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    Going into deeper context on my research paper about how technology is affecting our health. How is it affecting children? Well, us people develop our social skills at an early age according to “Factors a

    Pioneer Research: How Technology Is Affecting Our Health

    Going into deeper context on my research paper about how technology is affecting our health. How is it affecting children? Well, us people develop our social skills at an early age according to “Factors affecting the impact of social...

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    Technology is affecting our mental and physical health. From affecting our social “interactions” to affecting our bodies physically.  There are many benefits to having technology. For instance, communication. But

    Gale Research: How Technology is Affecting our Health

    Technology is affecting our mental and physical health. From affecting our social “interactions” to affecting our bodies physically.  There are many benefits to having technology. For instance, communication. But when us humans are socializing in public, our skills lack...

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    • This is an interesting post, you did a very good job siting your sources and letting everyone know your research topic. I am also researching this similar but specifically the mental aspect of this topic. And to be specific further I am researching emotions and what technology affects them and what could happen if technology continues to grow. If you don’t mind I’d like to use one of your sources to add on to my research. I hope to read more post about your discoveries and perhaps share ideas for each others topics.

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    Technology is a very wonderful thing. It can connect us to others, give us information and give us a certain calm feeling. But too much of something is not always a good thing. This is because we are spending more

    How Technology Affects our Health: Mentally and Physically

    Technology is a very wonderful thing. It can connect us to others, give us information and give us a certain calm feeling. But too much of something is not always a good thing. This is because we are spending...

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    • Great post! Very interesting. We use our phones so much and are constantly on them. It’s scary and interesting that there are actual withdrawal problems when we aren’t on our phones. Makes me want to put down my post.

    • Hi Montana, This was really interesting to read. I’ve heard about the “texting claw” and I’ve heard about the spine issues. I have never heard that if you lean your ha forward to look at your phone you are putting 60 pounds of stress on your neck. That’s crazy! reading this made me want to limit my phone use. Thank you, now I’m more aware of the health risks that are easily preventable.

    • Montana, I like the statistics and facts you put into this article. I wish the article was a little bit longer and more detailed. If you expand on this, I would like to know the long-term affects of technology on our body and brain. Also, I would like to hear more about how it affects mental health: can it cause depression? anxiety? any other disorders? Also, how can technology HELP our physical and mental being? Overall, great facts, and great article!

    • Montana, this is a really interesting and informative post. It’s very relatable to our world today. Almost everybody in our country owns a smartphone or technology of some sort, which makes this is a hot topic of discussion. There are millions of articles published about the impacts of technology and social media on the human brain and body. Sometimes though, they mostly focus on the negative impacts and they don’t focus on the positive or how we can prevent these negative problems from happening. One thing that I am curious about is whether or not people will adapt to this new technological age.

    • Montana-
      I think this is a fascinating topic with many different studies similar to what you are researching. I found your facts about scrolling harming our spinal cords very interesting. While you included information about ‘addiction’ to our phones and loss of sleep, I think it would be beneficial for you to look up possible increases in anxiety,depression, and narcisitic personality disorders since social media/cell phones came around. This article by guardian.com goes into detail on these subjects https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/mar/17/i-narcissist-vanity-social-media-and-the-human-condition i hope you are able to find this helpful.

    • This is very interesting commentary, Montana. We use our phones and other technology all of the time but in general are not thinking about the damage that it can be doing on both our bodies and our minds. I found it especially interesting when you mentioned that when we put our heads down 60 degrees it is like putting 60 ponds of force on our necks. I’ll have to think about that in the future. I have also read about how people can develop “distraction, narcissism, expectation of instant gratification, and even depression” from too much use of technology (http://www.digitalresponsibility.org/health-and-technology/). I highly recommend that you take a look at this article, as it gives a very good explanation of the effect technology has on us. I will look forward to seeing more of your writing in the future.

    • Montana,
      While many things were surprising to me while reading this post, you’ve also included points that I’ve recognized but never acknowledged, such as teenagers’ proneness to smartphone addiction. The physical harm presented to people of all ages while using technology is a completely new idea to me. I was interested in other potential risks regarding people experiencing negative physical side affects due to the use of technology, and found a few articles acknowledging the link to depression, obesity and isolation in teens (check out http://www.digitalresponsibility.org/health-and-technology ). It seems like our parents, teachers and bosses are constantly warning us on the “dangers of technology in millennials”, but educating kids and young adults on the proven risks of technology as you are doing here is essential.
      Lucy

    • Hi Montana, interesting post, however I think adding some more sources and concrete information would greatly help your argument. There seems to be a lot you could expand on. The sentence “New York spine surgeon Kenneth Hansraj found that if you tip your head 60 degrees to stare at your phone, you are putting 60 pounds of pressure on your neck.” is really intriguing but there is really no follow up or general support to this claim. This discussion has a lot of room to grow and expand with further research.

      Here’s a site you could check out to possibly support your arguments: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/mobile-phones-and-your-health

      Thanks for the write up. Nice Post.

      Edward

    • Hi Montana!
      I find your topic really interesting, especially since it’s been coming up in the news so much. I definitely see a lot of potential within this topic. What are the long term effects? Is there a difference in affect between those who grew up with this technology like millennials and those who didn’t (baby boomers)? I didn’t know that that much force was being put on our necks when we tilt them. That’s insane!
      I’d love to also see how we can combat these negative effects and if there are any positive effects of our technology on health. I really look forward to reading more from you!

    • Hi Montana, I think your topic is very interesting, and I do think you bring up a valid point. Being on your phone, and technology has put a major strain on mental and physical health. I know from myself, that I suffer from withdrawals from my phone, and have often times choose to stay on my phone rather than getting exercise, or working on my mental health. I wish this article was a little bit longer, but I think the statistics you put in your article are very insightful and correct. I found this article about how the overuse of technology is affecting our mental health -https://www.unh.edu/healthyunh/blog/2013/05/overuse-technology-affecting-mental-health- while I do agree that it is affecting our health, technology has allowed for a bunch of advantages, and I wonder if there has been any benefits to out health. I hope to read more about this!

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    In America, protecting the borders is essential to our homeland security. Freedom has been taken advantage of over the past years and with Trump being president, all of that will change. Controlling what comes in

    Border Security... ISIS 8 Miles Away

    In America, protecting the borders is essential to our homeland security. Freedom has been taken advantage of over the past years and with Trump being president, all of that will change. Controlling what comes in and out of the...

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    • I think this is an interesting article that you have written here, but I have a few problems with it. You talk a lot about how Trump is going to change everything, and how the past leaders of our country haven’t done much for immigration. I just wanna ask, ‘if Trump builds the wall, what’s to still stop people from trying to get over?’ Also you say, “But there is also immigrants in America that are illegal and undocumented- which is not helping our economy by any means.” So are undocumented immigrants just sitting around (clarify this point)? I would argue that many undocumented immigrants do work and have trouble gaining citizenship causing them to stay in hiding.

    • I absolutely agree that illegal immigration is a serious problem in the U.S., and immigrants should not be able to gain entry to the U.S. as easily as they do. Border security must be tighter, but a wall may not be the best solution to the problem. Most immigrants come to the U.S. by air, and the process to immigrate is far too tedious than it should be.

    • We definitely need to monitor what comes in and out of our borders because we don’t know which outsiders are coming in as threats. Europe, particularly in France, is facing the problem of terrorist attacks because of letting any outsiders travel freely without close monitoring.

    • I agree that illegal immigration is a big problem because if a lot of illegal people enter the country a few problems would occur like crime rates would eventually go up and the economy would be unbalanced.

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    Currently, common core standards in America are handled poorly right now. With us Americans not putting “education first,” we are ranked 28th in the world. This is bad because it shows how we do not put edu

    Are the Common Core Standards Good for Education in America?

    Currently, common core standards in America are handled poorly right now. With us Americans not putting “education first,” we are ranked 28th in the world. This is bad because it shows how we do not put education as a...

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    Politics is killing our society as a whole. The powerful tool of freedom of speech has been a powerful tool to intimidation. Even though Republicans believe of making America superior compared to other countries,

    Is Political Correctness Killing America?

    Politics is killing our society as a whole. The powerful tool of freedom of speech has been a powerful tool to intimidation. Even though Republicans believe of making America superior compared to other countries, Democrats believe to establish conformity...

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