UF study finds ‘doomscrolling’ is a unique behavior

A new University of Florida study has found that doomscrolling — a term used to describe the concept of binging on negative news — is a new and unique behavior, and not just another trendy, clickbaity phrase. 

­­­­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.

Untangling the knots in the supply chain

Disruptions in the supply chain continue. Asoo Vakharia, director of the Supply Chain Management Center in UF’s Warrington College of Business, explains what’s happening. Produced by Nicci Brown, Brooke Adams, Emily Cardinali and James L. Sullivan. Original music by Daniel Townsend, a doctoral candidate in music composition in the College of the Arts.

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.

Sharing photos of your kids online? Here’s what you should consider.

Today’s parents are the first to raise children alongside social media and this generation of children is the first to grow up constantly “shared” online. Stacey Steinberg, a professor at the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law is an expert on “sharenting” and the intersection of parents’ and children’s rights in the online world.

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.

A conversation on the porch with Charlie Hailey

Porches are designed for social connection and for observing the world around us. In this episode of From Florida, hear what Charlie Hailey, a professor in UF’s School of Architecture, learned in his meditation on porches – a space where writers find inspiration, presidents seek solace and which present us all with a perfect perch to observe life and nature.