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Cell Phone Addiction: A New Epidemic

Cell Phone Addiction: A New Epidemic

Research indicates that 66 percent of people across the United States and Britain suffer from something called nomophobia, which is the fear of being separated from their mobile phones. As the information age develops and matures, unhealthy cell phone behavior continues to grow. Tens of millions of people are literally addicted to their cell phones, especially smartphones, and feel panicked, anxious and afraid when deprived of their devices. Some argue that cell phones, computers, and other high … Read entire article »

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Doping in the Olympics: More than 100 Athletes Already Banned from the 2012 London Games

  The Olympic Games, a time for countries to watch and support their fellow citizens trying to win the prized gold medal, has been a tradition for thousands of years, stemming from Olympia, Greece, and dating back to the 8th century BC.  Recently, there have been countless stories in the news about athletes using performance-enhancing drugs to boost their strength and stamina, subsequently putting the World Anti-Doping Agency on edge this year at the 2012 London Olympic Games.  The WADA is testing every athlete who potentially could qualify for the games, and continuing to do so throughout the event to ensure the integrity of the games.  So far, in the last six months through mid-June 2012, there have been more than 107 athletes who have been banned from competing in the … Read entire article »

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