New study says what we already knew: Dating apps can make our social lives worse.

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A new online dating survey has data to support what many of us who use apps already knew: in some people, they can stir social anxiety and loneliness.

The study comes from Ohio State University, where researchers scrutinized the behaviors of 269 undergrad students, all of whom used at least one dating app. Each answered questions such as, “I am unable to reduce the amount of time I spend on dating apps,” designed to measure their level of loneliness. The results revealed an unsettling trend.

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“It’s not just that [students] are using their phone a lot,” lead author Kathryn Coduto said in a statement regarding the results.”We had participants who said they were missing school or work, or getting in trouble in classes or at work because they kept checking the dating apps on their phones. I’ve seen people who use dating apps compulsively. They take their phones out when they’re at dinner with friends or when they’re in groups. They really can’t stop swiping.”

The study also found that while loneliness does not necessarily lead to dating app addiction, it can lead to overuse, which in turn has negative consequences, exacerbating the loneliness. Students who overused apps also reported lateness or skipping work or class along with a spike in social anxiety when they are around real people, not just digital ghosts. Overusers also expressed fear about personal interactions, leading them to double down on app usage rather than freeing themselves from its restraints.

So next time you get that urge to pick up your phone for the 50th time today to see if that cute guy has returned your messages, don’t. Head out to a local bar instead, where you might even see him in person, typing away on his dating app.


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Amy Klobuchar, 90210, Saoirse Kennedy Hill, Will Hurd, Mustard Ice Cream, Lee Pace, Lauv, Tove Lo: HOT LINKS

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2020. Amy Klobuchar announces she has met the donor threshold to participate in third and fourth debates: ‘In an email to supporters less than forty-eight hours after debating in Detroit, Klobuchar announced more than 130,000 donors catapulting her into the fall phase of the Democratic primary. “Now onward and upward,” the supporter email — first reported by NBC — read. Klobuchar’s campaign previously said she’d met the polling qualification of at least two percent in four major surveys for the ABC-hosted debate in Houston, Texas. But meeting the donor threshold makes her the eighth of 24 candidates to check both qualifying boxes. 

MAGA. Trump supporter arrested after beating postal worker outside Cincinnati rally: “Dallas Frazier, 29, was arrested Thursday in the 300 block of Broadway Street, according to Lt. Steve Saunders with the Cincinnati Police Department.”

REBOOT TALK. The cast of the Beverly Hills 90210 reboot talks about playing exaggerated versions of themselves.

SAOIRSE KENNEDY HILL. Grandaughter of RFK dies of apparent overdose at Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port. ‘The authorities issued a statement confirming a death at the property but did not disclose the identity of the victim or the cause of death. “Early this afternoon Barnstable police responded to a residence on Marchant Avenue in Hyannis Port for a report of an unattended death,” said Tara Miltimore of the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office. “The matter remains under investigation by the Barnstable police as well as state police detectives assigned to the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office.”’

ON THE RAG. This week on the gay magazines.

WILL HURD. The only Black House Republican says he won’t seek reelection: “I have made the decision to not seek reelection for the 23rd Congressional District of Texas in order to pursue opportunities outside the halls of Congress to solve problems at the nexus between technology and national security.”

POLAND. Catholic church doubles down on anti-gay rhetoric: ‘In a sermon given to mark the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw uprising by Polish resistance fighters against Nazi occupation, the archbishop of Krakow, Marek Jedraszewski, described Poland as under siege from a “rainbow plague” of gay rights campaigners he compared to Poland’s former Communist rulers.’

$2.5 MILLION. Katy Perry told to pay up.

LEE PACE. On growing up as part of the queer community.

RELIGIOUS RIGHT. Leaders won’t call Trump a racist. “He judges people on whether they support him,” Jeffress said. “If you embrace him, he’ll embrace you. If you attack him, he’ll attack you. That’s the definition of colorblind.”

MUSTARD ICE CREAM. It’s a thing.

ALL IN THE FAMILY. Matt Baume takes another look at Beverly LaSalle. “In the last Culture Cruise video, I talked about how the show All in the Family introduced Beverly LaSalle, presenting a female impersonator as being worthy of love and respect at a time when TV tended to depict queer people as mere punch lines. But Beverly was also one of the first queer characters on television to come back for more than one episode, growing closer to the Bunkers over the course of years… until her storyline took a dark turn.”

NEW TUNE OF THE DAY. f*ck, i’m lonely (with Anne-Marie)

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE DAY. Ariana Grande, Social House “boyfriend”.

LYRIC VIDEO OF THE DAY. Tove Lo “Bad As The Boys”.

FRIDAY FLASH. Loren.

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The cascade of major news in Puerto Rico

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In mid-July, Dennis Costa, an editor at El Nuevo Día, Puerto Rico’s highest-circulation newspaper, offered to start writing stories in English for the paper’s website. The island was on the brink of a major governance crisis. Two former senior officials had been arrested on corruption charges by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The same week, incriminating messages—leaked from a group-chat involving senior aides and Ricardo Rosselló, Puerto Rico’s governor—surfaced in the island’s media. Soon after, the Centro de Periodismo Investigativo (“the Center for Investigative Journalism”) obtained and published 889 pages of the chat, which contained derogatory language about women and LGBTQ people and offered evidence of possible corruption at the highest levels of Puerto Rico’s government.  

Many in Puerto Rico considered this one of the biggest stories in a decade, which is saying something. Corruption and cronyism have menaced Puerto Rico for years. The island’s economy has been in sharp, long-term decline, exacerbated by the rapid accumulation of debt. In 2016, Puerto Rico was functionally bankrupt and declared a state of emergency, appealing for help from Congress, which established an oversight board to clean up the financial mess. The board imposed severe austerity measures—cutting pensions, school budgets, and employee bonuses. Residents, who don’t have the right to vote in federal elections, were furious; creditors were, too, as the amount owed them surpassed $70 billion. And then Hurricane Maria hit.

RELATED: Paying attention to Puerto Rico’s problems

Costa, who had experience writing for English-language outlets, wanted to help El Nuevo Día reach outsiders about the latest news. Initially, he was thinking about serving the Puerto Rican diaspora in the US, many of whom speak primarily English. Beyond that, he says, “I thought that the story would eventually receive plenty of attention in the US mainland, and figured that, as Puerto Rico’s news outlet of record, we should be among the first ones out there with a worthwhile English-language article.”

In the days after the chats became public, Costa and others observed, attention from mainstream American outlets was predictably patchy. “It’s not like they are looking into Puerto Rico closely, to follow up on things or do features, besides when it’s sexy,” Carla Minet, executive director of the Centro de Periodismo Investigativo, says. Even so, the lack of interest was striking—especially when compared to the immediate, wall-to-wall coverage news organizations lavished on the governance crisis this year in Virginia, where cascading scandals embroiled politicians all the way down the state’s chain of command. “When it comes to Puerto Rico, the US media usually comes very late,” Minet says. She has a few explanations: “the fact that Puerto Rico is not part of the continental US, the fact that most of our media is in Spanish, the fact that it is a territory that is not given the importance that the states are.”

“It’s no secret that getting Puerto Rico stories on television can sometimes be difficult,” David Begnaud, of CBS News, says. When the latest news broke, “It was tough trying to ring that bell, and say, ‘This is important, if this was happening in front of a Statehouse in the States it would be the front page and top story everywhere,’” he adds. “If I’m being honest, that was frustrating.”

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Many US newspapers and networks simply overlooked the brewing crisis in Puerto Rico; others struggled to demonstrate why it was so important. First, there was the problem of despair fatigue: “I have never covered a story where a group of people have just been inundated by one major shoe dropping after another, like the people of Puerto Rico have,” Begnaud says. Second, the sheer complexity of the drama proved difficult to explain: at one point, it looked as though Puerto Rico’s recently-installed education secretary—the fourth person in the territory’s line of succession—would replace Rosselló. Yesterday, Rosselló nominated Pedro Pierluisi as secretary of state, a vacant post; that move would make Pierluisi heir to the governorship. (At the time of this writing, Puerto Rico’s legislature is meeting to consider Pierluisi’s appointment while protesters prepare to gather outside.) Watching the action early this week, Bloomberg’s Michael Deibert tweeted, “I recommend that anyone who thinks they know anything about the mechanics of popular mobilization and internecine, Shakespearean political plotting come down to Puerto Rico right now for a postgraduate course.”

And then there was the fallout for the Puerto Rican media. Benjamín Torres Gotay, a columnist who works with Costa at El Nuevo Día, found his own name in the leaked chats—he was, along with several other journalists who had been critical of the administration, described in insulting terms by Puerto Rico’s top leaders. “I felt saddened, shocked, and worried to see how hostile attitudes toward the media are at the highest levels of government,” Torres Gotay says in an email. “What preoccupies me is the attitude towards the free exercise of the press.” Here, too, the picture was rococo—full of possible, as yet unconfirmed, connections between media executives and politicians that, at least one journalist has alleged, undercut efforts to report on Rosselló from the time he took office. 

Reading the early coverage in mainstream US outlets, Costa was underwhelmed. “Because it’s Puerto Rico, and because there’s so much graft and corruption going on, it’s like, ‘So, what else is new under the sun?’ That was the initial reaction to it,” he says. The English-language articles he began publishing covered the possible criminal activity in the chat; the short-term damage to tourism; potential long-term effects on Puerto Rico’s receipt of federal funding; and calls for Rosselló’s ouster from within his own, pro-statehood party. “It is an interesting time for us to reevaluate our role and our relationship with the government, in the sense that we cannot take everything that the government tells us as gospel,” Costa says. “We’ve learned that everybody lies, and the government especially.”

As protesters filled the streets day and night—and Rosselló’s grip on power eroded—major news organizations, from the mainland and further afield, began to wake up to the historic nature of the situation. Some of the best coverage was provided by Dánica Coto, of the Associated Press, who is based on the island permanently, and Tanzina Vega, whose pieces for WNYC consistently focused on Puerto Rico in context-rich segments; Begnaud of CBS and Adrian Florido, of NPR, were among the first to leap on the scene. Still, much coverage has centered on the character of Rosselló. Once he leaves office, local observers fear, the press will dissipate again. “I have no doubt that the US media outlets will leave after Rossello’s substitute has been chosen,” Torres Gotay says. “It has been our story for quite some time.” 

Costa hopes that mainland journalists can learn to appreciate the intricacy of the story, and enlighten more Americans about why it matters. “Just get down here, and get a taste of the people and the culture, specifically,” he says. “It’s a very complex web that’s going on here.”

RELATED: Puerto Rican journalists struggle to find work on the island, a year after Maria

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mikenov on Twitter: RT @julito77: @CamaraConPR @PRPierluisi @NoticentroWAPA This is BIG NEWS: @PRPierluisi got the 26 @CamaraConPR YES votes he needed for his…

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@CamaraConPR @PRPierluisi @NoticentroWAPA This is BIG NEWS: @PRPierluisi got the 26 @CamaraConPR YES votes he needed for his Sec of State confirmation. This could lead him to the governorship of Puerto Rico.


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mikenov on Twitter: FBI knows how to shrink the American politicians down to their proper sizes. They specialize in taking the correct measures of men. Maybe, they should be tailors, rather than plumbers. -M.N. – 1:53 PM 8/2/2019 prjournal-1.blogspot.com/2019/08/323-pm… Puerto Rico News Trump and Trumpism Jibaro pic.twitter.com/fnOvXhJKtG

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Minister accused of raiding HIV/AIDS charity funds to pay for his own luxury living

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New York prosecutors have accused a Bronx pastor of raiding an HIV/AIDS charity fund to pay for his own vacation and luxury lifestyle.

Rev. Reginald Williams, 67, stole more than $631,000 from the Addicts Rehabilitation Center Fund and the Addicts Rehabilitation Center Foundation, two non-profits aimed at aiding HIV+ drug addicts which he helped found.

A Manhattan court arranged Williams along with two accomplices on grand larceny charges on July 31.

According to prosecutors, Williams used the charity funds to pay off credit card bills and write cashiers checks for himself and his wife. He also laundered money through real estate ventures and a consulting firm by investing money and accepting massive kickbacks. Williams also expensed vacations and dinners to the charity fund multiple times to the tune of almost $300,000.

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance said Williams and his accomplices, “shamelessly stole from publicly funded organizations dedicated to helping vulnerable New Yorkers.”

“Even while their organizations struggled financially, failing to meet contractual obligations and even furloughing employees without pay,” Vance said, “these defendants continued to drain the coffers for their personal gain.”

Lawyers for Williams said he had raised $14 million for the Rehabilitation Center Foundation, and was entitled to use those funds as he accepted no salary for his work.

Williams has served as pastor for the aptly-named Charity Baptist Church of Christ in the Bronx for more than 25 years.

Related: AIDS Healthcare Foundation Has A $100 Million Scandal That It Really Doesn’t Want To Talk About


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Puerto Rico Journal: 3:23 PM 8/2/2019

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The Legendary FBI Political Trophies Hunter, Mr. Douglas (FBI “DogsLasso”) Leff (“Lev” The “FF”ucking “Lion”),the Mossad and Mafia boy, Trump’s hound dog, with one of his victims, Governor Rossello.

He looks like a spider ready to jump on. Rossello looks pained and angry, and a little out of touch, in a hindsight.

Check out that FF……Lev for the “Bratva” body prison tatoos, he might have some.

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For a straight guy, this former Fox News pundit sure talks a lot about sex with Pete Buttigieg

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Former Fox News gasbag Erick Erickson has had yet another online meltdown over Democratic Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg.

Erickson, now spouting his claptrap on right-wing radio, took to his blog to skewer Buttigieg, claiming Donald Trump “has more humility” than the South Bend, IN Mayor and veteran.

“President Trump has said more than once he has never felt the need to repent for anything,” Erickson writes. “Pete Buttigieg is a practicing homosexual who willfully refuses to recognize Holy Scripture identifies that as a sin. He will not repent either.”

Erickson goes on to say there is a “big difference” between these two “unrepentant sinners.”

“Donald Trump does not lecture Christians about their faith and Buttigieg has made it a central part of his campaign. So yes, in that regard, President Trump has more humility than Buttigieg.”

Say what?!

Erickson’s odd understanding of humility notwithstanding, the right-wing host seems to have an odd fixation with Buttigieg having already penned six–yes, six!–blog posts about the mayor since April.

He joins right-wing snakes like Franklin Graham who have attacked Buttigieg for his homosexuality, while defending Trump.

Apparently for Christians like Graham and Erickson, Trump’s history of adultery, bribery, lies, theft, bullying and assault somehow make him more righteous than a self-sacrificing, happily married gay man. What would Jesus say to that?

Related: Rand Paul’s Campaign Self Destructs In A Blaze Of Homophobic Glory


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Top state department official fired for being too homophobic to work with

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Kiron Skinner

One of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s senior aides was just fired after several members of her staff threatened to quit over her “abusive” management style.

Kiron Skinner was informed yesterday while she was on a trip to China that she was being ousted from her position as director of the agency’s Policy Planning Staff.

Politico reports that Skinner was let go because of “her ‘abusive’ management style, including making homophobic remarks and accusing people of having affairs.”

According to Politico:

Two other State Department officials said Skinner acted unprofessionally in multiple ways, including yelling in public spaces and using homophobic language. She retaliated against employees by kicking them out of their offices and even alleged that some people were having affairs, the two officials said.

Sounds like a nightmare.

Skinner, who was one of the few African American members of the Trump administration, was hired last year by Pompeo, who described her at the time as “a national security powerhouse” and “a one-woman, strategic thinking tour de force.”

But, according to the people who worked under her, she was such a terrible boss and micromanager that almost a third of her staff quit or transferred to other positions within months of her taking charge and another five recently threatened to leave if she wasn’t immediately let go.

In addition to allegedly mistreating her staff, Skinner, who has authored several glowing books about racist president Ronald Reagan, was also in charge of overseeing the Commission on Unalienable Rights, which investigated U.S. human rights polices.

The commission has drawn fierce opposition from human rights activists who say it has been designed to chip away at the rights of women and LGBTQ people.

Neither the State Department nor Skinner have released any comment over her firing.


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What’s an NFL player’s first training camp practice like?

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In this week’s mailbag, Geoff Schwartz recalls his first time in pads, reveals which OLs you should worry about, and says Patrick Mahomes is a unicorn.

Well, we have one game down, folks! After the Hall of Fame Game, there are now 332 of them left, including all the preseason and postseason games. I hope you read my gambling article this week as the Broncos got us the backdoor cover.

As usual, thank you for your participation in this mailbag. Remember you can always reach me on Twitter or Instagram. It wouldn’t work without y’all.

What was your first practice like in training camp?@StinkyMcNasty

I’ve probably discussed the difference in training camp practices between the old CBA and the new CBA a thousand times, but it’s appropriate here. Now, you get two basically OTA practices before you’re in pads — helmets only, no shoulder pads, and not much contact. Your third day is the first in pads. You get to ease into camp. It’s “easier” now.

Not so much back in 2008. We reported to camp the afternoon before our first practice. We had meetings, dinner, and more meetings before we went off to bed. The morning started early with a 6:30 a.m. wakeup call, then breakfast before a 9 a.m. FULL PADS practice!

Yes, we went full pads in the first practice. So, we got after it right away. I’m not sure I had a full panic attack, but my anxiety was through the roof. This was big-boy football with grown men trying to feed their families. It’s a different game, much different than when I was at Oregon.

There’s also a fear of the unknown, which I think is usual before a new job starting. There’s just so many unknowns before your first practice: How physical will it be? What is the practice schedule like? How many reps will I get? How long is practice? Dang it’s hot, how will I handle it?

I don’t remember my first practice but I do remember my first preseason game. It was the same, but maybe worse, because the lights were on. Yikes, man. It was tough. But I made it work.

What team’s OL worries you the most heading into the season? Texans? Cards? Seahawks?@therealestging

I’ll focus this answer on contending teams because the bad teams, well, they generally have bad offensive lines. Seattle’s offensive line is fine. Right tackle is a concern, but the rest of the line can get the job done, especially at left tackle with Duane Brown.

I think your concern about the Texans’ offensive line is warranted. They needed a fix at left tackle, so they drafted Tytus Howard out of Alabama State. He’s a project and if they get production from him this season, that’s a bonus. They drafted Max Scharping in the second round to address guard but again, we don’t quite know how he will play. Currently, the Texans are below average at LT, LG, and RT. Yikes. It might be another long season for Deshaun Watson.

The Browns’ offensive line might be the reason their offense isn’t what people expect it to be. Their tackles are up and down, plus they need to fill right guard with second-year player Austin Corbett, who struggled a bit last season.

I discussed the Rams’ offensive line a bit last week when I mentioned the team could take a step back this season. Replacing Rodger Saffold at left guard won’t be easy. They lost John Sullivan and replace him with second-year center Brian Allen from Michigan State, another unknown. Andrew Whitworth is showing his age just a bit at left tackle. So there are just a whole bunch of question marks in Los Angeles.

I think we all agree that we’ve never seen an NFL player throw balls across his body, on the run, from different angles so accurately and consistently as Patrick Mahomes. But we do see that from many MLB shortstops. Do you expect to see an influx of shortstops converted to QB, the way we regularly see soccer players converted to kickers and basketball players converted to TE? Or is Mahomes the only unicorn that can translate that skill to football?@thatonedude02

Great outside-the-box question. My answer is no, because Mahomes is that unicorn. If you’re a high school quarterback and you try to be Mahomes, you’d have no success. And if you have a special arm talent at shortstop, plus you can hit, you’re probably going to play baseball instead of football.


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Third Arrest Made in Hate-Motivated Homicide of Gay Social Worker

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Police have made a third arrest in connection with the shooting death of Ronald “Trey” Peters, a 28-year-old gay social worker in Decatur, Georgia in early June.

The DeKalb Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest: “Lithonia, Georgia resident 19 year-old Tyreese T. Johnson, was arrested in Lithonia on July 31, 2019 for Felony Murder and Armed Robbery. Mr. Johnson is accused of shooting Mr. Peters and causing his death and taking property that belonged to the victim. Mr. Johnson is in custody at the DeKalb County Jail.”

Shaleeya Moore and Joshua Ellis have also been arrested in connection with the murder.

Peters was shot multiple times and killed on his way to work by two men who demanded his bag and used a homophobic slur. The shooting has been labeled hate-motivated.

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