Is Our Obsession With Health Data Making Us Crazy? When Bri Cawsey started wearing a Fitbit, she thought it was simply a “really cool tool” for charting her runs. Slowly but surely, however, the British Columbia-based strength and conditioning coach … Continue reading Healthy apps
When Trolls and Crybullies Rule the Earth Over the past several years, teenage suicide rates have spiked horrifically. Depression rates are surging and America’s mental health over all is deteriorating. What’s going on? My answer starts with technology but is … Continue reading Attention-oriented life
Where is the boundary between your phone and your mind? Many of the boundary lines in our lives are highly literal, and, for the most part, this is how we’ve been trained to think of boundaries: as demarcations shored up … Continue reading Borders
Knowing When Tech Does (and Doesn’t) Promote Positive Relationships Everyone’s worried about smartphones. Headlines like “Have smartphones destroyed a generation?” and “Smartphone addiction could be changing your brain” paint a bleak picture of our smartphone addiction and its long-term consequences. … Continue reading The science of connection
Three problems with the debate around screen time The debate about children and technology has increasingly captured public interest over the past year, and has been raging for many more. As with anything of this nature, the public conversations about … Continue reading How much screen time is good?
Shops Aren’t for Shopping Anymore In the year 2000 at Easton Town Center in Columbus, Ohio, Abercrombie and Fitch opened the first location of its new shop, Hollister, and set Midwestern high schoolers like myself California dreaming. Designed with a … Continue reading In the palm of your hand
A Cognitive Scientist Explains the Evolutionary Roots of Smartphone Addiction Much ink has been spilled worrying about what the scourge of smartphone addiction is doing to the kids, in particular. So much so that Apple rolled out a suite of … Continue reading Craving for smarthphone