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Tapingo is a new mobile app that allows students to order food from their phone and pick it up with little to know waiting time. ARACELY JIMENEZ/STATESMAN FILE

Texting is making us more emotionally ignorant

Samiha Ahmed February 25, 2018
Now, we can call, text, use the internet, pay our bills, play games, do homework, etc. Because our phones have so many functions, our messages may not be a priority, allowing us to put little thought into what we are saying.
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The International Space Station in orbit. CAROLINE DAVIS2010/FLICKR VIA CC BY-NC 2.0

NASA-funded researchers: Can e-mental health tools aid astronauts way up?

Charles Scott October 10, 2017
NASA-funded researchers at Stony Brook University are assessing applications of e-mental health tools in managing depression, anxiety and stress for astronauts and astronaut-like individuals.
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Under the Microscope: Professors look at risks of texting and walking

Brianna O'Neill September 24, 2015
Even during a short walk on campus, it is hard not to notice the number of people using their cellphones while walking.
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SBU students react to study on college students’ controversial texting

Taylor Ha May 7, 2015
A recent Penn State Harrisburg study revealed that many college students text more than 100 times a day and sometimes during the most inappropriate situations.
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We should not need to be warned while crossing

Debduth Pijush March 3, 2015
Even though the school had good intentions behind the new "LOOK" signs, this is a reminder for us that our childlike behaviors are only becoming more prevalent.
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Research shows social media causes people to not talk anymore

Rachel Siford November 18, 2014
Karen Sobel Lojeski, Ph.D., a Stony Brook University professor in the Department of Technology and Society, fears that “virtual distance” is changing the way people interact.
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How to read the different types of drunk texts

Cassandra Maddox March 10, 2014
Texting under the influence, or TUI, is a gauntlet that claims many lives between the hours of 12 and 4 a.m. It is an obstacle course just to enter the password, but after enough squinting and severe focusing, the clarity of the numbers shines through.
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Texting while walking yields surprising physical repercussions

Kelly Zegers November 19, 2013
Earlier this month, a student at the University of Georgia injured her arm after falling 2 feet. She was texting and walking. According to “The Red & Black,” UGA’s campus newspaper, the school’s police department received reports of injuries because pedestrians were focusing on their phones instead of where they were going.
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Flirtexting: 10 rules to flirting through technology

Emily Heller February 10, 2013
Let’s face it. Technology has taken over, and it has sadly become a primary way of communication. That being said, flirting has become harder by being easier to mess up. Here are 10 rules to live by when ‘Flirtexting’ that special someone.
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