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Digital Life



The pervasive adaptation of digital devices in all aspects of our lives has affected us in unprecedented ways. They allow us to be both more connected and isolated, more creative and drained, more informed and distracted than ever before. From sleep patterns to social interactions, from exercise routines to entertainment, how we use our digital devices has had huge impacts on our physical, mental, emotional, and social health. Understanding the effects our digital devices have on our brains and bodies can help us make the best choices to live our fullest lives.

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How Craving Attention Makes You Less Creative | Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has gotten more than his fair share of attention from his acting career. But as social media exploded over the past decade, he got addicted like the rest of us - trying to gain followers and likes only to be left feeling inadequate and less creative.

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Notes on a Nervous Planet

The world is messing with our minds. What if there was something we could do about it? Looking at sleep, news, social media, addiction, work and play, Matt Haig invites us to feel calmer, happier and to question the habits of the digital age.

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6 Tips to Beat Zoom Fatigue

Zoom fatigue. It refers to the experience of feeling tired, overwhelmed, anxious, or generally drained by frequent calls and online meetings, and we're all feeling it. The term takes its name from Zoom, but it can occur on any video-conferencing platform after enough regular use.

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Professor Explains Why & How You Should Quit Social Media | Cal Newport & Lewis Howes

Cal Newport is a computer science professor at Georgetown University. In addition to academic research, he writes about the intersection of technology and society. He’s particularly interested in the impact of new technologies on our ability to perform productive work or lead satisfying lives.

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The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

New York Times bestseller • Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize “This is a book to shake up the world.

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On Making Whatever You Want, Whenever You Want

Musician and comedian Reggie Watts on juggling a variety of projects, making technology work for you rather than against you, surrounding yourself with the right people, and letting “fun” be your primary creative impulse.

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How the Internet Changed Everything

A brief discussion of how the internet came to be, and how it has drastically changed how we connect and interact with other people and with the world around us.

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The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur’s Vision of the Future

The #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller from Steve Case—the co-founder of AOL—presents “a compelling roadmap for the future . . . that can help us make sense of the technological changes reshaping our economy and the world.

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Stories from Experts About the Impact of Digital Life

While many technology experts and scholars have concerns about the social, political and economic fallout from the spread of digital activities, they also tend to report that their own experience of digital life has been positive.

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LifeEdited: Building a Less but Better Digital Lifestyle | Graham Hill | TEDxGateway

In his talk, Graham Hill talk about how people can design their lives for more happiness with less stuff, and less attachment to their screens.

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