In the News: Chelsea Clinton Defends Barron Trump, Ballet Classes Lead to Improved Mobility, Facebook May Cause Narrow-Mindedness

Chelsea Clinton defends Barron Trump. As someone who has been in Barron Trump’s shoes before, Chelsea Clinton knows how tough it is to suddenly be thrust into the public eye. When she noticed that people were making cruel jokes about the little boy online, she took to Twitter to defend him and remind everyone that children deserve the chance to just be kids. At the same time, she also criticized Donald Trump’s policies, adding “standing up for every kid also means opposing @POTUS polices that hurt kids.” Check out Dr. Oz’s exclusive interview with the president to see a side of him you haven’t seen before. (NYMAG)

Ballet classes help young girl move independently. Sarah Hansen, a young woman with a neurodegenerative disease called Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT), found it extremely difficult to walk or balance without outside help. This condition affects motor and sensory nerves, making every step she takes a huge challenge. But, after several years of participation in Ballet for All Kids, a program designed for children with disabilities, she is not only walking on her own, but dancing as well. Recently, she made her dreams come true by performing as the Sugar Plum Fairy in “The Nutcracker”. Want to try ballet? Give the barre workout a spin. (TODAY)

Facebook leads to narrow-mindedness, according to new study. At first glance, social media platforms like Facebook can make us more connected to others and more knowledgeable on a wide range of issues, allowing us to interact with people across the globe and get a new perspective on different issues. In reality, research has found that social media actually leads to increased insolation and confirmation biases, creating an echo chamber where fake news and half-truths are regurgitated and can often spread like wildfire. Instead of exploring new sides to a story, like-minded people are simply sharing the same biases and controversial theories, choosing to share this type of content and ignoring the rest. Social media can also have other dangers as well. Find out why obsessing about your online metrics can lead to low self-esteem. (CNN)