Life Articles

­­­­Are you talking to a chatbot? Would you like to?

As AI customer service grows, here’s what businesses should consider about earning our trust.

Apps show promise to help heavy drinkers age 21-25 cut back

A smartphone breathalyzer and blood-alcohol estimator reduced drinking — even though participants weren’t trying to drink less.

Using baby talk with infants isn’t just cute: It could help them learn to make words

A new study suggests that when parents baby talk to their infants, they might be helping them learn to produce speech.

'Tis the season for wrapped playlists — how much did AI affect your listening?

Social media is about to be flooded with end-of-year wrapped playlists shared with some variation of feigned embarrassment-slash-pride in an elevated, cultivated sense of musical taste.

But who is actually cultivating your music taste?

When giving thanks, don’t forget yourself

While it’s well documented that gratitude toward others can improve wellbeing, two University of Florida scientists find that gratitude toward your past self also has benefits.

October consumer sentiment tumbles signaling a continued slow economic recovery

Consumer sentiment among Floridians dropped for a third consecutive month in October to 71.3, down 3.6 points from a revised figure of 74.9 in September and down 5 points from the pandemic low recorded in April 2020.

Raise a glass to butterflies: New beer aims to restore monarch breeding habitat

To restore disappearing breeding habitat for monarch butterflies, a University of Florida scientist is tapping into a surprising source: craft beer. 

So far, COVID-19 spikes from college football games haven’t materialized

Despite concern about packed college football stadiums during the pandemic, college towns like Gainesville aren’t seeing upticks in COVID-19 cases, said University of Florida epidemiologist Cindy Prins, Ph.D., who tracks coronavirus trends nationwide.