering where to look for information on the Internet than they are remembering the information itself, the studies found.

Read more at The Washington Post

 

Mathew Knowles Takes Beyoncé and Live Nation to Court

The former manager of Destiny’s Child is accused of stealing from his superstar daughter.

Once upon a time, Mathew Knowles was considered an executive genius in the entertainment business. Sixty million album sales later, Mathew Knowles’ daughter, Beyoncé, is one of the most celebrated entertainment acts in the world and her beloved father has been ousted as her manager.  He is now standing accused of stealing from the very daughter whose career he started.

Read more at The Atlanta Post…

Obama Reiterates Desire for Comprehensive Budget Package

President Obama on Friday reiterated his desire to reach a grand bargain that would deal with the nation’s long-term debt problems even as leaders in Washington take action to avoid a financial default.

Read more at the New York Times

Black Men’s Death Rate Lower in Prison Than Outside It?

Fresh from the SMDH files, a new study says that African American men survive longer in prison than on the outside.

What?

Researchers found that African American men are half as likely to die if they are in prison because they are isolated from alcoholism and drug-related deaths, as well as lethal accidents and certain chronic diseases, according to Reuters. White men, on the other hand, are slightly more likely to die in prison than outside it.

Read more at The Root…

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