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Concentration, Distraction & Focus

Intro: Personal Tech / Smartphones

Screenagers reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.

Analysis: Teens are sleeping less. Why? Smartphones

The Binge Breaker: Tristan Harris believes Silicon Valley is addicting us to our phones. He’s determined to make it stop.

End Vacation Email Overload  program allows employees to set email to automatically delete incoming emails while on vacation. The program called “Mail on Holiday,” issues a reply to the sender that the person is out of the office and the email will be deleted, while offering contact information of another employee for pressing matters.

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The killer(s) on the road: reducing your risk of automotive death

Top 3 Killers

#1 Speeding is the biggest factor. Over 30% of accidents involve speeding. 

#2 Driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs or medications. Over 10% of accidents involve these. The most common drugs are stimulants, that may make drivers more aggressive and reckless, then cannaboids, that may slow coordination, judgment, and reaction times.

#3 Distracted driving (8% of accidents), which involves the use of mobile phones, failure to keep in the proper lane or running off the road (7%), failure to yield the right of way (7%), and careless driving (6%). 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Report on  Distracted  Driving    and    Drowsy Driving: Asleep at the Wheel

Why the modern world is bad for your brain
In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient

Deep Dive: Personal Tech / Smartphones

Understand symptoms of addictive behavior related to your phone use and media consumption. Symptoms include:

- Frequent interactions with the addictive thing/substance/behavior

- Difficulty withdrawing

- Limited control of use

- Neglected or postponed activities

- Significant time or energy spent on the thing/behavior

- A desire to cut down on usage