Read for knowledge, power and to take a break from your screens...

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"Tracing addiction through history, Alter shows that we’re only just beginning to understand the epidemic of behavioral addiction gripping society. He takes us inside the human brain at the very moment we score points on a smartphone game, or see that someone has liked a photo we’ve posted on Instagram. But more than that, Alter heads the problem off at the pass, letting us know what we can do to step away from the screen."

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(from Amazon description)

Liar’s Poker meets The Social Network in an irreverent exposé of life inside the tech bubble, from industry provocateur Antonio García Martínez, a former Twitter advisor, Facebook product manager and startup founder/CEO.

 

This book unravels the chaotic evolution of social media and online marketing and reveals how it is invading our lives and

shaping our future.

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Born out of the brilliance of her weekly podcast, Manoush Zomorodi, helps us understand that it's ok to be bored. It's actually amazing! 


 

Articles

Jean Twenge writes, "Rates of teen depression and suicide have skyrocketed since 2011."

Read about the race for our attention and what Tristan Harris thinks we should do about it.

Time Magazine article, Teen Depression and Anxiety: Why The Kids Aren't Alright:

 
"We're all like little volcanoes. We're getting this constant pressure, from our phones, from our relationships, from the way things are today."

Tristan Harris wrote the best How to Unhijack Your Mind From Your Phone.

A very detailed examination by Dr. Larry Rosen of how text message interruption and other smart phone use has caused a spike in anxiety.