How much time do you spend staring at a screen? Maybe it’s not your fault. Maybe the internet is designed to be addictive. Ned takes a look at the issue, and we send our producers down a digital rabbit hole to show you how we all get sucked in. Learn about a wonderful new invention that can help you unplug but stay connected, and why a digital detox should be part of your regular diet.
What’s your digital rabbit hole? Send us a note at [email protected] and you might be included in a future show!
Links from this show:
- Michael Schulson’s article, If the Internet is Addictive Why Don’t We Regulate It?; https://aeon.co/essays/if-the-internet-is-addictive-why-don-t-we-regulate-it
- Go light with The Light Phone; http://www.thelightphone.com
- Susan Scutti’s article, Digital Detox; What it is and Why You Need One http://www.medicaldaily.com/digital-detox-what-it-and-why-you-need-one-free-yourself-stress-and-anxiety-365784
- Take the safe driving pledge at Distraction.gov; http://www.distraction.gov/
In this episode, Dr. Hallowell stresses the importance of connecting with family in a distraction-free and interruption-free environment. Listen in as he reminisces with his son Tucker about family memories of their annual family trip to Lake Doolittle. The conversation covers themes essential to the power of connection, like determining what’s important in your life and taking the time to grow lifelong memories that foster strong family bonds.
Send Dr. Hallowell an email about your family getaways at [email protected] and you might be featured in a future episode!
Ned and the legendary sports broadcaster talk about the good and
bad of sports as a diversion, as well as Dick Stockton’s own
struggles to stay focused while on the job. Plus,
hear Dick’s reflections on the call that made him famous so many
years ago — Carlton Fisk’s famous “waving fair” game-winning
homerun ball from Game 6 of the 1975 World Series.
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you might be included in a future episode!
The effect of technology on kids, a topic that keeps parents, educators, and many of us up at night. Ned hears from the pros, kids, parents and a special guest as he explores screen-time, online dangers, setting limits, and the latest apps parents should be concerned about. He also talks to a security expert and former FBI agent posing undercover online as a 13-year-old girl about these internet risks.
Dr. Susan Linn, co-founder of the campaign for a commercial-free childhood joins Ned in this episode to explain the effects of media on youth and offer tips for setting limits.
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Ned’s interview takes a turn when something happens in a coffee shop and delivers way more than just a double latte!
Thank you to East Rock Coffee in New Haven, CT for allowing Distraction total access to their no-devices wonderland.
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The two icons of Mindfulness and Meditation on the same podcast. They’ll help you gain control. Mindfulness pioneer Jon Kabat-Zinn and Herb Benson, who got the world talking about meditation with his book, The Relaxation Response, join Ned for an inspiring conversation. And hear from a guy who created an app to help you on your way.
What do you do to stay in the moment? Send your thoughts and questions to [email protected] and you might be included in a future episode!
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Tossing and turning at night? Ned chats with a sleep expert about how to fall asleep faster and what to do when you wake up in the middle of the night. And listen in as a director for Good Morning America and The Chew takes us through his pre-dawn routine. Can you say early?! Plus, find out what happens when you undergo a sleep study.
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