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Watch Out For Romance ScamsThe Federal Trade Commission says they hit a record last year. People reported losing $547 million.
Poll Says Technology Makes Raising Kids HarderAccording to OnePoll, 74 percent of parents polled think it is more challenging to raise a child now than it was when they were growing up.
Online Grocery Shopping More Popular Than EverMore people started shopping online for their groceries when the pandemic started.
How Fast Do You Expect Your Internet To Be?A new survey shows that more than half of online shoppers expect their go-to shopping site to load within 3 seconds.
Twin Cities Schools Report Bathrooms Being Plundered For ‘Devious Licks’ TikTok ChallengeA new TikTok trend is taking a toll on some Minnesota schools.
Harnessing The Power Of LinkedInAuthor of ‘LinkedIn For The Savvy Executive’ Carol Kaemmerer shares why she originally wrote the book, and how to promote yourself online during a pandemic (3:15) WCCO Mid-Morning - Jan. 8, 2021
Discussion: Online Media Usage Up DramaticallyA new survey by the research firm DoubleVeriffy shows people are spending about 7 hours a day perusing online media, up from about 3 hours. WCCO Mid-Morning - Nov. 23, 2020
Share The Mic: Women Of Color Take Over Allies' Social AccountsShare the Mic MN was started by Mid-Morning lifestyle contributor, Jasmine Stringer, as a way to foster new relationships with a majority audience (4:53). WCCO Mid-Morning - October 14, 2020
Study Finds Screen Time Has Skyrocketed For Some Kids During The PandemicA study by the non-profit group Parents Together found screen time during the pandemic has increased 500% for nearly half of the families that responded. But what effect does all of that extra screen time have on our kids? WCCO’s Kate Raddatz spoke to an expert to find out, (2:07). WCCO 4 News at 6 – September 22, 2020
Are Our Phones Spying On Us? Local Marketing Professional Weighs InHave you ever told someone about a product or business, and then all of a sudden, you see ads for it everywhere? WCCO’s Jeff Wagner spoke with local marketing professional Giselle Ugarte to answer that question, (5:48). WCCO 4 News at 10:30 – September 5, 2020
What Are Blue Light Glasses?With kids going back to school and many parents working from home there will be a lot of screen time. That may have some people considering Blue Light glasses, Chelsey Wright explains (2:59). WCCO Mid-Morning - September 3, 2020
Smartphones Distract Workers For Hours DailyA new survey shows the average American employee spends about two-and-a-half hours on their smartphone each day, checking out digital content not related to work (3:28). WCCO Mid-Morning - September 1, 2020
Expert Explains What Happened During Internet OutageDr. Manjeet Rege with the University of St. Thomas says he thinks we're in the clear (0:47). WCCO 4 News At 10 - August 30, 2020
Full Interview: Expert Explains Sunday's Massive Internet OutageCentury Link customers spent part of their morning without the internet. The provider was down for several hours. Dr Manjeet Rege, director of the Center for Applied Artificial Intelligence at the University of St. Thomas, explains what happened (6:40). WCCO 4 News - August 30, 2020
4 Of 5 Turn To Online 'How To' Videos To Perfect New SkillsWhen you want to try something new or tackle a project, odds are pretty good you're heading to YouTube or some other video tutorial platform (2:59). WCCO Mid-Morning - August 18, 2020
Is Instagram To Blame For Your FOMO?FOMO is short for "fear of missing out," and some research suggests social media is a possible culprit, Jason DeRusha reports (3:41). WCCO Mid-Morning - July 23, 2020
How To Spice Up Your Distanced Zoom CallsLifestyle contributor Jasmine Stringer says you can add some joy back into your virtual calls with themes (3:40). WCCO Mid-Morning - July 21, 2020
WCCO Viewers Share Their Favorite EmojiFriday, July 16 is World Emoji Day, and there are more than 1,800 to choose from (3:37). WCCO Mid-Morning - July 17, 2020
Could Smartphones Be Tied To Positive Parenting?There's research that smartphones can foster support and connection between parents and kids (3:50). WCCO Mid-Morning - July 17, 2020
Is Tech Overload Making People More Forgetful?A new survey shows 61 percent of people have trouble remembering things due to technology, multitasking and jam-packed schedules (3:26). WCCO Mid-Morning - July 14, 2020
60% Of Singles Are Cautious About In-Person DatingQuarantine meant more people were mingling online in hopes of finding that special someone (2:51). WCCO Mid-Morning - June 25, 2020
Many Embracing New Technologies While Staying At HomeA global study shows more people are having a positive relationship with technology by learning new skills and improving their knowledge (3:16). WCCO Mid-Morning - June 24, 2020
2 In 3 Parents Plan To Limit Families’ Screen Time This SummerNearly half say they're planning on a digital curfew over the summer months (2:33). WCCO Mid-Morning - June 17, 2020
26h Annual American Heart Association Walk Goes VirtualYou can take part in the virtual heart walk and help people dealing with serious heart problems, event chair Tim Herbert explains (4:05). WCCO Mid-Morning - May 15, 2020

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