Treating Internet addiction
A psychiatric hospital in Pennsylvania has launched a 10-day inpatient treatment program for people with severe Internet addiction, the first of its kind in the U.S. Dr. Kimberly Young, the psychologist behind the nonprofit program, says that Internet addiction is “more pervasive than alcoholism.”
Freshman virgins at Harvard
Two out of three of the young adults starting at Harvard this fall are virgins, according to a survey conducted by The Harvard Crimson.
A salary handicap for lefties
Left-handed people earn on average 6 percent less than right-handed people and are 2.5 percent less likely to have a college degree. Researchers speculate that the difference is caused by brain abnormalities that are more common among the left-handed.
Prices for vintage automobiles soar
The best high-end investment in recent years has been vintage automobiles. Prices for well-kept luxury automobiles from the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s have more than doubled in the past five years, and have risen by 28 percent in the last 12 months alone. Fine art, once considered a safe haven for wealthy investors, dropped 6 percent this year.
Gun permits for blind people
Iowa grants gun permits to blind people. State officials concede that being unable to see what you’re shooting is not ideal, but say that failing to grant the permits would violate the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. Other states do impose a vision requirement or require applicants to take a field test to prove they can hit a target.
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