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How to deal with smartphone stress

The relationship between our smartphones and levels of the stress hormone cortisol isn't yet clear, but people report feeling more stressed than they were before they had a smartphone.
Go on, use your imagination. Shutterstock

Why boredom can be good for you

Winnie the Pooh understood the importance of allowing your mind to wander – and the science agrees. It's time we all found the time to daydream.
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When should you unfriend someone on Facebook?

The combination of a divisive political climate and widespread use of social media networks to share controversial material has many people asking this question. Here's what Aristotle would say.
When the smart city looks inhuman: a robot police officer from Dubai greets guests at last November’s Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona. Ramon Costa/AAP

Creative city, smart city … whose city is it?

The corporate world has taken the lead in promoting various creative/smart city visions, which struggle to be inclusive, let alone entrust citizens with control over their lives.
It never ends. Daniel Oines/flickr

Is there any way to stop ad creep?

A host of spaces that were once immune to commercial intrusion – from parks to our friendships – are now being infiltrated by advertisers. Are we being enslaved by a 'merciless master'?
The research found the more confident a participant was, the worse they understood the phone contracts they were given. Dave Hunt/AAP

Consumers don’t understand smartphone contracts

Consumers don't understand the contracts they are signing when they buy smartphones, new research shows.
Chris, Tim, Lachlan and Emma travelled to the University of Queensland’s Great Court to play Pokemon Go. Daniel Angus

Pokemon GO gets people out and about, and that’s a good thing

The Pokemon GO craze has transformed a generation of gamers who admit they would otherwise be inside watching TV, surfing the internet, or playing console games.

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