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Why You Should Read More Paper Books This Year

E-readers are undeniably practical, but science has weighed in on the debate and come up with a surprisingly traditional conclusion. As life moves faster and faster, there is a growing desire to slow…


The Case for Slowing Down in 2015

2015 is here and you’re as busy as ever. Being busy is a great thing, but, it can be incredibly stressful, which taxes your body and your health over time. Instead of trying to force more stress onto …


Your Smartphone is Changing Your Brain

New research indicates that heavy touchscreen use -- like on your smartphone or tablet -- might just change your brain activity. The study compared brain activity in smartphone users and folks who …


6 Reasons Saying Bye to Facebook Will Make You a Happier Person

People are incensed about Facebook's manipulation of emotional content. Psychologist that I am, I wasn't too upset about it. Since my dissertation involved deception, how hypocritical would that be? A…


12 Signs of a Self-Diagnosed Tech Addict

I can actually remember – quite distinctly – when it all began. It was 2005 and I was in Italy for the first time. This was a trip I'd dreamed about since I was a little girl. In fact, I thought about…


Steve Jobs Limited His Kids’ Tech Use (& We Should Too)

Almost 40% of American 2-4 year-olds and over 50% of 5-8 year-olds have used an iPad, iPhone, or similar device. That is a staggering number. Some claim that using these devices can augment a child…


Park Wants Visitors To Leave Cell Phones & Car Keys Behind

There are plenty of ways that cell phones are helping environmentalism, but they can also be a distraction and even an addiction. Especially when we are in the wild. That's why New Forest Nation…


This $199 Cup Knows What You’re Drinking

It took seven years for startup Mark One to finally make its big product reveal: the $199 Vessyl—a cup. But as Valleywag notes, it's not so much a cup as "a 13-ounce, Bluetooth-enabled, smartphone-syn…


What Happens After the Novelty of Fitness Gadgets Wears Off?

Take a poll of your friends, and I bet you can find at least one who gained some sort of fitness tracker over the holidays. I bet you can find even more who track their fitness with an app on their ph…


Fight Litter with Your Smartphone

Do you encounter litter in your day-to-day? Have you noticed that those discarded cigarette butts and coffee cups tend to be in the same areas? A new app is looking to compile data on where litter cro…


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