digital wellness

Digital wellness for beginners

At our era of smartphones, social media proliferation and the attention economy, our attention has become the most valuable commodity. In order to profit from our attention, companies use tactics to hijack our attention. These tactics keep us glued to our smartphones; scrolling mindlessly through our newsfeeds and watching cat memes all day long. According […]

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Social media and mental health

It has become apparent that we can no longer talk about mental health without also mentioning how our increasing addiction to technology, digital devices, and various online platforms can negatively impact our mental well-being. Increasingly, studies show the negative effects of social media on our mental health and mental well-being [1].  According to a report […]

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The attention economy and the ‘coolest monkey in the jungle’

In today’s episode of Corporate America Foolishness, H&M, a retail store known for its trendy and affordable clothing, has come under scrutiny for using a black child to model a sweatshirt sporting the phrase ‘coolest monkey in the jungle.’ In today’s political climate… oh no baby what is you doing… My initial reaction was, now they’re trolling […]

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I broke my laptop and my grades improved! Re:  Laptops Are Great. But Not During a Lecture or a Meeting.

A few weeks ago, I came across a thought-provoking New York Times‘ article, Laptops Are Great. But Not During a Lecture or a Meeting. Susan Dynarski, a professor of education, public policy and economics at the University of Michigan, has banned almost all electronic devices during her classes and research seminars. Dynarski’s rationale for the ban […]

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