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Internet Addiction

How To Break Your Internet Addiction

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 10.31.2015 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

For a while, I've been complaining about people who overuse the Internet. People who walk across intersections while staring at their phones. At first, only the young were afflicted. And that was fine with me. Now, however, the epidemic has spread.

ICYMI: Disappearing Amazon Tribes And Why Kids Hate School Lunch

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.20.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we were taken with a radio interview featuring Dr. James O'Connell, who spent his ...

Internet Addiction Isn’t An Official Diagnosis, But This Center Is Treating It

The Huffington Post | Lynne Peeples | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living

FALL CITY, Wash. -- When Roey Gabay finally got home from the college library, he found his twin sister, Reut, waiting for him in the living room. It ...

6 Ways to Break Your iPhone Addiction (That Actually Work)

Supercompressor | Posted 08.28.2015 | Healthy Living

Rule 1. Never use your phone as your alarm clock. We all know how it goes: once you're done dealing your standard wave of 20 snoozes, you flick off the alarm, and go straight to browsing: Instagram, email, videos of baby elephants.

Is Your Teen Online 24/7? Parenting With Spiritual Tools

Ingrid Peschke | Posted 08.13.2015 | Parents
Ingrid Peschke

How do you reprogram a teen to recognize that the cyberworld is actually fake? That's not an easy question to answer, and it's one that's being grappled with in treatment centers.

China's Web Junkies: Is the Cure Worse Than the Disease?

The Huffington Post | Matt Sheehan | Posted 07.23.2015 | World

While the global conversation about the Internet and China tends to focus on censorship, hacking and the Great Firewall, many Chinese parents are ...

Kids, Screens and Play

Kenneth Barish, Ph.D. | Posted 07.20.2015 | Parents
Kenneth Barish, Ph.D.

Communication through social media seems to heighten a child's expectation of an immediate response and sense of urgency in regard to his or her feelings and needs. Urgency, however, is an enemy of emotional maturity. Children need to learn, slowly over the course of childhood and adolescence, that what they want or need they do not always need "now."

I Can't Unplug (and I Don't Want to)

TueNight | Posted 06.29.2015 | Women

I've never lost the sense of wonderment or appreciation about the opportunities presented personally and professionally because of our connected online world. Not once.

Addicted: An Industry Matures

Ted McCarthy | Posted 06.01.2015 | Technology
Ted McCarthy

Perhaps nothing better defines our current age than to say it is one of rapid technological change.

Are You Addicted To Your Smartphone? This Scientific Test Will Show You

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.18.2015 | Science

Smartphone addiction is no joke, and now there's a scientific way to measure it. A new study from Iowa State University has identified some of the...

Preventing and Treating School Refusal and Severe Social Withdrawal

Allen Frances | Posted 05.14.2015 | Science
Allen Frances

I first heard about 'hikikomori' on a visit to Japan 25 years ago. It was a new term then, used to describe severe and prolonged school refusal in teenagers, sometimes evolving into complete social withdrawal.

Why I Won't Be Wearing An Apple Watch

Damon Beres | Posted 05.14.2015 | Technology
Damon Beres

A wise man once said, "The notion that a personal computer will set you free is appalling." Where does that leave the Apple Watch?

Government Employee Cites "Boredom" as Reason for Watching Porn at Work. Wait... What?

Dana Smith | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics
Dana Smith

Why would someone risk embarrassment, diminished reputation, discipline, and even termination by watching porn at work? I don't think it's due to boredom as reported (Lord help us because we'd have an epidemic on our hands).

Is Facebook Making Us Stupid, Boring and Insecure?

Carla Poertner | Posted 06.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Carla Poertner

The answer to whether our social media use is harmful or benign might just lie in the question we need to ask ourselves: "How good do I really want to feel?"

Constantly Checking Your Phone Could Be A Sign Of Depression

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.24.2015 | Science

It's been estimated that the average mobile phone user checks a device 150 times a day, and nearly a third of smartphone users admit that they're addi...

Is Social Media Sucking the Life Out of You?

Janice Billman | Posted 04.14.2015 | Technology
Janice Billman

Unless you personally know someone, there's no real connection other than "like"ing the same movie, music or whatever. I don't know about you and maybe it's my age but it sure seems to be sucking the life out of a lot of people.

Electronic Etiquette in the Digital Age

Dr. David Greenfield | Posted 02.01.2015 | Technology
Dr. David Greenfield

My prediction is that many pubic places will begin to develop digital use policies--just as some restaurants are offering meal discounts if you agree to leave your phone in the car! In fact, that might not be a bad idea... to be in the social world without the intrusive digital distraction.

The Global Geography Of Internet Addiction

The Atlantic | sonali kohli | Posted 12.02.2014 | World

Thanks to its young population armed with smartphones, Brazil beat nine other Internet-connected countries for its citizens’ frequency of web use, a...

No Email, No Smartphone, No Internet, No TV, No Problem?! Jodi Unplugged -- Part 3

Jodi B. Katzman | Posted 12.31.2014 | Women
Jodi B. Katzman

We would all profit from learning how little technology we could get along with. We never know when the digital world will work against us, forcing us into doing everything "the old-fashioned way."

5 Ways The Internet Will Revolutionize Work And Play By 2025

Fast Company | Ben Schiller | Posted 10.28.2014 | World

For all the ways the Internet has changed how we live and work over the last 20 years, there are still plenty of areas it hasn't touched, and plenty m...

The Digital World Is Full Of Wonder And Worry

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 12.20.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Children between the ages of 8 and 18 spend, on average, more than 7.5 hours a day in front of a non-school-related screen. Given the busy lives children lead these days and the reality that there are only so many hours in a day, this statistic is almost unbelievable.

No Email, No Smartphone, No Internet, No TV, No Problem?!

Jodi B. Katzman | Posted 11.29.2014 | Women
Jodi B. Katzman

've pruned my online connections. I've birthed new habits. I'm setting boundaries between work and personal time. I'm less scattered and distracted. I'm wasting less time. I have the reins in my hands again. I haven't been this productive or at ease in quite a while.

Our Creepy Attachment To Cell Phones Could Be An Addiction

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living

I’m taking a community college stats course right now through the UCLA extension program, and even though I’m only 29, I've found myself experienc...

Jungle Beat: Hurricane Iselle

Barbara Fahs | Posted 11.02.2014 | Hawaii
Barbara Fahs

The psychological effects of the storm were a surprise to me. I can speak only for myself, but I fell into a lethargic, depressive state after the initial panic over the lack of electricity subsided.

No Email, No Smartphone, No Internet, No TV, No Problem?! Jodi Unplugged -- Part 1

Jodi B. Katzman | Posted 10.29.2014 | Women
Jodi B. Katzman

When my smartphone went dark, my PC succumbed to malware and my old TV conked out (must things always happen in threes?), I was forced to undergo a different kind of cleanse -- a digital cleanse -- which proved as jarring as I imagined a juice cleanse to be.