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THE WORLD STUDENTS SOCIETY AND THE FOUNDER FRAMERS RISE to pay their respects to ''Mother Google'' and give this great company a standing ovation. With the holiday season upon us -now is a good time to take a breather and plan forward.

Founder Framer Salar Khan Yusufzai is the contact honor for Google. Salar should graciously contact Google to have them rethink our Scope of Work and ''reconcile the total optima'' for !WOW! on the blogspot for : Security, Elections, Cryptocurrency, and Ecosystem 2011 : !WOW!. AND with that I return to the publishing.

''There's lots of good and great things to do online, but moderation is often the best rule for life, and it's  no different when it comes to screens,'' said Jean Twenge, a psychology professor at San Diego State University and the author of ''iGen,'' a book about younger generations growing up in the smartphone era.

Adam Alter, a marketing professor at New York University's Stern School of Business and author of the book : ''Irresistible : The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked,'' said the tech companies employed techniques in behavioral technology.

Friction-free media : YouTube automatically plays the next recommended video. Scrolling on Facebook and Twitter never ends. ''Before there was a natural end to every experience,'' like reading the last page of a book.

One of the biggest things tech companies have done was to remove stopping cues. Tech products have designed many mechanisms to keep us glued to our screens. So, what then to do?

Too much screen time can take a toll on our mental health, depriving us of sleep and more productive tasks, experts said. I, for one, am experiencing this. Before the pandemic, my average daily screen time on my phone was three and half hours. Over the past eight months, that has nearly doubled.

So I returned to psychology experts for their advice. From setting limits to finding alternatives to being glued to our phones, here's what we can do :


Not all screen time is bad - after all many students are attending school via videoconferencing apps. So Step 1 is assessing which parts of the screen time feel toxic and makes you unhappy. That could be reading the news or scrolling through Twitter and Facebook. Step 2 is creating a realistic plan to minimize consumption of the bad stuff.

You could set modest goals, such as a time limit of 20 minutes a day for reading news on weekends. If that feels doable, shorten the time limit and make it a daily goal. Repetition will help you form new habits.

That's more easily said than done. Adam Gazzaley, a neuroscientist and co-author of the book ''The Distracted Mind : Ancient Brains in a High Tech World,'' recommended creating calendar events for just about everything, including browsing the web and taking breaks. This helps create structure.

For example, you could block off 8.a.m. to read the news for 10 minutes, and 20 minutes from 1 p.m. for riding the exercise bike. If you feel tempted to pick up your phone during your exercise break, you would be aware that any screen time would be violating the time you dedicated to exercise.

Most important, treat screen time as id it were a piece of candy that you occasionally allow yourself to indulge. Don't think of it as taking a break as that may do the opposite of relaxing you.


We need to recharge our phones overnight, but that doesn't mean the devices need to be next to us while we sleep. Many studies have shown that people who keep phones in their bedrooms sleep more poorly, according to Dr. Twenge.

Smartphones are harmful to our slumber in many ways. The blue light from screens can trick our brains into thinking it's daytime, and some content we consume - especially news - can be psychologically stimulating and keep us awake.

So it's best not to look at phones within an hour before bed. What's more, the phone's proximity could tempt you to wake up and check it in the middle of the night.

Outside of our bedrooms, we can create other No-Phone Zones. the dinner table, for example, is a prime opportunity for families to agree to put phones away for at least 30 minutes and reconnect.

The Honor and Serving of the Latest Global Operational Research on Modern Times, Devices, Social Media and Moderation, continues. The World Students Society thanks author Brain X Chen.

With respectful dedication to the Students, Professors and Teachers of the world. See Ya all prepare and register for Great Global Elections on The World Students Society - for every subject in the world - : wssciw.blogspot.com and Twitter -!E-WOW! - The Ecosystem 2011 :

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