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30 Years Behind The Future

30 Years Behind The Future

Pretend you’re an astronaut that has been in deep space for the last 30 years with little contact.  You just landed back on Earth yesterday and are starting to get accustomed to Earth life again – gravity, non-freeze-dried food, human interaction, etc.  But… you notice something.  Everyone is doing what appears to be a constant scratching of their hand and they can’t stop looking at that hand either.  What. Is. Going. On?!  You start asking questions, but you don’t even…

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Part II: Is Social Media The New Gambling?

Part II: Is Social Media The New Gambling?

This is Part II in the two-part series of how social media became king.  If you missed Part I, you can find it here. Since the dawn of time, people have always been out to compete with one another.  Every day you do your hair a certain way, post pictures on Instagram of yourself on the beach when you’re actually at your desk, carefully word each humble brag post on Facebook telling everyone you’ll be traveling to X country instead…

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Part I: How Did Social Media Become King?

Part I: How Did Social Media Become King?

This is the first of a two-part series covering two sides of Social Media with the first part exploring social media and what it actually does for us (cognitive function, social experience, etc).  The second part, which will be out in another week, will analyze self-infatuation and how social media is ultimately the culprit. PART I: SOCIAL MEDIA It’s 10am on a Monday and you’re at work.  Coffee cup half full, inbox overflowing with emails, and Greg can be overheard…

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How Much Time Do We Spend On Our Phones?

How Much Time Do We Spend On Our Phones?

Head down, swift pace, arms cocked, no eye contact.  We all know this look and according to a recent study, 69% of us likely walk like this ourselves.  You aren’t carefully watching where you are stepping, in fact, you probably aren’t watching where you are even going.  You are staring at a 5-inch screen trying to absorb all of the information that the little device in your hands is feeding you and forgetting to look up and notice that you…

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