addiction

Why Is Social Media So Addictive?

Why Is Social Media So Addictive?

Social media is awful and whatever pleasures it confers in the form of mildly amusing memes or a fleeting sense of community/belonging are massively outweighed by its well-documented downsides whose psychic consequences are of interest to its owners only in the sense that past a certain threshold people might turn…

Doctors Are Prescribing Fewer Opioids, But Not Always For The Right Reasons 

Doctors are starting to give out significantly fewer new opioid prescriptions to their patients, according to a study this week in the New England Journal of Medicine. But some are continuing to prescribe possibly dangerous doses, while others have — perhaps unnecessarily — stopped prescribing opioids altogether.