Extreme world views often only exist online, and what to *actually* think of Donald Trump

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Have you ever read something online, be it a Facebook post or a blog post, that made you feel extremely irritated and annoyed?

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Lessons from two and a half years without social media

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This post is for anyone who is considering quitting social media, curious about deleting their social media accounts, and/or is just intrigued about what life is like without social media in the 21st century.


Roughly two and a half years ago, sometime in June 2017, I deleted my last standing social media account, Twitter.

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Three digital wellness apps I use to tame my digital addiction

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Isn’t it ironic that there are apps designed to help us navigate our addiction to the digital world? Fight fire with fire, I guess.

Anyway, as mentioned in previous posts (here for instance), it is entirely impossible for me to use willpower or self-control to manage the time and energy I spend on mindless online activities.

The brain wants to avoid discomfort as much as possible so it will coax us back to the couch, our screens and comfort.  In comparison to digital distractions, everything else seems to require far too much effort.

It is simply too enticing to be idle and scroll through easy entertainment for instant gratification than to get up and do things that require effort, no matter how beneficial they may be.

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NoSurf: A guide for minimizing mindless browsing

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My introduction to the /r/nosurf community on reddit happened, ironically, as I was mindlessly browsing through the website, my favourite time passing activity and guilty-pleasure.

The subreddit /r/nosurf  is a community for people who want to become more productive by wasting less time mindlessly surfing the internet.

The NoSurf movement does not advocate for quitting the internet altogether but, instead, they advocate for cutting out negative internet use and mindless browsing.

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How to use your smartphone like a hammer

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If we used our phones more like a hammer, would our life be a lot better? At least, according to the musical genius himself, yes.

Look at your phone as a tool, not an obligation. Would you walk around with a hammer in your pocket?  You would pick up a hammer when you needed it. You would never be addicted or obligated to it. Use your phone like a hammer only pick it up when you need it.

KANYE WEST

It is a very good advice.

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