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Is Your Smartphone Actually Adding to Your Stress?

Those of us who assumed technology would make our lives simpler might want to think again: a new study finds a link between smartphone usage and stress levels.

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Is It OK to Use a Cell Phone in a Restaurant? — Survey of the Day

While most of us have grimaced when a friend or a diner at a nearby table has taken a cell phone call at a restaurant, most of us have also been guilty of exactly the same behavior.

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Is Text Messaging the Newest Cure for Addiction?

It turns out suffers from alcohol dependency might be able to kick the habit by doing what comes natural… texting. Yup, a new study has found actual evidence that there may be a health benefit to text messaging.

Research with young problem drinkers found those who sent and received weekly text messages tracking their alcohol consumption drank less at the end of the 12-week program than they did at the beginning.

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Jeff J Mitchell, Getty Images
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Sorry Drivers, Hands-Free Devices Aren’t Safer Options to Cell Phones

In response to the National Transportation Safety Board-proposed ban on cellphones while driving, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers tried to defend hands-free devices. They’re “designed to be used in a way that helps drivers keep their eyes on the road,” they said, but now it looks like this defense doesn’t hold water.

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US Government Agency Begs to End Cell Phone Use While Driving — Health Check

Studies about the dangers of using a cell device while driving have produced mixed results — some say talking or texting behind the wheel can increase the odds of a crash exponentially, while others say the perils are few.

Regardless, the National Transportation Safety Board is so convinced of the dangers of “distracted driving” that it’s now called for a nationwide ban on non-emergency cell phone use while driving. Even hands-free devices are not excluded.

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You Can Be Fined How Much in Philadelphia for Walking and Texting?

We’ve all almost been bowled over (or worse) by a pedestrian who was too busy sending out a text message to notice their surroundings.

In Philadelphia, such inconsiderate behavior is now punishable by a ticket and a $120 fine.

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(Photo by Mark Wilson/Newsmakers)
(Photo by Mark Wilson/Newsmakers)
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Cell Phones Cause Cancer – Just Ask The World Health Organization

We were hearing this (no pun intended) years ago: your cell phone is going to give you cancer.  Maybe.  What are we to believe anymore?  Everything can kill us these days.  My cellphone might kill me

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