Recovering from Internet Addiction

Is this digital world, smart phone in our pockets, killing us? Sullivan escaped to meditate in a monastery: 'I Used to Be a Human Being: An endless bombardment of news and gossip and images has rendered us manic information addicts. It broke me. It might break you, too.' By Andrew Sullivan Death by video game... Continue Reading →

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Errors in Polling and Surveys

The 2016 US presidential election provides a good test case of the accuracy of public opinion polls. Natalie Jackson, polling editor for The Huffington Post, explained: There are lots of opportunities for things to go wrong in polls. Survey experts generally point to five areas where things can go awry: sampling: refers to the error... Continue Reading →

Debunking Conspiracy Theories

Many people in this Internet age believe "conspiracy theories" -- assertions contrary to facts established by eyewitness accounts or authenticated documents.  How can professional communicators persuade people not to believe conspiracy theories? Some of these theories go to the heart of critical thinking, and the need to develop such skills. What is a good way... Continue Reading →

Compulsive Texting Takes Toll

Compulsive Texting Takes Toll on Teenagers http://nyti.ms/1VOuK6r  via @nytimeswell https://twitter.com/i/cards/tfw/v1/654377067971153920?cardname=summary&earned=true&lang=en#xdm_e=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com&xdm_c=default26&xdm_p=1 Screen Addiction Is Taking a Toll on Children http://nyti.ms/1exo098  via @nytimeswell https://twitter.com/i/cards/tfw/v1/618124011445161984?cardname=summary&earned=true&lang=en#xdm_e=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com&xdm_c=default6704&xdm_p=1 2:27 PM - 6 Jul 2015 · Details

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