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Internet Addicts

Are Smartphones Really So Smart?

Dr. David Greenfield | Posted 03.24.2017 | Healthy Living
Dr. David Greenfield

The smartphone keeps us on automatic pilot and it inhibits us from making healthy choices, thus we are responding to life on an automated and unconscious neurobiological basis. We socially isolate, are intolerant of boredom, and are always connected somewhere other than where we actually are at the moment.

How To Break Your Internet Addiction

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 10.31.2016 | 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.

I'm Addicted to the Internet -- So What?

Anna David | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Anna David

Here's what I know: This addiction sure feels a lot less shameful and dangerous than my coke addiction did. But also my already short attention span is growing ever shorter as a result of my behavior and true serenity comes from being in the moment and not from checking out.

What's Happening to Us?

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 10.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Rubinstein

Let me begin by saying I have a desktop, a laptop, a tablet, an e-reader and a smartphone. I use them all and think they're great technologic advances...

Can You Give Up The Internet On September 2?

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 08.27.2012 | Technology

Do you remember what life was like before Facebook and YouTube? It might be time to revisit those days. This September 2nd, you can join other tech...

Internet Addiction: A Public Health Crisis?

Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W. | Posted 06.22.2011 | Home
Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W.

There are concerns that large numbers of people have become "Internet addicts" and that the Internet is dehumanizing us. Despite the credibility of some of the people who raise these concerns, the evidence is anything but conclusive.

Study: Students ADDICTED To Social Media

Huffington Post | Leah Finnegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

According to a new study out of the University of Maryland, students are addicted to social media, and computers and smartphones deliver their drug. ...

Gadget Addicts Pay A Mental Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Scientists say juggling e-mail, phone calls and other incoming information can change how people think and behave. They say our ability to focus is be...

Couple Let Baby Starve To Death While Raising Virtual Baby Online

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A Korean couple allowed their child to starve to death because of their addiction to raising a 'virtual' child in a Second-Life-style game online know...

Teen Internet Addicts More Likely To Self Harm: Pull Hair, Pinch Selves, Hit Selves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Teenagers who are addicted to the Internet are more likely to engage in self-harm behavior, according to an Australian-Chinese study. Researchers s...

Internet Addicts: China Bans Corporal Punishment In Web Rehab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

BEIJING (AFP) -China has issued rules banning the beating and confinement of youths being treated for Internet addiction after revelations of abuse at...

Internet Addiction Center Opens In U.S.

Guardian | Ed Pilkington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

If you have to take a quick break from reading this article to check your Blackberry, send a text or reboot your Xbox 360 before you reach the end of ...

Addicted to (Pretty)Porn: One Woman's Story

E. A. Hanks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
E. A. Hanks

I have a problem: I can't stop looking at porn. I can look at it for hours and I'm not satisfied. Worse, I think it's giving me unrealistic expectatio...

Chinese Man Dies After Playing Internet Games For Three Days Straight

Reuters Via ZDNet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A Chinese man dropped dead after playing Internet games for three consecutive days, state media said on Monday, as China seeks to wean Internet addict...

Report: One In Three Americans Would Give Up Sex, Friends For Web

Reuters | Belinda Goldsmith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Surfing the net has become an obsession for many Americans with the majority of U.S. adults feeling they cannot go for a week without going online and...