Helping Teens Turn Off In A World That’s ‘Always On’: The Links Between Technology and Depression

A recent article in the Chicago Tribune addresses how parents should try and help teens control exposure to technological devices.”For as smart as phones may be these days, they simply don’t know when to quit. To protect their kids’ mental health, parents must develop methods for outsmarting them, experts say, and often that involves simply […]

How To Cope With Stress In Tech

According to InformationWeek, in October 2017, Mental Health America conducted a workplace survey and estimated that stress was costing companies up to $500 billion annually in lost productivity and absenteeism. Heavy workloads, people issues, balancing work and personal life, and lack of job security are major stressors, and they all are prominent in tech. So […]

The Hidden Stress of Cell Phones

UCHealth’s Susan Cunningham wrote an article regarding the stress associated with cell phone usage in 2018. “It might be said we are addicted to being distracted,” said Victoria Strohmeyer, a registered psychotherapist with UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center. “When you check your phone or hear an alert, you activate your sympathetic nervous system, the part of […]

Is Your Workplace Suffering From ‘Tech Stress’?

In a recent article written by Human Resources Director in Australia, technology stress is becoming an increasingly common complaint that is not being addressed by employers”, according to Dr. Lindsay McMillan, lead researcher of HR think-tank Reventure. Dr. McMillan added,  “…<that> if employers do not manage technology stress, employees will ‘burnout and head to the […]

What We Have Here: A Failure To Communicate

In an article written by Lindon Weeks for NPR, paradoxically, the disconnect between people has grown with the advent of more avenues for communication. “It is the weirdest thing. There are more ways than ever to communicate with people, yet it sometimes seems like it is more difficult to connect — and stay connected — with […]

Future Smart Clothes Could Pack Serious Gadgetry

In a recent article from Science News, smart clothing is projected to start making an impact soon. In the future, leaving your phone charger at home will mean only one thing: You forgot to put on pants. Just as smartphones untethered users from their desktop computers, smart clothing is poised to bring personal electronics out of […]

Silicon Valley Thinks Everyone Feels the Same Six Emotions

From Alexa to self-driving cars, emotion-detecting technologies are becoming ubiquitous—but they rely on out-of-date science according to the recent article by Dr. Rich Firth-Godbehere. Godbehere says that the world is being flooded with technology designed to monitor our emotions. Amazon’s Alexa is one of many virtual assistants that detect tone and timbre of voice in order […]