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Smartphone fever: Should I get a new smartphone and is it worth it?

For the past couple months, I, like many of you, found the sultry iPhone 6 commercials very alluring. While my iPhone 4s is still in very good shape and serves me well, I immediately tried to calculate how many months I had until I could upgrade. Or, if I can’t upgrade, perhaps I can buy a slightly older model… or one with more hard drive space? It was then I realized that I had been duped by smartphone fever. Smartphone fever is an acute illness brought on by unchecked consumerism. I’m sure many people may have felt this fever during…
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How to read free online ebooks and audiobooks on any device from your Public Library and the kindle book app

I know tons of people with tablets and eReaders who still haven’t figured out this amazing secret, so I thought I would share how you can get the latest, free novels and audiobooks for free – compliments of your local Public Library and a free book app. This is entirely legit and free, so don’t worry. While visits to the library are steadily decreasing these days due to the ebook craze, the majority of libraries have caught onto this trend. Just about any library near you actually has a virtual library that allows you to check out ebooks or audiobooks…
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Are you in a relationship with your smartphone?

I have recently joined the 'Dark Force' and am now a proud owner of, yes, an iPhone. While having the 'world' at my fingers tips has made my life seem more productive, I began to wonder. Is it really?!   After AsapSCIENCE video, 5 Crazy Ways Social Media Is Changing Your Brain Right Now, I am not so sure. I've embedded the video below. Apparently, heavy social media usage triggers the same impact as a having a beer, in that it limits our decision-making capabilities and triggers the immediate pleasure-seeking side of our brain (Darn Reptilian brain!). (more…)
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