Note to Self

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: Podcast

: 6 episodes

Is your phone watching you? Can wexting make you smarter? Are your kids real? These and other essential quandaries facing anyone trying to preserve their humanity in the digital age. Join host Manoush Zomorodi for your weekly reminder to question everything.

Note to Self

Sexiness, Social Media and Teenage Girls

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: May 18th, 2016

Author Peggy Orenstein tells us what the Internet is teaching teen girls about sexiness and desirability.
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Note to Self

A Neuroscientist's Guide to Getting Organized

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: Jan 6th, 2016

If you had to guess, how many facts have you taken in today? How many factoids, dates, times, sale alerts, tweet-sized factoids, and other factual-or-at-least-pretending-to-be-factual pieces of information have passed across your screen? At this rate, how many more do you expect to take in by midnight? Let us present you with one more: According to Dr. Daniel Levitin, author of "The Organized Mind," your brain can only fully absorb four. Four.
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When a School Has a Sexting Scandal

When a School Has a Sexting Scandal

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: Nov 11th, 2015

Last week, Canon City, Colorado discovered that dozens of students at the local high school had been taking and trading nude photographs "like baseball cards," shaking up the parents, police, and schools. In a town best-known for one of the tallest suspension bridges in the world, this was - to put it mildly - big news.
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How to Shake Up Your Echo Chamber

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: Oct 21st, 2015

I have a concern about personalized feeds. There is so much information out there, but I know that most of what I see are opinions and voices like my own. I worry this makes us more judgmental about other people, because most of what we believe gets emphasized by people who think the same way. How do we break out of the bubble?
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The Ad Blocker's Dilemma: Sell Your Soul or Destroy the Internet

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: Sep 23rd, 2015

The Internet runs on advertising. Everyone from huge tech companies to scrappy start-up websites rely on ads. There's just one problem: People hate advertising and the tracking that comes with it - and droves of us have started blocking them.
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How Do I Find Quiet Space in the Digital Age?

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: Jul 1st, 2015

On a recent weekend, I took a complete digital sabbatical, as in I locked my iPhone, iPad and MacBook in a drawer and completely disconnected. It was glorious. I'm constantly torn between the speed and efficiency of digital tools and the quiet and relaxation of analog ones. So as a quiet person, how do you find quiet space to work and think in the digital era?
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