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The cycle of addiction

The cycle of addiction

January 25, 2019

This is the last time. Those five words have been said numerous times by those who ironically have many “last times.” Words that reassure the mind what you’re doing isn’t an issue and you have control over it all, telling yourself that you could stop anytime you wanted. But do you? As teens...

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire

May 25, 2018

You huff. And you puff. And you blow a fat cloud. But unlike asthma, there is no medicine for vaping. Ever since Americans realized the consequences of smoking cigarettes, the tobacco industry has developed various methods to replace nicotine in the cessation, or halting, of smoking. Nicotine patches, n...

Addicted to the screen

Addicted to the screen

May 8, 2018

In recent years, the use of technology has increased. Multiple innovations and new features added to different devices have helped contribute to the phenomenon called Technology Addiction or Internet Use Disorder (IUD). Similar to other addictions, the overuse of technology can also range from moderat...

Losing individuality through technology

Losing individuality through technology

April 2, 2018

The daily ritual. My sister’s little body runs by me as fast as any child who is on a sugar craze. Ignoring everyone in her path and the loud noises of our family, she picks up my mother’s pink, sparkly phone. Everyone knows what she’s doing. She runs back to her room filled with an infinite am...

The obsession with TV shows

The obsession with TV shows

November 20, 2017

Your eyes are glued to a screen for hours. Laughing, crying and as every hour passed by, you told yourself just one more episode. You’re attached. There’s no doubt that the majority of the human race is addicted to at least one TV show, whether it be on cable, Netflix, Hulu or a DVD pack of all seaso...

Food infatuation

Food infatuation

January 6, 2016

Ever since I can remember, I have  loved food--cheesy food, hard food, sweet food, weird food. I just love food. You might even say I am infatuated with food. In almost every picture from my childhood, there’s a spoon in my hand or spaghetti covering my face. I don’t know exactly when I fell in love w...

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