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Stuff you should know about tech addiction.

The Science Behind a ‘Pokemon Go’ Addiction
1 year ago

The Science Behind a ‘Pokemon Go’ Addiction

By  • Media, News, Tech

You don’t have to be a millennial to realize that Pokémon Go is taking over the planet. The new app has found a way to connect our daily lives, activities, …
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Does Online Recovery Really Work?
1 year ago

Does Online Recovery Really Work?

Guest blogger Bye-Bye-Beer is back again this week with another excellent original post. Last week she wrote about her first 23 months of being sober. This week she explores technology’s place in sobriety, and discovers some really helpful …
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What You Need to Know About Internet Addiction
2 years ago

What You Need to Know About Internet Addiction

Meet psychologist Dr. Kimberly Young; she was the first to ever research internet addiction. She wrote the first book, Caught in the Net, to identify internet addiction as a new disorder, was …
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The Internet Is Changing Our Brain
2 years ago

The Internet Is Changing Our Brain

Socrates started what may have been the first technology scare. In the “Phaedrus,” he lamented the invention of books, which “create forgetfulness” in the soul. Instead of remembering for themselves, …
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Engineering Addiction
2 years ago

Engineering Addiction

By  • Gambling, Tech

Here’s a great longread from The Verge called Engineers of Addiction about the psychology of slot machines and the tech industry and how the masterminds behind Vegas games are truly mastering the science of persuasion.

You …
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Watch This Animated Video on Smartphone Addiction
2 years ago

Watch This Animated Video on Smartphone Addiction

By  • Tech, Video

Smartphones can be very beneficial to our daily lives, but it’s also important to set limits, as this animated video attests — with humor.

Produced by Xie Chenglin, a student at the …
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Drug Addiction and Startup Culture
2 years ago

Drug Addiction and Startup Culture

By  • Opiates, Pills, Tech

Experts on addiction aver that the deadly cocktail of a sudden influx of money, the intense competition in the high-tech field and the subsequent harsh deadlines, and the burgeoning black …
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Is Selfie Addiction A Real Thing?
2 years ago

Is Selfie Addiction A Real Thing?

By  • Internet, Tech

When Oxford Dictionaries announced that selfie was going into its online dictionaries—and also made it Word of the Year in 2013—it underscored our society’s new obsession: taking photos of ourselves. …
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Silicon Valley’s Favorite ‘Brain-enhancing’ Drug
2 years ago

Silicon Valley’s Favorite ‘Brain-enhancing’ Drug

By  • Opinion, Tech

 

It’s 3 p.m., and I am crushing my e-mail inbox. At this time of day, I’m typically struggling to stave off the post-lunch slowdown by downing another cup of …
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Can Fitness Addiction Make You Ill?
2 years ago

Can Fitness Addiction Make You Ill?

It’s Monday morning and I am running on the seafront. It’s cold and bright, and there aren’t many other people out. I don’t really feel like running, but I didn’t …
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