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Internet Addiction

Electronic Etiquette in the Digital Age

Dr. David Greenfield | Posted 12.04.2014 | 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 10.31.2014 | 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.

Chinese Parents Are Sending Internet Addicts To Boot Camps

Reuters | Posted 08.31.2014 | Technology

By Kyung-Hoon Kim BEIJING, July 1 (Reuters) - Baby-faced teenagers in army uniforms practice drills in locked dormitories in China, cl...

A Must-See Video of the Impact of Technology on Our Lives

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 08.05.2014 | Technology
Dr. Jim Taylor

A friend just sent me this video titled "Look Up" that powerfully demonstrates what we miss -- life, love, beauty, opportunity! -- when we immerse excessively in technology.

Without WiFi, Life Would End (aka Teen Internet Addiction)

Russ Warner | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Russ Warner

The Internet is just like the world. It can be wonderful and amazing or frightening and terrible. Each person must choose the path to take.

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.

Are Opportunity Costs the Real Danger of Technology?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 07.21.2014 | Technology
Dr. Jim Taylor

I believe that technology is inherently neither good nor bad. But neutral does not mean it is benign. As with most things in life, technology is healthy or harmful depending on how it is used.

Electronics and Anxiety: A Family Affair

Dr. Kathleen Trainor | Posted 05.19.2014 | Parents
Dr. Kathleen Trainor

While we typically feel compelled to respond to the constant barrage of emails, texts, calls, etc., we are not connecting in a meaningful way. And ironically, if we try to extricate ourselves from our gadgets, we often feel anxious that we are missing something important.

SXSW Highlights Nation's (In)security -- and Families' Too

David Tereshchuk | Posted 05.16.2014 | Media
David Tereshchuk

At BookPeople, Austin's leading -- and unalloyedly magnificent -- independent bookstore, boyd encountered the same somewhat awestruck reaction as she's met elsewhere in her bookstore tour from Charlottesville to New York to Seattle.

Do You Need an Internet Intervention?

Melanie Young | Posted 05.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

I find it unsettling that people are spending more time connected with each other online than in person. While I enjoy interacting with my friends on Facebook and have been reconnected with old acquaintances, I am starting to feel disconnected in other ways and have found myself exhibiting some unhealthy habits.

We Could Never Give Up The Internet, But We Wouldn't Mind Ditching Facebook

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 02.27.2014 | Technology

Despite the unflattering portrait of a stressed-out, Internet-addled American, there's no denying this: We really, truly love the web. But there are s...

This Video Perfectly (And Hilariously) Captures Our Social Media Addiction (WATCH)

Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living

Last year, New Yorker cartoonist Liam Francis Walsh depicted a man in a bar wearing a dog cone around his neck, explaining to a woman staring at him, ...

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.

Disconnect To Reconnect This Valentine's Day

Diana Graber | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Diana Graber

With Valentine's Day quickly approaching, this scene, or one similar to it, is likely to be replayed in restaurants and homes across the country as we all seek to balance the meaningful connections in our physical lives with the multiple connections in our digital ones.

Are Screens Taking Over Your Family?

Melissa Maypole | Posted 01.27.2014 | Parents
Melissa Maypole

My husband and I used to make fun of the couples in restaurants who stared longingly at their phones rather than each other. Over plates of over-priced food, they gazed at their screens while never once making eye contact. We vowed never to be that couple. Then, we each got a smartphone -- on the same day.

Confession: The Internet Is the Air I Breathe, and Honestly -- It's Refreshing

Melissa Maypole | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Melissa Maypole

If I don't want my 11-year old to spend three-quarters of his life playing Minecraft, then I need to stop looking at the monitor long enough to take a good, hard look in the mirror.

The Mental Health Threat Lurking in Your Child's Bedroom

Rebecca Jackson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Rebecca Jackson

Morning grouchiness is not an uncommon complaint from parents -- especially parents of teenagers. But what happens when your child's mood lasts not just for a day or two, but for several weeks or months?

Four Questions All Technology Users Need to Ask

Louis Efron | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Louis Efron

Does your neck hurt from looking down at your mobile device hours everyday? Do your hands tingle and cramp from using it or your computer? Are your eyes tired? Do emails, texts, and calls disrupt your workouts, your meals, personal time, and sleep?