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Wired. 24/7

“A 2010 study by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that students 8 to 18 spend more than 7.5 hours a day engaged with computers, cell phones, TV, music, or video games…

“Studies have shown multitasking can lead to faster response time, improved peripheral vision, and a greater ability to sift through information quickly. But it also results in a diminished ability to focus on one thing for long…

“How will the generation coming of age now–less accustomed to sustained concentration–be affected? No one’s sure…

“We need to learn from what they’re saying and help our current teenagers a swell as younger kids learn to disconnect…” (From:  http://www.parade.com/health/2011/10/generation-wired.html)

 

 

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Writer. In the summers, I live and work in the incredible state of Alaska, in the bush community of McCarthy; I pass the winters in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California. I'm working on a memoir-based nonfiction book on the American Dream. I blog, quite frequently, and I also have a novel in process, set in Alaska.

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