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Cops Say Hialeah Mom Made Videos of Her Slapping, Suffocating Newborn

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Police arrested 19-year-old Hialeah resident Bryunna Joyce after her ex-boyfriend sent Joyce suffocating videos and repeatedly slapped her 5-week-old daughter to a Florida Department of Children of Families caseworker. Officers imposed felony charges such as child abuse, child neglect, and domestic strangulation on Joyce on Monday.

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  • Joyce began abusing her daughter after an argument with her baby’s father. She sent him multiple disturbing videos and falsely claimed the baby already died. Alongside the recordings, she sent him several messages; in some of them, she said, “I’m just act like its a accident“ and “f*** this baby.”
  • The videos show Joyce slapping the baby four times, throwing the infant off the bed, strangling the girl with her hands, and then with a blanket, rocking the car seat back and forth, and hitting the victim’s head with the bottom of the car seat five times.
  • After seeing the videos, the caseworker went to find Joyce at her home on the  2400 block of West Sixth Court. When she didn’t find Joyce at home, she filed missing person reports with the Hialeah police for the newborn and Joyce’s one-year-old child. Police proceeded to conduct an urgent search for the children on Sunday.
  • Detectives from Hialeah’s Special Victims, Homicide, and Special Investigations Units discovered Joyce and her children at a Liberty City apartment. Since the abuse occurred in the Miami municipality, Miami Police Department officers took her in and charged her.
  • On Monday morning, Joyce appeared in the Miami-Dade County bond court. Currently, she remains jailed but will be placed on house arrest if she posts a bond. Although officials assigned her a public defender, the Miami Herald could not reach them for further comments.

As of late, the newborn is safe and under observation at a hospital. Alongside this, her one-year-old is being taken care of by a relative.

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New Survey Reveals Young People Admire Queen, Harry, and Meghan More Than William and Kate

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In preparation for the first Youth Mental Health Day, mental health charity stem4 asked 1000 young people in the UK which public figures they most respected. Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle made the Top Three.

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  • Stem4 conducted their research on people ages 13 to 25 between May 26-29. The Queen won 25% of the vote, Harry received 22%, and Meghan came third with 21%. Following these three were  Bill Gates (17%), Dr. Alex George (16%), Boris Johnson (14%), Kate Middleton (11%), and Prince William (10%). Princess Diana was an honorable mention in this section as well.
  • According to Stem4, the youths reported that they admired the Top Three because of their bravery and resiliency, especially in the face of criticism. They also enjoyed that they defend the rights of others and “make society a better place.”
  • In the Inspirational Figures section, David Attenborough made up 54% of the responses, the highest of the category. The Top Three made the list as well, alongside others such as Billie Eilish and Oprah Winfrey. Stem4’s founder and chief executive, Dr. Nihaura Krause, said these people influenced the youth because of their openness about their own mental health challenges.
  • In response to the results, Dr. Krause stated that one does not need a fortune or good looks to earn the respect of young people.

“Problems like anxiety, depression and self-harm are sadly very common among young people and it makes a huge difference to them when public figures have the courage to open up,” Krause declared.

  • In addition, Stem4 conducted a survey to study the “wider hopes and aspirations” of young people after the pandemic. 70% answered they wanted happiness, 56% wished for a stable job, and only 27% desired to make a lot of money.

The United Kingdom will hold the inaugural Youth Mental Health Day on September 7. Founded by stem4, the celebration will encourage understanding and discussion of mental health in youths so they can live “happy and healthy lives.”

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Barack Obama Addresses Daughters Sasha and Malia Participating in Black Lives Matter Protests

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Former President Barack Obama discussed his pride in daughters Malia and Sasha’s activism in Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests during his interview with Anderson Cooper.

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  • Barack mentioned that he worries more about Malia and Sasha’s physical safety than their protesting. He trusts that they know the difference between right and wrong and that they understand their role in making the country better.
  • The former president also indicated his daughters are wiser, more sophisticated, and gifted than he was at their ages. While he and Cooper would have just accepted the way things were in terms of systemic racism, his daughters question it, Barack states.

“There’s this sense of, well of course it’s not acceptable for a criminal justice system to be tainted by racism. Of course, you can’t discriminate against somebody because of their sexual orientation. They’re things they take for granted, that I want them to take for granted,” said Barack.

  • Furthermore, Barack announced that his daughters want to make real change. Malia and Sasha don’t want to “just make noise,” so they became very strategic about engaging in and changing the system.
  • An example of this includes Malia and Sasha mistrusting cancel culture. Barack says that they don’t expect perfection from people, but they will call out institutions or individuals for their wrongdoings or discriminations against others.
  • Barack also explained how he feels his daughters and the generation of children who grew up during his presidency will continue his legacy. In fact, the younger people working to enact justice for people of color are a “great source of optimism” for the 44th President.

Barack has previously spoken about Malia and Sasha’s participation in BLM rallies. Last November, he told People that neither he nor his wife Michelle urged the girls to engage in any events. In fact, they went out, “very much in organizer mode,” and found ways to help out without attracting attention.

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Journal of Neuroscience Study Finds Psychological Importance of Face-to-Face Interaction

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Following a pandemic filled with online social events and strict gathering restraints, many Americans are now accustomed to socializing, working, and spending leisure time online. Bonding in-person, however, has strong mental, physical, and emotional benefits originating in distinct brain stimulation.

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  • Evidence using EEG (electroencephalogram) brain scans suggests real-life socialization activates stronger connections and comfort levels compared to digital socialization. The study created three groups: one that was exposed to photos of a person, another that was exposed to a television show with a person in it, and the last actually meeting a person. EEGs were taken for members of each group both before and after the exposure, measuring familiarity and identity activity in the brain.
  • Researchers discovered a high familiarity quality for the physical interaction group, a low familiarity quality for the group exposed to a TV show, and nonexistent familiarity for the group exposed to only photos of a person. Strong familiarity is tied to faster and more intense connections, demonstrating the importance of face-to-face interaction for building relationships.
  • The face-to-face interaction group only spent 3 hours with a person while the other groups spent 20 hours watching a person on television or 20 hours looking at photos, yet the face-to-face group still made stronger connections. Exemplified is the rapid familiarity and connection built between two people interacting in person.
  • In the digital age, as well as during COVID, online communication is normal. Consequentially, with in-person communication falling second, communicators miss out on reading body language and picking up on nearly unrecognizable facial changes. In-person communication is especially important for children, many of which have been out of school due to pandemic safety measures. Face-to-face communication helps children build skills that enhance their socioemotional development.

Face-to-face meetups provide the dopamine and oxytocin that support trust, bonding, and connection to others. For overall health, wellbeing, and happiness, socializing in real life is a scientifically significant aspect.

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