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Digital Puritanism Keeps Us Locked in Limbo

You are not Facebook's customer. You're its currency. Facebook, and every other social media platform which makes its money off of advertising dollars, is engineered to trick you into spending the most time possible on its services. Extracting eyeball minutes, the key resource for companies like Google and Facebook, has become significantly more lucrative than… Continue reading Digital Puritanism Keeps Us Locked in Limbo

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Project Management Software: Now with more time sucking features than ever!

When I was fifteen I was diagnosed with a thyroid disorder that eventually resulted in a thyroidectomy at 31. A fun fact that you may not know... thyroid disorders can lead to memory loss (or brain fog) that mimics low-grade dementia. Ergo, I am a list person and a notes person. I write everything down… Continue reading Project Management Software: Now with more time sucking features than ever!

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Old Habits Die Hard

An old friend came by this week and ended up taking up so much of my time that I now feel very under-the-gun about my school work. Procrastination[proh-kras-tuh-ney-shuhn, pruh‐] nounthe act or habit of putting off or delaying, especially something requiring immediate attention. This week was challenging. My workdays were full and by the time… Continue reading Old Habits Die Hard

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Breaking News: Checking Instagram 23 times per night may affect sleep quality.

I used to be the best sleeper in the world. When I was little, I could fall asleep anywhere, including in the bleachers at high school basketball games amidst all the cheering and stomping and sneakers squeaking that bounced off the gymnasium walls. My mom marveled at my ability and was very pleased I hadn't… Continue reading Breaking News: Checking Instagram 23 times per night may affect sleep quality.