Nils Salzgeber

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How Addictive Technology (FB, Netflix, and Co.) is Silently Killing Your Happiness, Health, and Productivity

According to a Nielsen report, the average American spends more than 11 hours every day watching, reading, listening to, or otherwise interacting with media. Most of this time is spent watching live television (4:10), followed by smartphone use (2:22), radio (1:46), tablet use (0:47), and internet use on computer (0:39). Another statistic shows that we spend […]

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The Rise of Addictive Technology: How FB, Instagram, Netflix, and Other Tech Companies Get You Addicted to Their Services (And Why You Should Care)

In 1930, Harvard psychologist B.F. Skinner came up with an experiment. He took a hungry rat and placed it in a box with a lever on one side. As the rat explored its new cage, it would accidentally hit the lever and, when it did so, a food pellet would drop on the floor. After the […]

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The Rise of Media Multitasking: What Blasting Yourself With Multiple Media Streams is Doing to Your Brain

The time of consuming one medium at a time is over. We’re no longer just reading a book, just watching television, or just listening to our favorite tunes. We now watch television while browsing the Web. We answer emails while listening to music. We are “watching” a YouTube video in one tab, while instant messaging […]

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A Complete Guide to Multitasking – How This Seemingly Innocent Habit is Rewiring Your Brain for Constant Distractibility, Greater Impulsivity, and Lower Productivity (and What You Can Do About it)

We live in the era of multitasking. According to a recent study, 81% of Americans always or almost always engage in at least one additional activity while watching television. When 200 people were asked to track their media activities during a one-hour evening period in another study, they reported switching between mobile phones, tablets, and […]

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Research Says You Should STOP Consuming the News – If You Want Greater Health, Happiness, and Productivity

“If you wish to improve,” Stoic philosopher Epictetus said, “be content to appear clueless or stupid in extraneous matters.” We sometimes play general knowledge games, such as Trivial Pursuit, at our family get-togethers. Questions include such classics as…In ‘Shrek,’ what comedic actor voices Donkey?What superhero has been played by Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney and […]

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“Unsubscribe: How to Kill Email Anxiety, Avoid Distractions, and Get Real Work Done” by Jocelyn Glei (Book Summary)

Unsubscribe is a short book on email management by Jocelyn Glei. The book does four things.First, it explains the psychology that makes email so addictive and problematic.Second, it gives you strategies for managing email in more productive ways.Third, it teaches you how to write better emails.Fourth, it gives you pre-written scripts for various email challenges, including […]

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