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This Is Why You Can't Quit Facebook

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 12.15.2015 | Healthy Living

If there is one maxim about our digital lives, it might be this: You always come back to Facebook. Sure, you may have "taken a break," going so far as...

What Is The Real Price Of Technology?

Ekaterina Walter | Posted 12.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Ekaterina Walter

Why is it so hard to switch off? Is it because it's addictive? Is it because we don't want to miss out on anything? Is it because we use social networks as a place to stroke our own egos? Whatever the reason is, there are repercussions to be aware of. Smartphone and computer use can cause a number of psychological issues:

The 'I' in Internet Addiction

Rebecca E. Biron | Posted 04.23.2014 | Technology
Rebecca E. Biron

My Internet addiction, it turns out, is based not on the simulation of connection highs, but on their perpetual postponement. I spend all my time addicted to the news, but I just can't seem to commit.

Is Social Media Turning You into a Mommy Zombie?

Michelle Cove | Posted 09.22.2013 | Parents
Michelle Cove

I fantasized about what was in my inbox. Some kind of acceptance letter? A note from a long-lost friend? A request for an interview or quote? I imagined these missives the way dieters daydream about chocolate chip ice cream and cheesy nachos.

Facebook Interruptus

Julie Flynn Badal | Posted 05.20.2012 | Technology
Julie Flynn Badal

My addiction to Facebook hit a breaking point. It was time to go cold turkey. And I learned my need for connection and privacy are in constant competition on social media, and Facebook can't resolve either need in a satisfactory way.

Log Off And Live Life

Fahad Faruqui | Posted 03.25.2012 | Religion
Fahad Faruqui

What's the point of social media when you don't actually interact, exchange ideas and learn from others.

Protecting Your Kids Online: Successfully Guiding Teens In the Challenging Digital Era

George Garrick | Posted 03.13.2012 | Parents
George Garrick

If you combine the descriptions of kids' behavior, parenting styles, and the types of monitoring solutions -- you get many different permutations and possibilities for protecting kids on social networks.

Protecting Your Kids Online: How Strictly Do You Want to Monitor Your Kids' Social Network Behavior?

George Garrick | Posted 02.13.2012 | Parents
George Garrick

If used properly, these devices not only protect, but can also help teach kids the right habits. And the goal should be to eventually remove the software or device once the kid has gotten older, or earned the required level of trust.

My Teen Is Addicted To Facebook!

Posted 12.30.2011 | Parents

Dear Susan, My 15-year old daughter's entire life revolves around her Facebook world. Her schoolwork is suffering and she is irritable whenever we ...

Mindful Social Networking: Going Online Without Losing Your Mind

Ethan Nichtern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ethan Nichtern

Enter the social network. Is it the greatest tool for connection and camaraderie the world has ever seen? Or is it a dangerous time-suck, isolating us in bubbles of anxious voyeurism? Well, it's both.

Letterman Lets You Know If You're Obsessed With Facebook (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Last night on "The Late Show" David Letterman counted down the "Top 10 Signs You're Obsessed With Facebook." It's always fun to hear older, non-web s...

Help! I'm Addicted to FaceBook!

Tara Stiles | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tara Stiles

Pretty much everyone I know has a Facebook account. I use it for emailing, messaging, sharing pictures, and more. That sounds pretty reasonable, rig...