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Creative Thinking

Tips for Training Your Focus

Checking email. Scrolling social media. Sending a text. Visiting a random website---or five.

These are small actions that can significantly muddy up our minds. They splinter our attention. They spark or perpetuate racing thoughts: We start thinking about all sorts of subjects and questions and concerns when we're supposed to be focused on writing or some other creative project. Am I going to the movies tomorrow with them? I need to return that email!...
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Social Media as Addiction and Negative Coping

Most people understand how social media can be beneficial to its users. However, there is a lot of misunderstanding or misinformation regarding its detrimental effects and elements. In this article, we will look into it in more depth to understand how social media sites like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and so on impact people’s lives, and why people use it in the first place.
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Let’s Explore! The American Academy of Pediatrics Report on Kids and Digital Technology

In October, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published a technical report entitled Children and Adolescents and Digital Media. In this report they write: “Over the past decade, the use of digital media, including interactive and social media, has grown, and research evidence suggests that these newer media offer both benefits and risks to the health of children and teenagers.”

Identified benefits include:

Early learning
Exposure to new ideas and knowledge
Increased opportunities for social contact and support
New opportunities to access health...
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