internet addiction

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In the eternal words of Ferris Bueller,"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop [and put your phone down] once in a while, you could miss it."
Science
A seemingly small and barely noticed organizational change in DSM-5 disguises what is really a giant conceptual leap -- one that may eventually cause large and harmful unintended consequences.
Healthy Living
And it's up to parents to set the tone.
Wellness
The authors of "Prefrontal Control and Internet Addiction" write, "Some individual suffer from a loss of control over their
Wellness
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.
Wellness
There are places like reSTART, tucked away in the woods outside a major city known for its inclusion of technology, and there are people like Ryan and Peter. It's safe to say that I will be thinking of them and their recovery, for a long time to come.
Tech
Compulsive Internet use has been linked to depression and anxiety.
Wellness
The Internet is a great tool, but it is also a risky one. We have all fallen victim to the Internet's black hole effect, reemerging hours later to wonder where the day went. We pay in time and peace of mind what we get in "convenience." These are a few reasons why I keep wifi out of my home.
Healthy Living
Six percent of us NEVER go online.
Education
Schools are sending kids to the most distracting medium ever invented. Parents have no way to know if their children are working or playing in one of a dozen windows. An assignment that should take one hour may stretch to two or three.
Post 50
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.
Healthy Living
What are you supposed to do when the Internet "crosses from a hobby to a crutch"?
Wellness
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.
Parenting
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.