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It’s All About Me

Stop smoking and talk about yourself?   Lose weight by talking about yourself?  Quit Alcoholics Anonymous and, right, talk about yourself.  What is happening here?   Between 30 and 40 percent of everyday conversation consists of people talking about themselves.  For online social media, that figure jumps to 80 percent.  Evidently, without our counterparts in  Continue Reading »

Rethinking Connectivity

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, generally accepted as the professional authority on mental illnesses, will include “Internet use disorder” in its appendix next year.  Such a position means that scientists believe there is a concern that deserves additional research before deeming it a condition.  “It is [a] basic cultural recognition,” explains psychologist  Continue Reading »