Strung Out in the Attention Economy

Something has happened to the way I see myself in relationship to time, and the amount of life that is being spent behind a screen.

For a while, I had a handle on my use of technology and my digital life seemed empowering and mind-expanding. Of late, however, things seem to devolve easily into a grey zone of succumbing to the more manipulative aspects of our systems and the mentalities that govern them.

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J. Brown is a yoga teacher, writer, and founder of Abhyasa Yoga Center in Brooklyn, NY.  His writing has been featured in Yoga Therapy Today, the International Journal of Yoga Therapy, and across the yoga blogosphere. Visit his website at jbrownyoga.com

5 Signs You Need a Break from Social Media

Social media is pervasive. It's tied to most people's personal and professional lives, and sometimes, it can feel hard to escape. While social media can be a very positive force, it can also be overwhelming. In fact, spending too much time on social media has been linked to loneliness, moodiness, and obsessive behavior. If you're feeling the negative effects of social media, it might be time to take a break.

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Mikkie Mills is a freelance writer who's passionate about health, fitness, organic cooking and eating, and yoga. When not writing she loves traveling, hiking, and cooking. Find more from Mikkie on Google+.

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Stressed out man at desk in front of computer
02/14/2020
Something has happened to the way I see myself in relationship to time, and the amount of life that is being spent behind a screen. For a while, I had a handle on my use of technology and my... read more
Woman in bed with her phone and dog
02/07/2020
Social media is pervasive. It's tied to most people's personal and professional lives, and sometimes, it can feel hard to escape. While social media can be a very positive force, it can also be... read more
Stressed out man at desk in front of computer
02/14/2020
Something has happened to the way I see myself in relationship to time, and the amount of life that is being spent behind a screen. For a while, I had a handle on my use of technology and my... read more
Woman in bed with her phone and dog
02/07/2020
Social media is pervasive. It's tied to most people's personal and professional lives, and sometimes, it can feel hard to escape. While social media can be a very positive force, it can also be... read more