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Hack Your Notification Badges to Encourage Good Habits

iOS/Android: Choosing how to use spare moments on your phone can feel like dieting. You might find yourself choosing Twitter or Facebook every time, mad at yourself for never cracking open Kindle or Instapaper. Fighting this habit takes a whole arsenal, so here’s one more weapon: Turn off all your “bad” notification…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Ten Tricks for Checking Your Phone Less

The most frustrating thing about a phone addiction is that unlike actual substance abuse, the solution is not to stop using it completely. Instead, we have to find ways to use this technology responsibly, fighting apps overtly designed to steal our time.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Using Social Media During Class Can Lower Exam Scores

Getting a laptop for your upcoming foray into college is great, but you should leave it alone come class time. According to scientists at Michigan State University, students who voluntarily installed browser tracking software on their laptops were found to spend almost 40 minutes per 100-minute class using the web for…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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What Entertainment Do You Turn to for Comfort in Times of Distress?

Hello everyone, and especially hello to new parents! The news media is troubling, is it not? And on occasion it veers from being merely troubling to flat-out horrifying. I have found that the news, and in fact any violent or disturbing media at all, can be simply unbearable for many people but most especially new…Read […]

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