A personal history of e-mail addiction

A personal history of e-mail addiction – Social Media – Salon.com

It took me six days to write this piece, during which (according to the History Tab on my Web browser) I visited 371 websites and checked my e-mail 213 times. I knew the numbers weren’t going to be pretty, but I had no idea they’d be quite so ugly.

Iran To Trade Uranium With Turkey In Deal To Defuse Nuclear Concerns

“It was agreed during the trilateral meeting of Iranian, Turkish and Brazilian leaders that Turkey will be the venue for swapping” Iran’s stocks of enriched uranium for nuclear fuel rods to power a medical research reactor, Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said on state TV Monday.

The deal would deprive Iran – at least temporarily – of the stocks of enriched uranium that it could process to the higher levels of enrichment needed in weapons production. The material returned to Iran in the form of fuel rods could not be processed beyond its lower, safer levels, which are suitable for use in the Tehran research reactor.

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Is drug abuse covered by ADA?

Reeves: Is drug abuse covered by ADA? » Knoxville News Sentinel

When exactly does an employee with an alcohol or drug problem cease to be just a problem and become protected under the Americans With Disabilities Act? The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals recently addressed this issue in a case involving an intoxicated police chief.

Kill Gizmo Addiction Before It Kills You

Dr. Ali Binazir: Unplug or Die: Kill Gizmo Addiction Before It Kills You

As a recovering user of modern all-connected, all-the-time communication media like email, phones and text messages (henceforth dubbed collectively as gizmos), I’m well aware of how they can all create compulsive behavior. They do it by tapping into the brain’s reward circuit and operant conditioning, the association of stimulus with reward.