Tuesday, January 30, 2018

"Text neck" is now a thing

Put the damn phone down, will you please?!? Because constantly looking at it is not only having a negative effect on your mood, level of depression, ability to concentrate, and social engagement - to say nothing of poor manners - but it's also affecting your physical health due to a newly recognized medical condition called "text neck."  And because 75% of people surveyed by the Pew Research Center don't think they're part of the problem - that it's the other guy - when it comes to unhealthy smartphone use, your denial is almost certainly evidence that, yes, you too have a problem when it comes to using these devices to an unhealthy degree.  Read all about it in this story from the New York Times called Keep Your Head Up: How Smartphone Addiction Kills Manners and Moods.



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