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The Antidote for an Overly-Teched Brain

The Antidote for an Overly-Teched Brain

The Cassandras among us have warned for some time that Internet addiction—obsessive texting, tweeting, posting, surfing, along with a compulsion to be always connected—threatens to make us dumber, more anxious, and more depressed. Such warnings are becoming harder to dismiss; a recent article by Newsweek ‘s Tony Dokoupil presents evidence that Internet addiction may lead to more extreme forms of mental illness. And according to The Observer , social media titans will gather in February for the Wisdom 2.0 Conference , whose theme will be finding balance in the Digital Age – a sign that even Silicon Valley is worried about our online habits. An obvious proposal for avoiding Internet-induced anxiety, depression, or psychosis, would be to turn off cell phones, limit time online, and engage in offline activities like reading books or gardening. I have nothing against those purs...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/the-antidote-for-an-over...

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