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4 Physical Side Effects of Being Addicted to Your Smartphone

By John Lavitt

Think overuse of smartphones doesn't have physical consequences? Think again. MORE  

Tappy Fit Combines Flappy Bird With Exercise

By Bryan Le

A new app hopes to harness the addictiveness of Flappy Bird and use it to motivate players to exercise. MORE  

Flappy Bird Creator Says Game Might Return With Addiction Warning

By Bryan Le

Dong Nguyen may revive his smash-hit game, but this time with a warning that urges users to "take a break." MORE  

Parents Addicted to Cell Phones 'More Negative' Toward Their Kids

By Bryan Le

Teens glued to their cell phones are bad enough, but a recent study found that cell phone-addicted parents are even worse. MORE  

"Offline Glass" Fights Smartphone Addiction in Bars

By Bryan Le

A beer glass designed to balance on your phone could help you stay text-free while you focus on drinking. MORE  

Why Everyone Is Hooked on Candy Crush Saga

By Bryan Le

Combining social media appeal with a dopamine rush, "crushing candy" is tough to kick. MORE  

Facebook Helps Amish Teens Party

By McCarton Ackerman

"Rumpsringa"—the 2-year-break from Amish life—has gotten boozier and crazier, thanks to social networking. MORE  

Smartphones: The 21st Century Narcotic

By Hallie Hart Hodenfield

Treatment for mobile phone addiction is a boom industry, with experts identifying numerous new disorders. Most of us have the habit. How worried should we be? MORE  

Giant Sandcastle Warns Against Mobile Phone Addiction

By Bryan Le

An Indian artist creates a towering reminder of the global impact of Smartphone habits. MORE  

Morning Roundup: December 13, 2012

By Chrisanne Grise

Just one cigarette a day raises risk of sudden death, quitting fatty foods can feel like drug withdrawal, and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor declined quaaludes on her wedding night. MORE  

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Morning Roundup: Oct. 30, 2014

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N.J. Internet Gambling Addiction Is Subject of Rutgers Study

Concerned about the impact of internet gambling, Rutgers will examine who, how, and why people become addicted.

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British Teen Petitions Government to Tackle 'Thinspiration' Blogs

Diagnosed with anorexia, 18-year-old Alice Taylor has recovered from her eating disorder and wants help educating others about the disease.

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Fraternity Suspended After Date-Rape Drug Accusations

The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at Brown University has been suspended after two students claimed they were drugged and sexually assaulted.

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Former Soldier Re-Enlists to Fight Addiction in the Military

Frank Greenagel has returned to active duty in order to wage war against the growing scourge of drug addiction in the military.

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Not So Sexy: Tales From a Relapser’s Bed

In darker periods, I would sleep with some guy in the hopes of making him love me. It would work for a couple of months here and there, but I could only keep ‘sloppy drunk girl’ at bay for so long.

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