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Your iPhone Is Ruining Your Posture — and Your Mood. Photo THERE are plenty of reasons to put our cellphones down now and then, not least the fact that incessantly checking them takes us out of the present moment and disrupts family dinners around the globe.

Your iPhone Is Ruining Your Posture — and Your Mood

But here’s one you might not have considered: Smartphones are ruining our posture. And bad posture doesn’t just mean a stiff neck. It can hurt us in insidious psychological ways. Distracted in 2016? Reboot Your Phone with Mindfulness. Estimated reading time: 11 minutes, 48 seconds This piece has also been cross-posted to Medium.

Distracted in 2016? Reboot Your Phone with Mindfulness

People often tell me that starting a movement for a whole new type of technology that’s built to help people spend their time well sounds nice (and naïvely ambitious), but what are the things I can do to have a more mindful relationship with my devices right now?” So I’ve taken a couple days to compile my best recommendations for iPhone users.

'Phubbing': The Modern Way To Kill Your Relationship. The cellphone behaviour linked to depression and lower relationship satisfaction.

'Phubbing': The Modern Way To Kill Your Relationship

Cellphones could be damaging romantic relationships and leading to depression, a new study finds. Researchers looked at the impact of snubbing your partner to look at your phone. Smart Phones, Stupid Choices and Alone Together. It’s one of the most pervasive issues in our culture today that’s off and on in the media, but no one talks about in their personal lives – our relationships with our phones.

Smart Phones, Stupid Choices and Alone Together

Not long ago author Johann Hari, author of Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs wrote a blog that really caught my eye. Addicted to Your Phone? Try this Practice—Phone in Hand. I just set my phone down to write this post, but thankfully and notably, it’s well within arm’s reach.

Addicted to Your Phone? Try this Practice—Phone in Hand

As a psychologist, therapist, and parent, I consider the following to be of great concern: • There is research suggesting that using cell phones for only a half hour a day for ten years doubles one’s risk of brain cancer. • The soreness in our fingers and wrists from texting too much is so prevalent that the term “text claw” has entered our lexicon. • “Problematic Internet Use” (PIU) is now considered a behavioral addiction, with almost half (48 %) of participants in one study considered “Internet addicts.” • Most alarming to me is Turkle’s citing of another scientific finding: That over the past 20 years our society has seen a 40% decline (most of it occurring over the past decade) in indicators of empathy in people, and that researchers are linking this trend with the rise of digital communication technologies. How to Stop Checking Your Phone Like an Addict — Better Humans.

On December 16, 2013, a Taiwanese tourist was walking along St.

How to Stop Checking Your Phone Like an Addict — Better Humans

Kilda pier in Melbourne, Australia. The pier offers a beautiful scenic view of the ocean, so I’d imagine many tourists have their cell phones out to take pictures. As expected, this tourist had her phone out too, except she wasn’t saving precious memories — she was checking her Facebook newsfeed.

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