By Neil Pasricha Special to the Star Mon., Nov. 26, 2018 Cell phones, cellphones. I’ve been writing this column for three years and I always get a tidal wave of mail whenever I write about cellphones. A couple of weeks ago I wrote a column about how to reduce cellphone addiction in schools. I suggested three ways to get students off their cellphones: zones, modelling, and fasting. Create cell-phone-free zones. Be a role model by locking your phone in a drawer all day. And run contests for who can take the longest fast from social media. Joe, a retired Humber professor, wrote in to say: Article Continued Below “I really do feel for those teachers who have to deal with the menace these devices cause. There is ample proof to demonstrate how this technology facilitates an addiction. In addition, what about memory loss, effects on cognitive skills, increased stress, social isolation, effects on the brain when such devices are held close to one’s … [Read more...] about How to eliminate cellphone use in classrooms
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Style Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by Modern Love After enjoying an open relationship, a couple decides to tie the knot. Just one question: Why must marriage require sexual fidelity for life? BySophie Lucido Johnson Oct. 12, 2018 Luke This wasn’t the ’90s when mix tapes were a popular medium for revealing a crush. Even mix CDs had come and gone. If you were going to use someone else’s songwriting to convey your feelings, you did it with a Spotify playlist. I was charmed that Luke liked music and was obstinately analog about it. I had only recently started dating Luke. We were doing that casual, millennial thing that begins on Tinder and spreads into bar dates, sandwiched between bar dates with other people. I tended to be dating three people at a time — both men and women — and the life spans of my … [Read more...] about Talking to My Fiancé About My New Girlfriend
More and more, runners are using headphones to drown out the distractions in their heads to push them through a run. That’s according to a 2016 survey conducted by Runner’s World, with 61 percent of runners polled saying they listen to something while on the run, and 82 percent of those runners jamming to their favorite music. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Even though the statistics suggest more runners are training and running with music, there are still purists who consider it sacrilege. (According to the same survey, 27 percent of runners think you should ditch earbuds when on the roads.) This conversation has been happening since the invention of the Walkman.Over time, research and experience has been able to piece together some positives and negatives of running with headphones that may help you decide whether to tune in or tune out. Here are three reasons you may want to put some earbuds in for your next run, and three arguments against cranking up the … [Read more...] about Should You Listen to Music While Running?
You're not alone: That's the message these celebrities hope to spread by speaking out about mental illnesses. Lena Dunham, Demi Lovato and Emma Watson and other celebrities are aiming to help break mental health stigmas. Whether they've revealed firsthand experiences or discussed the need for healthcare improvements in the nation, they've become inspirations to those battling their own demons. Read what these stars have said about dealing with anxiety, depression and other issues. Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is encouraging his fans struggling with depression to open up about their experiences and seek help to help prevent suicides. The actor revealed on Twitter on April 2, 2018, that he struggled with depression himself after witnessing his mother attempt to take her own life. "Depression never discriminates," the 45-year-old actor wrote. "Took me a long time to realize it but the key is to not be afraid to open up. Especially us dudes have a tendency to … [Read more...] about Celebrities on mental illness: Demi Lovato, Lena Dunham, more speak out to break stigmas
Story highlights After tragedies, parents struggle with what to tell their children Parenting experts say the age and temperament of a child is a key factor in the decision Reassurance is one of the most important things a parent can provide, experts say Kelly Wallace is CNN's digital correspondent and editor-at-large covering family, career and life. Read her other columns, and follow her reports at CNN Parents and on Twitter. (CNN)After horrific events like shootings or attacks by terrorists, parents are faced with this dilemma: What do I tell my kids? How can I talk to them about something so senseless and indiscriminate? About something that we can't make sense of ourselves? "It's important to explain to children the rarity of these events," said Dr. Gail Saltz, who has been in private practice as a psychiatrist for more than 20 years and serves as a clinical associate professor of psychiatry at the New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill-Cornell School of Medicine. … [Read more...] about How to talk to kids about tragic events