Since the internet is a relatively big place and it’s easy to waste all of your time watching silly videos, every Friday we here at List25 try to make your time wasting more efficient by stuffing 25 of the week’s best links, articles, images, and videos into one concise list. This week the highlights include everything from the WHO’s decision to make Gaming Disorder a mental health condition to a couple well placed memes that are sure to make you chuckle. There’s even an article (#12) where you can learn more about Syed Balkhi, the founder and owner of List25! So, get ready because this is Link25 (276) – Gaming Disorder To Become A Mental Health Condition Edition.
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WHO to recognize gaming disorder as mental health condition in 2018
In 2018, playing video games obsessively might lead to a diagnosis of a mental health disorder.
In the beta draft of its forthcoming 11th International Classification of Diseases, the World Health Organization includes “gaming disorder” in its list of mental health conditions. The WHO defines the disorder as a “persistent or recurrent” behavior pattern of “sufficient severity to result in significant impairment in personal, family, social, educational, occupational or other important areas of functioning.”
The disorder is (click the image for the complete story)
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NASA wants to send a spacecraft to explore Alpha Centauri
Alpha Centauri, a star system located more than four light-years from Earth, has caught NASA’s eye in a big way. A Jet Propulsion Laboratory team wants to send a spacecraft to explore the system, though it will take decades to get all the groundwork in place. The exploration, should it actually happen, would take place around the Apollo II mission’s 100th anniversary in 2069. (Click the photo for the complete story.)
Library of Congress says it will no longer archive every public tweet
From casual tweeters to the White House’s tweeter-in-chief, the Library of Congress has digitally stored every public post shared on Twitter since the social media platform’s inception in 2006.
But starting Jan. 1, the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution will change its policy from collecting every tweet to saving ones on a select and more scrutinizing basis. There are an average 200 billion tweets sent each year, (click the image to read the complete story).
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This Entrepreneur's Code Powers Over 4 Million Websites, And It All Started From His Parent's Living Room
There’s a very good chance that you’ve visited at least one website in the past 24 hours that’s built using WordPress. That’s because WordPress is an open source content management system (CMS) that powers over 29% of all websites on the internet.
While SaaS and iOS apps get all the glory, the WordPress ecosystem quietly fuels a multi-billion dollar economy.
In the heart of it all is a little-known company called Awesome Motive that employs (click the photo for the complete article)
Kia and Hyundai cars will include AI assistants starting in 2019
Vehicles made by Korean carmakers Hyundai and Kia will include built-in virtual assistants with AI-powered smarts beginning in 2019 (via Engadget). The plan to build smart assistants into vehicles will make use of tech created by SoundHound, the music identification company that has recently been focusing more on building AI agent software more akin to things like Siri and Google Assistant.
The assistants would be able to do things like (click the image for more).
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Extreme poverty returns to America
“Finish all your food,” my mother used to tell me. “There’s a child in Africa who would love to have that food on your plate.” It was an effective disciplinary approach, especially because my family is from Africa. But my experience is not unique. Images of poverty in the “Third World” — then and now — permeate American society, reassuring us about our country’s ostensible democratic promise and potential for upward mobility. What economists call “extreme poverty,” most Americans (Click the image for the full story)
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Roy Moore alleges voter fraud, files challenge to election defeat
Roy Moore’s campaign launched a last-minute court battle late Wednesday to block his loss in Alabama’s special Senate election from becoming official.
Democrat Doug Jones defeated Moore, a Republican former justice of the state Supreme Court who was endorsed by President Donald Trump, in the Dec. 12 election to assume the Senate seat of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Moore has refused to concede the election, which (click the image for the full story).
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