Internet addiction affects 6 percent of people worldwide

Internet addiction is an impulse-control problem marked by an inability to inhibit Internet use, which can adversely affect a person’s life, including their health and interpersonal relationships. The prevalence of Internet addiction varies among regions around the world, as shown by data from more than 89,000 individuals in 31 countries analyzed for a study published in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. —> Read More Here

In Which I Inadvertently Subject Myself to One of the Most Controversial Psychology Experiments of All Time

It was the most beautiful airport security line I’d ever seen. Where exactly this beauty came from, I couldn’t quite say, but there it was: an incredible aura of magic and mystery surrounding this crowd of waiting people, the likes of which I’d never experienced before. I felt awash with emotion: gratitude, for the guards who patiently asked for our boarding passes and IDs; kinship, with my fellow line-standers who complied so diligently with their requests; and awe, at this remarkable–nay, inspiring–feat of organizational prowess.

“You guys run such a tight ship!” I told a nearby officer. His head tilted slightly to the left.

“No, I mean, it’s all so civilized!” I said.

“Thank you?” he said.

The line wasn’t the first thing that had wowed me that morning in Denver. On the way to the airport, I’d gazed in reverence out the taxi window at what I was convinced was the most majestic mountain range on earth. As we passed by a couple unremarkable suburban houses I’d been devastated by their cuteness. I’d been blown away by how amazingly well the driver had navigated the wide straight roads toward the terminal.

“You the man!” I’d said to him as he’d lifted —> Read More Here

Islet cell transplantation restores type 1 diabetics’ blood sugar defense mechanisms

Type 1 diabetes patients who have developed low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) as a complication of insulin treatments over time are able to regain normal internal recognition of the condition after receiving pancreatic islet cell transplantation, according to a new study led by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, published online in Diabetes. —> Read More Here

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